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Mar 22

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LATEST NEWS FROM SEVEN PINES and RESOURCES

Seven Pines  will be closed for the remainder of the school year.  More information to come …….

GO HERE FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION! 

 

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Hello everyone,
It is Terri Mothershead, principal, reaching out with some good news! Prior to our school closure the students and staff at Seven Pines were busy working to achieve our Common Sense School Seal. Common Sense Schools are committed to deep implementation of the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Earning the Common Sense School badge is a symbol of our school’s dedication to helping students think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. Luckily with the help of Mrs. Gross, our wonderful librarian, and our amazing classroom teachers, we were able to finish all the components necessary to continue our status as a Common Sense School prior to school closing with one exception. The last component is to share a useful link with parents on how to balance media and screen time at home! Please click on the link at the bottom of the email portion of this message to access the Family Tip Sheet. We hope this information will prove helpful to our parents during our present circumstances. Regardless of whether we are in school or not we want our penguins to always stay digitally safe online! Have a great day!  https://www.commonsense.org/education/family-tips/k-5-media-balance-and-well-being

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Yearbooks will still happen!!! Yearbook orders will still be collected!! Honestly, that’s all we know at this point!! We promise to keep you updated and we promise there will be a yearbook!!

5th grade parents please continue emailing me their baby pictures and well wishes! (jlrobinson3@henrico.k12.va.us)

More details to come…promise!!!

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RESOURCES

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RECURRING EVENTS

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Starts Monday, March 16 – Weekdays at 1:00 PM EDT 

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET and then remain online to be streamed afterwards.

Internet access for our students, laptop repair: During Henrico Schools’ closure for coronavirus, vans are being stationed at four HCPS high schools to act as mobile technology hubs for students and school division staff. The hubs are designed to support virtual learning in two ways: enable up to 400 students and staff members who don’t have home internet access to get it through distribution of Wi-Fi hot-spot devices; and provide a way for HCPS-issued laptops to be repaired and exchanged. The vans are open weekdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. at:

 

  • Deep Run High School, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va.
  • Douglas Freeman High School, 8701 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, Va.
  • Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va.
  • Highland Springs High School, 15 S. Oak Ave., Highland Springs, Va.

Draw Every Day with JJK (Jarrett J. Krosoczka)

Starts Monday, March 16  – Weekdays at 2:00 PM EDT 

https://www.youtube.com/studiojjk

Learn how to draw with Jarrett J. Krosoczka, creator of Lunch Lady graphic novels, Star Wars: Jedi Academy books, picture books, and more! Videos will be posted on Krosoczka’s YouTube channel each weekday at 2:00pm EDT.

To view the update, click the link below:
http://henrico.schoology.com/group/703774419/update/2402393860

We will miss seeing you in the art room during our time of Distance Learning. However, this time at home is a wonderful opportunity to keep creating artwork on your own. Below, you will find a list of sketchbook ideas that can be done at home, as well as links to online resources to help inspire you to keep your creativity flowing over the next few weeks!

Sincerely,

Miss O’Connor and Mrs. Thompson

Email: mloconnor@henrico.k12.va.us

Sketchbook Ideas:

  • Draw a sketch/picture everyday–an item in your house, yourself, family members, a pet, something outside; anything!
  • Keep a visual journal of your time away from school. Include images and writings about your activities and feelings. Track the weather, food you ate, chores you did.
  • Create a graphic novel with at least 4 panels. The story should revolve around a major character and use text and pictures.
  • Make a paper weaving using paper or other materials that may be thrown away (but clean!)
  • Experiment with different or like media. For instance, what happens if you draw with yellow crayon and then go over top with blue? Note the results in a journal (or better yet do it in a journal)
  • Create puppets out of paper, socks or other materials. Create and short play based on something you read. Perform it!
  • Keep a stargazing journal. Go outside each night at a set time. Note where certain stars or star groups (big dipper, orion, brightest stars, etc) are located. Draw a star map. Compare the maps after a few days. Same with the moon.
  • Make a board game. Play it!
  • Create an amusement park sculpture out of paper. Cut out shapes to create slides, swings, rides, stores, waterways, and walkways.
  • Create a sculpture using legos. Document and write about what makes the lego construction a sculpture.
  • Write a story about what you think is happening in an image or other work of art.
  • Illustrate an event from a book you are reading.
  • Listen to music while you create!

 

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