[Note: The information on this page applies to the 2019/2020 school year. Stay tuned for updates for the 2020/2021 school year.]
In addition to the excellent school learning resources that are currently available through the CMS Student Portal, CMS Learning Packets or otherwise provided by your classroom teachers, below are the links for TCE’s Special Teams teachers (music, art, technology, science, library, PE/movement lab, counselors and TD) and a list of other fun and free online resources:
Fast Links for TCE Staff (please be sure to SUBSCRIBE, FOLLOW or BOOKMARK each one!), additional details below on this page:
Mr. Bissinger: YouTube
Mr. Brawley (Music): YouTube
Mrs. Friedl & Ms. Wnuk (Art): Google Classroom*, Instagram
Mrs. Dookhith (Technology): YouTube
Mrs. Reid (Science): Google Classroom*
Mrs. Dookhith/Mrs. Reid: STEAM Board
Ms. Maccaferri (TD): Daily Fun
Coaches Dillon & Sweeney/Mrs. M (PE/Movement Lab): Google Classroom*
Mrs. Thompson (Library): Google Classroom*
Mrs. Griffin & Mrs. Cortell (Counselors): YouTube
Morning News: Click HERE to view the archive (presented every M/W/F)
Masked Singer: Click HERE to view the archive
*See below for any necessary codes and a helpful video walk-through on how to access the Student Portal and Google Classrooms.
Introducing a *NEW* hashtag!! To show the Special Areas teachers what you are working on at home, please post your pictures to social media outlets using the hashtag #weareSPECIALatTCE. As always, please also include the hashtag #WeAreTCE.
Mr. Bissinger: Be sure to subscribe to Mr. Bissinger’s YouTube channel (subscribe HERE), including Eagle Pride Winner drawings every Friday morning!
Mr. B’s Virtual Virtuosos (Music): If you want to musically engage with your K-5 student for a little while, head over to the YouTube channel for TCE’s music teacher, Mr. Brawley (watch and subscribe HERE)! He is LIVE every M/W/F from 12:00-12:45PM EST! [This is a new time effective April 20th]. You can also subscribe to his YouTube channel and watch the previous classes on your own schedule.
Mrs. Friedl & Ms. Wnuk (Art – Google Classrooms): Google Classrooms have been created for Art from TCE’s art teachers, Mrs. Friedl and Ms. Wnuk. Your student can log in with their CMS student account through Google (or visit classroom.google.com with a CMS student account and click on the + to join a class) and use the applicable grade level code:
5th Grade: li4odw6
4th Grade: p4vq5y6
3rd Grade: zrpprlk
2nd Grade: gtpbta6
1st Grade: 53q2gim
Looking for some other fun websites and links to explore art at home with your kids?! Check out Ms. Friedl on her Instagram (@mrsfriedldeedle) and follow her for some great ideas! You can also subscribe to Mrs. Friedl’s YouTube channel (subscribe HERE)!
Mrs. Dookhith (Technology): Be sure to subscribe to Mrs. Dookhith’s YouTube channel (subscribe HERE) for instructional videos and activities. New “How To” screencast videos will be posted to her YouTube channel!
Mrs. Reid (Science – Google Classroom): A Google Classroom has been created for K-2 science activities by TCE’s science teacher, Mrs. Reid. Your student can log in with their CMS student account through Google (or visit classroom.google.com with a CMS student account and click on the + to join a class) and use the following code:
Kindergarten-2nd Grade: k66tzi6
Third, fourth, and fifth graders remember to check your STEAM Science Google Classrooms for science topics to help enrich what you’re learning about in the classroom.
Mrs. Reid & Mrs. Dookhith’s STEAM Board: Mrs. Reid and Mrs. Dookhith will distribute a new creative STEAM Board (view HERE) every Tuesday!
Maccaferri’s Daily Fun (TD): Click HERE for fun daily activities from Ms. Maccaferri, TCE’s TD teacher. Each day has a task and a fun way to respond!
Coaches Dillon and Sweeney & Mrs. M (PE and Movement Lab – Google Classrooms): Google Classrooms have been created for PE and Movement Lab activities from TCE PE teachers (Coaches Dillon and Sweeney) and TCE Movement Lab teacher (Mrs. Melliadis). Your student can log in with their CMS student account through Google (or visit classroom.google.com with a CMS student account and click on the + to join a class) and use the applicable grade level code:
5th Grade: pq57oxg
4th Grade: 32flwdg
3rd Grade: 7w3da37
2nd Grade: 6bblg7c
1st Grade: y6ecjfv
Mrs. Thompson (Library – Google Classrooms): A Google Classroom has been created for Library activities from TCE librarian, Mrs. Thompson. Your student can log in with their CMS student account through Google (or visit classroom.google.com with a CMS student account and click on the + to join a class) and use the following code for all grade levels:
Mrs. Griffin & Mrs. Cortell (Counselors): TCE counselors, Mrs. Griffin & Mrs. Cortell, will post weekly “Counselor’s Corner” videos on Mrs. Dookhith’s YouTube channel (subscribe HERE), along with other helpful social-emotional support for families!
CMS K-3 Supplemental Learning Packets: Regarding new 4th Quarter learning, print copies of the next round of CMS learning packets for students in K-3 will be made available at Torrence Creek from 9:00 – 12:00 Tuesday, May 26th. These packets are for students and families who are unable to access the content online or prefer a paper copy. Staff will not be present for the pick-up. These can also be printed/viewed online through the CMS Student Portal.
#OperationStorytime: The #OperationStorytime tag will bring you to a growing collection of children’s book authors and illustrators reading their own works. Search the hashtag #OperationStoryTime on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube (these links will take you directly to the hashtag search results for each platform!) and check back regularly as #OperationStorytime is adding new titles every few hours.
Audible: Audible is offering select children & teen audible books to be streamed for free with no membership required during the school closure. Little Listeners, Elementary, Tween, Teen, Literary Classics and More.
Spanish Children’s Stories: Read along in Spanish or English with these well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. https://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories
PBS KIDS Daily Newsletter: PBS KIDS is launching a weekday newsletter to share activities and tips you can use to keep your child playing and learning at home. Sign up here: http://public.pbs.org/PBSKIDSDaily?source=pbskids.org
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library: CMS students have automatic membership at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library with no need to sign up. Your student can simply use their Student ID to log in/check out. The default PIN is the student’s 4-digit birth year. Even during the library closure, the Library has digital resources your student can access free with their Library card – in just a matter of minutes. Think movies, ebooks, eaudiobooks, magazines, music, tutoring and much more. https://www.cmlibrary.org/oneaccess
Virtual Zoo Tours: Join the Cincinnati Zoo (@cincinnatizoo) on Facebook every M-F at 3:00PM during the closure for a Home Safari Facebook Live events where they will highlight one of their amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home. https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo
Subscribe to their YouTube channel and watch the previous days’ tours on your own schedule: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE3VoxyYmyQCReOXk2ogsVg
GoNoodle Good Energy at Home: Here you will find free movement, mindfulness videos, curricular activities, off screen home activities and more.
Storyline Online: This is an archive of hundreds of children’s books read by famous actors. https://www.storylineonline.net/
NASA Materials: NASA has a series of classroom materials that engage student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Cosmic Kids Yoga: Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Virtual Field Trips of Museums: Virtual field trips are a great way to expose kids to new places all from the comfort of home. Many museums, zoos and aquariums have set up virtual tours and webcams of their facilities. See a compiled list here: https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html
Other Virtual Field Trips: Here’s a list of over thirty virtual field trips, including trips to Yellowstone, Mars, etc.! https://tinyurl.com/rc2oznk
Other Free Subscriptions: A list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings: https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/