Racism and systemic oppression are present in our lives every day. As families, we take our role the rebuilding of current systems seriously. As a distrcict SMMUSD has compiled some resources that families may choose to access in order to support discussions related to racism, systemic oppression and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Don't limit the STEM fun to school—bring the STEM excitement home and get the whole family involved in the fun. National PTA and Bayer have developed a series of hands-on activities families can do together at home!
Locating services, national organization lists, complete guides and extra advocating insights. The National PTA has pages of Special Education resources to support your family.
Gender stereotypes persist as a part of our days and development. They create limits for all children, teens and care givers, no matter what their gender is, impacting how we relate to ourselves and others, plus the kinds of opportunities we believe are available. Understandings of how we can help change those stereotypes are evolving rapidly as we reflect upon the social and historical contexts in which we understand gender. Gender Spectrum is pleased to partner with the National PTA to provide resources for parents who are interested in learning more about gender.
Garden from Home
Connecting to the process of seed to plate can start in our own window sill during distance learning. Local Girl Scout Troop 1515 has created a quick page on how to start an egg carton garden to grow with your student this semester.
We also recommend family reading of the book Our School Garden that explores how the garden is much more than activities outdoors: making school garden stone soup, writing Found Poems and solving garden riddles, getting involved in community projects such as Harvest Day, food bank donations, and spring plant sales. Each season creates a new way to learn, explore and make friends.
All Muir students now have access to a free BrainPOP subscription to use at home! Please ask your child’s teacher for login instructions if this information has not already been shared with you.
BrainPOP is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12 covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music. The videos and other materials are designed to engage students and assist teachers. The content is aligned to state education standards.