PlayThrive At-Home Online Learning

Effective March 29, 2020

While Redwood City School District schools are closed, PlayThrive School will continue to offer to students the same types of project-based Mandarin learning opportunities online as was provided onsite.

Our priority during this time is to give students opportunities to:

  • Practice Mandarin speaking and listening skills
  • Connect with friends and teachers
  • Support Better Immersion learning

Understanding that many parents have limited time to supervise student learning, we are working towards setting up projects and activities that require minimum parent participation.

Week of 3/30/2020

Kindergarten

  • Four small group sessions (30 to 45 minutes each)
    • 2 play dates delivering PlayThrive project-based learning
    • 1 Better Immersion tutoring session
    • 1 CHOICE activity session
  • Seesaw.com Activities – Optional

First Grade

  • Two 1:1 teacher-student chats (~15 minutes each) followed up by PlayThrive project-based learning on Seesaw
  • One small group session (45 minutes) participating in a CHOICE activity 
  • Seesaw.com Activities – Login every day

Upper Grades 

  • Four small group sessions (30 minutes each)
    • 2 engaging activities delivering PlayThrive project-based learning
    • 1 Better Immersion tutoring session
    • 1 CHOICE activity 
  • Seesaw Activities – Optional

Week of 4/6/2020

TBA

Installation for Kinder families

On a tablet/smartphone, download and open app “Seesaw: The Learning Journal”

On a computer, go to app.seesaw.me on Firefox or Chrome

  1. Choose “I’m a Student”
  2. Scan the class QR code (Please email karen@playthrive.org for code)
  3. Choose your child’s name
  4. Click “Activities” to see lesson assignments

Installation for first and upper graders

  1. Identify an email account to use.  This email account is only used for login purpose.  No other student/family can see this email nor contact you via Seesaw. 
  2. Access Seesaw
  • On a tablet/smartphone, download and open app “Seesaw: The Learning Journal”
  • On a computer, go to app.seesaw.me on Firefox or Chrome
    1. Please log out if previously logged in with QRCode
    2. Choose “I’m a Student”
    3. Type in your class code (Please email karen@playthrive.org for code)
    4. Create your account using your email address 
    5. Click “Activities” to see lesson assignments
  1. Add CHOICE activities
    1. Click on your profile icon on the top left 
    2. Click on the +Join Class button
    3. Type in the class codes
    4. Please click ‘Activities’ to see the lesson assignments