Learning at Home (Grades 3–5)

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As part of our At-Home Learning Plan, teachers and staff will be reaching out often to assign work, check in on families’ wellbeing, and to make sure the relationships between students and staff stay strong. It is important that we know how to get in touch. Please take a moment this week to update your primary phone number in Skyward with the number you would like teachers and staff to use to contact your student.

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About the At-Home Learning Plan for Grades 3–5

BCPS has put in place a robust At-Home Learning Plan, which includes both online and offline opportunities for students to continue to learn and stay connected for the remainder of the school year. Parents and students should expect to hear from their schools at least twice per week, through the end of May.

Remote learning for students in grades 3–5 will focus on using paper packets that have been mailed home, with digital learning as a supplement. If you have not received any at-home learning packets by mail, please update your address using the Google Form here. You can download the packets for printing below or pick up packets for your student at the BCCHS meal pickup location on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. If you are unable to go in person, please contact (269) 245-6129.

Teachers will be assigning at least one assignment in math and English language arts from the packet each week. Families should feel free to do more when they can. Teachers may send additional online activities to supplement packet work, using Google Classroom, Clever, or Seesaw (see below for login instructions).

We know you have many questions, and we are here to answer them to the best of our ability. BCPS is here to support your student through these trying times as we continue through uncharted territory together. If you have any difficulty accessing at-home learning resources, please reach out for support.

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At-Home Learning Resources for Grades 3–5

Online Resources

  • Khan Academy - A library of common core standards aligned with free online learning, lessons, and practice.
  • Newsela - A free resource to engage students in reading at their level across many topics.
  • Scholastic Learn At Home - Created by Scholastic in response to school closures, find day-to-day interactive videos and stories with this cross-content resource.
  • Free online learning subscriptions for all grade levels - Extensive list of online educational resources providing free access.
  • Storyline Online - A free online resource where books are read aloud to students.
  • Hand2Mind (for parents) - Lessons that parents can access and utilize at home.
  • GreatBooks - Full books available online for all ages.
  • PBS Learning Media - Lesson in all subjects for all ages.
  • PE Lessons at Home - There are 2 types of tools on this page. On the left, you’ll find games and calendars for parents and families to use to make their home an active home. On the right, you’ll find resources to help teachers and parents partner as they work together to provide meaningful movement opportunities that progress students toward physical education and social & emotional learning outcomes.
  • Free Amazon Audible Books - Enjoy many audiobooks online, or with a mobile device, through Amazon's Audible.
  • Junior Library Guild - Access to author interviews, read-alouds, and more!
  • Great Minds Lessons - Kindergarten-8th grade, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry and Precalculus.
  • Stride Academy - 21st Century.
  • Cereal City Science @ Home - Hand-picked activities from the K-5 NGSS Life Science curriculum adapted for learning at home.
  • Barbara Bush Foundation Authors reading books on YouTube
  • Google Doc STEM in literature

Printable Resources


Online Learning Login Instructions for Grades 3–5

How to Log in:

Depending on your student's grade level and teachers, online learning may take place on Google Classroom (all grades), Clever (all grades) and/or SeeSaw (elementary only). Logging into any of these platforms requires your student's BCPS Google login as well as a login code that will be provided by their teachers. If you have trouble accessing, please contact your student's teachers or email helpdesk@battle-creek.k12.mi.us.

Your BCPS Google Login:

If you are unsure of your login information, follow this template:

  • Username: The two digits representing your graduation year, the first five letters of your last name (or full last name if shorter), your first initial, and your middle initial followed by @bcbearcats.org
    • Students' anticipated graduation year can be determined using the below list, based on their current grade:
    • 3rd Grade: 2029, 4th Grade: 2028, 5th Grade: 2027
  • Password: The two-digit numbers representing your birth month and birth day, followed by the four digits of your birth year

See below for an example and visualization:

Google Classroom Login Information:

Students are able to access at-home learning resources, instruction and assignments through Google Classroom as directed by their teachers. To log into classes on the platform, use your student's BCPS Google account and the login codes provided by their teachers. Google Classroom is also available as a mobile app on both Apple and Android devices.

Google Classroom Portal

Clever Login Information:

Students are able to access at-home learning resources through Clever. To login to the Clever Portal, students select "login with Google." Clever is also available as a mobile app on Apple devices (the app is not yet available on Android phones).

CLEVER PORTAL

Seesaw Login Information:

Elementary school students are able to access at-home learning resources through Seesaw, if their teachers use the platform. To log into classes on the platform, use your student's BCPS Google account and the login codes provided by their teachers. Seesaw is also available as a mobile app on both Apple and Android devices.

Seesaw Portal


At-Home Learning Support

If you need assistance with student login information, please reach out:

  • Email: helpdesk@battle-creek.k12.mi.us
  • English Assistance: (269) 213-3563
  • Spanish Assistance: (269) 419-1978
  • Burmese Assistance: (269) 601-6029