March 27, 2020

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Seesaw

Seesaw is where ECP and lower school students access teacher posted content, zoom schedules, and teacher notifications and comments.

Two Important Notes About Seesaw:

  • Students and families access Seesaw using two different apps with different QR or ID codes
  • Students cannot directly email a teacher through Seesaw; only parents can. Teachers can only send all-class announcements (but they can directly comment on a student’s Journal post)

Student Access

  1. If you have an iPad or tablet, install the Seesaw Class app
  2. If working on a computer go to: https://web.seesaw.me/ and tap log in
  3. Open the app and tap “I’m a Student”
  4. Scan your QR code or type in your code number
  5. Now you’ll see Activities posted by your teacher; you can post work to the Journal and check your Inbox for teacher announcements
  6. Remember, your Seesaw QR code is like a password. Keep it safe!

Parent Access

  1. If you have an iPad or tablet, install the Seesaw Family app
  2. If working on a computer, go to https://web.seesaw.me/parents and tap log in
  3. Open the app and tap “I’m a Parent”
  4. Scan your QR code or type in your code number
  5. Follow any prompts and set your preference for how you should be notified when your child posts their work.

Download Student Posts

Want to download all of the work created by your child/ren prior to changing cohorts, leaving CDS, or ending the school year? Please follow these instructions and email once finished so we can changes their enrollment.


Privacy Policy: https://web.seesaw.me/privacy

iPad Setting changes

How to turn on “Do Not Disturb:”

– from home screen, swipe left to reveal “Utilities” folder – tap on it 

– swipe left again to reveal Settings icon

tap Settings icon

– on the lower left-side look for Do Not Disturb

tap Do Not Disturb

– Do Not Disturb is in upper right corner

– if the button is gray, tap to turn it on or “green”

– if the button is already green, leave it alone

– look directly below for “Silence”and tap “Always” 

double tap home button and swipe up to close Settings

– tap anywhere on screen to access apps

**Shortcut to turn on Do Not Disturb:

>Swipe down from top right corner of screen to access Control Center

>Tap the Moon icon – this turns on Do Not Disturb

>Tap anywhere on screen to access apps

Finding iPad Name:

-log into iPad

-swipe left to reveal “Utilities” folder, tap on it 

-swipe left to reveal the (gray) “Settings” icon, tap on it

-tap “General” in the lower left of screen

-look to upper right and tap on “About”

-”Name” is the first item listed: give that exact name to whomever in Tech is working with your and/or email to

-this will allow us to connect to the iPad remotely and/or control the apps on the iPad

Aftercare Activities

Our goal is to provide easy-to-follow, enriching home content for our CDS friends. Our daily posts will have the same structure with a list of the activities followed by links to instructions and video tutorials.

We will indicate the grade levels targeted for the activity and provide either a tutorial or a live virtual connection with the teacher. Click the categories below to view the activities.

Arts/Crafts Activities

Make your own book with Taylor
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • A few pieces of paper
  • Markers/crayons/colored pencils

Paper Origami with Emilyann
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • A few pieces of square paper

Rain Sticks with Taylor
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Paper of different sizes
  • Markers, crayons, or colored pencils
  • Tape
  • Rice, dry noodles, beans, anything that will make noise when shaken
  • Help from adult if needed with parts taping around edge

Collage Art with Taylor
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Magazines/newspapers, anything with pictures/words that kids can cut up
  • Glue or Tape
  • Scissors
  • A small box or paper

Q-Tip Art with Hannah
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Paint (any kind; acrylic, water, ext.)
  • Q-Tips
  • Plain paper
  • Pencils or markers

Shadow Puppets with Emilyann
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Something that can be used as a handle (stick, chopstick, spoon)
  • Flashlight

3D Painting with Taylor
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Food coloring/paint
  • Squeeze bottles/ziplock bags
  • Bowl and spoon for mixing
  • Thick paper/card stock/paper plates/card board

Salt Painting with Emilyann
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Paper
  • White glue
  • Salt
  • Water colors
  • Paintbrush
  • Water

Scratch Painting with Taylor
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Crayons
  • White paper or card stock
  • Black paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Q-Tips/toothpick
  • Container for paint

Bubble Painting with Hannah
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Paint or food coloring
  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Straw(s)
  • Paper

Paper Puppet with Alexis
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Two sheets of paper (color depending on what you want your puppet to be)
  • Scissors 
  • Glue 
  • Colored pencils (crayons or markers work as well)

Vision Boards with Alexis
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Poster board or just plain paper
  • Scissors 
  • Tape or glue 
  • Magazines or personal images/images from the internet printed out

Crayon Art with Emilyann
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Something too glue crayons on (paper, canvas, cardboard, etc.)
  • Liquid Glue
  • Crayons
  • Hairdryer
  • Newspaper or tarp for work surface

Leaf painting with Taylor
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Leaves of different sizes
  • Paint (watercolor or acrylic) 
  • Paint brush
  • Cup with water
  • Blank paper
  • Tape (optional)

Watercolor Bookmarks with Taylor
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Watercolor paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Salt
  • White Paper/Cardstock
  • Cup of water
  • Scissors
  • String/yarn/etc. (optional)

Scribble Monsters with Hannah
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Crayons, colored pencils, markers
  • Imagination

Nature Portrait with Hannah
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Blank paper
  • A pen/pencil (optional)
  • Items found outside in nature!

Stencil Art with Taylor
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • card stock 
  • scissors
  • paper
  • paint 
  • paint brushes/sponges

Family Group Activities

Guess That Item with Emilyann
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Blindfold
  • Household Items (nothing harmful)

Find That Item Hide and Seek with Emilyann
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Partner
  • Household Items (nothing harmful)

DIY

Make a Puzzle with Emilyann
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Piece of cardboard (empty cereal box, part of a shoe box, ect.)
  • Pencil and markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue or Tape

Indoor Bowling with Hannah
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Plastic bottles, cups, cans, blocks, and/or other things that won’t break if they fall
  • If plastic bottles won’t stay upright, fill them with a little bit of water to “anchor” them
  • A ball
  • An open space
  • A scoreboard/scoresheet

Origami Box DIY with Emilyann
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

Play Dough with Emilyann
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page (requires use of stove)
Supplies:

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup salt 
  • 4 tsp. Cream of Tartar (optional)
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • Food coloring and Essential Oils (optional)
  • Medium size pot

Lava Lamp with Hannah
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Empty water bottle, clear drinking glass, or glass jar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Food coloring
  • Baking soda
  • Lemon juice OR white vinegar

Lip Scrub with Alexis
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Measuring Spoons
  • Container for your lip scrub
  • Sugar
  • Honey
  • Grape-seed Oil (you can use other substitutions; olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil)

Calm Down Jar with Alexis
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • An empty jar or water bottle
  • Glitter or small knick knacks
  • Water (enough to almost fill jar/bottle)
  • Baby Oil (other oils will work but baby oil is best because it is clear)
  • Superglue (only use with adult supervision)

Make a Pillow Fort with Hannah
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Couch, couch cushions
  • Chairs
  • A flashlight
  • Fun things, snacks, books, games, stuffes

Plant a Tomato with Hannah
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Some kind of planter (terracotta pot, plastic cup, jar, egg carton, leftover yogurt container, etc)
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Tomato

DIY Oobleck with Taylor
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Corn starch
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Ziplock bag/something for storage

Water Glass Music with Hannah
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Several drinking glasses/glass bottles
  • Water
  • Wooden stick (like a pencil)

Slime with Taylor
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • 1 bottle of glue (I used Elmer’s glitter glue but something similar is fine)
  • ½ tbsp of baking soda
  • 1 ¼  tbsp of contact solution
  • Bowl and spoon to mix

Snow Making with Emilyann
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Baking Soda
  • Conditioner
  • Measuring Cups
  • Bowl

Picture Frames with Taylor
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Materials:
  • Craft/popsicle Sticks
  • glue
  • Markers or paint
  • Picture you want to frame

DIY Puffy Paint with Olivia
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Shaving Cream 
  • White Glue
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Small Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Utensils
  • Food Coloring
  • Glitter (optional)

T-Shirt Toe Bag with Alexis
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • T-shirt 
  • Scissors

DIY Hair Mask with Alexis
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Coconut oil
  • Castor oil
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Aloe Vera gel
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing tool
  • Measuring spoon

DIY Indoor Beanbag Toss with Hannah
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Markers
  • Tape
  • Beanbags, or another soft item you can throw

STEM Activities

2 Ingredient Play-Dough with Alexis
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing tool
  • Measuring spoons
  • Lotion
  • Cornstarch
  • Glitter (optional)

2 Ingredient Play-Dough with Alexis
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Tape
  • Book(s)

Balloon Experiment with Emilyann
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Balloon
  • Plastic bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Funnel
  • Spoon

Popsicle Stick Catapult with Taylor
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • popsicle/craft sticks
  • rubber bands
  • water bottle/milk/sometime of small lid 
  • glue
  • cotton balls/other things they can launch

Rain Cloud in a Jar with Hannah
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • Clear jar
  • Water
  • Food coloring 
  • Shaving cream
  • Straws or plastic pipettes

Marbleized Egg Design with Alexis
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • White egg
  • Food coloring 
  • Shaving cream
  • Boiling water 
  • Chopstick 
  • Pan
  • Spoon 
  • Paper towels

Tornado in a jar with Taylor
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page
Supplies:

  • jar with lid/water bottle 
  • water
  • liquid dish soap
  • blue food coloring

Physical Activities

Roll the dice to work out with Hannah
Use dice or online dice (https://onlinedicefree.com/#dice)
1: Jog in place for 30 seconds
2: Bear crawl across the room and back
3: 20 tree-trunk twists
4: 15 jumping jacks
5: Plank for as long as you can
6: High-knees around the room 5 times

Spell Your Name Workout with Alexis
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page

  • A – 5 pushups
  • B – 10 jumping jack
  • C – 10 sit-ups
  • D – 5 lunges
  • E – Run in place for 30 seconds
  • F – 15 second wall sit
  • G – Stretch for 2 minutes
  • H – 10 arm circles
  • I – 5 sit-ups
  • J – 5 pushups
  • K – Dance in place for 2 minutes
  • L – 15 arm circles
  • M – Stretch for 5 minutes
  • N – 20 second wall sit
  • 0 – 30 second plank
  • P – Run in place for 1 minutes
  • Q – 5 jumping jacks
  • R – Dance in place for 1 minute
  • S – 10 lunges
  • T – 5 pushups
  • U – Stretch for 2 minutes
  • V – 15 jumping jacks
  • W – 15 second wall sit
  • X – 10 sit ups
  • Y – 20 arm circles
  • Z – 5 push ups

Yoga with Emilyann
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page

Fitness Tic-Tac-Toe with Taylor
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page Supplies

  • Paper
  • Pencil/pen/marker
  • A friend to play with 🙂 or you can play against yourself

Chalk Games with Alexis
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page Supplies

  • Chalk

Minute to Win It with Emilyann
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page Supplies

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Chopsticks
  • Cotton Balls
  • Small cookies
  • Deck of cards
  • Timer

Cooking

Ice Cream in a Bag with Taylor
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page Supplies

  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3 cups of ice
  • 2 tbsp. sugar 
  • Sandwich and gallon size resealable plastic bag 
  • ½ tsp. of vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup of kosher salt
  • Measuring cup
  • Any other extra toppings you want to add!

Rice Krispy Treats with Alexis
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page Supplies

  • Microwave safe bowl/container
  • 1 cup of marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies

Guacamole with Alexis
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page Supplies

  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing utensil 
  • Knife 
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Onion Salt 
  • Pepper
  • Lime
  • Jalapeno

Popsicles with Hannah
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page Supplies

  • Juice or soda
  • Ice cube tray
  • Toothpicks/popsicle sticks
  • Plastic wrap
  • (Optional) Frozen fruit, gummies, etc.

3 Ingredient Pancakes with Hannah
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page Supplies

  • Flour
  • Ripe banana
  • Egg

3 Ingredient Cookies with Emilyann
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page Supplies

  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 Cup Oats
  • ⅓ Cup Chocolate Chips
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Sheet

Smoothies with Emilyann
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page Supplies

  • Blender
  • Fruits and/or Vegetables
  • Base (Milk, Non-Dairy Milk, Coconut Water, etc.)
  • Optional: Nut Butter, Yogurt, Honey, whatever else you’d like!

Oat Bites with Emilyann
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page Supplies

  • Mixing bowl
  • 1 cup of oats
  • ½ cup Nut/Seed butter
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup honey OR maple syrup
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • Optional: Coconut, Chia seeds, Cranberries, Nuts, Seeds, etc.

Sugar Cookies with Taylor
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page Supplies

  •  ½ cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup of flour
  • Blue and green food coloring
  • 2 bowls 
  • Mixing spoon

Strawberry Cookies with Alexis
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page Supplies

  • Measuring spoons/cups
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk/ mixing tools
  • Cutting bard
  • Knife
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable il
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries

Cake in a Mug with Hannah
Video tutorial here, instructions with video on Vimeo page Supplies

  • Microwave safe mug
  • Flour – ¼ cup
  • Cocoa powder – 2 tablespoons
  • Baking powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Sugar – 2 tablespoons (or more)
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Vegetable/canola oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Chocolate chips

Videos from our enrichment partner, Culinary Artistas

iPad (CDS) App Installation

To add an app to a CDS iPad:

  1. log into iPad
  2. swipe left to reveal “Utilities” folder – tap on it 
  3. look for a 4-colored icon titled “Self Service” & tap on it
  4. scroll down to find the app you’re looking for
  5. tap “install” or “reinstall” button beneath (this might take 30-60 seconds)
  6. tap the “home” (round glass) button on the front of the iPad
  7. tap on the screen and swipe right to the home page
  8. see the app? if yes, great, open it!
  9. if not, swipe left and look for the app on a 3rd “home” screen (following the screen with the Utilities folder)
  10. see the app? if yes, great, open it!
  11. if not, try the two options below

HARD RESET if steps 1-11 above don’t work, do a “hard reset” on the iPad by holding down the “wake” button (upper right top of iPad case) and the “home button.” Hold both for approx. 30 seconds until the screen goes black and the white Apple logo begins to reappear. Then, let go. Is the app installed?

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If nothing works we appreciate your effort and patience! Please email . We’ll help you resolve the issue.

Kids A-Z

Kids A-Z is set up by teachers for students to access a shelf full of books at their ‘just right’ reading level. Questions at the end of each book gauge comprehension and text is highlighted on screen as children read books. Lower School Spanish teachers periodically assign Spanish-language books on topics familiar to students, and encourage students to listen to and read these books.

Kids A-Z Parent Login Instructions:

    • Step 1: Go to www.kidsa-z.com or download the app
    • Step 2: Tap “Member Login” in upper right corner
    • Step 3: Enter classroom-specific Username and Password (provided by teacher)
    • Step 4: Tap “Log In”
    • Step 5: Tap “Manage Students”
    • Step 6: Tap your child’s name on class list
    • Step 7: If nec, enter your child’s password, (first and last initial); Example: Belinda Gray = bg

Help: https://www.raz-kids.com/main/ViewPage/name/tips/