We believe elementary students learn most effectively when they have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning that is relative to their lives. EPS curriculum specialists are developing “menus” that will provide families with activities that align with state learning standards in each grade level. While some of the options will include online resources, most will only require the materials you have commonly in your home. The menus – which will be updated periodically – will be available online, as well as passed out with meals at the feeding sites. The information will also be posted on all the windows of elementary schools. Assignments and activities will not need to be returned to the school; they will be for enrichment and for practicing math and literacy skills. Teachers will be touching base with families on a regular basis to continue to grow their relationship with students and to check on their progress.