The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in monitoring the developing outbreak for the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). For more information regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus please visit the DSHA website.
Read letter from Groesbeck ISD (Click on letter image below)
As we adjust to the changes in our lives and the uncertainty of when normal school functioning will return, it is important to engage in activities to maintain our mental health. Here are some links and visuals of practical things you can do to mind your mental health and help navigate the Coronavirus with your children.
EWIS School Counselor- Mrs. Urban
For more information and supports click on the link to Mrs. Urban Page:
Click the link below for tips:
A note from the Art Teacher Mrs. Weihausen
I will miss seeing you all in Art in the coming weeks! While you are home and would like to do something art related, I have found that the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! (free video series) He is the artist behind the book series including Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!!!
Mo Willems invites you into his studio every weekday at 1p.m. Eastern Time (so 12 noon for us) to draw and doodle! If the site is experiencing high traffic they will place you in the “waiting room” until a spot opens up in the studio video conference. Be patient...I didn’t have to wait long at all!
4-6th Grade Art
Additional resources: Please check out these additional sites to create and learn even more about ART!!!!
Speech and Language Therapy
While your children are at home and staying healthy, we would like to offer some resources/ideas to help with their Speech and Language skills. While you are utilizing these resources, we encourage you to communicate with them daily (there are some conversational starters listed below), play games, read books, and/or make crafts. Groesbeck ISD wants to ensure the safety of our kids while we encourage their continued communication skills!
Monday: What is your favorite thing to eat? Why do you like that food?
Tuesday: What are some words that rhyme with “cat”, “cup”, “ship”, “hop”, “chair”, “brown”?
Wednesday: Ask someone to read you a story. Answer these questions: Who was the story about?, What happened in the story?, When did it take place?, Where did it take place?, How do they feel?, Name three details in the story.
Thursday: Talk about what your favorite animal looks like and name 3 farm animals, 3 zoo animals, and 3 pets.
Friday: Why do we brush our teeth? Why do we wash our hands? Why do we go to bed?
Saturday: Look in the refrigerator. Find 3 things that we eat and drink and then describe them.
Sunday: Name 5 places you would like to travel and explain why you want to travel there, and how those places would make you feel.
*Websites for Speech Therapy ideas at home:
www.home-speech-home.com/speech-therapy-word-lists.html (Articulation, Language, Pragmatics, Fluency Activities)
www.superduperinc.com (Click on “free stuff”) (Articulation, Language, Fluency, Voice, and Pragmatics ideas/strategies/activities)
www.superduperinc.com/freestuff/calendars/superduperspeechcalendar.pdf (Conversational topics each day of the month)
www.kids-pages.com/flashcards.htm (Language and Pragmatics skills)
www.mommyspeechtherapy.com (Articulation, Language, Fluency, Comprehension skills/ideas)
Effective September 1, 2018
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