Help at Home, 3/18/20

As lifelong learners, we know we don’t know everything. We are planning on using this space to share online resources that could help keep everyone learning and engaged as we navigate this unprecedented time.

That will include sharing links to many different websites and blogs. We will carefully review any site before we share it, but we cannot promise that any given link will always remain active.

Want to Record Your Own Read-Aloud?
Information about read-aloud permissions for distance learning for Lerner books is here.

Afternoon Adventures with Chris Field
“A Week of Awesome Afternoon Adventures!” Open to all ages but focused on kids ages 5-10. Each day this week at 2pm CST you can log in for free and your kids can go on a LIVE and one of a kind adventure with some awesome people.

All of these classes will be FREE and available via live stream. Each adventure will last between 30-45 minutes.

Monday (3/16) – an exotic animal veterinarian will be hanging out with real giraffes and teaching us all about their lives

Tuesday – a local policeman will give a tour of his police car and share all about how our policemen spend their days

Wednesday – some fun and relaxing and CALMING kid’s yoga with the amazing Allison Sullivan

Thursday – an adventure all the way to Ghana, Africa with yours truly

Friday – an online art class where kids will learn new skills and refine old ones and create something awesome (and not messy)

Art Lessons from Make
Due to school closures, I will be offering free art lessons on our Facebook page each weekday for the next two weeks. These will be family oriented for a range of ages and utilize supplies typically found in your home.
Creativity can ease stress, expedite learning & allow us to see circumstances in different ways. Since we will all be home gathered together over the next few weeks unexpectedly, it is the perfect time to discover and grow new talent! We will be offering take home kits from the studio for additional lessons beginning next Wednesday.
I always pull from my classical training as a BFA studio art major and 25 years as a professional artist, but also love to introduce process learning- In other words- I like to show you how to do it AND get messy!
Join us at 1pm CT!

Art – LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!
Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home

Book Riot Roundup
Kid Lit Authors Stepping Up During the COVID-19 Crisis and Quarantine

Brightly Roundup
Reading Through It Together: Educational Resources & Activities to Use While the Kids Are at Home

Celebrity Online Storytimes
Stuck at home with kids? Amy Adams and other celebrities will read you a story.

A Cupcake for the Teacher
List of education websites that are offering free services.

Educator Private Facebook Group
Educator Temporary School Closure for Online Learning

Field Trips
There are over 30 virtual field trips on this list, at the time of this writing.

KidLit TV
KidLit TV is the place to discover great children’s books and connect with the people who create them.

Music – Live Streaming Shows for Kids
This is a Google document list by Amelia Robinson of of independent children’s musicians around the globe who are transitioning our live shows to live streams to accommodate social distancing recommendations due to the coronavirus crisis.

Museum Tour List from
Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch

Newsela is an instructional content platform. School leaders can now request access to Newsela’s entire product suite for free for all schools for the rest of the school year.

Hosted by Science Mom and Math Dad, this two hour daily livestream featuring science and math lessons, crafts, and games, is a wonderful way to put some fun learning into your quarantine. Available on Facebook and YouTube.

Scholastic Learn at Home
Four school weeks’ worth of articles and activities.

Science Lessons from Celebrate Science
Video Mini-Lessons for Students at Shutdown Schools

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