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Resources to Support Student Learning at Home & Other Family Resources
Greetings! Some of you saw your parental responsibilities expand overnight to include the new role of full-time teacher. To assist you in this new endeavor, here is a compilation of free websites, articles, teaching strategies, activities and articles to support your child’s academic, physical and spiritual growth. Remember, don’t be too hard on yourself in this new role and allow yourself to enjoy the extra time with your kids and the new discoveries and memories you will make during this experience!
Teachers and other professionals in our church are available to assist in how to access and use the resources provided below. For help, email:
Kathy Alston at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiffany Henry at email@example.com
Robin Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” [Isaiah 41:10]
Academic Development & Enrichment
https://jr.brainpop.com/ (Free access is available now during the coronavirus outbreak)
- Texts and videos for ELA, Science, & Social Studies
- Premium accounts are now free through the end of the school year.
- Click here to register.
- Assign Content Video for students to view
- Assign assessments w/ videos for students to take
- Assign coding, video, and mind-mapping projects for students to create
- Use BrainPop Educators for lesson planning and preparing
- Click here to gain free access.
- Flexbooks available Math, Science, and Social Studies – practice lessons, activities, interactives, and more
- Click here to view.
eLearning Days Best Practices/Help Guides
- Best Practices
- Transitioning to eLearning Best Practices Slide Deck
- Webinar – How to Use Virtual Learning During Emergencies
- COSN – Preparing to Take School Online Considerations
- Financial Literacy, Social Emotional Learning, Health & Wellness, Career Readiness, and more.
- Click here to register.
Fluency and Fitness
- K-2 – 60+ Reading and Math Topics
- Over 900 videos
- Incorporate learning and movement
- Parents can use with children
- Free 21 day accounts – Click here for more information
Google for Education Resources:
- Distance Learning Resources from Google for schools affected by COVID-19
- School Closure Planning Document
- Applied Digital Skills online curriculum from Google – 109 project based lessons and collections ready to go with built in videos, lesson plans, rubrics, certificates of completion, and progress monitoring.
- Getting Started with Google for Education – Training videos delivered to your inbox each week to get you started using G Suite for Education.
- iCivics provides educational online games and lesson plans to promote civics education and encourage students to become active citizens.
- iCivics was founded in 2008 by retired Supreme Court of the United States Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
- Complimentary access to the Literacy Platform including 6,000 books.
- Click here for more information.
- K-8 Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies lessons & activities
- Click here for Quick Guide, Use at Home
Mosa Mack Science
- Mysteries, Labs, and Engineering Challenges for 4th-8th graders
- Due to the recent school closures, Mosa Mack Science is providing all content free for 30 days to ensure kids can stay engaged while learning at home. Stay safe and healthy.
- Nepris is an online community that virtually connects students with career professionals to bring real-world relevance and exposure to student learning through short, micro-engagements.
- These virtual career discussions, hosted by industry professionals via video chat, are now available for your students to experience in the classroom and even from home, for older students. With relevant topics like financial literacy, soft skills, entrepreneurship, and even the study of viruses, we encourage you to utilize this open resource.
- Learn more and register for virtual Industry Chats here.
- Woot Math is offering free access for all teachers due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) through the end of the 2019/20 school year.
- 3rd-6th grade practice exercises/lessons/resources
Christian Growth / Bible websites for kids
From the Christian Broadcast Network
9 BEST EXERCISE VIDEOS FOR KIDS from https://www.therealisticmama.com/exercise-videos-for-kids/
Is anyone else getting cabin fever this winter? Or worse yet, have kids with cabin fever? My house seems even more full than usual when the kids are cooped up inside! Thankfully, we have found some super fun exercise videos for kids that help us use up extra energy. These workout videos are ones my kids enjoy – they are fun, appropriate, and get them moving. These don’t require any special workout equipment either! Just clear a space in your living room, set up a laptop or connect your TV to YouTube and get going!Animal Exercises for Kids – fun, and easy enough for toddlers too!
Just Dance for Kids – 5 Little Monkeys – this is a video game that our family loves, but if you don’t want to invest in the game, this video shows one of our favorite songs! The repetition makes it a cinch for pre-school age and up.
Shake Break – confession: I think this one is ridiculous. But my kids seriously love it, and it gets them moving and active, so I can’t complain!
Mummy & Toddler Workout – you knew it was coming . . . time for Mom to get in on the fun! Perfect for your toddlers to stay entertained and active while you get some exercise in.
Kids Workout with Paul – old school and ridiculously cheesy, but it keeps us entertained while we exercise together! Better for school-age kids than toddlers.
Yoga for Kids – my daughter loves this video. I put it on for her almost everyday! She knows Mom loves yoga, so I think she feels like a “big-kid” when she gets to do this, instead of one of the “silly kid videos”.
Kids Yoga – another option for yoga, a little longer and more kid-oriented explanations.
Kids Workout Video – this video is best for my older kids, who aren’t looking for something goofy and fun, but want a “real” workout. It has background music and keeps things moving so they aren’t boring!
Just Dance Kids – Despicable Me – another option for your dancers, this is more hip-hop style but all the “moves” are very appropriate.
AT HOME TEACHING
Articles and Videos
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
Resources for COVID-19 Crisis
- Unemployment Benefits-It is recommended you apply online for fastest results and processing
- SNAP Benefits/Food Stamps-Online or via phone
- Help Line- 1-800-692-7462
- Central Pennsylvania Food Bank-717.564.1700
- 3908 Corey Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109
- Utility Assistance-If you are struggling to pay your utility bills, contact your service provider right away. Many utility service providers offer emergency assistance programs at this time.
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Health Care/Medical Assistance-1-866-550-4355 (may not be available at this time)
- County Assistance Office’s across the state are closed, but the link provides access info to residents.
- 2-1-1 United Way-Call: 2-1-1
- PA Coronavirus Health Website
If you have seen a reduction in pay due to COVID-19 and are struggling to make your rent, mortgage, credit card, or loan payments, contact your lender right away. Explain your situation and ask about hardship programs that may be available. Regulatory agencies have encouraged financial institutions to work with customers impacted by the coronavirus.
A Way to Stay Connected with Friends and Family
Zoom is offering all teachers to expand their free Zoom to beyond the 40 minute session timeline. Click here for information and sign up for the verification process.