With kids being out of school for a few weeks now due to closures, we thought we would share with you some links you might find helpful to keep furthering your kid’s education. But, first, we would like to say it is very important you work with your child’s normal school during these hard times, teachers are working hard at trying to put programs and packets together to help your child still learn while not in classes, so be sure to be in constant contact with your school officials and work with them!
SCHOLASTIC CREATES FREE, OPEN-ACCESS DIGITAL HUB TO HELP KEEP STUDENTS LEARNING WHILE SCHOOLS ARE DISRUPTED BY CORONAVIRUS
Contact: Stephanie Agresti, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-343-7819Scholastic Learn At Home Provides Daily, Curated Pre-K–9+ Lessons Spanning Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies Content Areas
New York, NY – March 13, 2020 – As school closures increase nationwide due to the spread of coronavirus, affecting millions of students with the numbers growing by the day, there is an unprecedented need for supporting our teachers, children, and families in learning. For when school is disrupted, Scholastic has curated a free digital learning hub designed to support virtual learning plans: Scholastic Learn At Home allows open access to daily learning journeys divided into four grade spans—Pre-K–K, Grades 1–2, Grades 3–5, and Grades 6–9+, covering ELA, STEM, Science, Social Studies, and Social-Emotional Learning.
To learn more and to access Scholastic Learn At Home, visit: http://www.scholastic.com/learnathome
“As more and more teachers, students, and families around the world are affected by the coronavirus, our priority is to support them in the best way we know how—by providing them with rich stories and meaningful projects that will keep kids academically active,” says Lauren Tarshis, Senior Vice President & Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, Scholastic Classroom Magazines. “We designed Scholastic Learn At Home knowing that administrators and teachers need to create extensive virtual learning plans, quickly, and that students need uplifting and engaging experiences. Our hope is that even though daily routines are being disrupted and students may not have valuable time in school with their educators, together we can support meaningful learning at home while it is necessary.”
Scholastic Learn At Home provides approximately three hours of learning opportunities per day, for up to four weeks of instruction, including writing and research projects based on nonfiction articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, access to our new digital community for kids Scholastic Home Base, and more. Teachers can also plan virtual learning meetups to discuss and expand on any of the resources found on the site.
Accessible on all devices, including smart phones, and with no sign-up required, Scholastic Learn At Home activities are flexible for using any writing materials students have readily available at home—no printing required. Scholastic editors designed the lessons in an effort to reduce the planning burden on teachers and families needing to ensure continuity in daily learning. The digital hub will remain free and open indefinitely.
The editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazines have also launched a collection of kid-friendly resources for learning about coronavirus: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/coronavirus.html
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the most up-to-date information on coronavirus (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) and it is recommended to follow state and local authorities for guidance on how specific communities are affected.
ABOUT AT-HOME LEARNING
Many Southern California schools are closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, causing thousands of students to be without access to educational instruction.
As part of the public media mission to ensure all kids, regardless of their capabilities, have access to continued free educational resources at home, PBS SoCal | KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations, are offering broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum to provide continued at-home learning.
Below you will find resources to expand learning and family engagement with our At-Home Learning on-air programming.
At Switch Zoo you can make new animals, play animal games, build a biome, learn about animals, and hear animal music.
Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more. Visit National Geographic Kids today!
Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for elementary students and teachers.
The Cat in the Hat, Sam-I-Am, Horton and the Whos, and the rest of the Seuss characters welcome you to Seussville, Dr. Seuss’s playground in cyberspace.
Lets visitors tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without ever leaving home.
This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. You can also find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.
You can virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.
Educational games for grades PreK through 6 that will keep kids engaged and having fun. Topics include math, reading, typing, just-for-fun logic games… and ..
FunBrain is the #1 site for online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history)
Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows!
Explore the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you can feel as if you’re actually wandering its halls.
European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this California art museum. Take a Street View tour to discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.
Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
The place for children of all ages to play games and discover new jokes, surveys, answers to science questions, and fun crafts and recipes from Highlights.
Here is a recommended schedule to try and keep your kids on during the normal weekdays.
Here is another great list that was put together via Facebook:
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