These resources for at-home learning have been suggested by our families and gathered from Internet sources. Please investigate any resource fully before integrating it into your family’s at-home learning. Some resources are free, some are pay, some have free trials, some that are usually pay are free due to coronavirus school closings; please understand what you are using and any cost for it before you use it.

These resources do not replace the distance learning lessons our teachers are assigning to their classes. These resources are to help our families fill their non-instructional time together with fun and growth.

NEW for 2020-2021 – Three Scholastic databases purchased by the PTO for HCJ student use.

BookFlix: (K-2) Thematically paired fiction and nonfiction titles are designed to bridge learning-to-read and reading-to-learn. Animated classic storybooks introduce early learners to the delights of reading while sparking curiosity, creating a natural springboard into the paired nonfiction text for deeper discovery.BookFlix
Username: johnsonelem Password: flix

TrueFlix: (3-5) This database features Science and Social Studies content and includes dynamic videos, interactive ebooks, and engaging project ideas and activities. TrueFlix
Username: johnsonelem Password: flix

FreedomFlix: (3-5) With more than 60 multimedia units spanning 10 core areas of study, FreedomFlix offers students a behind-the-scenes look at the people, places, and events that shaped our world. Engage even the most reluctant readers with this dynamic, interactive digital resource! FreedomFlix
Username: johnsonelem Password: flix


Authors Everywhere! YouTube videos from kids authors on writing, art, and book talks


Cosmic Kids Yoga


Activities from children’s book author/illustrator Jarrett Lerner (Enginerds series)

Comparative Mythology Lesson from Tracey Baptiste

Big Life Journal “My Daily Learning Projects” Log Sheet

The Binocs Show

Duck Duck Moose

Epic Digital Library for Kids 12 and Under (check with your teacher to see if the class has a subscription or try the free trial)

Fluency & Fitness

Fun Brain


Greater Boston Illustrators’ Group #StoryMarch

Highlights for Kids


KidsActivities.Com List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings

Khan Academy (also their guide on use for remote learning)

Webcast for parents and kids from author/artist Jarrett J. Krosoczka (“Draw Every Day with JKK” new episodes every weekday at 2 PM during coronavirus closures; episodes are archived for those who can’t view live)

Learning Station Music

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems (author/illustrator of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus series, Elephant & Piggy series, and more)

Math Fact Cafe

Education from Home resources compiled by Christie Megill (middle grades book author)

Kate Messner’s (author of Ranger In Time series and so many more children’s books) Read Wonder and Learn List of Resources for Learning Anywhere from Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators



National Geographic Kids

Non-Screen Activities You Can Do At Home from

PBS Kids Weekday Newsletter of activities


Read Aloud Resources from Pernille Ripp

Related Arts BINGO

Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic Classroom Magazines

SciShow Kids

Social Emotional Health: Things Kids Can Do (from Mrs. S, guidance counselor)

Social Emotional Learning Menu (from Mrs. S, guidance counselor)

Squiggle Park


Switch Zoo

Think Written Writing Prompts for Kids

Typing Club

Virtual Museum Tours

Write with Jess


  • Endless Reader
  • Endless Numbers
  • Endless Wordplay
  • Teach Your Monster
  • BrainPOP

Coronavirus Explainers for Kids:

No endorsement by the PTO is implied by listing these resources here. The PTO does not derive any benefit, financial or otherwise, from the listing of these resources or their usage by our families.

h/t to:

Mrs. S. (guidance), Mrs. B. (OT), Mrs. W. (2nd), Mrs. Mrs. KF (retired) for suggesting resources to include.

Kailey Gehres and Ashley Johnson for their list of resources incorporated into this page