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.
Authors Everywhere! YouTube videos from kids authors on writing, art, and book talks
BrainPOP website and app [The PTO has secured free access to BrainPOP for as long as schools are closed; the username and password will be shared via email blast before 3/16/2020; if you are not on our email list, please sign up here]
Comparative Mythology Lesson from Tracey Baptiste (author of The Jumbies, which our 5th graders took home with them when schools were closed and who is scheduled for an author visit to our school later this year; IF THIS COMES UP AS “UNAVAILABLE” FOR YOU, make sure you are signed out of your child’s Google account because their Google account may have “restricted” status on it)
Big Life Journal “My Daily Learning Projects” Log Sheet
The Binocs Show
Duck Duck Moose
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
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
KitLit TV NYC
National Geographic Kids
Non-Screen Activities You Can Do At Home from Pobble.com
PBS Kids Weekday Newsletter of activities
Read Aloud Resources from Pernille Ripp
- Endless Reader
- Endless Numbers
- Endless Wordplay
- Teach Your Monster
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.
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