March 23, 2020 4:31 pm

Resources for Parents and Teachers

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Education Resources General/Multiple Subjects

First and foremost, we want to remind all parents to carefully limit the amount of time your children spend watching screens–whether they be television screens, laptop screens, tablets or phones. Please heed the research that you can find described here.

Hands-on activities, puzzles, books and outdoor play are always excellent choices. There may be times during the day, however, when a screen-based activity may make sense. We will add additional high-quality, free resources as we find them. Please feel free to send along your suggestions by using the button we provide below.

HippoCampus 7,000 free videos across 13 subjects 
Arcademics Improve your child’s knowledge in math, geography, typing, spelling, and language arts (Grades 1-6)
Advice for online instruction from Parents for Privacy
Scholastic Learning Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing
PBS Kids Newsletter has activities geared for younger ages
Brain Pop Resources that span topics like arts and music, English, science, and technology.
National Geographic Kids
NY PBS Learning Media Free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more
Scholastics Learn at Home “Active learning journeys” designed to keep students engaged while they’re out of the classroom (pre-K -9)
Let Grow Build independence, develop life lessons, and experience social-emotional learning
Highlights for Kids Online activities across subject areas 

Literature

Cool Progeny #OperationStoryTime/ Your Favorite Authors Host Story Time Online
SAG-AFTRA Foundation Watch your favorite celebrities read famous stories
22 Diverse Book Choices For All Grade Levels
Reading Rockets Diverse Classroom Libraries for K-6 learners

Science

The Audubon Society Science, nature and art activities

Global Space Education Foundation Story time from Space
NASA Kids Club Tons of fun activities for all ages
Mystery Science Free, easy science resources for parents and teachers for remote learning
The Weather Channel Science based lessons


Math

Happy Numbers Free until the end of the school year (PreK-5)
Bedtime Math Help kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life
We Are Teachers 60+ Awesome Math Websites
National Math Teachers Association Free resources for teaching math online 

Social Studies/Civics

The Constitution Center Online Civic Learning Opportunities

Art, Music, Culture

Arts Ed NJ A comprehensive compilation of resources for music, visual arts, theatre and dance
Art Institute of Chicago Explore thousands of artworks in the museum’s wide-ranging collection
Jarrett J. Krosoczka Daily drawing classes
Paris Opera Streaming online
Annenberg Learner Exploring the World of Music 

Special Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Toolkit for those supporting individuals with autism
Autism Speaks Resources listed at the bottom of the website
National Association of Special Education Teachers What you need to know about teaching special needs children online

Foreign Language

Fluency Matters Learners of all ages can get access to 21 days of free, engaging content designed to increase comprehension of foreign languages
PBS videos Using puppets, animation, live action and music to teach young children Spanish
Spanish Children Stories Well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker

English as a Second Language (ELL/ESL)

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Resources and links to assist English language educators

Physical Education

The New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJAHPERD) Resources to help educators, students, and their families continue their physical education at home
YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties More than 60 free online exercises classes and youth programs

Virtual Field Trips

San Diego Zoo
Yellowstone National Park
Yosemite National Park
Smithsonian National Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo Safaris weekdays at 3:00 PM (CST)
National Aquarium
Historic Homes

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