Online Learning Resources

Over the past month, schools across the nation have had to quickly pivot to a remote, online learning platform.  Educators have shared resources and learnings to provide students and families with meaningful learning experiences.  We have listened to feedback and provide these resources to address two areas.  

The first is support for families as we settle into the reality that remote learning is lasting more than a few weeks.

The remaining lists have been curated to provide opportunities for families who would like more enrichment or additional activities for spring break. We also know that some families feel there is plenty of work assigned by school and they would rather have their kids outside getting fresh air, planting a garden, or spending time with family.  There are many resources out there, and this is just a short list. If it resonates, great. If not, we support our students in their desire to go wander and ponder.

FIELD TRIPS AND TOURS

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Live cams of animals – any age that loves sea life

Virtual Farm – Tours grouped by age! 4 years – high school

Museums, Operas, & Symphonies Range of ages

30 Virtual Field TripsRange of ages

12 Museums Offering Virtual ToursRange of ages

National Parks ToursRange of ages

Concerts – Range of ages and music

MUSIC AND STORIES

Authors Doing Online Read Alouds – By grade level

Mo Willems – Lunchtime doodle lessons (author of the Pigeon books) Lower School-age

Operation Story TimeLower School

Storytime from space – Astronauts reading to us from space! Lower School

Antoni Porowski – Cooking class videos on his Instagram!

Draw every day with JJK – Drawing lessons daily 12 pm (CST) All ages

15 Broadway Plays & Musicals You Can Watch From HomeAll Ages

EXERCISE

Cosmic Kids – Yoga, mindfulness, & relaxation videos for ages 3+

Disney Family Get MovingAll ages

MyGym Valencia – Videos of activities you can do with littles

GoNoodle – Good Energy at Home offers free movement, yoga, and mindfulness videos.

ENRICHMENT

Wide Open School – Comprehensive Study

Mrs. Smith’s Algebra and Geometry Lessons – Middle School

Free Daily WorkbooksKindergarten through Eighth Grade

Scholastic Free Learn at homePK – 9th Grade

Nasa– Released full image library

ScienceFlix (Grades 5+) – Available until April 20th free of charge (Username: Learning20 / Password: Clifford)

Science Mom & Math Dad – Math and Science lessons ages 7-12

ABCYA – Games and apps for kids – PK – Grade 6

New York Public Library – Download over 300,000 books for free

10 Documentaries to Watch With Kids

PODCASTS

25 Best Podcasts for Kids (Common Sense Media) Range of ages

Brains on! – Science podcast for kids – Range of topics

ACTIVITY IDEAS – Age range depends on interest

Virtual Storytime & STEAM – Three Thursdays in April

Imagineering in a Box – Disney & Khan Academy collaboration

Nurture Store – Screen-free activities

Coloring pages

Downloadable coloring books from museums

Make your own word search

30 Hands-On Activities (4-H)