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Schools are closed indefinitely across the USA and parents are now charged with helping their children continue educational activities at home.  Some school systems were able to send assignments home before the closures, while others had no time to prepare for the sudden shut-down. 

It is important that students continue to learn and grow, and the current situation provides lots of opportunities for fun, impactful home educational activities.  This is also a PERFECT time to make memories with your children and learn things beyond “normal” math and reading. Gather your Bluebee Pals and child and create a home-classroom for continued learning during this period of school closure.

***Best Homeschooling Outcomes:

  1. Make a daily schedule for your child and include a variety of activities (math, reading, art, cooking, PE time, lunch, free time, etc.).
  2. Complete any assignments given by your child’s teacher first.
  3. Explore other educational learning opportunities!

Here are some ideas and links to get you started!

Bluebee Pals FREE Lesson Plans, Activity Guide and App Resources( You don’t need an actual Bluebee Pal just connect any IOS or Apple Laptop, Tablet or Mobile Phone)………….https://www.bluebeepals.com/general-education/.   https://www.bluebeepals.com/apps-bluebee-pals/  

Coronavirus Social Story to explain to children.  https://littlepuddins.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-Updated-2-The-Autism-Educator-.pdf

Zearn.org As a parent, you can create a free account, pick your child’s grade, and they’ll be taught the exact way that matches the standards.

✅Scholastic Learn at Home:  Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.  https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Webcams from the Georgia aquariums to explore various habitats and marine life.    https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/ocean-voyager/

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Live Cams of animals in different habitats all over the world, streaming in real time:

https://explore.org/livecams/currently-live/manatee-cam-under-water

Play games and learn all about animals. https://switchzoo.com/

Free coding activities for kids- https://codewizardshq.com/coding-for-kids-free/?fbclid=IwAR3WhR3zbw7W8FbYmABwahZDsj_gv2TdGdECJsHDCiXO1qp7TKKZGxjUuaM

Math and Reading games  https://www.funbrain.com/

Phonics skills https://www.starfall.com/h/

Geography and animals https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Math and reading games https://www.abcya.com/

✅Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.  https://www.gonoodle.com/

✅Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.  https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

✅Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises. https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/

✅Spellingcity is free right now with code VSCFree90

https://www.spellingcity.com/

✅Spelling 1-4 grade.  https://www.spellingtraining.com/

✅Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8  https://www.funbrain.com/

✅Phonics and learning to read.  https://readingeggs.com/

✅PreK – 5 games for all subjects.   https://www.turtlediary.com/

✅Online digital coloring pages  https://www.thecolor.com/

✅A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

✅Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills.  https://www.overcomingobstacles.org/

Youtube Channels for core learning:

Peekaboo Kids:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Peekaboo

Mathantics:

https://youtu.be/RVYwunbpMHA

NumberRocks:

https://youtu.be/wwekMIqb55s

Alpha Blocks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qs3c0ehDvZkbiEbOj6Drg

Math & Learning Videos 4 Kids:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CommonCore4Kids

Story Bots:

https://www.youtube.com/user/storybots

Homeschool Pop:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfPyVJEBD7Di1YYjTdS2v8g

Its AumSum Time:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Smartlearningforall

Scratch Garden:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ScratchGarden

PBS Kids:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrNnk0wFBnCS1awGjq_ijGQ

Youtube channels for stories, songs and crafts (good for preschoolers and  crafty kids that may go stir crazy; most don’t require anything special from the store)

Jack Hartmann Kids:

https://www.youtube.com/user/JackHartmann

Dolly’s Stories KIDS:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXlOesa1twbhiVSF09QCRsA

Pinkfong!

https://www.youtube.com/user/SmartBooksMedia

5 Minute Crafts PLAY:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC57XAjJ04TY8gNxOWf-Sy0Q

Art for Kids Hub:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQXvBKUDinE

Science/History Channels and Websites:

Science Max:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PHcnoYXHHY

SciShow Kids:

https://www.youtube.com/user/scishowkids

Clarendon Learning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dktnOPfE7Dc

Liberty’s Kids:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOTXIpvwzwU

Free School:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AesgRREuCQI

National Geographic Kids:

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

You can live stream video through NASA:

https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

Smithsonian Learning Lab:

https://learninglab.si.edu/

StudyJams! (great for math and science)

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/

Sites with games so your kids won’t even feel like they are doing school!

https://www.bluebeepals.com

http://www.smartygames.com

https://www.splashlearn.com

http://www.mathblaster.com/

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com

http://www.knowledgeadventure.com

https://www.mathplayground.com

http://www.cookie.com

Printable worksheets Lesson Plans:

https://www.bluebeepals.com/general-education/

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/worksheets/

https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

https://www.jumpstart.com/parents/worksheets

https://www.scholastic.com/parents/kids-activities-and-printables/activities-and-printables-guides/free-printables-for-all-ages.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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