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Remote Learning Resources for Families

As remote learning begins at home with Saint Columbkille Partnership School families, our administration, teachers and staff would like to offer a variety of resources to help with the process.

In terms of technology, Grades 4 and up will primarily use Google Classroom. Grades Pre-K to 3 will use a combination of Seesaw, Zoom and printed packets. As you set up your child’s digital classroom, you may have some questions or run into some issues with technology. We are here to help and encourage you to email tech@stcps.org with questions as they arise.

For families using Seesaw for the first time, the following websites offer helpful tutorials and resources:
Seesaw Resources for Families
VIDEO: How to Get Started on Seesaw with Home Learning

The following links provide ideas for structure and at-home learning for students of all ages. We will continue to add to this list as additional resources are made available. For a list of articles and resources for families on how to talk about and cope with COVID-19, please click here.

GENERAL LEARNING RESOURCES
At-Home Learning Resources – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Making the Most of COVID-19 School Closures – Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents
Activities for Kids at Home After Coronavirus School Closure – Time Magazine
Lakeshore Learning
Virtual Field Trips from Around the World
Educational Resources for Students at Home
PBS Learning Media
WGBH Distance Learning Center- Our resources span grade levels from PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, cover a wide range of commonly-taught and interesting subjects, and are presented with time estimates to help caregivers select activities
Explore the National Parks – Google Earth
BrainPop – for all subjects, including math, science, social studies, English, art/music, engineering/tech, health/SEL
Curious World
Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies & Spanish – IXL
Games, Videos & Books for Kids – Fun Brain
Boston Central e-newsletter sign up – Boston Central
Boston Children’s Museum Links & Resources – Boston Children’s Museum

HISTORY
History for Kids Website

READING
Scholastic Learn at Home
103 Things to Do Before, During & After Reading – Reading Rockets
Story Time From Space
Kid Lit Authors Step Up to Help Educators, Students, & Parents – Student Library Journal
The Big List of Children’s Book Writers Doing Virtual Author Activities – We Are Teachers
Reading Practice at Every Level – Rivet
Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies – Into the Book
Fun Fonix Worksheets
Audible
Unite for Literacy – online readings/books in English, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic
Read Between the Lines – Patriots Reading Blitz and Patriots Players/Cheerleaders Read Stories

MATH
Acing Math (One Deck At A Time!): A Collection of Math Games – The Positive Engagement Project
Dreambox Learning
Scholastic Study Jams (Math & Science) – Scholastic

SCIENCE
Science Bob
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Computer Science – Code.org
Mystery Science
National Geographic Kids
Smithsonian Learning Lab
Wow in the World – Tinkercast

ART
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Kennedy Center Education (Artist-in-Residence)
World Museum Tours – Google Arts & Culture
Elements of Art – KQED Art School
Pinkalicious & Peterrific – WGBH/PBS
The Art Assignment – WGBH/PBS (for kids grade 6 and up)

SPANISH
Spanish Children’s Stories – The Spanish Experiment
Learn a New Language – Duolingo

OUTDOOR/MOVEMENT
Outdoor Activities – Ranger Rick
BOKS Program – Reebok (live on Facebook each day at noon)
Go Noodle YouTube Channel
Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube Channel
Stacey Peasley’s Daily Music & Movement YouTube Channel

RELIGION
How to recite the holy rosary
At Home with Your Faith

MUSIC
Beat Making Lab – WGBH/PBS (for kids grade 3 and up)
The Beatles “Help” – Elementary Music Teacher Mr. Xue

Sample schedule below – please also include prayer in your daily schedule!