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-Nepris Virtual Summer Camps: Choose from STEM Week, the Arts, Life Skills, Cool Careers and more! Have daily, virtual experiences with industry professionals and learn about their awesome jobs. Purchase a weekly camp pass based on grade level and area of interest.  Click on the image or here for more information!
 

-OSHW (Office for School Health & Wellness) Partner Resources for At-Home Activities during COVID-19 Closures.

-Khan Academy: | Khan Academy offers free, online standards-aligned lessons covering kindergarten through early college math, grammar, science, history, AP® courses, SAT® preparation, and more.

-Calm & Connected Podcast #61: Coping with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

-Coping Skills for Dealing with the Coronavirus  Coping skills for kids, teens, and adults to help deal with anxiety and stress around Coronavirus (COVID-19). Also, a collection of resources to help adults talk with kids and teens about the virus.

-Kids for Peace: An organization which has compiled activities for children to do to support different groups of people during this time.  Some are as simple as writing a physical letter to an older adult, or creating and singing songs to promote gratitude and happiness in our lives and communities. There are also many mindfulness activities to help kids process all the information they are hearing and release some of their anxiety and stress. 

-Awesome Play Ideas for Families at Home  A collection of great collection of play ideas for families during times when they need to stay at home. Also, why play helps at this time, and how we can view this as an opportunity to re-connect. Do what works for you and your family. If you want to have a color-coded schedule for your family, do it. If you want to let them have unlimited screen time, do it. If you're going to do something in-between those, that's fine too. Every family is different, and every situation is different.

-Daily Journal: Journaling can be a great stress reducer; journaling has the capacity to organize our thoughts, clear our mind and facilitate problem solving.

-Supporting Your Child's learning at Home: A Guidebook for Parents

-Curated and coordinated by the experts at Common Sense, Wide Open School is the result of a collaboration among leading publishers, nonprofits, and education and technology companies. Wide Open School features a free collection of the best learning experiences and activities for kids, organized by grade band and subject. You will also find daily schedules with creative breaks and recommendations to keep kids engaged and exploring, one day (or one hour) at a time.

-To support your distance-learning efforts, we have created an easy-to-use guide to entertain kids and supplement classroom instruction at home. From games & activities to science projects and WebQuests, we have you covered.  Let's keep learning, together!   Please also see the Free Resources page at https://www.worldbook.com/free-educational-resources.

-National Environmental Education Week: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NEEF is committed to helping parents and educators following "social distancing" guidelines to slow the spread of this dangerous virus. However, even if you have to stick close to home, you can still celebrate the spirit of EE Week with plenty of activity guides, reading materials, videos, here.

-At stories.audible.com, you will find hundreds of our titles available completely free. The collection has been handpicked by our editors and is a mix of stories to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18.

-Time magazine for Kids: TIME FOR KIDS DIGITAL LIBRARY FREE FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

-List of Things to Do During Closures, click HERE.

-25 Amazing Virtual Field Trips for Kids—Spring 2020

-St. Mary's Press Walk through for kids' liturgy, to start, click HERE. Then login, see image,   

You can also watch the free video walkthrough of a Kids’ Liturgy session by copy/pasting this link into your web browser:
https://vimeo.com/359125753
 
 Free Resources including prayers, online retreats, scripture reflections & more!
 

-RCL Benzinger: Religion programs and more.  60 day free trail during COVID-19 crisis. https://www.flourishkh.com/request-trial

-RCL Benzinger free e-books of Catholic Prayers & Practices including the Order of the Mass & Spiritual Communion!

-Dynamic Catholic: Making the most of the situation, click HERE

Visual & Performing Arts resources: View virtual museum tours. All Arts.

Smithsonian Institute free resources for kids, (a variety of different activities on a variety of different topics, including many cross- and interdisciplinary offerings that reinforce the arts across the curriculum)

Musical Arts – (free resource, contains a series of interactive music theory lessons for students at all levels, presented in sequence with activities to practice ear training and writing skills)

Visual Art – The Louvre Abu Dhabi collection, (an interactive journey through many pieces in the Louvre’s Abu Dhabi collection, which “aims to tell the story of human creativity”)

Theatre Arts – American Theatre Wing, (“working in the theatre” is a video series that ATW has produced that guides students through the many components of what it means to work in the theatre, including but not limited to acting, directing, producing, set design, costuming, etc.)

Dance Arts – The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, (These resources need to be framed for students ahead of time, but this site contains a variety of different units that would give students the opportunity to learn about different dance topics that connect to their current learning)

Click HERE for math resources.

Click HERE for a link to Common Sense Media.

Click HERE for information on child anxiety.

Click HERE for information on a Report to Parent on Executive Functions from National Association of Elementary Principals.

 

 

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