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Skype a Scientist allows families to connect with scientists to learn more about the world around us.

*   The Barbara Bush Foundation for Literacy Educational Toolkit for At-Home Learning offers free online resources that can help children continue to build critical literacy skills while schools are closed.

  *   The U.S. Department of Education’s Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day! Tip Sheets for Families, Caregivers and Early Learning Educators provide families, caregivers and early educators with research-based tips for talking, reading, and singing with young children every day beginning from birth.

  *   NPR has created this Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus to help demystify the virus and to teach children how to protect themselves. The online version includes a print-and-fold zine version.

  *   Storyline Online is produced by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television’s SAG-AFTRA Foundation as part of its children’s literacy program. The site streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and others.

  *   The New York Times is hosting and continuously updating this page on ideas for working with content from the Times and other reliable sources.

 *   The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning offers suggestions for educators on addressing the social and emotional needs of students.

  *   In a Learning Is Social, Emotional and Academic blog, Lorea Martinez offers parents homeschooling tips to ensure social emotional learning is a part of student learning.

  *   Sanford Harmony, a Pre-K-6 research-based social emotional learning program, promotes positive peer relations among students through lessons and activities that encourage communication, collaboration, and mutual respect. These resources can be used by parents at home to help children express feelings and solve problems together.

  *   The National Association of School Psychiatrists has developed a set of materials for schools and districts to support for their students and community around COVID-19 and pandemics.

Student Enrichment

Summer Learning Ideas


tableau activities

Fourth and fifth grade students and families can read materials in Benchmark and create tableaus related to the selections. The presentations below give more information and directions.

Fourth grade tableau instructions

Fifth grade tableau instructions

Magic Fish Recycled Art

Create a magic fish with recycled art! Follow the directions in the attached file to create your own.


Magic Fish Art