Remote Learning Resources
Ideas That Require Tech
Sites That Cover Many Subjects
- Scholastic Learn from Home, set up by grade for 20 days of lessons
- Breakout EDU-Digital Escape rooms for all grades in a variety of subjects
- Study Stack-Flashcards and games on numerous topics; a great review site for any subject.
- Quizziz-Students can log-in and look for any subject to quiz themselves on.
- Scratch and Code.org for coding
- Adapted Mind for Reading and Math
- Khan Academy has set up schedules for homeschooling and great links. Look at these plans.
- IAR Digital Item Library for Math-math problems similar to state testing items
- Illinois Digital Library to read books online and on mobile devices. If your student doesn’t know his library barcode, please email Kathy Wickline at firstname.lastname@example.org
- TumbleBookLibrary for grades K-6
- TeenBookCloud for grades 7-12
- AudioBookCloud for grades K-6
- AudioBookCloud for grades 7-12
- Audible for audiobooks at no cost right now
- Junior Library Guild has opened its website. This company always has high quality books that end up on several award lists.
- Spelling City
- Writing Prompts
- Generation Genius Link - short videos on science topics. Like Bill Nye, but newer!
- Mystery Doug - real questions asked by kids that are answered. Parents or kids can create an account to see all past episodes. Encourages kids to become scientists and ASK QUESTIONS.
- National Geographic Kids Science - science labs and activities kids can do at home with their families.
- Brains On! - Kids podcast on science topics
Go Noodle for exercise
No Tech Needed Ideas for Home Based Learning
General Ideas from Wade Whitehead, who is a teacher in Virginia.
- Interview a family member: take time out to learn more about the people in your family. Get your student to dig deep and think about their questions and responses. Save these interviews so you can read them later.
- Measure the area and perimeter of each room in your home: this is a math skill everyone needs to know how to do. Create a more challenging activity by measuring windows, too.
- Note the types of birds that frequent your yard or windows. Once you've tracked your birds make a bar graph to show how many of each kind were in your backyard during a certain time period.
- Be completely silent for sixty minutes, and then write about the experience. In a world where there are so many distractions, it is amazing what we notice when we are silent.
- Build a "fable fort" out of blankets and chairs. Camp in it all day while you create stories. Share your stories with your family at dinner.
- Alphabetize the spices in your kitchen. The cook in your family will appreciate an organized kitchen.
- Stay up late and star gaze. When you don't have to go to school in the morning, it is fine to stay up late once in a while. Stretch out and watch the stars.
- Call a grandparent or older relative. Ask them to teach you the words of a song from their childhood days.
- Using household materials, build a working rain gauge or wind vane or musical instrument. Be creative!
- Design and build puppets from socks or paper bags. Perform a show about multiplication or another math skill. Thinking about concepts in new ways drives new learning. Also, teaching someone else a skill can really solidify understanding.
- Construct a family tree. Challenge your students to create any kind of tree they want and include anyone who they consider to be family.
- Draw a map of your home and neighborhood. Challenge your students to include a safe place for your family to meet in an emergency situation.
- Sit silently for fifteen minutes while you write down every sound you hear. When you are don, classify the sound by volume, pitch, ma made or natural. Graph your findings.
- Create a Venn diagram that compares and contrasts two people connected to you in any way. Understanding that people who seem very different may have many similarities shits our perspective and creates room for kindness and understanding.
- Use cooking to teach fractions and measurements.
- Play board games that require counting, for example, Yahtzee and Monopoly.
- Graph the temperatures for each day and then find the weekly average.
- Play card games like these:
- Play fraction war. Deal two cards, a numerator and denominator, then determine whose fraction is the largest. The winner keeps all four cards, and play continues until the cards are gone.
- Play card bingo. Remove the face cards and have each player lay out a 4 x 4 playing “board” of cards. Remaining cards (or another deck) are placed face down, and a caller flips over a card. Any player who has that number on their board turns the card face down. Play continues until one player has a row flipped over horizontally, vertically, or diagonally and calls “Bingo!”
- Give your flash cards a rest and practice facts with math card games instead. Simply lay down two cards from the deck (remove the face cards first) and add, subtract, or multiply them.
Create a Reading Reflection Log for any book: Read a minimum of 20 minutes and complete one of the prompts below in a paragraph using information from the text to back up your response.
- Predict what will happen next. Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
- Choose one of the main characters. Describe him/her with three adjectives. Use evidence from the text to support your adjectives.
- Write a summary of the text you just read.
- After several days of reading, examine the main character. Has he/she changed? Give evidence from the text.
- What is the setting for this book? Time and place--could this story have taken place in another time period or another place? Explain your ideas.
- What other books does this read remind you of? Explain why.
- How does this book make you feel? Give evidence from the text how this book is setting its tone.
When the story is done, try answering one of these questions:
- What was your favorite part of the story? Summarize that part of the book.
- If you could invite any character from the book over to your house, who would it be? Why?
- What do you think the author was trying to teach you about life? Use evidence from the text to explain your answer.
Simple Activities to Do at Home for PE
From Mrs. Kohlenberg
- Have a dance party to your favorite music! Dancing is a fun, easy way to get moving.
- Go outside for a walk. If the weather permits, go for at least a 20 minute walk. Getting outside will also boost your mood.
- Do the “sock toss into a hamper” competition. Gather 10 pairs of socks, folded together in pairs. Grab an empty laundry basket. Place the basket 10 steps away. See how many pairs of socks you can make out of 10.
- Do 100 crunches in a row. Get your shoulders up off the ground!
- Help with household chores.
- Go outside for a bike ride.
- Stretch while watching TV.
- If you have stairs, climb up and down them 10 times in a row.
- Go outside and practice a sport of your choice. Examples could be dribbling or shooting a basketball, dribbling or juggling a soccer ball, bumping a volleyball, throwing a softball, etc.
- Keep a balloon in the air by tapping it. If you’re up for a challenge, try keeping 2 balloons in the air.
- Ice skate in your socks. If you have any hard flooring surfaces, put some socks on and skate around. It’s more fun if you add music!
- If you’re feeling like something more intense, complete the following circuit:
- 30 jumping jacks
- 15 push-ups
- 10 rocket jumps
- 20 sit-ups
- 20 line jumps
- 30 second plank
- 15 air squats
- 30 crunches
- 30 second jog in place
- 10 burpees