Homeschool Resources

 

I hope this finds you and your family well. As a parent, I realize that we navigate these uncertain times together. During this time, we are trying to balance our family, work, and school all in one space.  How do we do it?!

In my current role as a Local Childcare Consultant, it is my job to support families and au pairs around the U.S. In my former role as a Standards Analyst, I worked with schools/districts/states on their K-12 curriculum standards.  Using my experience in education and childcare, I want to be a resource to everyone in my community during this time.  Therefore, I have compiled a list of suggestions/online resources that I hope will keep kids of all ages Educated, Exercised, and Entertained.

I hope you find these resources useful in the next few weeks while your kids are learning from home.  As always, please feel free to share my contact information with anyone you know who is trying to navigate their way around all of the childcare options and share this list of resources with those who are diving into homeschooling.

National Common Core Standards;

http://www.corestandards.org/standards-in-your-state/

Social Studies;

Travel to Paris, France with this virtual field trip.https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

This museum allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com

Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

Digital archive of history https://www.bunkhistory.org/pages/about

Social Studies  https://www.ck12.org/student/

35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. https://www.countryreports.org

Language Arts;

Magic Spell https://brainbox.games

Reading games https://www.funbrain.com

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

Fave kids books read by famous people https://www.storylineonline.net

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com

Reading games https://www.abcya.com

Language games https://www.arcademics.com

Voice based learning… learn through Alexa https://bamboolearning.com/resources

Games to get “into the book” https://reading.ecb.org (Spanish and English books)

Grammar practice for middle grades https://www.classroomcereal.com/about

Reading (English and Spanish) for grades 3-12 https://www.commonlit.org

Free printable K-8 Reading activity packs  https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-away-from-school

Reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game  https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/

Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy skills, while getting in some exercise. Our site is best used for ages 4-8 https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/

A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering — free 24/7access

USERNAME: read (case sensitive)

PASSWORD: read (case sensitive)

https://www.facts4me.com

Online curriculum that builds better writers https://www.noredink.com

Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial http://www.paragraphpunch.com/index.php

Math;

Math games https://www.funbrain.com

Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry http://www.mathscore.com

Math games https://www.abcya.com

Math games https://www.arcademics.com

Voice based learning… learn through Alexa https://bamboolearning.com/resources

Math as a fun part of your daily family routine http://bedtimemath.org

Elementary Math through 6th grade https://boddlelearning.com

Geometry https://www.canfigureit.com

Math https://www.ck12.org/student/

Free printable K-8 Math activity packs  https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-away-from-school

A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus. https://deltamath.com/overview

K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them. https://www.dreambox.com/at-home

Higher level math series… online video series with detailed solutions https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbQoCpvYRYRkRRvsObOPHaA

Educational brain breaks to help students review essential math skills, while getting in some exercise. Our site is best used for ages 4-8. https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/

Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work

Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college. https://www.mathcelebrity.com/online-math-tutor.php?r_done=1

Elementary Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources https://www.mathplayground.com

Science;

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

Tour Yellowstone National Park! https://www.nps.gov/teachers/index.htm

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. https://accessmars.withgoogle.com

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms https://www.farmfood360.ca

Play games and learn all about animals

https://switchzoo.com

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

High school chemistry topics https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education.html

Hands on Elementary science videos https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified

Biology https://www.biologysimulations.com

Science  https://www.ck12.org/student/

Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home. http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/

Chemistry https://www.playmadagames.com

K-5th Science  https://mysteryscience.com

Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement. https://www.everyday-earth.com

80+ do at home science activities https://elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities

Art;

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc, https://www.allkidsnetwork.com

Photography https://www.ck12.org/student/

Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6-1000+ https://www.jigsawexplorer.com

PE;

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

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/

Kid-friendly workouts  https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts

Music;

Voice based learning… learn through Alexa https://bamboolearning.com/resources

Music is for everyone https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/About

Music https://www.thewell.world/about/news/2020/03/18/artswave-edition-of-mindful-music

Music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators. https://www.musictheory.net

Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 days for free https://prodigiesmusic.com

QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/

Music practice transformed https://www.smartmusic.com

Life skills;

Free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance https://www.ngpf.org

Compete in races with up to 5 typers from around the world. https://www.nitrotype.com

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

Keyboarding practice https://www.typingclub.com or https://www.typing.com

Test prep;

Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc. https://www.bwseducationconsulting.com/handouts.php

World Languages;

Games to get “into the book” https://reading.ecb.org (Spanish and English books)

Resources for Spanish practice https://www.difusion.com/campus/

Chinese and Korean learning activities https://chalkacademy.com

Reading (English and Spanish) for grades 3-12 https://www.commonlit.org

Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. https://conjuguemos.com

Foreign languages https://www.duolingo.com

Music Based Spanish Learning https://rockalingua.com

22 languages to learn https://www.memrise.com

Multiple Subject areas;

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school https://allinonehighschool.com

300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities https://www.highlightskids.com

ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn. https://clickschooling.com

Educational games K-12 https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome

Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies https://www.coursera.org

Digital learning content for preschool through high school https://www.curriki.org

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

Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides! https://app.fiveable.me

Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses. http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/

7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas https://hippocampus.org

Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects https://www.izzit.org/index.php

Online education program for toddler through high school. https://www.khanacademy.org

Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade https://blog.teacherspayteachers.com/tag/distance-learning/?utm_source=TpT&utm_medium=banner

Resources for AP students https://marcolearning.com

Projects https://www.instructables.com

Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own https://www.superchargedschool.com

Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8 https://www.scootpad.com/platform/how-it-works

Preschool;

Indoor Activities for busy toddlers

https://busytoddler.com/2020/03/indoor-activities/

Play with fave show characters and learn too https://pbskids.org

Toddler and preschool age ideas https://preschoolinspirations.com

I wish you and your family health and happiness today, tomorrow and always!

Chayla Ramos

Cultural Care Au Pair

Local Childcare Consultant-LCC

Phone-720-207-4813

Email-chayla.ramos@lcc.culturalcare.com

Website-www.culturalcare.com/cramos

Silver Leadership League LCC

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Monday, 23 March 2020 6:23 PM

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