Computer Technology - St. Joseph School  

Resources & Tools for Families During School Closure 

All Subject Areas

 Funbrain: Online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history) Offering a free three 

week subscription.  https://www.funbrain.com/

Brain Pop: Great for all subjects with videos and activities. https://www.brainpop.com/   https://jr.brainpop.com/

Username - sjspenfield

● Password – penfield1 

ABCya: Learning games for PreK-6 in all subject areas, including letters, numbers, and other skills. https://www.abcya.com/  

Television 

WXXI - Learn at Home TV. Click on this link for a schedule of weekly events.  https://www.wxxi.org/education/LearnAtHomeTV 

Math

 Fluency & Fitness: Educational brain breaks combine learning and movement! Videos for Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 

2nd grade to review literacy and math. Offering a free 3 wk. subscription. https://fluencyandfitness.com/

Khan Academy​-personalized math lessons that move at your child’s pace https://www.khanacademy.org/

Prodigy​- Help 1st through 8th grade practice math at home with an engaging game format. https://www.prodigygame.com/ 

Math is Fun​- Explains math concepts AND provided at-home activities https://www.mathsisfun.com/

IXL: Math, Science, & Social Studies: https://www.ixl.com/  (Student logins already provided)

iReady:   https://login.i-ready.com/  (Student logins already provided)

Science

 Nat Geo for Kids: Learn all about geography and fascinating animals! https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

 Switch Zoo you can make new animals, play animal games, build a biome, learn about animals, and hear animal music. https://www.switchzoo.com/

Highlights Kids: Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments! https://www.highlightskids.com/

NASA Kids Club: Learn about space from home! https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

National Weather Service: Learn about the weather with a fun owl! https://www.weather.gov/learning

RMSC: Visit the Rochester Museum and Science Center online to view weekly schedule of activities. https://rmsc.org/component/k2/item/732-at-home-science?Itemid=

 

Language Arts

 

 Scholastic Learn at Home: Offering 20 days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. 

 https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/teaching-tools/articles/resources/scholastic-learn-at-home--free-resources-for-school-closures.html#

Storyline Online: Streams videos featuring your favorite movie stars reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. https://www.storylineonline.net/  

Poetry: Students can practice creating a wide array of poems utilizing Poetry Machine option found here. https://www.poetrygames.org/

PBS Kids: Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows! https://pbskids.org/

PBS Kids Science:​Learn about science and play games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters like Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train and the Cat in the Hat! https://pbskids.org/games/science/

Epic! The leading digital library for kids offering unlimited access to 35000 of the best children's books of all time. https://www.getepic.com/sign-in

Tumble Books: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books

Tumble Math:  https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

LearnZillion: A site with resources for teaching Math & ELA  https://learnzillion.com/resources/73932

 

Religion 

Saint of the Day: Your number one resource for information on beloved Catholic saints and holy people.

 https://www.franciscanmedia.org/source/saint-of-the-day/ 

Minute Meditations: A moment of quiet in your busy day. Minute Meditations follows the footsteps of Christ and the spirit of Saint Francis. https://blog.franciscanmedia.org/minute-meditations 

Study Break

 

Home Base Game from Scholastic- Your destination for characters, games, stories, and your fellow fans. Make new friends as you explore islands from the books you love. https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/games/homebase/

Seussville: These activities, crafts, and printables provide hours of Seussian ideas to engage your child in playful learning. https://www.seussville.com/

Cosmic Kids: Mindfulness and relaxation exercise for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence.  https://www.cosmickids.com/

Free Typing Games: practice your home row skills right here https://www.kidztype.com/

Hour of Code: coding for all ages https://hourofcode.com/us

 

Sample Schedule

 

Before 9:00

Wake Up

Eat breakfast, make your bed, get dressed, pick up room, brush your teeth

9:00-10:00

Morning Fresh Air

Walk, play ball in the yard.

Yoga if it’s raining.

10:00-11:00

Academic Time

Classroom assignments, Soduku books, flashcards, read, journal

11:00-12:00

Creative Time

Building toys,  drawing, crafting, make music, cook or bake

12:00

Lunch

 

12:30

Chores

A- Wipe down table and chairs

B- wipe all door handles, light switches, and desktops

C- Wipe both bathrooms- sinks and toilets

1:00-2:00

Quiet Time

Reading, puzzles, nap, quiet independent activities

2:00-4:00

Academic Time

Electronics okay

tablet/iPad games, Prodigy, educational TV show (PBS kids)

4:00-5:00

Afternoon Fresh Air

Ride your bike, walk the dog, play outside

5:00-6:00

Dinner

 

6:00-8:00

Free Time

Bath time, family games, maybe some television

8:00

Bedtime