Category: Grade level

Resources for parents and teachers

ABCmouse.com

ABCmouse.com is a subscription-based program for educators and families. They provide common core-align curriculum and lesson plans for online learning. Printable resources are available. There lessons, videos, and activities are engaging, colorful, and fun for the learning. Progress monitoring and results are made easy. Subscription prices range from $9.95 per month or $59.95 per year. …

ShareMyLesson

A learning online community for educators and families to create and share lessons and resources. Sign up is free to access 400,000 free resources, lesson plans, and professional development opportunities.

Clarkness.com

Clarkness.com is a great resource for stories, texts, and ebooks for beginning and struggling readers. Resources are printable and are available online and for download on computers, tablets, and smartphones. Clarkness.com is a free resources for educators, learners, and families.

Twinkl

Twinkl provides curriculum, resources, material, activities, lessons and more for educators, students, and families. Resources from Twinkl can be used with google classroom or any other learning platform. Memberships for unlimited resources from Twinkl usually cost $5 per month. During school closures due to COVID-19 they are providing free memberships with access to 40,000 different …

Science Buddies

Science Buddies has hands on STEM activities for teachers, many of which work for distance learning.

OpenSciEd

Science teachers can go on OpenSciEd and sign up for a free account. Once they have it, they can download curriculum units that include videos, simulations, and lessons which they can then share with their students. While not all of the activities work for at home science learning, many do.

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation has a resource bank of classroom activities sorted by topics from physics to computing to neuroscience. Each page has links to external resources for that topic. Note that a lot of the resources are geared at teachers and focus on lesson plans and curriculum, rather than materials for students. However, each …

PhET

PhET has over 130 free math and science simulations for students– and over 2000 lessons to go with them. Many of the simulations are available in multiple languages. The site provides simulations of hand-on science topics and be sorted by grade level, topic, and/or the device that the student is using. All are free and …

Occupational Therapy Resources

These fabulous occupational therapists created a Google doc of occupational therapy activities and links to sites with resources parents can use in the home. The activities are designed to be easy for parents to use- like a visual perceptual activity of sorting playing cards by suit and color.

Buffalo State School Away from School

Buffalo State’s School of Education has created a beautiful and well organized resource bank for school away from school. They have sample schedules for students and families, advice for parents on things like creating your new normal, and resources for academic subjects, movement, cooking and health, music and art, and more. The site has only …

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