Stem Idea: Apple Tree Engineering
Red pom poms (apples)
Green popcicles sticks (branches/leaves)
Toilet paper tube (tree trunk)
*the colors really don't matter, they just make your activity look like an apple tree.
Set the tube standing up on a flat surfact. Arrange the popcicle sticks across the open part of the tube and stack pom pom on top of the sticks. This requires balance.
Where should you place the pom poms so the popcicle sticks don't fall off? How can you make it more study and add more pom poms?
Fall Toddler Storytime- Week 1
Virtual Touch A Truck 2020
I know we were all bummed to not be able to have our annual Touch a Truck this year. A few wonderful places have made videos for us to watch and see what its like to be behind the wheel of some really cool trucks! Enjoy!
Resources For Families
K-6 children's ebook database
K-6 math ebook database
Here are some fun poetry resources for kids!
Podcasts for kids
Radio Lab for kids - Kid friendly stories curated by radio lab.
VNPR- But Why? - They tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.
Story Pirates - "The Story Pirates aren’t your typical swashbuckling sailors. We don’t steal gold, pillage villages, or claim land; We’re searching for a different kind of treasure: kids’ wildest, most imaginative stories."
Stories Podcast- Stories for anytime!
Circle Round - Carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound.
Rebel Girls - From the creaters of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls.
Resources from NASA
NASA Stay at Home: https://science.nasa.gov/get-involved/nasaathome
NASA Education Tools: https://www.nasa.gov/education/materials
NASA K-4 tools: https://www.nasa.gov/stem-at-home-for-students-k-4.html (there will be upcoming 5-8 and 9-12 pages as well for older students)
Miss Lena Hart graciously gave us permission to post a yoga program you can do from home with you all! Enjoy!
Sebco Books is offering access to their eBooks for free! They have fiction and nonfiction titles to enjoy. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, simply visit:
Login using the following credentials:
User Name: keepreading | Password: sebco
You can enter the number 1 where it asks for your library card number.
Once you have entered this information, you will find lots of eBooks to enjoy.
Virtual Field Trips
Low/no-prep activities for kids-
A list of over 30 apps for those with special needs-
A list of education companies currently offering free subscriptions-
A list of museums you can tour from your couch-
Busy Toddler provides activities for kids of all ages-
Days with Grey- Home of the breakfast invitation-
- Susie Jaramillo reads “Little Sunny Sunshine” from the Cantico Series (in English and Spanish)
- Sophie Blackall reads Ivy & Bean
- Anica Mrose Rissi reads “Love, Sophia on the Moon“
- Shawn Harris reads “Everyone’s Awake“
- Molly Idle reads “Pearl“
- Ame Dyckman reads “You Don’t Want A Unicorn!” (She’s dressed as a unicorn, btw…)
- Eva Chen reads “Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes“
- Karen Romano Young reads a chapter of “A Girl, a Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon“
National Park Tours
Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida