I hope that you’re all staying happy and healthy at home! My family is doing well- Mr. Harnish still goes to work each day at the police station, Leo has lots of school work to do, and I am busy with work from home. We all miss our routines and freedoms that we took for granted!
Today I want to share a few more resources with you in case you’re looking to supplement home learning.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER CLASSROOM
Each day at 2:00 pm, National Geographic hosts a live broadcast with a scientist working in the field. The first six registrants appear live on the broadcast and get to ask their questions directly to the scientist or explorer! Check it out here: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/student-experiences/explorer-classroom/
WIDE OPEN SCHOOL
Wide Open School is a website that has pulled together all sorts of great resources for exploring from home. This includes live zoo cams, virtual field trips, podcasts for kids, online learning games and lessons, social-emotional health resources, craft and DIY projects and much more!
OUR GOOGLE CLASSROOM SITE
Your student has access to our online content in our Google Classroom site. Here they can ask me questions, listen to my daily read aloud, or find connections to resources like Belouga.
AND: A NEW BOOK ALERT!!
Recently, I was lucky to receive an Advanced Readers’ Copy of a book called When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson. I read it, sobbed and cheered, passed it to my son (a 5th grader) who pronounced it his favorite book of all time (and he’s a reader!). Then my husband read it and was blown away. It is really that good.
When Stars are Scattered is a graphic novel and true story about two brothers living in Dadaab Refugee Camp and their life and struggles in trying to leave for another country and a new life. Our 5-H students visited Dadaab virtually and met a man who lived there, and the co-author, Omar Mohamed, lives and works in Lancaster. It will be released in mid-April, but you can preorder it here:https://www.amazon.com/When-Stars-Scattered-Victoria-Jamieson/dp/0525553908
PLEASE stay in touch and let me know if there is anything that you or your family need right now as you navigate this period of life a home. Also- remember that education- while so important- is less important right now than your family’s health and well being. It is OK to miss a day, or take a break when they need it. I’ll still be here when they’re ready:)