To My Super Switlik Students,
School may be closed, but our digital library is ALWAYS open! Each week I will be posting our remote library lessons here . (Click on the link below.) It will include a lesson and then some fun optional activities for grades K-2. Grades 3-5 will have resources that you can use to support and enrich your classroom teacher's lessons.
I really miss reading to all of my pals in the Switlik library, but now I can read to you in your living room! Every Tuesday I will post a new edition of Switlik Story Time. (See the 2nd tab on the left of this page.) I hope you enjoy listening to the stories as much as I loved reading them. Maybe you can record yourself reading a story and share it with me!
If you need some other activities, check out the tons of resources at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I miss you and can't wait to see all of your smiling faces! Until then... stay healthy, love each other, and READ!
Love and hugs,
Lessons ARE NOT combined with technology this week!
Grade K-2 classes:
Access the lesson from the link below.
Grades 3-5 classes:
There are no required Library Lessons! You have Spanish, so please check Mr. Luell's class page.
Join my Google Classroom for additional daily distance learning activities! Once in, click on the + sign and add my class code. Can't wait to see you there!
Class code: hxp2443
Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments at:
Switlik Library Links for Distance Learning
Record your reading for Bubbakoos and Six Flags programs to earn free food and theme park tickets!
Books, Authors, and Illustrators
Storyline Online: Watch famous actors and actresses read picture books aloud.
Storytime with Ryan & Craig: Fun, engaging read-alouds from two actors
Kate Messner: Author Kate Messner shared videos from authors and illustrators, reading aloud and talking about their work.
Jarrett Krosoczka: Illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka is sharing art lessons on his YouTube channel.
Emily Arrow: Librarian Emily Arrow shares singalongs with music and stories on her YouTube channel.
Story Time From Space: Astronauts read stories from space
Scholastic Books - Read for Free (until 4/9)
TrueFlix: People, science, and nature. Username: trueflix48 Password: green
ComicsPlus: Graphic novels and comic books. Angry Birds, Ninja Turtles, Disney, and Bone. Username: email@example.com Password: Falcon987
BookFlix: Username: bookflix48 Password: green
ScienceFlix: Experiments, careers in science, and current events. Username: flixsci48 Password: green
FreedomFlix: Social Studies and history. Username: freedomflix48 Password: green
Scholastic Go!: Virtual library, atlas, and world news. Username: groliergo46 Password: blue
EyeDiscover: Username: scholasticdemo Password: 4ktkon5t
World Languages: Books that can be read in ten different languages, accompanied by video. Username: scholasticdemo Password: 4ktkon5t
Story Place: Video storytime activities in Spanish
PBS Kids Spanish Games: Play educational games in Spanish
Free Sites for Distance Learning
World Book Encyclopedia Tons of kid friendly books, games, and activities in English and Spanish
Wonderopolis: Every day this site shares a new wonder, submitted by kids, and the answer, in an article with a video.
National Geographic Kids: Games, articles, and videos about animals and nature.
Mystery Doug: Video science lessons and activities
Typing Club: Use your time at home to learn keyboarding skills!
Scholastic Learn at Home: Daily learning projects from Scholastic, geared for different grade levels
Explore Animal Webcams: Observe animals live on webcams from around the world
Virtual Museum Tours: Take a free virtual museum tour of a famous place, like the British Museum in London
Hour of Code: Learn coding skills with an hour of code activity.
Design Squad Global: Watch PBS Design Squad videos, to learn about science and engineering challenges
Khan Academy: Free online video lessons in math and other subjects
Crash Course Kids: Elementary school science videos
PebbleGo (additional resources beyond our Switlik subscription) Username: engaged Password: learning
PebbleGo Next: (additional resources beyond our Switlik subscription) Username: engaged1 Password: learning1
Capstone Interactive eBooks: Username: continue Password: reading
Ocean County Library eBook & Digital Materials page. Students will need an OCL library card to access digital content. I highly recommend Tumble Books & OverDrive.
Epic Books Instantly access 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes and more. Student login: yba1437
Vooks Animated storybooks, is offering a free one year subscription for educators!
Brainpop BrainPop is offering free access to teachers/students that are impacted by school closures. Request access through this link
Family Activity Ideas
Indoor Activities for Kids Stuck at Home: Buzzfeed lists 27 fun activities for kids home from school
70 Educational Activities: A former homeschooler shares 70 educational activities you can do when you're stuck indoors.
Podcasts: Listen to a podcast together. Common Sense Media curated this list of best podcasts for kids.
Cosmic Kids Yoga: Stay active as you practice yoga together.
Distance Reading Book Bingo: Read together and complete this bingo board!