• reading quote 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. 

    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 lpalme@jacksonsd.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,

    Ms. Palme´

    Week of March 30th Library Lessons

    Planes de aprendizaje remoto de los medios de la biblioteca semana del 30 de marzo.



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    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




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    Switlik Library Links for Distance Learning



    Distance Learning Don't Forget...

    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: trueflix45 Password: pink

    ComicsPlus: Graphic novels and comic books. Angry Birds, Ninja Turtles, Disney, and Bone. Username: scholastic@librarypass.com Password: Falcon987

    BookFlix:  Username: bookflix45 Password: pink

    ScienceFlix: Experiments, careers in science, and current events. Username: flixsci45 Password: pink

    FreedomFlix: Social Studies and history. Username: freedomflix45 Password: pink

    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!