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 email@example.com. 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,
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: trueflix45 Password: pink
ComicsPlus: Graphic novels and comic books. Angry Birds, Ninja Turtles, Disney, and Bone. Username: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!