At this difficult time, we want to be a resource for our families. As we locate resources that can help with the transition from traditional school experience to teaching your child at home, we will share them here and on our Facebook page.
ABDO (Educational Publisher) has free digital library and databases. Digital library is for ages Pre-K through 12th Grade. Includes fiction and non-fiction. There is also a database of resources for digital learning (animals, Biographies and STEAM) for ages Pre-K through 2nd Grade.
The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System also has a huge database of fun and educational things to do when you have to stay home. Use the links below to be directed to the select pages.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more. Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.
Scholastic Learn at Home:
Day-to-Day Projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. For ages Pre-K thru 9th Grade
Also, Dav Pilkey, author of the series “Dog Man”, at Home. Videos and challenges based on the graphic novels.
In response to the needs of library staff and their patrons who are practicing self-isolation and social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), STAR Net and its NASA@ My Library project have developed a special collection of resources through a new “STEAM Ahead @ Home” initiative.
Asteroid Splat – from the Space Science Institute & STARnet Libraries
Try out this fun, easy activity to engage your kids in STEM! Learn about lunar impacts from asteroids and comets using water balloons. Simply throw a water balloon on a dry sidewalk and take measurements using a ruler to see how much bigger a crater is than the asteroid itself. Check out this how-to video to learn more. When you’re done, take a picture of the largest “splat” you made and post it on social media using #STEAMAheadAtHome to compare yours with others!
Resources provided by Microsoft:
Participate Safely Online
Get tips for protecting your privacy, using the internet safely and combating online bullying and harassment. Learn more.
Learn How to Code
Give kids a hands-on experience with coding with Minecraft Hour of Code tutorials. Get started with Hour of Code.
Browse a catalog of computer science courses for students of all ages that go beyond the basics. Access computer science courses.
New York City School Library System:
Free Ebooks on COVID19 for kids. Just click on the cover to access the ebook.
Cris Johnson (magician):
Video of easy to learn magic tricks.
State University of New York ATTAIN
State University of New York ATTAIN (Advanced Technology Training And Information Networking) center is a community based center offering an assortment of academic, occupational, and employability courses. These courses are geared to introduce, as well as supplement students with educational and vocational skills, through advanced technology training for a high-demanding technological world.