Chatfield School Learning Resources
Resources to Support Learning at Home
Learning at Home
On-line learning classes are currently in session. Should you have any questions regarding technology needs please contact Mr. Young or Mr. Kraly.
Updated May 20, 2020
To see several staff read alouds and videos for students please visit the Chatfield School Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ChatfieldSchool
Zoom or Google Meet
Emotional Support for Students
The daily rhythm of life has changed significantly for all of our families. Some of you are juggling working from home along with your children’s needs. Some of you are laid off and dealing with that stress. It is ok to shelter your child from the daily news and some of the complexities of this time. We have included some resources we hope may be of help:
- Talking to Children About COVID-19: National Association of School Psychologists
- Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
- Talking with Children about Coronavirus: CDC
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies: CDC
- How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus: PBS Kids
If your child would like to talk please feel free to contact Mrs. Kress at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read Mrs. Kress letter to families located here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dAV9atjxgcAjGbEANB1xeFlFFDwSQ6eB/view?usp=sharing
Learning Resources and Packets form GISD
Online Resources that Require a Login
Some of these sites include:
Free Online Resources
Bridges Math Links
Great Lakes Learning Link
Interactive math lessons and activities, currently free
Free games to practice math fluency, geometry, algebraic thinking, counting, measurement & data, etc. Grades PK-8th grade
BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
Online programs that help students learn and improve their typing skills.
Audio Books for Children
Free audio stories for kids, including fairy tales, original stories, myths, poems, music, history and audiobooks all read by professional actors.
Make Your Own Digital Comic Book
Graphic organizers and visual for digital storytellinghttps://www.storyboardthat.com/storyboard-creator
Online Games, Puzzles, Experiments, Coloring Sheets, and More
Free grammar, math, science, typing, and more are introduced through games and then students can take quizzes to see what they have mastered. Grades 1-5
PBS Based Videos and Educational Games
Free educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows.
Computer Science (Coding)
Free computer science (coding) courses for ages 4-18
Asking Wondering Questions
Website where you can explore wonderings in all subject areas.
National Geographic Kids
Free educational games, videos, and informational articles
Scholastic Learn at Home
Daily courses for students from Pre-K to grades 6 and higher. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
We Are Teachers: Elementary Online Learning Resources
We Are Teachers has put together a list of virtual classroom platforms, online quizzes and assessments, video lessons, and more! This list is for all ages!
Virtual Field Trips
The San Diego Zoo, U.S. Space and Rocket Museum, Mars, and even Yellowstone have virtual field trips available. This website has links to them all!
Smithsonian Science Education Center
Activities related to STEM for all ages.
K-2 Engineering Game
It's lunch time and Tami, the golden lion tamarin, is hungry! Help Tami reach the delicious fruit by building a tower. But watch out! Other animals can use Tami's tower to topple over. This is an educational engineering design game that will help teach how to design a solution to a problem using basic engineering design principles.
No account or login needed. Science lessons designed for students in grades K-5.
Khan Academy Kids
Inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery with free, fun education for children ages two to seven.
We Are Teachers: Middle and High School Online Learning Resources
We Are Teachers has put together a list of virtual classroom platforms, online quizzes and assessments, video lessons, and more! This list is for all ages! We Are Teacher Middle and High School Learning Page
Scholastic Cross-Curricular Options Middle School
Simulations and exploring science topics by changing variables
Short videos with terms used in science
Middle School History
Online Resources for Physical Education, Music, Art, Spanish
Physical Education at Home Activites
Art for Kids
Detroit Institute of Art
Art with Mr. Lange
National Gallery of Art
Games and More
How To Clean Your Instruments Videos
Music-Looper and BeatMaking Sites
Sight Reading Factory
Things to do Together that are Fun and Educational Too...Screen Free!
Encourage your child to make a gift for someone or a homemade greeting card.
Bake some cakes, biscuits, or cookies. Have children help prepare meals.
Sort through old photos and make a scrapbook of memories or discuss memories verbally.
Get your child to sort through their belongings and identify some clothes that may not fit, books that have been read, or items no longer needed.
Draw/Create a Family Tree
Expand this to include creating an Art gallery with artistic creations on display.
Using items already in your house, create clues for your child to read and follow as they discover hidden objects.
Using materials around the house, create finger puppets and have your child write and act out a play. Old boxes are great for puppet theaters.
Read anything you can; newspapers, books, magazines, recipes, etc.
Get out your family board games and enjoy spending time with each other.
Create a Vision Board
Using photos or old magazines, create a poster of goals that you would like to accomplish.
Do a Puzzle
What a perfect time to dig out those 100-500 piece puzzles and work on them until they are done!
Have children try on their outfits and create new and creative ones. This is also perfect to confirm clothes that may not fit your child any longer and set them aside to donate.
Build a Furniture Fort
Some sheets and blankets will provide the perfect materials to drape them over furniture and create a fort. Bonus activity: have a camp out overnight in your fort!
Create your own edible playdough and spell words or create art.
Easy Hands-On Activities Families Can Do At Home
Awesome Hands-On Activities Website
How many different words can you make from the letters in this sentence:
LEARNING FROM HOME IS FUN.
Start a Nature Diary
Look out the window or go into your yard each day. Keep note of what you see; birds, flowers, changes in the weather, what else?
Keep track of the birds you see from your window or while outside. Create a graph to show the numbers of each type of bird. Discuss the data.
Count Your Change
Collect your loose change and add it up. Are there different ways to make a certain amount? How many ways can you make 25 cents?
Write a list of all the things that make you happy, things you are grateful for, things you are good at, etc. The possibilities are endless!
Do sit-ups, push-ups, jumping jacks, jog in place (or outside if you can!), or even dance to your favorite song.
Read Out Loud to Someone
Mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sister, brother, dog, cat, stuffed animal, etc. Remember to read with lots of expression.