ERES Distance Learning Resources

E. Rivers Elementary, April 13-20, 2020

April is Poetry Month!!

Every year we memorize poems in the media center for a Poetry Show. Please encourage your children/students to write a poem and share it with me on Google Docs at pboston. Students can write their own poems or find a poem on kid friendly sites. Here are a few sites to get started:

If you find a poem you want to memorize or you write an original, please share it with me. Go to Google Docs, type your poem, click the blue share button in the upper right hand corner, then type my email:

E-Books on myBackpack

We have a multitude of E-books available to us during our school closure. These can be found on myBackpack.

Epic e-Books are Free

Free during school closure, Epic has a very nice selection of e-books. Check it out HERE.

E-Books from Capstone

There are over 3,000 books that Capstone is making available during the school closure. Also, Pebble Go has some great book for our younger readers K-2.

Click HERE to see all the details!

Lightbox Interactive e-Books! These are amazing!

This is a fabulous group of Interactive Nonfiction books in English and Spanish! As you read the books there are links that take you to videos and other activities to make the books come alive. Check them out by clicking on the link below!


These books can be accessed until August 1, 2020 section of your software.

New Resources

Infobase Learn 360

Learn 360 is a new resource which include videos, games & activities, printables, audio, maps, STEM Activities that can easily be shared with students in Google Classroom – Here is a quick 5 minute tutorial - Learn 360 is found in myBackpack in the e-resources folder.

Ambitious students can try some of the interactive STEM Lessons! Kids that love to learn might want to watch some videos or play some education games.

Learn 360-Videos, Games & more

MyOn News

MyOn, the wonderful e-book book App now has a “NEWS” tab. There are many cool features with the News tab on MyOn:

  • You can listen in English, Spanish or French & change the font size
  • You can click to see where the story takes place in the world
  • Find data
  • Watch a short video relating to the topic
  • Learn facts and Actions to take

I am including a link for how to use this great resource for you and your students.


How to Access MyOn News

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities

With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. We’ve rounded up over 50 of the best virtual author activities below!

Popular Resources

  • My Backpack-click here to access Google Classroom, Renaissance Learning (Accelerated Reader), BrainPop, Galileo, Discovery Education,

PK At-Home Learning Activities

Kindergarten At-Home Learning Activities



  • Galileo-Britannica School is a great site for research (current password is: replica).
  • for K-2 students. UN: erivers PW: lions
  • Infobase Learn 360-Access through myBackpack, click: e-resources folder
  • Discovery Education-Access through myBackpack

Typing Practice

Great websites

Social Studies



Accelerated Reader

  • - you can type in a title of a book and find out if the book has an AR test and the reading level of the book.

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team Round Up!

Calling all Rising 4th and 5th grade Students!

We are looking for some excellent readers to be on the 2020-2021 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team! If you are interested in competing on the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team next year please begin reading the attached list of books now and over the summer. We are looking for great readers who are serious competitors!

In the Fall, we will meet to begin practicing for the county level competition (usually in January). If you child is interested in being on the team, please fill out this Google Form. We will email everyone who signs up with all the details about the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. We look forward to having another dynamic team next year!