CESA 3 Resource Newsletter

March 2020

UPDATE #13 For much needed fitness and relaxation!

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Down Dog, the highest-rated app for practicing yoga at home, announced that it is offering free and total access to all its health and fitness apps to students and teachers until July 1, 2020.

Please let me know how I can help

Please reach out if there are specifics you'd like me to try and search for you to use. Also those viewing from all over the USA, Spain, England, etc....please let me know how you are doing at vshaw@cesa3.org.

I will continue to update the newsletter with anything that I think will help you as we move forward.

As we go into the weekend, please, please, please take care of yourself and give your body time to rest and be well.


Please share with teachers and parents! Students can chose from the languages below and listen to stories everyday! Remember that for English Learners, strengthening their L1 will also strengthen L2 development and acquisition.

Audiobooks are available in six languages -- English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Japanese.

Governor Evers Emergency Order

Information pertaining to schools

Please take care of yourself and others to help stop the spread!

Please teach online, zoom meetings, phone calls to check in, etc....You don't know if you have this virus until you have symptoms and by then it's too late and you've spread it. Don't risk your student's health, their parents, their grandparents or anyone in your own family. Teach only ONLINE! We can do this!

UPDATE #11 Reading Assistant FREE!

I called Scientific Learning today and they are offering their Reading Assistant program FREE through June 30, 2020.

I have used Fast ForWORD and Reading Assistant for many years with students from Kindergarten through high school. Please check out the website to register and help your students continue learning.

UPDATE #10 -WIDA 2020 Teaching ELs ONLINE!

UPDATE #9 - Mrs. Wordsmith resources!

We are hard at work creating FREE printable resources to use in the event of Covid-19 school closures. We will be unveiling these in the coming weeks. We aim to be the homework of choice for kids and parents alike. We know that homeschool is challenging. Kids learn best when they're motivated and having fun, and it's never been more important to find resources that kids actually want to use.

All of our resources will be:

  • Designed for school or home use
  • Teacher-approved, covering all key aspects of English for KS1 and KS2, SATs, CATs, ISEB, and 11+ to ensure student success
  • Illustrated and explained in child-friendly, engaging formats
  • Focused on keeping kids entertained, engaged, and healthy at home whilekeeping device time to a minimum
  • Exciting reward charts and book challenges - now is the time to read a lot!

We'll send emails about our NEW FREE resources as they come online, and in the meantime, please share this sign-up link with friends, family and colleagues.

We've updated our handwashing poster to make it more interactive for kids – print out the new version here so kids can make it their own!


A fluency & high frequency word practice packet - FREE! K-2


In case you have not see this offer:

ABC mouse is offering free membership.
Code : SCHOOL7771


Audio and Visual stories in multiple languages!


Have Fun Teaching Relief Packs - PK- 5th Grade

Check these out to see if there is anything you can use.


Khan Academy can be used for online learning. Check it out below.


Below find a doc detailing Education Companies offering free subscriptions for learning at home. It's a lot but knowledge is power, use what you can!


I've not used this but it's getting good reviews! Motivate your students online with ClassCraft! Check it out and see if it can work for you and your students for online teaching.


Spectrum offering FREE Internet access to students and families who do not have it up to 60 days.


Well, who would have thought that we would have to plan for a pandemic with our students? But the reality is we all need to do our part with social distancing and taking care of ourselves and our loved ones and those that we don't even know to keep all of us healthy and lessen the impact of this new virus.

Please read on for resources you can share with students and their families so learning doesn't come to a halt. If you have any questions during this time, please reach out at vshaw@cesa3.org

Please take care of yourselves and others. Be healthy! And feel free to pass this newsletter on to parents!

E Learning - Grade 1-4

Books to Enjoy!

EPIC Reading!



FREE Educational Websites!

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Free Sites to practice ENGLISH!

Learning at home with Scholastic!

Sites for English Learners

And REMEMBER we are all in this together! Please do your part to keep people you don't even know healthy!

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Valerie Shaw, ELL Director & Title III Program Coordinator