PCM Newsletter

May 2020


Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4th-8th. Please help us celebrate the amazing teachers at PCM. Reach out and let them know how much you care. This will be a hard week for them as they clean out their classrooms and are missing the kids they care so much about.

Weekly Wellness

Check out this link on mental health resources. Brought to you by the Heartland AEA: https://sites.google.com/heartlandaea.org/heartlandaeawellness-weekly/home


Heartland AEA has created some ebook reading guides that can be used at school or home.

Each guide includes book covers so students can browse the titles and choose the ones that jump off the shelf! There is a thumbs-up and down feature for each book.

The guide can be downloaded and printed. Or, keep it as a download and then click the thumbs-up and down—it’s a fillable PDF.

And, there’s a book review form linked to the elementary guides so students can practice their writing. Download to print or download and use as a fillable PDF.

There is a message for parents to sit with their child to choose the titles that best meet the child’s interest and reading level, and subject.

Check out more resources from the AEA here: https://www.smore.com/69fza4


With students home the remainder of the school year we want to continue to provide educational resources to assist in keeping them entertained and learning.


Go Noodle- Good Energy: App offering free movement, exercise, yoga, mindfulness, and educational videos.

Math Playground: Free educational games, puzzles, and videos. (K-6)

Fun Brain Jr.: Free games, stories, and printables for a variety of subjects.

PBS Kids: Free educational games, videos, and daily activities.

ABCya: Wide variety of educational games and videos. (K-6)

Magic School Bus: Ideas of science experiments and printables related to Magic School bus books and science topics.

Fluency and Fitness (Free for 21 days) Exersizing our brains and bodies, K-2

Starfall: Some free content for K-3rd grade. Literacy, math, music, etc.

National Geographic Kids: Wide variety of science and social studies content. (games, videos)

Study Jams: Math and science topics, including experiments, videos, lesson ideas, extension activities, and more!

Fun Fonix: Free phonics worksheets, printable phonics workbooks, worksheet maker, and printable game templates. Reading skills broken down by phonics rules, and embeds spelling and writing skills too.

Grid Club: Fun interactive learning games and videos for kids. Lots of material on English and math, science, history, languages, geography, health, art, music and more.

Tvokids: Free educational games and shows for ages preschool-5th grade.



ABCmouse.com (Free 30 Day Trial) https://www.abcmouse.com/

Online Enrichment for Learning at Home Everything! : )

Middle School

Learn how to Draw something cool - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8

Practice your Social Studies, Math, ELA and Science skills and maybe try something new - learn some Spanish! https://www.ixl.com/

Explore the world around you! https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/


Play some Math games - https://play.prodigygame.com/

This one requires signup https://www.khanacademy.org/signup

Maybe you love Science and Technology? Try these:




Go on a virtual museum tour -




Looking for ideas on how to spend your day?


Interested in how the government works? https://www.icivics.org/games

Love History? This is a website that allows you to react to the past.

Looking for short, quick reads?

This one requires signup - https://www.readworks.org/

This one also might require signup https://newsela.com/


Interactive eBooks-science https://www.nsta.org/ebooks/Grades6-12/

Collections (6-8 ELA curriculum) nonfiction articles https://hmhfyi.com/6-12/

High School

Khan Academy (K-12): Tutorials/lessons in math, science, history, programming, art history, economics and more https://www.khanacademy.org


Four Year Old Program: Your child must be 4 on or before Sept. 15, 2020 to join our preschool programs at PCM. Classes meet 4 days per week, T-F, 3 hours in the morning (8:00-11:00) or 3 hours in the afternoon (12-3:00). There is no preschool on Mondays. If your child will be attending preschool, please go online to the school website www.pcmschools.org.

  • Click on the Schools Tab

  • Click on neighborhood school tab (Monroe Elementary or Prairie City Elementary)

  • Select Preschool and then a link for Preschool Registration

  • Click on 20-21 Preschool Registration Survey

  • Complete each question for your child’s information

Monroe Elementary 641-259-2314

Prairie City Elementary 515-994-2377