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Weekly At-Home Learning Newsletter
August 31, 2020 - September 4, 2020
We are here to support your at-home and distance learning needs with this week's set of educational resources.
FEATURED RESOURCES
Play and learn as a family or classroom with these bingo activity packets focused on the theme of My Family and Me.
Learn Along Bingo for Ages 2-5: My Family and Me
Learn Along Bingo for Ages 6-8: My Family and Me
Theme: Reading, Writing, & Storytelling
Reading, writing, and storytelling resources to support at-home and distance learning.
Lessons & Activities
Snails and Snacks! (PreK)
Children will explore the sweet, slimy world of snails (and worms!) and discover the difference between fact and fiction with this collection of interactive videos, stories and games.
Field Guide Family Activity | MOLLY OF DENALI (Gr K-2)
Use this Field Guide to Birds from the PBS KIDS series MOLLY OF DENALI™ to identify and learn more about birds in your neighborhood or community. Then children can seek out additional information and create their own pages to add to Molly’s guide. Also available in Spanish.

Using Reference Materials to Correctly Spell Words | No Nonsense Grammar (Gr 3-5)
Some words may sound like other words, but using the wrong word can lead to confusion and madness.With this activity, students learn how to use reference materials to help them distinguish between words that sound the same but are spelled differently.
Identifying "Fake" News | Common Sense Education (Gr 6-8)
What is “fake” news? How do we know it’s false? Use these resources from Common Sense Education to help students investigate the way information is presented so that they can analyze what they read and see on the Web.
In This Together: Storytelling Activity | PBS American Portrait (Gr 9-12)
Through personal stories, photographs, and videos, individuals across the United States share their first-hand accounts of how the global coronavirus pandemic has affected their lives. Engage students in these personal stories with discussion questions and a variety of activities.
GAMES, APPS, & VIDEOS
Dinosaur Train A to Z (PreK-K)
This essential dinosaur collection helps build reading skills and encourages the exploration of life science and natural history through discovery, play and reading!
Martha Speaks True Stories (Gr K-2)
Engage children in non-fiction storytelling through this collection of interactive narratives from Martha Speaks.
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Games (Gr 1-3)
These games from Xavier Riddle and the Museum help children learn about famous American writers and heroes and encourage them to try a hand at creating their own stories.