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School Closure resources

If you are looking for some additional resources on top of what our lovely teachers and staff prepared and sent home last week to help your kiddos learn and get through the next 6 weeks, below are some awesome options for anything from literacy to science to art.


List of educational companies offering free subscriptions.

Khan Academy is a great resource for subjects ranging from math to economics and has a parental control board to show how your kid is progressing and how much time they spend on each subject:

• Scholastic has a resource for kids at home:

• FREE children's literacy resource featuring the world's best storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home:

• Storytime from Space! The Global Space Education Project sent children’s books to the International Space Station to be read by astronauts!

• Beale Library in California is offering Virtual Storytime everyday next week:

• Author Oliver Jeffers will be reading a book everyday starting Monday

• Brad Meltzer, author of the “I Am” books for kids, about people in history, will be reading his books as well:

• The KidLit TV team has created a virtual library of FREE read aloud, drawing & writing tutorials, podcasts, art activities + reading resources for kids! Find them here:


• Free STEM lessons for K-12 students starting at 10am EST on Monday 3/16

• Skype a Scientist - Check out the awesome lineup! Mostly scheduled from 12-2 eastern time. Sign up here- you won't be sorry!:

• Hour of Code for their tutorials:

Guard Pest Control will be posting a daily bug/science activity to their Facebook page

• The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will be live streaming each day at 3PM EST highlighting their animals and offering an activity you can do from home

Mr. Jon & Friends is planning to do Live music for toddlers/preschoolers in the mornings at 10:30am EST for 2 weeks

• Beginning March 16, the Met will stream a title from its Live in HD series each night through the duration of the closure. The performances, originally captured as live broadcasts in movie theatres worldwide, will begin at 7:30 PM EST:

• Seattle Symphony Orchestra is providing free live stream performances!

• Singalong with Emily Arrow! Everyday at 1pm. Check out her page for details.

• St. Patrick’s Day LiveStream Concert from DropKick Murphy’s

Art for Kids Hub has a ton of amazing step by step videos on their Facebook page

McHarper Manor is doing online art classes for elementary age kids, supplies will need to be purchased ahead of time. They will be at 1pm EST and have the week of projects listed.

Ms. Meyer’s Come Draw With Me will be having art lessons everyday next week, including a special St. Patrick’s Day one! Simple supply list on her page.

• Comic book making and activity sheets:

• Draw everyday with JJK - Jarrett Krosoczka is an author/illustrator offering drawing lessons starting 3/16:

• Free cartooning classes for all ages Live! Internationally syndicated cartoonist Joe Wos of MazeToons fame is taking marker into his own hands to help! Beginning on Weds March 18th Joe will be offering free live cartooning classes online for all ages. The live classes will take place on YouTube channel HowToToon at 1pm(eastern time zone), 3 days a week (Tuesdays-Thursdays). Students can access the channel by visiting


Virtual Field Trips, Tours, and more:
• Here is a link to 12 virtual museum tours:

• Daily activities for kids from their favorite characters through Once Upon a Party:

• Discovery Channel Virtual Field Trips


PE/Get Moving: “We’ve used this for years on rainy days when the kids need to get moving. There’s Minecraft yoga and Frozen yoga, etc.”

• Free Online Karate Lessons -

• Fitness Blender has a really great 26 minute exercise video that’s good for the whole family:…/fitness-blender-kids-worko…


*Disclaimer: The listing of any person, commercial product, service, or website does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Hillcrest PTA

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