Dear Parents and Guardians,
As we approach the next two weeks, I want to provide you with some literacy based activities to continue to foster a love of reading! Alternatively you can visit my Google Classroom page as follows:
- Log in to your child's school Google account ID@jcpsnj.org;
- Click on Google Apps located at the upper right, and choose Classroom;
- Click on the + sign located at the upper right to Join a Class and enter code yks5jv5.
You will be able to access other literacy and technology based activities, some of which our students are already familiar.
Literacy Based Resources
Time for Kids Digital Library Free for the Rest of the School Year!
Click on the link for free access to a library of four-grade specific digital editions of TIME for Kids and Your $ financial literacy magazine. The TIME for Kids digital library will be available for free for the remainder of the school year.
Below is a set of resources to help your child learn computer science at home! You can access Code.org through your Clever account. You don't have to sign in, but if you don't, your progress won't be saved!
Dance Party - code a dance party featuring music by Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes and more!
Minecraft - Use your creativity and problem solving skill to journey and explore new worlds.
AI for Oceans - Learn how AI and machine learning can be used to address world problems
Flappy Code - Write your own flappy game code.
Click START and begin programing! Be sure to watch all the videos!
Live Read-Alouds by Authors and Streaming Story Time
Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books. Each story comes with a free Activity Guide and can be viewed on YouTube or SchoolTube. Rainbow Fish, Wilfrid Gordon Macdonald Partridge, and To Be a Drum are just a few of the books available.
Founded in 2008, freechildrenstories.com operates on the simple principle that children’s development is paramount. Their mission is to offer traditional, meaningful storytelling to every child, parent, or teacher around the globe with access to the internet, for free.
Discover books from around the world at the International Children’s Digital Library. The free site does not read the books aloud, but students can read them independently during Read to Self or free time. This is a great site for extension activities when learning about different regions of the world and can be used effectively into the middle school grades.
Storynory features a collection of original, fairy tale, and classic children’s audio stories. Students can follow along with the story as it is read to them, as the text is also included on the site. There are also some great features available that give you the option of downloading the audio to your computer, listening to “catch phrase” explanations, translating text into different languages (especially helpful for your ELL students!), and more.