Most Recent Notifications

Due to COVID-19, Stratford Preschool will close its doors as of September 1, 2020.

Educational Websites

Actively Learn

Actively Learn is a website owned by ActivEd that is currently offering free access to their walkabouts.  “Walkabouts are on-demand adventures that transform math, language arts, and reading content into short, movement-rich activities for Pre-K through Second Grade students.” 

Stay At Home Care Package

Stay at Home Care Package Free Printable

Big Life Journal which is dedicated to helping you and your children get through this unsettling period of increased shelter at home.

You can download their exclusive Stay-At-Home Care pack with ideas to get your children moving and learning while staying indoors!

Many ideas in this package were suggested by their growth mindset community of parents and teachers.  

Scholastic Free Resources

Scholastic releases free daily courses for kids stuck home amid coronavirus school closures.  Click HERE to go to their webpage.

Education.com

Resources for Your Students

Weekly Boost

Grade specific, educator-curated bundles of resources matched to the school year. Tip: Download the week all at once to make a learning packet.

See Weekly Boost

Independent Study Packets

One week’s worth of learning materials across all subjects, with additional weeks on their way. Ready to print or email as a PDF to your class.

See Independent Study Packets

Guided Lessons

Sets of digital games, songs, and stories grouped by key skills.

See Guided Lessons

As you may know, Education.com offers even more resources to aid your students’ learning journeys, including worksheets, lesson plans, and interactive games. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit our Product Information Page.

Mo Willems make Mondays more fun!

Kids’ author Mo Willems is here to make Mondays a little better for a while: Starting March 16th, he’ll release a new “Lunch Doodle” video each Monday at 1 PM.

Willems—he of the beloved Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny, and the Elephant and Piggy series, though you already knew that—is the current Education Artist in Residence at the Kennedy Center. He says his livestream will virtually invite “learners of all ages” into his studio and encourage them to draw and write with him. New videos will be posted to the Mo Willems page on the Kennedy Center’s website.

Willems is encouraging students to send him questions at LUNCHDOODLES@kennedy-center.org, and he’ll try to answer some of the questions in his videos. “I know a lot of you guys are not in school. You’re at home right now, because of all the things that are going on. Well guess what? I’m at home, too,” he said in a video press release. “We’re gonna hang out together. Matter of fact, I’m really looking forward to it.”

K12 Reader: Reading Instruction Resources

This website provides a plethora of worksheets focused mainly on reading and writing skills and all for FREE! 

Click HERE for a variety of Preschool Worksheets.

Click HERE for a variety of Kindergarten and First Grade Worksheets.

PE With Joe!

Joe Wicks, “The Body Coach” has declared he will take on the role of “the nation’s P.E. teacher” during the current pandemic situation.  Tune in to his You Tube Channel every weekday at 9am to watch as he streams the 30 minute class live, or check out recordings from previous days if you miss one.  

Cat Cow Yoga

New Zoom Classroom for All Classes in April

https://zoom.us/j/831574712

You are set- all you need to do is use the link above to access yoga five days a week for your children. April yoga starts tomorrow morning with a new class option! At 9 am we will serve our youngest friends with some songs and stories in a 20 minute format.

10 am is the yoga we’ve been practicing since the start of our onine channel. This month the theme is Spring Break, each class wil will travel to a different destination to explore and practice together.

Then on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am, we are going to do a more grown-up version of yoga for kids who are ready for new challenges.

DON’T FORGET! These Zoom classrooms open 15 minutes before class so your children can socialize with their buddies or even have yoga playdates, with a little coordination on your part.

Age suggestions are just that, suggestions. With your April memebership and new virtual classroom link, you and your chlldren can try all three.

NEW ZOOM CLASSROOM FOR ALL CLASSES IN APRIL

https://zoom.us/j/375000440

Can’t wait to see everyone in the morning!

Did you miss our live stream of yoga this morning? No worries, just click the link below to find a recording of a previous yoga class.

Friday, March 20th

Thursday, March 19th

Wednesday, March 18th

Paris Museums Put 100,000 Images Online for Unrestricted Public Use

14 museums in Paris have joined together to make 100,000 high resolution digital copies of artwork available to the public on their collections website! Enjoy!

100 Resources for Gifted Kids (From the Arts to the Sciences and Everything In Between)

This article, published on the Not So Formulaic website provides an extensive and thorough list of amazing websites to keep the entire family engaged and entertained during this extended time away from school.  We hope you enjoy the variety of sites and maybe even find a new favorite website for your family! 

Book Read Alouds

Eric Carle reads "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

Listen to Eric Carle read his book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

Educational Apps

Khan Academy Kids

Khan Academy Kids is a free app created for children ages 2-7 to promote a lifetime of learning in an ad free environment.

Prodigy Math Games

Prodigy Math Games provides a fun way for your children to practice their math skills and allows you to see their progress and focus their math practice on specific skills or align them to the Virginia Standards of Learning, all for FREE! WOW!

Virtual Field Trips

San Diego Zoo

https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Find animal videos, stories, facts, games and more at the San Diego Kids Zoo.

Georgia Aquarium

Ocean Voyager Webcam

Check in on all the undersea fun and adventures at the Georgia Aquarium.

Coronavirus Website Links

The following websites provide current and useful information regarding the coronavirus:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Child Mind: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus