Most Recent Notifications
Please look to this page for the latest information regarding Stratford’s status as well as for additional learning resources and ideas for educational activities during this time.
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.”
Scholastic Free Resources
Scholastic releases free daily courses for kids stuck home amid coronavirus school closures. Click HERE to go to their webpage.
Resources for Your Students
Grade specific, educator-curated bundles of resources matched to the school year. Tip: Download the week all at once to make a learning packet.
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.
Sets of digital games, songs, and stories grouped by key skills.
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!
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
Interactive yoga classes!
Guess what? Cat Cow Yoga classes are going to continue DAILY as a live stream. I’ve been thinking about this option for some time. I can’t imagine putting these yoga practices on hold when they need them the most!
Starting WEDNESDAY March 18th, classes will stream from Zoom ( link below) and then there will be an option to watch the recorded version. I would encourage you to try to make it live because children will get the social interaction they are craving, 💯 percent 🦠 germ-free.
Yoga class will be live at 10 am DAILY
Follow this link to our virtual yoga studio:
Meeting ID: 831 574 712
It is so important to keep our children on a healthy schedule, with calming activities. This will definitely be different from the classes I host at schools – you will be there, sharing the experience. It is going to be an adventure! See you Wednesday!
P.S- all photos have been placed in your dropbox folders. If you don’t know where that is, look at your last email from me and use the button that says something like “see photos here”. It remains the same each week. If you are confused email me or call!
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.
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
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!