Resources for Students

  • All student have Google accounts which allow students to access online resources through Clever including books through Sora.  Contact your teacher through ClassDojo if you need account information.  If you do not have a ClassDojo account, email your teacher, rmontoya@vusd.org or schicoine@vusd.org with your student's name(s) and account information will be emailed. 

     

    Video made by Mrs. Batchelor showing how to log into Google and use Clever

     

    VUSD District Resources K-6 Daily Schedule Suggestions and Links

    Below are some links with key points for parents to use  when talking to their children about the Coronavirus:  

    NCTSN (National Child and Traumatic Stress Network) General information, self-care for parents, ways to support children.

    PBS   https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

    Coping with COVID-19 Stess and Talking To Your Children    

     

    Social Emotional Resources

    We encourage you to further understanding the cause of equality and justice.

    Resources on talking to young kids about race and racism

     

    18 At-Home Ideas To Keep Kids Busy (And Adults Sane) During Coronavirus

    Below are free websites that are available which may not be on your teacher's Clever page: 

    VUSD Reading Resources

    TCOE Distance Learning

    Preschool to 3rd Grade

    Starfall – This is a great website for learning to read. Starfall takes your kids all the way from ABC’s to Learning to Read! There are some fun games and more that surround Phonics, Sounds and putting sounds together in words! This is great for preschoolers learning to read!

    Grades PK-6th

    ABCYa – This is another great learning site for kids. There is everything from Counting Games, to Graphing, Patterns and more. Great for learning early math skills. This is one of my Son’s Favorite Free Websites!
     
    Audible StoriesFor as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
     
    Explore.org - is the world's leading philanthropic live nature cam network and documentary film channel.
     
    Fun Brain – Reading, Math, Tic Tac Toe and more are all a part of FunBrain.com! Explore tons of new games for kids and learn as you go. They even have fun Mad Libs to help with reading!
     
    GoNoodle - engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
     
    Highlights for Kids – My kids LOVE Highlights Magazines, and the website is just as great! There are games, books, crafts and of course Hidden Pictures.
     
    Into the Book - is a reading comprehension resource for elementary students and teachers. We focus on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. Try the online interactive activities, or click below to find out how to get our engaging 15-minute video programs.
     
    Just Books Read Aloud - The site is intended to be a resource for parents, teachers and children to easily and simply listen to a great collection of children's books.
     
    Khan Academy - Practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
     
    Math Learning Center- The Math Learning Center (MLC) is a nonprofit organization serving the education community. Our mission is to inspire and enable individuals to discover and develop their mathematical confidence and ability. 
     
    Math Place Value Game:   Math deucator and traininer, Greg Tang's website with math educational resources.
     
    Math Playground - A fun way to pracrice math facts with free math games.
     
    Mystery Science - School Closure, Free Lessons by grade level
     
    National Geographic Kids – This is a great site for exploring our world and learning all you can about the Ocean, Animals, Geography and more! There is a TON of information on this site and also some great videos, Puzzles and quizzes!
     
    PORTS Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students - California State Parks is now broadcasting our PORTS Home Learning Programs from locations across California. Students learning from home will be able to access our precious natural resources and cultural heritage from the comfort of their own. See the calendar and register for exciting classes. 
     
    PBS Kids – This is a great site for kids of all ages featuring all of your kids favorite characters from PBS!
     
    Ranger Rick - To help you stay entertained and engaged in the natural world, we are making our website free to all visitors through the end of June. 
     
    Storyline Online -  Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading. Teachers use Storyline Online in their classrooms, and doctors and nurses play Storyline Online in children’s hospitals.
     

    Scholastic Learn at Home - Regardless of your virtual learning plans, preparing instructional content for weeks away from school can be daunting. This free resource provides all students with 20* days’ worth of learning journeys that span the content areas so you can keep your students academically active while your buildings are closed.

    Story Time From Space - While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading books to the children of Earth. These videos are being edited and placed on this Story Time From Space website- look under the heading ” Story Time Videos”.

    Time for Kids - Free for the rest of the year register for you grade level. 

     
    Video Writing Prompts - Free video prompts that you can use as you inspire your students to fall in love with writing.
     
    We are Teachers 25+ Virtual Field Trips- Slime in space, museums and more. 
     
    Wide Open School - A free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.
     
    Wonderopolis Similar to the National Geographic Website, this provides fun facts about our world and the animals in our land. So many fun facts to explore!
     
    XtraMath® is a Seattle 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to math achievement for all. Our goal is to develop effective, efficient, adaptive, and intrinsically rewarding supplemental math activities.
     
    youcubedInspiring Math Success for all Students through Growth Mindsets and Innovative Teaching
     

    CYBER SAFETY     Technology Skills for Smarter Balance

    Computer Skills

    YouTube Learning (works with a Google account)

    Kids Learning Tube Playlist  - Video Songs that promote leanting in many topics. 

    Free School - A safe and friendly place to expose children to famous art, classical music, children's literature, and natural science in an age-appropriate and kid-accessible way.

    Homeschool Pop - Our goal is to make fun, exciting learning videos for elementary students. We are called Homeschool Pop because our lead narrator and writer is a homeschool dad. (Pop is a fun way to say "dad").

    Smithsonian Channel™ is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment.

    TED-Ed -Lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of TED-Ed animations, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed website (ed.ted.com).

    thebrainscoop- I'm Emily, the Chief Curiosity Correspondent of The Field Museum in Chicago, former volunteer of the University of Montana Zoological Museum, and I'd like to share some of the amazing things we have in the collection with the Internet!

    WordWorld - reschool series where words are truly the stars of the show! Come along for an adventurous romp into a vibrant world of words with the WordFriends—animals whose bodies are made up of the letters that spell the word they are.