Updated: April 10, 2020
SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF MD YAPpy HOUR:
For little ones age 7 and younger, YAPpy Hour is the way to go – this is an 8-week virtual offering aimed to engage our youngest athletes and their family members across the state. If you are an educator and have implemented the Young Athletes Program in your classroom, we encourage you to continue programming and join in! We have modified all equipment to reflect household alternatives, our social media accounts share what household equipment will be needed for each week:
Tues at 10am: https://somd.zoom.us/j/869846725
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/505213316840773/
Thurs at 5pm: https://somd.zoom.us/j/640594887
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/661025557990452/
Sat at 9am: https://somd.zoom.us/j/638231709
The following link describes all of the free resources available to educators and students.
Things of note: Free Comcast internet for low income families, free premium Kahoot, free Smart Technologies Learning Suite online.
Link to a wealth of distance learning resources including math, science, and other subjects.
Virtual Events for Kids: Free Lessons, Tours, Concerts, and Story Times
Accessible via computers and smart tv. Free parent logins. Various activities for Brain Breaks.
Offering free access to both schools and parents who are impacted by school closures.
Short videos on hundreds of topics across content areas along with aligned printable and digital activities
Designed for individuals with disabilities. Offers a paid portion and a free portion. Activities include feelings/emotions game, safety songs, same or different. Activity suggestions for not on the computer.
Access to 35,000 books, learning videos, quizzes & more
Common Core Standard based has both internet based and worksheets. Offers a paid portion but many areas are accessible for free.
A favorite website of many SES students. Has an interactive calendar where students have to answer questions pertaining to elapsed days and weeks within a month. This website has a lot of other interactive games and activities to choose from, including Adventure Man ( a comic book character) and math bingo ( a favorite of my students).
Grade level math games and a good calendar students can interact with to give them a sense of time
Make a piece of art every day. Any medium: pencil, crayon, marker, ink, paint, photography, sculpture... anything! Use the words on the list below (you can change the order) or create your own list, but it's fun when everyone interprets the same word on the same day.
SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE:
Electronic access to the National Wildlife Federation magazine and digital content.
Offering 3 month free access.
Free access to Keyboarding Without Tears, free use of their worksheet maker, and free
handwriting activities and tutorials for grades K-5. Offering free shipping for all workbooks and
products. For students working on cursive writing, they just came out with a new workbook
called "Cursive Kickoff."
ZOO LIVE CAMS:
San Diego Zoo offers Live Cams and Videos of Your favorite animals:
Smithsonian National Zoo Live webcams (Lion, Panda, & elephant):
Houston Zoo Webcam ( Giraffe, Gorilla, elephant, leaf cutter ants, Rhino, Chimps)
Maryland Zoo ( Penguins, Giraffe, Flamingo, Goat)
Memphis Zoo Live animal cam (Panda, Hippo, elephant)
Live cams Monterey Aquarium
VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOURS:
National Museum of Natural History (Dinosaurs, Plants, Early life, Ancient seas, Mammals, Ice Age, Genome)
(African Bush Elephant & rotunda; African voices, Bone Hall, Butterfly Pavilion, Fossils, Human Origins, Ancient Egypt)
(Antlers, Wet Specimens, Whale Bones)
Boston Children’s Museum
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Multiple Natural History Museums and Zoo
National Museum United States Air Force
360-degree virtual videos tours around the world (example: Azores, Sintra, Portugal, etc - younger kids, older kids, and adults)
MOVEMENT BREAKS FOR KIDS:
Special Olympics of Maryland
People can post their personal activity or join the weekly MOVEment meetings every Friday at 12pm. This Friday’s offering is yoga – to join, click https://bit.ly/3dxlAH4 at 12pm on Friday.
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ATTENTION AND FOCUSING: