WCS Closure Resources
In response to school closures, it's our goal to provide as many resources for families to work through this period of social distancing. Below, you'll find a vast amount of general educational links, ideas, and crafy fun for your children to do during this time to keep their days productive!
Your students' teachers will be reaching out with instruction by Monday, March 23rd. If you have any questions, as always, do not hesitate to contact their teacher or call the main office at 607-356-3301. You can find teacher's email addresses in the Staff Directory.
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Amazing Educationsl Resources
An extensive list of educational resources with descriptions.
Parent Resources - Google Doc Compilation
Massive list of learning links and tools
Accessibyte makes fun, funky, fully accessible apps for users who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, dyslexic, or have other reading difficulties
Storyline Online (always free): Books read out loud by authors / famous people
Brain Pop and Brain Pop Jr. free during school closures
Science & Exploration
"School has been canceled in more than a dozen states, many of them with very short notice. If you're worried about your child falling behind with their learning or wasting away in front of netflix next week- we're here to help! Join us on Monday, March 16th, for a daily show featuring science and math lessons, crafts and games. Hosted by Science Mom and Math Dad, this two hour livestream is a wonderful way to put some fun learning into your quarantine."
Art & Music
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!
Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.
Cassie Stephens: Art Teacherin' in Tennessee
"Since yesterday, I've been trying to think of a way to turn this lemon of a situation into lemonade. I know that I am confused and frustrated, sad and scared...so I cannot imagine how our students are feeling. I had to turn in lessons for home-based learning (which I shared earlier today) but I want to do more. So I'll be doing a little art teacherin' every day."
Using legos as stamps with ink pads.
20 Virtual Field Trips
Art Museums, Zoos, Aquariums & Travel!
This site not only has links to various places, but activities and resources attached to provide an educational lesson for each category!
Museum Virtual Tours
12 Famous Museums that offer Virtual Tours you can take on your couch!
Virtual Field Trips
Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links!
National Park Tours
33 National Park tours you can take virtually from the comfort of your home.
Educational Shows on Netflix
150+ Educational Shows to stream on Netflix during school closures.
Virtual Farm Tours
Speech Therapy Skills
"I recommend that families shoot for two 5-minute sessions per day to target your child's speech and language skills. The research is showing that shorter, more frequent sessions are more effective for learning and retention than longer, less frequent sessions."
Spanish Storytime with Mrs. Bea
"Hola amigos! I’m starting this group because I love to share stories in Spanish with kids. Also I don’t want to skip all my storytimes that I already had planned with my little friends. So this is an invitation to share some Spanish and have fun in your house." ❤️
Clubs & STEAM
School's out! We understand that the closure of schools can be challenging for students and parents, so we are taking our popular Snapology STEAM classes online. We have adapted our curriculum so that your child can make their screen time count with engaging and entertaining STEAM enrichment. Check out our online schedule: http://bit.ly/SnapologyOnline
Boolean Girl - Full STEM ahead
"Register for our free, live instructor-led onlin series. Kids learn to CODE, BUILD, INVENT, and ANIMATE, and each episode is age-appropriately tailored for ages 8 to 18.