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VPSB COVID-19 Break: Learning Resources

CARLY JOHN
Staff Reporter
Leesville Daily Leader

“The Vernon Parish School Board will not be operating a distance education program during this

closure. Instead, we will be providing At Home Learning Resources available online and in

print,” said the VPSB.

The online learning resources are to support and reinforce content previously taught to your

child and do not replace regular classroom instruction, but the use of these resources is

encouraged during the break.

No new learning standards will be taught, with the exception of Advanced Placement and Dual

Enrollment courses, and these students will be contacted by their teachers for further

instruction.

These online resources can be found online via the VPSB website vpsb.us or can pick up

printed out materials by contacting the school's principal.

The Home Learning Resources are not required work, and the list will be updated daily.

Via the vpsb.us website:

Internet Access for Students:

● Limited income households can apply for $5 to $10 per month internet access (AT&T

Access, CenturyLink Lifeline).

● Charter Communication will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days

to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a free

subscription.

● Cox Communications is offering

• Limited-time, first month free of Connect2Compete service, 9.95/month thereafter

• Until May 15, 2020, provide phone and remote desktop support through Cox Complete

Care at no charge

• Resources for discounted, refurbished equipment through our association with PCs for

People

• A Learn from Home toolkit for schools, including instructions on how to fast-track

eligible students without internet access

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has launched the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, which many

broadband carriers have signed. For the next 60 days, its core provisions will:

• Not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their

inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;

• Waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of

their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and

• Open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.

“Any further questions should be directed to the school principal. All dual enrollment high school

courses will continue online, please follow the procedures outlined by Northwestern State

University.” via VPSB.com

Other learning resources to keep students learning during the break:

● Redeem code SCHOOL7771 for FREE access to ABCmouse.com Early Learning

Academy, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ while schools are closed.

www.ABCMouse.com/Redeem for Early Learning Academy (Preschool Through 2nd)

www.ReadingIQ.com/Redeem for Reading IQ (for children in Preschool through 6th)

www.AdventureAcademy.com/Redeem for Adventure Academy (3rd through 8th)

These will cover all subjects for pre-k through 12th grade including typing and Spanish.

● FREE Scholastic Learn From Home www.scholastic.com/learnfromhome.

● FREE children's literacy resource featuring famous storytellers reading books aloud.

Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home.

https://www.storylineonline.net/

● www.ixl.com is going to be one of your most comprehensive sites for ALL grades and

they offer a 30 day free trial

● www.education.com

● www.brainpop.com

● www.brainpopjr.com

● www.ixl.com

● www.prodigygame.com

● www.xtramath.com

● www.khanacademy.com

● www.allinonehomeschool.com

● www.spellingcity.com

● www.starfall.com

● www.coolmath.com

● www.funbrain.com

● www.learninggamesforkids.com

● www.adventureacademy.com

● www.readingeggs.com

● www.adaptedmind.com

● www.coursera.com

● www.abcya.com

● www.turtlediary.com

● www.grammaropolis.com

Youtube Channels for core learning:

● Peekaboo Kids: https://www.youtube.com/user/Peekaboo

● Mathantics: https://youtu.be/RVYwunbpMHA

● NumberRocks:https://youtu.be/wwekMIqb55s

● Alpha Blocks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qs3c0ehDvZkbiEbOj6Drg

● Story Bots: https://www.youtube.com/user/storybots

Youtube channels for stories, songs and crafts (good for preschoolers and crafty kids that may

go stir crazy; most don't require anything special from the store)

● Jack Hartmann Kids:https://www.youtube.com/user/JackHartmann

● Dolly's Stories KIDS:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXlOesa1twbhiVSF09QCRsA

● Pinkfong!https://www.youtube.com/user/SmartBooksMedia

● 5 Minute Crafts PLAY:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC57XAjJ04TY8gNxOWf-Sy0Q

● Art for Kids Hub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQXvBKUDinE

Science/History channels and websites:

● Science Max: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PHcnoYXHHY

● SciShow Kids: https://www.youtube.com/user/scishowkids

● National Geographic Kids: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

● You can live stream video through NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

Live Cams of animals in different habitats all over the world, streaming in real time:

● https://explore.org/.../currently-live/manatee-cam-under-water

Sites with games so your kids won't even feel like they are doing school!

● http://www.smartygames.com

● https://www.splashlearn.com

● http://www.mathblaster.com/

● http://www.sheppardsoftware.com

● http://www.knowledgeadventure.com

● https://www.mathplayground.com

● http://www.cookie.com

Printable worksheets if you don’t want them online:

● https://www.greatschools.org/gk/worksheets/

● https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printabl.../

● https://www.jumpstart.com/parents/worksheets

● https://www.scholastic.com/.../free-printables-for-all-ages