• Keep Reading with National Geographic Kids

    Posted by Lisa Comer on 5/22/2020

    National Geographic Kids has so many interesting articles, activities, videos, and games that it could take the whole summer to see everything.  Check out the Brain Boosters, Cool Stuff, and Weird but True sections.   https://kids.nationalgeographic.com


    I hope you have enjoyed my Distance Learning Post.  Can’t wait to see everyone in person when school starts back in August.  Please keep reading and have a wonder-filled summer.

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  • You Can be an Engineer

    Posted by Lisa Comer on 5/21/2020

    PBS Kids has a web site that teaches kids about science and engineering called Design Squad Global: https://pbskids.org/designsquad/ The site uses videos from their TV series, Design Squad Nation, as well as games and activities that incorporate the principles of engineering.  The site gives students instructions on how to build things and enter contest where they submit their own engineered designs.  If you want to get creative this summer, then head over to Design Squad Global.

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  • What's On APT?

    Posted by Lisa Comer on 5/20/2020

    Alabama Public Television, APT, is now live streaming their educational content:  https://apt2.org/education/education-broadcast-schedule/ They have a wonderful line up of programs dealing with science, history, biographies, and weather.  I find their Spy in the Wild series amazing and thoroughly engrossing.  You will definitely want to tune in to watch.

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  • Start a Garden

    Posted by Lisa Comer on 5/19/2020

    While everyone has been staying at home, gardens have become very popular.  The Nature Conservancy website has nature videos for students to learn about growing a garden and how soil and water are natural resources that are necessary to sustain life.  https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/who-we-are/how-we-work/youth-engagement/nature-lab/elementary-lesson-plans/

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  • Slime in Space

    Posted by Lisa Comer on 5/18/2020

    Take a virtual field trip to the International Space Station and find out how slime reacts to microgravity. Meet the astronauts who do science experiments on the space station. Compare the differences when the same slime experiments are tested in a Nickelodeon lab.

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  • Read a Magazine Online

    Posted by Lisa Comer on 5/15/2020

    The National Wildlife Federation’s Ranger Rick Magazine is making all digital copies available online for free through June as long as you don’t mind going through a registration process https://rangerrick.org/freedigital/.  You will be able to read Ranger Rick, Ranger Rick, Jr., Zoobooks, and other great nature magazines on different grade levels.  This is a great way to keep reading during the summer.


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  • Spend Some Time with Mo Willems

    Posted by Lisa Comer on 5/14/2020

    Mo Willems needs no introduction. Students love his Pigeon and Elephant & Piggie books. He has created a series of videos called Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems that inspire students to pick up a pen and start drawing: https://youtu.be/MjaYnyCJDdU He is a featured artist at the Kennedy Center:
    Visit https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/ He also has an author website with fun activities and videos that include many of his book characters: http://pigeonpresents.com/ So if you are looking for something to do; spend some time with Mo Willems.

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  • Can You Escape?

    Posted by Lisa Comer on 5/13/2020

    Escape Rooms are all the rage in school classrooms.  Now you can try your brain power with an Escape Room from home.  Help Lucy take a trip around the world Around the World Escapeor help the zoo keeper find the escaped animals https://sites.google.com/view/animaladventurebreakout/home.  If you figure them out, please let me know.

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  • The Mattel Playroom

    Posted by Lisa Comer on 5/12/2020

    The Mattel Company is known for their fun toys. They now have a fun website for children: https://www.mattel.com/en-us/playroom The Mattel Playroom has printable activities, crafts, stories, and games.

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  • Visit an Alabama State Park

    Posted by Lisa Comer on 5/11/2020

    The state of Alabama shows its diversity through its state parks. The State Park Naturalist have created some virtual tours so that you can visit them online: Alabama State Park Videosand Outdoor Alabama videosViewing some of these videos reminds me of an old motto for the state, "Alabama Has it All."

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