Family Resources

Distance Learning Starts April 6
Click the pages to the right to find our Distance Learning approach and Distance Learning Menus and resources for each grade level.  
Online Learning Links
 
 
Reading Horizons Discovery Logo
Reading Horizons Discovery is our school's literacy practice site. https://altura.rhdiscovery.com/ 
Students must log in with their individual log in information. 
 
 
Keyboarding without Tears logo
Your child can practice keyboarding skills with our school subscription to Keyboarding without Tears 
Students must log in with their individual log in information. 
 
 
Inner Explorer Logo
Practice Mindfulness at home with our community subscription to Inner Explorer! 
Families will need to set up their own accounts to access the program. 
After you create your account, you can practice! Click on "MY CLASS" to see all mindfulness options. 
 
 
 
Mystery Science Logo
Mystery Science is offering free resources for families and schools! Click the Mystery Science link or visit 
 
scholastic logo
 
Scholastic Learn at Home is offering FREE access to families during school closures. CLICK HERE to read the letter from Scholastic and visit scholastic.com/learnathome to access free content!
scholastic learn at home letter
 
Brain pop logo
Brain Pop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
 
Click the Brain Pop link and create your own free family account to be able to access tons of different videos, lessons, and resources! 
 
 
Lakeshore Logo
Lakeshore Learning is offering free online resources for families during school closures. Click the link to visit their resource hub. 
 
Study Island
Study Island is offering free access to their online programing during closures related to COVID-19. We are working on getting access for Altura Prep families- please check back for more details soon!
 
Khan AcademyKhan Academy is offering free resources! Click the link to create a "learner" account and get started.
 
 
audible learning
Audible is offering free audiobooks while schools are closed!  We love audiobooks- they are fantastic for increasing a child's academic vocabulary, supporting their comprehension, and creating the meaningful imagery students need to make connections with literature.  All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.  https://stories.audible.com/start-listen 
 
 
Home Learning BingoLooking for something to do at home with your family? Try our version of Home Learning Bingo... Click the link to get your board! 
 
 
 
COVID-19 SPECIFIC RESOURCES:
 
Tips for having your child at home during school closures: 
 
1. Create a routine - Prepsters (and others) are used to having a regular schedule at school. As much as you can, create and stick to a schedule at home. Click the link to the right for some Home Learning Schedule examples. 
 
2. Focus on school-related work in specific time increments - establish a time of day (see suggestions above) and a certain place for students to do academic work. 
 
3. Help manage their anxieties by managing your own- while kids will have varying levels of awareness about the scope of concern over the Coronavirus, they will for sure be picking up on our anxieties.

Talk to your kids about what is going on, without being overly dramatic. Fortunately, we can honestly tell our kids that most children are not becoming very sick from this virus, and that they should be OK.You can explain to them why we are practicing "social distancing" and use this as a teachable moment in prevention. There is no need to scare our kids, but they should have a general idea of what's going on.

4. Build in time for fun and to let off steam! -Dance parties, a run around the block, etc. We have recess at school for a reason! 

5. Model how we can all pull together- this is hard for all of us. No one has to be perfect. Our kids are going to learn from us about how to respond to hard situations. 

See these and other thoughts here

Read pointers for talking with Kids about Coronavirus: CLICK HERE 

Graphic about talking to kids about COVID-19

What can kids do if they're feeling worried? CLICK HERE

what can I do if I'm feeling worried? PDF