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Educational Resource List

This is a list of resources that have been shared with me in the past few days in response to the school closings. Every resource listed is from a trusted website or friend but I have not been able to vet each one and I cannot guarantee that they will perfectly fit your needs or worldview. I hope that you find them helpful.  They are not in any particular order. Sorry about that! 

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Feedback is always welcome, especially if something is inappropriate or a link is not working.

Wendy

contact@chasc.net

843.376.3209

The South Carolina Homeschooling Connection – This is a blog that provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about homeschooling in SC. She covers everything from getting started to graduation!

https://www.homeschoolingsc.org


Schoolhouse Teachers – has two specials this month for their self-paced, online courses for pre-K to high school students. This is for a family membership, not per student. Just enter the applicable code when you register. 

One free trial month for $5 use the code TRIAL

Finish Well Sale (ends 4/7) – Quarterly membership is half off and only $24.97 Use the code FINISHWELL

https://schoolhouseteachers.com/dap/a/?a=82588


Discus – Free virtual library for all SC residents

https://www.scdiscus.org


How to Homeschool Summit – free March 18 – 24 ($12 for lifelong access to recordings)

https://conferences-for-moms.teachable.com/courses/how-to-homeschool-summit


Amazing Educational Resources – created a list of Educational Companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings that they are updating frequently.

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com


Their Facebook page also has information shared by many other people about all kinds of resources

https://www.facebook.com/groups/445786889466638


Kid’s Activity Blog post  also has a List of Education Companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions


The Best Ideas for Kids – shares mostly craft ideas for children but also share activities, recipes, and other ideas.

https://www.thebestideasforkids.com


Macaroni Kid – has tons of information about local activities including closings and special coronavirus inspired activities like Take and Make kits, etc. Go to the national page and choose your local area. They have a blog, Facebook, and emails.

National: https://national.macaronikid.com

Charleston area: https://charleston.macaronikid.com


4-H @ Home – A daily 4-H activity sent via e-mail. Activities can be completed at home using common household materials. Some may require internet access. Topics include: Animals and Agriculture, Healthy Lifestyles, Civic Engagement and Leadership, Natural Resources, and STEM. Daily weekday e-mails will begin on Wednesday, March 18th.  Ages 5-18         

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4-h-home-tickets-100006161120


$5 Dinners – Kid’s Cooking Lessons, also great ideas for saving money, recipes and some funny memes

https://www.facebook.com/5dollardinnersfans


Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – 1:00 daily, he also has other YouTube video lessons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjaYnyCJDdU


Make – free art classes on their Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/makepaducah


Cleveland Inner City Ballet – Virtual Online Ballet Instruction Program, FREE of charge. You will be able to access the program on their Facebook page at Cleveland Inner City Ballet Facebook and on the website under the tab Virtual Ballet Instruction.

https://www.clevelandinnercityballet.org/single-post/2020/03/14/Cleveland-Inner-City-Ballet-to-launch-Virtual-Online-Ballet-Instruction-Program


Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall – free digital concerts

https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/titelgeschichten/20192020/digital-concert-hall


Fluency and Fitness – giving families 21 days of free unlimited access to the site during school closures

https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures


Chris Field – Serial Disruptor offers free virtual adventures on his Facebook page each day this week at 2pm CST.  You can also watch the replays on his page if you miss any.

https://www.facebook.com/disruptionchris


Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Home Safari Facebook Live Events

Join us for a Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 3pm EDT where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home. Join us starting Monday, March 16 at 3pm EDT for our first Home Safari- featuring Fiona!

https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo


12 Famous Museums Offering Virtual Tours

https://people.com/travel/stuck-at-home-these-12-famous-museums-offer-virtual-tours-you-can-take-on-your-couch


Adventures in Familyhood – 20 virtual field trips to take with your children

https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html


Magnolia Plantations and Gardens – Free Admission on Wednesdays and Thursdays for local families with children

https://www.magnoliaplantation.com

https://www.facebook.com/Magnolia-Plantation-and-Gardens-96960662156


Mystery Science – free easy science lessons (secular as far as I can tell)

https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning


Homeschool Science with YouTube by Freedom Homeschooling – a list of YouTube Science Channels (I don’t know if it is secular or Christian)

https://freedomhomeschooling.com/homeschool-science-youtube


Brainpop Educators – Coronavirus Lesson Plan Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus

https://educators.brainpop.com/lesson-plan/coronavirus-lesson-plan

Prodigy Games – free math games (curriculum aligned), students cast spells and fight monsters as they are quizzed on math facts

https://www.prodigygame.com


Dice Monkey – Covicon-20 (I don’t know anything about this but people who do this stuff suggested it)

http://www.dicemonkey.net/2020/03/14/announcing-covicon-20


TED-ED Video Playlist – I have not vetted the videos. This is a list of educational videos about a wide variety of subjects that are available from https://www.ted.com

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lUzad8RFMU8cFwCLMeTv7bq1R3ctmdAo1MvZ-NOobpY/edit


Simplicity Parenting’s Special Audio Series - “Troubling Times: Anxiety Rising, Schools Closing, and Way More Time at Home With The Kids.” I have not heard this series.

https://www.simplicityparenting.com


Preschoolmom.com – Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet – there are more resources on their page and you can sign up for emails as well.

https://preschoolmom.com/preschool-printables/butterfly-preschool-printables/life-cycle-of-a-butterfly-worksheet


Homeschool Connect Expo – March 25-29. This is an online homeschool convention where colleges and universities from all over the country make themselves available to discuss various academic programs. There are also keynote speakers that registrants can watch and listen to as well. Interested parents and students can search for schools by name and it’s free to register! Chris Johnson, CIU’s Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, will be responding to all inquiries made regarding our dual enrollment and traditional academic programs during the week.

Here is the link for more information https://homeschoolconnectexpo.com


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