Archive for March 31, 2020

Johnstone Scholarship Application Deadline Extension

Hello DVD Parents and Students,

The Johnstone Scholarship application deadline has now been extended to April 13th!

The Johnstone Scholarship was created in 2018 in honor of Tom Johnstone, retiring Superintendent of Wiseburn Unified School District. Tom and his wife Terry, a retired WUSD teacher from Anza Elementary, dedicated their careers to delivering quality public education.

Three $500.00 scholarships will be awarded to graduating Seniors from Da Vinci Schools. All applicants must be currently enrolled at Da Vinci Communications, Da Vinci Design, Da Vinci RISE, or Da Vinci Science.

The online application cannot be saved and must be completed in one sitting. Please prepare and save your question responses and essays in a word document for your records.

 

 

Coronavirus Update: Meal Service, Spring Break and Health Guidance (March 31, 2020)

Dear Da Vincians,

First and foremost, we want to acknowledge what an incredible community we have at Da Vinci Schools! Our campuses may be closed, but our schools are open with caring and compassionate educators delivering high quality virtual learning. We are here for you. 

As we are in our third week of virtual instruction, we have some important updates to share with you about scheduling, health guidance, meal service and Spring Break. Please read this announcement in its entirety. 

Virtual Instruction
We want to remind everyone that virtual learning will continue through at least May 4, 2020. However, we will be on Spring Break from April 6-10 and have PD days on April 13-14 (more info below). On-campus instruction at all Da Vinci Schools is tentatively scheduled to resume on May 5, 2020. Please check our Coronavirus Updates webpage for the latest information. 

Meal Service
According to new state and federal guidelines, we are now able to offer FREE grab-and-go meals for ALL Da Vinci students during the coronavirus-related campus closures, regardless of whether your child/ren qualify for free and reduced-price meals.

It is expected that the student will be present to pick up the meals. However, in the event that the student is unavailable, a parent/guardian may pick up the meals on behalf of the student. Please try to have your student’s ID number available. 

Students/families may pick up both breakfast and lunch M-F from 10:30am-12:30pm at:

Dana Middle School
5504 W. 135th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250

We will NOT be providing meals during Spring Break (April 6-10). Instead, Da Vinci students/families may pick up meals from Hawthorne, Lawndale or Leuzinger High Schools in the Centinela Valley Union High School District on M-F from 10:30am – 1:00pm. For more information, please visit https://www.centinela.k12.ca.us/.  

Spring Break Schedule & PD Days

We want to remind all of our students, families and staff that we will be observing Spring Break (April 6-10). There will be no virtual instruction during this time. We ask everyone to take a well-needed break from school. 

In addition, in order to provide our staff an opportunity to collaborate on best practices for virtual instruction and plan for the next few weeks, we have decided to make Monday, April 13th and Tuesday, April 14th Professional Development days. This means that students would not have any scheduled classes meeting during these first two days following Spring Break. This would also ensure that all students could take a full week off from school if they wish, using Monday and Tuesday after the break to catch up on school work if needed, as assignments would not be due until Wednesday, April 15th at the earliest.

Health Guidance

The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, keep at least 6 feet of distance.

At Da Vinci, we want to continue to provide health care updates as they become available through our local public health agencies. Please adhere to the following guidelines recommended by the Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control.

The COVID-19 virus has an incubation period of 2-14 days which means that anyone in close contact (close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of distance to another person for 10 minutes or longer) with an individual who has tested positive or has symptoms would need to self-quarantine for 14 days.  If you are not feeling well (symptoms of COVID-19 include fever above 100.4, cough and shortness of breath), contact your physician to evaluate your symptoms and determine next steps. If you need assistance finding a medical provider or mental health services, please call 2-1-1. If your symptoms get worse (breathing, dehydration, confusion), seek prompt medical care in an emergency room. Otherwise, the treatment advice is to stay home and take self-care measures such as rest and increasing fluids. 

We are deeply grateful for all of the ways that our Da Vinci family is coming together to support one another.

Stay safe and be well,

Matthew Wunder, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer

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Actualización de Coronavirus: Servicio de comidas, vacaciones de primavera y orientación sobre salud (31 de marzo de 2020)

Estimadas familias y personal de Da Vinci:

Primero y ante todo, ¡queremos reconocer la increíble comunidad que tenemos en las Escuelas Da Vinci! Nuestros campus pueden estar cerrados, pero nuestras escuelas están abiertas con educadores solidarios y compasivos que ofrecen un aprendizaje virtual de alta calidad. Estamos aquí para ustedes. 

A medida que ingresamos a nuestra tercera semana de instrucción virtual, tenemos algunas actualizaciones importantes para compartir con ustedes sobre la programación, orientación de salud, servicio de comidas y vacaciones de primavera. Por favor lea este anuncio en su totalidad.

Instrucción virtual

Queremos recordarles a todos que el aprendizaje virtual continuará al menos hasta el 4 de mayo de 2020. Sin embargo, estaremos en vacaciones de primavera del 6 al 10 de abril (más información a continuación). La instrucción en el campus de todas las escuelas de Da Vinci está programada tentativamente para reanudarse el 5 de mayo de 2020. Consulte nuestra página web de actualizaciones de Coronavirus para obtener la información más reciente.

Servicio de comidas

De acuerdo con las nuevas pautas estatales y federales, ahora podemos ofrecer comidas GRATUITAS para TODOS los estudiantes de Da Vinci durante el cierre del campus relacionado con el coronavirus, sin importar si su hijo / a reúne los requisitos para recibir comidas gratuitas o de precio reducido.

 Se espera que el estudiante esté presente para recoger las comidas. Sin embargo, en el caso de que el estudiante no esté disponible, un padre / tutor puede recoger las comidas en nombre del estudiante. Intente tener el número de identificación de su estudiante disponible.

Los estudiantes / familias pueden recoger el desayuno y el almuerzo de lunes a viernes de 10:30 a.m. a 12:30 p.m. en: 

Dana Middle School
5504 W. 135th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250

NO proporcionaremos comidas durante las vacaciones de primavera (del 6 al 10 de abril). En cambio, los estudiantes / familias de Da Vinci pueden recoger comidas de las escuelas secundarias Hawthorne, Lawndale o Leuzinger en el Distrito Escolar Centinela Valley Union High School de lunes a viernes de 10:30 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. Para mas información por favor visite https://www.centinela.k12.ca.us/.

Horario de vacaciones de primavera y días de Desarrollo Profesional (PD)

Queremos recordar a todos nuestros estudiantes, familias y personal que nos adheriremos a las vacaciones de primavera (6-10 de abril). No habrá instrucciones virtuales durante este tiempo. Les pedimos a todos que tomen un merecido descanso de la escuela.

Además, con el fin de proporcionar a nuestro personal la oportunidad de colaborar en las mejores prácticas para la instrucción virtual y el plan para las próximas semanas, hemos decidido hacer los días de Desarrollo Profesional el lunes 13 de abril y el martes 14 de abril. Esto significa que los estudiantes no tendrían clases programadas durante los primeros dos días después de las vacaciones de primavera. Esto también aseguraría que todos los estudiantes puedan tomarse una semana libre de la escuela si lo desean, utilizando los lunes y martes después del receso para ponerse al día con el trabajo escolar si es necesario, ya que las tareas no se entregarán hasta el miércoles 15 de abril a más tardar.

Orientación de salud

El Oficial de Salud Pública del Estado de California y Director del Departamento de Salud Pública de California está ordenando a todas las personas que viven en el Estado de California que permanezcan en sus hogares, excepto para obtener alimentos, cuidar a un pariente o amigo, obtener atención médica necesaria o ir a un trabajo esencial. Si sale, mantenga al menos 6 pies de distancia.

En Da Vinci, queremos continuar brindando actualizaciones de atención médica a medida que estén disponibles a través de nuestras agencias locales de salud pública. Siga las siguientes pautas recomendadas por el Departamento de Salud Pública y los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades.

El virus COVID-19 tiene un período de incubación de 2 a 14 días, lo que significa que cualquier persona que esté en contacto cercano  (el contacto cercano se define como estar a 6 pies de distancia de otra persona durante 10 minutos o más) con una persona que haya dado positivo o tenga síntomas necesitará auto-cuarentena durante 14 días. Si no se siente bien (los síntomas de COVID-19 incluyen fiebre por encima de 100.4, tos y falta de aire), comuníquese con su médico para evaluar sus síntomas y determinar los próximos pasos. Si necesita ayuda para encontrar un proveedor médico o servicios de salud mental, llame al 2-1-1. Si sus síntomas empeoran (respiración, deshidratación, confusión), busque atención médica inmediata en una sala de emergencias. De otra manera, el consejo del tratamiento es quedarse en casa y tomar medidas de autocuidado, como descansar y aumentar los líquidos.

Estamos profundamente agradecidos por todas las formas en que nuestra familia Da Vinci se une para apoyarse mutuamente.


Manténgase seguro y esté bien,

Matthew Wunder, Ed.D.
CEO

Dear Parents,

We encourage all students and families to regularly check PowerSchool and Google Classroom. You can log into Google Classroom to determine which assignments have been submitted and then view on PowerSchool, which assignments have been graded.

If you cannot access PowerSchool, the counseling team can resend you log in instructions for both you and your student. Please fill out this survey and we will be in touch with you by the end of this week with your PowerSchool log in instructions.

If you need access to Google Classroom, please contact your student’s teachers.

 

Summer Internship Update

Hello Students and Families,

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unfortunately putting the summer internship timeline on hold until we learn more (this does not include the Boeing internship application, which is already underway).  We will use this additional time to connect with our internship host organizations and learn more about the trajectory of the “Safer at Home” order for Los Angeles.

Given this challenge, we are exploring ways to provide virtual internships, mentorship, and/or career development this summer. We will keep you posted as we learn more.  In the meantime, if you would like to still develop your career readiness, here are a few ideas:

  • Create and share your resume on google docs with Natasha (nmorrison@davincischools.org) for feedback
  • Review these resources for professionalism while working or learning remotely:

Thank you all for your flexibility during this time.  Please direct any questions to Natasha Morrison, Director of Real World Learning, at nmorrison@davincischools.org.

Week 29 and Code of Conduct

Dear DVD Community,

First and foremost, we hope that you are all healthy and well. Thank you again for your patience and support over these past two weeks. We will continue with our current Virtual Instruction schedule for Week 29.

weekk 29

As our classroom environment has transitioned for the time being to virtual (online) instruction as a result of the COVID-19 related safety requirements, it is expected that students meet the same standards of behavior as though we were on a physical campus together. In other words, our DVD virtual classrooms are real classrooms with real teachers, and appropriate student behavior is expected. To ensure that all of our students understand how appropriate behavior is defined for an online environment, we have developed a code of conduct that all students are required to follow. This code of conduct addresses student integrity, accountability for individual action, interaction with other DVD students, and interaction with DVD staff. Please click here to review the DVD Student Code of Conduct for Virtual Instruction. The intent is that it will allow our students and staff to interact online in a safe and courteous manner.

To reiterate, our priority is the safety and well-being of our school community during this time, our focus is on equity and access, and our goal is to continue providing high-quality instruction that is meaningful and effective, while also addressing the need for asynchronous learning and flexibility. Please free to reach out to me at vrodriguez@davincischools.org or Russell Stoll at rstoll@davincischools.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Take care,

Veronica

Financial Aid Awards & COVID19

Hello Srs,

For those who have completed the FAFSA, and whose financial circumstances have changed considerably, we encourage you to reach out to your institution’s financial aid office. Financial aid administrators are afforded a degree of professional judgment under the law for state and federal aid, as well as for institutional aid, and can work with students and families whose incomes have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your counseling team.

Communication and Technology during School Closure

During this time, our staff and teachers will be communicating with families more frequently via email. Please take a few moments to login to SchoolMint and review your account to ensure that we have the most current email address(es) and phone number(s) for your family. If you need help accessing your login info for SchoolMint, please contact Maria Beltran (mbeltran@davincischools.org) or Irma Rodriguez (irodriguez@davincischools.org).

For those who do not have a device at home for virtual learning, we will be open again this Wednesday (3/25) from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to pick-up a school-issued Chromebook. Tech pick-up for all six Da Vinci Schools will take place at the 201 N. Douglas St. campus. (DVC, DVD, DVS students may pick up on their school floor; DV Connect, RISE and DVX, please pick-up in the multi-purpose room). If students need help accessing Google Classrooms and/or other programs on their school-issued Chromebooks, they may email our IT team at studentsupport@davincischools.org.

As we move forward with Virtual Instruction at DVD, it is important to remember that our goal is to continue providing high-quality instruction and new content that is meaningful and effective, while also addressing the need for asynchronous learning and flexibility. Students are expected to submit assignments and demonstrate mastery of the content. If you have questions regarding content and/or assignments, please contact your student’s teacher.

Again, thank you for your patience and cooperation,  and I wish you and yours health and safety.

Respectfully,

Veronica Rodriguez

Coronavirus Update: Campus Closures Extended Through at Least May 4, 2020, Virtual Instruction Continues

Dear Da Vinci Families and Staff,

As we begin our second week of virtual learning, we want to provide you with another update to ensure you have the latest information.

The closure of all Da Vinci campuses will extend through at least May 4, 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. As of now, we will plan to reopen on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, but an additional extension of the closure beyond that date is possible. Virtual instruction will continue at all Da Vinci Schools. Our amazing teachers, counselors and school leaders will continue to share curriculum and resources directly with students/families.

Da Vinci Schools leadership made the decision to extend the closure following CA Governor Newsom’s announcement on Thursday of a new public health order for people to stay at home to increase social distancing, and LA County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo’s recommendation to close all schools in Los Angeles County through May 4, 2020. This decision was made in consultation with school district superintendents from across the state.

We understand how challenging these times are and we appreciate your support. We are deeply proud of all of our teachers and staff who are working hard to support our students and families. The health and safety of our Da Vinci family and beyond is our highest priority.

Meal Pick-Up (NEW TIME and LOCATION)
As of Monday, March 23rd, 2020 ALL Da Vinci students from all our six sites can pick up breakfast to go and lunch to go at Dana Middle School in the Wiseburn USD. Students can pick up the two meals, breakfast and lunch, at the same time. It is expected that the student be present to pick up the meals. However, in the event that the student is unavailable, a parent/guardian may pick up the meals on behalf of the student.

Dana Middle School
5504 W. 135th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90245

Monday through Friday
Between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Check out the Menus here. Please be aware that, due to the unusual circumstances, every meal item listed on the menu may not be available during the duration of the meal distribution. Thank you for your understanding.

Technology
For those who do not have a device at home for virtual learning, we will be open again this Wednesday (3/25) from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to pick-up a school-issued Chromebook. Tech pick-up for all six Da Vinci Schools will take place at the 201 N. Douglas St. campus. (DVC, DVD, DVS students may pick up on their school floor; DV Connect, RISE and DVX, please pick-up in the multi-purpose room). If you need Internet/WiFi access at home, Charter is offering FREE access to Spectrum for 60 days. To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395 (English) or 855-765-6995 (Spanish). Installation fees will be waived for new student households. > MORE INFO

Please watch for updated information on the Da Vinci Schools website at www.davincischools.org. Find additional resources, including an archive of updates, on Da Vinci Schools’ Coronavirus Updates web page at https://www.davincischools.org/coronavirus-updates/. Communication also will continue via individual school websites, blogs, email, text, and social media in the coming days and weeks.

We are deeply grateful for all of the ways that our Da Vinci family is coming together to support one another. Our transition to virtual learning has been exemplary thanks to the enormous talent and commitment of our incredible team. Our school campuses may be closed, but we continue to be here for you.

Stay safe and be well,

Matthew Wunder, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer

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Actualización del coronavirus ((23 de marzo de 2020): cierres escolares extendidos al menos el 4 de mayo de 2020, continúa la instrucción virtual en las escuelas de Da Vinci

Estimadas familias y personal de Da Vinci:

Al comenzar nuestra segunda semana de aprendizaje virtual, queremos darles otra actualización para asegurarnos de que tenga la información más reciente.

El cierre de todas las escuelas de Da Vinci se extenderá al menos hasta el 4 de mayo de 2020 debido a la situación actual de coronavirus. A partir de ahora, planearemos reabrir el martes 5 de mayo de 2020, pero es posible que haiga una extensión adicional del cierre más allá de esa fecha. La instrucción virtual continuará en todas las escuelas de Da Vinci. Nuestros maestros asombrosos, consejeros y líderes escolares continuarán compartiendo el plan de estudios y los recursos directamente con los estudiantes / familias.

El liderazgo de las Escuelas Da Vinci tomó la decisión de extender el cierre después del anuncio del gobernador de California Newsom el jueves de una nueva orden de salud pública para que las personas se queden en sus hogares para aumentar el distanciamiento social, y la recomendación de la Superintendente de Escuelas del Condado de Los Ángeles, Debra Duardo, de cerrar todas las escuelas en el Condado de Los Ángeles. hasta el 4 de mayo de 2020. Esta decisión se tomó en consulta con los superintendentes del distrito escolar de todo el estado.

Entendemos que desafiantes son estos tiempos y apreciamos su apoyo. Estamos profundamente orgullosos de todos nuestros maestros y personal que están trabajando arduamente para apoyar a nuestros estudiantes y familias. La salud y la seguridad de nuestra familia Da Vinci es nuestra máxima prioridad.

Recogida de comidas (NUEVO TIEMPO y UBICACIÓN)

A partir del lunes 23 de marzo de 2020, TODOS los estudiantes de Da Vinci de nuestros seis sitios pueden recoger y llevarse el desayuno y el almuerzo para en la segundaria Dana. Los estudiantes pueden recoger las dos comidas, desayuno y almuerzo, al mismo tiempo. Se espera que el estudiante esté presente para recoger las comidas. Sin embargo, en el caso de que el estudiante no esté disponible, un padre / tutor puede recoger las comidas en nombre del estudiante.

Dana Middle School
5504 W. 135th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90245

de lunes a viernes
Entre las 10:30 a.m. y las 12:30 p.m.

Haga clic aquí para ver el menú. Tenga en cuenta que, debido a las circunstancias inusuales, es posible que todos los artículos de comida que figuran en el menú no estén disponibles durante la distribución de la comida. Gracias por su comprensión.

Tecnología

Para aquellos que no tienen un dispositivo en casa para el aprendizaje virtual, estaremos abiertos nuevamente este miércoles (25 de marzo) de 10 a.m. a 12 p.m. para recoger un Chromebook emitido por la escuela. La recolección de tecnología para las seis escuelas Da Vinci se llevará a cabo en el campus 201 N. Douglas St. (Los estudiantes de DVC, DVD, DVS pueden recoger en el piso de su escuela; DV Connect, RISE y DVX, por favor recoja en el salón de usos múltiples). Si necesita acceso a Internet / WiFi en casa, Charter ofrece acceso GRATUITO a Spectrum durante 60 días. Para inscribirse en el programa, llame al 1-844-488-8395 (inglés) o al 855-765-6995 (español). Las tarifas de instalación no se aplicarán a los nuevos hogares de estudiantes. > MÁS INFORMACIÓN

Esté atento a la información actualizada en el sitio web de las Escuelas Da Vinci en www.davincischools.org. Encuentre recursos adicionales, incluido un archivo de actualizaciones, en la página web de actualizaciones de coronavirus de las escuelas de Da Vinci en https://www.davincischools.org/coronavirus-updates/. La comunicación también continuará a través de sitios web de escuelas individuales, blogs, correo electrónico, mensajes de texto y redes sociales en los próximos días y semanas.

Estamos profundamente agradecidos por todas las formas en que nuestra familia Da Vinci se une para apoyarse mutuamente. Nuestra transición al aprendizaje virtual ha sido ejemplar gracias al enorme talento y compromiso de nuestro increíble equipo. Nuestros sitios escolares pueden estar cerrados, pero seguimos estando aquí para usted.

Manténgase seguro y esté bien,

Matthew Wunder, Ed.D.
CEO

Yearbook Update and Request

Hello!

I hope this email finds you well.  This is Mr. White, the Da Vinci Design Yearbook adviser, and I’m sending this to make a special request.
Obviously, there have been a lot of changes going on in our lives over the past few weeks due to our nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  One direct impact is that teachers have now had to move learning online, and students have had to turn spaces at home into their classrooms.
Rest assured that the 2019-2020 DVD yearbook will still be published; we are almost finished with it, in fact, and would like to add one more page that features the online / virtual / distance learning that is going on in your homes.
If you would like to share a picture with us of your student’s home learning environment , whether it’s at a kitchen table or in front of a computer, that picture could be featured in this year’s yearbook.
If you’re interested in helping us with this page, just go to this website:  hjeshare.com
Once there, you will be asked for a school code; our code is HJ17693 (the HJ must be capitalized.  Once you’re logged in, just follow the prompts for submitting a picture.  Ask your student for help with this; you can even do it on your phone!
There’s one catch:  we need these pictures TODAY (or really yesterday, if not sooner)!  Or As Soon As Possible!  This page is a last minute addition to the yearbook, so if it’s going to happen we need pictures to flood in as soon as you read this email.
If you’re interested, there are still yearbooks available for pre-order.  Just go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code (17693) and you can pre-order your copy today.  The yearbooks will be delivered in May, before the end of the school year.
Thanks for your help, and if you have any questions, just email me at jwhite@davincischools.org ; I look forward to seeing those pictures of your school at home!
Jason White, Yearbook Adviser
Da Vinci Design High School

¡Hola!
Espero que se encuentre bien. Este es el Sr. White, y lo envío para hacer una solicitud especial.
Obviamente, ha habido muchos cambios en nuestras vidas en las últimas semanas debido a la respuesta de nuestra nación a la pandemia de COVID-19. Un impacto directo es que los maestros ahora han tenido que cambiar el aprendizaje en línea, y los estudiantes han tenido que convertir los espacios en casa en sus aulas.
Tenga la seguridad de que el anuario de DVD 2019-2020 aún se publicará; casi hemos terminado con él, de hecho, y nos gustaría agregar una página más que muestre el aprendizaje en línea / virtual / a distancia que se está llevando a cabo en sus hogares.
Si desea compartir con nosotros una imagen del entorno de aprendizaje en el hogar de su hijo, ya sea en la mesa de la cocina, o frente a una computadora, esa imagen podría aparecer en el anuario de este año.
Si está interesado en ayudarnos con esta página, simplemente vaya a este sitio web: hjeshare.com
Una vez allí, se le pedirá un código escolar; nuestro código es HJ17693 (el HJ debe estar en mayúscula. Una vez que haya iniciado sesión, simplemente siga las instrucciones para enviar una imagen. Pídale ayuda a su estudiante con esto; ¡incluso puede hacerlo en su teléfono!
Desafortunadaments,  ¡necesitamos estas imágenes HOY (o realmente ayer, si no antes)! O tan pronto como sea posible! Esta página es una adición de último minuto al anuario, por lo que si va a suceder, necesitamos fotos para inundarse tan pronto como lea este correo electrónico.
Si está interesado, todavía hay anuarios disponibles para pre-pedido. Simplemente vaya a yearbookordercenter.com e ingrese nuestro código escolar (17693) y puede pre-ordenar su copia hoy. Los anuarios se entregarán en mayo, antes del final del año escolar.
Gracias por su ayuda, y si tiene alguna pregunta, envíeme un correo electrónico a jwhite@davincischools.org; ¡Espero ver esas fotos de tu escuela en casa!

Fun and Engaging Activities at Home

Hello Designers,

Below is a list of sites that offer FREE activities for parents and students from toddler age to high school.  Explore museums, cook with your kids, learn about personal finance, take Ivy League courses, participate in interactive arts/crafts and games, learn to sing and other fun adventures. We want to support our parents/families with suggestions, as it is most important during this time of “shelter in place”, to keep your students active, engaged, and having some fun!

Enjoy!

 

✅Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management. https://www.teachbanzai.com/

✅Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects
https://www.izzit.org/index.php

✅Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science. https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

✅For students to practice and master whatever they are learning. https://quizlet.com/

✅ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12. https://www.readworks.org/

✅Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises. https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/

✅Music practice transformed https://www.smartmusic.com/

✅Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout. https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts

✅Keyboarding practice https://www.typingclub.com/ or https://www.typing.com/

✅Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions. http://wonderopolis.org/

✅450 Ivy League courses that you can take https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/?fbclid=IwAR0tbYeSJTzmrzgs1z1Brpoh-Lg8zoqnThQAUTFqR-bBX9O6AEh2_lnLhTs

✅2,500+ online courses from top institutions https://www.edx.org/

✅22 languages to learn https://www.memrise.com/

✅Online digital coloring pages https://www.thecolor.com/

✅Free stories online ages 3-12 https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

✅National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html

✅Guide to gardening for kids https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/

✅Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders https://www.mathplayground.com/

✅News and more for kids https://www.youngzine.org/

✅Tons of science experiments that you can do at home
https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/

✅Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way. https://thehappyscientist.com/

✅A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways. https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard

✅Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids.
http://www.preschoolexpress.com/

✅No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen https://www.si.edu/kids

✅This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin. https://bensguide.gpo.gov/

✅This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals. https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

✅Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby. https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids

✅This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life. https://ocean.si.edu/

✅Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable. https://www.brainscape.com/

✅The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory.
https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en

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