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Jillian Diffenderfer

Resources for At-Home Learning

March 23, 2020
Posted in: General News
Reading Time: 5 minutes

 

Unsure of what to do to keep your child engaged in learning over the next few weeks? Don’t worry…the options for learning and fun are seemingly limitless! We’ve put together some books to read, things to do, and some online resources for you to engage your child or children and keep them inspired to learn!

Learning Activities for Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten:  

Books to Read:

Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day?  and Cars, Trucks, and Things That Go 

Go Dog, Go! 

Harold and the Purple Crayon 

Dr. Seuss’s ABC 

Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit 

Berenstain Bears Big Book of Science and Nature 

Uncle Wiggly’s Story Book 

A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books 

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish 

Online and STEM Activities:

History: These cute coloring pages from Plimoth Plantation 

Science: NASA STEM @ Home

Math: Money Math by The Measured Mom

Exploring Symmetry With Wooden Shapes

Activities in All Subjects: Jumpstart for Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten

Activities in All Subjects: Jumpstart for Kindergarteners

 

Learning Activities for Grades 1 to 3: 

Books to Read:  

The Boxcar Children 

Little House series 

Charlotte’s Web  

Henry Huggins  

Magic School Bus series  

The Door in the Wall 

Cricket in Times Square 

The Penderwicks 

Frog and Toad series 

Mouse Tales  

Amelia Bedelia

If You Were There When They Signed The Constitution 

The Lewis and Clark  Expedition 

Sign of the Beaver 

Johnny Tremain 

Swift Rivers 

Sarah, Plan and Tall 

Caddie Woodlawn 

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry 

Miracles on Maple Hill 

King of the Mound 

Online and STEM Activities:

Explore Activities from Plimoth Plantation

Learning is fun with Mr. Nussbaum! Use the filter to search for age-appropriate social studies games.

Color Through History with this delightful coloring book from Wallbuilders!

Explore the Science of Space with NASA STEM @ Home

Delight your children and reinforce Math skills with Nerf Gun math!

Check out these STEM activities from Little Bins for Little Hands!

Complete those Math worksheets in an engaging way with a Math hunt!

Create your own catapult! 

Activities in a variety of subjects are available at Jumpstart.com:

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

 Learning Activities for Grades 4 to 6: 

Books to Read: 

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler 

Shades of Gray 

Old Yeller 

Sing Down the Moon 

Case for Christ for Kids 

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?  

The Chronicles of Narnia 

Call It Courage 

Around the World in 80 Days 

Misty of Chincoteague series 

A Single Shard 

The Shakespeare Stealer 

The Samurai’s Tale 

The Bronze Bow 

Adam of the Road 

The Great and Terrible Quest 

 Online Activities:

Engage in social studies with these games from Mr. Nussbaum. Use the filter to select age-appropriate activities.

Learn more about our home state of Pennsylvania!

Check out these cool engineering projects from Geek Pack Hack!

Explore the Science of Space with NASA STEM @ Home

A vast variety of topics can be explored online at the Exploratorium!

Check out these STEM activities from Little Bins for Little Hands!

Activities in a variety of subjects can be found at Jumpstart.com:

Grade 4

Grade 5 

Learning Activities for Grades 7 to 8: 

Books to Read:

God’s Smuggler 

Number the Stars 

The Good Master 

The King’s Fifth 

Sacajawea 

Shhh…We’re Writing the Constitution 

The Cross and the Switchblade 

The Slopes of War 

My Heart Lies South 

Rules of the Road 

A Wrinkle in Time 

Call of the Wild 

Out of the Dust 

To Kill a Mockingbird 

Online Activities

Engage in social studies with these games from Mr. Nussbaum. Use the filter to select age-appropriate activities.

View America’s original, historical documents

Explore history with BBC

Discover new things with these 14 Space Exploration Activities! 

STEM junkies can explore Tynker.com FREE during school closures and learn real-life coding skills!

Future engineers can learn new skills online at TryEngineering.com

A vast variety of topics can be explored online at the Exploratorium!

Learning Activities for Grades 9 to 12: 

Books to Read:

The Jesus I Never Knew 

Moon Over Manifest 

Oliver Twist 

Screwtape Letters 

Till We Have Faces 

What Hearts 

Mere Christianity 

How to Ruin Your Life by 30 

The Hiding Place 

All Quiet on the Western Front 

Made You Look 

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 

The Wednesday Wars 

Hope Was Here 

The Old Man and the Sea 

Are You Liberal? Conservative? Or Confused? 

Black Like Me 

Up From Slavery 

Outliers 

The Grapes of Wrath 

Our Town 

Night 

Things Fall Apart 

Don Quixote 

Crime and Punishment 

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made 

Online and Other Activities:

Got a History buff at home? Check out these Podcasts and videos from Wallbuilders!

Not your average coloring book, the Kaplan Anatomy Coloring Book  teaches anatomy in an interactive and memorable way.

STEM junkies can explore Tynker.com FREE during school closures and learn real-life coding skills!

Future engineers can learn new skills online at TryEngineering.com

A vast variety of topics can be explored online at the Exploratorium!

Family Activities: 

-Looking for history to explore as a family? One of the hallmarks of a Principle Approach education is the study of America’s Christian history. Third and ninth grade students visit Plymouth, MA, to study the Pilgrims and visit the National Monument to the Forefathers. It is a little-known statue that happens to be the largest granite monument in the country. The statue is a history lesson cast in symbols, a road map of sorts that could point us back to the foundational ideals of America. You can read more about the National Monument to the Forefathers here and here

-The Library of Congress offers “America’s Library” where you can learn more about famous Americans, jump back in time and hear/read stories from a specific era, explore the states, and watch a movie, hear a song, play a tune from America’s past. Check it out!

-Learn and explore our world with the Smithsonian Institution! See some of the Smithsonian collection in 3D, meet the animals at the National Zoo, try out the Science Game Center, and discover the wealth of learning resources at the Learning Lab!

-Adventures in Odyssey is providing a 4week FREE trial! Join the characters you love as they travel around the world or spend the day in Odyssey. Each audio episode will come with a special video documentary and a set of activities, called Web Quests. These activities will take you behind the scenes of Adventures in Odyssey, provide crafts, teach you about new places and cultures, and much more. Visit Odyssey now!

-Watch Broadway shows online FREE for 7 days when you create an account. From Carousel to Cats, you can watch stellar Broadway performances at home.

Watch The Chosen on VidAngel FREE until March 30, 2020.  

At Dayspring Christian Academy, we are committed to raising up the next generation of Christian leaders who acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ in every area of life, demonstrate a biblical worldview, become citizens of excellence in Christian character and scholarship, and aid in the restoration of America’s biblical foundation. If you would like to learn more about Dayspring Christian Academy, please contact Karol Hasting at 717-285-2000 or schedule a private tour using the button below.

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