Here at Crossroads, we know how important structure and stability is for out students. We recognize that times when school is closed can be difficult for students and families, so we’ve put together some of our favorite resources for families to use during time away from school.
Whether you are snowed in, on vacation, or home sick, we hope these resources will help keep students engaged and learning during their time away from school.
- DESE Commissioner Letter to Families regarding Remote Learning (3-30-2020)
- Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times
- COVID-19 Symptom Assessment: A free tool to help assess the symptoms of yourself or a loved one related to COVID-19. This tool will also help direct you to the appropriate place of care if the questionnaire produces concerning results.
- Rainbows in Windows: A story book for children about sheltering in place during the pandemic.
- Phyllis Tours Crossroads: If your children are missing Crossroads, take a tour around the building with Ms. Phyllis in this video.
- Scholastic Learn at Home (Pre K-9, ELA): Every day includes four separate learning experiences (select your grade level), each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own or with their families.
- ABC Ya! (PreK-6+ELA, Math, Leisure): Educational Games
- Arcademics (Grade 1-6 ELA, Math): Boost student engagement & fact fluency with multiplayer educational games.
- DOGO News (K-12ELA, Science, Social Studies): Includes articles and videos. Empowers youth literacy, reading fluency and global awareness through current events, books and movies.
- Explore.org (Science): LeisureLive nature cam network.
- Fun Brain and Fun Brain Jr. (PreK-8 ELA, Math): Books, videos, and games.
- Fuel the Brain (1-8 ELA, Math): Interactive games and free printable activities.
- Math Playground (1-6 Math): Math games.
- Math Score (K-8 Math): Math worksheets.
- Mr. Nussbaum Learning + Fun (1-6+ Math, ELA, History, Science): Interactive activities that can be filtered by grade and/or subject.
- Mystery Science (K-5 Science): Videos with guided activities.
- National Geographic Kids (Science): Educational games, videos, and science activities.
- Storyline Online: Books read aloud.
- Turtle Diary (K-5ELA, Math): Games, videos, worksheets, arts and crafts, coloring
- TVOKids (PreK-5ELA, Math): Educational videos and games.
- Cincinnati Zoo (Science): Safari videos (live everyday at 3pm and posted to YouTube after), with related follow-up activities.
- Funology: Crafts, science experiments, games.
- The Kidz Page: Educational games, puzzles.
- PBS Kids: Leisure Games.
- Chrome Music Lab: Make rhythms and songs and watch different characters perform them on instruments.
- Coloring.com: Online Coloring Books. Pick a color, pick an area to color in.
- Hello Kids Coloring Pages: Online Coloring books. Pick a color, pick an area to color in.
- TheColor.com: Online Coloring Books. Pick a color, pick an area to color in.
- Drawing tutorials Youtube Channel: (Requires more advanced fine motor and drawing skills) Choose from a wide variety of items to draw, and follow step by step. Pause the video when you need more time.
- Drawing tutorials with Mo Willems Youtube Channel (K-6): (Requires more advanced fine motor and drawing skills) Draw along with author and illustrator of “Don’t Let Pigeon Drive the Bus,” Mo Willems.
- Homemade Instruments
- Mother’s Day Cards with Kayla: Ms. Kayla created this awesome video to guide students on how to make cards for Mother’s Day!
Speech and Language
- Communicare LLC (AAC and Assistive Technology): Includes enrichment activities, adapted books, assistive technology tools and AAC support and ideas, and speech and language resources.
- AAC Language Lab (AAC): Provides interactive materials designed for SLP’s, educators and parents including activities and lesson plans through multiple language stages.
- AAC Home Resources for Parents (AAC): Includes AAC and daily routine ideas, home modeling reminders for multiple AAC programs, and an editable home modeling reminder sheet.
- Typing Club: Online touch typing program that breaks lessons into home row, top row, and bottom row
- Cosmic Kids Yoga (K-5): Includes various themed yoga videos including disney movies, holidays, and children’s stories.
- Weekly Physical Activities Schedule: A suggested schedule from APE Teacher Brian Dunn to help students stay active.