At home learning resources:

  • Math Shelf - To utilize the Math Shelf program, follow these steps:

    1. Download the Math Shelf app.  This program works on the following devices: iPads, Android tablets, Amazon Fire Tablets, and touch Chromebooks.  
    2. Click on the orange Parent Sign In button in the top left corner of the screen.
    3. Enter your email address and press “sign in”
    4. Your child should be able to click on his/her picture and play just like they did in the classroom.

    If you do not have one of the compatible devices or have trouble signing in, an alternative program for math practice is Splash Learn.

    Splash Learn - Students have used this program in class but the name and logo recently changed from “Splash Math” with a hippo to “Splash Learn” with a blob.  You should have received an email from Splash Learn on Friday, April 3rd telling you how to log on. If you would like another one, just send me an email.

     Lexia Core 5 Reading - This program works on laptops, computers and tablets.  Students log in and register their device at   This program gives / has given every student an assessment and then delivers lessons based on the assessment.  If you need an alternative to this program, try out ABC Mouse.

     ABC Mouse- Students have been using this program in class.  I have sent you an invitation to ABC Mouse through email that should have arrived on Thursday, April 2nd.  If you need another email invitation, please let me know and I will be happy to send another one!

    Epic - This wonderful online resource is giving families free access for the rest of the school year.  Students can read books, have books read to them, or watch videos that are geared for their level.  


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     Mystery Science- We use Mystery Science in class and they have made it possible for you to use it at home for free until June.  The following first grade lessons are 15 - 20 minutes long mini-lessons:

    Why do baby animals look so cute?

    Were dragons ever real?

    How is syrup made?

    How were emojis created?

    How do germs get inside your body?

    How does hand sanitizer kill germs?

    PBS —Our Arizona PBS stations alongside state universities are offering Arizona At-Home Learning creating K-12 programming weekdays on the main PBS stations throughout Arizona. Pre-K to Grade 3 programming is from 5:00-6:30 am. Grades 4-8 have programming from 6:30 am—noon. Grades 9-12 programming airs from noon to 4:30 pm. Content covers a wide range of subject matter and does not require technology to access it.

    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library -- This wonderful resource will send books for siblings once a month until they turn 5.  This program sent beautiful books to my daughter every month that we still enjoy reading! Sign up online at 

    Parent Resources -- 

    Wide Open School Wide Open School organizes free educational resources to help parents and teachers with distance learning.

    Read aloud- The author of Pete the Cat books is reading his books aloud on his Instagram page.  You will need an account on Instagram.

    Art lessons- Mo Willems (Piggy and Elephant, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus,etc.) is one of my favorite children’s books authors and he has a free art lesson every day!  You can see the lesson for today and all his past lessons at

    How to talk to your child - This brief overview gives examples of typical behavior by age and ideas of how to support your child in this difficult time.

    P.E. With Joe - The Body Coach TV on YouTubeClick the link below for daily 30 minute PE classes for kids to keep them active.