Below is a compiliation of resources that the Maple Street Community has put together to help families at home. Some of these you may already use, and some may be brand new to you. Please explore and feel free to share this page with others.

French and Spanish Resources

Art 

Literacy 

Kate Messner (author/illustrator) has compiled a collection of online resources to be used at home, organized by age.  These resources include literacy but also STEAM resources:

Math 

  • YouCubed Online Course
    A free online class for students from Jo Boaler.  Concepts include: Knocking Down the Myths About Math, Math and Mindset, Mistakes and Speed, Number Flexibility, Mathematical Reasoning, and Connections, Number Patterns and Representations, and Math in Life, Nature and Work.
  • Solve Me Puzzles
    A great way for students to build skills around finding unknown values. Each of the three activities allows students the option to “play” a game or to “build” their own related game. Both developing different understandings of the concepts.
  • Activities for Home Learning
    A list of NO TECH math experiences for at home learning, separated by age (PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
  • Buzzmath
    has opened up free use until July. This is a great, fun site with practice for students in grades 3 - 8.  You can assign lessons to your students to practice and students can redo the same lesson with new problems.  Grades 3-8  
  • Esti-Mysteries
    A collection of estimation challenges for students.   As you click through each Esti-Mystery, clues will appear that will allow the students to use math concepts to narrow the set of possibilities to a small set of numbers. 
  • A+ Click
    A variety of math and logic problems to help enhance problem-solving by grade level.
  • Greg Tang Math
    Greg Tang’s website includes a games section for conceptually strong math building activities. Different games are for different ages and skill levels
  • https://www.khanacademy.org/

Science

News Written for Students

  • https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/  
    This award winning online publication provides topical science news aimed for learners age 9-14, as well as their parents and educators.  It includes links to free resources for remote learning and current articles about COVID-19.
  • https://youngzine.org/  
    This online magazine offers articles written for students on a variety of current news and events.
  • https://newsela.com/  
    Online news publication.  Some articles are also available in Spanish.  

Research Database for Students

  • https://vtonlinelib.org/k12.php  
    Available using your public library card number, Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in K-5, 6-8 and HS.   It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
  • https://www.dkfindout.com/us/  
    To accompany their popular nonfiction book series, DK also has an online database where students can further search for information on a wide variety of subjects, expanding and updating the information that is available in their books.

Virtual Field Trips - all ages

Miscellaneous

  • Documentary Between the Folds by Vanessa Gould “Depicts a cast of fine artists and eccentric scientists (from MIT and NASA) who have devoted their lives to the unlikely medium of modern origami.” (Art, Music, Science, Math)
  • Documentary Watermark by Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky “This documentary brings together diverse stories from around the globe and explores our relationship with water and how it shapes humanity.” (Science, Social Studies)
  • Documentary Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time by Thomas Riedelsheimer “Andy Goldsworthy's art is supposed to fall apart. He creates large-scale outdoor sculptures and artworks out of natural materials like mud, wood, ice and stone in an attempt to imbue the physical world with a spiritual, ephemeral element. Director Thomas Riedelsheimer follows Goldsworthy as he constructs his art everywhere from upstate New York to his home village in Scotland, and questions the solitary artist about his inspirations, frustrations and artistic goals.” (Art, Math, Science)
  • https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/free-educational-content-minecraft-marketplace
    Free Minecraft Educational Content 
  • https://wideopenschool.org/programs/family/
    A compilation of online resources put together by Common Sense Media of online resources in all subject areas including virtual field trips, mindfulness, and wellness.
  • https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-google-classroom
    A guide to Google Classroom for Parents