Home-Based Learning


Welcome to home-based learning! I know this is going to be a learning process for all of us. Let's make it as simple and fun as possible! All activities will be optional, but I would love to see what work you can do. Feel free to email me or share your work on Remind. It's as simple as taking a picture of it! Remember nothing is mandatory (but highly encouraged) and nothing will be graded.

Zoom Group Video Conferencing

Video conferencing will allow us to catch up with each other. Do not feel obligated to participate but I will be available a couple days a week for students to chat with me or ask me questions! An email & Remind will be sent out with a dates, times, and a link for scheduled video conferences.


 The next video chat will be on Thursday, March 26th at 6pm. Click the link to connect: https://zoom.us/j/216425568

Click the week that you want to work on.

Week 3: March 30th - April 3rd (not active yet)

Spring Break: April 6th - April 10th

Now you can view pictures of classmates at home! 

FREE Educational Websites

Scholastic Learn At Home

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!


(enter class code: qyt2310 & click on child's name! NOW FREE UNTIL JUNE 30th)

This site is used DAILY in our classroom. It allows children to read books at their DRA reading level. If you would like to know your child's reading level, please contact me! Epic! has grown into an award-winning subscription service, which gives millions of families and classrooms instant, unlimited access to thousands of books, videos and quizzes from leading publishers to help kids everywhere read, learn and grow.

Storyline Online

Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.


(Link sent to you via Remind)

Lalilo supports student growth in the classroom and at home. Students work on adaptive exercises in phonics, word recognition, and comprehension. Students journey through different worlds, collecting badges and unlocking stories. The vocabulary-rich stories teach students about nature and animals in engaging and fun ways.


Starfall is a free platform that creates experiences whereby children can successfully learn through exploration. On the Starfall website and in Starfall classrooms, children have fun while learning in an environment of collaboration, wonderment, and play. We teach through positive reinforcement to ensure children become confident, intrinsically motivated, and successful.

Mystery Doug

Mystery Doug collects every question children ask and creating video explanations for all of them—not just Why questions, but also How questions—step-by-step guides for anything they want to do. We think this will be the most important learning tool ever created for children.

PBS Kids

PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment with positive role models and content designed to nurture a child's total well-being.

Splash Learn

(click on "sign in", then click on "class", type class code: UTPNFP, type password: first name)

SplashLearn is transforming the way elementary school children in grades K-5 learn and study math through a highly engaging, and personalized program. 


Prodigy uses game-based learning to transform education. It delivers a unique learning experience through an interactive math game where success depends on correctly answering skill-building math questions

Brain Pop Jr. 

Gently encourages young learners to ask questions and form their own ideas.



ABCya! provides educational games and activities for school-aged children. The games on the website are organized into grade levels from pre-kindergarten to Sixth grade, as well as into subject categories such as letters, numbers, and holidays.


GoNoodle is a series of web-based videos, games, and activities focused on introducing short bursts of physical exercise in the classroom and NOW AT HOME. For young children who need to burn up energy to concentrate on learning, this is a simple solution.

Fluency & Fitness

(21 Days of FREE unlimited access)

Fluency & Fitness helps students review essential k-2 reading and math concepts, while providing a movement break.

ABC Mouse

(Free 30 Day trial)

The goal of ABC Mouse is to help children build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum to greatly assist early learners to succeed in pre-k, kindergarten, and early elementary school programs.

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