RESOURCES for STUDENTS

ART: 
Doodles with author Mo Willems  https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

The Art Assignment:  http://www.theartassignment.com/

GENERAL:
What do you wonder about?  Wonderopolis answers your questions:   
https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonders

READING:  
CTY Reading List: Good Books for Bright Kids.   This list encourages gifted and talented PreK-Young Adult readers to follow their passions and explore things that makes them happy.

Author Read-Alouds:  https://collections.follettsoftware.com/collection/5e7798a213645c001215258f?h=0c6af66fa64440582d9ba78893cefd2d27567c16340d075ae0b8049e432ae5a8&fbclid=IwAR2zar0C8nqS_W8qZ5gG8urdn6DczRLfgc81EOsubFKvgcMNX_a2Ik1Gi4A

Audible, free streaming for kids while schools are closed:  https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

SCIENCE: 
Ranger Rick free access  https://rangerrick.org/

SOCIAL STUDIES:
The Big History Project:  https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

Liberty's Kids...cartoon videos about the American Revolution:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHeaIWvdbER3Ic90BzhPsH2aJ5KI3UtmM

STEM:  
“Boolean Girl” STEM Activities. New, free, live instructor-led webinars that teach girls (and boys!) in Grades 3-8 how to code and invent. Offered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3-4 p.m. EST.


RESOURCES for PARENTS

ACTIVITIES:
Activities to do with your children:  https://www.giftedpathways.com/blog/low-prep?fbclid=IwAR1IFR8FuPooxYIhYdxMadRmlFaueBwXvblzZImKt0qQ-xh0vHOL3j5Mpu4

ARTICLES:
Keeping calm during Distance Learning:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/03/24/how-keep-your-cool-with-your-kids-when-everyone-is-cooped-up-together/

Parenting During Distance Learning: Parenting in Time of COVID-19:  From World Health Organization, CDC, UNICEF & Others. These six 1-page tips for parents focus on planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behavior, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19.

Talking to children about the corona-virus:  https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19

Helping your child manage stress via "mindfulness"  https://www.nagc.org/sites/default/files/PHP_dec2017_Mindfulness-Kane.pdf

GIFTED:
Free Online Chat on GT topics:   Minnesota Council for Gifted & Talented (MCGT) Facebook Live CHATS.  Every Tuesday in March and April, from 7-7:30 p.m. CDT, join MCGT on their Facebook page for a live chat on various topics, including strategies for completing schoolwork at home with calmness, 2e learner home spaces, ways to increase fun and connection at home, supporting your child’s writing, and more.

"Gifted Child Quarterly", free subscription through Apr 6th:  https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/gcqb/64/2

READING:
MENSA Reading Program:  https://www.mensaforkids.org/achieve/excellence-in-reading/

WRITING:  MN author Kate de Camillo offers writing tips:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA1CTuZ27Bs


 

Our Mission

The mission of the Mahtomedi School District, the unified community of courageous hearts and curious minds dedicated to inspiring personal excellence, is to ensure that each student is a bold agent of learning who successfully pursues their passions while advancing the greater good, through a vital system distinguished by:

  • environments that inspire curiosity
  • an inclusive learning community
  • an array of exceptional learning experiences
  • teaching and learning that imparts a global view
  • culture of empathy that empowers the whole person
 









 
 
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