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The information below is free for families and our community that might need learning or fun resources or at-home activities.  The resources listed are for information purposes only -- parents should research and make the determination as to what is appropriate for their children and family.  Please check back frequently as this page will be updated.  If you have questions, please reach out to your teachers or the school office.  
 
 
WHAT TO DO THIS SUMMER !
 
Park N Play Summer Program:  Runs July 6th - August 27th through the Tukwila Community Center.  FREE summer program designed to support families by distributing summer meals and activity kits to youth ages 18 and under throughout Phase 1.5 and Phase 2.  If King County enters Phase 3 during the summer, then we will expand offerings by offering onsite recreation activities too.
 
Wide Open School:  Offers virtual summer camp with offline and online summer activities that’ll keep kids active and curious.  New themes every week.  Activities are split up depending on age:  preschool to Grade 5.
 
Yoga for Kids:  A fabulous Cosmic Kids video from our 5th grade experts:  Ms. Fiorito and Ms. LeRoy
 
America's Test Kitchen:  Young Chef's Club
  Cooking activities, trivia and more!
 
 
 
 
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT!
 
Our daily lives have changed in so many ways, and will continue to evolve.  We want to offer you, your family and students resources to help navigate being housebound, support conversations on race and racism, as well as other books that explore issues of identity, bias and bullying.
 
Please find links below for ways to talk to your child about race and identity, and how educators discuss these issues in their classrooms.
 
 
 
 

Coronavirus Mental Health Resources - English - Archdiocese of Seattle
Coronavirus Mental Health Resources - Spanish - Archdicese of Seattle
 

ARTICLE: Why Working From Home Is So Exhausting—And How To Reinvigorate Click HERE.  
 
ACTION: Consider seeking out an accountability buddy or prayer buddy who helps hold you accountable for self-care with daily or weekly check ins. How can we take action to show our love and compassion for each other by prioritizing time for ourselves for self-care?  Visit My Catholic School for more news and information.  Find us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/seattle.catholic.schools/
 
 
 
FAITH & FAMILY !
 
St. Francis of Assisi Parish:  Connect with Fr. Hayatsu via the Parish website or sign up to participate in mass.  The Parish Facebook page can be found HERE.  Check out masses HERE on the Parish YouTube channel.
 
Formed.org:  The Catholic Faith on Demand.  
  Sponsored by our St. Francis of Assisi Parish.  FREE - please use the zip code 98062 to locate our parish.  
  Offers daily reflections, teachings, movie reviews and more.
 
Stations of the Cross:  Courtesy of Busted Halo, faith shared joyfully, thoughtful blogs, videos, prayers
 
Alpha:  Everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view; wherever they are in the world. 
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith.  Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.  Join in on Thursday evenings at 7pm.  All are welcome.
 
 
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE, BE KIND & REACH OUT !
 
One of our parents is connected to Merrill Gardens, and would LOVE to have your letters and pictures to share with her residents.  Many residents are not able to have visitors right now, and this would really make a big difference in their happiness.  Who knows? -- You might end up with a wonderful pen pal that becomes an adopted grandparent if you add your name and address!  Here's the community names and addresses for the Merrill Gardens Communities -- all of these wonderful people could use your love!  Questions can be directed to Erica Gower at ericag@merrillgardens.com.   If you post on social media, tag #stfoa!  
 
 
#DoGoodFromHome Challenge.  Use compassion and creativity to do acts of good from home.  Unique ideas for each day of the week.
 
 
KIDS FOR PEACE:  Gratitude Gifts and ideas for those working around us to keep things working.  Working on uplifting our world through love and action.  

 

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS FOUNDATION:  Kindness is a powerful tool. Let’s use it.  Tons of resources and ideas here.

 

 

FAMILY COVID-19 RESOURCES !
 
U S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:  COVID -19 Information and Resources
 
 
 
 
FREE MEALS:  Meals and resources available to all Highline district families and children. 
 
 
 
ART & CREATIVITY !
 
Our wonderful art teacher, Ms. Meyers, has created this Facebook page to share art and all your creative endeavors!  Please check out 123 Do Art With Me on Facebook for inspiration & joy!
 
SUBSCRIBE to Ms. Meyer's YouTube channel - she posts "How to" videos and tutorials.
 
 
 
 
Draw Every Day:  With Jarrett J. Krosoczka—author & illustrator from the NY Times.  Free art, cartooning and writing lessons every weekday at 2:00 pm
 
 
 
READING, WRITING, ARITHMATIC, and MORE !
 
Wide Open School:  Powered by Common Sense
  HUGE site split into "Educator" and "Family", also by grades and activity.  Subjects range from setting a daily schedule, to math, science, reading, to field trips, English as a second language, and life skills.
 
Online Free Resources:  Provided by Tech & Learning:
 
Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease:  Wonderopolis
  What Willie Wonka might have designed as his own classroom.
 
Grammar, Learning Nouns & Verbs:  ABCYa
  For grades 1-6, recommended from our 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Goetz
 
Fluency & Fitness:  Exercise Your Brain & Body 
  Reading, math, videos -- for K-2nd grade.  FREE if sign up by Friday, March 27th!
 
Bedtime Math - Cabin Fever Math:  Without the screen!  Bedtime Math
 
XtraMath:  Free web program helping kids master basic math facts.
 
  Treasure trove for preschool through high school, subjects like English, Math, Science, Current Events, Social Studies, ELA & Music
 
 
SCIENCE !
 
  Recommended by our 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Riedeman. 
 
Coronavirus Fact Sheet:  Courtesy of the Seattle Times 
  Our 8th graders are studying the Coronavirus and infectious diseases - this is a good visual tool 
 
TED2015 With Bill Gates:  The Next Outbreak?  We're Not Ready.
 
 
Youtube:  Why Wash Your Hands?
  And why for 20 seconds?  Good biology lesson.
 
Virtual Zoo Trips & Animal Cams:  Provided by Ms. Goetz, 2nd grade
Eagle Webcam: https://naeaglecam.org/ 
Smithsonian's National Zoo https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams
 
Animal Conservation & the San Diego Zoo:  If fur and feathers, scales and fins are just your thing, then the San Diego Zoo is somewhere you'd love! The zoo is not just about providing a space for visitors to see creatures from all over the world up close, it's also about saving species and preserving the habitats in which they live. Check out details HERE at https://www.highrises.com/animal-conservation-the-san-diego-zoo.php.
 
 
Museum of Flight:  At Home Student Activities
  Downloadable activities from the Museum Educators
 
 
 
PE & ACTIVITIES FOR MOVEMENT !
 
Darebee:  Darebee site for workouts, challenges, running, nutrition,meal plans and much more!  Check out the monthly challenge (July is "the impossible abs challenge") or jump into the Workout of the Day.
 
Active For Life:  Check out the fun activities for young ones -  https://kidactive.activeforlife.com/login
  Easy to make a free profile & enjoy specific activities to develop coordination, build stamina and have fun!  
 
Active Home:  This site is free courtesy of US Games.  Includes videos, worksheets, lessons from teachers around the world. 

 

Movement & Mindfulness:  GoNoodle 
  Get ready for some seriously fun movement & play!
 
Good Energy:  Another from GoNoodle that includes healthy food choices, washing hands, relieving tension ... the list goes on!
 
Exercise App:  Exerprise for mobile
  Download and stick with the free app -- different work outs based upon the time & equipment you have.

 

 

 

LIBRARY & COMPUTING !
 
Games, Movies & Books K-3:  Starfall Education 
 
Computer Science Courses:  Future Engineer courtesy of Amazon.  Great for K-12th grades.
 
  Includes recommendations for reading, movies, current events and distance learning.
 
Typing & Keyboarding:  3 Different resources:
 
Storyline Online:  Wonderful books read by celebrities -- search by book title, author, or person reading.
 
PBS:  Read Along with wonderful people like Michelle Obama, Kristen Bell.  Subscribe to stay in touch.
 
Imagination Soup:  Free Summer Reading Print packets.  Ages 6 - 13 years.
 
 
 
 
GEOGRAPHY, TRAVEL & THE WORLD !
 
Check out the latest from Google for Education:  
 
National Parks Virtual Tours:  Courtesy of Totally the Bomb