Day Camps and Online Support to Virtual Learners
- Fairfax County Office for Children offers limited school-aged child care: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/office-for-children/supporting-return-school-program
- Baroody Camps is offering both 1:1 in person assistance and distance learning and homework helpers for small groups. Virtual assistance is also available for tutoring and homework help. https://www.baroodycamps.com/school-year-programs-2020
- The T.E.A Center (The Transformational Education Adventure Center in McLean) is offering a blended virtual learning assistance and school-aged care program: www.theteacenter.org/programs/before-and-after-school-care/
- Kids Language Arts in McLean offers an in-person blended program of math and literacy tutoring for K-6 and distance learning support: https://www.kidslanguagearts.com/
- Dulles Sportsplex in Sterling, VA offers day camp support for virtual learners: dullessportsplex.com/the-sportsplex-study-hall-and-day-camp/
- OverTime Athletics offers onsite or at home options with flexible days and stime for distance learning and/or sports: https://www.otathletics.com/clubhouse
Fairfax County Public School Resources
- New* FCPS Return to School Information: www.fcps.edu/index.php/returntoschool
- New* FCPS Sample Schedule for Virtual School Day: www.fcps.edu/index.php/return-school/schedules
- Franklin Sherman Resources: https://franklinshermanes.fcps.edu/resources
- BLACKBOARD: https://fcps.blackboard.com (Students should log in with their student ID and password to see courses.)
- FCPS Covid Updates: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update
- FCPS Learning Plan: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/distance-learning
- 2020/2021 FCPS Curriculum: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-k-6
- FCPS TV Station
- Elementary School TV Channel (Channel 21)
- Link to Programming List: https://www.fcps.edu/news-features-and-events/cable-tv/cable-tv-guide
- Livestream TV: https://www.fcps.edu/tv
Educational and Student Distance Learning Support
Multiple Subject Areas
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- Wide Open School: A free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense and organized by topic.
- OutSchool: A marketplace of live online classes for kids ages 3-18. Classes meet in small groups over live video chat where students are safely connected with teachers and classmates who share their interests.
- Khan Academy: Offers free practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard tackle. They tackle math, grammar, reading comprehension and more.
- Kumon Academy***: Kumon's unique approach to learning can help your kids: master math and reading, build study skills and reduce homework stress and test anxiety.
- Math Prodigy Game (grades 1-6): Prodigy is an adaptive game-based learning program that makes math learning fun and challenging.
- Mathnasium***: Instructors will teach your child how to understand math in an individual setting – our unique approach enables us to effectively explain math concepts and lend a helping hand to every student
- MyOn: A student-centered, personalized literacy environment giving students 6,000 enhanced digital books. Login = student ID (found on your child’s progress report) / Password = (your child should know).
- Tumble Books: Curated database of children’s e-books. Ask teacher for password.
- Epic!: An online digital library for kids 12 and under. Free access for 30 days to 40,000 digital books.
- Headsprout (K-5): Interactive online episodes to teach students the reading fundamentals and comprehension skills they need to become successful readers. Free access for the rest of the school year.
- Lexia: Literacy curriculum for students of all abilities.
- Storyline Online: Stream videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
- FSES Library: Access eBooks and eAudiobooks through Destiny. Log in with student ID and search for e-books to check out.
- Fairfax County Public Libraries
- Pebblego (K-3): Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities. Boosts engagement and fosters independent learning about animals, science, biographies, social studies and dinosaurs. Ask teacher for password.
- Scholastic’s “Learn from Home” Classroom: Free daily online courses. Scholastic's learning plans cover most of the subjects students learn while at school.
- BrainPop (grades 3-6) and Brain Pop Jr (K-3): A trusted learning resource supporting core and supplemental subjects. Also available as an app.
- Mystery Science: Offers mini-lessons that are completely digital and full lessons that include an activity.
- Animal videos and webcams
- Virtual tours
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- Create a scavenger hunt
- Play board games
- Write and perform a play
- Play card games
- Ride a bike
- Go on a walk
- Bake/Cook (hide measuring spoons/cups and figure out how to use the others)
- Meal plan on a budget
- Draw/paint a picture
- Science walk - Plant and animal observations, sketching, or data recording
- Playing musical instruments
- Work with coins (how many different coin combinations can you use to make $0.35)