Educational Resources from Home for Parents

Applications

iReady Math:  
an online program for reading and/or mathematics that will help your child's teacher(s) determine your child's needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year.
(Access this program via your Student MCS Clever Login.) iReady works best on a laptop or desktop with a full browser. 
If accessing via an iPad click on this link for additional instructions. Unfortunately, iReady does not have an android app.

Lexia:
Addresses the development of oral language, reading, spelling, and writing skills. 
(Access this program via your Student MCS Clever Login.)  Lexia works best on a laptop or desktop with a full browser.
If accessing via an iPad 
click this link for additional instructions.
Unfortunately, Lexia Core 5 does not have an android app.


MCS Clever A single sign on link for MCS students to access iReady and Lexia.

MCS Clever Credentials:
username: studentID
password: first name (lower case)


G-Suite Applications: Comprises Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Sites for productivity. 
(Access G-Suite with your Student MCS Google Login)

MCS Google Credentials: 
username: studentID@cityschools.net
password: Student1


Resources for Multiple Content Areas

TN STE(A)M Resource Hub:
includes three weekly challenges focused around design thinking, STEM habit development, and career exploration that can all be done in the home. The challenges are ideal for students grades 3-12, but younger students can also participate with parental assistance.

Wide Open School
Free Tools from Leading Education Organizations to help students learn through the COVID-19 Crisis.

Ready Rosie
: Provides short videos and free resources with simple, engaging activities for Tennessee families and children, ages birth through 3rd grade.


Coding:
Contains virtual robotics and coding classes.

ABCYa:  Educational games for grades PreK through 6th grade that will keep kids engaged and having fun.

CK-12:  A
ims to increase access to low-cost K-12 education in the United States and abroad. CK-12 provides free and customizable K-12 open educational resources aligned to state curriculum standards.

Brainpop: A g
roup of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
Click here for free family access.


Khan Academy: T
he organization produces short lessons in the form of videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators.

The Kid Should See This 
Educational videos for curious kids of all ages, a free resource for parents & teachers. Science, art, nature, animals, & more.

PBS Learning:  T
housands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards

Starfall
Contains Math, Language Arts, Music, and seasonal content.

Typing Club
: Using this free game / educational program will assist you with learning and improving your typing speed.

Virtual Tours: Features content from over 1200 leading museums and archives.

Thinking Skills ActivitiesContains logic puzzles, math bafflers, etc. for 3rd-6th grade.


Media Specialist Resources

Consists of book resources, activities, etc. Provided by MCS librarians.


Math Resources

YouCubed:  Tasks and activities that promote the beauty and wonder in math.

Math Card Games:  Use your cards at home for activities.

Math Learning Center: Math games for at-home learning. 

Math FlipsMath Flips are flashcards with a problem on the front and a similar problem on the back.

Prodigy Join more than million students, teachers, parents and school leaders using our zero cost math learning platform for grades 1–8.

Math Playground
Activities for grades 1-6.


Music Resources

Quaver Music:  A comprehensive set of curriculum resources for grades PreK-8.

The Rhythm TrainerThe Rhythm Trainer is a free, flash-based program for learning and practicing rhythm.


Reading Resources

Common Lit:  Library that allows searches by book title, genre, and grade level (3-12).

Florida Center for Reading Research: Researched based activities for literacy.

Preschool Activities
https://www.fcrr.org/resources/resources_vpk.html

K – 1 Reading Activities
https://www.fcrr.org/resources/resources_sca_k-1.html

2 – 3 Reading Activities
https://www.fcrr.org/resources/resources_sca_2-3.html

4 -5 Reading Activities
https://www.fcrr.org/resources/resources_sca_4-5.html

Online Books:  You can listen to a story and complete activities associated with it.

Scholastic:   Find the best books, literary resources and educational solutions.

PreK-KScholastic activities for learning at home.
1-2:
 Scholastic activities for learning at home.
3-5
Scholastic activities for learning at home.
6-9
Scholastic activities for learning at home.


Fry Sight Word Lists: Sight words should be able to be read in three seconds.

Dolch Sight Word Lists
:  Sight words should be able to be read in three seconds.

Sight Word Games
:  Contains sight word games.

Storytime Online
:  Contains books read aloud: suggested grade levels (K-4), run times, etc.

TN Electronic Library:  Contains resources (books, articles, etc.) for elementary and middle school students.

MCS Reading at Home Activities
(compiled by Kathy Daugherty, MCS Reading Coordinator)

National Geographic Young Explorers

https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html

Free Children's Stories

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/


Tumblebooks

https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Home.aspx?categoryID=77


World Book Timelines 
https://www.worldbookonline.com/wbtimelines/home

Tel4U
http://www.tel4u.org/



Science Resources

Science Snacks:  Activities based on amazing phenomena.

NSTA Daily Do Collection:  Contains science activities for families.


Social/Emotional Resources

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning:  Promotes the social emotional development and school readiness of young children.

Child Mind Institute Insights and advice on common concerns and tips for facing challenges many families share.

Read Up Blog:  Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Outbreak from Parents Place

Mental Health and COVID-19
:  Information and Resources (see Parent section)

Resources for Educators & Families Ways to Cope in Trying Times

Quick Tip Videos: For Families on Behavior/Discipline from TN Behavior Support Project



Social Studies Resources

Studies Weekly:  Engaging newspapers and magazines for K-6 Social Studies.

TN History for Kids
:  
Most public school students in Tennessee have no Tennessee history or civics textbook, even though students in about half of the grades are required to learn parts of the subject every school year.

Because of this, it is more important than ever that students have a place to go for information on Tennessee history.



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