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Student Remote Learning Resources

We would like to share some optional enrichment opportunities that you may use at home with your children.  Our goal is to provide learning resources that do not add to anxiety or stress. Our attempt is not to replicate the learning that occurs in our classrooms.  The intent is to provide opportunities for our students to participate in some structured learning activities each day that are engaging and yes, even fun. We believe the resources shared here will allow for some choices each day across multiple areas of interest and ability levels. Please email your child’s teacher or building principal if you are seeking individual recommendations for your child, should you wish. Check back for updates and more resources. Follow HPS on FacebookTwitter, & Instagram for the most up-to-date news. 

Free Summer Learning Opportunities

Camp Kinda: Camp Kinda is a free virtual summer experience designed to keep kids in grades K-8 engaged, curious, and having fun—even if they're stuck at home. It's like summer camp... kinda.

MDE Summer Resources: Many resources including elementary, middle, and high school literacy and math, as well as social-emotional links are just a click away from The Michigan Department of Education.

Summer Book Clubs from Local libraries:
Gary Byker Memorial Library in Hudsonville
GeorgetownTownship Public Library
Patmos Library in Jamestown

Michigan eLibrary: MeL is a 24/7 digital library for Michigan residents.

Creative Summer Learning Ideas from Scholastic: Keep kids learning during vacation with these great activities, from road-trip bingo to ice cube experiments, and much more. Grades PreK-K, 1-2, 3-5, 6-8

Virtual Field Trips Families can join their students on virtual field trips to enhance student learning. 
Suggestions include:
Pure Michigan Virtual Travel: “Whether it’s from your couch, kitchen or patio, stay connected with each other in Pure Michigan.” 
Virtual field trips around the world: Virtual trips, Museum visits, and Webcams “Take a trip around the world while staying home.”

Ten Ways to Get Kids Reading Over the Summer and Prevent Summer Reading Loss:  “With endless summer activities calling, it can be a challenge for many parents to get their child to pick up a book and practice his or her reading skills. By incorporating reading activities into each day of summer vacation, you can encourage your child to read more—and have fun doing it.”

Backyard Challenge- Six weeks of easy to do backyard challenges
We currently have three exciting pathways for you to take:
The Great Backyard Challenge: A six week exploratory! Venture outside each week with a new theme. Complete the challenge and submit your entry. Anyone who submits all six weeks will receive an ODC T-Shirt in the mail!
Backyard Learning Adventure: Looking to go deeper into your backyard? Check out the five crusades we have put together that take you on a deeper learning journey in your own backyard! Look for additional crusades throughout spring and summer 2020!
The Nature Rich Community Park Passport: Explore West Michigan. This project will bring you up to 15 different parks and natural areas in West Michigan to explore and discover at. Complete the passport and win prizes!

 

Online Educational Resources

PK-5 Optional Enrichment Opportunities
6-12 Optional Enrichment Opportunities
PBS At-Home Learning Resources
The New York Times: Daily Set of Learning Activities for Children and Updates for Adults
Free K-5 Online Science Courses: Interactive Activities
Virtual Tours of the World's Greatest Museums: here and here
Comprehensive List of Online Educational Resource: Free Services for Families
Khan Academy's Home Teaching Schedule with Links to Lessons for All Grades
Kahoot: Free K-12 Remote Learning Tools
Keep on Dancing with this amazing online offer from CLI Studios
Social Emotional Learning Activities
Supporting Summer Learning - Pandemic or Not!

Free Learning Opportunities

  • Wide Open School
    • Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.
  • Learning Keeps Going
    • WE CAN'T AFFORD TO LET LEARNING LAPSE. The COVID-19 Education Coalition is a diverse group of education organizations brought together by the ISTE/EdSurge team to curate, create and deliver high-quality tools, resources and support for educators and parents as they keep the learning going during extended school closures. 

Dr. Doug VanderJagt

[email protected] Superintendent, District

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