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March 14, 2020
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FREE Educational Resources for your “Extended Spring Break”

While we all plan for the next three weeks (DPS will close for an “Extended Spring Break” Monday, 03/16/20 – Monday, 04/06/20, schools reopening Tuesday, 04/07/20), here is a consolidated list of FREE online educational resources for those of us who have the privilege of reliable high speed data/Internet.

DPS FAQs can be accessed at https://www.dpsk12.org/faq-about-the-coronavirus-covid-19-and-dps/.

If you are experiencing food insecurity, DPS will offer free breakfast (8am-9am) and lunch (12pm-1pm) every weekday at 11 schools across the district during this time. More info at https://www.dpsk12.org/coronavirus/#food.

Comcast has increased speeds and access to Internet for low income customers. More info at https://corporate.comcast.com/press/releases/internet-essentials-low-income-broadband-coronavirus-pandemic.

Advice regarding schedule and structure

https://www.upworthy.com/tips-for-parents-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR0PPnN5GpjBazMfmEFCagG0cegX8cdHjOPP2azryh5oIM_yG5O-vN0Ek4I.

Consolidated Educational Resources

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1t3r618pd8MAi6V87dG2D66PtiKoHdHusBpjPKXgm36w/htmlview?fbclid=IwAR1sIsnRgPfgvNZ6h_846dnaKOC8Qp2FieA5-3SowxvLUibAQ8RUYP6hrkY&sle=true#gid=0.

Math, Reading, Science, Reading & Social Studies

Beanstalk Classes for Ages 1.5-6 years

https://beanstalk.co/?fbclid=IwAR1ffkD-rcMNoiOPgwjCwcj9xgu8df1N1QcwWlmzgC78as2_bKwOU9aFFmc.

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning?fbclid=IwAR0Dxe3bKTfsHMwSrK4ZCUyIWXTGCD5omd5HCUSxW6WRCkmLUVVddJJVTCQ

Little Twisters Yoga & Emotional Wellness

https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/?fbclid=IwAR3i9wr6w9MS1aw3DqPnRBOFppbkW4-l4OyFPQxAR7r46R38QZbokUk2Kno

Inside the Orchestra

Starting this Monday, we’ll be posting daily engaging activities and content to bring the music and arts alive in your home. From no-prep-no-mess activities to themed playlists, hands-on STEAM experiments to delightful and educational videos about the orchestra and its instruments, you’ll be able to count on us to provide adaptable music and arts activities for the kiddo(s) in your life. (And we promise, you won’t need to be an experienced Pinterest crafter to make them happen!)

Want to make sure you don’t miss a thing? Sign up to receive daily activity emails from us over the next few weeks here: insidetheorchestra.org/daily-activity-emails 

As we head into this weekend with kiddos (and caretakers) needing to suddenly adapt to a new schedule and way of life, we suggest you check out our “Calming Music for Children” blog and playlist to bring some zen into your homes. Check it out here: insidetheorchestra.org/comforting-music-for-kids/

For tips on how to manage the next few weeks with kids home from school, check out this post.

Feature Photo credit: Rubén Rodriguez on Unsplash

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