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    CPS Media Center & Makerspace

    Welcome to Distance Learning! During these quickly changing times, one objective remains the same, to learn and engage.

    I have included a variety of websites and subscriptions below for our Bulldogs to use while learning at home.

    I especially like the Just Books Read Aloud page I included.  Keep reading and logging books over this time so that we can work to reach our schoolwide reading goal for the 100+ Book Club.

    Make the best of this time with your family and read together! 

    Stay safe and healthy and I hope to see you soon.

     

     
     Summer Reading Suggestions
     
     

    NEW!

     

    ERIC CARLE reads THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

    Copy this link to your URL

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkYmvxP0AJI

    Eric Carle

     

    Just Books

    Just Books Read Aloud is a website with books for everyone from PreK-8 and from 4-100 minutes long

    www.justbooksreadaloud.com

    The site is intended to be a resource for parents, teachers and children to easily and simply listen to a great collection of children's books.

    • The site was designed to be intuitive to even a non-reader.
    • Children can't navigate away to follow other youtube leads.
    • There are only children's books on the site.
    • The reading generally only shows the book versus showing the reader.
    • Animation on the site is limited to nice editing jobs that zoom to parts of the page.
    • The books are frequently reordered to encourage listening to new books.

     Time for Kids

    TIME FOR KIDS online magazine - with current and age appropriate articles 

    www.timeforkids.com (no login necessary!)

    ABOUT TIME FOR KIDS

    TIME for Kids engages students with authentic journalism, inspires them to join the national discourse on current topics, and provides teachers with valuable resources for the classroom. TFK was founded in 1995, and has been a trusted source of news ever since. Currently, our magazine reaches more than 2 million students in elementary school classrooms across the United States. We offer four grade-specific editions. Edition K–1 and Edition 2 publish 28 issues per year, with magazines arriving in a monthly bundle. Each issue gets students excited about reading and helps build early literacy skills. Edition 3–4 and Edition 5–6 publish 24 weekly issues. The magazines build informational-reading skills, helping students to better understand our complex world and become informed and active citizens.

     

     SCHOLASTIC SUBSCRIPTIONS ~ eBooks/Videos for Home Use the Links below:    

    SCIENCEFLIX
     
    ScienceFlix
     
     
     

    ScienceFlix: 

    https://digital.scholastic.com/site/launch/sfx?ucn=600073426

    To login please enter:

    username    cpsnjhome 

    password    cpsnjhome

    FreedomFlix

     

     

    FreedomFlix: 

    https://freedomflix.digital.scholastic.com/?authCtx=U.600073426 

    To login please enter:

    username    cpsnjhome 

    password    cpsnjhome 

     
     
     
     
    Watch & Learn
     

     

    Watch & Learn: 

    https://digital.scholastic.com/site/launch/watchandlearn?ucn=600073426

    To login please enter:

    username    cpsnjhome 

    password    cpsnjhome

     
     
    National Geographic

    In these unprecedented times where change and disruption seem to dominate routine, National Geographic is navigating ways to support, nurture, and care for learners and the educators who reach them.  The good news is that there are many engaging fun ways to learn at home.  We invite you to explore these collections of activities that have been curated for educators, parents, and caregivers to implement with k-12 learners.  

    We hope you and your communities stay safe, healthy, and grown stronger as we learn together. 

    https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/classroom-resources/learn-at-home/

     

     
     
     
     
    Encyclopedia Britannica Online
    (www.britannica.com)
    In terms of traditional encyclopedias, this is Wikipedia's main rival.  It contains every current volume of the Encyclopedia Britannica, with easy-to-use search tools.  While it doesn't follow Wikipedia's model, it is much more reliable, and you can cite facts from it with confidence.  

    Infoplease
    (www.infoplease.com)
    Infoplease is a free online encyclopedia that is a part of Pearson Education, the largest educational book distributor in the world. All of the information found on the site is gathered from trusted sources, such as the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia and the Random House Unabridged Dictionary. Although entries may be limited in size when compared to Wikipedia, you can be sure that all the information is accurate and incapable of being influenced by outside users. Also, Infoplease has many multimedia features that assist researchers, particularly students who are attending distance education courses.
     
     
     
    EBSCO HOST Research 
    Student Research Resource

    Yours tudent needs to have a county library card, which is free to all Hunterdon County residents at any library branch.

    This research tool is through the Hunterdon County Library.

    ~go to www.hclibrary.us

    ~click on “My Account” on the top right side of page

    ~You will need your Hunterdon County Public Library Card and 4-digit pin to login.

    ~once you login click on the Search drop menu and select E-Sources

    ~scroll down to the EbscoHost option in blue lettering

    ~it will then ask you to re-enter your library card bar code number

    ~this will now give you access to magazine or newspaper articles using Ebscohost's MasterFILE Premier, Academic Search Premier, ERIC, Newspaper Source, TOPICsearch, or Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
     
     
     National Archives
     www.archives.gov
     
    Explore the history of the United States through original documents, photos, and records. Learn about the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, and our presidents. Learn about 100 milestone documents from American history. Students and parents will find these primary sources of information intriguing and useful in social studies classes.  There are also interactive activities on the site.
     
     
    Reading Suggestions
     

    Below are 2 web sites which list books for children from birth through age 14.  ALSC...Association for Library Service to Children...is a division of the American Library Association. The first list includes notable books published in 2015, and the second list contains suggested summer reading by grade levels.


    All residents of Hunterdon County may join the county library and use any branches of the library.  There is no cost and all that is needed is an ID with your address on it.  Stop in at the North Branch of the Hunterdon County Library at 65 Halstead Street in Clinton.


    http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/ncb
    http://www.ala.org/alsc/compubs/booklists/summerreadinglist
     
     

     

     


     
     


     

     

     

     
     

     

Last Modified on March 27, 2020