As households make the adjustment to social distancing below are links to a few great resources which support homebound learners and their families.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. https://www.kennedy-center.org/mowillems
Chris Van Dusen Read Alouds
For more than ten years Chris Van Dusen worked as a freelance illustrator specializing in art for kids. His illustrations appeared in magazines such as Nickelodeon, Family Fun and Disney Adventures. He’s been busy writing and illustrating children’s books since 2000.
While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading books for the children. Look under the heading ” Story Time Videos”.
CILC’s Community of Learning provides core curriculum every day of the week for homebound students in grades K-6th. Beginning March 23rd we will offer, free of charge, interactive, live-streamed programs from 9:30am to 3:30pm EST. https://www.cilc.org/Interactive-Content/Community-of-Learning.aspx
Maine PBS and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives tailored for both teachers and students featuring math, science, the arts, and health.
Welcome to Wonderopolis, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Each day, they pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day—and explore it in a variety of ways.
When it’s time to get outside, consider a hike on one of the many lovely trails maintained by Blue Hill Heritage Trust. There are 3 locations in the area where you can pick up a BHHT FREE Trail Guide: at their office in Blue Hill (157 Hinckley Ridge Rd- look for the tote under the awning of our shed), in the Book Boat outside of Compass Rose Books in Castine, and at Island Heritage Trust on Deer Isle.
TumbleBooks includes animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. They also feature a huge range of books for independent readers.
For specific links and passwords for the various eBook accounts available through TumbleBooks, please go to our Youth Services page http://witherle.lib.me.us/youth-services/