Free Resources & Connecting with our Gator Community
Sat, Mar 14 5:32pm

 

Dear Gator Community,

 

We know that this is a very difficult and uncertain time for all of us as many events are canceled and our schools close. Please keep checking your emails from the district, calls from Sra. Clearwater, and communications from your teacher for important updates.

 

We want to make sure that we all have the community support we need.  For any families that need to connect, or want to ask for or offer help, feel free to use the classroom chat on Konstella. In addition, Gates PTA has a Facebook group, which is a great way to connect with other Gates families:

 

Gates PTA Parent Group: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2024282507692926/

 

Your teachers will be sending more information soon for online tools to use. In addition to those, let's share all of our ideas for indoor fun, and tips for online learning. Here are some great free resources and ideas below. 

 

We want to hear your stories about how you will be managing your learners at home the next couple of weeks. Send your ideas to Dylan @ dylandrakedesign@gmail.com to share your ideas and stories with the Gator community.  

 

Saddleport Apps:

All of the apps through your Saddleport account are active and running: ST Math, Khan Academy, Discovery Education, BrainPops and BrainPop Jr., BrainPop Espanol, your Benchmark account, Math Expressions, Typing Agent, and Google Classroom.

 

Scholastic Learn From Home:

Free access to Scholastic's Learn from Home website, with articles, stories, videos, and fun learning challenges:

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

 

Overdrive:

e-Books are available to check out for free from Overdrive, through the OC Library:

https://ocpl.overdrive.com/library/kids

 

Amazon Prime Reading:

If you have Amazon Prime, there are loads of e-books available to read, included with your subscription:

https://www.amazon.com/Childrens-eBooks-Prime-Reading-Eligible-Kindle/s?rh=n%3A155009011%2Cp_n_special_merchandising_browse-bin%3A14807080011

 

Epic! Reading

This is a subscription, but you get access to so much great content for reading, audio books, and videos for kids:

https://www.getepic.com

 

Lastly, for indoor fun ideas, check out this blog for some great ideas!

https://princesspinkygirl.com/easy-indoor-activities/ 

 

Thank you, and stay healthy Gator families!

Gates PTA