Each week Lindsay Elementary would like to add some tips & tricks to enrich our students Distance Learning journey.  These links are meant to help make this time a little less stressful and a little more enjoyable.  We miss each and everyone of you and hope you find these ideas helpful!

Week of April 6th

OETA's "Learning at Home" Guide - Learning Guide for the Week of April 6-10th. Starting Monday, March 30, OETA adjusted its daytime schedule to provide curriculum-based programming for students over the air on its broadcast channel, OETA WORLD.  Programs will include PBS favorites like NOVA, Nature, American Experience as well as PBS KIDS programming. Each episode or series directly correlates to lessons and resources made available through PBS LearningMedia which have been designed to meet federal and state standards for grades PreK through 12. Programming changes will take place Monday through Friday from 6 am until 6 pm which will last until the end of the school year.  Take a look at their website:  OETA TV for additional information.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems - Children of all ages can introduce art into their day by watching these videos that the Kennedy Center has provided. These videos are truly both fun and educational and a welcome respite from the worries of daily life.

National Parks – This link will take you to 12 National Parks you can virtually hike in! What a great way to learn geography and see the United States.

How to handle schooling at home – Tips from actual teachers on how to handle the stresses of schooling your child.

 You've Got a Friend in Me – And for all those that just need a little pickup, a friendly smile or to know we care.  You've got a friend!

Talk to you next week,

Mrs. Boeckman

Week of April 13th

This week sees Oklahoma remembering all those impacted by the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in OKC on April 19, 1995.  These  links provide some excellent resources for your child to experience artifacts from the building and virtually experience the Memorial.  

Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum

Experience the Memorial

The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial stands on the now-sacred ground where the events of April 19, 1995, unfolded. What was once the footprint of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, Fifth Street, the Athenian Building and Oklahoma Water Resources Board are now the Field of Empty Chairs, Reflecting Pool and Rescuer’s Orchard.

25th Anniversary Virtual Hope Trunk

From the moment a bomb exploded on April 19, 1995, a community and nation came together. That united front still lasts today, 25 years later. Be a witness to how in the darkest of times, individuals were able to find hope and resilience and a way to honor those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. See the powerful tributes that continue today to ensure all those impacted by this tragic event will never be forgotten.

Missing all your smiling faces,

Mrs. Boeckman

Week of April 20th

Hello again!  Some fun new ideas for this week.

According to CBS News, "Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children's Books, and PBS KIDS announced the special story time the same day Mrs. Obama will kick off the series. Her first book is "The Gruffalo," written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler."

She is also set to read "There's a Dragon in Your Book," "Miss Maple's Seeds," and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" in the coming weeks.

This virtual story time is part of Penguin Random House's literacy initiative, "Read Together, Be Together" and PBS KIDS' "Read-Along" effort on Facebook and YouTube. Both initiatives encourage parents and kids to read together, and have adjusted to these unprecedented times by offering virtual tools and digital events during stay-at-home orders.

Each of Mrs. Obama's read-alongs will be simultaneously live-streamed on the PBS KIDS' Facebook page and YouTube channel, and on Penguin Random House's Facebook page. 

PBS KIDS' - This website has a wealth of information for kids from games. stories, apps, shows and videos.  Check it out.

See you next week,

Mrs. Boeckman