E-Learning Resources

This page is designed to be a compilation of online learning resources during the COVID-19 pandemic at home learning time. Please check back here periodically for updates. Click the links below to be taken to that portion of the webpage.

Summer Work Links
Teacher Office Hours
Teacher Weekly Agendas
Suggested Time Per Day for Active Learning
Virtual Faith Opportunities
Social-Emotional Resources
Tech Tips
Family Field Day 2020 

Additional Learning Opportunities:


Summer Work Links

Below are links to opportunities available for summer work from many Saint Brigid of Kildare teachers. The grades listed are for the student’s current 19-20 grade level.

Teacher Office Hours

Click here to view quick response time office hours and contact info for each teacher.


Weekly Teacher Agendas

Click here to view each grade level’s weekly lesson plans.


Suggested Time Per Day For Active Learning

Based on each individual family’s circumstances, we acknowledge that it is difficult to replicate a day in the classroom. We will be asking students to complete assignments based on an overview of the week.  This will allow families more flexibility while still giving teachers and students ample opportunities to teach and learn the standards.

Here is a suggested time amount for each grade band.  Please also take into consideration your child’s ability to focus for long periods of time and offer active brain breaks.

Kindergarten – Grade 2: 1. 25 – 2.5 hours
3rd – 4th Grade: 1.5 – 2.5 hours
5th – 6th Grade: 2.0 – 3.5 hours
7th – 8th Grade: 2.5  – 4.0 hours


St. Brigid Virtual Faith Opportunities

St. Brigid of Kildare Masses are available on our live stream channels via our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Weekly School Masses will be held on Thursdays at noon.

Daily Masses are held weekdays at noon.

Weekend Masses are held Saturdays at 5 PM and Sundays at 9:30 AM.

Click here for all parish virtual faith opportunities.

Daily St. Brigid of Kildare School Morning Prayer and Announcements:

Angelus Prayer


Social-Emotional Resources


Tech Tips

Google Meet – just a few reminders about safety for Google Meet, a tool for video conferencing

  • Please make sure your child’s device is physically situated so that the video “background” is safe for all viewers and protects your family’s privacy.
  • Per the Diocese of Columbus’ Protecting God’s Children policy, all video conferences with teachers must be recorded unless at least two staff members are present on the call.  The recordings will not be shared or made public.
  • If you are not comfortable with your child video chatting but you would still like your child to participate in a group discussion, you can disable the video camera and/or the microphone in the Google Meet interface

Assistive Technology for Education Resources


Family Field Day 2020

Click here to view the slideshow of instructions.


Library Activities

E-Books:

  • Out of books to read? Consider an eBook!! Click for the list that has been curated by Mrs.DeSocio! Access to eBook


Book of the Day:
Magic Tree House Home Adventures!

  • Author Mary Pope Osborn introduces this new program. The Magic Tree House books are a St.Brigid student favorite!! 🙂

Author Barb Rosenstock offers *History’s Hero’s For Today’s Kids* 


Coding Activities

Take a weekly Code Break. When you sign up, you’ll receive:

  • A weekly interactive classroom featuring founder Hadi Partovi and special guests. Every Wednesday at 1pm ET – add to calendar. A new activity or challenge every week.
  • Options for beginners, experienced students, and even students without computers.

Preschool: Super Silly Coding Activity with Chalk (No Screens!)

  • This is a super fun (and silly!) activity to get kids thinking about the problem-solving skills needed to code. Preschoolers and early elementary school kids can start to apply the basic concepts of programming.  This activity is great for kids age 4+!

Grades K-2: Getting Started in Coding

  • Tynker offers a series of self-paced courses for kids ages 5+ with a variety of themes and characters.

Grades 6-8: Minecraft Tutorials

  • Minecraft is back with a brand-new activity! Journey through Minecraft with code.

GET MOVING!

  • Getting Loopy (Create Your Own Loop): This lesson introduces the programming concept of loops (repeated instructions) through a dance activity. Students will learn simple choreography, then be instructed to repeat it.

WOSU Classroom

Grades K-2: Making Bread

  • Visit a bakery with Anthony from Between the Lions to learn how bread is made!

Grades 3-5: Peanut Butter Drop! | DragonFly TV Experiments

  • Conduct a free-fall experiment with peanut butter on bread. Learn how inertia effects which side lands on the floor.

Grades 6-8: Slice-o-Scope | Exploratorium

  • Examine the molecular structure of bread under 2x and 100x magnification in this interactive feature.

Parents: Helping Siblings Get Along When You Have to Stay Home

  • “This enforced togetherness is going to get on everyone’s nerves no matter who you are or what age,” Markham said. She recommends that we model staying calm and naming feelings. For example, you can say, “I know you’re upset with your sister for writing on your drawing. I would be upset, too.”
  • Science of learning for parents
    • Join Paul Howard-Jones to explore what goes on in the brain when learning is taking place, and what that means for how you can support your child’s learning.
  • Home learning survival guide
    • Top tips on home learning, covering everything from making use of what you have around you to creating simple routines.
  • Coping with coronavirus
    • Tips, advice and guidance about home learning and supporting your child’s mental health and wellbeing during lockdown.

STEM Activities

Simple STEM activities to do at home

Easy But Powerful STEM Fun at Home

  • Date and Time:  May 1, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time (please adjust for your time zone)
  • Grade Levels:  2 to 5 and 5 to 8
  • Join STEM Educator Jackie Blumer as she demonstrates some easy but powerful STEM activities kids can do at home or class.  The first half of the program will target elementary age children as they experiment with a Rainbow Density Tower. The program’s second half will target middle school students as they engage in a Catapult Engineering Challenge.
  • Guest Expert:  Jackie Blumer, 6th and 7th Grade Science Teacher and STL STEM Chair for American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

The Arts

Kids Love Musicals! Explore and rehearse selections from musicals like Peter Pan, Wizard of OZ, etc.

Cleveland Museum of Art Drawing activities, virtual tour, lots for aspiring artists!

“Hamilton” History Program!!   Exciting FREE program for Hamilton fans! 

  • Username: stbrigid
  • Password: student
CAPA (Columbus Association of Performing Arts) is offering Mindful Music Moments online:

Explore Ohio Dept of Education Arts at Home Programs!


Computing Activities

Click here for a link to all these activities.

SCRATCH JUNIOR
Young children can program their own interactive stories.
AGE RANGE: 4-7

HOUR OF CODE
One hour hands-on tutorials for children of all ages.
AGE RANGE: 4-11

SCRATCH IDEAS
Fun scratch programming activities with built-in tutorials.
AGE RANGE: 7-11

CHILDNET E-SAFETY
Range of online safety resources, filter by key stage.
AGE RANGE: 7-11

INTERLAND
An adventure-packed online game that puts digital literacy into hands-on practice.
AGE RANGE: 7-11

INSIDE MY MOBILE
Ever wondered how mobile phones work? Here you can find out what is inside a mobile phone by building your own paper one and placing the components inside.
AGE RANGE: 5-7


Design & Technology Activities

Click here for a link to all these activities.

IET FARADAY
A collection of STEM challenges that require children to apply their existing knowledge of electrical circuits, forces, design and construction.
AGE RANGE: 4-11

ENGINEERING@HOME
A selection of practical engineering challenges to try at home.
AGE RANGE: 5-11

IMECHE ACTIVITIES
A collection of activities full of opportunities for children to design, make and improve.
AGE RANGE: 7-11

ROLLS-ROYCE SPIRIT OF INNOVATION
Explore a range of STEM activities based on the Rolls-Royce all-electric plane project.
AGE RANGE: 4-11

SPAGHETTI STRUCTURES
Engineers put pure scientific knowledge into practice – but their jobs often involve practical testing, problem-solving and teamwork too. This activity calls all of these skills into action, to help build a tall, strong tower using spaghetti and marshmallows.
AGE RANGE: 7-11

PREPARING AND COOKING FOOD
Ten activity ideas which involve preparing healthy foods for different meals within the day.​
AGE RANGE: 4-11

PLASTICS CHALLENGE
A series of activities which are designed to extend students’ knowledge and understanding of plastics and plastic waste on a global scale.
AGE RANGE: 7-11


Garden Activities

Whole Kids Foundation offers a wide variety of “Kids Club Activities” and “Recipes for Healthy Snacks” on their website. Linking garden activities to their recipes helps to broaden the appeal.

Planting a Garden at Home this year?

Our Human Resource:

  • “Papa Jack” Jack Rekstis is available for all garden-related questions and conversations via phone (216-832-7666) or email: Jack@rekstismediation.com

Summer Reading Program

 

Columbus Library Summer Reading Program starts May 30th!

Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza!

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program!