Camp Wonderopolis® is the free online summer-learning destination that's full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments!
Maker Camp is a free program full of projects, adventures, inspiration, and community. We are looking for Maker Camp Community Partners. That means you! Anyone can register: schools, libraries, clubs, or pods that are ready for a summer of making. The versatile framework is customizable for in-person, hybrid, or remote camps. Maker Camp 2021 launches July 6, 2021 with rich project resources and a great line up of featured makers including Mario the Maker Magician and Code Joy.
Virtual 4-H Camp:
Welcome to Virtual 4-H Camp! We’re helping 4-H families bring the traditional 4-H camp experience inside the home all year long! Explore fun learning activities in arts and crafts, STEM, and food and nutrition, as well as additional camp resources and gear to help your kid continue growing and learning.
We're bringing the fun of summer camp to families at home with #CampYouTube. Check out our STEM, Arts, Sports, and Adventure themed camps to learn new skills, stay active, and explore the world together. Come back daily for updates! Families can also download #CampYouTube bingo boards and cross off camp activities they complete.
Most child know their parent's names. They may know their grandparent's first names. Do they know anyone beyond that? A family tree can be a fun way for you to teach your children about your childhood and about your parent's childhood.
However, you may want to make some considerations before you begin to do a family tree project:
1. If your children are adopted or being fostered by you, research further the most inclusive ways to make them feel part of the process.
2. Historically, divorce has been handled poorly by family tree software and templates. Children should not be shamed for having divorced, remarried, or never married parents or grandparents.
3. Other historical/cultural factors may need care as well, such as refugee status, slavery, or immigration.
Doing a family genealogy can teach new vocabulary such as generation, maiden name, pedigree, surname, and the word geneology. skills children can learn include Internet research skills, how to collect and organize documents, how history influenced her ancestors, and more likely than not, some surprising facts about her ancestry.
You don't have to use an online template or a paper template with a traditional family tree. you can be creative, and make a book or poster. Some supplies you may want to use include construction paper, colored markers, glue, family photos, and other scrapbooking materials. To begin, talk about your family and what makes a family. Discuss the fact that there are many different kinds of families, with many different configurations of adults, children, step-parents and step-siblings. Expand this conversation by making a chart of all family members that your child has ever met in person, or spoken to on the telephone. Illustrate the book with photos or drawings of the people that children want to learn more about.
The Parents’ View: Children’s Mental Health and Well-being
April 22, 2021 | 11 AM EST
During this one-hour roundtable, Alyson Schafer (Parenting Expert, and of author Honey I Wrecked the Kids; Toronto, Canada), Jennifer Kolari (Parenting Expert and Founder of Connected Parenting, as well as the author of Connected Parenting: How to Raise a Great Kid; San Diego, USA) and Kirsten Chase (Founder and CEO of Kidevolve; Toronto, Canada) will begin with short presentations and then engage in a discussion based on questions and comments from participants in this live session.
REGISTER NOW - April 22, 2021 - 11 AM EST
Founder and CEO, Kidevolve, Toronto, Canada
Parenting Expert, Toronto, Canada
Founder, Connected Parenting, San Diego, USA
Unable to attend on April 22? Feel free to register anyway and we'll email you a recorded version of the roundtable.
Lockport D91 is looking for substitute teachers!
If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher, we are interested in you! Candidates with a bachelor's degree can obtain a substitute license and candidates with 60 credit hours may pursue a short term substitute license. Start by visiting the Illinois State Board of Education website. Next, interested persons can contact the Will County Regional Office of Education. Once you submit all application components, register your certificate, and have a background check performed, you will be eligible to serve as a guest teacher with D91. Contact Mrs. Koziol with any questions.
In addition to substitute teaching openings, we have several employment openings. Milne Grove is hiring for a 1:1 aide. Kelvin Grove is hiring for a 1:1 aide position and a school social worker. In addition, the D91 District Office is seeking an executive secretary and psychologist.
Check out the Lockport D91 Employment Page to find out the latest job opportunities!
At Lockport D91, many of our substitute and paraprofessional positions are filled by parents. Have you ever thought about working for Lockport D91? Did you know you can now take the Para certification test at home?
Here is a resource for all the at home testing now available.
At Home Testing Now AvailableETS is now offering at home testing for the following brands while some test centers are closed. To learn about the tests and see if you're eligible, visit the websites below.
ParaPro test at home
GRE® General Test at home
HiSET® exam at home
SuperKids is a Reading program we use in Kindergarten and First grade at Milne Grove School here at Lockport D91. In the Superkids program, our students are immersed in learning to read by focusing on the phonological awareness, phonics, meaning building, and phonemic awareness components of reading along with fiction based high interest student stories and student writing opportunities. To better support superkids at home, here are some additional tools:
Tips to Support Remote Learning:
Parent FAQs for Superkids:
Literacy Resources for At-Home Learning:
Do you know how your child should wear their mask, if it fits well at school? If the mask doesn't fit well, these characteristics won't be met. A good mask fit
If your child's mask doesn't fit well, tie loops behind the ears to make it fit more snuggly. Ensure the straps are made of a soft comfy material that won't hurt the back of the ears. You can also make sure your child has several favorite masks fo that he can switch when needed. Just like you do with hand washing or not picking your nose, we can normalize mask wearing as a clean, good habit with our own role modeling. Send consistent messages to your child about their ability to persevere wearing a mask, by showing your own perseverance wearing the mask.
Here are some tips to help teach your child to wear a mask more often
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.
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