January 2021 Hot Lunch
All Saints Catholic Academy is pleased to once again partner with Pancake Cafe, a venerable Naperville institution in fresh dining, presenting great tasting and nutritious lunch options for our preschool through grade 8 students and staff.
Hot lunch ordering is now done ONLINE. To complete your November order, simply log into your SchoolSpeak account. Once you place your order, send in your payment - cash or check - by the Friday, December 18 deadline.
Ordering is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3
- Log into your SchoolSpeak account.
- Place your order ONLINE.
- Send in your cash or check payment (made out to ASCA) by the order deadline.
Orders will be accepted through Friday, December 18, 2020.
- All drinks and ice cream/frozen treats much be purchased ahead of time.
- Please complete an order for each student.
- Once your order has been entered in SchoolSpeak, you can send the payment to school by the due date (Friday, November 20). Payments will still need to be made by cash or check made out to ASCA (if you have multiple children, you may make out one check payment for the total).
- Be sure to print a copy of your order so that you have a record of which days you have ordered lunch/drinks for your student(s).
- We DO NOT offer refunds or credits due to absence or illness.
If you have any questions about hot lunch ordering, please contact Cristine Shaw at email@example.com.
District 203 Transportation Services
Click here for the D203 Transportation Services Request Form.
2020-2021 Parent Student Handbook
Click here to view the 2020-2021 Parent Student Handbook.
2020-2021 School Calendar
Click here for the 2020-2021 School Calendar.
SCRIP is a convenient and powerful fundraising program which earns money for the school, helps school families satisfy their Family Fundraising Obligation, and can even generate future year's tuition credit through the purchase of gift cards/certificates to establishments where the buyer is already shopping anyway!
These gift cards and certificates carry full purchasing power and generate revenue for our school families which range from 4% or 5% (Mariano's, Jewel, Koh's, JCPenney) to 10% and higher (Macy's, Gap, Lands' End)!
Gor more information and to get started , you can download the following forms and links:
SCRIP Retailers and Rebate Percents
SCRIP Program Overview
2020-2021 SCRIP Permission Waiver for Student to Receive Scrip Gift Card Orders
ASCA SCRIP Wisdom from a recently graduated ASCA School Family
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Record Release Forms
Form to Obtain Student Records Release from ASCA
Records Release Form to ASCA
All Saints Catholic Academy Technology Plan
The Diocese stresses its commitment to the analyses of the progress that students, teachers, administrators and individual schools make towards the effective use of technology to achieve 21st Century skills.
Miscellaneous Program and Policy Information
Click here for the Illinois School Bus Safety Program for Pre K and Grades K - 8
Click here for the School Bus Safety Curriculum - Field Trip Safety Reminders
Click here for the Diocese of Catholic Schools Office Student Agreement for Internet Access and Related Technology Use
Click here for the Diocese of Catholic Schools Office Social Media Policy
Click here for ASCA's Bullying Prevention Policy
Click here for ASCA's Non Discrimination Policy.
Spirit Wear Sales - Deb's Embroidery
All Saints is now pleased to be partnering with Deb's Embroidery to be able to offer spirit wear year round!
All of the great brands that you know and love are represented: Under Armour, Champion, Holloway , and Gilden. Hoodies, t-shirts, pants, jackets, and headbands. Show your All Saints school and athletics spirit. Orders will be delivered to your student at school within 1 - 3 weeks of order.
- Click here to order your All Saints Spirit Wear.
- Click here to order your ASCA Athletics Spirit Wear.
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All Saints Catholic Academy Strategic Plan
Please click here for the current Strategic Plan.
Tuition and Fees Paid in Calendar Year 2019 or 2020
To access and print out this information that you may need for tax purposes, please see the following instructions (please note that the school will not be sending these documents home in hard copy. Parents are responsible for printing out their own copy):
- Log into your FACTS account.
- Click on View Details in the Payment Plan and Billing box.
- Next - click on the View Payment Summary Box.
- Next - Select the year 2019 or 2020 from the pull down menu. This will give you all of your payments via FACTS for calendar year 2019 or 2020.
- Print document.
Questions? Please contact Maryanne Higdon at email@example.com.
Parent Teacher Conferences - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - No Classes
There is no school today.
2020 Summer Reading Program
At All Saints, we keep learning all summer long!
To view the Kindergarten Reading List - CLICK HERE.
To view the Grade 1 - 5 Reading Lists and Projects - CLICK HERE.
NEW!!!!! To see the Junior High (Grades 6 - 8) Reading Lists - CLICK HERE. - Revised 5/28/20 to include links to chats!!!!
NEW!!!!! To see the Junior High Summer ELA Enrichment - CLICK HERE. Added 5/28/20
Click here for a list of all 2020 Summer Reading Books - K - 8 - CLICK HERE.
ASCA Junior High School
WHY SUMMER READING?
- It promotes and supports reading for pleasure.
- Reading everything and anything raises achievement.
- Research shows that students who read over the summer actually gain reading skills at all grade levels.
- It keeps students from losing what they’ve learned – summer learning loss is a real phenomenon in which students can lose up to 1-2 months of knowledge during the summer.
- Reading over the summer months has been shown to counteract that learning loss.
- It gives students access to new knowledge and points of view – one of the overarching benefits of reading is what people can learn from the content they read. They can be exposed to other cultures, new places, unique ideas and so much more.
- It improves student performance in the classroom. The only way to get better at reading is to read more. Reading skills take a long time to develop and can’t be taught in preparation for a test or assignment. Instead, students should include reading on a regular basis as part of their lifestyle.
2020 ASCA JUNIOR HIGH SUMMER READING GUIDELINES
- This summer, all junior high students must read at least 2 books, however, only of one of the books must come from the ASCA Junior High Summer Reading list on the following pages.
- Students are encouraged to read as many of these books as they wish.
- Pick books that you will enjoy as well as those that will challenge you.
- If you find the book to be too easy or too difficult to read, chose another. One great way to find this out is to read a few pages to see how many words you do not recognize. If you cannot find any words you do not know, it is probably too easy for you.
- Also, check out your local library for more suggestions to locate books that match individual interests and reading levels.
- The selected book should be a book you have not previously read. Let your conscience be your guide.
- Students will read a book and then complete a Google Form entitled “ASCA Summer Book Chat” where they will answer four questions about their book which include:
- How did the main character change in the book?
- How did the setting of the book (location, time period or both) impact the story?
- What was your favorite moment in the book? Least favorite moment?
- Who would you recommend this book to and why?
- Information on expectations of how the questions should be answered can be found in the following pages. Students should read over the prompts before they read each book.
- When kids return to ASCA after summer break, they will be working in their ELA class on an activity based on the books they read over the summer and discuss the answers to the prompts they wrote on each of their “ASCA Summer Book Chat” forms.
- Books are available at Naperville Public Library and can be found in a variety of formats (print, digital, audio). All formats are acceptable to complete summer reading, but students who listen to an audio version of the book follow along with a print or digital copy as well.
- When visiting the Naperville Public Library or a library in your own hometown, don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!
Here are the individual links for each teacher’s ASCA Summer Book Chat form:
Entering 6th Grade ELA - Click Here
Entering 7th Grade ELA - Click Here
Entering 8th Grade ELA - Click Here
**Please fill out a form using your future ELA teacher’s link only.
Here is the link to the entire Rebecca Caudill List - https://www.rebeccacaudill.org/images/2020/2020CaudillAuthorList.pdf
ASCA Junior High
Summer 2020 Suggested Reading List
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street
The Ambrose Deception
It All Comes Down to This
Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation
The Inquisitor’s Tale
When Friendship Followed Me Home
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
The Great Trouble
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere
Lamana, Julie T.
Nielsen, Jennifer A.
White Bird: A Wonder Story
Switch! The Lost Kingdoms of Karibu
Track Series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, Lu)
The Blackthorn Key Series
Three Bird Summer
St. Antoine, Sara
The Secret Keepers
Steward, Trenton Lee
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
Beyond the Bright Sea
The Faithful Spy
All But My Life: A Memoir
Klein, Gerda Weissmann
The Boy on the Wooden Box
Swifter, Higher, Stronger
The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
St. George, Judith
They Called Us Enemy
Turner, Pamela S.
I Am Malala
DESCRIPTION AND EXAMPLES OF HOW TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMER READING PROMPT
*Please look over the directions and examples below to see teacher expectations of how students should answer the SUMMER READING PROMPTS on the Google Docs Form.
- You should write in complete sentences using proper spelling and punctuation.
- Please incorporate the question in your answer.
- Include your name, the title of the book, and the author on each form.
- Be descriptive in your answer and write a minimum of 3 (three) sentences that really answer the question asked in the prompt.
- When answering your question, be sure the answer shows your future ELA teacher that you read and understood the book.
EXAMPLES OF RESPONSES
PROMPT 1: How did the main character change in the book?
You should give evidence and examples from the book about how the main character behaved in the beginning as compared to later in the book or at the end of the book.
Example: In Masterminds, the main character, Eli, changed in this book because in the beginning he was very comfortable with and accepting of his life in Serenity. He did not question his environment or surroundings at all and accepted most everything the way his dad and other adults explained it. As the book progressed, Eli began to search for information online, sneak out of his house and explore the warehouse, which shows that he was starting to think for himself and was questioning and challenging the ideas and behavior around him.
PROMPT 2: How did the setting of the book (location, time period or both) impact the story?
You should describe the setting in the book and how it impacted the storyline or characters using evidence or an examples from the book.
Example: The the book, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, the setting plays a very important part of the story. This story takes place in the 1930’s in rural Mississippi. The story’s setting is in during the height of the Great Depression. This accounts, in part, for why so many of the characters are poor, and provides an account of how blacks fared during the Great Depression. But the characters in the novel aren't just poor because of the Depression. They're also poor because of racial inequalities in America, and particularly in the South. This was still years before the Civil Rights movement, and still firmly in the era of open racism and segregation. The characters lives revolve around this injustice and makes the conflicts between characters very strong.
PROMPT 3: What was your favorite part of this book? Least favorite part.
This is your opinion. Be as detailed as you can to explain these two parts. If you did not have a least favorite part, explain why.
Example: My favorite part of To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, was when the Reverend Sykes tells Scout to “Jean Louise. Stand up, your Father’s passin’”. I thought this showed the great respect the Reverend Sykes had for Atticus Finch and how Atticus tried to help clear Tom Robinson’s name in court. On the other hand, my least favorite part was when Tom Robinson was shot. I feel he was set up and was killed without any justice. If he had lived, Atticus might have been able to appeal his guilty verdict. With Tom being dead, there was no need for the appeal and everyone will forever think he was guilty of hurting Mayella Ewell.
PROMPT 4: Would you recommend this book to others? Why or why not?
This can be a hard question to answer well. If you choose to answer this, you need to give specific evidence that shows you read the book in your recommendation (or lack of recommendation) to others. It’s not enough to say, “It was funny” or “It was really good”. That does not show that you read the book. What happened in the book that made it funny or good or action-packed!?
Example: I would recommend the book House Arrest to anyone who enjoys a novel in verse and appreciates a “fast” read. The story of Timothy and his little brother, Levi, who was very medically fragile, was touching and also suspenseful as you follow along to see if Levi will get the medical help he needs and if Timothy will get out of the terrible trouble he made for himself trying to solve his family’s problems. This is a great book not only for the compelling story of the brothers, but also for the way K.A. Holt connects you to Timothy and develops his character.
Additional Challenge. How many books can you read in 11 weeks? Everytime you read a book, fill out an “ASCA Summer Book Chat” Google Form using your particular ELA teacher’s link. The students who read the most books and/or read more than their ELA teacher will enjoy a surprise the first week back to school in August.
From time to time over the summer, each teacher will post on SchoolSpeak how many books they have read to let their students know. Each teacher will also be filling out an ASCA Summer Book Chat form for each book she reads as well.
My Summer Reading Checklist
- Read 2 books of my choice.
- Fill out an “ASCA Summer Book Chat” form using my ELA Teacher’s link for each book read- you must have at least 2.
- Read more books and fill out more “ASCA Summer Book Chat”forms to enter into our reading contest (Can you read more than your ELA teacher?)
- Be ready to discuss the books the first week back in August.
- Relax and have a great summer!
May your summer reading be just the beginning of what hopes to be a wonderful and successful 2020-2021 school year here at All Saints Catholic Academy. Have a fabulous summer, and we look forward to seeing you in August!
Our preschool through grade 8 staff are continuing to teach our students during this time of school closures due to COVID-19. Our Kindergarten through Grade 2 students each have an IPad device for their learning; Grade 3 - 8 students each have a Chromebook devices for their learning.
Our faculty is utilizing many different teaching and communication techniques dependent on the grade level.
to access our Teacher Blogs, where you will find each teacher's weekly calendars.
for the instructions on how to check your child in each day for attendance purposes.
Here are some examples of the e-learning that is taking place:
Preschool (3 and 4 year olds)
Weekly Theme: WEATHER
Children may do one row per day and then on Friday repeat their favorite 3!
Literature: Nursery Rhymes :
Rain, Rain Go Away
It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
Songs and Videos Discuss different type of weather and clothing we need for each.
Math and Fine Motor Skills-
Children will cut out the sets at the bottom of the page and then match them and glue onto the umbrella handle by counting 2-4. Then they may color.
Cut and paste umbrella sets page
Art- Painting with watercolors
Children may paint the large umbrella with their watercolor paints. Remind them one color at a time and rinse brush in between colors. Umbrella page
Math and Literature
Cut and paste 4- part sequence of Rain Rain, Go Away. Children will cut out pictures at the bottom and then discuss sequence of events and paste in order.
Literature- Story- The Wind Blew
Children will listen to story and then discuss what happens in story and what characters were in the story.
The Wind Blew
Draw a picture of outside and add clouds and rain drops to the picture.
Religion- SEEDS- P.1 +2
Jesus has friends. Talk about what the friends are doing in the picture and practice saying prayers before and after meals. Jesus has feelings. GOSPEL
Puddle Jumping- make white clouds or blue puddles and write shapes or letters on them and hop on each puddle or cloud and name the letter that you land on.
Example of puddle jumping
Read a favorite story and name the characters in the story. Tell why you like the story.
Seeds Magazine - Sunday Gospel Jesus brings Lazarus back to life. (page 1) Remind the children of the discussion about Cocoa and how he made the children in Miss Flynn’s preschool feel. Ask: When have you felt happy? Sad? Mad? Glad? Give each child a chance to speak once. Then show the cover of Seeds and have the children identify Jesus. Ask: How is Jesus feeling? Why? Happy because he is with friends and they have good food to eat. Tell the children who the people are. Mary and Martha and their brother, Lazarus. This is a story from the Bible about them and Jesus: Jesus heard that his friend Lazarus was very sick and went to see him, but Lazarus died before Jesus got there. Lazarus’s sister Martha went out to meet Jesus. She said, “Jesus, if you had been here, Lazarus would not be dead.” Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha answered, “I believe that he will be raised up on the last day.” Then Jesus said: “Even though people who believe in me die, I give them life forever. Do you believe in me?” Martha said, “Yes, I believe you are God’s Son.” Martha went to get her sister, Mary. Mary said, “Jesus, if you had been here, Lazarus would not have died.” Then Jesus started to cry. Jesus said: “Show me where Lazarus is buried. If you have faith, you will see God’s glory.” They took Jesus to the tomb. He said, “Roll away the stone.” Jesus prayed: “Father, thank you for answering my prayers. I want these people to believe that you sent me.” When Jesus finished praying, he said in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”
Seeds Magazine Activity - Jesus has feelings. (page 2) Review the details of the story with the children by talking about the feelings of Mary, Martha, Lazarus, and Jesus—happy feelings of sharing friendship, worry when Lazarus got sick, sadness when he died, happiness when Jesus reunited them all again. Distribute pencils or crayons and have children open to page 2. Ask: How did Jesus, Mary, and Martha feel when Lazarus was sick? Worried. Draw a short straight line on the mouths in the top row so the three characters look worried. The little face in the left corner shows the children how to draw the line. Then ask: How did they feel when Lazarus died? Remind the children that everyone cried. Add an upside-down curve—a sad mouth—and maybe tears to the faces in the second row. Then ask: What happened next? Martha talked to Jesus and told Jesus she believed in him. Then Jesus told Lazarus to come out of the tomb, and he did. Draw a smile on each person in the last row. Turn back to the cover and retell the whole Gospel again.
Morning work: Look at the picture below. Write 2 super sentences telling me what you see.
Don’t forget to use details (adjectives) in your sentences.
Today is Friday, March 27th. Spring break starts today...Whoohoo! Watch the video by Jack Hartmann about Spring-Spring video
This week we are reading the book called The Easter Bunny's Assistant. Good readers always reread! Open book link here: Easter Bunny Assistant
At the end of the packet, complete the comprehension quiz (2 pages).
Grammar On the contraction page:
● Cut up all of the contraction word cards in the packet.
● Match all the words to the right contraction.
● Play a matching / memory game with someone in your family.
Imagine that today is Yes Day! That means that any question you ask...the answer will be yes! What would you ask to do? What would you ask for?
Watch this story: Yes Day!
● Wouldn’t it be great to have a YES day?
● Use your opinion writing skills to convince your parents to have a yes day! You really need to think about your reasons to convince your mom and dad!
● In your writing journal:
○ Draw a picture of what you want to do on Yes Day!
○ Write an opinion sentence about what you would ask for and why your parents should allow it. Write more than one sentence about your reason.
Daily Math Journal
In the March Math Journal, turn to page 19 and complete the following problem: The leprechaun had 6 pieces of gold in his pocket. 4 fell out! How many pieces of gold did he have left? Draw a picture and write a number sentence. What kind of problem is this? What are the clues?
Also, there is only one page left, look at page 20. Can you color the hats to match the graph? ( if you have any unfinished pages, complete those also.)
Counting money is an important skill. Today we are going to start counting with pennies and nickels together. It’s important to teach kids to start with counting the biggest coins first. Counting the biggest coins will require skip counting!
● Watch this video about coins: coins song
● Here is a video about counting with pennies and nickels: counting with pennies and nickels
● Find some nickels in your house. A nickel is worth 5 cents.
● Find some pennies in your house. A penny is worth 1 cent.
● Make small piles of pennies and nickels and let your child count them, then check their work.
● Complete the last pages in the money packet.
If we are still out of school on 4/6, we will begin with 2-D and 3-D shapes. Please do not finish that packet over Spring break. We just wanted to be prepared!
Science Mystery Science lesson
Where do bugs go in winter? Complete the insect worksheets and the sorting insects / not insects worksheet.
This weekend's Gospel is the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from death.
Gospel story: Jesus raises Lazarus from death
When Jesus was on Earth, he healed the sick and raised the dead. Anything is possible when you believe in God. In your yellow journal, draw a picture from the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from death. Write a prayer to Jesus for the sick and suffering in the world. OR write a prayer for the healthcare workers. OR write a prayer for your family.
Objective: Identify the author’s purpose. Tell the meaning of words using context clues.
Read K-9 Search and Rescue. Answer the questions.
If you miss any of the questions, please feel free to go back and correct and submit again.
If you get 10/10, read The Ideal Basketball Team and answer the written response question to try and get extra points.
Objective: identify singular and plural pronouns and verbs that agree; to expand vocabulary by adding inflectional endings and suffixes; and to proofread sentences for mechanics and errors.
-Play the Unit 5 Week 3 Grammar Kahoot if you need more practice with pronoun-verb agreement (optional)
-Play the Unit 5 Week 3 Vocabulary Kahoot if you need more practice with the vocabulary words (optional)
*Fill out Google Form: Unit 5 Week 3 (not optional)
Objective: Objective: Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words. Use spelling patterns and generalizations (word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing.
-Pick a different option off the Spelling Choice Board to complete.
Objective: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events to show the responses of characters to situations.
-Finish Butterfly Paper and have someone edit it for you (looking at spelling, punctuation, grammar, and word choice). The final copy will be due on Thursday, April 9th. Students may hand write the final copy in cursive and upload a picture or type the final copy. Students may turn in their final copy on Google Classroom.
-Continue to work on Biography Project
-Spring prompt: Write an 8 line poem about spring. You can write a limerick, a rhyme, or a free verse poem.
Objective: Prepare for Easter.
Pick one activity from Lentopoly to complete. You do not need to turn anything in.
Work on multiplication facts (timings are on Google Classroom) or go on a math website for 15-20 minutes.
(Timestables.com, Zearn, Splash Math, Moby Max, ALEKS, Tang Math)
Objective: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
Google Classroom: Go back to the Mystery Science Invisible Forces Formative Assessment from yesterday. Make corrections if needed. Even if your score is a 3 you might have corrections. (Go to Classwork. Up at the top it says “View your work”. Click on that. Find Mystery Science-Invisible Forces- End of Unit Assessment. Use the comments Ms. Cash made to help with corrections)
-Then, watch the Balanced and Unbalanced Forces video and answer the 3 questions.
Children Faith Practice Resources
✅Find out more about how you can continue your Lenten faith journey and beyond with these resources from the Diocese of Joliet:
Additional Student Resources
✅Take a tour of the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/shedd-aquarium
✅Tour the Adler Planetarium in Chicago https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/adler-planetarium
✅Take a tour of the Art Institute of Chicago https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-art-institute-of-chicago
✅Tour the Chicago History Museum https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/chicago-history-museum
✅Take a tour of Chicago's Culinary History https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/touring-chicago-s-culinary-history/AwLihABYQKzqIw
✅Brookfield Zoo is bringing the zoo to you https://youtu.be/ol84SG0LWPY
✅The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/
✅Tour Yellowstone National Park!
✅Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.
✅This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. https://www.farmfood360.ca/
✅Indoor Activities for busy toddlers
✅Play games and learn all about animals https://switchzoo.com/
✅Play with fave show characters and learn too - https://pbskids.org/
✅Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip - https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
✅This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life - https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china
✅Math and Reading games https://www.funbrain.com/
✅Phonics skills https://www.starfall.com/h/
✅This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/
✅ Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com/
✅300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/
✅Geography and animals - https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
✅Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry - http://www.mathscore.com/
✅Fave kids books read by famous people https://www.storylineonline.net/
✅Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc, https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/
✅High school chemistry topics https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/articles-by-topic.html
✅Math and reading games https://www.abcya.com/
✅Math and language games https://www.arcademics.com/
✅Hands on Elem science videos https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified
✅Voice based learning... learn through Alexa https://bamboolearning.com/resources
✅Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities https://www.highlightskids.com/
✅ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn. https://clickschooling.com/
✅Math as a fun part of your daily family routine http://bedtimemath.org/
✅Games to get "into the book" https://reading.ecb.org/
✅Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive
✅ Elem Math through 6th grade https://boddlelearning.com/
✅Educational games K-12 https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome
✅Digital archive of history https://www.bunkhistory.org/
✅Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc. https://www.bwseducationconsulting.com/handouts.php
✅Resources for Spanish practice https://www.difusion.com/campus/
✅Chinese learning activities https://chalkacademy.com/
✅Music is for everyone https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments
✅Science, Math, Social Studies https://www.ck12.org/student/
✅Grammar practice for middle grades https://www.classroomcereal.com/
✅Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/
✅Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions. https://www.commonlit.org/
✅Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. https://conjuguemos.com/
✅35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. https://www.countryreports.org/
✅K-5th Science lessons https://mysteryscience.com/
✅Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies https://www.coursera.org/
✅Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish) https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-away-from-school
✅Digital learning content for preschool through high school https://www.curriki.org/
✅A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus. https://deltamath.com/overview
✅Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
✅3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet. bit.ly/freemakerstations
✅Classes for older teens or adults https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lp/t1/freemo?source_id=FREEMO&utm_source=Social_Media&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=1000614&fbclid=IwAR1vaJx-3_aCdyE75S0fTJg4JZ_jI6KJvsJb4CnXY03tnfTm3FdgflaNpYs
✅Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses. http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/
✅Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student's needs including creating flashcards for other subjects. https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables/
✅K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them. https://www.dreambox.com/at-home
✅Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game. https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/
✅Higher level math series... online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly-released College Board SAT Math, Subject Test Math Level 1, and Subject Test Math Level 2 problems.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbQoCpvYRYRkRRvsObOPHaA?reload=9
✅Foreign languages https://www.duolingo.com/
✅Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement. https://www.everyday-earth.com/
✅A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering -- free 24/7 access
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✅Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides! https://app.fiveable.me/
✅Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8. https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/
✅Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. https://www.gonoodle.com/
✅7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas https://hippocampus.org/
✅Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas https://www.carmensandiego.com/resources/
✅Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work
✅Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects https://www.izzit.org/index.php
✅Online education program for toddler through high school https://www.khanacademy.org/
✅Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Literacy-With-The-Littles/Price-Range/Free
✅Free printables library with activities for children 0-6 https://www.littlesparkcompany.com/printables-library
✅Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/
✅Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure. https://brainbox.games/
✅Resources for AP students https://marcolearning.com/
✅Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college. https://www.mathcelebrity.com/online-math-tutor.php
✅Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources https://www.mathplayground.com/
✅Poetry and music https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments
✅3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects https://www.instructables.com/member/EdgertonCenter/instructables/
✅Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators. https://www.musictheory.net/
✅Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance https://www.ngpf.org/
✅Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world. https://www.nitrotype.com/
✅Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science. https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library
✅Online curriculum that builds better writers. https://www.noredink.com/
✅80+ do at home science activities https://elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities
✅Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own https://www.superchargedschool.com/
✅Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8 https://www.scootpad.com/
✅Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice. https://noveleffect.com/
✅Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up https://www.kiwico.com/kids-at-home
✅Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial http://www.paragraphpunch.com/
✅PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/
✅Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students.
✅Science and math labs and simulations https://phet.colorado.edu/
✅An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics. https://www.positivephysics.org/home
✅Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free https://prodigiesmusic.com/
✅Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12 https://www.projectexplorer.org/
✅QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/
✅For students to practice and master whatever they are learning. https://quizlet.com/
✅ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12. https://www.readworks.org/
✅Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students https://marketplace.mythinkscape.com/store/redtkids
✅Music Based Spanish Learning https://rockalingua.com/
✅Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology https://sepuplhs.org/
✅The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts. https://www.shurley.com/
✅Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises. https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/
✅Music practice transformed https://www.smartmusic.com/
✅Spellingcity is free right now with code VSCFree90 https://www.spellingcity.com/
✅Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout. https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts
✅A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials. https://learn.concord.org/
✅Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course. https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/
✅At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play. https://www.theottoolbox.com/
✅Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classhome.html
✅Keyboarding practice https://www.typingclub.com/ or https://www.typing.com/
✅Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems. https://www.tytoonline.com/
✅Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions. http://wonderopolis.org/
✅Math practice https://xtramath.org/#/home/index
✅K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students https://www.zearn.org/
✅A quick start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1-2 months at home with their kids, but it can also be a time of slowing down and enjoying kids as they learn. Preschool through 8th grade https://abetterwaytohomeschool.com/learning-at-home-everything-you-need-in-one-place.html?fbclid=IwAR0Lo2FZ5cWLMt-6nto19auqTtI5kztqLqwi3japOPl1rcR_rLaNuCUcaYw
✅450 Ivy League courses that you can take https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/?fbclid=IwAR0tbYeSJTzmrzgs1z1Brpoh-Lg8zoqnThQAUTFqR-bBX9O6AEh2_lnLhTs
✅Spelling 1-4 grade https://www.spellingtraining.com/
✅2,500+ online courses from top institutions https://www.edx.org/
✅22 languages to learn https://www.memrise.com/
✅Learn to code https://www.codecademy.com/
✅Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8 https://www.funbrain.com/
✅Phonics and learning to read https://readingeggs.com/
✅PreK - 5 games for all subjects https://www.turtlediary.com/
✅Online digital coloring pages https://www.thecolor.com/
✅Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool - 8 https://allinonehomeschool.com/
✅Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school https://allinonehighschool.com/
✅Phonics worksheets for kids https://www.funfonix.com/
✅Free stories online ages 3-12 https://www.freechildrenstories.com/
✅National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html
✅Learn all about earthquakes https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/
✅Learn all about the periodic table https://www.chemicool.com/
✅Farmer's almanac for kids... Date, weather, moon phase, etc. https://www.almanac.com/kids
✅Guide to gardening for kids https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/
✅Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/
✅Space science for kiddos https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html
✅Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders https://www.mathplayground.com/
✅Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/
✅NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html
✅News and more for kids https://www.youngzine.org/
✅Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters https://thestorystarter.com/
✅Immerse yourself in cryptography https://www.cryptoclub.org/
✅Math games galore https://gridclub.com/
✅Tons of science experiments that you can do at home https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/
✅An interactive way to learn history https://www.mission-us.org/
✅Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way. https://thehappyscientist.com/
✅Interactive games based on the book series https://www.magictreehouse.com/
✅Work on the 8 parts of speech https://www.grammaropolis.com/
✅Learn all about cells https://www.cellsalive.com/
✅All sorts of learning here if you dig in https://www.google.com/earth/
✅Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning. https://scratch.mit.edu/
✅A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/
✅Tests kids’ geography skills. Using images from Google’s Street View, it plops players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are. https://www.geoguessr.com/
✅Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history. http://www.whatwasthere.com//
✅Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun. https://www.numberphile.com/
✅A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways. https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard
✅Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art. https://artsology.com/
✅Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos. https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/
✅Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids. http://www.preschoolexpress.com/
✅A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm
✅Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents. https://supersimple.com/
✅Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills. https://www.overcomingobstacles.org/
✅Coding for ages 4-10 https://www.kodable.com/
✅No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen https://www.si.edu/kids
✅Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body. https://www.coolkidfacts.com/
✅This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin. https://bensguide.gpo.gov/
✅This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals. https://climatekids.nasa.gov/
✅Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more. https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/
✅Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby. https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids
✅From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather. http://www.weatherwizkids.com/
✅Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design. http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/
✅This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life. https://ocean.si.edu/
✅Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable. https://www.brainscape.com/
✅The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory. https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en
✅Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management. https://www.teachbanzai.com/
✅Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body. https://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html
✅Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities https://artofproblemsolving.com/alcumus
✅Find and fix learning gaps https://www.mobymax.com/
✅Algebra games for kids https://www.dragonboxapp.com/
✅Fractions practice http://www.mathchimp.com/freddysfractions.php
✅Education for kids all topics https://www.ducksters.com
✅Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult https://www.aplusclick.org/
✅Science podcasts to listen to with your kids https://medium.com/kidslisten/19-great-science-podcasts-you-can-listen-to-with-kids-6fe46ac506b8#.rb23iuaw6
✅Alaskan Wildlife cams http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=viewing.webcams
✅Coding with Star Wars https://code.org/starwars
✅Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun https://www.crazygames.com/
✅Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children https://www.funology.com/
✅Amphibian unit studies https://premeditatedleftovers.com/naturally-frugal-mom/amphibians-unit-study-resources/
✅Engineering challenges with things you have at home https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/paper-structures-engineering-challenge/
✅Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6-1000+ https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/
✅Toddler and preschool age ideas https://preschoolinspirations.com/
Important Announcement For All School Families
The State of Illinois passed a bill this past year which has become a requirement for schools who are recognized by the State.
The law is as follows:
Public Act 100-996 recently amended the School Safety Drill Act to require all schools in Illinois to conduct at least one (1) annual active shooter or active threat drill, effective January 1, 2019. The drill must occur within 90 days after the first day of each school year, meaning the 2019-2020 school year. Pursuant to the amendment, these drills are to be conducted in order to evaluate the preparedness of school personnel and students in response to a school shooting threat, which has unfortunately become all too common in recent years.
This requirement previously provided that drills could be conducted on days and times when students were not present in the school building. Following the amendment, the Act now requires active shooter drills to be conducted on days and times when students are typically present in the school building, and the drills must involve participation from all personnel and students present at the school at the time of the drill. The Act does provide that administrators or school support personnel may, in their discretion, exempt students from participation in the drill. Finally, the Act now provides that the appropriate local law enforcement agency must observe administration of the drill.
8th GRADE MORPHING VIDEO PICTURE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
It is time to start creating the annual graduation morphing video of our graduating class. It is presented at the graduation dinner and is a very touching, beautiful and emotional tribute to all families by watching our kids’ transformation over the years. We need your help to provide the first four photos of your child’s life as soon as possible. This is a very time intensive project.
PLEASE TURN IN YOUR CHILD’S FOUR (4) PICTURES as soon as possible but no later than MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2020.
The following photos requested below are suggestions. If you don’t have the exact timing requested still please provide 4 pictures showing their growth progression from infancy. Remember the goal of the video is to show how your child has grown through the years:
Photo 1: Newborn photo or from first year
Photo 2: Toddler
Photo 3: Kindergarten or 1st grade
Photo 4: 4th or 5th grade
Photo 5: We will use the 8th grade photo taken at school in the graduation gown. You do not need to supply this one.
Some helpful hints:
- Photo should clearly show your child’s face. The full head must be shown. Do not have part of their head or hair cut off. Portrait shots work best. Head must be facing forward so both eyes and cheeks are visible. Eyes should be open.
- Your child’s head should not take up more than 75% of the photo.
- Another person can be in the photo if they are next to your child, as long as your child’s entire head is shown. The other person’s face will not appear in the video.
- Please only use color photos.
- Email ONE photo per email to firstname.lastname@example.org If you include multiple photos in one email, they may be compressed and the quality could be lost.
- Include your child’s name and either their age in the photo or a number to indicate the order of the photos in the subject of the email. Send them at the largest size (highest resolution) possible.
- Copy them to a Flash drive in order from youngest to oldest. Complete the Morphing Photo Submission Form and send to the school office in an envelope marked Morphing Video. Flash drives will be returned.
For Printed photos:
- Use at least 4X6” photos for best resolution
- If you scan at home, be sure the resolution is at least 200dpi.
- You can send the printed photos along with a Morphing Photo Submission Form to the All Saints office labeled Morphing Pictures NEED SCANNING. The office staff will assist by scanning them to a removable drive at school. All photos will be returned.
Please click here for the Morphing Video Photo Submission Form.
Grandparents Day – Tuesday, November 24, 2020
We are so excited that we will be celebrating Grandparents Day once again, which will be held just prior to Thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. This day will certainly look a little bit different this school year than it has in the past. Stay tuned for more information.