Coronavirus COVID19 Update // Supporting Distance Learning
During this unpredented school closure because of the spread of COVID19, we are here for you! We will be updating this page regularly with lots of resources to assist you, as parents, with at-home-learning for your children. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us – we’re here to help! For additional information provided by the Archdiocese of Denver regarding the outbreak of COVID-19, please visit https://archden.org/coronavirus/.
Preschool & Pre-K
Despite this closure, Ms. Karina and Ms. Lida are working hard to make sure the learning never stops for our awesome PreK crew! Using Zoom and other online communication tools, we are staying connected and learning together! Feel free to email our Pre-K director, Ms. Karina Campa, with any questions, and know that you can find our PreK Crew “Distance Learning Plans & Resrouces” in the google drive folder linked here.
Our fearless Kinder Crew isn’t slowing down, even while we are apart – Ms. Kail is making sure there’s plenty to fun things to learn and do! Kinder crew uses the website/app Seesaw to connect with each other, share their work, and celebrate one another’s learning. Feel free to email our Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Ellen Kail, with any questions, and know that you can find our Kinder Crew “Distance Learning Plans & Resrouces” in the google drive folder linked here.
Even while we are apart, we are committed to helping staying connected, keeping you informed, and strengthening our community. During this time of social distance, a great way to stay connected is to join us on Facebook for our LIVE “Opening Crew Read-a-Loud” each Monday morning at 9:30 am and our LIVE “Closing Crew Circle” each Friday afternoon at 2:30pm. Joing us on our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/WellspringCatholicAcademy. You can also find all of our community letters regarding the Coronovirus outbreak and it’s impact on our school community in the bottom section on this page.
CATHOLIC FILMS, PROGRAMS, & RESOURCES
FORMED is currently free, and with it, you can access daily Scripture reflections, videos for kids, movies on the lives of saints, and faith formation at various age levels. Check it out!
US Conf. of Catholic Bishops
DAILY MASS READINGS
Utilize the USCCB’s daily mass readings and online bible to ground your family’s prayer together, especially during this time when we are unable to go to mass as a community.
Teaching Catholic Kids
CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER FOR KIDS
Teaching Catholic Kids has lots of resources for cultivating deep faith through family spiritual practice, and we wanted to share this great resource on introducing your kids to contemplative (quiet) centering prayer.
Sadlier Religion Blog
GUIDE TO LECTIO DIVINA FOR KIDS
(Sacred Reading of Scripture)
This simple guide to lectio divina (translated as “divine reading”) outlines how these practices ignite the spiritual imaginations of children as they engage with this beautiful and ancient form of imaginative prayer!
Discover the remarkable lives of the saints each day, with Franciscan Media’s “Saint-of-the-Day.”
While not written for children, these beautiful weekly reflections and meditations from our pope are good grounding for any faithful family. And for quicker tidbits, you can also follow Pope Francis on Twitter @Pontifex.
A website & smartphone app where you can view & complete assignments, connect with the teacher, and connect with one another!
Check out Ms. Kail’s Kindergarten Youtube Channel – watch her do story read-a-louds and much more!
Join us on Facebook for LIVE “Opening Crew Read-a-Louds” each Monday Morning at 9:30am and LIVE “Closing Crew Circles” each Friday Afternoon at 2:30pm!
ACTIVE PLAY & EXERCISE
Tons of super fun and super silly activities to get you up and moving at home.
Great learn-at-home resoruces (broken down day-by-day), available for free, including books and read-a-louds, with questions and videos to go along!
LITERACY & MATH
Lots of fun learning games available free, with content specifically aimed at Pre-K & Kinder, offering practice with early literacy with letters, counting & numbers, and more.
Park Math – Duck Duck Moose
A free app focused on preschool math – the basics of counting, sorting, patterning and even basic addition!
While geared more for Kinders and up, Mystery Science offers some great science activities & experiements you can do at home!
The NGAkids Art Zone app has activities inspired by works in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, plus a sketchbook for drawing and a personal exhibition space.
SCI, MATH, LITERACY, & SOC. STUD.
Games and interactive learning experiences, particularly in the areas of science, math, and social studies, and it is current free for families!
This space is under development, and we will continue to populate it with useful forms and resoruces for parents, families, and volunteers.