Learning Extensions

Discovery Grade Level specific tasks if SeeSaw or Google Classroom goes down.

This page contains a selection of options students and parents can use to learn remotely. Links and programs that are available at home will be posted on this page. Check out one link a day and go back to ones you like, Suggestions for PreK are at the bottom of this page.


NASA STEM Learning - A great site with wonderful STEM activities.

CSTA Connecticut Science Teacher Association - Links to resources for STEM Learning.

National Inventors Hall of Fame - Exploration activities across a range of ages and grade levels; this guide incorporates innovating learning from 30 years of PK-12 STEM programming. 

Hour of Code - Perfect your coding and learn programming skills. This is a great website with many different coding games. 

PBS Kids Design Squad page can be a great resource for engineering.

- STEMensions - Project-based learning activities Mrs. Neseralla Designed for Discovery students. Peers can work together remotely and create in google drive docs and presentations. Grade level students can also work together on a story or novel. Contact Mrs. Neseralla to set up a shared Google Drive project folder.

-Geocaching - Hidden all over our state are treasure boxes that families can search for using the coordinates found on this site. This outdoor activity blends science, nature and fun and gets the family out of the house. Discovery Detectives is the school's user name and Mrs. Neseralla can share the password. A cell phone can be used to participate in this sport.


CREC Learning Extensions Site - An extensive list of ideas and links for students of all grade levels. K-2 Students 3-5 Students

- Mystery Science - K-5 science lessons that are easy to do at home. Guardians can learn along with their children. (The free access may expire the end of June)  

- Scholastic Learn At Home - Stories, videos and fun learning challenges. Student can work on their own or together as a family. Select a grade level to access wonderful learning material. (Ends June 30th)

Xfinity/Comcast Educational Content: Xfinity created new educational collections for all grade levels in partnership with Common Sense Media. Just say "education" into your X1 or Flex Voice Remote

- Home Schooling Tips - Advice from a Home Schooling Parent and Activity Cards idea for kids to design their own learning day. 

Distance Learning Math Idea without a Computer - Students can do many math activities with items around their hose. Here are a few ideas.


Free Educational Resources - Free accounts and passwords for great educational programs like Storyboard, Book Creator, Breakout Edu and Mystery Science. (These may expire the end of June)

BrainPOP Username: CRECDiscoveryAcademy 
Password: STEM101

Student Learning Packets (Copies are being sent home 3/13/20)

Kindergarten Packet.pdf
Grade 1 Packet 1.pdf
Grade 1 Packet 2.pdf
Grade 1 Packet 3.pdf
Grade 2 Math.pdf
Grade 2 Reading 1.pdf
Grade 2 Packet 2.pdf

Grade 3 Math.pdf
Grade 3 Reading.pdf
Grade 4 Math.pdf
Grade 4 Reading.pdf
Grade 5 Math.pdf
Grade 5 Reading.pdf

K-2 PDF versions Resources for Students Out of School - Google Docs.pdf
3-5 PDF versions Resources for Students Out of School - Google Docs.pdf

Discovery PreK Ideas

With our littlest students home for a long stretch it is important to give them activities and opportunities to play and explore rather than too much TV and computer time. Try to get them outside and moving and limit screen time for less than an hour a day.  

Read every day! Talk to your child about what you are reading and about other experiences they are having throughout the day. Have them help with chores around the house such as cooking and sorting laundry. Have them draw pictures about their experiences and describe what is happening in the pictures. Do something nice for a neighbor for example, pick up sticks in the yard and count them. Play games that require taking turns.

Hands-on activities like, drawing, play dough, building with blocks, reading books engages children more than passive observation and listening. Letting kids spend at least an hour a day outside will target gross motor skills, sensory experience and release energy.

Link for ABC Mouse: https://www.abcmouse.com/html5#abc/classroom

Starfall- This is a great online resource of mathematics,reading, and phonics activities and games. https://www.starfall.com/h/

PLAY! - NAEYC article of tools and resources describing how important just having fun what your children will learn through play https://www.naeyc.org/resources/topics/play

PREK Links

prek Balloon Tennis.docx prek KindergartenReadinessPacket.pdf prek 10 Read-Aloud Commandments.docx prek emotions.jpg prek playdough recipe.docx prek Sensory Bottles.docx Counting Letter for Parents.docx Home Activities.jpg
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