The Library is here to help as while we are distance learning at Crystal Lake Montessori. Our librarian, Ms. Sabine, is collecting a list of resources to support literacy and learning at home. We’ll keep adding new material as it becomes available!
Lots of Ways To Learn Together & Have Fun
Right now Scholastic is allowing people to use ScienceFlix and BookFlix for free, but you have to get there by a specific path. Once you complete the steps, it recognizes the computer and you can use the direct link.
1. Visit their Resources for Families page:
2. Scrollto find the links for ScienceFlix and BookFlix.
3. ScienceFlix should come up. On the BookFlix page, you need to click “login” and it skips the login step and starts BookFlix.
We wish it was easier, but these are such neat sites we wanted you to have access to them!
PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas. Access is free during Covid-19 school closures.
Audible is offering free audiobooks through May. This requires an account, but it’s easy to sign up.
Ms. Heidi’s Montessori app picks:
Unfortunately these are not free, but they are educational and engaging. Mobile Montessori, in particular, has really terrific apps that look just like the real classroom materials. Edoki is subscription-based, but contains a huge variety of activities my kids love, including Beginning Chinese. Montessorium is more basic. I like their cursive “sandpaper” letter app.
Three ways you can support CLMS with your purchase
Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to a non-profit school, organization, or charity of your choice.
Ordering for the first time?
1. Go to scholastic.com/readingclub
2. Set up an account by clicking the First Time Parents section in gold.
3. Enter the one-time Class Activation Code TRN7J.
4. Your teacher’s name will be listed as Sabine Vosters.
5. Shop and submit your child’s book order by <due date>
Crystal Lake Montessori School
3013 S. Country Club Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098