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Social-Emotional and Family Resources





Newly Added Week of April 20

The Children’s Museum has added some resources for families at home:

Classroom Lessons
Museum at Home

Newly Added Week of April 13

World Book is now available in Marion County WITHOUT a library card. Find out more at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1V9nRTy3S5hCNHpaL4cZWNObFMa-PoIs1ZwXIPX4lV88/present?usp=sharing  

The Colts’ Mascot Blue and his family have started a new YouTube series, The House of Blue. Each episode features various segments. Some examples:

  • Did you Know – A teaching moment of the show
  • Kids’ Table – Featuring Blue’s children
  • Cooking with Carol – a cooking show with me
  • Mascot Minute – featuring one of Blue’s mascot friends

We hope this can be an additional resource for you and your students as they transition to digital learning. Below you can find a links to each of the episodes and the episode playlist on YouTube, where you can check back for new episodes!

Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK78MnCEEiU&list=PLTRx_n5AcGXDI5gwjO0oO6u3qe1GwL37Y&index=2&t=2s

Episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFW67amweSo&list=PLTRx_n5AcGXDI5gwjO0oO6u3qe1GwL37Y&index=2

Episode 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcb-As8uqbc&list=PLTRx_n5AcGXDI5gwjO0oO6u3qe1GwL37Y&index=3

Episode 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlVmVT05e5Y&list=PLTRx_n5AcGXDI5gwjO0oO6u3qe1GwL37Y&index=4

Episode 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qApmY7UUqTk&list=PLTRx_n5AcGXDI5gwjO0oO6u3qe1GwL37Y&index=5

House of Blue Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTRx_n5AcGXDI5gwjO0oO6u3qe1GwL37Y

Newly Added Week of April 6

A couple of fun things I have found: (when you need something different to engage your students)

The Indianapolis Indians are offering some workbooks about Baseball in Education at the link below.


Kings Island is offering some other types of activities at the link below:


Newly Added 3/22/2020

Fun, hands-on activity you can do with kids at home


If you are looking for something to do, a local person who runs trivia games is offering ones online twice a day, including a family/kid one at 12:30 p.m.  Here is the information…just something to pass along, as we said we would, as resources.

The Family Game starts at 12:30 EST

Tune in by subscribing to our new YouTube channel.

If you want to “officially” play along: 

Here is the answer sheet that we will use

(You’ll see a stop sign until we “unlock” the game right before 12:30 EST – fear not) 

Audible is releasing free streaming audiobooks stories for kids. No Audible account needed. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

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For the sports fans out there, it is my understanding that NFL Game Pass and NBA League Pass are now free for now. (Sorry, Moms, if that ends up being more for the Dads to watch!)

Added 3/18/2020
In these unprecedented times, we know families are looking for resources to help continue learning. Please know teachers are working very hard to do so in an engaging yet practical manner, so please be understanding and patient. We are all doing our best.

Here are some resources we have shared with our teachers…they may be using them with your students (they are the experts in their classroom, so I give them the professional freedom and respect to choose what is best). However, if you need more, here are many options (I have not checked all, so I make no claims about their usefulness or otherwise…these are just possibilities for you to explore):

Here are all the resources in one handy PDF to download (be aware, it’s several pages long…the more to occupy their time).

Here is a another list of suggestions (from our Pre-School teachers)

Here is a place for after school meals (If any famiy has a food insecurity problem, please contact the school via email and we will work to help you).

We will all get through this together.