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Classroom Resource Collection

Resources I will use in my future classroom.

Resources for Parents and Families - Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

This website highlights “Learning at Home” resources and provides activities for parents and families to support continued learning outcomes with their children at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The resources below are grouped and organized by content, including General Resources, Literacy, Writing and Math Resources and resources for Helping Children and Families Process COVID-19. This website focuses on helping students who are struggling to keep up with their classmates, especially during the pandemic, and getting parents involved to help.

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The Colors of Us (By: Karen Katz)

The Colors of Us (By: Karen Katz)

This book is about a seven-year-old girl named Lena. She is going to paint a picture of herself, and she wants to use brown paint for her skin. When she and her mother take a walk through the neighborhood, Lena learns that brown comes in many different shades. This book not only celebrates the differences and similarities that connect all people, but also teaches kids that everyone looks different.

Kids Share Their Cultural Tradition | Show & Tell | Hiho Kids

The five kids in this video are showing off something that is special and important from their culture. This allows children to learn about traditions from different cultures and gives new perspective on how others live and see the world.

Who Was Rosa Parks? (By: Yona Zeldis McDonough)

This book is a biography about Rosa Parks. This book, like many others in the series, discusses important people throughout history. This Rosa Parks book is great for kids, especially when learning about desegregation and the Civil Rights Movement.

Multiculturalism and Diversity | Scholastic

Resources that focus on the topic of multiculturalism and diversity. Includes professional articles and resources, lesson plans, and activities. This website helps teachers now, especially future teachers, be better equipped to teach classrooms full of students from different cultures.

Getting Your Community More Involved in Your Classroom | Resilient Educator

This website gives examples of how to get the community involved in students education. Not only can teachers and schools bring in people to speak to the classroom, educators can bring the students to educational places outside of the school building. By providing opportunities to outside of the classroom, teachers are giving students an opportunity to be in a different learning environment. For those students who can't afford to go on field trips, they can bring people and organizations to the classroom, either in person or through a video call.

ESLVideo.com | ESL Video | Free English Lessons

ESLvideo.com provides educational resources for English as a Second Language Students to improve their listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary skills. The quiz activities and lessons are created by teachers. This website can be used at school for new students who may not understand the English language well enough to communicate.

Our PurposeNo parent should feel alone. Ever.

Parent to Parent USA provides emotional & informational support for families of children who have special needs. This group matches each parent with a fellow parent who has a child with the same special healthcare need, disability, or mental health concern, allowing each parent or family to have a contact for sharing information, receiving support, and creating new friendships. This organization is great for parents trying to understand more about their special needs child.

We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) (Pictureback(R))

Elmo and his Sesame Street friends help teach toddlers and the adults in their lives that everyone is the same on the inside, and it's our differences that make this wonderful world, which is home to us all, an interesting—and special—place. This book teaches everyone that it's normal to look different on the outside. Not only that, but this book also teaches the importance of looking on the inside and being okay with other people looking different on the outside.

Show and Tell Foreign Languages | Show and Tell | HiHo Kids

This video is about different languages. The kids in this video get to teach each other about the language that their family speaks. The children even get to practice saying new words in different languages. This video is important because it shows that there is more than just one language. It is important to teach that it is okay and normal for people to know more than one language.