• Hi Everyone,

    While we are out of school, you can check my website to find useful resources to keep our students busy and reading. Don't forget the District Resources found under the COVID-19 Resources tab on the ppcsd.org website.    


    2nd-5th Grade-Continue to check Google Classroom (shared with Mrs. Solazzo) for activities and assignments. Library assignments are posted under the Classwork tab then look for LIBRARY ACTIVITIES WHILE OUT OF SCHOOL. If you have any questions, please email me at e.curnan@ppcsd.org. 

    PK-1st Grade- NEW COLD SPRING SPECIALS WEBSITE-Click here for PK-1st Grade Library Activities. From here, you will see each specials class listed at the top of the page, click on which specials class you want and have fun! I have been joining class meets to do read alouds. Hope to read with your class soon and hear all about the good books you have been reading at home!  

    Virtual Family Literacy Week Virtual Family Literacy Week - April 27-May 1 - Don't forget to check out all the activities on the Cold Spring and Seymour Smith Facebook Pages.

    If you are looking for new books to read, I suggest the following sites which are all found under the Covid-19 Resources link above with login info:

    • Storyline Online (PK-3-always free, no login info needed) 
    • Bookflix (grades PK-3)    Username: Learning20     Password: Clifford  
    • Trueflix (grades 3-5)       Username: Learning20     Password: Clifford
    • Scienceflix (grades 5+)   Username: Learning20     Password: Clifford
    • EPIC Books (PK-5+)        Class Code: uwt4074  Then you can create student profile.
    • TumbleBooks (PK-5)       Username: PPCSD  Password: trial
    • Audibles (All-these are audiobooks only)


    I created a video tutorial that goes over how to use the sites above that can be found here: Video Tutorial

    CHECK OUT LIVE READ ALOUDS BY YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS-Click here for schedule (some dates have passed but many are weekly or bi-weekly events)

    Rochester International Children's Film Festival-  Every day from April 13th – May 9th a new children’s film and activity will be posted.  You have to sign up each day in order to receive access to the video, vocabulary words,  related books, activities and discussion questions. It is a quick sign up process, I have been signing up each day.  I really enjoy the videos and activities.

    Reading Comprehension Questions-Here are some sample questions to ask your child to help facilitate discussions and understanding.

     Mrs. Curnan's Library Choice Board: If you are looking for activities to keep your kids learning while having fun, check out the Library Choice Board I have created here with 12 different tasks to keep them reading, writing, and thinking.  If students complete 5 tasks and return to the library with parents initials next to task, they will receive a prize: Library Choice Board 

    Here are some other resources to check out:

    CSELC Distance Resources-Learning Resources for our PK-1st Grade students

    Common Sense Media-Free Online Events and Activities for Kids at Home

    Khan Academy-Provides daily schedule for ages 2-18 to keep them learning (all subjects)

    Prodigy-Great site for math skills, no membership needed

    BrainPop-(grades 3-12; login info found under the COVID-19 Resources tab above)

    BrainPopJR-(grades PK-2; login info found under the COVID-19 Resources tab above)

    Code.org-Learn how to Code

     Virtual Field Trips-Huge List of Virtual Field Trips kids can explore from home

    Virtual Museum Tours-Check out some of these museums from home. Maybe they will inspire you to create your own art or learn more about an interesting topic!

    Animal Cams-Check out these animals live from home

    Google Earth-You can explore anywhere on Earth!

    Poetry4Kids-Great site to explore Poetry and different types of poems

    ABCYA-Educational games for PK-6th Grade

    PBS Kids-Find tons of educational games and videos here

    Ology-Science website for children from the American Museum of Natural History. While you explore look for the hidden Ology cards!

    B&O Railroad Museum-This site has daily storytime with an accompanying downloadable activity. Great if you have any train lovers at home!

    GoNoodle-Great site to get the kids moving and learnng at the same time.

    National Geographic Kids-Science games, videos, and more



     Here are some great author sites to visit:

    Author Interviews- Meet your favorite authors and listen in.

    Mo Willems-Check out Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. New episodes posted every day at 1pm.

    Dav Pilkey-Dav Pilkey at home-Author of Captain Underpants and Dogmanwill be adding new episodes weekly.

    Jarrett Krosoczka- Draw every day with JJK (at 2pm), author and illustrator of the Lunch Lady Series.

    Kate Messner-Site where author and illustrators are sharing resources.  You can find many authors reading their stories here.

    Many Authors/Illustrators-Live stream events for kids from professional authors and illustrators.


    Podcasts for Kids:

    Kids Ask Authors- Listen in as authors answer readers questions. You can submit as well.

    Circle Round-Storytime for little kids.

    Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls-Inspiring biographies of historical women. (Not just for girls) 

    Highlights Hangout-Children's most popular magazine turned into a high energy audio series.

    Little Stories for Tiny People-Children's podcast featuring original audio stories that will delight the tiny people in your life

    This Podcast has Fleas-Original comedy series for kids about a dog and cat.

    But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids- Kids ask the questions and they find the answers.

    Pants on Fire- Podcast designed to teach kids how to sort out truth from fake news.