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Distance Learning Resources

 

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EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks through Overdrive and the SORA App
 Welcome to OVERDRIVE - a platform for fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks

(Want to join a virtual book club? email Mrs. Stockwood estockwood@concordps.org)

 CMS Overdrive and SORA

All CMS students and staff have an account ~ log in with Google      
(Download the free SORA app to your mobile device) 

 Instructions on accessing CMS Overdrive 

Minuteman Library Network
You will need a library card - you can pre-register online for a
temporary library card! Click 
here to apply online.
(You will need a valid email address, and your card will  be emailed to you)
SCRIBD
"Read free for 30 days" (no credit card required)
Thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines.

Audible Stories

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Abdo Digital

eBooks and digital content free through June 2020
Select fiction, non-fiction, and hi-low titles 

 

MakerSpace at Home

What can you make with stuff from around the house?

Here are some ideas to get you started (be sure to scroll down)

 

Please send us pictures of your creations - we'd love to start a gallery!
Submit your photos/videos here 

Upcycle Jewelry

Paper Beads
The I Love Paper Beads website has instructions for making beads from all kinds of paper, 
plus examples of how to use the beads in jewelry.

Paper Clip Jewelry

Bend, shape and wrap ordinary paper clips into jewelry.
Instructions for these ideas and more

Tissue Box Patterns = Jewelry

The patterns on tissue boxes are so pretty.  Use the cardboard to make components for jewelry.

Tip: The shapes are best in a double thickness.  A coating of clear nail polish gives a nice shine.

Recycle beads, clasps and ear wires from old jewelry you no longer wear.

Hardware Store Jewelry

Bits and pieces of hardware make interesting jewelry.  Check the toolbox!

Instructions and ideas

Pretzel Knot Jewelry
Instruction Video
This video shows 2 strands folded in half, hanging from a hook.
You could also use tape to hold the top down. 
Use the loop at the beginning as one half of a closure; make a large knot at the other end.

Looking for more ideas?
Check out this website for more DIY ideas!

   

Zipline Challenge

Ziplines are not just for fun rides!  Ziplines are also used to move between steep points and to carry supplies

.                 

The Challenge

Construct a zipline and a carrier to move a ping pong ball, marble or other small object down a zipline. (In Peru last summer, we used a zipline to cross a river - see photo)
Total run time must be 4 seconds!

(Tip: When two things rub together, it causes friction, which is the force that resists motion.  You will need to find ways to reduce or increase friction to adjust speed.)
 

- Watch this video to get started.
 

Things to think about:

- How will you keep the ball inside the carrier as it speeds down the zipline?

- How will the carrier stay balanced on the line?

- How will you attach the carrier to the zipline so it’s easy to take on and off?

- What materials will be in contact with the zipline so the carrier slides easily?

More Challenges:

- Build a carrier that takes 10 seconds to travel the length of the zipline.

- Build a carrier to hold more than one ball - side-to-side or in a row.

- Race different models of carriers.

 

Send us a video of your zipline in action!

EGFI – For Teachers » Lesson: On Target! teachers.egfi-k12.org/on-target/. Accessed 17 Mar. 2020.

 

 

 

VIRTUAL LEARNING RESOURCE GUIDE

Grades 6- 8

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Pfaffenbach Shadow Scenes

Dragon Rider

Ungifted

The Siren Prince

The One and Only Ivan

On the Come Up

We Ride Upon Sticks

The Wanderer

Ungifted

The School for Good and Evil

The Rats of NIMH

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Orphan Train

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

When you Reach Me

The Wanderer

Archenemies

Ungifted

Because of Mr. Terupt

Because of Mr. Terupt

The Graveyard Book

Ungifted

Because of Mr. Terupt