Google Classroom

Kester's teachers use Google Classroom to post assignments online. Students can also use Google Classroom to login to some of the websites listed in the resources below. Students should use their @mymail.lausd.net e-mail address to access Google Classroom.

Learning Resource Guide

Our fellow educators from SFUSD have published some great resources to help students continue to learn at home.

Online Class Schedules for March 30 - April 2

ComputerWise Kids - With Ms. Lopez via Zoom

This is a modified schedule with no class on Friday, Cesar Chavez day.

Five-day school weeks will include two meetings for 4th and 5th graders.


K   24, 25, 26       3/30     10:00am - 11:00am   https://zoom.us/j/127335830

K   27, 35, 1         3/30     11:30am - 12:30pm   https://zoom.us/j/120596410


1   All ROOMS     3/30       1:00pm - 2:30pm     https://zoom.us/j/508044920


2   50, 28, 31       3/31     10:00am - 11:30am   https://zoom.us/j/370910250

2   9, 11, 30, 3     3/31       1:00pm -  2:30pm    https://zoom.us/j/877129035


3   48, 19, 4, 6     4/1       10:00am - 11:30am    https://zoom.us/j/396991530

3   49, 18, 51       4/1         1:00pm -  2:30pm     https://zoom.us/j/161141009


4   All ROOMS     4/2       10:00am - 11:30am    https://zoom.us/j/273588868


5   All ROOMS     4/2         1:00pm - 2:30pm     https://zoom.us/j/545331621


NOTE: All meetings have a password. If you did not receive the password, contact your room parent or e-mail questions@computerwisekids.com with your child's name & teacher name.

Kester Library Resources

Explore our librarian's selection of websites, including story-time and singing with Mrs. Clemmensen! 

Online Learning: Language Arts

Starfall

Starfall is well-known site contains a number of activities for learning ABCs, reading, online stories, and more. (Grades K-3)

Freckle

Use your class code to log on and do reading assignments.

ABC ya

Arranged by grade level, ABC ya contains a great set of computer based activities for grades K-5 th. K & 1st grade have oral direction options. Holiday-oriented choices are included in each grade level.

BBC Games

From the BBC, BBC Games provides a number of interactive game options including rhyming words, phonics, ABC order, pronouns, punctuation, and more. Note: audio has British accent.

Brainpop

Brainpop site has video on many topics geared to our olders learners in 2nd-5th grade. Username:Kester password: 5353kester

LearnZillion

LearnZillion has ELA instructional videos: WriteAlong and more. Select your grade level then the topic and lesson you would like to learn more about.

Los Angeles Public Library

Your library card gives you access to audiobooks at the Los Angeles Public Library website.

Storyline Online

From the SAG (Screen Actors Guild), over 20 books are read by actors at Storyline Online. Each title includes the video where the story is read and a set of activity ideas.

TIME for Kids

TIME for Kids

From the publishers of TIME magazine, TIME for Kids is loaded with interesting articles, photos, and videos. Politics, the environment, entertainment, sports, and health are just some of the topics covered. TIME for Kids isn't as interactive as most of the other website on this list of educational websites for kids, but the site does tackle subjects that are in the news now while being written for an audience of children. (Grades 2 – 5) 

Writing Prompts

Need an idea for writing journal, choose one of these writing prompts.

Online Learning: Math

Khan Academy

Select your grade level and practice your math skills as you learn alongside the videos at Khan Academy.

Freckle

Use your class code to log on and practice your facts.

Helping With Math

Helping With Math is for anyone who needs help with math or who wants to help others with math at the K-8 level. It provides math resources that help students to practice what they are learning at home and at school.

LearnZillion

LearnZillion has ELA instructional videos: WriteAlong and more. Select your grade level then the topic and lesson you would like to learn more about.

Light Up Your Brain

Light Up Your Brain 

The brainteaser games and audio stories featured on Light Up Your Brain help students hone their problem-solving, reading, color-matching, math, and fine motor skills. For example, your child can test his or her understanding of physics in “Successful Experiment” by using different-sized balls to move an object to a designated spot.

Math Games

Practice your math skills while playing online games!

Math Flash Cards

Practice your math facts online!

Multiplication.com

Multiplication.com helps students review multiplication tables as well as addition and subtraction facts. It has interactive games, classroom games, and worksheets that can be downloaded. (Grades 2 – 5)

Prongo

Prongo  offers free games, e-cards, jokes, downloads, brainteasers, and links for most major academic subjects. You can also create interactive quizzes for your student using the Quiz Station. (Grades K–

Dreambox

Parents can sign up for a free 90 day trial to practice your math facts & skills/

Online Learning: Science

Brainpop

Brainpop site has video on many topics geared to our olders learners in 2nd-5th grade. Username:Kester password: 5353kester

Discovery Kids

Discovery Kids Why do we need trees? Are jellyfish fish? Who travels with the president? These are just a few of the facts your kids can learn on the ​Discovery Channel's site for children. Games, puzzles, activities, and quizzes get kids involved in learning something new without it feeling like work. (Grades PK – 2) 

How Stuff Works

How Stuff Works When your child wants to know why the sky is blue, how a tornado forms, or any number of other questions she can come up with on a daily basis, head on over to How Stuff Works. The articles break down subjects like autos, culture, entertainment, science, money, technology and more. Games, quizzes, and videos also round out your children's learning experience. (Grades 3 – 5) 

Mystery Science

Open-and-go lessons that will inspire kids to love science! Mystery Science has put together lessons for K-5 during school closure.

Scholastic News

Students can login with Google Classroom to access Scholastic News online.

NASA Kids

Learn more about space with NASA!

National Geographic Kids

Learn more about some of your favorite animals at National Geographic.

STEM Activities

Try out some of these fun STEM activities at home!

Online Learning: Other Subjects

Computerwisekids

FREE online classes with one of our Computerwisekids Instructors through video conferencing.  The classes are for Grades 1-5, and they cover: coding, art, digital media etc.

(see class schedule at top of list)


Online resources for independent learning:  math, English language arts games & coding.


Typing tutor to practice typing.


For forgotten grade key/passwords, contact info@kesterelementary.org.

PE - Go Noodle

Your whole family will enjoy moving to these fun videos. Show your family your favorite one!

Art - Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. New episodes will be posted each weekday at 10:00 am and then remain online to be streamed afterwards.

Art - Directed Drawings

Follow along withe each step as you learn how to draw like an artist!

Art - Art Projects

Art Projects to do at home or in the classroom.

Sesame Street

Sesame Street Younger children will love everything about Sesame Street's online home. They can choose from hundreds of the show's video clips and play games that help them learn letters, animal sounds, rhymes, colors, and more. (Grades PK – 2) 

Highlights For Kids

Highlights The magazine for kids that's been around for more than 60 years now offers online ways to play, read and craft with your children. Matching games, art activities, animated stories and science experiments are just a few ways kids can learn while having fun on the Highlights for Kids website. (Grades 1 – 5) 

PBS Kids

PBS Kids Each of the educational shows your children watch on PBS has its own learning section through PBSKids.org. Try sing-a-long songs, sorting and counting games, watch videos, and more. (Grades PK – 3) 

Virtual Field Trips

There are lots of great ways to get out there and explore with virtual field trips

Monterey Bay Aquarium

San Diego Zoo

Top 12 Museum Tours

Here's another great collection of virtual field trips.

 

LAUSD Resources for Parents