Learning at home with BPS or Community Partners

  • Organization Description Grade Level Languages
    Girlstart STEM education Pre-K, Elementary School None
    ReadBoston Instagram Live Storytimes every weeknight at 6:00 PM IG: @readboston Pre-K, Elementary School None
    Imagine Language & Literacy For grades PreK–6, provides instruction and practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Pre-K, Elementary School Arabic, Cantonese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Marshallese, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
    Imagine Math For grades Pre-K to 8, covers algebra, geometry, and ACT/SAT preparation. Pre-K, Elementary School, Middle School English, Spanish, Tagalog, Haitian-Creole, Arabic, and Vietnamese. Audio support is available in English and in Spanish.
    GoPeer.org College students from Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley, and +50 other universities offer free online tutoring (two hours per child so many students can benefit) to families coping with school closures. Pre-K, Elementary School, Middle School, High School Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Somali, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Arabic
    Tech Goes Home Tech Goes Home provides a series of live webinars that cover popular topics in the TGH curriculum, such as clude: ordering groceries, accessing health information, reaching out to doctors, filing for unemployment, and completing the census online. Our COVID-19 Resource Page has tools and links to help students, families, and teachers stay engaged with the outside world and learn at home. Pre-K, Elementary School, Middle School, High School Spanish
    USS Constitution Museum A variety of online activities BPS students can engage with on their own or with family, like asailorslifeforme.org and ussconstitutionmuseum.org/discover-learn/fun-games. Teachers can utilize the Resource Kits, ussconstitutionmuseum.org/discover-learn/educator-resource-kits. Pre-K, Elementary School, Middle School, High School None
    Harvard University College and career awareness programming for grades 7-12. 1:1 tutoring. Arts Immersion programming for grades K-6. Book readings for grades 1 and 2. Resources for families with children PreK - adolescents. Access to Zoom training. Lessons that are appropriate for teachers to incorporate into lessons and families. Pre-K, Elementary School, Middle School, High School Open documents using Google and then select a language for translation.
    Waypoint Adventure A program that delivers sanitized off road wheelchairs to families who need adaptive equipment to go on a walk or hike while following city guidelines for social distancing. Elementary School, Middle School, High School None
    826 Boston Online programs for grades 7-12, including online tutoring, a creative writing workshop program, and a college essay program for 11th grade students. Elementary School, Middle School, High School None
    BlocksCAD A programmatic 3D design tool that teaches math and computer science. Students can create and manipulate 3D objects while applying spatial and computational thinking skills. Elementary School, Middle School, High School Spanish, Mandarin
    Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach A free resource for parents who want to do engineering challenges at home with their kids. Elementary School, Middle School, High School None
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston Offers “Club At Home” program ideas to bring fun and educational club activities into your home. Also available on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Elementary School, Middle School, High School None
    Girls Who Code A free resource for all students to learn how to code. Activities range from beginner to advanced and are online and unplugged. All students are welcome. You do not have to be a part of a Girls Who Code Club. Elementary School, Middle School, High School None
    Pixels and Polygons School of Digital Art and Animation Watch free demonstrations of professional digital art and animation techniques. Students follow along in real time and can interact with the instructors and each other to ask questions or make comments throughout this fun and informational series. Middle School, High School None
    Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs Bow Seat's 2020 Ocean Awareness Contest, Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis, is accepting submissions until June 15. This contest invites teens to explore and communicate through visual art, writing, music, film, and multimedia the connections between human activities and the health of our ocean. Boston residents are eligible for special Hometown and Bay State Awards. Middle School, High School Spanish
    Kaplan Test Prep Free live and recorded AP Prep and SAT On Demand High School None
    Junior Achievement of Northern New England 
    Resources for elementary, middle, and high school students to succeed in a global economy by learning about economic impacts. Included is how to apply for a $10,000 college scholarship.
    Elementary School, Middle School, High School None

    The organizations, groups and individuals listed above are independent of and not affiliated with Boston Public Schools, and Boston Public Schools does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information listed or for the programs offered by such organizations, groups and individuals. None of the individuals, groups or organizations listed on this website have been screened through the background check process BPS uses for its staff, partners, and volunteers.  Parents/guardians should research any resource they choose to use from this list to ensure it is appropriate for their children.   .

At Home Activities

  • Let's Draw!

    Place your random object somewhere on a piece of paper. Use it as a starting point and create a drawing that incorporates the object. Your drawing can be abstract or representational. Be creative and have fun!

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  • BOKS Kids Facebook Live

    Each weekday at 12 pm EST BOKS will be hosting at-home workout classes through Facebook Live.

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  • Boston Children's Museum

    This virtual tour gives families an opportunity to save money and fully enjoy the many innovative exhibits and programs wherever your are.

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  • Unite for Literacy

    Access to books for early readers in both English and Spanish along with 43 different spoken narration languages!

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  • The Spanish Expirement

    Offers Spanish lessons and translates well known children’s stories and has them read aloud by a native Spanish speaker; you can read along in either English or Spanish

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  • Salsa

    A Spanish language series for young learners that uses puppets, digital graphics, and animation to teach the language. Ages 5 to 9.

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  • The Kidz Page

    Looking for word games, coloring activities and puzzles to try with students? Check out their printable section for off-line activity sheets.

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  • Science Mom

    A kid-friendly video feed full of fun at-home science experiments. Ages 13 and under.

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  • Fun Brain

    Designed for pre-K to 8th grade students to explore topics in math and reading through fun videos and games.

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  • Math Game Time

    Organized by grade or subject, your students can play math games and get homework help. Grades: PreK–7

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  • The Learning Station

    The Learning Station is an educational children's musical group. Here you watch a video feed of 32 Brain Break Action Videos for Kids.

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  • MathHelp.com

    In-depth lessons with videos, guided practice, interactive self-tests, and more. Grades: 5–12

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  • How Stuff Works

    Comprehensive articles-based site that introduces and informs on a variety of topics like culture, science, money, technology and more. Games, quizzes, and videos are also available to supplement the articles.

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