[kids-lib] Idea to support families during the break

Jennifer Maurer Jennifer.Maurer at state.or.us
Fri Mar 13 15:23:56 PDT 2020


This Google doc has a list of education resources that are temporarily free during the COVID-19 outbreak. Some might be appropriate for your early literacy idea. I did not create the Google doc.


FYI, I learned that Scholastic has a new website called Learn at Home. New resources will be added daily for 20 days. There is a section for PreK-K, and those might help. I’m not endorsing Scholastic over other sources/companies. It’s just that this resource is not listed on the Google doc yet.



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From: Kids-lib [mailto:kids-lib-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Korie Jones Buerkle
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 8:03 AM
To: Katie Anderson <katiea at wccls.org<mailto:katiea at wccls.org>>
Cc: kids-lib at listsmart.osl.state.or.us<mailto:kids-lib at listsmart.osl.state.or.us>
Subject: Re: [kids-lib] Idea to support families during the break

I love that idea Katie!
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On Mar 13, 2020, at 7:28 AM, Katie Anderson <katiea at wccls.org<mailto:katiea at wccls.org>> wrote:

CSD has a calendar with daily early literacy activities in English and Spanish: http://www.csdola.org/early-literacy.html. Perhaps we could pull from there for early literacy tips and focus on developing literacy activities for elementary school kids, and getting those translated into Spanish too?


Early Literacy - Children's Services Division, OLA<http://www.csdola.org/early-literacy.html>
In 2016, CSD launched their Early Literacy Calendar. This calendar, available for download as an editable Microsoft Publisher file or a PDF, is a 12-month, any year calendar with Early Literacy tips and tools on each day.

Katie Anderson, Youth Services Librarian
Washington County Cooperative Library Services
katiea at wccls.org<mailto:katiea at wccls.org>, 503-846-3209

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Subject: [kids-lib] Idea to support families during the break

Hello friends & colleagues,
Since Oregon schools will be closed Monday through the end of the month (https://www.opb.org/news/article/kate-brown-orders-oregon-schools-to-close-coronavirus/) and our library children's programs have been suspended for the next month, I've been thinking about how we can still support families, as I'm sure you have.

I've got an idea, and if you've got one you feel comfortable sharing I'm sure we could all benefit, please share!

I'm planning to post an Early Literacy idea and a Literacy idea (together) on Facebook every day of the break at 8 a.m. (Instagram too, but Facebook allows me to schedule posts ahead of time). Families who complete the idea can post "done" in the comments every day (2 kids=enter done x2)  to be entered in a drawing for a gift certificate to the local small business of their choice at the beginning of April.

I'll be working on coming up with a list of ideas. If you would like to share your ideas for early literacy or literacy ideas I'm sure the whole group could benefit from that too. We are definitely better together! An idea would be something like "Early Literacy Idea: Use your body to spell out the letters of your first name. Literacy idea: Do a scavenger hunt in your home to find objects for every letter of your name. Place the objects in the order of your name (and then please put them away)."

If you would like me to email you the list of ideas once they are done, please send an email to just me at korie.buerkle at newbergoregon<mailto:korie.buerkle at newbergoregon> and I'll get a list sent out to you before Monday.

Take care, Korie

Korie Jones Buerkle
Children's Librarian | Assistant Library Director
Children's Desk: 503 537 0304 | Office: 503 554 7734
Newberg Public Library
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