This is the home page for the ASPIRA ZipCode — an annual newspaper from the students, staff and community members of ASPIRA Schools. The next issue will be mailed out soon! In the meantime, check below to read the previous issue below and find resources provided by the Office of the Superintendent.
Resources for Parents
The Office of the Superintendent has provided the following links to learning resources which are aligned to the Pennsylvania Department of Education curriculum. View the list below, and click the links to discover to free games, tools, ideas and exercises which can help you supplement your child’s learning outside of the classroom.
Lessons for 3-4 times per week for 10 weeks $19 book per gradehttp://www.summerskills.com/support/pricing
ABC Mouse Ages 2-7 iPad App. And Website
Reading, Math, Science, Art and Colorswww.abcmouse.com
Explore Parent Resources: Homework Help, Motivation Station, Step by Step Mathwww.discoveryeducation.com
USA.gov – Education
Expertly-compiled lists of resources for everything from choosing childcare to navigating college.www.usa.gov/education?source=kids
Engagement program that sends parents simple text messages containing math problems to incorporate into their child’s everyday lifewww.thatsmath.com
Common Core-aligned math games by gradewww.mathplayground.com
24® Game App
A digital version of a trusted classroom game which teaches children the relationships between numbers24game.com
First In Math®
From the creators of the 24 Game, this similar program challenges children to take mathematical learning competitive and is currently used in K-8 ASPIRA classrooms.firstinmath.com
A personalized learning resource, offering practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard.nwea.org/blog/2016/16-ways-parents-can-help-child-testing-reading-mathematics/
Open Culture- Academic lessons/worksheets and more
Educational resources and games for K-12 students in every subjectopenculture.com/free_k-12_educational_resources
Free database of literature and reference, providing students with unlimited access to books and information on the webbartleby.com
Instructional videos for English language learnerslearner.org/resources/series75.html
List compiled by kathryn McKinley, Senior Director of Special Education and Specialized Services, ASPIRA Schools.