Resources, Tools & Ideas
The DCA @ Home Guide
A collection of resources to help ease your home study days, to entertain when you need a diversion, to inspire when you need a bit, and to encourage and counsel when stress and worry threaten to take over. If you come across something great, please pass it along to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secondary Chapel Links
- Mrs. Fuller’s YouTube Channel – Join Mrs. Fuller for PE class a few times a week at your convenience. She’ll add new videos weekly!
- This Art Choice Board gives you some fun ideas for making art at home. Please use however it would work best in your situation. Most importantly, have fun with it! – Mrs. Ray
Elementary Music Resources
Hello DCA Families!
I hope this email finds you all well and enjoying your time with your family. I have included 3 links for you this week. The first one is a shout out to all of my students and a little something about our first song in the “O Chicken of Little Faith” musical, “This Summer.” The second video is of me reading the monthly story that goes along with our new Chapel Hymn of the Month, “Up From the Grave He Arose.” The third link is a lyric video of a gentleman playing the piano that includes lyrics on the screen for your family to sing along with. Don’t forget to stand up enthusiastically on the chorus! Praise The Lord! Christ Arose!!
A Verse For My Heart Scripture:
“For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so,
through Jesus, God will bring with him those
who have fallen asleep [in Him].” 1 Thessalonians 4:14
Prayer From My Heart:
“Lord Jesus, I am so happy that You crushed the devil under Your feet.
Because you rose up out of the grave, it means You defeated
the dark, evil powers forever. Help me to resist the devil
and put on Your armor every day. I want to be a good soldier.
I want to follow You, my Lord and my Victor! Amen”
Sending love and prayers to all my sweet students and their families!
Know that you are being prayed for!
I Love to Sing His Praises,
Tips & Tricks for Schooling at Home
- Google Classroom Cheat Sheet for Students
Crisis-Schooling: Tips & Tricks To Keep Your Sanity – This article (and the rest of the blog) looks amazing and full of encouragement for all of us, especially for moms that are struggling with ALL the kids/school/husbands at home right now.
- Surviving The Pandemic At Home with Kids: 5 Tips To Avoid Chaos ~ Keith McCurdy (audio)
Learning Through Fun and Games
Starfall – Learning games for K through 3rd-Grade
- Storyline Online – streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
- Lots of fun activities for younger grades to try on this site. All designed for at home fun! LEGO projects, crafts and cooking, STEM activities, and more!
- Build a Rube Goldberg machine. Here are a couple of how-to sites to get you going: this one geared more for kids and this one from Boy’s Life. Once you have the basics down, consider taking on the Rube Goldbert Bar of Soap Challenge!
- Amaze Your Brain at Home – The Perot Museum is sharing weekly themed lessons, activities and experiments for kids of all ages.
- Babies through middle-schoolers will find plenty of activities to keep them busy at KidsActivities.com!
Learn a New Skill
Don’t waste your quarantine…Use the extra time to learn something new!
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Take a break at lunch and learn to draw along with Mo. No artistic skill required!
- Draw with Rob – Short lessons from children’s illustrator Rob Biddulf that also make you look like a suprisingly good sketch artist.
- Learn a new language – Rosetta Stone is currently offering students a free 3-month subscription.
- This Imagineering in a Box class from Khan Academy allows you to explore different aspects of theme park design, from characters to ride development, as you design a theme park of your very own.
- Learn how to play guitar (or ukulele!) with a free 3-month subscription to lessons from Fender Play.
- Learn the art of handlettering with this Ultimate List of Free Hand Lettering Resources.
- Take one of 9 available free classes from the Modern Museum of Art (MOMA), including this one on Fashion as Design.
To Pass the Time
- Some Good News – Tired of all the negative news? This newscast from John Krasinski will make you smile.
- This Virtual Cell Phone Choir performing “It Is Well With My Soul” is a blessing!
- Cincinnati Zoo – Watch animals do stuff (ad-free!). My fave…Hipps eating whole watermelons!
- Ever wanted to see the Louvre? The British Museum? You totally can via a virtual tour!
- National Park virtual tours via Google are pretty amazing.
- Answers in Genesis resources – Explore their YouTube channel, website, and kid’s activities pages
- Missing sports? Turns out that listening to sports announcers narrate mundane household activities is pretty entertaining too.
- This family’s lockdown adaptation of Les Misérables song is awesome.
- Quarantine Life – Matthew West’s latest song/video that I think we can all relate to.
Hope for Your Heart & Mental Health
Need some podcasts or videos to listen to/watch while you’re working, resting, or doing chores? We got you.
- Spiritual Warfare – Dustin McCarty’s message for our March Parent Night that never happened. So good! Print notes here.
- Dust to Dust sermon by Kyle Idlemam – Reversing the curse of death begins by using the shortness of this life to leave a legacy that lasts beyond this life.
- A Biblical View on Anxiety by Ed Welch, a counselor from the Center for Christian Education
- How to Deal with Dark Times by Tim Keller
- How to Help your Kids Cope by Kerry Scheer
- Corona Virus and Christ – a new book by John Piiper available for free download
Quote of the Day
“The issue of faith is not so much whether we believe in God, but whether we believe the God we believe in.” — R.C. Sproul
Who was the smartest man in the Bible?
Answer: Abraham. He knew a Lot.