Early Learning Kits
Sponsored by International Paper.
parent-teacher literature collection
Pomfret Public Library Resources
- ReSearchIT CT – Magazines, journals, reference, eBooks and more, provided by the CT State Library
- Hoopla – over 66,000 eBooks and 11,000 audio books for kids of all ages and reading levels. Limit of four items per month per library account. Hoopla also has many books on education and homeschooling.
- Interlibrary Loan – need a particular book? Here’s our DIY on reserving books or Kits and ordering items from other libraries. Or just let library staff know what title or subject you need and we will get it shipped to the library for you.
- CT State Library Service Center – Need lots of copies of the same book for a group discussion? or loads of books on toads or castles or life in Asia? We can get a book bundle for you from the State Library Service Center! We need about a month lead time for the delivery to Pomfret Public, and then you have an extended check-out of up to 8 weeks.
- CRICUT Maker – Design your project and use the library’s Cricut Maker to cut it out! Great for labeling, organizing, bulletin boards, bookmarks – there is seriously no end to the things you and your young learners can make with a Cricut Maker cutting machine.
- Bullet journaling
- Label Maker – Need labels for all those folders and bins? We have a BRADY BMP21 Label Maker that you can check out. Runs on A/C or 6 AA batteries.
- Karaoke Machine
For your planning
- CT Core Standards and Parent Guides
- Typical Course of Study, by grade and subject area, from World Book
- CT Homeschool Network – info on methodologies, curricula, legal requirements and much more
- Homeschool Methods – a good summary of various teaching methods and a typical daily schedule for each, from Homeschool.com
For curriculum support
- Teach It: bringing CT history to the classroom Teach It provides grade-specific inquiry-based activities that reinforce the learning principles found in the state social studies frameworks. A collaboration of CT Humanities and CT League of History Organizations.
- Teaching Tolerance – educator resources for teaching inclusivity, anti-bias and social justice
- Maths Through Stories – Just what it sounds like – a whole website devoted to learning math through literature! Includes lesson plans, book reviews, and how-tos. They also have an inspiring annual international competition for student-written stories that explain math concepts.
- Teachers Pay Teachers – Free and low costs resources developed by other teachers. Arranged by grade, subject, resource type, and cost.
- Lakeshore Learning, the source for many of our circulating kits, has loads of online printable resources. My favorite – the Word Search Generator! Enter a list of words, print out a puzzle and the solution.