A Word About Our Namesake.....
Mr. Kevin Barfield retired in 2015 from the Wentzville School District after 32 years of service. Kevin served as the custodian of the Early Childhood Center since its inception in 2003. While Kevin's primary responsibility was to ensure the building was clean and safe he was considered the patriarch of the school. Because of his dedication he transcended his position and touched the lives of students and staff alike.
Lakeshore online resources are designed for Pre-K through grade 5. Lesson plans are divided by content area; Math, Language, Science and Social Studies.
Scholastic has created the Scholastic Learn at Home website. This free resource provides Pre-K through grade 6+ students with 20 days worth of learning so you can keep your child actively engaged in learning while our school is closed. Students will have access to approximately three hours of learning opportunities per day, including projects based on exciting articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, and more. These learning journeys were created by Scholastic editors to ensure meaningful learning can continue during school closures.
Here is the link to the Scholastic Learn at Home website for Pre-K. The learning journeys are accessible on any device. They are designed to limit the need for printing, and allow students to learn independently or with their families. Before you get started, you must first set up your free account for Book Flix and our Watch & Learn Library. It's simple—just use the following info: username: Learning20 | password: Clifford
Go Noodle-GoNoodle is a great website that we use for indoor recess and brain breaks! If there’s ever a day you can’t make it to the park or outside, use this website to get moving! Yes, it's screen time, but it's physical, indoor recess screen time with catchy tunes. Accessible via the GoNoodle website or YouTube.
Cosmic Kids Yoga- Follow along with some great stories as you are guided through different yoga poses. Very kid friendly and honestly a little challenging for adults. Each yoga session follows a different theme such as Frozen, Moana, or Pokemon.
Jack Hartmann- Check out Jack Hartmann’s YouTube channel! These songs and educational videos will help your children learn counting, numbers, reading and language skills, nursery rhymes, science, physical fitness, dance and movement. Children actively participate in all the learning with lots of movement and fun. These songs for kids have a tremendous diversity of musical styles from pop, Hip-Hop, Latin, country and rock.
The Laurie Berkner Band- The Laurie Berkner Band’s catchy tunes and joyful lyrics will keep your kids engaged, dancing, and following/imitating movements to a wide variety of educational songs!
Easy, No Cook Playdough Recipe: Follow this simple recipe with your child to make Playdough and practice rolling, squishing, making shapes, letters, numbers, and animals to improve hand strength.