The staff at Jonathan Valley is dedicated to helping students continue to thrive and learn during this unprecedented time. Teachers have been working hard to stay in communication with students and families and have provided digital as well as paper/pencil resources for students. The following list is meant to support and supplement the resources being sent to you by specific teachers. You will have seen some of these, and some will be new. When you see things written in blue and/or underlined, these are links to the resources that you can click on to go to those sites. Please check for updates to this list from time to time.
Here are some resources for free e-books, which are electronic books that can be read or experienced on a device.
*E-books on JVE Destiny Library Catalog – books available through the JVE library that can be read on a device
Steps to access:
- On the JVE website, under Quick Links on the far left hand side of the screen, click on Destiny Digital Library Catalog. Click on Jonathan Valley. The library catalog for JVE will come up. Or just click on the Destiny link above.
- Click on Destiny Discover in the list of options on the far left hand side of the screen (third choice down).
- Scroll down to find the e-book collection. Click on “See All” to see a complete listing. Titles with a white infinity symbol in a blue background indicate that unlimited copies are available for checkout. Students will need to log in to be able to check out a title. The username and password are their regular ones used to log in to a computer at school. Please click on “Return” when finished with the book so that others may check these out.
*Haywood County Public Library Website: NO LIBRARY CARD NEEDED!
If you go to the tabs across the top and click on the “eResources” tab (not on the down arrow), it takes you to a page of resources. If you scroll to the bottom, there is a resource called Tumble Books, which has animated picture books read aloud to students, e-books in Spanish, and read-along chapter books! This resource is organized in user-friendly categories including books of the day, new books, and graphic novels! You can access this, as well as a resource called Films on Demand, without a library card!
Link for Tumble Books: Tumble Books
*NC Kids Digital Library – This is the children’s section of the NC Digital Library, a resource available through the Haywood County Public Library. There is an option at the top to change the site to other languages including Spanish. Parents, if you decide to use this resource please note that this is a part of a larger website of books at various reading levels, and monitor that students are using it appropriately. This site has e-books and audiobooks that can be read or listened to on a device. Please note: A library card for the Haywood County Public Library system is needed in order to access these resources.
In order to borrow a title, click on it. You will then need to choose your library system (Haywood County Public Library) and enter your library card number and your pin. The pin is the last four digits of your phone number.
*EBSCO eBooks K-8 Collection – This collection of e-books is a part of a database of student resources known as NCWiseOwl (see below). You may need a password to access this resource. Please contact your teacher or librarian for the password. If you have trouble logging in, you can also go in through this link to NCWiseOwl. Then click on “Elementary” and look for EBSCO eBooks K-8 Collection.
To do a general search for a title, author, or topic, click on the words “Basic Search” under the boxes on the search page and type in a title, author, or topic. You can type in Spanish titles to get bilingual and Spanish books. Parents, if you decide to use this resource, please note that there are books at various levels for students at grades K-8 on it.
*Abdo Publishing Elementary Bookshelf – This company has made their e-books free during school closures for Covid19.
*IXL – Most grade levels at JVE use this resource to supplement Math instruction and practice. Please contact your teacher for more information.
*Mystery Science – This resource is providing some free lessons and activities organized by grade level during school closures!
*National Geographic Kids – This website has lots of eye-catching information and ideas for experiments and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities!
Free Resources Covering a Variety of Subjects!
*NCWiseOwl – This is a database containing various online resources for all grade levels, including online children’s encyclopedias, e-books, and databases, provided by the state of North Carolina for public school students.
Steps to access:
- Do a web search for NCWiseOwl (Google it), and go to the website. Or click on the link above.
- Choose Elementary.
- Choose among the resources. Some resources require a password. Please contact your teacher or librarian for the password.
*Starfall – This website is designed primarily for grades Pre-K – 3 and contains reading and math activities and games. It provides practice of phonics and math facts for students with special needs or for any student!
*Wonderopolis – This website poses interesting questions and answers on a variety of topics. Parents, if you decide to use this resource, there are opportunities to comment, so monitor accordingly.
*Scholastic Learn at Home – This website has a variety of resources, from articles and e-books to read to links to other kid-friendly resources. It is divided by grade level spans, and additions are made weekly.
*Typing Club – This site gives step-by-step directions for learning to type.