Resources available during school closure

Hamden Schools website with COVID-19 news and resources

Not sure what your kids are supposed to be learning while they’re at home? Here’s the website for Common Core standards. You can see the standards by grade and subject, and read a little bit about what Common Core is and how it came to be.

We are compiling a list of interactive online classes and meetups. Here’s what we have so far:

Hamden Schools (teacher, parent, PTA-organized afterschool programs, or school-affiliated)
Spring Glen Afterschool Programs (the programs you know and love, now online) – pay
Bring the Hoopla (hula hoop-based fitness) – free
Stempogo (STEM activities run by SPG parent Dave Hiller) – free
Dunbar Hill PTA – Facebook Live Read-Aloud every weekday at 12:00 p.m. by teachers and parents – free
Right at School at Home – activities designed by the district afterschool provider – free

Other local
Toddler Tunes (sing-along with classic children’s music) – donation
Hamden Police Dept. – Facebook Live Read-Aloud every night at 7:30 p.m. by two Hamden Officers – free
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History – Video tour of David Friend Hall (Mineral Hall), free coloring pages – free

Mo Willems lunch doodles (author of Elephant & Piggie books) – free
Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources – free
Boston Museum of Science – live sessions with activities – free