A New Way to Play
It seems as though we're all getting used to this new way to function in our current at-home situation. We hope you'll be able to use the resources on this page to keep busy and stay informed.
Virtual Programs Throughout the Week
Join us as we engage in various virtual activities throughout each week. We've got "Music & Movement Mondays", "Talented Tuesdays", "Wandering Wednesdays", "Thoughtful Thursdays", and "Fun Fridays"! Share your music, movement, talents, wanderings, thoughts, and fun with us, too!
Music & Movement Mondays
Join us in dancing and exercising
Learn about a few instruments and the sounds they make. Then sing along with a fun Pizza song!
Introduction to Various Instruments
Sing along to The Pizza Song
Music and movement Monday brings us a Classical piece from early 19th century Germany. Beethoven was a composer, pianist, and a teacher of many. His music lifts our mood, brings us peace, and helps us reach back in time to sounds that brighten our day.
The Wonky Donkey Song
Watch this silly song about a donkey with differences that faces his day with a smile regardless of his challenges. This lighthearted song is easy to follow and sing along with, and sure to put a smile on everyone's face.
Exercise with us in your own way. It's good to move our bodies anyway we can to keep healthy and relax our minds. Make up your own movements and join in.
Memorial Day Tribute
God Bless the USA! Remembering all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in securing our freedoms. Happy Memorial Day from all of us at SMCR.
The Star Spangled Banner
God Bless the USA
Some Gave All
Showing different talents and encouraging you to share your talents with us.
"Jump for Joy" Dance Program for Children with Special Needs
Enjoy the talents of these children and share your talents with us
How to Draw a Minion
Kathy Barbro shares her drawing talent and teaches us to draw a minion. Share your drawings with us!
Sign Language Choir
Watch as Christian, big sister Jade and their whole choir take to the Britain's Got Talent (BGT) stage to perform 'This Is Me', in a moving performance which really shows what it means to be different and beautiful to be you!
Inspirations Dance Academy
Inspirations Dance Academy (a company for dancers with special needs) collaborated with the Absolute Dance Company dancers to create this powerful inclusion-based dance routine that brought the audience to its feet! There wasn't a dry eye in the auditorium as these kids showcased what kindness, acceptance, inclusion, and the beauty and celebration of dance and movement of all kinds.
Draw 3D Letters
Create your own or follow these directions to create 3D letters. Learn how to draw 3D letters with a “cheat sheet” that gives you a clear example of the entire alphabet, along with a few tracing templates for practice.
Investigating the world in which we live.
Earth Day Virtual Field Trips
Take a virtual field trip to sunny Florida to celebrate THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY! Click on links that will take you to ocean living, gardening and land animals that inhabit the world in Florida and here.
Virtual Tour of the Chesapeake Bay
Take a virtual tour of the Chesapeake Bay, including habitats and critters that live among our wetlands, forests and beaches right here in Southern Maryland.
Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, VA
Join us in a virtual tour of the Governor's Palace in nearby Williamsburg, Virginia. As you listen to the beautiful sounds of the background music, choose the icon on the locations you would like to visit to see the beauty and splendor of this amazing piece of American History.
Visit Adana (Addy), a Bongo Antelope
Let's go to the Cincinnati Zoo where we will meet a Bongo Antelope named Adana (Addy). Bongo Antelope are the largest forest-dwelling antelope in the world. After enjoying the video, take the quiz and check out the activities to learn more about the Bongo Antelope.
The Maryland Zoo Live Cams and Feeds
View some of the LIVE cams at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, featuring many exciting views from cameras showing us what is happening there in real-time video.
Meet Baby Giraffes
We're at the Cincinnati Zoo where we're meeting Theo and Fenn, two baby giraffes born at the zoo 6 to 11 months ago.
Putting our thinking caps on.
Join us to hear 2 thought provoking books to share: 1) "The Pixie Pandemic: Macho Has to Stay Inside " puts a spin on the reason we stay at home during this difficult time and 2) "What Do You Do with an Idea? " makes us think about how powerful our thoughts can be.
"Love, Sophia on the Moon "
Go on a moon adventure with the book, "Love, Sophia on the Moon " read by the author, Anica Mrose Rissi. Enjoy this imaginary tale of a young girl that runs away to the moon with her cat and soon finds herself discovering just what she might be missing by being away. Think about all that you are grateful for being just where you are.
How Do Flowers Bloom in the Spring?
Thoughtful Thursday brings us a question that makes us think about the beauty of nature around us. Watch this mini lesson on how flowers bloom. The slow motion pictures are mesmerizing.
Ivy and Bean
Join us for a fun-filled, thought-provoking story of friends in this audio book, "Ivy and Bean ", written by Annie Barrows.
Anansi and the Yam Hills
Listen to the story of Anansi (the tricky spider) as told by local storyteller, Shemika Berry, Interpretation Coordinator of The Accokeek Foundation. Anansi stories are folk tales told far and wide around the world Enjoy!
Be a Catalyst for Change
Thinking about families who face adversity but refuse to give up. Do you know anyone like that?
Time for a little creativity.
Make a 3D Paper Sculpture
Create your own design using glue, scissors and paper to create a 3D sculpture. You could use the minion you made from Talented Tuesday and create a background scene for him to stand on.
One Line Drawing
The creativity is in the drawing you want to make, so draw anything you can see in your space where you are. Remember to keep your pen or pencil touching the paper the whole time.
Line Drawing with "Artists Creating Together "
Here's a creative way to draw and hopefully find some joy in trying something new. Stay Home & Stay Creative: Steven Edelman - Line Drawing (face with eyes closed)
Paper Tape Painting
Learn simple easy painting techniques that illustrate how to make beautiful colorful designs using tape, paper and color.
It's time to be creative with whatever we find around the house: magazines, newspaper ads, post-it notes, scraps of paper. Use your imagination to create a Matisse-inspired collage of your choice.
Covid19 News and Updates
Review proper handwashing techniques... Know what to do if you feel sick... and links to other resources!
Brush up on Handwashing Techniques
Proper hand-washing is extremely important, especially now. Watch this video to learn just how to do it.
What to do if you are sick
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms below, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
Shortness of Breath
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