Welcome to the ECS Library
A message to our ECS family.
In this difficult time, our thoughts are with each of our ECS families as they deal with the challenges posed by COVID-19. Please know that the staff at Enterprise Charter School are working hard to secure the resources to enable your child to continue to be engaged learners as they remain at home. Here on the library page you will find suggestions and links that can help your child continue to engage their mind in meaningful learning.
1. Story time
Here's a tip to make the most out of all these services - turn on closed captioning (cc) so your child can read the words as they listen to the story.
Storyline Online offers children the chance to watch and listen to popular actors reading children’s books. In addition, the creative productions allow children to see the illustrations that accompany the published stories. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, James Earl Jones, Oprah Winfrey and dozens more. Suggested grade levels are from Pre-K to grade 4. Each story also includes a teacher’s guide learning activities.
Click here to hear the story The Hula Hoopin Queen read by Oprah Winfrey
Storytime from Space offers children two great opportunities: the chance to watch and listen as astronauts on the International Space Station read stories and the chance to become junior scientists as they observe astronauts conduct scientific investigations in space.
Click here to hear the story Max Goes to the Space Station read by Astronaut Mike Hopkins
Scholastic Learn at home is a digital hub for Scholastic products. During this time of school closures, students can access up to three hours per day of content.
Click here to listen to How do dinoasuars get well soon?
Is it a dinosaur ?
National Geographic Young Explorer offers students the opportunity to learn about animals and insects while reading and listening to the science journals Young Explorer and Scout. Issues are available from 2012 to 2016.
Click here to hear Staying Cool
These three adventures ( to the Devil’s Tower, Grand Canyon, and Yosemite) give kids the chance to explore the dioramas in the American Museum of Natural History. Each is presented with questions to answer and fun facts to learn.
Bacteria in the cafeteria: Helpful or harmful? That's the choice students have to make in this fun science game from the American Museum of Natural History.
3. Social Studies
Place the states : Do you know where each states belongs on a map? Test your knowledge with this interactive game from the U.S. Government Publishing Office.
Map Mania at the U.S. Mint : Here's a great interactive game from the U.S. Government Publishing Office that lets you test your knowledge of states and their capitals.
Branch-O-Mania is a fun, interactive game from the U.S. Government Publishing Office that tests you on your knowledge of the powers of each branch of government.
For other great games visit the site.
5. Virtual Field Trips
The Nature Conservancy
offers 11 stunning virtual field trips to such locations as the grasslands of Africa and the rainforests of Borneo.
Click here to visit China's great forests and peek in on some amazing panda bears.
The National Museum of Natural History
in Washington D.C. allows students to take self-guided room-by-room tours of exhibits in the museum.
Click here to check out the Bone Hall.
The National Aquarium
in Washington DC offers a self-directed virtual field trip.
Click here to visit the Florida Keys exhibit
Google Arts and Culture
offers an amazing opportunity to visit the Hidden Worlds of the National Parks. Students get to follow park rangers on breathtaking tours through five national parks. They then have the opportunity to navigate through a location.
Click here to visit Carlsbad Caverns