Resources for Our Friends Impacted by COVID-19
Dear Friends: We’re here for you.
We will do everything within our power to continue support you, whether that’s sharing resources, hosting virtual enrichment activities, or still being that friend you can turn to. Our doors may be closed, but our phone lines, our emails, and our hearts are open. This page will be updated frequently as new resources and information becomes available.
Western Dubuque Program Update
Please click here for the Western Dubuque Program update from the Programming team. 9.4.2020
At Home Enrichment
Video Gallery: Digital Enrichment
As an extension of our love of all of you, as long as our doors are closed, we will continue to share a new video enrichment or at home activity on our page every day. To get updates, follow our YouTube channel or Facebook.
Social Emotional Bags - BrynnMiss Brynn wanted to tell you all about her Social-Emotional Learning Bag she got last week! Thank you so much to our supporters who've made these bags possible for our families. Check it out, friends. There's even a cool how-to at the end for re-purposing old t-shirts
You Are LovedAlthough we are apart you have never been closer to our hearts. #YourStMarkFamily
Anna lee Corduroy en españolPara nuestras familias de habla español. Tu familia de St. Mark te ama.
¡Gracias, Anna! Hoy ella está leyendo "Corduroy" en español.
Recycled RacersToday's lesson is featuring one of Iowa's 4-H At Home Learning Resources, Recycled Racers. This lesson is geared for youth in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade to learn about engineering design process, recycling and reusing! Youth will create a recycled racer using recycled materials! For the full lesson and for more Iowa 4-H At Home Resources go to:
ISU Extension: Liquid LayersOur friend Leah from ISU Extension and Outreach sent us this cool STEM activity for you all at home.
Here's what you'll need for this science experiment:
(Makes one jar)
• ½ cup of blue dishwashing
• ½ cup of olive or vegetable oil
• ½ cup of rubbing alcohol
• ½ cup of light corn syrup
• Red, green, and blue food
• 5 bowls for mixing
• 5 spoons
• Measuring cups
• Paper towel or dish rag
• Sauce bottles to help
Reener from University of Wisconsin-Platteville Does Tricks with RugerThanks Maureen & Ruger for showing us these cool tricks for our families at home!
Virtual Field Trip: To the Farm with Paige from University of Wisconsin-PlattevillePaige from the University of Wisconsin Plattville takes us on a virtual field trip to her family's farm in Minnesota.
Guest Reader: UWP Women's Rubgy player reads"Fox in Sox"
St. Mark Youth Enrichment: Guest Reader: Patrick Harrington, UWP Women's Rugby CoachA few days ago our AMAZING friend Patrick reached out to us to see if he and his University of Wisconsin-Platteville Women's Rugby Team could help bring some joy to YOU our families and kids at home. We can't wait to share these videos with you over the next few days!
Today's guest storyteller is Patrick himself reading "Farmer Duck" by Martin Waddell & Helen Oxenbury.
Storytime: "Count to Five. A Little Book of Numbers"We've received an outpouring of people interested in sharing stories. We can't wait to share them with you! Our favorite question is if kids can read too. Absolutely. Today's story is Evelyn's take on "Count to Five. A Little Book of Numbers".
Storytime: Beth reads "A Bad Case of the Stripes"
Storytime: Beth reads "The Peaceful Piggy Meditation"
St. Mark values Adult Education and wants to assist the parents of our program in finding the education opportunities that meet their needs. The Dubuque NICC Center Located in downtown Dubuque at the base of the Town Clock, the Dubuque Center is a comfortable, accessible and friendly place to find the educational support you need. Whether you want to start college, finish a high school equivalency degree (HSED) or train for a career change, the Dubuque Center will help you explore the options and reach your goals. Classes and adult education/literacy services are offered year-round with daytime and evening options.
If you would like any assistance with getting in touch with someone to assist with your Adult Education, please contact Amanda Avenarius, Associate Director, at 563.582.6211 x105 or email@example.com.