Wellness Resources

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Sand Creek EAP

At some point we all face challenges that impact our well-being.  Sand Creek EAP is here to help!  You (and your family) have access to free and confidential professional consulting, coaching, and counseling services for these and many other challenges:

  • Questions and support during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Chemical dependency
  • Conflict resolution
  • Coping with stress
  • Depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges
  • Elder care or childcare
  • Financial troubles
  • Grief and loss or change
  • Legal concerns
  • Parenting support
  • Relationship concerns
  • Work or career concerns

→ They also offer services to help find child and elder care, online webinars, health updates, and much more
CLICK HERE to visit their website and log in/create an account using our company code: duluthECC
→ If you prefer phone, contact a counselor directly at 888-243-5744

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Additional Resources for Support

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT VIA PHONE

  • Minnesota Warmline – call 877-404- 3190 or text “Support” to 85511
    Available Monday – Saturday, 5 – 10 p.m. CST
    Receive help through peer support to address loneliness, isolation, increased feelings of anxiety and depression, as well as help people living with mental health conditions with recovery and wellness before a crisis occurs.
  • Crisis Text Line – text “Home” to 741-741
    Available 24/7
    For any painful emotion for which someone needs support.
  • Birch Tree Crisis Line – call 218-623-1800 (for mobile crisis service in the Duluth area)
    Available 24/7
    This crisis phone line is for support, information and problem solving.

VIRTUAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Minnesota Recovery
    For those in recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs.
  • Beyond Brink
    Options for those in recovery from addiction or eating disorders.
  • In The Rooms
    130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and
    related issues.
  • The National Eating Disorders Association
    A variety of virtual tools to support recovery from eating disorders.
  • The Minnesota Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 
    Hosting regular support groups online for people living with a mental illness or family members of people living with a mental illness.
  • NAMI Douglas County
    Offering a virtual peer support group for people living with a mental illness. They are held the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. (May 7, June 4, July 2 and Aug. 6). Contact Chrissy at 920-452-5152 or ChrissyBarnard22@gmail.com or Gen at 218-393-5499 or genmar2817@gmail.com to get the link or phone number to join the meeting.

SELF-HELP MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

 


Stretch & Flexibility Online Series

The employee fitness center may be closed and the in-person fitness classes may be cancelled at this time, but we still want you to be feeling your best and staying healthy!

This 10-episode series is focused on building core strength, stability in joints, increasing flexibility, and bringing awareness of weaknesses or areas of inflexibility through a variety of exercises.  The goal is to equip you with the necessary exercises, tools and self-awareness that is needed on a daily basis to improve your strength, flexibility, and maintenance of your bodies. Keep yourself healthy!

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FREE At-Home Fitness Apps & Videos

Shared by Angel Hohenstein, Wellness Coordinator for the City of Duluth
  1. FitON App
  2. Nike Training Club
  3. 7 Minute Workout
  4. Yoga with Adriene
  5. Fitness Blender Personal Training
  6. 24GO App
  7. Ignite Studio (local) FB Livestream Classes
  8. STRONG by Zumba
  9. Alo Moves
  10. Orange Theory at Home

 


20 Fun Things to do at Home during a Quarantine

Though the majority of us are currently quarantined, there are ways to make the best of it. It’s easy to just plop on the couch to watch some Netflix (I’m not against this- sometimes plopping is needed for self-care, too), but to feel our best, there are other ways we can keep ourselves busy and feeling good. Here are some ideas!

• Bring out your art supplies
• Start a Virtual Book Club
• Learn how to knit, crochet, or sew
• Make recipes you’ve been wanting to try
• Bake some homemade bread or baked goods
• Make some jewelry
• Flex your green thumb
• Utilize some virtual fitness or yoga classes
• Work on some DIY home projects
• Read a book (click here for info on how to access e-books from The Duluth Library)
• Master new makeup looks or hairstyles
• Reorganize your space and give it a deep clean
• Virtually tour museum exhibits
• Research a topic that interests you
• Learn a new skill
• Take an online class or training
• Learn a new language
• Teach your pet new tricks
• Facetime with friends and family
• Use Zoom whiteboard to play hangman or other games for a virtual game night


FREE Online Activities

Shared by DECC Employees
  1. Glensheen Virtual Tours
  2. Harvard classes/training online (filter to see only the free ones on the top bar)
  3. Yale- free online courses/trainings
  4. Duluth Library eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, and more
  5. EDX Educational Online Courses
  6. Virtual Museum Tours
  7. Virtual Field Trips
  8. Broadway Shows (PBS site- there is a $5 donation required)
  9. Virtual 360 National Parks Tours
  10. Socially Distant Social Club (to find all kinds of activities)
  11. Cirque Du Soleil Shows
  12. Live Stream Concerts
  13. Explore Live Cams
  14. Virtual Jigsaw Puzzles
  15. Duluth Virtual Tours
  16. Video Tours from The Depot in Duluth
  17. Cooking Matters MN on Instagram and YouTube
  18. The Great Courses Plus
  19. Coursera through MN DEED

A Really Long List of More Free Activities!

From a public post in the Socially Distant Social Club Facebook page

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Tour Yellowstone National Park! https://www.nps.gov/…/lea…/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. https://www.farmfood360.ca/

Indoor Activities for busy toddlers https://busytoddler.com/2020/03/indoor-activities/…

Play games and learn all about animals https://switchzoo.com/

Play with fave show characters and learn too https://pbskids.org/

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life. https://www.thechinaguide.com/destinati…/great-wall-of-china

Math and Reading games https://www.funbrain.com/

Phonics skills https://www.starfall.com/h/

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

 Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com/

300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printabl…/

Geography and animals https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry http://www.mathscore.com/

Fave kids books read by famous people https://www.storylineonline.net/

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc, https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

High school chemistry topics https://www.acs.org/…/hi…/chemmatters/articles-by-topic.html

Math and reading games https://www.abcya.com/

Math and language games https://www.arcademics.com/

Hands on Elem science videos https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified

Voice based learning… learn through Alexa https://bamboolearning.com/resources

Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities https://www.highlightskids.com/

ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn. https://clickschooling.com/

Math as a fun part of your daily family routine http://bedtimemath.org/

Games to get “into the book” https://reading.ecb.org/

Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

Biology https://www.biologysimulations.com/

 Elem Math through 6th grade https://boddlelearning.com/

Educational games K-12 https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome

Digital archive of history https://www.bunkhistory.org/

Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc. https://www.bwseducationconsulting.com/handouts.php

Geometry https://www.canfigureit.com/

Resources for Spanish practice https://www.difusion.com/campus/

Chinese learning activities https://chalkacademy.com/

Music is for everyone https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

Science, Math, Social Studies https://www.ck12.org/student/

Grammar practice for middle grades https://www.classroomcereal.com/

Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home. http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/

Chemistry https://www.playmadagames.com/

Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions. https://www.commonlit.org/

Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. https://conjuguemos.com/

35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. https://www.countryreports.org/

K-5th Science lessons https://mysteryscience.com/

Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies https://www.coursera.org/

Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish) https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-aw…

Digital learning content for preschool through high school https://www.curriki.org/

A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus. https://deltamath.com/overview

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/…/learnathome.html

3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet. bit.ly/freemakerstations

Classes for older teens or adults https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lp/t1/freemo…

Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses. http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/

Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student’s needs including creating flashcards for other subjects. https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables/

K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them. https://www.dreambox.com/at-home

Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game. https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/

Higher level math series… online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly-released College Board SAT Math, Subject Test Math Level 1, and Subject Test Math Level 2 problems.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbQoCpvYRYRkRRvsObOPHaA…

Foreign languages https://www.duolingo.com/

Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement. https://www.everyday-earth.com/

A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering — free 24/7 access
USERNAME: read (case sensitive)
PASSWORD: read (case sensitive)
https://www.facts4me.com/

Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides! https://app.fiveable.me/

Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8. https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. https://www.gonoodle.com/

7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas https://hippocampus.org/

Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas https://www.carmensandiego.com/resources/

Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work

Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects
https://www.izzit.org/index.php

Online education program for toddler through high school… https://www.khanacademy.org/

Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/…/Lite…/Price-Range/Free

Free printables library with activities for children 0-6 https://www.littlesparkcompany.com/printables-library

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/

Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure. https://brainbox.games/

Resources for AP students https://marcolearning.com/

Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college. https://www.mathcelebrity.com/online-math-tutor.php

Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources https://www.mathplayground.com/

Poetry and music https://www.thewell.world/mindful-mu…/mindful-poetry-moments

3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects https://www.instructables.com/…/EdgertonCent…/instructables/

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators. https://www.musictheory.net/

Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance https://www.ngpf.org/

Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world. https://www.nitrotype.com/

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science. https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

Online curriculum that builds better writers. https://www.noredink.com/

80+ do at home science activities https://elementalscience.com/…/n…/80-free-science-activities

Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own https://www.superchargedschool.com/

Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8
https://www.scootpad.com/

Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice. https://noveleffect.com/

Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up
https://www.kiwico.com/kids-at-home

Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial http://www.paragraphpunch.com/

PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students.
https://pebblego.com/free-pebblego-capstone-interactive-acc…

Science and math labs and simulations https://phet.colorado.edu/

An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics. https://www.positivephysics.org/home

Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free https://prodigiesmusic.com/

Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12
https://www.projectexplorer.org/

QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/

For students to practice and master whatever they are learning. https://quizlet.com/

ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12. https://www.readworks.org/

Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students https://marketplace.mythinkscape.com/store/redtkids

Music Based Spanish Learning https://rockalingua.com/

Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology
https://sepuplhs.org/

The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts. https://www.shurley.com/

Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises. https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/

Music practice transformed https://www.smartmusic.com/

Spellingcity is free right now with code VSCFree90 https://www.spellingcity.com/

Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout. https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts

A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials. https://learn.concord.org/

Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course. https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/

At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play. https://www.theottoolbox.com/

Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classhome.html

Keyboarding practice https://www.typingclub.com/ or https://www.typing.com/

Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems. https://www.tytoonline.com/

Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions. http://wonderopolis.org/

Math practice https://xtramath.org/#/home/index

K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students https://www.zearn.org/

A quick start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1-2 months at home with their kids, but it can also be a time of slowing down and enjoying kids as they learn.
Preschool through 8th grade https://abetterwaytohomeschool.com/learning-at-home-everyth…

450 Ivy League courses that you can take https://www.freecodecamp.org/…/ivy-league-free-online-cou…/…

Spelling 1-4 grade https://www.spellingtraining.com/

2,500+ online courses from top institutions https://www.edx.org/

22 languages to learn https://www.memrise.com/

Learn to code https://www.codecademy.com/

Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8 https://www.funbrain.com/

Phonics and learning to read https://readingeggs.com/

PreK – 5 games for all subjects https://www.turtlediary.com/

Online digital coloring pages https://www.thecolor.com/

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool – 8 https://allinonehomeschool.com/

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school https://allinonehighschool.com/

Phonics worksheets for kids https://www.funfonix.com/

Free stories online ages 3-12 https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html

Learn all about earthquakes https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Learn all about the periodic table https://www.chemicool.com/

Farmer’s almanac for kids… Date, weather, moon phase, etc. https://www.almanac.com/kids

Guide to gardening for kids https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/

Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/

Space science for kiddos https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders https://www.mathplayground.com/

Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

News and more for kids https://www.youngzine.org/

Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters
https://thestorystarter.com/

Immerse yourself in cryptography https://www.cryptoclub.org/

Math games galore https://gridclub.com/

Tons of science experiments that you can do at home
https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/

An interactive way to learn history
https://www.mission-us.org/

Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way. https://thehappyscientist.com/

Interactive games based on the book series
https://www.magictreehouse.com/

Work on the 8 parts of speech https://www.grammaropolis.com/

Learn all about cells https://www.cellsalive.com/

All sorts of learning here if you dig in https://www.google.com/earth/

Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning. https://scratch.mit.edu/

A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

Tests kids’ geography skills. Using images from Google’s Street View, it plops players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are. https://www.geoguessr.com/

Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history.
http://www.whatwasthere.com//

Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun. https://www.numberphile.com/

A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways. https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard

Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art. https://artsology.com/

Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos. https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/

Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids.
http://www.preschoolexpress.com/

A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents. https://supersimple.com/

Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills. https://www.overcomingobstacles.org/

Coding for ages 4-10 https://www.kodable.com/

No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen https://www.si.edu/kids

Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body.
https://www.coolkidfacts.com/

This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin. https://bensguide.gpo.gov/

This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals. https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more.
https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/

Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby. https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids

From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather. http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design. http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/

This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life. https://ocean.si.edu/

Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable. https://www.brainscape.com/

The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory.
https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en

Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management. https://www.teachbanzai.com/

Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body.https://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html

Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities https://artofproblemsolving.com/alcumus

Find and fix learning gaps https://www.mobymax.com/

Algebra games for kids https://www.dragonboxapp.com/

Fractions practice http://www.mathchimp.com/freddysfractions.php

Education for kids all topics https://www.ducksters.com

Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult
https://www.aplusclick.org/

Science podcasts to listen to with your kids https://medium.com/…/19-great-science-podcasts-you-can-list…

Alaskan Wildlife cams http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=viewing.webcams

Coding with Star Wars https://code.org/starwars

Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun https://www.crazygames.com/

Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children https://www.funology.com/

Amphibian unit studies https://premeditatedleftovers.com/…/amphibians-unit-study-…/

Engineering challenges with things you have at home
https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/paper-structures-engine…/

Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6-1000+ https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/

Toddler and preschool age ideas https://preschoolinspirations.com/

 


 

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