Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Special Edition #Covid-19, March 2020

We are now reaching the end of this year’s March Break and many of you would have been going away but, because of the Convid19 Virus, most of the places you might have visited were closed down and planes were grounded.  Around the world, most people stayed home and when this week is over, most of the schools’ worldwide are still closed, for another few weeks at least.

Most children and adults worldwide have also been told to stay home and not to mix with their friends in social events, but must stay close to home as most owners of companies have closed down their businesses until the virus has stopped spreading. That means all people along with their families have been asked to participate in “social distancing” to stop the growth of this virus. This means that you and your parents cannot visit with your friends and neighbours and must stay close to home.

Professor Owl’s Book Corner would like to help you find productive and fun ways to spend your time, along with some virtual travel and fun activities, here we give you all some great ideas on how to spend your time.   Although many of you may think that is great, “NO SCHOOL!”  but for some, it can be a worrying time – how are they going to keep up with their schooling, studying for exams, etc. especially if you were set to graduate.  We are also giving some learning resources to help you keep on track.

Professor Owl’s Book Corner values learning and reading and we will try to update this information on a weekly basis until you go back to school. Take this time to learn a new craft, try to improve the school subjects you may have problems with or read all the books you want to read.

Ready, Steady Go!

Get your computer or iPad, find yourself a comfy place and “Off we go.”

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Professor Owls Favourite ~ Reads

Tunnel of Bones (City of Ghosts #2) 

Tunnel of Bones Victoria Schwab

by Victoria Schwab (Author)

Tunnel of Bones is the second book about ghost hunter/helper Cassidy Blake and her ghost friend Jacob, and although this series is intended for middle-grade readers, it’s excellent for all ages. This book has it all: History, Ghosts, Mystery and Detective work all as always just excellent storytelling and character growth, as well as a good understanding of the story the author wants to tell.

Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake ~ even more than usual. She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) is in Paris, where Cass’s parents are filming their TV show about the world’s most haunted cities. Sure, it’s fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there’s true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs. When Cass accidentally awakens a frighteningly strong spirit, she must rely on her still-growing skills as a ghosthunter — and turn to friends both old and new to help her unravel a mystery. But time is running out, and the spirit is only growing stronger.

I feel Victoria Schwab is a writing genius. Her stories, characters, settings and worlds, I can never get enough. I look forward to seeing what city Cassidy’s adventures take her to next, and the force she’s unleashes that could haunt the city forever.

This book is available from www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.com, www.kobo.com and other fine bookstores.

If you do not have an eReader, you can download both or either Kobo, Kindle Desktop App. (See below)

Kobo Desktop Free Download for Windows 10, 7, 8/8.1 (64 ...     

https://qpdownload.com/kobo-desktop

The Kobo Desktop Application lets you read, build a digital library and shop for eBooks on your eReaders, iPads, computers or laptops.

All you have to do is download the desktop application and install it on your computer – they support both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

They also have some free books to download.   See below:-

Amazon Kindle – Apps on Google Play

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.kindle

Download free eBook’s for Kindle from these 12 sites

https://ebookfriendly.com/download-free-kindle-books

The best way to get free books is to go to “Bestsellers in Kindle Store” and pick up “Top 100 Free”. You will be able to see the most popular free titles in their Store. The list is being updated a couple of times a day, so it picks the hottest free titles that are currently available.

Google Play Books – Looking for free books?

https://play.google.com/google-play/books

This interesting article from Thrillest.com talks about using the Libby app to access Thousands of Ebooks, Magazines, Comic Books & Audiobooks for Free.

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COVID-19 – Coalition for Responsible Home Education

https://responsiblehomeschooling.org/covid

Homeschooling Through COVID19 The Coalition for Responsible Home Education is offering resources to help families navigate your education through this pandemic. On this page, you’ll find links to our recommendations for utilizing the time in the interim between school closures and resources for getting started if homeschooling through the end of the year (or longer) might be …

 COVID-19 & Homeschooling – Confessions of a Homeschooler

 https://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2020/03/covid-19-homeschooling.html

The spread of COVID19 is an uncertain time for everyone. Showing some grace towards each other will go a long way towards making you feel comfortable and secure. Switching to online or homeschool because of school closures can also be a weird transition, so sticking to a routine and allowing yourself a little time for recreation can go a long way in helping you get caught up on what you have missed or want to check out what you have already learned.

Homeschool Canada – Learning Resources for Canadian …

https://homeschoolcanada.ca

Shop our extensive catalog of homeschooling resources at Homeschool Canada. Great selection, great prices, hassle-free shipping. Start Shopping. For Schools & Educators. Resources & Curriculum picks for Schools and Educators. Browse our library of school resources, available in bulk quantities.

 Free Homeschool: No-Cost Homeschool Resources

https://www.thoughtco.com/free-homeschool-resources-4151635

2020-03-13 · Learn how to homeschool for free (or almost free) and how to make the most of inexpensive and free homeschool resources. … Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool is a free online resource created by homeschooling parents for homeschooling parents. It contains a full homeschool curriculum from a Christian worldview for grades K-12.

 Over 50 Valuable ESL & ELL Student Resources

https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/esl-ell-resources-for-teachers...

How Parents Help Their ESL Children Learn English. Your Dictionary offers a range of tips for helping children at home. Memidex. An easy-to-use, free online dictionary and thesaurus for quickly looking up English words. Parent Teacher Association Resources in Spanish. The PTA provides Spanish translations of all their resources and parent guides.

Free Online Courses and Education – Study.com

https://study.com/article_directory/Free_Online_Courses_and_Education.html

See our list of the top free online resources for reading and adult literacy. … are available to find the school and courses that are right for you. … Courses and Classes. With help from this …

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  Images of Colouring Pages For And Young Adults

  Adult Coloring Pages · Download and Print for Free …

https://www.justcolor.net

COLOURING PAGES FOR ADULTS. Discover our 1,500+ Free Adult Coloring pages to download in PDF or to print: various themes, artists, difficulty levels and styles.

  Free colouring pages for adults and teenagers

www.coloringpagesforadult.com

Colouring pages for adultsteenagers and kids. The first and only site that collects thousands of quality, hard to find artistic designs, for those who have a passion for drawing and art in general. A constantly updated collection of colouring pages and artistic styles.

  Free Adult Coloring Pages: Detailed Printable Coloring …

https://www.art-is-fun.com/free-adult-coloring-pages

The colouring pages below are bonus pages that don’t appear in my Abstract Patterns Coloring Pages eBook, but are similar in style and detail: Free Mandala Coloring Pages These adult colouring pages are free samples from my Mandala Coloring Pages eBook, which you can download instantly for $8 and print on a variety of interesting paper types.

  Colouring Pages for Adults | Super Coloring

www.supercoloring.com/collections/coloring-pages-for-adults

Coloring Pages for Adults Coloring pages are no longer just for children. Indeed, colouring books are selling well in the adult market. Here, one might ask why grown-up men and women are so keen to colour mandalas, zen tangles, animals, famous paintings, sugar skulls, patterns, doodles, and other intricate coloring images.

Inca Empire Coloring Pages Lesson Plans & Worksheets

https://www.lessonplanet.com

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World Famous Art Galleries and Museum.

World Famous Museums

World Famous Art Galleries

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Activities for Teens and -young-adults

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We hope you will find something that you like in this special edition ~ Please write to Professor Owl, let us know what you think, like best and give us any ideas on things you would like to see.

Watch for next weeks issue next Thursday, March 25th, and every week until June 2020.

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