Our School's Building is Closed, Our Learning Continues
Amity International School Amsterdam provides virtual learning for all students. Students will be able to communicate via Seesaw, Managebac and Zoom (Primary Years Students) and Managebac and OneNote (Middle Years Students). We encourage both parents and students to communicate with their teachers in order to determine whether extra help is needed.
Talk to us about any concerns, we understand that parents are also juggling their own work, access to devices and are not teachers. Most importantly, virtual learning should not create a stressful home situation!
Fun Indoor Activities
- Streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations
- Story time - free audible books
- Story Time from Space - sends children's books to the International Space Station (ISS), where the books are read on video by astronauts as they orbit hundreds of miles above Earth.
Amity's teachers have been participating in the Creative Challenge, a great incentive through "64 Million artists". Find some of the teacher's creations here and please don't forget to add your own simply by selecting the plus button at the bottom of the site.
Artist and writer Mo Willems (author of "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!") is hosting daily Lunch Doodles video sessions every weekday at 1 p.m. EDT. Each daily episode is accompanied by a downloadable activity page.
Want to have a family Q&A with a scientist? Sign up at Skype a Scientist and get matched with an expert, for a live Skype chat with your family about real scientific research.
NASA isn't just sending missions into space; the agency has also launched Teachable Moments, connecting classrooms — and homes — with resources for investigating the latest discoveries about our universe. There are a range of activities and lessons that are suitable for grades K-12.
Teen science fans will nerd out over Nova Labs at PBS, where they'll discover multimedia experiences that combine video, animation and games to delve into fascinating scientific topics, such as polar ecosystems, solar storms and renewable energy.
Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic. You don't need any equipment, just tune in to Joe Wicks' YouTube channel at 9am each morning (Mon-Fri) for a 30-minute, fun workout.
Virtual Museum Tours:
- Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
- British Museum, London
- Musée d’Orsay, Paris
- Louvre, Paris
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington
- Le Gallerie Degli Uffi, Florence
- Pinacoteca di Brera - Milano
- iMusei Vaticani - Roma
- Archaeological Museum, Athens
- Prado, Madrid
- Hermitage, Saint Petersburg
Virtual Zoo Visits
- San Diego Zoo
- Zoo Atlanta Panda Cam
- Smithsonian’s National Zoo
- Reid Park Zoo Lion Cam in Tuscon, AZ
- Ouwehand Park Polar Bear Cubs Rhenen, Netherland
Yoga, Fitness, Meditation classes
- Delight yoga
- Yoga with Adriene
YOUNGMINDS for students
Mindfulness meditation app “Waking up” by Sam Harris - 1 year free subscription. Download the app and email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for a free subscription
- Daily Jigsaw