OPTIONAL ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
- Journal- Write about your experiences at home use one of many
- Journal prompts.
- Read a book and make a short video about it.
- Visit Storyline Online and enjoy a wonderful book read aloud by a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
- Listen to books read aloud in your home language:
- Visit Word World where words come alive.
- Create your own comic strips or graphic novels.
- Explore these digital resources to build your English language skills:
- Listen to these authors sharing picture books and excerpts compiled by author Kate Messner.
- Brush up on your grammar skills: Khan Academy Grammar
- Bedtime Math - Stories and puzzles that helps parent talk math with their kids. Each day presents a non-fiction article, with videos and photos, followed by related math riddles for kids ages 3-9. This includes Cabin Fever Math which are engaging, hands-on math activities for families.
- 3-Act Tasks - Problem-based lessons, including engaging videos and photos, to foster students’ curiosity and incorporate mathematical reasoning and problem-solving.
- SPLAT! - Fun, very powerful, highly interactive number sense activities that can be used at any grade level!
- Esti-Mysteries - Estimation Meets Math Mysteries. Each image invites students to wonder what number is represented by the image.
- GregTang Math - This site includes a wide variety of mathematics games and resources to challenge students’ math thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
- Open Middle - Challenging math problems at all grade levels with multiple ways to approach and ultimately solve the problem.
- Thinking Blocks – Uses a visual model to support an understanding of word problems.
- Number Talk/Journal - Roll dice or use playing cards to identify a number then journal all the ways to make/solve for this number (use more than one for two-digit and higher numbers).
- Explore and create on Google Earth and Google My Maps.
- Explore Environmental Sciences-learn, play games, and tease your brain on National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences-KIDS.
- Take a Virtual Field Trip to a place you have read or learned about this year on Discovery Education.
- Explore learning about animals & many other topics on National Geographic.
- Take a virtual field trip:
- Explore a variety of scientific topics:
PHET Simulations (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science)
Engaging science content YouTube videos
Interactive Periodic Table
- Explore historical sites, geographical regions, and create on Google Earth and Google My Maps.Interactive Map of the United States - find your state/capitals, identify the states that border your own, predict the geographical features in each area, etc.
- Virtual Field Trips:
- Learn about the history and the meaning of the U.S. Constitution through the Constitution Center’s interactive activities.
- Learn about life in Colonial Times Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation.
- Discover Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Laws - hear personal interviews, read articles, and watch videos on the impact of this time period.