Grade Level: Elementary School

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Take on a math challenge with Play With Your Math

Take on a math challenge with Play With Your Math

With schools closed, many parents are looking for ways to continue their children’s education at home. This can be done incrementally, in the form of small challenges. For fun math-related challenges for learners in grades 3-12, check out Play With Your Math. The site is filled with math challenges that are sure to enrich learners...

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Add formative assessments to virtual lessons with Peardeck

Add formative assessments to virtual lessons with Peardeck

As an increasing number of educators shift to online instruction, the need for ways to engage digitally with students has increased exponentially. One way that educators have been interacting with students from a distance is by adding Peardeck to their Google Slides. Many teachers are using this tool within Zoom lessons as a way to...

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Kenn Nesbitt’s Poetry 4 Kids offers poems, lesson plans, games, and more

Kenn Nesbitt’s Poetry 4 Kids offers poems, lesson plans, games, and more

Poetry 4 Kids is a poetry site by children’s author Kenn Nesbitt. The website features funny poems and classic poems for kids as well as, games, poetry lessons, and activities that teachers and parents can use when planning instruction. The site also offers other tools, including a rhyming dictionary for children writing original poetry. Check...

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Reading Rockets offers resources, games, and more

Reading Rockets offers resources, games, and more

The Reading Rockets project brings research-based strategies, instructional materials, games, interactive ideas, and resources to educators and families. The site features ideas for teaching reading, helping struggling readers, suggested book lists, and more. In this uncertain time, help your learners keep up on their reading skills by checking out this resource, implementing some new strategies,...

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Same or Different: a routine for math comparison

Same or Different: a routine for math comparison

Same or Different is a routine that provides students opportunities to construct arguments when comparing mathematical objects, including numbers or shapes. This routine can provide even young learners with an accessible opportunity to create an argument and can be implanted in virtual or at-home lessons as well as in the traditional classroom environment. If you...

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Science News for Students offers student-friendly articles for ages 9-14

Science News for Students offers student-friendly articles for ages 9-14

Science News for Students offers access to student-friendly news and feature stories about scientific topics. The stories on the site are aimed at readers ages 9-14 and are written in developmentally appropriate language. The site is updated daily, so there is always something fresh for young readers to enjoy. Additionally, the website offers free resources...

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SHAPE America offers resources for putting health, P.E. instruction online

SHAPE America offers resources for putting health, P.E. instruction online

One course that can be challenging for educators to put online is P.E. The Society of Health and Physical Educators, SHAPE America, is helping teachers in the shift to putting this type of instruction online effectively. They have created a collection of resources to support educators in providing high-quality, standards-based P.E. and health instruction despite...

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Database of lesson plans and more from The National Science Teaching Association

Database of lesson plans and more from The National Science Teaching Association

The National Science Teaching Association offers a searchable database of lesson plans, journal articles, book chapters, and more. Some recently added lessons are on topics including the risks of e-cigarettes, climate change, and the Coronavirus. Simply search by topic to find materials. These resources can be useful for parents or teachers planning science instruction for...

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Zoom activities and freebies for elementary teachers

Zoom activities and freebies for elementary teachers

Teachers around the country are scrambling to find new ways to engage students in meaningful instruction for the remainder of the school year. Many schools have encouraged the use of Zoom or other video programs to help deliver quality instruction. Lucky Little Learners offers teachers a guide to getting started with Zoom providing ideas for...