Summer 2020 Musts!

This is a collection of resources packed with activities and games for the summer months!  These highly engaging activities will help prevent "summer backslide" and make sure students' brains are primed and ready for action come September!

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Action for Happiness - Joyful June
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The world is in crisis. Keep Calm, Stay Wise & Be Kind.This Joyful June Calendar has daily actions for June 2020 to help us look for what's good even in difficult times. Download as an image for sharing or a PDF for printing. Please pass on to others.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
06/01/2020
Action for Happiness - Jump Back July!
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"This Jump Back July Calendar has daily actions for July 2020 to help us be more resilient in challenging times. Download as an image for sharing or a PDF for printing."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Action for Happiness
Date Added:
06/22/2020
Beats Empire (Simulation/Game)
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"In Beats Empire, students act as music producers in a studio where they sign new artists, direct the bands to record songs, perform market research and marketing, and try to produce hits, gaining enough profit to keep the studio running and to pay the talent. The goal of the game is to get a gold record (500,000+ sales) in every music genre or to earn three platinum records (1,000,000+ sales) in any one genre, all without running out of money."

Subject:
Arts Education
Band
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
06/09/2020
Braingenie
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Dominate math and science.
Braingenie builds deep mastery and sharpens problem-solving skills.
Learn, practice, and quiz yourself on 5,000+ skills.
Compete in real-time multiplayer matches.
Win badges and go for a top spot on the leaderboard.
Learn and practice Sign up now (it's free!)

Subject:
Math
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
04/12/2019
Breakout EDU Summer Fun at Home!
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Breakout EDU HOME games are played with digital locks and printable clues. Print the clues linked below each game image, and then click on the game image to open the digital locks. Work together to figure out the clues, open the digital locks and break out! Note: If you are not able to print the clues, you may view them on a device once you download the file.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Breakout EDU
Date Added:
06/25/2020
For Families: This Teachable Moment
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"Now more than ever, families need ideas and resources to help manage learning at home. So we’ve created a new resource for you to share with your students’ parents or caregivers.
This Teachable Moment, a free eBook available for download now, offers an intro to Project Based Learning and 21 easy-to-implement, “follow the recipe” PBL projects, designed for children of all ages and capabilities.
These projects can be used to keep kids learning, growing, and discovering during this summer, while giving families the space and time needed to stay productive."

Get the eBook - Download it and get 21 ready to go PBL activities!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Adams
Buck Institute
Lenz
PBL Works
Rebecca Laird
Date Added:
06/17/2020
Goodreads - Meet your next favorite book
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This is a great site to help you find a book you'll love. If you sign up you can enter books you've enjoyed and it will make suggestions for you! Remember to check out Sora to see if you can find a copy of the book there if you are a Sun West student or teacher!

There are plenty of recommended reading lists available here!

Scroll to the very bottom of the page to find the "Best of" lists for readers of all ages!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
06/06/2019
Gratitude Scavenger Hunt!
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"Gratitude scavenger hunt. My kids love to “hunt for treasure” and pretend with me! Believe me, my husband is often standing from afar laughing at us as we enter “imagination land”. Scavenger hunts help kids to become aware of the simple things in nature they can be grateful for. We’ve made a free printable that you can download of the scavenger hunt."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
06/01/2020
The Ickabog - FREE - by J.K. Rowling
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Read the new Ickabog book by Rowling for FREE....

Rowling writes:

"The Ickabog will be published for free on this website, in installments, over the next seven weeks, a chapter (or two, or three), at a time. It isn’t Harry Potter and it doesn’t include magic. This is an entirely different story.


The most exciting part, for me, at least, is that I’d like you to illustrate The Ickabog for me. Every day, I’ll be making suggestions for what you might like to draw. You can enter the official competition being run by my publishers, for the chance to have your artwork included in a printed version of the book due out later this year. I’ll be giving suggestions as to what to draw as we go along, but you should let your imagination run wild."

Read her whole statement and details about the competition at https://www.theickabog.com/
Read the story
Enter the competition

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
J.K. Rowling
Date Added:
05/27/2020
Instructables: How to make anything
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Instructables is a website specializing in user-created and uploaded do-it-yourself projects, currently owned by Autodesk. It was created by Eric Wilhelm and Saul Griffith and launched in August 2005.

Instructables is dedicated to step-by-step collaboration among members to build a variety of projects.

Subject:
Arts Education
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Math
Design Studies
Drafting & Design
Science
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Instructables
Date Added:
11/22/2018
Learn and Feed the Hungry!
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Students can practice matching words to the correct definition, and donate rice at the same time.

For each correct answer, the United Nations World Food Programme donates 10 grains of rice to a country in need. How’s that for combining word learning with social goodness? When a student plays, there is a visual display of rice (see image) which is added to a bowl each time the student makes a correct response.

Free Rice includes subject area lists in Geography, Science, Math, and others. It is leveled so students can play at just the right level of challenge for them.

If you have an error message just copy and paste this url into your browser: https://freerice.com/categories

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Chemistry
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Date Added:
12/03/2018
Mathletics
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Mathletics is a captivating online math learning space providing students with all the tools they need to be successful learners, both in the classroom and beyond. Powerful courses aligned to provincial math curricula, from Kindergarten through High School, matched with dynamic tools and reporting for teachers. Mathletics supports and caters to each teacher’s unique blend of student-driven learning and teacher-led instruction.

Sun West Students in 1-9 have access to this resource! Contact your administrator for login information.

PARENTS - you have access to printable workbooks from the student console as well!
*Click "learn", then select an activity. If there is a printable notebook available for that concept it will be on the right side of the screen. When you scroll down on the right side you will see conceptual videos, interactives and printables (in yellow box). Please note that the printable materials are there only if there is one available for the activity you selected. If you do not see a printable, try selecting a different activity.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Mathletics
Date Added:
11/15/2018