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!
"Altruism is vital for the human race to survive and thrive; and each of our lives is supported by countless kind acts from other people. Yet in our world today, so much is directing us to think only about ourselves - and we often forget the happiness that comes by caring for others. We want to change that. This August Action for Happiness asking everyone to take one kind act per day. Let's create a wave of kindness to spread around the world."
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.
"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."
"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."
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!)
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.
"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!
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!
"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."
Read the new Ickabog book by Rowling for FREE....
"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
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.
Mindfulness is a powerful tool in supporting children’s emotional wellbeing. This module will help parents, carers and teachers to confidently support children through life’s ups-and-downs. Our five foundational topics include:
Awareness as a foundation of mindfulness
Attention as a key element of a mindful life
Recognising and managing our emotions
There are full packages for ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-12. Click the link on the page to download the package.
Videos, Podcasts, Quizzes!
Learn how anything works. It's all here from health, science, home/garden, auto, tech, money, lifestyle, enterainment, adventure, animals and more!
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