Summer 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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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
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Activity/Lab
Date Added:
04/12/2019
Carmen Sandiego
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Lead the new generation of curious explorers!

Create a well-rounded education with free lessons, activities, games and more! From social studies to world languages to SEL, Carmen Sandiego inspires curiosity in every subject.

Lead students through over 100 classroom activities inspired by the new Netflix series.

Travel the world with Carmen and our partners at Google Earth and Google Expeditions.

Resources, lessons, games and activities!

Select Resources and then you can filter by grade K-12 or activity type!

Subject:
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Date Added:
06/25/2019
FUNBRAIN
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Free Online Learning & Education For Kids

Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain.com has been the leader in free educational games for kids since 1997. Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.

Educators and parents can trust our site to provide a fun and safe experience both at home and at school. Funbrain does not collect personally identifiable information from kids.

You can access FULL BOOKS, games, and videos for free!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
FunBrain
Date Added:
05/31/2019
Hooda Math Games K-12
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HoodaMath.com is a free online math games site founded by a middle school math teacher, Hooda Math offers more than 700 math games.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Date Added:
06/06/2019
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.

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English Language Arts
Math
Science
Chemistry
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Date Added:
12/03/2018
Learn to Code with Scratch by MIT: Imagine, Program, Share
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Create stories, games, and animations & share with others around the world!

Learn the basics of coding.

Be sure to visit the "Tips" section to learn how to get started learning to code. There is a free online tutorial and a downloadable .pdf.

Subject:
Math
Coding
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
MIT
Date Added:
09/14/2018
Let's Talk Science
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This is one of the best K-12 Science resources available!
Resources are available for Grades Pre-school-12.

You can:
*Book an outreach visit from a scientist to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) to your class

*Enter your Grade 6-8 students in team-based competitive enrichment events

*Use CurioCity with Grade 8-12 students to learn about STEM careers, Space and countless other topics with videos. You can also register and get amazing resources for STEM (in English or French) for FREE! (These are even aligned to SK curriculum!)

*Visit Ideapark for Pre-school to Grade 3 to register and receive access to a wealth of FREE STEM resources.

*Register for Tomatosphere to investigate the effects of outer space on seed germination with your class. Tomatosphere™ is a hands-on program that builds scientific inquiry and experimentation skills.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Math
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
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Let's Talk Science
Author:
Let's Talk Science
Date Added:
09/14/2018
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.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Mathletics
Date Added:
11/15/2018
PhET Simulations
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PhET Sims are now available in HTML5 as well!

Simulations can be sorted by subject area or grade. This is very helpful.

PhET is a collection of interactive computer simulations for teaching and learning physics, chemistry, math, and other sciences.

Simulations can be used directly on the site or downloaded and used that way.

The simulations are animated, interactive, and game-like environments where students learn through exploration. They emphasize the connections between real-life and the underlying science. These great activities help students visualize abstract concepts!

Subject:
Math
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Simulation
Author:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Date Added:
03/01/2019
RESOURCE BANK TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
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Read the Fine Print
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This site houses the training videos for The Sun West Resource Bank.
Come here to learn how to:

Make an account
Search resources
Save resources
Create resources
Remix resources

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Reading Adventure Packs for Families
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What goes into each reading adventure pack?

Parent information sheet with an introductory note that you can personalize, instructions about how to use the packet, and tips for sharing fiction and nonfiction books with children.

Two books: one fiction and one nonfiction, selected by Reading Rockets for high quality and wide availability in school libraries

Creativity Activity: a hands-on craft project

Imagination Activity: encourages imaginative play, writing, or drawing

Get Real Activity: focuses on real-world experiences for parent and child

Bookmark: lists the featured titles and alternative titles

The Reading Rockets reading adventure packs contain the instructions, activities, and bookmarks for you to download and print, for free.

K-3 all subjects!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Author:
Reading Rockets
Date Added:
06/06/2019
Storyline Online
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A great way to motivate kids to read.

The stories are read by celebrities.

After you watch the video of the book being read, the parent or teacher can download the teacher guide. It provides questions to ask your little reader, projects to go along with the book and websites to help kids further explore the topic. You can even purchase your favorite books directly from the site.

Cross-curricular connections are also made!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Author:
Storyline
Date Added:
06/06/2019
Studio Code : Learn Computer Science & How to Code
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FULL COURSES are available here for students.

Learn to make your own game, app, or computer drawing. (K-5)

Build real working apps, games and websites using blocks, JavaScript, CSS, HTML and more. (6-9)

Go beyond Code.org and take university courses online or learn a new programming language. (10-12)

Plus access to all the Hour of Code games/coding activities!

Subject:
Math
Coding
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Author:
CODE
Date Added:
01/22/2019
Summer Slugger from Everfi
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This is not just for summer! If students are finding Everfi's Hockey Scholar too difficult - this is a great alternative option.

Each summer, students lose critical math and literacy skills, which can widen the achievement gap among students. To prevent this “summer slide,” EVERFI has partnered with Major League Baseball to develop a continuous and engaging learning experience that prepares students of all backgrounds to enter the next school year on track. The 18-week program, targeted to 4th and 5th graders, unlocks activities at regular intervals and offers rewards for progress and consistency along the way. Students engage with content that reinforces critical math and language skills while enjoying the freedom and motivation of a baseball-themed, game-based learning experience.

This Course Covers
Units of Measure
Place Value
Arithmetic
Geometry
Spelling
Phonemic Awareness
Vocabulary
Comprehension

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Provider:
Everfi
Author:
Everfi
Date Added:
09/07/2018