LPS Student Home Resources

Preschool and Young 5's General and Special Education

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For Parents

As we plan for the weeks that our schools will be closed following Governor Whitmer’s announcement, there are many opportunities for students to continue their learning at home. Knowing that the rich instruction that your child receives at school cannot be replicated with an on-line experience, these resources and activities simply provide opportunities for you and your child to engage in learning around reading, thinking and problem solving. The links below are organized into content areas. There are no requirements from the district or teachers for students to complete any of these activities. There will be no collection of work, grading or rewarding of any activities.

"Day in the Life"

To help you determine how these resources can best be utilized, we've put together a sample "Day in the Life" that your child could use to guide the structure of a day using these sites. We believe this a good opportunity for students to focus on their learning, health and well-being in multiple ways.

Students spend time each day taking care of YOU, YOUR MIND, YOUR BODY, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR COMMUNITY.

Here are some suggestions using the resource list and other easy-to-do ideas:

Taking care of your mind…

    • Read daily!

    • Listen to a Story

      • Storyline Online - streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

    • Learn Something New or Find a Question that you are curious about

      • Wonderopolis -intriguing questions and learning, through the Wonder of the Day®

      • Wild Kratts - provides videos, games and information based on the PBS series Wild Kratts

Taking care of your body…

    • Go Outside - Go for a walk, play in your yard

    • Do a GoNoodle video to get you up and dancing

Taking care of your family…

    • Do an extra chore at home

    • Use a recipe to make something for your family. Look at the measurements needed!

    • Play a game with your siblings or family

Taking care of your community…

Taking care of YOU!

    • Get enough sleep

    • Talk about your feelings

    • Eat Healthy

    • Wash your hands

    • Stay Active - have "recess" twice a day

Breath Focus

While you do deep breathing, use a picture in your mind and a word or phrase to help you feel more relaxed.

  1. Close your eyes if they're open.

  2. Take a few big, deep breaths.

  3. Breathe in. As you do that, imagine that the air is filled with a sense of peace and calm. Try to feel it throughout your body.

  4. Breathe out. While you're doing it, imagine that the air leaves with your stress and tension.

  5. Now use a word or phrase with your breath. As you breathe in, say in your mind, "I breathe in peace and calm."

  6. As you breathe out, say in your mind, "I breathe out stress and tension."

  7. Continue for 10 to 20 minutes.

Sites with multiple ways for students to read, think and solve problems:

Khan Academy Early Math videos for early childhood broken down by skill. Parent Resources

Khan Academy - Reading by Grade

Michigan eLibrary (mel.org) - a variety of digital texts by level and subject. Test preparation is also an option.

Scholastic Daily Activities for Reading and Thinking - Scholastic has created daily activities that are fun and age appropriate

Literacy Learning

PEEP and the Big Wide World- videos and games around science and math concepts

ABC Mouse - online math games

PBS KIDS- reading, writing, and foundational skills,they also have Parent Resources

Starfall Phonics - phonics based activities

Storyline Online - streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Education.com- reading, writing, math and typing games

Rasmussen-Stem Activities K-6 - activities that integrate science, math, engineering

Physical Activities


Kids Health - variety of topics and activities for all ages

Speech and Language

English Learners - Language Learning

Duolingo A free site to learn English and many other languages.

Breaking News English - Current events and news from around the world, with each article written at several reading levels. The stories come with activities and quizzes for extra practice.

Many Things - Provides American English pronunciation practice for EL's

International Children's Digital Library - Online books for children. Includes books in several languages

Visually Impaired Student Activities