LPS Student Home Resources

Upper Elementary - Fifth and Sixth Grade

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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.

Please take some time to check out each of these carefully selected resources and select those that are of most interest to your child. Be sure to bookmark those sites.

"Day In A 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… Ways to support your student with Academics

  • Read daily!

    • 30 minutes of Just Right Reading

    • Read a Book

    • Try some Khan Academy lessons for your grade level Khan Academy - Reading by Grade

    • Read the latest in news in NewsELA - leveled Math and Science Articles


    • 10-15 Minutes of Listening to a Story


    • 30 mInutes of Solving Math Questions and Practicing Grade Level Math


Taking care of your body…

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

    • Eat Healthy

    • Wash your hands

    • Do a GoNoodle video to get you up and dancing

Taking care of your family…

Go on a Virtual Field Trip:


    • 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!

  • Do something creative

  • Try one of the art projects on KinderART or Deep Space Sparkle

  • Talk about your feelings

  • Try some relaxation methods, like 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.

Library Media Centers

A secondary place for you to look for websites and apps, is your school Library Media Site. Several schools have many great resources on their LMC website.

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

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

Libby App - borrow books and videos from the Library

Reading and Writing

Khan Academy - Reading by Grade- literature and informational reading selections

Smithsonian TweenTribune - leveled literature and informational reading selections

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

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

NewsELA - leveled Math and Science Articles

Epic - digital library for children 12 and under

Reading Vine - personalized reading skills practice

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

DOGOnews - articles on current events, science and social studies

Math

Khan Academy - Arithmetic

Khan Academy - Math By Grade

Greg Tang Math is a resource with online games and math challenges

XtraMath - basic math fact practice games

Math Games | Hooda Math | Games - math games for elementary students

The Math Contest - daily math challenge problems with four levels of difficulty. You can also access past problems.

Prodigy - math games

Illuminations - mathematics interactive tools for students


Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics - math activities to do with your child

Science

World Book online-content rich videos and reading

AmazingSpace - all about space and our world

CHEM4KIDS - provides science and chemistry information for students

Aggie Horticulture - factsheets, guides and databases about gardening and horticultural crop production

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

https://explore.org/livecams/raptor-resource-project/mississippi-river-flyway-cam

Virtual Field Trips - visit places around the world virtually

STEM Activites

SciGirls - Activities, games, and videos related to the

Rasmussen-Stem Activities K-6 - 11 Hands on STEM Activities that foster creativity and problem solving

Code Combat - Learn Computer Science and Coding skills

Code Monster from Crunchzilla - Coding lessons that include using computer languages

Code.org - engaging coding courses are available on this site

Social Studies

Ben's Guide to the US Government - Social studies activities for all grade levels

History for Kids - articles,games and videos on many historical events

Ducksters - site with history, science and ELA articles and games

Physical Activities

GoNoodle

Kids Health - variety of topics and activities for all ages

Emotional Regulation Activities

Resource Room

Visually Impaired

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