LPS Student Home Resources
Upper Elementary - Fifth and Sixth Grade
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 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
30 Minutes of Reading and Writing to Learn Something New or Find an Answer to a Question that you are curious about
Investigate the daily Scholastic News Scholastic Daily Activities for Reading and Thinking
What is the Wonder of the day on Wonderopolis
Learn something new from the Wild Kratts PBS series
Investigate new learning using World Book online
Try Sketch Noting what you have learned - Here is a How to Sketchnote
10-15 Minutes of Listening to a Story
LIsten to celebreties read children's books on Storyline Online
Taking care of your body…
Go Outside - Go for a walk, play in your yard
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
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.
Close your eyes if they're open.
Take a few big, deep breaths.
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.
Breathe out. While you're doing it, imagine that the air leaves with your stress and tension.
Now use a word or phrase with your breath. As you breathe in, say in your mind, "I breathe in peace and calm."
As you breathe out, say in your mind, "I breathe out stress and tension."
Continue for 10 to 20 minutes.
Library Media Centers
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
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
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
Virtual Field Trips - visit places around the world virtually
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 languagesCode.org - engaging coding courses are available on this site
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