LPS Student Home Resources

High School - Ninth - Twelfth Grades

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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 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…


Taking care of your body…


Taking care of your family…


Taking care of your community…


Taking care of YOU!

    • Get enough sleep

    • Talk about your feelings


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:

Libby App - borrow books and videos from the Library


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

Khan Acadamy -this is a website for practicing math, grammar, science, history, SAT, AP skills for 9-12 students.

Khan Academy - Arithmetic

Khan Academy - Math By Grade

Sites with practice SAT Tests or items

College Board SAT Prep - Official SAT Practice

Michigan eLibrary SAT Test prep - PSAT test preparation activities

Khan Academy SAT Prep - SAT Prep videos/ practice tests

AP Test Prep

College Board AP Prep - Official SAT Practice

AP Biology Videos and Prep

AP History Practice

AP Government - National Economics Site

AP Government - icivics site

Current Events

CNN 10 - current events in a fast-moving, 10-minute format, kids from grades 6-12 will find engaging.

Deliver CNN 10 to your Email Everyday- delivers the CNN current events to your inbox

CNN Shorter Summary of News Stories -shorter summary of the major news stories

Reading and Writing

Noredink.com Grammar and Writing practice

Smithsonian TweenTribune - leveled literature and informational reading selections

Library e-texts and videos - borrow books and videos from the Library

NewsELA - leveled Math and Science Articles

Math

Math Bits - game for MS through HS math using geocaching

Math Planet - Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry. We have also prepared practice tests for the SAT and ACT.

Mathopolis - math games and practice for all levels: algebra, geometry and stats

SOS Math - site with math review material from Algebra to Differential Equations

The Math Contest - Daily Math Challenge: A new problem will appear at 10am Central every Tuesday-Friday.

Science

PBS Nova Science Science Documentaries

Chem Matters Articles - articles related to current chemistry topics

Science News - leveled articles about science topics

Science Buddies - great STEM Activities for all ages including MS/ HS

Biology Games - games address biology concepts. All require Adobe Flash Player

Science podcasts - science podcasts from Science Friday

SciStarter - citizen science enables people from all walks of life to advance scientific research.

Social Studies

GeoGuesser - game site that starts at an unknown place in the world. The player can navigate within the game to look for clues before guessing the location.

American Heritage - US History articles on a wide range of American history topics

National Museum of African American History -

Smithsonian's History Explorer - wide range of videos and learning experiences

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

Physical Activities

Health

Health

Kids Health - variety of topics and activities for all ages


Shape America- Society of Health and Physical Educators

Emotional Wellness Platform - Check into how you are feeling

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