LPS Student Home Resources
High School - Ninth - Twelfth Grades
"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 30 minutes daily!
Check out current events in a 10 minute format on CNN 10
Check out reading selections and comprehension questions on Khan Academy - Reading by Grade
Continue to spend some time prepping for AP and SAT tests
College Board SAT Prep - Official SAT Practice
College Board AP Prep - Official SAT Practice
More ways below...
Spend 30 minutes learning something new or find a question that you are curious about
Dig into Smithsonian's History Explorer to learn new things
Investigate PBS Nova Science to learn interesting science
Spend 30 minutes solving math questions or practicing math
Solve the daily math challenge from The Math Contest - A new problem will appear at 10am Central every Tuesday-Friday.
Practice Algebra, Geometry on other math content on Khan Academy - Math By Grade
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
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.
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.
Math Bits - game for MS through HS math using geocaching
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.
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.
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
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
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