LPS Student Home Resources
Post High School Students - LTP and Garfield
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…
Taking care of your body…
Meal prepping cleaning produce, measuring ingredients, gathering necessary tools/ingredients - math skills, eye-hand coordination, visual scanning (finding objects in cupboard), and predicting needs
Taking care of your family…
Go on a Virtual Field Trip:
Laundry, ironing, organizing clothes in closets, drawers, making the bed - safety with iron, practice creating a more organized environment which leads to more productivity and happiness
Washing floors, mirrors, and windows - planning (use of necessary tools and products), safety with those products, hand-eye coordination, upper body exercise, family/ home citizenship
Taking care of your community…
Taking care of YOU!
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:
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
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