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STUDENTS • SNOW DAY LEARNING ACTIVITIES



Snow Day Learning Activities

 

Mathematics

  • Math@Home (from quantiles.com)
    • click “Get Started”
    • choose Oklahoma and the grade level of the child. If you know their quantile score they can input it but if they don’t know it or the student does not take the SMI, use the buttons in the section for “I don’t know my child’s quantile measure” and click “Next”
    • Optional: enter the textbook the child uses. Click “Next”
    • This reveals a wealth of resources from book/print materials to mini-lessons, websites, and videos.
  • ThinkThroughMath.com - If a student’s school is participating, they can continue this practice in the evenings, on the weekends and during extended breaks. I’d suggest teachers send home the student’s login with them over the break, just in case!
  • Khan Academy - As seen on TV!
  • Sonoma County Office of Education published Math at Home (English) / Math at Home (Spanish). The entire read is useful for parents, but pages 6 - 7 offer very simple, easy ways to incorporate math activities at home.

English/language arts

  • iRead (for students in K-2) - allows students to continue their work on phonics skills just as if they were in school. Students log in with their student ID for username and password.
  • Free Rice - is a great way for secondary students to improve their vocabulary. The site uses a fun quiz format. For every answer the student gets correct, ten grains of rice are donated to the United Nations World Food Program.
  • Brytewave -offers TPS families access to grade level appropriate eBooks. Thousands of popular titles to choose from.
  • Reading Games by MAP RIT Score allows students to play online games directly related to instructional needs. K-3
  • Homemade Museum – Everyone in the family has items that they treasure. Whether it is a special doll or photograph or found object like a feather or crystal, showcase treasured objects in your family museum (aka living room). Designate a curator to direct the exhibit, gather and write detailed descriptions of the objects. Encourage public speaking by having children conduct “tours”. Business-savvy kids will be waiting for visitors in their homemade museum gift shop.

Social Studies

  • iCivics: iCivics is a suite of 17 engaging games that place students in different civic roles and give them the opportunity to address real-world problems and issues. Students can earn points as they progress through a game, which vary in length from 5-35 minutes. Appropriate for upper elementary through high school.
  • Seriously Amazing at the Smithsonian - The Smithsonian is all about questions and answers, and the Smithsonian Seriously Amazing website brings those questions to life. It asks and answers questions about science, art, history and culture, exciting the learning in everyone, every day.
  • Brain Pop - BrainPOP engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more. They cover topics within science, math, social studies, English language arts, technology, engineering, arts, music, health, reading, and writing. Many of the activities and levels are free.

Fine Arts

Computer Science and Game Theory

Science

College & Career Readiness/Career & Technology

  • Secondary students can login to OkCareerGuide to research career interests and to learn more about college & scholarship opportunities. 9th - 12th grade students also have access to free practice tests which include the ACT, SAT and WorkKeys. Students can take each test up to 3 times per year.
  • Students can also login to Virtual Job Shadow to learn about more local career opportunities and watch videos related to a career of choice to get a better idea of what that career entails.

And Even More …
Snow Day Learning Activities

Fine Arts

  • Museum of Modern Art: On this Art Safari, you will explore animals and art!
  • Things to do at Gilcrease Museum:
    • Our Kids Site is open now. The theme is Animal Influence, featuring Oklahoma animals. There are so many activities in the room - paddling down a river scene, a scent and sound station, a coloring table, a book nook with bean bags, a puppet theater, computer games, wire sculptures, and even more!
    • Visit the Creative Learning Center to make art from a variety of art supplies.
    • Kravis Discovery Center – rows and rows of drawers of anthropological pieces to investigate and explore – points, bows, arrows, pottery, pipes, mammoth teeth, jade ear spools and so much more.

Mathematics

  • Scholastic - Parents - offers math activities for home use for students from ages 0 - 13.
  • Virtual Nerd - More video help.
  • Learnzillion - Has a searchable database by standard and small 3-7 minute video clips of various applications of those standards.

Computer Science and Game Theory

Science

Social Studies

  • National Geographic Kids - Nat Geo Kids inspires young students to explore the world through games, videos, quizzes and stories. Numerous connections to science and literacy.
  • New York Times Learning Network - Useful for anyone interested in news literacy and current events. Appropriate for upper elementary to adults, participants can play games and puzzles, read stories pertaining to other youth, take weekly news quizzes and respond to opinion questions

English/Language Arts

  • FunBrain - has math and language arts activities for students in K through 8.
  • ABCya - offers language arts and math activities for students in K through 5.
  • Sadlier-Oxford Analogies is a game testing your ability to recognize analogies.
  • SAT Sentence Completion offers free sample vocabulary tests like those on the SAT Reasoning test.
  • NYTimes.com Student Crossword Archive contains an assortment of student crossword puzzles from NY Times.
  • Printing Press is an interactive site that helps students create multimedia products, like online newspapers, brochures, and posters.

All Across the Curriculum

  • http://www.kidsknowit.com/ Music, movies, podcasts, and games in many subject areas and student interests. Featured activities can help students practice and learn more about geography, biology, math, spelling and much more in an engaging way.

 

 
 
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