Welcome to Summer Learning Resources for Students Entering Grades K-4!
During the summer, we know many families are looking for ways to continue learning at home. Below, you will find a variety of printable and online learning resources available to you. These opportunities are intended to support your child's learning at each grade level and across subjects. A reminder that the Remote Learning Resources can also be accessed here all summer if your child enjoyed an activity or never had a chance to explore one. Have fun and happy learning!
Click the links below for resources to support literacy during the summer!
Storyline Online: Streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading aloud favorite picture books.
Read, Wonder, and Learn: Favorite Authors and Illustrators share resources for learning anywhere.
Authors Everywhere!: Write, Draw, Create, Community of read alouds, art projects, learning from celebrated authors and illustrators.
Kid Lit TV: Favorite Books Read Aloud
Storytime Read Alouds: Favorite Books Read Aloud
Storytime from Space: Astronauts reading aloud from space.
Overdrive: Access free ebooks, audiobooks, and more using your library card.
Audible Stories: Audiobooks are now available at no charge using the link below. No log in required. Available on a phone, tablet, desktop, or laptop.
Tumblebook Library: Access free e-books, audiobooks, and more.
YouCubed Tasks - This website has math tasks by grade level: https://www.youcubed.org/tasks/
Free sign up
IXL Learning: https://www.ixl.com/
- You do not need to sign up or sign-in in order to use the website.
- On the front page, scroll down to find your child’s grade.
- Click on the number of skills next to the word Math.
- Click on an activity for your student to complete.
- During this time of review and enrichment, you might want students to start with activity one.
On the front page, click on the sticky note on the right hand side that says, “Ready to Try Xtramath Sign Up”.
- You can sign up using Facebook, Google, or Amazon, or you can enter your name, your email address, and create a password.
- On the next page click on, “No, I want to sign up for a new XtraMath account.”
- Click on the Button that says, “A new parent or teacher account.”
- Then click on the button that says, “I am a parent and I will use it with my own children.”
- Confirm that your name is correct and then choose your age at the bottom.
- Choose how you would like XtraMath to let you know how your student is doing, agree to their terms of service, and then click the sign up button.
- Next, click on, “:This child does not have an Xtramath account.”
- Choose your child's grade and their first name and give consent to XtraMath. When you are done click “Add”.
- The next page will be your parent dashboard. For your student to use the website, click on “Sign in as your student's name” in the upper right hand corner.
- Greg Tang Math Games: https://www.gregtangmath.com/games
- Sheppard Software Math Games: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm
Click here for fun family activities at home.
Full Optional Science System (FOSS) - Click here to access eBooks, streaming videos, and games: FOSSweb.com
Username: LowellGrade1 Password: LowellGrade1
Mim's House Books - Online science picture books for elementary students - free
- Click on the book that you would like.
- Under format, choose ebook.
- Choose “Add to cart”.
- Choose “Check Out”
- Fill in your contact information and then click “Continue to Payment”.
- Complete order and the e-book will be emailed to you.
Science Buddies - Hands-on STEM Activities for all ages: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/
Families do not need to sign up for Science Buddies. On the from page, click on STEM activities. The website will explain to you how to complete different STEM activities and the materials you need.
National Science Teaching Association - Interactive eBooks, available with free membership: https://www.nsta.org/ebooks/
American Museum of Natural History - Science website for kids
iCivics - Games to support civic engagement: https://www.icivics.org/games
Virtual Tours of National Parks - Kenai Fjords, Hawai’i Volcanoes, Carlsbad Caverns, Bryce Canyon, Dry Tortugas: https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/parks
Tsongas Industrial History Center - Play a game where you pretend to be a mill girl and have to make a series of choices: https://www.uml.edu/tsongas/bringing-history-home/page_00/
Smithsonian Institute - Fun stuff for kids online: https://www.si.edu/kids
BrainPOP ELL is a learning resource to help support the language development of English Learners: https://ell.brainpop.com
username: lowell123 password: brainpop123
Online Interactive Lessons is an online resource for parents and educators to help children learn English using worksheets, games, videos, interactive video lessons and Powerpoint: http://www.english-4kids.com
International Children’s Digital Library is a free online library to help support children worldwide in becoming effective members of the global community: http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
Unite for Literacy has early learning ebooks available in more than 20 languages to help families celebrate culture, language and the love of reading: https://uniteforliteracy.com
World Stories: A collection of books read aloud in many languages. Families will need to create an account to access books.