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New resources from the Mississippi Department of Education:

Birth to Age 3 Summer Talking Challenge

PreK-1st Grade Summer Learning Challenge

2nd-5th Grade Summer Learning Challenge

6th-8th Grade Summer Learning Challenge

9th-12th Grade Summer Learning Challenge

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New collection of free read-alouds of favorite children’s books by actors, authors, and celebrities, sponsored by American Library Association and American Federation of Teachers http://www.storylineonline.net/

Children’s authors and illustrators offering online story times https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/136038/online-story-time/

Language arts lessons for grades preK-12  https://www.ixl.com/ela/

Spelling grades 1-4  https://www.spellingtraining.com/

Spelling (free with code VSCFree90)  https://www.spellingcity.com/

Reading and games with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com/

Phonics skills https://www.starfall.com

Read alouds with music, sound effects, and character voices  https://noveleffect.com/

Word games http://www.quia.com/pages/worldowords.html

Reading game for grades 2-8  https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/

Grammar practice for middle grades  https://www.classroomcereal.com/

Parts of speech games http://www.eduplace.com/tales/

Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions https://www.commonlit.org/

Phonics worksheets for kids https://www.funfonix.com/abc/funfonix_abc.php

Free stories for grades preK-12  https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

Reading for grades K-1 https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html

Reading passages and lesson plans for grades K-12  https://www.readworks.org/

Top 10 things to know about reading https://www.readingrockets.org/article/top-10-things-you-should-know-about-reading

Downloadable activities from children’s book author Kevin Henkes https://kevinhenkes.com/for-teachers-librarians-parents/

Astronauts reading stories from space  https://storytimefromspace.com/

Audible free stories https://adbl.co/39eKRlU

Shakespeare sonnets read aloud https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/patrick-stewart-shakespeare-sonnet-watch

For educators – from Mississippi Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann, activities for students in all grades to communicate with lawmakers regarding experiences during the COVID-19 crisis https://ltgovhosemann.ms.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/K-12-LTG-Assignments-3.31.20.pdf

Songs for teaching https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

Poetry and music https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments

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Math skills practice for grades preK-12 https://www.ixl.com/math/

Math practice https://xtramath.org/#/home/index

Math games  https://gridclub.com/

Interactive games to reinforce mathematical concepts https://mathigon.org/activities

Math games for elementary grades  https://www.mathplayground.com/

Activities to practice math skills and build number sense and problem solving for grades preK-5  https://wideopenschool.org/programs/family/prek-5/math/

Math curriculum for grades K-5 https://www.zearn.org/

Math simulations, games, and more for middle grades https://www.geogebra.org/a/5

Short videos on math topics  https://www.numberphile.com/

Math and logic practice problems https://www.aplusclick.org/

Math practice from counting to Algebra and geometry http://www.mathscore.com/

Geometry https://www.canfigureit.com/

For educators – math for grades K-6  https://boddlelearning.com/

Math fun for the family  http://bedtimemath.org/

Higher level math  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbQoCpvYRYRkRRvsObOPHaA?reload=9

Songs for teaching https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

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National Geographic Kids’ online science lab with experiments, videos, and more https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/science/science-lab/

Nature Lab, featuring virtual field trips and interactive lessons for grades K-12 from The Nature Conservancy https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/who-we-are/how-we-work/youth-engagement/nature-lab/

Virtual classroom lessons on marine life and coastal ecosystems https://www.facebook.com/reefrelief/

Learn about the periodic table https://www.chemicool.com/

Farmer’s almanac for kids – science activities, jokes, and more  https://www.almanac.com/kids

Gardening for kids https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/

Science fun https://thehappyscientist.com/

Learn about cells https://www.cellsalive.com/

NASA covers topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals  https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

Fascinating world of weather http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

Learn about the internal mechanics of the human body  https://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html

Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life  https://ocean.si.edu/

Space science for kids https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classhome.html

For educators – science video game for middle grades https://www.tytoonline.com/

Explore the human body  https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard

Science podcasts for kids https://medium.com/kidslisten/19-great-science-podcasts-you-can-listen-to-with-kids-6fe46ac506b8#.rb23iuaw6

Amphibian unit studies https://premeditatedleftovers.com/naturally-frugal-mom/amphibians-unit-study-resources/

Biology and AP biology games and more https://www.biologysimulations.com/

Interactive video earth science  https://www.everyday-earth.com/

Science experiments you can do at home https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/

Earth: An animated map of global wind and weather https://www.climate.gov/teaching/resources/earth-animated-map-global-wind-and-weather-0

Skype a scientist  https://www.skypeascientist.com/for-families.html

Science and cooking experiments you can do at home http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/

Home science activities https://elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities

Learn about earthquakes https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Physics problems and videos  https://www.positivephysics.org/home

NASA STEM activities for grades 9-12  https://www.nasa.gov/stem-at-home-for-students-9-12.html

Alaskan wildlife livecams http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=viewing.webcams

San Diego Zoo virtual tour and games https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Georgia Aquarium livecams  https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/ocean-voyager/

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

Explore wonders of the world with short videos and readings  http://wonderopolis.org/

Livecams of animals around the world https://www.earthcam.com/events/animalcams/

Science games https://gridclub.com/#science

Health games https://gridclub.com/#health

Astronauts bring you science lessons from space https://storytimefromspace.com/

Songs for teaching https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

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Cultures and countries of the world  https://www.countryreports.org/

Geography and animals  https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Geography skills game  https://www.geoguessr.com/

For educators – from Mississippi Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann, activities for students in all grades to communicate with lawmakers regarding experiences during the COVID-19 crisis https://ltgovhosemann.ms.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/K-12-LTG-Assignments-3.31.20.pdf

For educators – online history classes for middle grades and up  https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

Digital history archive  https://www.bunkhistory.org/

Videos from around the world for grades 3-12  https://www.projectexplorer.org/

Journey through time with games, quizzes, and fact sheets https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

Interactive history lessons  https://www.mission-us.org/

Historical photographs and other documents  http://www.whatwasthere.com//

Learning adventures through the U.S. government with Benjamin Franklin  https://bensguide.gpo.gov/

History games https://gridclub.com/#history

Virtual tour of the Great Wall of China https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

Explore wonders of the world with short videos and readings  http://wonderopolis.org/

Geography games https://gridclub.com/#geography

Social studies and history lessons and games for grades 2-8  https://www.ixl.com/social-studies/

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World of art  https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

Entertaining introduction to art and art history for kids https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

Art games https://gridclub.com/#art

Explore art works and cultural sites around the world  https://artsandculture.google.com/

Games to explore different forms of art  https://artsology.com/

Explore careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design  http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/

Download and print Marshall Ramsey’s free coloring sheets of Mississippi landmarks (new locations added every weekday)  https://mississippitoday.org/2020/03/23/a-tour-of-mississippi-with-marshall-ramsey/

Coloring pages of animals, flowers, alphabet, and more – print or color online https://create.adobe.com/2020/04/13/coloring_book_home.html

Printable coloring pages of cars, planes, trains, dogs, cats, horses, dinosaurs, and more https://www.free-coloring-pages.com/printable.html

Online digital coloring pages  https://www.thecolor.com/

Whimsical coloring pages for all ages https://www.art-is-fun.com/free-adult-coloring-pages

Free online photography classes in April  https://www.nikonevents.com/us/live/nikon-school-online/

Virtual field trip to the Louvre Museum in Paris
https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

Virtual tours of museums around the world https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

Poetry and music https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments

Sight reading and sight singing exercises https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/

For educators – music practice transformed https://www.smartmusic.com/

Songs for kids https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

Play along with Sesame Street songs, using common household items as band instruments https://www.sesamestreet.org/games?id=24349

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons and exercises https://www.musictheory.net/

Symphony performances from the New York Philharmonic https://nyphil.org/playson

Compose your own songs online  https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker/

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Guidance for parents of students with disabilities (Mississippi Department of Education) https://www.mdek12.org/COVID19#Special%20Education

Resources for students with hearing or vision impairments (Mississippi Department of Education) https://mdek12.org/LearningAtHome/H%26V

Educating All Learners Alliance – a new hub offering strategies, tips, and tools for supporting students with disabilities online  https://www.educatingalllearners.org/

Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times – wide range of resources for families and educators from University of North Carolina/Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center Autism Team https://www.tpcref.org/wp-content/uploads/Supporting-Individuals-With-Autism-Through-Uncertain-Times.pdf

Activities for speech and language development http://www.home-speech-home.com/

Articles and readings for speech therapy practice http://www.mommyspeechtherapy.com

Speech articulation practice http://www.carlscorner.us.com/BossyRWordFamilies.htm

Collection of free, accessible books http://www.storylineonline.net/

Apps and websites for students with special needs (includes free and paid) https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/best-special-education-apps-and-websites

For educators – adapting your classroom for students with autism www.adaptingforautism.com

Research-based activities for struggling readers https://www.readingrockets.org/atoz

Top 10 things to know about reading https://www.readingrockets.org/article/top-10-things-you-should-know-about-reading

Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8 https://www.scootpad.com/

For educators – life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12 https://www.overcomingobstacles.org/

Tips regarding apps and devices for students with learning differences  https://www.commonsensemedia.org/special-needs

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Learning at Home resources by grade level and subject from the Mississippi Department of Education https://mdek12.org/LearningAtHome

At-Home Learning resources for educators, parents, and students from Mississippi Public Broadcasting  http://www.mpbonline.org/mpbathomelearning/

Pre-k and kindergarten early learning activities from the Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi https://www.facebook.com/gcsel/

Educating All Learners Alliance – a new hub offering strategies, tips, and tools for supporting students with disabilities online  https://www.educatingalllearners.org/

Recursos en español https://www2.ed.gov/espanol/bienvenidos/es/index.html

Activities and resources for educators and families  https://wideopenschool.org/

2019-2020 Advanced Placement Exams Online: What You Need to Know  https://blog.collegeboard.org/2019-20-ap-exams-online-what-you-need-know?excmpid=SM48-ED-CB-tw

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Virtual activities for children of all ages https://www.facebook.com/MississippiChildrensMuseum/

Virtual story times and visits with zoo animals https://www.facebook.com/HattiesburgZoo/

Puzzles, games, and more https://www.highlightskids.com/

Online jigsaw puzzles https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/

Download and print Marshall Ramsey’s free coloring sheets of Mississippi landmarks (new locations added every weekday)  https://mississippitoday.org/2020/03/23/a-tour-of-mississippi-with-marshall-ramsey/

Coloring pages of animals, flowers, alphabet, and more – print or color online https://create.adobe.com/2020/04/13/coloring_book_home.html

Printable coloring pages of cars, planes, trains, dogs, cats, horses, dinosaurs, and more https://www.free-coloring-pages.com/printable.html

Whimsical coloring pages for all ages https://www.art-is-fun.com/free-adult-coloring-pages

Illustrated recipes for kids https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

Move to learn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZzA_tbj1dY

Recess at home – games that can be played with little to no equipment  https://www.facebook.com/MakeRecessCount/

Movement and mindfulness videos https://www.gonoodle.com/

P.E. class with Joe (offered daily on YouTube during pandemic) https://youtu.be/Rz0go1pTda8

Be a Butterfly – yoga for elementary grades  https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/pT-s1-phgxs

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, and more https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

Visit the Smithsonian https://www.si.edu/kids

Watch animals on livecams while zoos and aquariums are closed:
https://hattiesburgzoo.com/sloth-cam/
https://zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/
https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/elephants/
https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/giraffe-feeding-platform/
https://www.kansascityzoo.org/ouranimals/list-of-animals/king-penguin/
https://www.zoo.org.au/animal-house
https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/ocean-voyager/
https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams
https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Activities and video tutorials for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/

Children’s authors and illustrators offering online story times https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/136038/online-story-time/

New collection of free read-alouds of favorite children’s books by actors, authors, and celebrities, sponsored by American Library Association and American Federation of Teachers http://www.storylineonline.net/

Symphony performances from the New York Philharmonic https://nyphil.org/playson