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Summer Learning Resources

Summer break is typically a time for kids to kick back, indulge in a little extra screen time, play outside, and have fun.  However, all of this free time can lead to "summer slide," a regression in academic proficiency due to summer break which can hinder kids’ progress when they head back to school.  Therefore, we are transitioning the remote learning page developed in the spring to a summer learning page.  While participating in learning throughout the summer is always important, having missed face to face instruction in the 4th nine weeks makes it even more important for students to remain academically active this summer.  
 
The resources included on this page are high quality and include a variety of topics for students at all grade levels.
 
We miss you very much and can't wait to see you in the fall!!
 
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*Khan Academy’s library of trusted lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP® , and more. (All levels)

National Geographic Kids allows students to find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games, and more. Visit National Geographic Kids today! (All levels)

Wonderopolis® is a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.  Each day, Wonderopolis poses an intriguing question-the Wonder of the Day®—and explores it in a variety of ways. There are over 2,000 Wonders of the Day (and counting), based on wonders submitted by learners of all ages, covering a vast range of topics in science, math, language arts, social studies, technology, and arts & culture.  You're sure to find something that interests you! (All levels)

STEAM Resources for At-Home Learning - STEAM Education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics to guide inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.  Three weekly  STEAM challenges are ideal for students grades 3-12, but younger students can also participate with parental assistance. There is also a portal for parents to ask questions and receive additional support. (All levels)

  • #MakerMonday : Resources focus on design activities for students using common objects found around the home to solve real-world challenges.
  • #WonderWednesday: Resources include researching and responding to essay prompts, examining data and drawing conclusions, and/or designing an experiment to answer a question.
  • #FutureFriday: Virtual resources for students to explore STEM careers.  Students will experience virtual tours of STEM workplaces, video interviews of Tennesseans in interesting STEM careers, and explore the world of work.
 

Virtual Field Trips by Discovery Education can be found @ https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-field-trips/  (All levels)

Typing Club - Sharpen your typing skills by joining the Typing Club!  (All levels)

Physical Education - Get moving through the summer with some of these ideas. (All levels)

  1. Get the Whole Family Moving at Home
  2. Dance it out
  3. Heart Hero Moves
  4. Jumping Rope Skills  
  5. Homework with Heart
  6. Wacky Word Games
  7. Get Cooking!
  8. NFL PLAY 60: Huddle Up and Get Moving!
  9. Heart Hero Coloring Sheets
  10. Get Moving with the PLAY 60 app
  11. Kids Heart Challenge Elementary School Routine

ACT Academy is a free online learning tool and test practice program designed to help you get the best score possible on the ACT test and well on your way to college and career success. https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation/act-academy.html  (Middle and High School)

*iReady Reading and Math  (through July 23rd) - Students are encouraged to continue using i-Ready reading and math throughout the summer.  Instruction in i-Ready is based on learning needs identified in the 2019-20 school year and will prepare students to be more prepared for the first day of school.  (Elementary and Middle)

myOn (through June 30) - myOn is a student-centered, personalized literacy environment that gives students access to more than 6,000 books and also delivers age-appropriate digital news articles on timely topics and current events.  Subjects cover everything from space science and endangered species to football and fashion. (Elementary and Middle)

*Accelerated Reader (through July 23) - Kids enjoy reading more when they can select their own books.  AR has more than 150,000 titles to choose from on its BookFinder list.  Each book has an online "reading practice" quizzes.  Students can continue to earn points for school-level AR programs.  (Elementary)

ReadyRosie is an online education tool providing at-home instructional videos parents can do with their children.  Families can easily register for free here, https://readyrosie.com/tn/, and can sign up to receive weekly text messages or emails with curated playlists of activities.  Additional information can be found here and a How To Use Guide here. (Birth-3rd grade)

Starfall teaches basic English reading and writing skills to students in preK-3rd grade. (preK-3rd Grade)

Math Games 

 

Mathematics K-8 Remote Learning Activities - Click here to access four weeks of remote learning mathematics activities - K-8 Mathematics Remote Learning Activities or visit the grade level links below (students MUST be signed in to their Bradley County Schools Google Account to access the activities). (Elementary and Middle)

 PreK - K, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Answer Key

*Learning Blade introduces the student to STEM technologies and career opportunities through an entertaining game-based format. In this system, the student pursues engaging missions that solve a problem such as helping an injured dolphin, building an orphanage after a major earthquake, or solving energy and transportation needs in a new city. Students can select missions from our ever-growing library.

The Learning Blade Toolbox

To complete the mission, students must earn tools and the assistance of teammates that correspond to various STEM activities and careers. To earn these students must complete short activities that expose the students to interesting aspects of STEM.

Each mission includes a complete toolbox of interactive lessons, hands-on projects, design thinking activities, 3D printing and coding resources, and parent engagement activities.

Looking for At-Home Resources? Click here.  (5th Grade - 8th Grade)

For Special Education students who follow the Alternate Assessment guide, the Unique Curriculum is offering summer learning activities online. https://www.n2y.com/

Students with an IEP may email questions to IEPSupport@bradleyschools.org or call us at 423-476-0260, ext. 2016.  Leave a message with the student’s name, school, and your contact information.

For Google Chrome browser – Read and Write extension will allow you to write with your voice instead of by hand or have documents read aloud to you. To download the Read and Write Extension - click here or visit the Chrome Web Store and search for Read and Write.

Scholastic is providing a free seven-episode video read-aloud series to guide children in engaging social-emotional learning activities. Each video feature renowned-authors as special guests:

Episode 1: Carmen Agra Deedy – The Rooster Who Would Not be Quiet
Episode 2: Joy Cho – Be Curious
Episode 3: Alyssa Milano/Debbie Rigaud – Hope- Project Middle School
Episode 4: Peter Reynolds – Say Something
Episode 5: Ross Burach – The Very Impatient Caterpillar
Episode 6: Lauren Tarshis – I Survived
Episode 7: Andrea Davis Pinkney – Martin Rising

Each episode can be accessed on Scholastic's YouTube Channel by clicking here.

Additional Free Online Resources
PBS Kids - pbskids.org Prodigy - play.prodigygame.com
ABC Mouse - ABCmouse.com/redeem - Use code: SCHOOL2568 Squiggle Park - www.squigglepark.com
Scholastic - scholastic.com/learnathome Mystery Doug - mysterydoug.com
 
* This program is available through Clever. Click here to access the Bradley County Schools' Clever pageStudents will log in using their Bradley County Schools Google information.