During the summer, we hope that families will continue to focus on student learning. We have compiled learning activities and digital resources that are aligned with the Mississippi College-and Career-Readiness Standards to continue and reinforce your child's education. Parents and caregivers should promote good screen time practices when students are online continuing their studies, playing games, or socializing with friends and family.
Indicates the resource is part of the 2020 Summer Learning Challenge.
- The Math Learning Center
This site offers free printable PDFs of math concepts for K – 5th grades. The PDFs are available in English and in Spanish.
- Mississippi Children's Museum
Even though students may not be able to visit the MS Children’s Museum, there is so much they can experience from home.
- Reading is Fundamental Leveled Reading Passages
BeeLine Reader displays text using a subtle color gradient, which assists the visual tracking aspect of reading. BeeLine Reader is great for students with learning barriers.
- Camp Wonderopolis
One of the most highly regarded digital summer camps on the planet that is entirely free. Parents and children will find a wide variety of fun and engaging summer camp activities to take part in when they dive headfirst into Camp Wonderopolis. Some of these activities revolve around STEM field careers, others are designed to boost literacy and comprehension, and others still are designed to help foster improve critical thinking and creativity in young minds. Best of all, after downloading the free Camp Kits, you and your campers can go at your own pace to take full advantage of all that this unique digital summer camp has to offer.
To get your students interested in coding, have them visit CODE.org. This site introduces students to this growing field by engaging videos, introductory tutorials, and quick courses. CODE.org also offers a full curriculum that starts at the beginner level on to the more rigorous advanced placement level.
- e-Learning for Kids
e-Learning for Kids is an educational site with free access to science, math, computer, language arts, and life skills lessons. Kids can freely explore by topic and further sort lessons by grade level and popularity. Most lessons include an activity followed by an interactive assessment.
Knowledge-building resources from Eureka Math® (for Grades K–12), English language arts curriculum Wit & Wisdom® (K–8), and PhD Science™ (3–5). Customized by grade and module, these consistent and coherent video lessons, delivered by experienced teachers, are viewable on any device. Coordinating activities are also available with each module.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Khan Academy tackles math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Suggested student schedules
Free K-5 mini science lessons, including activities designed to use simple supplies a parent will likely already have at home.
PBS Learning Media
PBS has curated a unique collection of resources organized by grades and subject areas. Parents will find videos and activities that support learning at home.
Improve your students’ Reading Comprehension. It’s free. Personalized reading comprehension exercises for K-12 and ESL students. The texts are accurately aligned to grade-level standards, and a Lexile measure is provided for each so that you can trust your students’ performance metrics and reading level.
- Summer Math Challenge
Quantile measures give parents and caregivers powerful tools to support your child in math. With Quantile measures, you can engage your child in learning by ensuring they are prepared for their math lessons, as well as monitor progress over time.
- Wide Open Schools
A free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense Media.
Games in many content areas for Pre-K through 6th grade.
- Ben's Guide to the Government
Students can go on an adventure with Benjamin “Ben” Franklin as he explores the U.S. Government.
- Educational Games for Kids
Educational games and screen-free activities for kids in Math and English Language Arts.
- National Geographic Kids
This site has games, videos, and information about animals and places to explore.
Math games that adapt to suit your child’s learning level.
Music and Movement
Virtual Library Resources
- Brightly Storytime
Brightly features read-aloud and flip along videos to keep kids connected to books while improving vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.
- Find a Book
Find a Book is a book search that connects students with books based on their reading levels and interests.
- Mississippi Distance Learning Primary MackinVIA Ebooks
Features ebooks for students to read while learning at home.
- Storyline Online
Children's books read online with added animation and sound effects. Many books also feature activity guides for parents.