The resources below have been compiled to support families, teachers, and students to continue learning during periods of school closure, broken out by grade level. Note that these all of these resources are found on the websites of other organizations, and the district takes no responsibility for their contents. That said, we have examined each and believe them to be positive resources as of the time of publishing.

By popular request, the district has partnered with Age of Learning to provide free at-home access to the learning software ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. For more information, including the access code you’ll need to sign up for your child’s free account, please see the attached SFSD Age of Learning Access Letter.

As a reference, please note these Daily Screen Time Guidelines by age, which can be used to assist you as your plan your days away from normal activities.

Helps for talking to children about Coronavirus

Resources for Staff & Other Adults

Tips for Staying Safe & Well at Home

Brain Breaks / Stress Busters for Kids

Elementary Grades

Middle School

High School Level

The following resources are broken down as daily activities. Have fun!

Day 1

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
    • Write/draw a question about what you read today.
    • Write/draw the answer to your question.
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Play some music and have a dance party in your living room?
  • Math
  • Science
    • Make the tallest structure you can with paper/plastic cups. What do you notice you need to get the most height?
    • How High Can You Stack?
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Think about three rules you need to follow, then draw a picture of them!
  • Language Acquisition / ELD (can be done in English or the language spoken at home if different)
    • Build a tower with objects at home (see above activities).
    • Explain to 1 or more people the steps you took to build a tower.
    • The second time – try using the following words to help tell the steps: first, then, next…
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Take one minute to list three things you are grateful for. – You can be grateful for big things, like having supportive parents, or small things, like being able to say “hi” to your friends.
    • Gratitude is the ability to recognize and acknowledge the good things, people, and places in our lives.

Day 2

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
    • Write/draw the answer to the following question:
      • Fiction: Tell me about a character in a story that you read.
      • Nonfiction: Share one new learning from today’s book/article.
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Is there a park nearby? Take a walk and go slide, swing and jump! Make sure you wash your hands after going outside!
  • Math
    • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 – 20 min.
    • Count a collection of objects in your house, draw the objects on a piece of paper and try and record numbers that match the picture.
  • Science
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Create a map of your house or your neighborhood!  Who are all the people?  What are all the places?  How can you show someone how to get from one place on your map to another?
  • Language Acquisition / ELD (can be done in English or the language spoken at home if different)
    • Draw the playground or a park.
    • Label your drawing.
    • Tell someone a story that goes with your drawing.
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Drink a large cool glass of water after you wake up.

Day 3

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
    • Write/draw the answer to the following question:
      • What book did you read that you would like to share with a friend?  Who would you share it with and why?
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Go on a nature walk!  What is happening around you in the natural world?  What did you see?  What did you find?
  • Math
  • Science
    • Watch this video before your walk: Animal Track Detective
    • On your walk take a closer look at the plants and animals you see. What do you notice? What do you wonder?
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Add some dish soap to a bowl and fill with water.  Find a straw and blow bubbles outside.   How big are your bubbles?  How many bubbles can you blow at a time?
  • Language Acquisition / ELD (can be done in English or the language spoken at home if different)
    • Draw your favorite animal.
    • Describe how your favorite animal looks. (It has…)
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Smile in the mirror for 10 seconds.

Day 4

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
    • Write/draw the answer to the following question:
      • Make a list of 5 big words you know.  Can you find any small words within them?  Write them down and see how many you find.
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • How many ways can balance? How many different combinations of body parts and how long can you hold the balance?
  • Math
    • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 – 20 min
    • Practice counting by 1’s using dots on a dice, dominos, or objects or count by 10’s
  • Science
    • Go outside and pick a flower to use for the activity in the following video.
    • Watch this video: Look Inside a Flower!
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Make something (build it, draw it, write it, or paint it) and give it to a friend with a special message.
  • Language Acquisition / ELD (can be done in English or the language spoken at home if different)
    • Show someone how to draw a flower.
    • Label your drawing.
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Take a digital break
    • Mindfully step away from your digital devices for short periods of time during your day today.  It allows you to feel more focused and centered when you do plug back in.  Try to take two or three mini-digital breaks today for about ten minutes each. Start with just one if that’s all you feel comfortable doing.

Day 5

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, etc.).
    • Write down two new words you read today.  Share them with a family member and talk about what they mean?  Can you use them in a conversation?
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
    • Think of as many  animals that you can and move around your house like those animals would! (crab walk, bear crawl, snake slither, frog hop, duck walk, kangaroo jump)
  • Math
    • Solve this problem: Isaac had 5 books. His mom gave him 4 more books. How many books does Isaac have all together?
  • Science
    • Watch this: Think Like an Engineer! (Part 1)
    • Now that you know how to think like an engineer, build a back scratcher to solve Jessie’s problem! Possible materials:
      • Plastic Fork
      • Tape
      • Cardboard Tube
      • Play-doh
  • Social Studies
    • Can you retell your favorite story? Who are the characters? What is the setting of your story? What will your characters do? Who will  you share the story with?
  • Wellness / Self-care
    • Take a Laughter Recess
    • By taking a laughter recess during your day, you give yourself a mental escape that transports you to a higher place where you can enjoy your day from a more relaxed, positive, and joyful perspective.

Day 6

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, etc.).
    • What is the silliest word you found today? Draw a picture of what it means and show a member of your family.
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
    • Think of as many  animals that you can and move around your house like those animals would! (crab walk, bear crawl, snake slither, frog hop, duck walk, kangaroo jump)
  • Math
    • Solve this problem: Jennifer had 3 pies. She gave 1 pie to her grandmother. How many pies does Jennifer have left?
  • Social Studies
    • Can you draw a picture of your favorite story? Why is this story your favorite? Make sure to include that in your drawing!
  • Wellness / Self-care
    • Take a music break

Day 7

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, etc.).
    • What letters can you make with materials you have found in your house?  Can you take a picture of them and share them with your teacher?
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
    • Count how many jumping jacks you can do at one time. Try to beat that number!
  • Math
    • Play an online math game for 20 minutes.
    • Solve this problem: Mrs. Steele has 4 cups. Each cup has 3 Skittles in it. How many Skittles does Mrs. Steele have all together?
  • Science
    • Make a ramp with different materials to discover what goes the furthest?  What ball moves fastest?  Can you build a ramp outside, too?  What different materials will you choose to send down the ramp?
    • Ramps: A super simple machine!
  • Social Studies
    • How many different animals can you make with your handprint?  Paint or color your hand and place it on paper and turn it into as many different animals as you can?  Can you make a caterpillar?  Can you make a unicorn?  What else will you see?
  • Wellness / Self-care
    • Talk with a grown-up about what it means to appreciate someone. Tell someone you appreciate them.

Day 8

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, etc.).
    • Fiction:  Go on a letter search to find the same letter that your name starts with.  How many words can you find?
    • Nonfiction: Go on a letter search to find the same letter that your name starts with.  How many words can you find?
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
    • Play catch with a friend or parent.
  • Math
    • Play an online math game for 20 minutes.
    • Practice counting by 1’s using dots on a dice, dominos, or objects or count by 10’s
  • Science
  • Social Studies
    • Create a new game for two or more players.  What are the rules of the game?  How can you win the game
  • Wellness / Self-care
    • Clear your space (room, backpack)

The following resources are broken down as daily activities. Have fun!

Day 1

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
    • Write a question about your reading.
    • Write a response to your question.
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Play some music and have a dance party in your living room!
  • Math
    • Online Math Game for 20 minutes
    • Build something with blocks or any other objects you have in your home.
  • Science
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Draw and label a map of your neighborhood. Include color and a key identifying features. This could take a few days!
  • Language Acquisition / ELD (can be done in English or the language spoken at home if different)
    • Describe your favorite toy with details to someone in your family.
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Take one minute to list three things you are grateful for. – You can be grateful for big things, like having supportive parents, or small things, like being able to say “hi” to your friends.
    • Gratitude is the ability to recognize and acknowledge the good things, people, and places in our lives.

Day 2

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
    • Pick one of the following story starters and start your own story. Or just write your own!
      1. “Surprise!” everyone shouted. Ashley jumped about a mile in shock.
      2. “Clearly, this day is not off to a good start,” she said.
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Is there a park nearby? Take a walk and go slide, swing and jump! Make sure you wash your hands after going outside!
  • Math
    • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 – 20 min.
    • Count a collection of objects in your house, draw the objects on a piece of paper and try and record numbers that match the picture.
  • Science
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Continue: Draw and label a map of your neighborhood. Include color and a key identifying features. This could take a few days.
  • Language Acquisition / ELD (can be done in English or the language spoken at home if different)
    • Read a book.
    • Re-tell the story to someone.
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Drink a large cool glass of water after you wake up.
    • It fires up your metabolism by 24% for ninety minutes and increases mental and physical performance during the day. When you’re dehydrated, you can feel tired and drained, and you may experience headaches and mood fluctuations.

Day 3

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
    • Write a short summary of what you read.
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Go on a nature walk!  What is happening around you in the natural world?  What did you see?  What did you find?
  • Math
    • Online Math Game for 20 minutes.
    • Solve this problem: Every day the animal shelter uses 10 cans of cat food to feed their cats. If the animal shelter has 62 cans of cat food, how days would the cat food last? Or try this one: What if the animal shelter had 143 cans of cat food?
  • Science
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Continue: Draw and label a map of your neighborhood. Include color and a key identifying features. This could take a few days
  • Language Acquisition / ELD (can be done in English or the language spoken at home if different)
    • Take a walk or look outside your window.
    • Tell someone what you notice and what you wonder about.
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Smile in the mirror for 10 seconds.
    • Smiling slows the heart and relaxes the body, and it releases endorphins that counteract and diminish stress hormones. It also has been shown to increase productivity while a person performs tasks.

Day 4

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
    • Pick one of the following story starters and start your own story. Or just write your own!
      1. It was the third week in a row that Jimmy hadn’t cleaned his room. He was about to get in a lot of trouble, until…
      2. “There’s a secret we haven’t told any of you,” the principal said. “Our school is actually a…”
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • How many ways can balance? How many different combinations of body parts and how long can you hold the balance?
  • Math
    • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 – 20 min.
    • Practice counting by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s (also 2’s for 2nd graders)
  • Science
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Think about how you can be a good citizen. How can you help people at home? What can you do to take turns in school? How can you show respect for people in the community? Make a poster or draw a picture that shows ways to be a good citizen at home, in school, or in the community.
  • Language Acquisition / ELD (can be done in English or the language spoken at home if different)
    • Choose a book.
    • Pretend you are one of the main characters.
    • Act out a new ending to the story.
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Take a digital break
    • Mindfully step away from your digital devices for short periods of time during your day today.  It allows you to feel more focused and centered when you do plug back in.  Try to take two or three mini-digital breaks today for about ten minutes each. Start with just one if that’s all you feel comfortable doing.

Day 5

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
    • Write a letter to your teacher about what you read today.
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Think of as many animals that you can and move around your house like those animals would! (crab walk, bear crawl, snake slither, frog hop, duck walk, kangaroo jump)
  • Math
    • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 – 20 min.
    • Solve this problem: There were 4 dogs at the dog park. 8 more dogs came to the dog park. How many dogs are at the dog park now? Or try these numbers in the problem: (9 dogs, 6 more), (12 dogs, 15 more), (35 dogs, 27 more ~2nd grade)
  • Science
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Build a town from old boxes or pots and pans. Be sure to include houses, a park and other buildings in a town.
  • Language Acquisition / ELD (can be done in English or the language spoken at home if different)
    • Choose 2 of your favorite toys.
      • Tell someone how they are the same and how they are different.
      • Then, write about them.
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Take a Laughter Recess
    • By taking a laughter recess during your day, you give yourself a mental escape that transports you to a higher place where you can enjoy your day from a more relaxed, positive, and joyful perspective.

Day 6

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
  • Writing
    • How would you design your ideal home? Feel free to draw a picture to get you started.
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Play catch with a friend or parent.
  • Math
    • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 – 20 min.
    • Count a collection of objects in your house, draw the objects on a piece of paper and try and record numbers that match the picture.
  • Science
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Create a map of your school. Include your classroom, the office, the cafeteria, the gym and the library. Add color. This may take a few days.
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Take a Music Break

Day 7

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Count how many jumping jacks you can do at one time. Try to beat that number!
  • Math
    • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 – 20 min.
    • Solve this problem: There were 10 dogs at the dog park. It started to rain and some dogs went home. There are now only 4 dogs at the dog park. How many dogs went home? Or try with these numbers: (15 dogs, 3 left) (25 dogs, 5 left) (37 dogs, 19 left ~2nd grade)
  • Science
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Continue creating a map of your school. Include your classroom, the office, the cafeteria, the gym and the library. Add color.
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Show appreciation to someone.

Day 7

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
  • Writing
    • How well do you get along with your brothers and sisters? Or how well do you get along with your friends or other students at school?
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Play catch with a friend or parent.
  • Math
    • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 – 20 min.
    • Practice counting by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s (also 2’s for 2nd graders)
  • Science
    • Think Like an Engineer!(Part 1)
    • Now that you know how to think like an engineer, build a back scratcher to solve Jessie’s problem!
      • Possible materials
        • Plastic Fork
        • Tape
        • Cardboard tube
        • Play-doh
    • OR Choose a Mystery Science lesson at your grade level
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Continue creating a map of your school. Include your classroom, the office, the cafeteria, the gym and the library. Add color.
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Clear your space (room, backpack)

The following resources are broken down as daily activities. Have fun!

Day 1

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
    • Write a letter to a friend or relative telling them about what you read today.
    • Write a response to your question.
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Play some music and have a dance party in your living room!
  • Math
    • Online Math Game for 20 minutes
    • Practice counting/writing: 3rd/4th grade skip count by 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9; 5th grade counting by decimals (.2 .4. .6 ….)and fractions (½, 2/2, …. Or ⅓, ⅔, … )
  • Science
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Draw a map of your neighborhood including landmarks and features. Label and color your map.
  • Language Acquisition / ELD (can be done in English or the language spoken at home if different)
    • Do an act of kindness by saying something positive to someone else.
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Take one minute to list three things you are grateful for. – You can be grateful for big things, like having supportive parents, or small things, like being able to say “hi” to your friends.
    • Gratitude is the ability to recognize and acknowledge the good things, people, and places in our lives.

Day 2

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
  • Writing
    • How well do you handle losing? Describe a time when you lost a board game or sporting event and how you handled it.
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Is there a park nearby? Take a walk and go slide, swing and jump! Make sure you wash your hands after going outside!
  • Math
    • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 – 20 min.
    • Count a collection of objects in your house, draw the objects on a piece of paper and try and record numbers that match the picture.
    • 3-Act Math- Counting Squares Activity 
  • Science
    • Explore this interactive site about fireflies! Do we have fireflies in Oregon? Are there other insects or animals who use the same type of communication?
    • OR Choose a Mystery Science lesson at your grade level
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Create a tri-fold brochure for a park or landmark in Silverton (3rd grade), Oregon (4th grade), or the USA (5th grade). This will be done over 3 days. See sample brochure here.
  • Language Acquisition / ELD (can be done in English or the language spoken at home if different)
    • Read a book.
    • Write a summary to share with your family.
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Drink a large cool glass of water after you wake up.
    • It fires up your metabolism by 24% for ninety minutes and increases mental and physical performance during the day. When you’re dehydrated, you can feel tired and drained, and you may experience headaches and mood fluctuations.

Day 3

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
  • Writing
    • Write a letter to your teacher explaining what you read today and why you liked it or did not like it.
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Go on a nature walk!  What is happening around you in the natural world?  What did you see?  What did you find?
  • Math
    • Online math game for 20 minutes.
    • Solve this problem: Mrs. White has collected many books over the years. She is very proud of her classroom library. Altogether, she has ______ books. She decided to organize her books onto shelves. 10 books can fit on each shelf. How many shelves will Mrs. White need for her books? (120) (870) (1,360) (12,455).
  • Science
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Continue working on your brochure for a park or landmark in PDX/ Oregon/ USA.
  • Language Acquisition / ELD (can be done in English or the language spoken at home if different)
    • Pretend to interview the author of your favorite book.
    • What questions would you like to ask?
    • Predict the possible answers.
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Smile in the mirror for 10 seconds.
    • Smiling slows the heart and relaxes the body, and it releases endorphins that counteract and diminish stress hormones. It also has been shown to increase productivity while a person performs tasks.

Day 4

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
  • Writing
    • Should Plastic Bags Be Banned Everywhere? Oregon has a new law that bans most single-use plastic bags like the ones found in grocery stores, drugstores and boutiques. Do you think all communities should do the same?
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Build some muscular strength and muscular endurance. How many ways can you use your upper body? Push ups, planks, shoulder taps and climbing are some examples.
  • Math
    • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 – 20 minutes.
    • Practice counting/writing: 3rd/4th grade skip count by 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9; 5th grade counting by decimals (.2 .4. .6 ….)and fractions (½, 2/2, …. Or ⅓, ⅔, … )
  • Science
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Continue working on your brochure for a park or landmark in PDX/ Oregon/ USA.
  • Language Acquisition / ELD (can be done in English or the language spoken at home if different)
    • Illustrate a story you have written.
    • Add labels to your drawing.
    • After that, add more details to your original story.
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Take a digital break
    • Mindfully step away from your digital devices for short periods of time during your day today.  It allows you to feel more focused and centered when you do plug back in.  Try to take two or three mini-digital breaks today for about ten minutes each. Start with just one if that’s all you feel comfortable doing.

Day 5

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
  • Writing
    • Write what you read today in as much detail as you can recall.
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Animal walk around your house. (crab walk, bear crawl, snake slither, frog hop, duck walk, kangaroo jump and inch worm)
  • Math
    • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 – 20 minutes.
    • Solve this problem: We have ___ cookies. We put ___ cookies in each bag. How many bags do I need for all of my cookies? Choose the numbers to try in the 1st and 2nd blanks: (100, 10) (200, 10) (500, 10) (320, 10) (320, 32) (640, 32)
  • Science
  • Social Studies & Art
  • Language Acquisition / ELD (can be done in English or the language spoken at home if different)
    • Create a drama/play.
    • Make sure to add dialogue.
    • Act it out!
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Take a Laughter Recess
    • By taking a laughter recess during your day, you give yourself a mental escape that transports you to a higher place where you can enjoy your day from a more relaxed, positive, and joyful perspective.

Day 6

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
  • Writing
    • Writing Prompt:  What habits do you wish you had? Why? Is there one single habit you would most like to build or break?
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Play catch with a friend or parent.
  • Math
    • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 – 20 min
    • Create a story using multiplication or division, solve it showing proof of your answer and then find someone else to solve it if possible.
  • Science
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Thinking back to the video you watched on Day 5, Create a timeline that shows relationships among people, events, and movements in Oregon history.
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Color
    • Coloring takes full focus and requires you to slow down and think about what you are working on, getting other things out of your mind. Coloring also gives us some relief from tension, anxiety, and stress. This makes it the perfect thing to add to an end of the day routine.

Day 7

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Count how many jumping jacks you can do at one time. Try to beat that number!
  • Math
    • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 – 20 min.
    • Solve this problem: Mrs. Dustman is going to have (12, 24, and/or 72) people over to her house for Addison’s first birthday. If she wants to give each person ¼ of a sandwich, how many sandwiches does she need to make?
  • Science
  • Social Studies & Art
    • Look at the map, Oregon’s Terrain. What region of the state appears to be most conducive to human settlement. Why? Record your thinking.
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Color
    • Coloring takes full focus and requires you to slow down and think about what you are working on, getting other things out of your mind. Coloring also gives us some relief from tension, anxiety, and stress. This makes it the perfect thing to add to an end of the day routine

Day 8

  • Literacy
    • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, or a pet)!
  • Writing
    • Are you a good person? Do you strive to be one?
  • Brain Boost
    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
      • Tabata time! Exercise for 20 seconds rest for 10 seconds. Repeat 8 times and you will have done a 4 minute tabata. Examples: Squats, jumping jacks, lunges, curl ups, push ups, ski jumps, burpees, jump-rope.
  • Math
    • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 – 20 min.
    • Practice counting/writing: 3rd/4th grade skip count by 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9; 5th grade counting by decimals (.2 .4. .6 ….)and fractions (½, 2/2, …. Or ⅓, ⅔, …)
  • Science
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Clear your space.
    • Visual clutter is distracting.  Clearing and organizing your space allows you a few minutes of focused mindfulness, as you decide where to put your stuff and what to keep and throw away.  Once your space is clear, you have set the stage for more mental and emotional energy to focus and begin your work.

The following resources are broken down as daily activities. Have fun!

Day 1

  • Humanities
    1. Read for 25 minutes. There are many free and fascinating resources here:  http://www.gutenberg.org/
    2. Think about the protagonist, or main character, in your book. While it’s often easy to sympathize with these characters, think about the complexity of that character. Are all the traits positive? Are some negative or neutral?  Take 5-10 minutes to review your novel, and write about the characteristics of the protagonist. You can make lists, tables, or drawings.
  • Math
    • Complete two Khan Academy lessons.
    • Read the New York Times’ “What’s Going on With This Graph?” [here]. Discuss the questions with a sibling or adult. Be sure to scan down the page before diving in to get a sense of what information is presented and what.
  • Science
    1. Using materials at home, create a device that will keep ice from melting.  Test your design and record your findings. (For more information you can view the following activity: Building a Cooler)
    2. After you have conducted your experiment, think about what you learned  and how it relates to a lunch box or cooler.
    3. If you want to keep something cold, is it better to leave the cooler lid open or closed?
    4.  If you need to keep something cold for a long time, would you use a lightweight, thin-walled cooler or a cooler with thicker walls? How does what you learned in this activity impact how you might pack your lunch or a picnic?
  • Movement
    • Get at least the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level.  Get outside if possible. Try something new!
  • Electives
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Take one minute to list three things you are grateful for. – You can be grateful for big things, like having supportive parents, or small things, like being able to say “hi” to your friends.
    • Gratitude is the ability to recognize and acknowledge the good things, people, and places in our lives.

Day 2

  • Humanities
    1. Read for 25 minutes. There are many free and fascinating resources here:  http://www.gutenberg.org/
    2. Continuing your work on character traits, consider that characters have reasons for the things they do and the ways they are. Ask yourself: What pressures might there be for this character? Do those pressures help me understand the character’s actions and decisions? In your notebook, write and/or sketch these pressures.
  • Math
    • Complete two Khan Academy lessons.
    • Read and discuss “What’s Going on With This Graph?” – Mar 4, 2020 [nytimes].
  • Science
    • Investigate how the world has changed over time, with satellite images from space! Go to NASA’s World of Change Website and choose one of the image sets to examine. Write a claim-evidence-reasoning paragraph that explains what change is happening (claim), how we know the change is happening based on the images (evidence), and why that evidence makes sense in terms of science concepts and the overall pattern (reasoning).
  • Movement
    • Get at least the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level.  Get outside if possible. Try something new!
  • Electives
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Drink a large cool glass of water after you wake.
    • It fires up your metabolism by 24% for ninety minutes and increases mental and physical performance during the day. When you’re dehydrated, you can feel tired and drained, and you may experience headaches and mood fluctuations.

Day 3

  • Humanities
    1. Read for 25 minutes. There are many free and fascinating resources here:  http://www.gutenberg.org/
    2. Think about the setting of your text today. List some traits about the setting, and how it affects the characters. This might be some free writing or a t-chart.
    3. Optional extension activity: Look for specific language about the setting. Authors use specific language to frame mood, atmosphere, and place. List some of these examples in your notebook.
  • Math
    • Complete two Khan Academy lessons.
    • Video – Perplexing Paperclips – can you perform one of the tricks? Can you explain how it works? In what ways do you need mathematics to predict the results of these experiments?
  • Science
    • Read this article on how one school makes more energy than it uses. What is one action you could take to help your school/home/community?
  • Movement
    • Get at least the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level.  Get outside if possible. Try something new!
  • Electives
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Smile in the mirror for 10 seconds.
    • Smiling slows the heart and relaxes the body, and it releases endorphins that counteract and diminish stress hormones. It also has been shown to increase productivity while a person performs tasks.

Day 4

  • Humanities
    1. Read for 25 minutes. There are many free and fascinating resources here:  http://www.gutenberg.org/
    2. Consider today about a character in your text-when characters seem torn, when they’re acting one way on the outside and another way on the inside, it’s sometimes because they are being pulled in different directions. Consider this and write in your notebook about external pressures on a character.
    3. Optional Extension Activity: Look back to the beginning of your text. Sometimes characters change psychologically or even physically. Write about how a character has changed from the beginning of the story.
  • Math
    • Complete two Khan Academy lessons.
    • Work on this 3 Act Math Task (Circles). When you click on the link, it will create a copy. Please feel free to add your responses directly into the slides.
  • Science
    • Challenge: Using materials from around the house and outside, design a nest that would hold an egg.
      • OBSERVATIONS: Go outside and  see if you can spot any bird nests. If you find one, observe it carefully from a distance—but don’t get too close and disturb the nesting birds or eggs! Can you tell what materials the nest is made of? If you can’t find any bird nests outside, look on the internet to find photos of bird nests. How many different types of nests can you find? What are the nests made out of?
      • PROCEDURE — BUILD YOUR NEST: Collect materials you can pick up easily, considering the following:
        • What materials do you think would make a good nest?
        • Do any of them match the nests you saw in person or online?
        • Use your collected materials to build a nest that will be able to safely hold at least one egg.
      • TEST YOUR NEST (gently at first): Can you blow on it or place an egg inside it? Does the nest fall apart or stay together? If it falls apart, what can you change to make it sturdier? For more information, check out the following activity Build a bird nest.
  • Movement
    • Get at least the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level.  Get outside if possible. Try something new!
  • Electives
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Take a digital break
    • Mindfully step away from your digital devices for short periods of time during your day today.  It allows you to feel more focused and centered when you do plug back in.  Try to take two or three mini-digital breaks today for about ten minutes each. Start with just one if that’s all you feel comfortable doing.

Day 5

  • Humanities
    1. Read for 25 minutes. There are many free and fascinating resources here:  http://www.gutenberg.org/
    2. Reflect on your work this week. Are you happy with your stamina and agency in reading? Think about a goal for future reading (volume, book choices, writing about reading). Decide on a goal and how you can achieve it.
    3. Optional Extension Activity: Create a book talk for a book you highly recommend. You can record yourself, write a recommendation, or use Adobe Spark.
  • Math
  • Science
    • Read about how the Mars Rover receives instructions.  Then create a Mars obstacle course.
  • Movement
    • Get at least the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level.  Get outside if possible. Try something new!
  • Electives
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Take a Laughter Recess
    • Mindfully step away from your digital devices for short periods of time during your day today. It allows you to feel more focused and centered when you do plug back in. Try to take two or three mini-digital breaks today for about ten minutes each. Start with just one if that’s all you feel comfortable doing.

Day 6

  • Humanities
    1. Read for 25 minutes. There are many free and fascinating resources here:  http://www.gutenberg.org/
  • Writing
    • Write three well constructed paragraphs using this prompt: Are you a good person? Do you strive to be one?
  • Math
  • Science
  • Movement
    • Get at least the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level.  Get outside if possible. Try something new!
  • Electives
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Show Appreciation
    • Take time to show appreciation to someone.  The emotion of gratitude has consistently been one of the strongest happiness boosters known in scientific literature.

Day 7

  • Humanities
    1. Read for 25 minutes. There are many free and fascinating resources here:  http://www.gutenberg.org/
  • Writing
    • Write three well constructed paragraphs using this prompt: What is one habit you would like to change?  Why?  How might you change it?
  • Math
  • Science
    • Read The scientist who played rock music for ladybugs article  and respond to the following prompt:
    • Based on the article, what experiment would you like to design next?  What data would you need to collect to support your hypothesis?  Record your ideas
  • Movement
    • Get at least the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level.  Get outside if possible. Try something new!
  • Electives
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Take a Music Break
    • Listening to music is a powerful habit that can reduce stress, elevate your mood, raise your IQ, and offer many other mental and physical health benefits.  Taking a break to actively listen to music for a few minutes during your day can help you return to your work in a more positive, peaceful, and productive frame of mind. In fact, listening to music—especially classical music—can change your brain in ways that improve memory and learning.

Day 7

  • Humanities
    1. Read for 25 minutes. There are many free and fascinating resources here:  http://www.gutenberg.org/
  • Writing
    • Write three well constructed paragraphs using this prompt: What is one goal you have? How long will it take to accomplish it? What are the next three steps you’ll take to reach it?
  • Math
  • Science
    • Create an online science lesson for your grade level. Share it with a friend!
  • Movement
    • Get at least the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level.  Get outside if possible. Try something new!
  • Electives
  • Wellness / Self-Care
    • Clear your space (desk, room, binder, backpack…)
    • Visual clutter is distracting.  Clearing and organizing your space allows you a few minutes of focused mindfulness, as you decide where to put your stuff and what to keep and throw away.  Once your space is clear, you have set the stage for more mental and emotional energy to focus and begin your work.

The following resources are broken down as daily activities. Have fun!

Day 1

  • Language Arts
    1. Read for 30 minutes.
    2. Consider your own perspective, and how your identity shapes your perspective of the story. Characters and stories can be mirrors, windows, and/or sliding glass doors (see this video of Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop’s explanation). Take 5-10 minutes to write how this story is a mirror, window, and/or door for you.
  • Math
    • Read the New York Times’ “What’s Going on With This Graph?” [here]. Discuss the questions with a sibling or adult. Be sure to scan down the page before diving in to get a sense of what information is presented and what.
  • Social Studies
    • Note: Engage in your world and explore multiple perspectives. Everyday, engage with current events by watching the 10 minute student news.  On Newsela days, pick an article and select the highest appropriate reading level.  On Pro/Con Discussion days, examine the topic selected and be able to articulate at least two different viewpoints.  To extend the discussion, ask a friend, parent, or guardian if they have a position on the topic that you investigated on that day.
    • Current Events 10 Minutes  Newsela Topic: Choose a World History or Current Events article
  • PE
    • Note: Stay fit and be ready to return to class. Get 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level a day (cardio). Keep a log.  Each day should have some flexibility (dynamic warm up and static stretching). Some days should include muscular strength and endurance for the upper body, lower body and core.  A variety of youtube workouts are listed below. Try something new. Get outside if possible.
    •  7 minute workout

Day 2

  • Language Arts
    1. Read for 30 minutes.
    2. Thinking about yesterday’s work, make a list of your identities or an identity map. These identities can form powerful lenses for interpretation.
  • Math
  • Social Studies
    • Note: Engage in your world and explore multiple perspectives. Everyday, engage with current events by watching the 10 minute student news.  On Newsela days, pick an article and select the highest appropriate reading level.  On Pro/Con Discussion days, examine the topic selected and be able to articulate at least two different viewpoints.  To extend the discussion, ask a friend, parent, or guardian if they have a position on the topic that you investigated on that day.
    • Current Events 10 Minutes  Pro con Discussion Topic: Gun Control
  • PE
    • Note: Stay fit and be ready to return to class. Get 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level a day (cardio). Keep a log.  Each day should have some flexibility (dynamic warm up and static stretching). Some days should include muscular strength and endurance for the upper body, lower body and core.  A variety of youtube workouts are listed below. Try something new. Get outside if possible.
    •  Tabata workout

Day 3

  • Language Arts
    1. Read for 30 minutes.
    2. Think about your book, all you have read so far, and write either a thematic-based summary or a character based one. Take about 5-10 minutes.
  • Math
  • Social Studies
    • Note: Engage in your world and explore multiple perspectives. Everyday, engage with current events by watching the 10 minute student news.  On Newsela days, pick an article and select the highest appropriate reading level.  On Pro/Con Discussion days, examine the topic selected and be able to articulate at least two different viewpoints.  To extend the discussion, ask a friend, parent, or guardian if they have a position on the topic that you investigated on that day.
    • Current Events 10 Minutes  Newsela Topic:  Choose a U.S. History or Current Events article
  • PE
    • Note: Stay fit and be ready to return to class. Get 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level a day (cardio). Keep a log.  Each day should have some flexibility (dynamic warm up and static stretching). Some days should include muscular strength and endurance for the upper body, lower body and core.  A variety of youtube workouts are listed below. Try something new. Get outside if possible.
    • Fitness Dance Marshall dance workout

Day 4

  • Language Arts
    1. Read for 30 minutes.
    2. Reflect on your work this week. Are you happy with your stamina and agency in reading? Think about a goal for future reading (volume, book choices, writing about reading). Decide on a goal and write how you can achieve it.
  • Math
  • Social Studies
    • Note: Engage in your world and explore multiple perspectives. Everyday, engage with current events by watching the 10 minute student news.  On Newsela days, pick an article and select the highest appropriate reading level.  On Pro/Con Discussion days, examine the topic selected and be able to articulate at least two different viewpoints.  To extend the discussion, ask a friend, parent, or guardian if they have a position on the topic that you investigated on that day.
    • Current Events 10 Minutes  Pro con Discussion Topic: Vaping E-Cigarettes
  • PE
    • Note: Stay fit and be ready to return to class. Get 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level a day (cardio). Keep a log.  Each day should have some flexibility (dynamic warm up and static stretching). Some days should include muscular strength and endurance for the upper body, lower body and core.  A variety of youtube workouts are listed below. Try something new. Get outside if possible.
    • Fitness Blender

Day 5

  • Language Arts
    1. Read for 30 minutes.
    2. Consider the various pressures on a character in your novel. Make a character map.
  • Math
    • Read and discuss “What’s Going on With This Graph?” – Mar 4, 2020 [nytimes].
  • Social Studies
    • Note: Engage in your world and explore multiple perspectives. Everyday, engage with current events by watching the 10 minute student news.  On Newsela days, pick an article and select the highest appropriate reading level.  On Pro/Con Discussion days, examine the topic selected and be able to articulate at least two different viewpoints.  To extend the discussion, ask a friend, parent, or guardian if they have a position on the topic that you investigated on that day.
    • Current Events 10 Minutes  Newsela Topic:  Choose a Finance/Money or Current Events article
  • PE
    • Note: Stay fit and be ready to return to class. Get 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level a day (cardio). Keep a log.  Each day should have some flexibility (dynamic warm up and static stretching). Some days should include muscular strength and endurance for the upper body, lower body and core.  A variety of youtube workouts are listed below. Try something new. Get outside if possible.
    • Tabata Style HITT Workout 

Day 6

  • Language Arts
    1. Read for 30 minutes.
    2. Consider how power dynamics, systems, and sources of power appear in your book. Write3 paragraphs about this.  in your notebook about this
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • PE
    • Note: Stay fit and be ready to return to class. Get 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level a day (cardio). Keep a log.  Each day should have some flexibility (dynamic warm up and static stretching). Some days should include muscular strength and endurance for the upper body, lower body and core.  A variety of youtube workouts are listed below. Try something new. Get outside if possible.
    • 15 minute morning yoga routine
  • Health

Day 6

  • Language Arts
    1. Read for 30 minutes.
    2. Consider how power dynamics, systems, and sources of power appear in your book. Write3 paragraphs about this.  in your notebook about this
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • PE
    • Note: Stay fit and be ready to return to class. Get 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level a day (cardio). Keep a log.  Each day should have some flexibility (dynamic warm up and static stretching). Some days should include muscular strength and endurance for the upper body, lower body and core.  A variety of youtube workouts are listed below. Try something new. Get outside if possible.
    • 15 minute morning yoga routine
  • Health

Day 7

  • Language Arts
    1. Read for 30 minutes.
    2. What theme(s) are appearing in your novel(s)? Spend 5-10 minutes tracing an emerging theme in your notebook.
  • Math
    • Watch Ben Blum-Smith’s TED Talk titled “What does math have to do with democracy?” [youtube]. Read Galen Druke’s article about the Supreme Court decision [fivethirtyeight.com]. What is something interesting to you in the talk or article? Can you make any connections between your experiences or ideas, the talk or article, and mathematics?
  • Social Studies
  • PE
    • Note: Stay fit and be ready to return to class. Get 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level a day (cardio). Keep a log.  Each day should have some flexibility (dynamic warm up and static stretching). Some days should include muscular strength and endurance for the upper body, lower body and core.  A variety of youtube workouts are listed below. Try something new. Get outside if possible.
    • 12 minute Tabata workout
  • Health

Day 8

  • Language Arts
    1. Read for 30 minutes.
    2. Reflect back on the power dynamics in your novel. Pick one character and map their levels of power throughout the novel.
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • PE
    • Note: Stay fit and be ready to return to class. Get 60 minutes of physical activity with 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level a day (cardio). Keep a log.  Each day should have some flexibility (dynamic warm up and static stretching). Some days should include muscular strength and endurance for the upper body, lower body and core.  A variety of youtube workouts are listed below. Try something new. Get outside if possible.
    • Yoga for beginners
  • Health

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