Daily Plan

Try these activities with your preschooler.
Explore interests and build new skills.

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Preschool

Math Talk

Build early fluency in math by making it a part of your language and conversations with these tips.

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Preschool–grade 3

Zombies Don't Eat Veggies

Listen to actor Jaime Camil read this fun, silly, Spanish-and-English story about the importance of family, being your authentic self, and accepting our differences.

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Preschool–grade 2

Show Some Online Tips

Use this fun, creative app to tell a story about internet safety, privacy, or media balance. See if you can include a pirate ship!

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Solve an A-Maze-Ing Letter Maze

Find your way to some early literacy skills in this fun, and active, letter-learning game.
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Daily Plan

Explore activities and build new skills. Now showing selections for grades K–2.

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grades 3–8

Origami Boxes

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding and make your very own origami box. Decorate the paper before folding to add a personal touch!

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Preschool–grade 3

The Hula-Hoopin' Queen

Listen to Oprah Winfrey read The Hula-Hoopin' Queen and get your hips swingin' and fingers snappin' as you enjoy a story of family and celebration.

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grades K–2

Follow the Digital Trail

Learn about the digital "trail" we all leave online and how it can be helpful or hurtful, depending on how we manage it.

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Make Masks

Use paper, cardboard, or cloth. Cut out eyes (with help). Decorate by gluing on beans, feathers, or whatever you can find.
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 3–5.

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grades 3–5

How to Shade a Cube

Learn the basics of drawing three-dimensional shapes with this helpful drawing tutorial.

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grades 3–4

Cool Inventions

Read about some of the coolest inventions from 2019, then write a few sentences about the best ones or an original idea for an invention.

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grades 3–5

Thinking About Our Digital Footprints

Follow the footprints to see what you can learn about each person.

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Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

Gather the whole family to hear LeVar Burton narrate Neil deGrasse Tyson's educational and entertaining read about the universe.
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 6–8.

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grades 6–12

Find the Fun and Beauty in Algebra

Whether you struggle with algebra or already love it, join mathematician James Tanton on this nontraditional exploration of the foundations of algebra.

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grades 6–12

No Writer's Block Here!

Print this packet and use it to break through writer's block. Along the way you'll practice writing, develop your skills, and create cool stuff.

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grades 6–8

Digital Footprints: Looking at Our Online Selves

Evaluate your own digital footprint and decide: What impression do you think you make? How do others see you online?

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Make Mad Libs

Create your own fill-in-the-blank story. Then ask an adult or sibling to come up with some nouns, verbs, and adjectives to fill it in.
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 9–12.

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grades 6–12

Math History

Discover the history of mathematics with this timeline. Read the stories behind the math and see how what we know today evolved over time.

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grades 6–12

Watch and Discuss Short Films

Watch short, thought-provoking documentary films. Use the double-entry journal to take notes while you watch and the discussion questions to dig deeper.

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grades 7–9

Oversharing and Your Digital Footprint

Listen to other students' thoughts and experiences with social media. Do you think you're an oversharer?

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Start a Journal

Grab a notebook and set aside some time to jot down what you did, what you're thinking about, and how you're feeling. If that feels good, keep it up.
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Family & Teacher Center

Make sure everyone is set up for success. These resources can help make distance learning easier and more effective for students, families, and teachers.

Resources for Families
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About Wide Open School

Wide Open School helps families and educators find trusted resources to enrich and support distance learning. Every day students can access free, high-quality learning activities across subjects, all in one place. More than 75 partners and supporters have come together to meet the change in learning needs of students, teachers, and families due to the coronavirus pandemic.