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visual math problems

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grades K–5

Visual Math Problems

Work through these daily math challenges, each featuring a picture and a prompt. Write down your answer and discuss with a teacher or caregiver.

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pronouns

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grades 3–5

Pronouns

Make your sentences less repetitive by learning how to properly use pronouns.

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your amazing brain

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grades K–3

Your Amazing Brain

Watch this video to learn how to grow your brain's power by sticking to things and calming down when you get frustrated.

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I'd Like to Toast …

The next time your family gets together, take a minute to toast each other. What specific things do you appreciate about each person?
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grades K–5

Art for Kids

Learn to draw all kinds of cool stuff by following these video tutorials.

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Sensical on phone, laptop or tablet

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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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The History Makers: Anniversary 2020. 20 Days, 20 Nights Virtual Celebration & Convening 12.1-12.20 2020

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grades 3–12

African American Oral Histories

Get lost in this gold mine of in-depth and highly accessible video interviews and biographies of notable African American people.

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STEM career path

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grades 3–12

Discover a STEM Career Path

Browse this site's videos featuring inspiring women discussing their work. Which careers seem most interesting to you? How might you pursue them?

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grades 3–8

Media Matters

Write down your favorite things to watch, read, or listen to. Why do you like each of them? Do they all share a common theme?

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keys to empathy

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grades K–5

The Keys to Empathy

Watch this video to learn how you can use empathy to better understand and support others.

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Explain Empathy

What does it mean to have empathy? Write a poem, create art, or make a picture book that expresses your point of view.
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sharks the real story

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grades 3–5

Sharks: The Real Story

When you think about sharks, are you scared or excited? Learn about different kinds of sharks and what makes them unique.

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grades 1–8

Create Your Dance Passion Project

Design your dream dance performance in this interactive workshop that shows how ideas can be expressed through movement.

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grades 3–12

Writers Speak to Kids: Nick Bruel

Nick Bruel, author and illustrator of the "Bad Kitty" series, discusses how he knew he wanted to be a writer and what he likes best about writing picture books.

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creature caverns

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grades 4–6

Coordinate Creatures

Plot points on a grid and see what creature they create. What's that in the cave? Change the x- and y-coordinates to find out!

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math in various languages

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grades 3–12

Math in Three Languages

Choose a language -- English, Spanish, or Portuguese -- then click on a math concept to get some information. Explore other topics, too!

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grades 3–12

Family Photo Album

Take some time together to curate your best family photos, and put them into a digital or old-school album. Create a theme or just choose your favorites.

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10 Penny Pickup

Scatter pennies, and pick them up as fast as you can. Now try with just your left hand, then your right. How about your toes?
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The History Makers: Anniversary 2020. 20 Days, 20 Nights Virtual Celebration & Convening 12.1-12.20 2020

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grades 3–12

African American Oral Histories

Get lost in this gold mine of in-depth and highly accessible video interviews and biographies of notable African American people.

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Sensical on phone, laptop or tablet

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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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internet safety

Video

grades 3–5

Internet Safety and Smarts

Enjoy this fun animated series that showcases kid characters in a fantasy world as they navigate common internet issues.

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fraction strips printout

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grades 2–4

Fraction Strips

Print out these fraction strips and cut them up. Then experiment with them in different combinations to see which fractions make up a whole.

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the importance of setting

Video

grades 1–8

The Importance of Setting

Discover the deliberate choices behind settings and how they create moods and themes as well as influence characters and plots.

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what is mindfulness

Video

grades K–3

What Is Mindfulness?

Find out what it means to be mindful. After the video, take some time to practice what you learned.

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Snail Mail

Pick a friend or family member and write them a letter the old-fashioned way. Use a pen, paper, envelope, stamp, and your brain—no computer! Make sure to ask them to write back before you drop your letter in the mailbox.
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how to address an envelope

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grades 3–5

Address an Envelope

Learn the steps of this important skill. Then, write a letter to friends or family—they'll be delighted to get it in the mail.

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The History Makers: Anniversary 2020. 20 Days, 20 Nights Virtual Celebration & Convening 12.1-12.20 2020

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grades 3–12

African American Oral Histories

Get lost in this gold mine of in-depth and highly accessible video interviews and biographies of notable African American people.

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managing worry

Video

grades K–3

Managing Worry

Learn how to wrangle worrying in this video that'll get you to wonder less about "what if" and focus more on "what is."

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pancakes and fractions

Interactive

grades 3–5

Flapjack Fractions

Play this fun online game where you try to flip the correct number of pancakes shown on the fraction.

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recipe poems

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grades 3–4

Recipe Poems

Cook up some creative writing with this fun poetry activity. What's your recipe for Family? How about for School Holiday?

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take on the day

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grades 3–5

Take on the Day

Start the day by harnessing energy and focus with this energizing breathing video!

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Chalk Bomb

Take chalk outside and create some delightful sidewalk or driveway art outside a friend, family member, or neighbor's house.
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grades 3–8

Get Moving with Langston Galloway

Join Detroit Pistons' Langston Galloway and teacher Ms. Jourieh for an at-home workout. Watch until the end for a poem from Langston's namesake.

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Sensical on phone, laptop or tablet

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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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how to be kind online

Activity

grades 3–5

How to Be Kind Online

What are the differences between in-person and online communication? Talk with other family members about why these differences matter.

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grades 3–5

Multiplication Mastermind

Practice multiplication skills, and check your knowledge with a post-lesson quiz.

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grades 3–8

Journalism 101

Get a crash course in journalism from Hilde Lysiak, the youngest member of the Society of Professional Journalists, who started reporting on local news before she turned 10.

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grades 3–8

Meditation for Kids

Guided meditations and mindfulness games designed to help kids calm themselves, focus, practice kindness, fall asleep, and wake up.

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Community Cleanup

Get a bucket or bags and some gloves. Pick a spot in your community to clean up. Do a sweep for garbage and recyclables (with an adult, for safety).
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grades 3–5

Augusta Savage: Harlem Renaissance Artist

Delve into the extraordinary life, achievements, and art of sculptor and gallerist Augusta Savage, who was a key part of the Harlem Renaissance.

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sharks the real story

Video

grades 3–5

Sharks: The Real Story

When you think about sharks, are you scared or excited? Learn about different kinds of sharks and what makes them unique.

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Activity

grades 3–5

Room Refresh

Pick a room, space, or spot in your home that could use some sprucing up. Clean and organize the area to make it work better for you and your family.

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