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reindeer racing

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grades 5–10

Reindeer Racing!

Read about the Sami people and how reindeer factor into their lives. Then choose some of the math problems, extensions, or worksheets to try.

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grades 2–5

What's a "True" Place?

Find out how a published author comes up with ideas and gets her stories down on paper. How does she keep going when she's stuck?

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Preschool–grade 12

Gratitude Jar

Decorate a gratitude jar. When you feel grateful, write or draw the reason on a paper and put it in the jar. Read the results each week.

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Dream Home

Design your dream home with paper and pens. How many floors will it have? How many bedrooms? What color will it be?
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grades K–5

Miniature Stage Play

Learn how to make a tiny theater you can use to stage miniature plays.

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grades 3–12

How Does the Brain Work?

Play around with these brain-boosting interactives to find out fascinating facts about different parts and jobs of the human brain.

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Brew Up Some Math

Travel to Argentina to learn about the the cultural importance of yerba mate then do the math problems about this brewed beverage.

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missing number pattern

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grades 4–6

What's the Missing Number?

Look at the numbers, figure out the pattern, and then use that pattern to find the missing number. Check your work with the answer key.

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grades 3–8

Lost and Found

After you read the poem, think about what it's like to find something that was lost. Create something (poem, art, etc.) that captures that feeling.

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Preschool–grade 3

Build a Tree of Thanks

Make a simple tree of thanks together, and bolster your family’s gratitude practice—maybe even start a new family tradition!

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Creature Feature

Draw pictures of your favorite animals, real or imaginary, and talk about their habitat (the place where they live).
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grades K–8

Experience Polar Bears on the Tundra

Travel to the Canadian tundra to see some migrating polar bears and hear from the scientists who study them.

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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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grades 3–12

Add Some Style to Your Singing

Find out how singers use "runs" and "ornaments," then try some out. Afterward, see if you can identify these techniques in your favorite songs.

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grades 4–5

Modeling Multiplication

Watch this video that shows off a visual process for approaching multiplication problems. Use that process on other multiplication problems, including pictures!

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grades 3–8

Recipe Zine

With a little folding and loads of creativity, use this template to make a recipe for yourself, a family member or friend, or anything!

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grades 5–9

Why Be Grateful?

Watch this video to find out why being grateful makes us happier. Then take a minute to focus on the things you're thankful for.

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Try Something Hard

Think of something that isn't easy for you -- drawing a hand, braiding hair, multiplying by fours -- and practice it until you improve.
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grades 3–4

Kid Heroes for the Planet

Read about five Kid Heroes for the Planet. Think about ways they can inspire you to take action, too!

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elephants in a museum

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Preschool–grade 12

Field Museum

Take a virtual trip to Chicago to visit the Field Museum, and explore their animal exhibits using Street View.

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grades 3–5

Invent-a-Critter

Using Legos, create a creature that's as cute as you can possibly make it. If allowed, share it with the community on the site.

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digital footprints

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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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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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grades 3–5

Private & Personal Information

What type of information about you is OK to share online? What type of information isn't? Learn about the differences in this video.

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Listen Carefully

Ask an adult a question about their past. Listen very carefully and don't interrupt. Then, ask another question related to what they just said.
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grades K–8

The First Step to Sustainability

What does it mean to live sustainably? Learn to distinguish between needs and wants, and consider how things are used or wasted.

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grades 3–12

1620: Two Different Worlds: Women in 1620

Find out about one of many of the significant differences between the Wampanoag Nation and within the pilgrims of the Mayflower expedition: the roles of women.

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meow moo moo

Activity

grades K–3

Hip Hop Patterns

Dance and learn about patterns at the same time with this catchy rap.

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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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trail into darkness

Article/Ebook

grade 4

Trail into Darkness

Find out what happens when a boy gets lost while snowshoeing with his family.

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Preschool–grade 12

Self-Appreciation

Write about or draw pictures of things you appreciate about yourself. What are some reasons you're grateful you're you?

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Change Up Your Walk

Take a walk along a different route from your normal one (or start in the opposite direction). See if you notice anything new.
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grades 1–12

Yoga for the Mind

Clear your mind and re-charge your body with some meditative yoga great for beginners or even seasoned vets.

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grades 3–5

Breakfast Club: The Poisonous Birds of New Guinea (and Other Ongoing Work)

Learn about the poisonous birds of New Guinea with Cal Academy's Dr. Jack Dumbacher, curator and chair of ornithology and mammalogy.

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grades 4–6

Digital Life 101

Use this video to reflect on the media you consume, create, and share. Consider drawing out a map similar to the one in the video.

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fraction strips printout

Worksheet

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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Preschool–grade 3

Trombone Shorty

Listen to the true story of a boy who discovered his musical talent, worked hard, and grew up to be an award-winning musician.

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grades 2–12

Thinking About Traditions

Write down your family traditions, whether they're for holidays, birthdays, or other special reasons. Are there new traditions you'd like to create?

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Letter of Appreciation

Practice your writing skills by writing a thank you note to your favorite teacher. Include a drawing, too!
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grades 2–5

Create a Cozy Bear

Draw along to this video that'll show you how to create a hibernating bear for the holidays or anytime. Pause as much as you need!

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grades 4–6

Travel to the Tech Interactive Science Center

Head off to the Tech Interactive center in San Jose, California. Visit science labs and hear from professionals working at the cutting edge of STEM.

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managing worry

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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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Activity

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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gratitude for grammar

Worksheet

grades 3–4

Gratitude for Grammar

Use these Thanksgiving-themed sentences to practice parts of speech.

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21-Day Challenge Winter Wellness

Activity

grades 2–12

New Year. New Goals.

Kick-start the new year with some healthy new habits. Use this 21-day challenge activity to set a goal, and encourage friends and family to do the same!

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Reflect on the Year

Explain or show what this year has been like for you using words, art, music, Minecraft—whatever works. How have world events affected you?
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grades K–5

Plants vs. Frost

Learn about frost and how it affects plants by checking out a few plants after they've been exposed to freezing temperatures.

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grades K–5

Make Up a Dance Routine

Improvise some moves, then use them to design a new dance performance that's all your own.

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take art to the streets

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grades 1–5

Take Art to the Streets

Spray, stamp, and paint up a wall to make some street art you'd love to see on the side of a local building.