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online news

Video

grades 4–6

Reading News Online

What are the different parts of a news article or website? Learn how to identify them and make sure you're consuming more trustworthy info.

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grades 3–5

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 3–5

Looking Forward

What are you looking forward to? What goals do you have? Find a way to show or explain the things you want to make happen.

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how much soda do you see

Worksheet

grades 3–7

How Much Soda Do You See?

Use your estimation skills to take your best, math-based guess about how many packs of soda make up the menorah.

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grades 3–6

Make Up a Move

When ice skaters do a cool, new move, it's named after them. Make up your own moves—jumps, tricks, and poses—and show them off!

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Preschool–grade 12

Snowball Fight!

Ball up socks, pieces of paper, yarn, or other soft things. Decide on teams and rules, and let the epic "snowball" fight begin!

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Preschool–grade 12

Bask in the Glow

It can be hard to get enough sunlight in winter, which can make people feel depressed. Make sure to get outside on sunny days and soak up some of those rays!

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so many berries

Worksheet

grades 5–8

So Many Berries!

Find out a bit about how cranberries grow. Then, use math to estimate how many berries are actually in the bog.

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a winning team

Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

A Winning Team

Meet the president-elect, Joe Biden, and vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, and learn more about their lives.

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Preschool–grade 12

Pass the Appreciation

Gather the family in a circle. Grab a ball or a pillow, toss it to someone, and say something you appreciate about them. Keep it going!

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celebration of kwanzaa

Worksheet

grades 4–5

The Celebration of Kwanzaa

Read about Kwanzaa's history and meaning in the passage, and then do some research to learn more.

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dreidel game

Worksheet

grades 1–3

Play the Dreidel Game

Discover a fun game typically played during Hannukah. Read the rules, learn the symbolism, and make a dreidel if you don't have one already.

Activity

grades 3–5

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?

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

grades 3–5

Looking Forward

What are you looking forward to? What goals do you have? Find a way to show or explain the things you want to make happen.

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

grades 3–6

Make Up a Move

When ice skaters do a cool, new move, it's named after them. Make up your own moves—jumps, tricks, and poses—and show them off!

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

Preschool–grade 12

Snowball Fight!

Ball up socks, pieces of paper, yarn, or other soft things. Decide on teams and rules, and let the epic "snowball" fight begin!

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

Preschool–grade 12

Bask in the Glow

It can be hard to get enough sunlight in winter, which can make people feel depressed. Make sure to get outside on sunny days and soak up some of those rays!

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

Preschool–grade 12

Pass the Appreciation

Gather the family in a circle. Grab a ball or a pillow, toss it to someone, and say something you appreciate about them. Keep it going!

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grades 3–12

Healthy Meals Remix

Choose three of your family's favorite meals, and see if there's an even healthier spin you can put on them. More veggies? Less salt? Try your new recipe!

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grades K–5

Create a Kindness Challenge

Think of a way your household can show kindness to each other this week. How can you help each other or make the day better?

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grades 3–12

Thankful Pictures

During the week, take pictures of things you're thankful for. Then combine them into a slideshow, collage, or other collection to revisit and add to.

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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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grades 3–8

Help Out

Ask an adult how you can help for 15 minutes. Or set a timer and find something to clean, wipe, or put away until the alarm sounds.

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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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online news

Video

grades 4–6

Reading News Online

What are the different parts of a news article or website? Learn how to identify them and make sure you're consuming more trustworthy info.

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how much soda do you see

Worksheet

grades 3–7

How Much Soda Do You See?

Use your estimation skills to take your best, math-based guess about how many packs of soda make up the menorah.

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so many berries

Worksheet

grades 5–8

So Many Berries!

Find out a bit about how cranberries grow. Then, use math to estimate how many berries are actually in the bog.

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a winning team

Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

A Winning Team

Meet the president-elect, Joe Biden, and vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, and learn more about their lives.

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celebration of kwanzaa

Worksheet

grades 4–5

The Celebration of Kwanzaa

Read about Kwanzaa's history and meaning in the passage, and then do some research to learn more.

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dreidel game

Worksheet

grades 1–3

Play the Dreidel Game

Discover a fun game typically played during Hannukah. Read the rules, learn the symbolism, and make a dreidel if you don't have one already.

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money-making moves

Worksheet

grades 4–6

Money-Making Movies

Use facts about these popular holiday movies to practice some math skills and graph your results.

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seaweed solution

Article/Ebook

grades 3–6

Seaweed Solution

Can kelp farming help slow climate change? Learn about the pros and cons of producing this underwater resource.

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historic election firsts

Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

Historic Election Firsts

Learn more about the diverse group of leaders breaking barriers with their 2020 election wins.

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kindness rocks

Activity

grades 1–5

Kindness Rocks!

Write inspiring notes on rocks and leave them for your friends, family, or community to find.

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get the scoop

Article/Ebook

grades 1–5

Get the Scoop!

Print out this monthly magazine filled with interesting articles, activities, puzzles, and more!

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first step to sustainability

Activity

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.