Resources for Grades 6–8

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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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Article/Ebook

grades 5–7

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Learn about the historic figure who served on the United States Supreme Court and championed women's rights.

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drawing of wizard of oz

Audio

grades K–12

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Listen to the first volume of L. Frank Baum's classic story as you imagine yourself traipsing through a magical land. Free on iTunes.

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Kodak photos

Audio

grades 6–12

Anne Frank

Take some time to listen to this stirring story of a young girl hiding from the Nazis during WWII. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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La carrera para desarrollar una vacuna

Article/Ebook

grades 6–8

How to Develop a Vaccine

Learn about the steps scientists are taking to develop a coronavirus vaccine as quickly as possible.

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five minutes to focus

Activity

grades 3–12

Five Minutes to Focus

Print and shuffle these cards featuring seven exercies for the mind. Pull one out each day to center yourself and let go of stresses.

Activity

grades 3–12

Your Heritage

Create (or write) something that represents your background and culture. Interview family members for extra help with details and perspectives.

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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.

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!

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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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grades 3–12

Your Heritage

Create (or write) something that represents your background and culture. Interview family members for extra help with details and perspectives.

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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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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!

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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!

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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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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 6–12

Setting Some Goals

What are some goals you want to set for yourself? What steps can you take to reach them? Post them, and adjust along the way!

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grades 6–12

Family Newsletter

Make and send out a family newsletter. It can be digital or just stapled paper. Try including a variety of stuff: news, interviews, history, recipes, and more.

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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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grades 6–12

Call an Elder

Call a grandparent, a neighbor, or a friend of the family to check in on them and make their day. Maybe tell them a joke!

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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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Article/Ebook

grades 5–7

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Learn about the historic figure who served on the United States Supreme Court and championed women's rights.

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drawing of wizard of oz

Audio

grades K–12

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Listen to the first volume of L. Frank Baum's classic story as you imagine yourself traipsing through a magical land. Free on iTunes.

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Kodak photos

Audio

grades 6–12

Anne Frank

Take some time to listen to this stirring story of a young girl hiding from the Nazis during WWII. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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La carrera para desarrollar una vacuna

Article/Ebook

grades 6–8

How to Develop a Vaccine

Learn about the steps scientists are taking to develop a coronavirus vaccine as quickly as possible.

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five minutes to focus

Activity

grades 3–12

Five Minutes to Focus

Print and shuffle these cards featuring seven exercies for the mind. Pull one out each day to center yourself and let go of stresses.

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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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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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Worksheet

grades 6–12

What Matters

Print out these cards that each represent different values. Use the activities to reflect on which values matter most to you and then express why.

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bats

Worksheet

grades 6–12

Blood-Sucking Bats!

Use this downloadable worksheet to suck some math practice out of these fun facts about vampire bats.