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Grades K-2

It is important to keep consistency for your student during these challenging times. We recommend creating a daily routine for your student. The schedule can be flexible to meet the needs of your family. The resources below may be helpful to incorporate into a daily routine. We will continue to add resources, so please check back. If your student's teachers have provided resources, you will continue to have access to those as well.

 

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Resources

Abdo is an online digital library that is offering a free trial and is accessible via library.nsd.org.

Subject(s): Reading

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

Use: District Owned (access via library.nsd.org) or they are offering a free trial, family has the option to subscribe

All of the frameworks used in our NSD Art Docent Program are available online. Feel free to use these at home and to adapt to make them work with the resources you have available.

Subject(s): Art

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5

For as long as schools are closed, Audible is available. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

Subject(s): Reading

Grade(s): All

Founded by a math-minded mom who holds an astrophysics degree from Princeton, BEDTIME MATH posts a mathematical problem (and answer) each day. Parents can share the exercise with kids through the site or receive it in a daily email. Mathematical challenges feature four questions: one for wee, little, and big kids and a more difficult option for older users.

Subject(s): Math

Grade(s): K-2

BrainPOP is an animated education site for kids covering a wide range of topics such as science, social studies, English, math, arts, music, health, and technology.

Subject(s): All

Grade(s): All

Use: District Owned.  Contact your teacher, who will set up a class that you can join.

Capstone Interactive is a collection of eBooks and every title includes audio recorded versions read aloud.

Subject(s): Reading

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Use: District Owned (access via library.nsd.org and then using your Northshore account to view the password here)

Code.org is committed to providing students of all ages with the opportunity to learn about coding.

Subject(s): Coding

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

Located in San Francisco, California, the Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception. Our mission is to create inquiry-based experiences that transform learning worldwide. Our vision is a world where people think for themselves and can confidently ask questions, question answers, and understand the world around them. 

Subject(s): Science

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

GoNoodle provides movement and mindfulness activities for kids of all ages.

Subject(s): Physical Activity

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2, 3-5

 

Access thousands of short video tutorials on a variety of subjects from "making a spreadsheet" to "social emotional learning".  Log in with your student account information.

Subject(s): All

Grade(s): All

How to Learn Math is a free self-paced class for learners of all levels of mathematics. It combines important information on the brain with new evidence on the best ways to approach math effectively.

Subject(s): Math

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

This video by Curriculum Associates, the creators of iReady, helps explain how to appropriately use iReady to support student learning.

Subject(s): Reading and Math

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, Parent and Guardian

The Junior Library Guild digital reading platform has eBooks for Elementary, Middle and High School students. They are offering a free trial and are also available via library.nsd.org.

Subject(s): Reading

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

Use: District Owned (access via library.nsd.org) or they are offering a free trial, family has the option to subscribe

Through a free membership to King County Public Library you can access Tumblebooks, a digital library that reads books aloud. While not a substitute for in-person reading, it can be a fun activity!

Subject(s): Reading

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2 and 3-5

Millions of Smithsonian digital images, recordings, texts, and videos in history, art and culture, and the sciences.

Subject(s): Social Studies, Science

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Use: Free lessons and resources. Fun Stuff With Kids does not require login. Learning Lab requires parent registration.

Math learning can occur daily using the environment around us! Try these math learning activities with your student using materials you may have around your home.

Subject(s): Math

Grade(s): K-2

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS features educational games, videos, and other activities, centered mostly on animals and the natural world. Kids also can get a virtual tour of different countries, featuring fun facts and other information. They can contribute to the site by posting comments (which are moderated), answering quizzes, and submitting photos.

Subject(s): Science, Social Studies and Reading

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Access thousands of ebooks and audiobooks right from our own Libraries!  Find your school library and log in with your student id and password.  Then search for your next favorite thing to read!

Subject(s): All

Grade(s): All

OPEN (Online Physical Education Network) has a section dedicated to creating an active home. It includes activity logs and daily movement calendars in English and Spanish.

Subject(s): Movement

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

OSPI has started creating a list of free math resources students can access during school closures. As they plan to update frequently, please continue to check back.

Subject(s): Math

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

PBS Kids provide interactive games for preschool and kindergarten ages students!

Subject(s): Social Studies

Grade(s): Early Childhood and Kindergarten

PebbleGo is a research tool for elementary age students including text and read aloud options on a variety of topics.

Subject(s): Science and Social Studies

Grade(s): K-2, 3

Use: District Owned (access via library.nsd.org and then using your Northshore account to view the password here)

We encourage students of all ages to create an activity log to track their daily activity. Students can choose an activity they find enjoyable (e.g. walk, jog, jumping-jacks etc.). Depending on age, students benefit from different amounts of activities, but at least 30 minutes a day is a good starting point. 

 

Subject(s): Movement

Grade(s): All

Play is an essential part of life! Playworks has compiled games students can play at home, as well as started providing virtual recess times.

Subject(s): Social Emotional, Movement

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Students have the unique gift of time right now to explore their own interests and engage in create problem solving. This brief guide helps explain what Project Focused learning could look like.

Subject(s): All

Grade(s): All

Quaver music provides some free music content for students, as well as expanded content in a limited time free trial.

Subject(s): Music

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Use: Free trial, families have the option to subscribe

Scholastic is providing free cross-curricular home learning resources including stories and videos. Many of their texts also include a 'text-to-speech' feature and the ability to adjust the reading level.

Subject(s): Reading, Social Studies

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9

History Explorer’s resources focus on learning history by "reading" objects for the stories they hold about the nation and its many peoples. Learning activities feature artifacts selected from over 3 million items in the Museum's collections, and draw on the expertise of the Museum's renowned curatorial staff.

Subject(s): Social Studies

Grade(s): K-12

 

Starfall.com® opened in September 2002 as a public service to teach children to read. Since then it has expanded to include language arts and mathematics for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. 

Subject(s): Reading, Math

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2, 3

Use: Starfall contains some free resources while others may be purchased.  Free resources are located under "Parent-Teacher Center" and the "Free Resource" tab"

ST Math’s patented approach - manipulating objects in space and time - is totally unique in the market. The program starts by teaching the foundational concepts visually, then connects the ideas to the symbols, language, and robust discourse. 

Subject(s): Math

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6

Use: Free trial, family has the option to subscribe

Storyline Online provides videos of books read aloud. While it is not a substitute for in-person reading, it can be a fun activity!

Subject(s): Reading

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2, and 3-5

Age-appropriate reading selections covering a wide-range of high-interest topics. High quality & fabulous selection!

Subject(s): Reading, Social Studies, Science

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5

Use: Free trial until the end of the school year, family has the option to subscribe.

A question of the day blog that provides answers to frequently asked student questions. Includes texts with a read-to-me function with paired videos. Students can interact and pose their own "wonderings."

Subject(s): Reading, Social Studies, Science

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8