Online Academic Resources

Kid Learning
Help with Google and Zoom
News and Information:
April 21, 2020: Literacy Resource Letter for 2nd Grade April 21, 2020: Literacy Resource Letter for E5-K/1st Grade April 9, 2020:
Video Message from LHS Principal Doug Lindsay April 9, 2020: LHS Communication to Students and Parents April 9, 2020: R-W Instructional Plan April 9, 2020: Message from R-W Principal Wyatt Stevens April 9, 2020: Lapeer Community High School Parent Letter April 9, 2020: Video Message from Zemmer Principal Jeff Stanton April 8, 2020: K-5 Parent Letter for Introduction of Online Learning April 8, 2020: 6-12 Parent Letter for Introduction of Online Learning April 8, 2020: Letter to Special Education Parents April 7, 2020: Online Learning Update April 7, 2020: How to join Google Classroom and Zoom April 7, 2020: Google Classroom Help April 3, 2020: Video Update from Superintendent Wandrie re: Online Learning Plans

In order to ensure our students have tangible, educational resources to stay engaged during the COVID-19 closure, the District has made resources available to parents and students at every level. The resources are available online and at designated places at our K-8 buildings.
Completion of the packets is not mandatory for students. The goal of the rollout of these resources is to keep students engaged in learning and to offer some sense of normalcy during a very difficult time. We have also included a list of counseling resources.
For the duration of the closure, please use this page as a resource. It will be updated on a regular basis. 

Elementary Level Resources

Student Learning packets can be printed online or picked up in hard copy format at the main entrance of your student's elementary building. Copies are also available at the drive-thru meal pick-up at the Center for Innovation Campus.

All packets by grade can be
downloaded from GISD.

Secondary Level Resources

Rolland-Warner 6-7
Student Learning Packets
Optional Resource List
Google Classroom/Remind List
Stevens Scribbles: Special Edition

Zemmer 8-9
Student Learning Packets
Parent Communication and Resources

Lapeer High School
Parent Communication and Resources 
Established Online Communication Forms

Lapeer Community High School/Online Courses
Parent Communication and Resources

ESL Resources: Click here and scroll down for ESL Packets

March 18, 2020: Parent letter from Michelle Bradford


Online Academic Resources

AP Examination Information

AP Central - COVID-19 Updates
Total Registration

Ideas for students:

http://amazingeducationalresources.com/

ELA 

  • Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under: free 30 day trial.  If students are already connected through classroom teacher, school hours could be free at home. https://www.getepic.com/ 
  • Myon: Renaissance myON® Reader is a student-centered, personalized literacy environment that gives students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books with comprehension activities. Titles are dynamically matched to each individual student's interests, grade and Lexile® reading level. This is the same program that students use in school and for summer reading. Once books are loaded on a device, they can be accessed offline.  Contact your child’s teacher if your child needs a reminder of his/her username and password.

            https://www.myon.com/index.html 

  • Pioneer Valley BookBuilder Online: BookBuilder™ Online is designed to make personalizing stories for young readers simple. Insert your student's name, as well as the names of important people in the child’s life, and print out a story in either black and white or color. The printed pages can be easily cut and stapled to create a mini book for your students to practice at home. https://www.bookbuilderonline.com/signup
  • Pixton: Pixton is the world's most popular comic maker and storyboard creator for teachers and students. Create an account for free and make comics. https://edu.pixton.com/solo 
  • ReadWorks: FREE content, curriculum, and tools to power teaching and learning from Kindergarten to 12th Grade.

https://www.readworks.org/

 

MATH

  • Cool MathCoolMath.com offers online math games that help students ages 3+ with basic math lessons, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, money and more. CoolMath4Kids.com is appropriate for ages 3 through 12 and CoolMath-Games.com includes math games for pre-K students. 
  • OpenMiddle: Open Middle problems are a unique type of problem, for all grade levels K-high school, which generally involve multiple ways of solving. They require higher-level thinking to solve and assess procedural and conceptual understanding. These problems are good for students who are up for a challenge! 

  https://www.openmiddle.org/ 

  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: Offers “hands-on” manipulatives for grades prek-12 in each of the five strands of mathematics: algebra, number and operations, geometry, measurement, and data and probability. 
  • Prodigy: Full curriculum access for students, parents, and schools. No cost, ever. 

https://www.prodigygame.com/

  • XtraMath: A nonprofit organization dedicated to math achievement for all with activities for achieving math fact proficiency.

https://xtramath.org/#/home/index

 

CROSS-CURRICULAR

  • Age of Learning: Free Accounts to all the digital programs Age of Learning offers are available. Click on the link below for each program that you wish to provide to your child/children: 1. Click on the link below for each program. 2. Enter this School Code: SCHOOL4638 3. Create an account using your personal email address and a password of your choice.  These programs can be accessed free on computers, tablets, and smartphones during the period of closure. ABCmouse and Adventure Academy are used while connected to the internet. ReadingIQ can be used in offline mode once your account is created and books are downloaded on to a device. These programs include valuable educational content for Pre-K, elementary, and middle school students.
    • Visit Mr. Kenny’s website at https://mrkennytech.weebly.com/

      Mr. Kenny is one of our K-5 elementary technology teachers. The site has kid friendly educational games.  The sites are deemed safe but please avoid clicking on the advertisements.  The site is organized by content area and includes STEM specific activities.  Under the “Links” tab are online research help, M-STEP practice, Excel Activities and much more!

    • Adventure Academy is a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) for students in 3rd through 8th grade. Adventure Academy brings learning to life as it builds critical knowledge of essential curriculum topics with thousands of learning activities in language arts, math, science, and social studies in a safe and engaging virtual world.
    • ReadingIQ is an advanced digital library and literacy platform for children through 6th grade that provides access to thousands of high-quality books, all curated by experts to advance literacy. ReadingIQ includes many books in Spanish, and an offline mode that does not require continuous Internet connectivity. 
  • Commoncoresheets: Provides FREE worksheets in the areas of math, science, social studies, writing, and reading and includes answer keys. Directly connected to CommonCoreStateStandards-content students would be receiving in class. 

https://www.commoncoresheets.com/

  • Freckle: Students work on ELA, math, science, and social studies on lessons that are perfect for them and very engaging, yet challenging. **Requires a classroom code 

https://www.freckle.com/

  • Khan Academy: Khan Academy is a great way for your child to get help with what they’re learning in school or to learn something completely new.  

https://www.khanacademy.org/signup?isparent=1

  • Kids Discover Online: Access Kids Discover's award-winning library of science and social studies material on any device – free account available.

https://online.kidsdiscover.com/home

  • Newsela: Newsela is a standout resource for supporting students' nonfiction literacy with content in science, social studies, and current events. Newsela articles also feature questions and writing prompts that align with common core standards.

https://newsela.com/

  • Wonderopolis: Welcome to Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Each day, we pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways. 

http://wonderopolis.org/

  • Virtual Field Trips: Virtual field trips are a great way to expose kids to new places all from the comfort of home. In this age of Technology, so many museums, zoos, aquariums have set up virtual tours. 

https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with- your-kids.html

 

 

SCIENCE

  • Crash Course Kids: A series of educational YouTube videos centered around science and engineering. Most of the focus is on 5th grade, but there are others on there as well. Engineering Process, Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science and Space Science videos are all included.  
  • Generation Genius: Free and engaging lessons and experiments for families to use at home.
  • Mystery Science: Mystery science is expertly designed to engage students, achieve learning outcomes, and be easy for parents to use at home. They provide engaging science lessons over video, some including easy science experiments. It is free to access. No account or login needed. Lessons are geared towards Kindergarten-5th grade. 
  • NASA Kids Club: The NASA Kids' Club is a games-based website that stimulates children's interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by incorporating five skill levels, national education standards and NASA content. https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html
  • Story Time From Space: While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading books to the children of Earth. These videos are being edited and placed on this Story Time From Space website- look under the heading ” Story Time Videos”. Astronauts on the ISS will also conduct and videotape educational demonstrations designed by Veteran Canadian Astronaut, Bjarni Tryggvason, to complement the science concepts found in the Story Time From Space books – look under the heading “Science Time Videos”. To make Story Time From Space even more useful for educators, cross-content curriculum is being designed to support the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core. All of these materials, along with the videos from orbit, will be posted here on the Story Time from Space website, providing easy access for educators, families, libraries, science centers, scouts and others – look under the heading “Curriculum”. https://storytimefromspace.com/
  • Smithsonian Science: Science and engineering based games geared toward grades K-2 Features include: Aligned to educational science standards for kindergarten through second grade, Designed for emergent readers, Metacognitive prompts provide students an opportunity to monitor and assess their own confidence, In-game tutorial to teach students how to play, Introduces students to engineering design principles, Students can reflect on previous attempts to improve design, Designed to be used in the classroom or at home.

https://ssec.si.edu/tamis-tower

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • History for Kids: Welcome to History for Kids the free online history network. We hope you enjoy and have fun exploring our history. The website is packed with articles, worksheets and even a quiz on each section. You will find cool games, videos, worksheets on many historical events that will help you understand those that have gone before us. https://www.historyforkids.net/ 
  • National Geographic Kids: National Geographic Kids features educational games, videos, and other activities centered mostly on animals and the natural world. Kids also can get virtual tours of different countries, featuring fun facts and other information. https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

 

SPANISH

http://senoritanowak.weebly.com

There are links for games and videos to teach and reinforce the language. 

 

TECHNOLOGY

  • Coding: Learn to code online! Code.org provides free K-12 computer science lessons and games to help students learn how to code at an earlier age. Code.org is supported by tech company donors, including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and many more.

FROM THE LHS MEDIA CENTER

The media center website has links to audio books and ebooks.  Anyone who signed up for the e-card with the Lapeer District Library has access to all digital content provided by the public library through Hoopla, Libby, and RB Digital.  The public library just added Mango which is an online foreign language learning program.
GALE databases are linked with the Lapeer Community Schools log-in on my web-page.
For K-5 students, Mel.org/kids has many great resources.  Britanica, E-books, Pebble Go, etc.  This is also linked on my web-page.  I also have a web-page I use at Turrill with educational learning websites linked.  
I'd be more than happy to add all the resources that are coming out from companies offering on-line resources for free during this shut-down.
Link to LCS Libraries

HIGH SCHOOL SPECIFIC RESOURCES

  • ck12.org - digital textbooks and some interactive lessons for math, science and social studies
  • Google classroom (teachers using screencastify to push out videos and lessons)
  • HMH online resources for Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 - my.hrw.com website - Login is LAPstudent#,  password is Lapeer2019
  • Advanced Placement - for students in AP classes
Spanish

The Spanish Department at RW and Zemmer maintain a website www.lapeerspanish.weebly.com  Students have access to practice upcoming vocabulayr, current units to review work in progress and previous units to review.  Also there is an app call DuoLingo that many kids are using or have used in the past to practice their French and Spanish.  Please include these options on the district website.