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Elementary Resources

Below is a wealth of free resources to help encourage learning at home. Games, mini lessons, articles, virtual tours, and more - the list will only grow!

Mesa County Library

One stop shop for library events, resources, and of course, finding the perfect books to borrow

Rocky Mountain PBS 

Standards-aligned interactive lessons, videos, and games

Storyline Online 

Videos of actors reading childrens’ stories

ReadWriteThink

Resources for parents to support lessons and activities for students

Sports Illustrated Kids

Student-friendly sports articles

Tween Tribune Junior

Student-friendly news articles by Smithsonian

Teaching Tolerance

A great resource full of lessons and articles to help students explore identity and diversity, recognize injustice and learn to take action.

Newsela

News following current events and special interest. All articles can change lexile, making it easier or more challenging to read. Students can also take a short comprehension quiz and answer a writing prompt. 

The Reading Bridge

A great resource for bridging the gap between home and school for reading. This includes activities focusing on phonemic awareness, fluency, phonics, vocabulary, and more.

Genre Wheel

Expand your student's reading genres with this genre wheel (pdf)

Comprehension questions

A great list of questions to help facilitate discussion and understanding of any book your student may be reading. (pdf)


Practice pages

A mix of games and printable pdfs separated by skill and grade. Comes with answer keys.

Arcademics

Full of fun games based on math skills

Youcubed

Creative resources and lessons for math enrichment

Math Learning center

Math units and additional resources such as games organized by grade and skill.

Math at Home

Practice sheets, activity of the day, family games, and online games, all organized by grade level!

Math Manipulatives

Digital math manipulatives to help students solve math problems - includes fraction pieces, pieces for probability, place value, and more.

Polypad

An easy math manipulate for using different shapes. It also includes a digital protractor students can manipulate!


Museums of Western Colorado

Virtual exhibits and resources from the Museums of Western Colorado

Colorado State Facts

Pictures and facts all about Colorado National Geographic for kids

Financial Fables

Stories focused on personal finance and economics - students can read to themselves or be read to on the site!

iCivics 

Full of interactive games to help students understand how their government works

Museum of Western Art

Resources focusing on the art of the West.

Interactive US history map

Different interactive games and maps of the United States that focus on different parts of history.

Money ideas to discuss with children 

Resources for building up your child’s financial smarts, including ideas on saving, earning, planning, and more. 

Ben’s Guide to the Government

Articles geared towards different age groups that explain the workings of the US government

USA interactive geography games 

Interactive games on US geography  

Colorado History

Online exhibits all about the history of Colorado.

Explore with National Geographic

Resources, articles, and lessons all curated for different age groups from National Geographic

Virtual Tours around the world 

An extensive list of virtual tours of museums, libraries, and live/360° cam views of zoos and aquariums.  


National Science Teaching Association

Daily-dos from the NSTA that focus on engineering and scientific thinking. 

Mystery Science

Short lessons and activities for students, separated by grade level.

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual field trips hosted through Discovery Education

Nature Lab

Lessons and activities hosted by the Nature Conservancy. There are also links for self-guided ‘summer camps’. 

Science Articles

Written by scientists and reviewed by kids!

Museum of Natural History

Virtual tours from the Museum of Natural History.

Museums of Western Colorado

Virtual exhibits and teaching resources from museums of Western Colorado.

The Kid Should See This

Free science-based videos

Eureka!

Homepage for the McConnell Science Museum in Grand Junction, complete with parent resources.


Active Play Active Learning Brain Breaks

A list of General and subject-based brain breaks and how to play them. (download)

20 Three-minute Brain Breaks

A list of brain break ideas

Go Noodle

A great resource for brain break videos, even for older kids!

Would You Rather

In this video, participants get to choose between options and do the corresponding exercises (7 minutes)

Fitness Videos for Kids

A series of youtube video workouts based on superheroes, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and other pop culture icons. 

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

A great website for overall health and nutrition ideas and resources. (free account) 

Kids workouts to do at home 

A series of youtube workouts geared towards kids. 

Cosmic Kids Yoga

A series of yoga videos based on stories, video games, and movies

Action For Healthy Kids

Ideas and resources on fostering mindfulness such as journaling, breathing exercises, and other social/emotional practices.

Choose my Plate

Activity sheets, videos and songs, and other resources focused on healthy eating habits. 

Kids Health

A great wealth of resources with sections for parents, kids, and teens.


Typing

Typing games to help students hone their skills

Music Play 

Games and online learning for music including resources by grade and lessons for ukulele, guitar, and recorder. 

Khan Academy App

Khan Academy kids is a great app full of educational games and even has books on the students level that they can read or have read to them, word by word!

Math Apps

List of math apps from the math learning center

Bedtime Math App

Short stories perfect for bedtime that enforce mathematical thinking