Resources by Grade Level

In keeping with the latest direction from Governor Brown, the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), all Salem-Keizer Public are closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Distance Learning for all students began on April 13.

Under each tab listed above,  please find a variety of resources to use for at-home learning as a student or with your child. You can find different resources for each grade level as well as a variety of subject/activity areas. In the coming weeks, secondary students may receive resources from their teachers that are specifically tailored to what they were learning in school.

Resources for supplemental learning are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded and all of these activities are optional.

Learning Resources for All Grades

None of these are required and are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded and all of these activities are optional.

Literacy

Math

Social Studies/Science

PE, Art, Music & Enrichment

Resources in Spanish

World Languages

More

Learning Resources for All Elementary Students

None of these are required and are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded and all of these activities are optional.

Reading

Math

Science & Social Studies

Additional Resources

Learning Resources for Secondary Students

None of these are required and are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded and all of these activities are optional.

ELA

Math

Science

Social Studies

Daily Activities

Just like during the school day, it’s important to build routines, including varying activities to help avoid the brain drain. Under each tab listed above, view examples of activities you could do as a student or with your child during a school closure. This is just a simple list to help give you a few ideas of things you can do.
None of these activities are required and are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded and all of these activities are optional.

Activities for Early Learning & Kindergarten

None of these are activities are required and are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded and all of these activities are optional.

Literacy

  • Read 20 minutes. You can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal or a pet!
  • Write/draw a question about what you read today.
  • Write/draw the answer to your question.

Brain Boost

  • Do some physical activity. It’s recommended to get about 60 minutes per day.  Break it up and make it fun.
    • One idea could be to play some music and have a dance party in your living room or pick an activity from Go Noodle!
  • Vroom
    • Ideas for families to use everyday activities to engage in learning activities.

Math

  • Use an online math skill builder. Free activities can be found from the Khan Academy online.
  • Build something with blocks or any other objects you have in your home.

Science

Social Studies & Art

  • Think about three rules you need to follow, then draw a picture of them.

Language Acquisition / ELD

(can be done in English or the language spoken at home if different)
  • Build a tower with objects at home (see above activities).
    • Explain to 1 or more people the steps you took to build a tower.
    • The second time – try using the following words to help tell the steps: first, then, next…

Wellness / Self-Care

  • Take one minute to list three things you are grateful for. – You can be grateful for big things, like having supportive parents, or small things, like being able to say “hi” to your friends.
    • Gratitude is the ability to recognize and acknowledge the good things, people and places in our lives.

Activities for Elementary

None of these are activities are required and are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded and all of these activities are optional.

Literacy

  • Read 20 minutes. You can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal or a pet!
  • Write a question about your reading.
  • Write a response to your question.
  • Write a letter to a friend or relative telling them about what you read today.

Brain Boost

  • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun.
  • Play some music and have a dance party in your living room!

Math

  • Online Math Game for 20 minutes (Grades 1-2)
  • Build something with blocks or any other objects you have in your home. (Grades 1-2)
  • Online Math Game for 20 minutes (Grades 3-5)
  • Practice counting/writing: 3rd/4th grade skip count by 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9; 5th grade counting by decimals (.2 .4. .6 ….)and fractions (½, 2/2, …. Or ⅓, ⅔, … ) (Grades 3-5)

Science

  • Make the tallest structure you can with paper/plastic cups. What do you notice you need to get the most height? How High Can You Stack? (Grades 1-2)
  • Explore the Energy Skate Park simulation. Choose a way to record the following: What do you notice? What do you wonder? (Grades 3-5)
  • OR Choose a Mystery Science lesson at your grade level

Social Studies & Art

  • Draw and label a map of your neighborhood. Include color and a key identifying features. This could take a few days!

Language Acquisition/ELD

(can be done in English or the language spoken at home if different)
  • Describe your favorite toy with details to someone in your family.
  • Do an act of kindness by saying something positive to someone else.

Wellness/Self-Care

  • Take one minute to list three things you are grateful for. – You can be grateful for big things, like having supportive parents, or small things, like being able to say “hi” to your friends.
  • Gratitude is the ability to recognize and acknowledge the good things, people, and places in our lives.

Activities for Middle and High School Students

None of these are activities are required and are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded and all of these activities are optional.

Literacy

Middle School
  • Read for 25 minutes. There are many free and fascinating resources here:  http://www.gutenberg.org/
  • Think about the protagonist, or main character, in your book. While it’s often easy to sympathize with these characters, think about the complexity of that character. Are all the traits positive? Are some negative or neutral?  Take 5-10 minutes to review your novel, and write about the characteristics of the protagonist. You can make lists, tables or drawings.
High School
  • Read for 30 minutes.
  • Consider your own perspective, and how your identity shapes your perspective of the story. Characters and stories can be mirrors, windows, and/or sliding glass doors (see this video of Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop’s explanation). Take 5-10 minutes to write how this story is a mirror, window, and/or door for you.

Math

Science

  • sing materials at home, create a device that will keep ice from melting.  Test your design and record your findings. (For more information you can view the following activity: Building a Cooler)
  • After you have conducted your experiment, think about what you learned  and how it relates to a lunch box or cooler.
  • If you want to keep something cold, is it better to leave the cooler lid open or closed?
  • If you need to keep something cold for a long time, would you use a lightweight, thin-walled cooler or a cooler with thicker walls? How does what you learned in this activity impact how you might pack your lunch or a picnic?

Social Studies

  • Note: Engage in your world and explore multiple perspectives. Everyday, engage with current events by watching the 10 minute student news.  On Newsela days, pick an article and select the highest appropriate reading level. On Pro/Con Discussion days, examine the topic selected and be able to articulate at least two different viewpoints.  To extend the discussion, ask a friend, parent, or guardian if they have a position on the topic that you investigated on that day.
  • Current Events 10 Minutes  Pro con Discussion Topic: Vaping E-Cigarettes

Wellness & Self-care

  • Take one minute to list three things you are grateful for. – You can be grateful for big things, like having supportive parents, or small things, like being able to say “hi” to your friends.
  • Gratitude is the ability to recognize and acknowledge the good things, people, and places in our lives.

Brain Break/Stress Relief

During this time, it is just as important to give your brain a break and make mental health a priority. Below are activities that students can do on their own or families can do together.

Resources for home learning are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded and all of these activities are optional.

Stress Relief Resources for All Grades

None of these are required and are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded and all of these activities are optional.

Stress Relief Resources for Elementary

None of these are required and are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded and all of these activities are optional.

Stress Relief Resources for Middle and High School

None of these are required and are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded and all of these activities are optional.