Middle School Learning Hub

Middle School Learning Hub

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Opportunities and Resources


General Resources


Mason Public Schools and Mason Middle School websites and social media pages

Several resources and links to resources have been posted to these sites. For example, look for daily “homework” activities on the Mason MS Facebook and Instagram pages.


www.masonk12.net

Ingham Intermediate School District List of Resources

This is an abundant list of resources from Ingham ISD with items and ideas for grades K-12.


Family Engagement Resource list

Google Classroom

Some teachers will be updating their Google Classrooms (if they have set them up) to provide enrichment ideas.


https://classroom.google.com/

Skyward Family Access

Teachers and/or administrators may use Skyward to share enrichment ideas and/or announcements.


Login - Powered by Skyward

Michigan Virtual

Access to free digital content from over 70 online learning courses youth can access from home. The newly free enrichment content was pulled from courses about English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, visual and performing arts, world languages, and more, and includes course content that aligns with the Michigan Merit Curriculum. While most of the content is geared toward high school students, some is appropriate for middle school-aged students.


Michigan Virtual

Khan Academy

This website is a free resource that has video tutorials, extensive lessons, and assessments in all of the content areas aligned to state and federal standards. In addition, it provides practice for the PSAT and SAT exams. 


Khan Academy schedules for school closures

Scholastic Learn at Home website

From the publisher: Scholastic Learn at Home is a free website that provides students with 20* days' worth of exciting learning journeys carefully created by Scholastic editors to span the content areas and keep your students actively engaged and challenged.

Go Now

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt At-Home Learning Resources


HMH At-Home Learning Resources

Association for Middle Level Educators
A link with resources focused on the adolescent learner.

amle.org


English Language Arts


McGraw Hill ConnectEd

ELA Grades 6-8 (StudySync)

Please note: At this time, teachers will not be monitoring or assigning new items in StudySync.

If students are logged in to their school Google account, they can also access ConnectEd via

the waffle in the upper righthand corner. Accessing this way allows them to bypass the site’s

login page.


FLEX (Grades 6-8)

Students enrolled in PAWS reading interventions can access the FLEX program through ConnectEd and continue their program if they wish.


http://connected.masonk12.net/

Google classrooms (8th Grade)

Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Delpier are posting optional enrichment activities to their Google classrooms. Mrs. Lewis is also posting it to her website.

7th Grade ELA (Mrs. Hudgins)

Mrs. Hudgins has begun to send email messages to her students that include enrichment reading and activities. Please refer to those messages if you’re a student in one of her 7th grade ELA classes.

Newsela  

Additional ELA resources and reading material in all subject areas.


Free Newsela resources to help students understand coronavirus

New York Times Daily Writing Prompt

The New York Times has a daily writing prompt for kids to respond to, it is free.


Daily Writing Prompt

Achieve 3000: Literacy at Home

Log in any time and read articles and stories and then complete activities that will help you build your skills.


Achieve3000 At Home Digital

The Gutenberg Project

Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the

creation and distribution of eBooks". It was founded in 1971 by American writer Michael S. Hart

and is the oldest digital library. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public

domain books.

Project Gutenberg

Epic!

Digital library for kids 12 & Under. Instantly access 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more.


Epic!: Read Amazing Children's Books Online 

Freerice

Test your vocabulary and help the hungry by heading to freerice.com.


Freerice


Math


Pearson Math

Math Grades 6-8


pearsonrealize.com

To log in: Your student’s school e-mail address as the login and Welcome1 as the password.

Imagine Math

Imagine Math for skill practice


Imagine Math

Prodigy (8th Grade)

8th Grade Math: Prodigy - use username and password from 8th grade math teachers


Play Prodigy

Open Middle

Free resource with math problems for grades K-12. Problems can be viewed by grade level and national standards.


https://www.openmiddle.com/






Science


Amplify Science

Science Grades 6-8


amplify.com

7th Grade Science

All 7th grade students should join our new science Google Classroom by going to classroom.google.com and logging in using their school username. The code for the class is 7tdoyo5. Updates, videos and information will all be posted there. This information has also been sent out via email.

8th Grade Science

Mr. Haney and Mrs. Carlsen have sent out an email with some suggestions for continued learning in their 8th grade science classes. Please refer to that email and then use the Amplify link above to access the learning.

New Spectra Comic: Super Special

Lucy and her Tesla Junior High classmates take a trip from Indiana to LIGO in Hanford, WA. Due to an unforeseen event, the laser goes offline right before the birth of a supernova. Follow spectra as she doubles up to undergo her biggest mission yet to collect gravitational waves from a rare exploding star.


New Spectra Comic: Super Special

Mosa Mack Science

This science site is providing free access during the school closure. Check it out for additional content, activities, and materials.


Mystery, Labs, and Engineering Challenges - Mosa Mack Science

NASA Space Place – NASA Science for Kids

Easy Science Experiments

Two weeks worth of fun and easy science experiments. 


https://www.mkewithkids.com/


Social Studies


McGraw Hill ConnectEd

8th Grade Social Studies

If students are logged in to their school Google account, they can also access ConnectEd via

the waffle in the upper righthand corner. Accessing this way allows them to bypass the site’s

login page.


http://connected.masonk12.net/

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

7th Grade Social Studies


HMH Login

TCI

6th Grade Social Studies


clever.com


Electives


Art

Art at Home - Mrs. Hamilton has a Google Classroom where she is posting a daily challenge and assignments that can be done from home. Any student may join; you don’t have to be currently enrolled in an art class. 

Class code: l7r3udy

Physical Education

Free Access to Workouts - BeachBody is providing free access to their kids workouts. Follow these steps to access them.

  1. Parents should first sign up for the free membership here:https://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/enrollment?referringRepID=687909

  2. Then, access the workouts here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6880106

Physical Education


Joe Wicks sets up virtual PE lesson for kids

Linguistics

Drawing Lessons with Mo Willems

Students can join children's book author Mo Willems for daily "Lunch Doodles" on YouTube.


www.mentalfloss.com - Lunch Doodles


Enrichments


Mason MS Secondary At-Home Activities


Secondary At-Home Activities MMS

MIT - K12 Videos

This website has scores of links to educational videos for every grade level developed by students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Each individual link leads to additional sets of sources for school-age children.


https://www.k12videos.mit.edu/

Free Virtual National Park Tours (33 tours available)


Virtual National Park Tours

Museum/ Virtual Tour Resources


Virtual Museum and Gallery Tours - 12 Options (travelandleisure.com)


Guide to Virtual Museum Resources

Virtual Field Trips

Over 30 field trips to zoos, museums, and more.

Virtual Field Trips

Free Subscriptions
A list of subscriptions to youth related activities that companies are offering for free during this time schools are closed. 

Here's The Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings

Podcasts for Kids (medium.com)


School's Out, Kids Podcasts Are In (Plus Many More Educate-at-Home Resources)

BrainPOP

This application is offering free access due to the school closure. 

https://go.brainpop.com

Train your Brain with Lebron James 

Learn how to work on your mental fitness.


Train your Mind with LeBron James | :30s Commercial

Keep Busy Bingo

Keep busy bingo.jpg

150 Activities for children

A list of activities to keep children busy during the time away from school.

150 Activities for Kids

SuperCook

Just add your ingredients and SuperCook finds matching recipes from the most popular cooking websites.


https://www.supercook.com


Supports for Social Emotional Learning

CharacterStrong Educator Resources

My Kids School is Closed So Now What

RETHINK

25 Fun Mindfulness Activities for Children and Teens (+Tips!)

30ThingsWeCanDoForOurEmotionalHealth.pdf

Breakout EDU Games

Guided Meditation for Beginners

Decrease stress with simple guided meditation for beginners.  This is a free resource.


https://quietkit.com

18 Coping Skills and Activities

Strategies for children and teens.


 18 Coping Skills: Strategies for Children and Teens 

Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

Mindfulness and Yoga

Mindfulness and Yoga

Body Scan Meditation

Why and How to Do a Mental Body Scan for Stress Relief

Creating a Mantra for Stress Relief


Use Mantra Meditation for Stress Relief

Calm-a-Llama Scavenger Hunt

Calm-A-Llama Scavenger Hunt - Counseling Teacher Brandy.pdf

COVID Coping Skills List

Daily Positives Journal

Grounding Techniques

SEL Challenge and Scavenger Hunt

Week of Thanks Gratitude Journal

Article for Parents Helping Teens


https://www.nytimes.com/2020

In a Crisis?

Text HELLO to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, 24/7


Crisis Text Line.pdf



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