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The first day of school is August 27, 2020. LMSV will begin the school year in online learning. 

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Learning Resources for Students and Families

Welcome to the Learning Resources page from La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools. This page provides links to helpful resources to support learning from home. 

Select a grade level above to access resources

Technology Support

Social Emotional Learning Resources

Open Education Resources 

This section has links to online courses, educational videos, games and apps.

MORE Online Content, Lessons and Printable Activities

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Resource Content AreasGrades/Student Groups File Link
Current Events
Adapted articles and quiz about current events with lots of visuals and two different levels. Events discussed: COVID-19 and Cherry Blossoms.
  • History/Social Science
Preschool, TK/EAK, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade

Students with Disabilities
Coping with Worry or Fear Activity
This activity helps students to identify and talk about things that worry them or things that cause them to be afraid.
  • Health and Wellness
Preschool, TK/EAK, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade

English Learners, Students with Disabilities
Coping-with-Worry-or-Fear-Activity.pdf
Starfish and Tornadoes Game
This game/activity helps parents and children identify how much energy they have inside and choose the best calming method.
  • Health and Wellness
Preschool, TK/EAK, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade

English Learners, Students with Disabilities
Starfish-and-Tornadoes-Game-Pre-K-3.pdf
Stop and Think Remote
Help children learn when to stop/think before making a choice and identify positive/negative consequences.
  • Health and Wellness
Preschool, TK/EAK, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade

Students with Disabilities
GRIN-Stop-and-Think-Remote.pdf
Stop and Think Activity Positive and Negative Consequences
Activity has students read a choice card and identify both positive and negative consequences for the choice.
  • Health and Wellness
Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade

Students with Disabilities
Stop-and-Think-Activity-Positive-and-Negative-Consequences.pdf
Virtual Field Trips
With Spring Break approaching I looked for Virtual Trips (without advertising or a need to download anything). These are just some of them.
  • History/Social Science
  • Science
  • Art
  • Health and Wellness
Third Grade

Virtual-Field-Trips-Spring-Break-2020.pdf
7th & 8th Grade Science
Life Science curriculum videos
  • Science
Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade

Website
7th Grade CPM Additional Practice Resources
A list of resources with chapter and quiz alignment for the 7th Grade CPM Textbook to be used with the website www.commoncoresheets.com
  • Math
Seventh Grade

7th-Grade-CPM-Additional-Practice-Resources-PDF.pdfWebsite
Pete the Cat
Book series
  • English Language Arts
Preschool, TK/EAK, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade

Website
Free Music Resources (Spanish)
A growing list of online music resources for all 4-8 students - including music composition, performance, coding and cultural links
  • History/Social Science
  • Music
  • Technology
  • Coding
  • Health and Wellness
Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade

English Learners, Students with Disabilities
Website
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” Plot Diagram Hyperdoc
Review the “story hill” (plot diagram) for a famous Charles Schulz cartoon.
  • English Language Arts
Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade

English Learners
Website
Free Music Resources (English)
A growing list of online music resources for all 4-8 students - including music composition, performance, coding and cultural links
  • History/Social Science
  • Music
  • Technology
  • Coding
  • Health and Wellness
Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade

Website
Positive Discipline at home
This article has many tools for keeping at home learning positive for parents and students 🙂
  • Health and Wellness
Preschool, TK/EAK, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade

Website
Math4love.com
Mathematics begins by playing with . . . games, puzzles, patterns, shapes, numbers, structures, rules, and ideas.
  • Math
Preschool, TK/EAK, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade

Math4Love-Resource-Offerings.pdfWebsite
Math Pickle
Find a treasure trove of unique beautifully designed math lessons & ideas. Puzzles, games, and mini-competitions organized by grade level.
  • Math
TK/EAK, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade

Website
newsela.com
If you have your class signed up you can assign articles. If not, they can choose their own at their appropriate lexile level.
  • Math
  • History/Social Science
  • English Language Arts
  • Science
  • Art
  • Technology
  • Coding
  • Health and Wellness
Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade

English Learners
Website
Teacher
Padlet to support learning while out of school...
  • History/Social Science
  • English Language Arts
Fifth Grade

Website
PECS USA
Functional Activities for Younger and Older Students
  • Health and Wellness
Preschool

Students with Disabilities
Website
“A Christmas Carol” DOK1-DOK4 Hyperdoc
Many English and Spanish recordings and various critical thinking activities after reading and hearing Charles Dickens’ timeless classic.
  • English Language Arts
Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade

English Learners
Website
King Tut’s Hieroglyphic Treasure Hunt
4945 Hawley Blvd.
  • History/Social Science
  • English Language Arts
Sixth Grade

Website
Ancient Hebrews & Early Christianity Hyperdoc
Compare and contrast the two most important belief systems in the Western world—-Hebrew and Christian teachings.
  • History/Social Science
  • English Language Arts
Sixth Grade

Website
Time for Kids
Free digital access to Time Magazine for Kids
  • History/Social Science
  • English Language Arts
  • Science
Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade

Website
Mystery Object Game
This activity helps to develop language skills by practicing descriptions. Grab a mystery object and give clues to other players!
  • English Language Arts
Preschool, TK/EAK, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade

English Learners, Students with Disabilities
describing-objects.pdfWebsite
Visible Thinking: Teach at the Speed of Light
A meta-collection of math openers & more. The "Tools & Technology" & "Daily Routines" describe and have links to many great resources.
  • Math
  • Technology
Preschool, TK/EAK, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade

Website
Wacky Math Hour
Live interactive math class every Tuesday at 9am with California's 2009 Teacher of the Year, The Rappin Mathematician.
  • Math
Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade

Website
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