We have compiled learning activities and digital resources that are aligned with the Mississippi College-and Career-Readiness Standards to continue and reinforce your child's education. Parents and caregivers should promote good screen time practices when students are online continuing their studies, playing games, or socializing with friends and family.
For any resource below, please note that while appropriate within the context of a unit or lesson, books, articles, and reading passages may contain language and content that will require additional review to ensure the selection is suitable for your child.
Click on the following links to see the MDE Summer Learning Challenges:
- Kindergarten - First Grade Summer Learning Challenge
- Second - Third Grade Summer Learning Challenge
- Fourth - Fifth Grade Summer Learning Challenge
Resource available in multiple languages.
Summer Science Reading Idea
Earth Rangers (K-5th)
This fun and exciting mobile application allows children and parents to become more conscious of how humans can impact positive change that makes Earth and healthier place to live. Learn conservation tips, how to build habitats for animals, listen to environmental scholars talk about ecology, learn about various animals in their natural habitats.
- iNaturalist App (K-5th)
Download the iNaturalist app, take a picture, and find out what the scientific name of the organism is or add to a growing national database of animals from all over the world.
- Wonderstruck (K-5th)
Tune in every Saturday to the BBC American channel to experience nature and it was intended to be experienced. See various species of plants and animals in the natural habitats navigating the lands, the skies, and the oceans of planet Earth.
Camp Wonderopolis (K-5th)
Camp Wonderopolis is a site that offers interactive programs which engage students in interactive STEM and literacy-building skills.
Knowledge-building resources from Eureka Math®, English language arts curriculum Wit & Wisdom®, and PhD Science™. Video lessons and activities are customizable by grade and module.
Khan Academy (K-5th)
Khan Academy offers practice exercises and instructional videos for math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
PBS Learning Media (K-5th)
PBS has curated a unique collection of resources organized by grades and subject areas. Families will find videos and activities that support learning at home.
- Wide Open Schools (K-5th)
A free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense Media.
Reading and Speech Skills
Brightly Storytime (K-3rd)
Brightly features read-aloud and flip-along videos to keep kids connected to books while improving vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.
- Reading is Fundamental Leveled Reading Passages (K-5th)
Leveled reading passages that utilize BeeLine Reader allows visual tracking aspect of reading.
- Springboard Collaborative (K-3rd)
Provides support for parents to help their child learn to read. Supports include videos on how to go on a "book walk," ask questions about books your child is reading, Facebook Live workshops, and free e-books.
- Storyline Online (K-3rd)
Children's books read online with added animation and sound effects. Many books also feature activity guides for parents.
- Words on Wheels (K-5th grade)
This app is an augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) for the iPhone or iPad that helps children with speech deficits to communicate more effectively by combing images to create sentences.