• Elementary Academics, Home Learning Resources

  • This website is a source of activities and resources for students in grades PK-5 and is designed to support learning from home while in-class learning is suspended.  

    The resources provided on this website are to help engage students in continued learning but will not be submitted to teachers for assignments or for feedback. Teachers will communicate with your student during the week of March 23 with class specific information and learning opportunities.

  • Pre-K

    PreK Digital Tools

    Students can access online resources through their student's digital backpack within her/his PISD Webdesk to review what they have learned so far this year.

    All Content

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    Language and Communication, Math, Physical Development, Reading and Writing, Science, Sensory and Art, Social and Emotional

    Resource: Circle Activity Collection: Family (This link is not in the Student Digital Backpack)

    Guidance/Information:

    • Create a free account.
    • Choose the appropriate age range of student(s).
    • Explore and complete activities.

    Literacy

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    • Reading and Writing > Story Elements > Character, Setting
    • Reading and Writing > Phonics>Rhyming Words
    • Reading and Writing > Word>Compound Words
    • Reading and Writing > Comprehension > Inferences, Predictions, Sequencing, Cause & Effect

    Resource: Brain Pop, Jr.

    Guidance/Information:

    • Once in Brain Pop Jr, see “Previously taught skills for home practice” column. 
    • Click on the topic and skill listed. 
    • Watch the video and choose an activity or game to complete. 
    • Guardian assistance may be needed with videos, activities, and games.

    Math

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    • Math > Number Sense,
    • Addition and Subtraction > Basic Adding, Basic Subtractions

    Resource: Brain Pop, Jr.

    Guidance/Information: 

    • Once in Brain Pop Jr, see “Previously taught skills for home practice” column. 
    • Click on the topic and skill listed. 
    • Watch the video and choose an activity or game to complete. 
    • Guardian assistance may be needed with videos, activities, and games.

    Science

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    Science > Animals, Plants, Conservation, Weather, Be Well, Be Safe, Be Responsible, Bodies, Teeth, Food

    Resource: BrainPop, Jr.

    Guidance/Information: 

    • Once in Brain Pop Jr, see “Previously taught skills for home practice” column. 
    • Click on the topic and skill listed. 
    • Watch the video and choose an activity or game to complete. 
    • Guardian assistance may be needed with videos, activities, and games.

    Social Studies

    Previously taught skills for home practice: 

    • Social Studies > Holidays,
    • Communities, Feelings

    Resource: BrainPop, Jr.

    Guidance/Information:

    • Once in Brain Pop Jr, see “Previously taught skills for home practice” column. 
    • Click on the topic and skill listed. 
    • Watch the video and choose an activity or game to complete. 
    • Guardian assistance may be needed with videos, activities, and games.

  • Kindergarten

    Kindergarten Digital Tools

    Students can access online resources through their student's digital backpack within her/his PISD Webdesk to review what they have learned so far this year.


    Literacy

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    Listen to and/or read and understand texts in a variety of genres, including literary (fiction), informational (non-fiction), poetry, drama, and persuasive texts

    Resource: HMH Ed Online

    Guidance/Information:

    If students have Assignments, work on those lessons first. Students can listen to texts/read along with texts.

    Access text in:

    • Big Book and Read Aloud Books
    • Decodables

    Access foundational literacy skills activities in:

    • iRead

    Math

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    • Counting 
    • Making Ten
    • Identifying Coins by name
    • Joining and Separating objects
    • Identifying 2 and 3 dimensional shapes

    Resource: Dreambox

    Guidance/Information: 

    • If students have assigned pathways/lessons, please work on those first.
      • Suggestion: complete 5 lessons a week.

    Science

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    • Observe, record, and discuss how materials can be changed by heating or cooling
    • Observe, describe, and sort rocks by size, shape, color, and texture
    • Sort plants and animals into groups based on physical characteristics 
    • Observe, describe, and illustrate objects in the sky

    Resource: Discovery Works, BrainPop, Jr

    Guidance/Information: 

    • Students can listen to texts/read along with texts/watch videos in their Student Techbook. 
    • In Brain Pop Jr, students watch a video and choose an activity or game to complete.

    Social Studies

    Previously taught skills for home practice: 

    • Identify authority figures and rules in the home, school, and community
    • Identify patriots and good citizens and how they have shaped the community
    • Recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag and the Pledge to the Texas Flag
    • Describe and explain the importance of family customs and traditions
    • Use terms, including over, under, near, far, left, and right, to describe location

    Resource: Pearson MyWorld

    Guidance/Information:

    • If students have assigned content, please work through those assignments first.
    • Access Pearson MyWorld on the right-hand side labeled “Learning systems” and click on Pearson Realize.
    • Students can access the eText and read, read along with audio, and watch videos

  • 1st Grade

    First Grade Digital Tools

    Students can access online resources through their student's digital backpack within her/his PISD Webdesk to review what they have learned so far this year.


    Literacy

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    Listen to and/or read and understand texts in a variety of genres, including literary (fiction), informational (non-fiction), poetry, drama, and persuasive texts

    Resource: HMH Ed Online

    Guidance/Information:

    If students have Assignments, work on those lessons first. Students can listen to texts/read along with texts.

    Access text in:

    • myBook
    • Big Books and Read Aloud Books
    • Student Choice Library/Focal Texts

    Access foundational literacy skills activities in:

    • iRead

    Math

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    • Count, compare,and order quantities to 120
    • Represent and solve addition and subtraction word problems within 20
    • Write and solve addition and subtraction situations within 20
    • Skip count by twos, fives, and tens up to 120
    • Identify, name,and create basic 2 dimensional shapes and 3 dimensional figures

    Resource: Dreambox

    Guidance/Information: 

    • If students have assigned pathways/lessons, please work on those first.
      • Suggestion: complete 5 lessons a week.

    Science

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    • Predict and identify changes in materials caused by heating and cooling
    • Record weather information
    • Observe and record changes in the appearance of objects in the sky

    Resource: Discovery Education, BrainPop, Jr.

    Guidance/Information: 

    • Students can listen to texts/read along with texts/watch videos in their Student Techbook. 
    • In Brain Pop Jr, students watch a video and choose an activity or game to complete.

    Social Studies

    Previously taught skills for home practice: 

    • Identify rules and laws and explain their purpose
    • Identify characteristics of good citizenship
    • Create and use simple maps
    • Describe the origins of customs, holidays, and celebrations
    • Identify historical figures who show citizenship, individualism, and inventiveness
    • Create a simple calendar and timeline
    • Describe how technology impacts how people live and work

    Resource: Pearson MyWorld

    Guidance/Information:

    • If students have assigned content, please work through those assignments first.
    • Access Pearson MyWorld on the right-hand side labeled “Learning systems” and click on Pearson Realize.
    • Students can access the eText and read, read along with audio, and watch videos

  • 2nd Grade

    Second Grade Digital Tools

    Students can access online resources through their student's digital backpack within her/his PISD Webdesk to review what they have learned so far this year.


    Literacy

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    Listen to and/or read and understand texts in a variety of genres, including literary (fiction), informational (non-fiction), poetry, drama, and persuasive texts

    Resource: HMH Ed Online

    Guidance/Information:

    If students have Assignments, work on those lessons first. Students can listen to texts/read along with texts.

    Access text in:

    • myBook
    • Read Aloud Books
    • Student Choice Library/Focal Texts

    Access foundational literacy skills activities in:

    • iRead

    Math

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    • Compare and order whole numbers up to 1,200.
    • Solve one-step and multi-step addition and subtraction word problems within 1,000.
    • Generate and solve addition and subtraction problem situations given a number sentence within 1,000.
    • Classify and sort three dimensional figures; spheres, cones, cylinders, rectangular prisms based on number of sides, vertices, or edges.
    • Classify and sort two dimensional shapes with 12 or fewer sides based on number of s-ides and/or vertices.
    • Determine the value of a collection of coins up to one dollar.

    Resource: Dreambox, BigBrainz

    Guidance/Information: 

    • If students have assigned pathways/lessons, please work on those first.
      • Suggestion: complete 5 lessons a week.
    • Big Brainz: provides an engaging format for students to practice their basic facts.

    Science

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    • Classify matter by physical properties, including relative temperature, texture, flexibility, and whether material is a solid or liquid
    • Investigate the effects on objects by increasing or decreasing amounts of light and heat
    • Measure, record, and graph weather information

    Resource: Discovery Education, BrainPop

    Guidance/Information: 

    • Students can listen to texts/read along with texts/watch videos in their Student Techbook. 
    • In Brain Pop Jr, students watch a video and choose an activity or game to complete.

    Social Studies

    Previously taught skills for home practice: 

    • Identify characteristics of good citizenship and identify figures who exhibit good citizenship
    • Describe the order of events and use vocabulary related to chronology, including past, present, and future
    • Interpret information on maps and globe, including landforms and bodies of water
    • identify functions of governments and governmental services
    • Identify ways to actively practice good citizenship

    Resource: Pearson MyWorld

    Guidance/Information:

    • If students have assigned content, please work through those assignments first.
    • Access Pearson MyWorld on the right-hand side labeled “Learning systems” and click on Pearson Realize.
    • Students can access the eText and read, read along with audio, and watch videos

  • 3rd Grade

    Third Grade Digital Tools

    Students can access online resources through their student's digital backpack within her/his PISD Webdesk to review what they have learned so far this year.


    Literacy

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    Listen to and/or read and understand texts in a variety of genres, including literary (fiction), informational (non-fiction), poetry, drama, and persuasive texts

    Resource: HMH Ed Online

    Guidance/Information:

    If students have Assignments, work on those lessons first. Students can listen to texts/read along with texts.

    Access text in:

    • myBook
    • Student Choice Library
    • Current Events

    Math

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    • Compare and order whole numbers up to 100,000
    • Solve one-step and two-step addition and subtraction problems within 1,000.
    • Solve one step and two step multiplication and division problems within 100 using objects and pictures.
    • Classify and sort two and three dimensional figures including cones, cylinders, spheres, triangular and rectangular prisms based on number of
    • sides/faces, vertices, and edges.
    • Represent equivalent fractions with denominators of 2,3,4,6 and 8 with concrete objects and pictures.

    Resource: Dreambox, BigBrainz

    Guidance/Information: 

    • If students have assigned pathways/lessons, please work on those first.
      • Suggestion: complete 5 lessons a week.
    • Big Brainz: provides an engaging format for students to practice their basic facts.

    Science

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    • Measure, test, and record physical properties of matter, including temperature, mass, magnetism, and the ability to sink or float
    • Explore different forms of energy, including mechanical, light, sound, and thermal in everyday life
    • Observe and describe physical characteristics of environments and how they support populations and communities of plants and animals within an ecosystem
    • Explore how structures and functions of plants and animals allow them to survive in a particular environment

    Resource: Discovery Education, BrainPop

    Guidance/Information: 

    • Students can listen to texts/read along with texts/watch videos in their Student Techbook. 
    • In Brain Pop Jr, students watch a video and choose an activity or game to complete.

    Social Studies

    Previously taught skills for home practice: 

    • Identify characteristics of good citizenship and identify individuals who exemplify good citizenship
    • Identify and explain the importance of individual acts of civic responsibility
    • Describe how individuals, events, and ideas have changed communities, including the local community
    • Identify the purposes of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution
    • Describe the basic structure of government
    • Explain the significance of various individual writers and artists to various communities

    Resource: Pearson MyWorld

    Guidance/Information:

    • If students have assigned content, please work through those assignments first.
    • Access Pearson MyWorld on the right-hand side labeled “Learning systems” and click on Pearson Realize.
    • Students can access the eText and read, read along with audio, and watch videos

  • 4th Grade

    Fourth Grade Digital Tools

    Students can access online resources through their student's digital backpack within her/his PISD Webdesk to review what they have learned so far this year.


    Literacy

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    Listen to and/or read and understand texts in a variety of genres, including literary (fiction), informational (non-fiction), poetry, drama, and persuasive texts

    Resource: HMH Ed Online

    Guidance/Information:

    If students have Assignments, work on those lessons first. Students can listen to texts/read along with texts.

    Access text in:

    • myBook
    • Student Choice Library
    • Current Events

    Math

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    • Represent whole numbers through 1,000,000,000 and decimals to the hundredths using expanded notation and numerals.
    • Compare fractions.
    • Add and subtract fractions with common denominators.
    • Add and subtract whole numbers and decimals to the hundredths place.
    • Represent and solve one and two step multiplication and division problems, including interpreting the remainder.

    Resource: Dreambox, BigBrainz

    Guidance/Information: 

    • If students have assigned pathways/lessons, please work on those first.
      • Suggestion: complete 5 lessons a week.
    • Big Brainz: provides an engaging format for students to practice their basic facts.

    Science

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    • Design a descriptive investigation to explore the effect of force on an object such as a push or a pull, gravity, friction, or magnetism
    • Differentiate between conductors and insulators of thermal and electrical energy
    • Examine properties of soils, including color and texture, capacity to retain water, and ability to support the growth of plants
    • Identify and classify Earth's renewable resources

    Resource: Discovery Education, BrainPop

    Guidance/Information: 

    • Students can listen to texts/read along with texts/watch videos in their Student Techbook. 
    • In Brain Pop Jr, students watch a video and choose an activity or game to complete.

    Social Studies

    Previously taught skills for home practice: 

    • Construct and interpret maps (using grid systems, legends, symbols, scales, and compass roses)
    • Describe a variety of regions in Texas and the United States
    • Explain the meaning of various patriotic symbols and landmarks of Texas
    • Describe how Texas was founded as a republic and state
    • Identify leaders important to the founding of Texas as a republic and state

    Resource: Pearson MyWorld

    Guidance/Information:

    • If students have assigned content, please work through those assignments first.
    • Access Pearson MyWorld on the right-hand side labeled “Learning systems” and click on Pearson Realize.
    • Students can access the eText and read, read along with audio, and watch videos

  • 5th Grade

    Fifth Grade Digital Tools

    Students can access online resources through their student's digital backpack within her/his PISD Webdesk to review what they have learned so far this year.


    Literacy

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    Listen to and/or read and understand texts in a variety of genres, including literary (fiction), informational (non-fiction), poetry, drama, and persuasive texts

    Resource: HMH Ed Online

    Guidance/Information:

    If students have Assignments, work on those lessons first. Students can listen to texts/read along with texts.

    Access text in:

    • myBook
    • Student Choice Library
    • Current Events

    Math

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    • Solve one and two step addition and subtraction problems involving whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers.
    • Solve multiplication and division of decimals to the hundredths (division must be with a whole number divisor)
    • Simplify numerical expressions that do not involve exponents.
    • Graph in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane ordered pairs of numbers.

    Resource: Dreambox, BigBrainz

    Guidance/Information: 

    • If students have assigned pathways/lessons, please work on those first.
      • Suggestion: complete 5 lessons a week.
    • Big Brainz: provides an engaging format for students to practice their basic facts.

    Science

    Previously taught skills for home practice:

    • Classify matter based on measurable, testable, and observable physical properties
    • Explore the uses of energy, including mechanical, light, thermal, electrical, and sound energy
    • Demonstrate that the flow of electricity in closed circuits can produce light, heat, or sound
    • Demonstrate that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object and is reflected or travels through one medium to another and is refracted)

    Resource: Discovery Education, BrainPop

    Guidance/Information: 

    • Students can listen to texts/read along with texts/watch videos in their Student Techbook. 
    • In Brain Pop Jr, students watch a video and choose an activity or game to complete.

    Social Studies

    Previously taught skills for home practice: 

    • Construct and interpret maps (using grid systems, legends, symbols, scales, and compass roses)
    • Describe a variety of regions in the United States
    • Explain how conflict between the American colonies and Great Britain led to American Independence
    • Identify the issues that led to the creation of the US Constitution
    • Explain political, economic and social changes that occurred in the U.S. during the 19th century

    Resource: Pearson MyWorld

    Guidance/Information:

    • If students have assigned content, please work through those assignments first.
    • Access Pearson MyWorld on the right-hand side labeled “Learning systems” and click on Pearson Realize.
    • Students can access the eText and read, read along with audio, and watch videos

  • Elementary Art

    • Please log into NGA Kids and explore the Eye for Art section.
      • Look at the "observing everyday life” section and discuss what you and your student see together. 
      • After looking at the works of art together choose one to focus on, ask your student what do you see? 
      • What do you think about it?
      • And what are your questions about it?
      • Then use that work of art to inspire a work of art created by the student.

    Kindness Cards

    • Please have your student watch this short video “Color your world with Kindness”
      • Consider how kindness impacts others, discuss the video together and ask what kindness looks like to your student? 
      • Then have your student create an image for the outside of a card - using, color pencil, marker or collage on approx 9 x 12 paper. 

    *Attention - submission date for Kindness cards is currently postponed until May.

    Resources for the Kindness Card


    Observational Drawing 

    • Observational drawing and looking closely at details are important skills not only for artists but many others careers, scientists, engineers and architects to name a few. 
      • Take this time to practice observational drawing by looking at objects and drawing them, look at the edges, focus on the contours/outlines, look for details, go slow, focus and have fun while practicing. 
    • Use your sketchbook, a blank sheet of paper or print the handout to practice drawing things at home.

    Handout for observational drawing practice. 

    • Draw something small from your room.
    • Draw something big from your room.
    • Draw something small from the kitchen.
    • Draw something big from the kitchen.

  • Elementary Music

    Let's Create Some Music, Ideas for Elementary Students

    Elementary Music at Home Learning Resources

    Experiment with the creative musical tools available in the Chrome Music Lab or scroll down to link to some great sing-a-long folk songs or see some exotic musical instruments from around the world.


    RHYTHM

    1. Click on each instrument to hear how it sounds.
    2. Use the Arrow > to explore all of the percussion combinations.
    3. Choose the set of instruments you like the sound of best.
    4. Click the Play button to hear the base rhythm. 
    5. Click on the lines below to assign rhythms to the other instruments.
    6. Can you perform a known song or rhythm while the instruments keep the beat?

    MELODY MAKER

    1. Click on the boxes across the top of the screen to select the pitches you want to hear. (one box in each column will make it sound like a melody - two boxes in each column will add harmony).
    2. When you have selected the boxes you want, click the play button to hear your composition.

    SONG MAKER

    1. Select one instrument for the melody.
    2. Select another instrument for the beat.
    3. Click the boxes at the top of the screen to create your melody, and use the dots at the bottom of the screen to create your rhythm.
    4. Click the play button to hear your composition.
    5. Try it again with a different set of instrument sounds.
    6. Turn on the microphone and record your voice singing a melody and add your own rhythm underneath.

    SPECTROGRAM

    1. This tool lets you “see” what different kinds of sounds look like.
    2. Click on the pictures along the bottom of the screen to see and hear the sounds of a Glass, a Computer, Birds, a Drum Machine, a Trombone, a Human Whistle, a Harp and a Flute.
    3. Click on the hand and draw a shape on the screen - you will see and hear what your shape sounds like.
    4. Finally, click on the Microphone and sing or speak something to see the way your voice sounds.

    KANDINSKY

    1. Before you play with this tool, watch this short video about the artist Vasiliy Kandinksy.
    2. Now open KANDINSKY.
    3. Click on the color wheel to select the color for your paintbrush.
    4. Draw on the screen and listen to the sounds your drawings make - try some long lines and some short ones.
    5. Click the play button to hear your composition. 
    6. Click the undo button if you change your mind.

    PIANO ROLL

    1. You can listen to five pieces of music, each written by a famous composer, and watch all the notes scroll past.
    2. Listen to each piece played on a piano or on a computer keyboard.
       

    Folksong Sing-A-Long - Smithsonian Folkways

    Click on the song titles below and sing along with these famous musicians!

    Chocolate” con José-Luis Orozco

    Who Fed the Chickens?” with Ella Jenkins

    John, the Rabbit” with Elizabeth Mitchell

    Car Song” with Woody Guthrie

    Folksong Sing-A-Long - Barefoot Books

    Click on the song titles below and sing along with these song books

    If You’re Happy and You Know It

    Over in the Meadow

    Knick Knack Paddy Whack

    Tour the Musical Instrument Museum

    Visit the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona and experience musical instruments from all around the world. 

  • Elementary PE

    K-5 Physical Education At-home/online Learning

    March fitness calendar

    March Fitness Calendar

    Active Websites

    EVERFI STEM Program

    EVERFI STEM Program places emphasis the following:

    • Character Playbook - healthy relationships, character education, and social-emotional learning.
    • Healthier Me - the importance of eating well, staying fit, and making healthy decisions through fun, interactive games.
    • The Compassion Project - how to practice compassion and empathy, identify emotions, and exercise growth mindset.
    • Summer Slugger - Texas Rangers Baseball-themed mini-games reinforce critical math & language skills for elementary students
    • Future Goals Science- NHL Dallas Stars Science & engineering concepts come to life through the fast-paced game of hockey. Explore real world applications of STEM through sports.
    • Future Goals Math - NHL Dallas Stars Math & engineering concepts come to life through the fast-paced game of hockey. Explore real world applications of STEM through sports.

  • Family Connection Activities

  • Family Activities

    PreK Family Activities

    Kindergarten Family Activities

    1st Grade Family Activities

    2nd Grade Family Activities

    3rd Grade Family Activities

    4th Grade Family Activities

    5th Grade Family Activities

  • Free Online Resources for Students & Families

    While there are many free resources being shared for students, the following is a list of websites that best support our online learning.

    Title: Epic * Set-Up FREE Account
    Grade(s): PK-6
    Content: All
    Description: Digital books across curricular areas
       
    Title: BrainPOP
    Grade(s): PK-5
    Content: All
    Description: Online learning practice
       
    Title: Newsela
    Grade(s): K-5
    Content: All
    Description: Digital text of current events
       
    Title: Khan Academy
    Grade(s): PK-5
    Content: All
    Description: Expert-created content and resources for every course and level.
       
    Title: IXL
    Grade(s): K-12
    Content: All
    Description: Online learning practice
       
    Title: Teacher Created Materials (TCM) * Set-Up FREE Account
    Grade(s): K-12
    Content: All
    Description: Resources featuring practice, hands-on learning, and primary sources
       
    Title: Watch, Know, Learn
    Grade(s): PK-12
    Content: All
    Description: Educational videos
       
    Title: Cool Math 4 Kids
    Grade(s): K-5
    Content: Math
    Description: Math practice with games. Great brain teasers at the bottom of the home page.
       
    Title: Plano Public Library * Set-Up FREE Account
    Grade(s): PK-12
    Content: All
    Description: All academic content: e-book, e-magazines, e-newspapers with library card
       
    Title: Grammaropolis
    Grade(s): 3 - 5
    Content: Literacy
    Description: Grammar
       
    Title: PBS Kids
    Grade(s): PK-5
    Content: All
    Description: Resources featuring practice, hands-on learning, and primary sources
       
    Title: Scholastic online books * Set-Up FREE Account
    Grade(s): PK-5
    Content: All
    Description: Digital books across curricular areas, FREE until end of school year
    Username: Learning20   Password: Clifford
    Title: Bedtime Math
    Grade(s): PK-5
    Content: Math
    Description: Free national nonprofit that ignites kids' curiosity and learning by unleashing the fun in math.
       
    Title: National Geographic Kids
    Grade(s): K-5
    Content: Science
    Description: Videos, games, and explorations
       
    Title: Wonderopolis
    Grade(s): K-5
    Content: Science
    Description: A bank of questions (Wonders) to jumpstart students' critical thinking
       
    Title: Science Kids
    Grade(s): K-5
    Content: Science
    Description: Educational games
       
    Title: Starfall
    Grade(s): PK
    Content: All
    Description: Educational games
       
    Title: ABCYa
    Grade(s): PK-6
    Content: All
    Description: Educational games
       
    Title: Studies Weekly * Set-Up FREE Account
    Grade(s): K-6
    Content: Social Studies
    Description: Explore history through primary source images and videos
       
    Title: iCivics * Set-Up FREE Account
    Grade(s): 3 - 12
    Content: Social Studies
    Description: Civic Learning through Games
       
    Title: Kid Citizen
    Grade(s): K-5
    Content: Social Studies
    Description: Activities exploring Congress and civic engagement
       
    Title: Census.gov
    Grade(s): PK-12
    Content: Social Studies
    Description: Activities and lesson to understand the impact of the 2020 Census
       
    Title: The Newberry Library
    Grade(s): K-12
    Content: Social Studies
    Description: Explore historic maps
       
    Title: ELA Games
    Grade(s): K-5
    Students with dyslexia or tier 2-3
    Content: Literacy
    Description: Practice games for phonological awareness, letter knowledge, spelling, high-frequency words, etc.
       
    Title: Girls Who Code at Home
    Grade(s): 3- 12
    Content: STEM
    Description: Unplugged and online activities for 3rd-12th grade students. Learn coding from the comfort of your home.
       

  • Support Service Resources

  • Counselor Lessons

    PISD counselors' activities for students

  • ESL Support

    Supports for English Language Learners are built into the resources provided at every grade-level.  Utilize the interactive websites that are listed to promote the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. 

  • Gifted and Talented Support

    Grade-Specific Resources Extending PACE Curriculum


    Kindergarten

    • Tangram -  Downloadable introductory tangram puzzles

    First


    Second

    • Coding - Continue to work on coding lessons using PISD Google login

    Third


    Fourth


    Fifth

    • CitizenshipExplore civics games and lessons using PISD Google login



    K-5 Resources for PACE Students

    Google Arts and Culture

    Access to over 500 museums and exhibits for virtual tours and exploration


    Byrdseed TV

    Variety of videos and games designed for gifted learners. Story starters, math games, and more.


    Bedtime Math

    Math-based activities and games, some of which are non-digital.


    BreakoutEDU

    Breakout-based games organized by content area and grade level.


    Coloring Nature

    Printable science-based coloring pages for kids and adults.


    Jarrett Lerner

    Creative story starters and writing prompts available for download.

  • Special Education Support

    Students served in Special Education can access online resources provided through grade level or course-specific resource links.  The following resources are additional online resources that may provide engagement and access at individualized student needs and interests.

    • Provides language rich content and vocabulary through participation in engaging gaming and video formats;
    • Provides academic based games that offer differentiated approaches to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills;
    • Provides an opportunity to review and maintain academic and fine motor skills;
    • Provides students with opportunities to engage in exploration of historical content through virtual learning; and
    • Provides resources to access language and comprehension skills through oral reading texts and stories.

    Elementary Special Education Enrichment Supports

    • Storyboardthat.com - Create your own storyboard with visual graphics and animation.  Free access to parents and students.
    • Arcademics.com - Online educational video games that offer a powerful approach to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills.
    • SoundLiteracy - Sound Literacy can be used in conjunction with any curriculum that emphasizes phonemic awareness, phonological processing, or morphemic word building.
    • DD’s Dictionary - DD's Dictionary, a Dyslexic's Dictionary allows independent discovery of an unknown spelling or a quick check of an uncertain word.
    • Sequence It! - Create and arrange sequences, for kids with autism and other special needs
    • Autism iHelp - Autism iHelp is a vocabulary teaching aid developed by parents of a child with Autism and a speech-language pathologist. Autism iHelp was inspired by the need for specific language intervention tools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder focusing on their unique strengths and difficulty with expressive vocabulary.

  • Dyslexia Support

    Plano Independent School District Dyslexia Resources