Middle School Activities

 

Grade Level Subject Area Online – Downloadable – Hands On Activity Brief Description
6-8th grades Band Downloadable App Acapella Students can play different parts of duets and combine them phone, ipad (no laptop download) https://apps.apple.com/us/app/acapella-from-picplaypost/id924635678
6-8th grades Band Online SmartMusic Can practice various sight reading activities, and can play along with different songs laptop https://www.smartmusic.com
6-8th grades Band Online Rhythm Randomizer Practice counting/clapping/playing various rhythms. Teach someone else the rhythm! laptop, phone, ipad http://www.rhythmrandomizer.com
6-8th grades Band Online, Downloadable Music Theory Practice note names, key signatures, accidentals, and reading notation laptop, phone, ipad https://www.musictheory.net/exercises
6-8th grades Band, Chorus, Orchestra Online Sight Reading Factory Practice different sightreading activities laptop https://www.sightreadingfactory.com
6-8 Career
Several activities such as quick interest surveys to match students with careers.
Laptop Pacareerzone.org
All Coping Tools/Self Care online – download – print Coping Tools for Kids List of various activities kids can do to engage in coping/self care
6-8th ELA online NewsELA Current events and other informational reading passage set at your reading level laptop newsela.com
6-8th ELA online CommonLit Fictional and informational reading passages set a various grade/lexile levels laptop commonlit.org
6-8th ELA online Epic! A digital library with popular books laptop getepic.com
6-8th ELA hands-on Free Writing Get inspired to write from a random object, picture, character, what if question, etc. Grab some paper and a pencil and start putting down your thoughts paper and writing untensil
6-8th ELA hands-on Black Out Poetry Create your own poem from published text. Pick out the words you’d like to form a poem and black out the rest. old newspaper/magazine articles or book pages and marker https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/john-depasquale/blackout-poetry/
6-8th ELA online word finds Hard Word Finds laptop/phone/tablet http://www.tlsbooks.com/eduwordsearch3.htm
8th ELA online word scramble Word Scrambles laptop,phone,tablet https://games.usatoday.com/games/word-scramble/
6-8 ELA hands-on Group story writing (consequences story) You and your family write a story together. The tricky thing is that each person doesn’t know what was written before them. All start with a lined piece of paper. Write this sentence starter “There was a man who’s name was….” Finish the sentence, describe his appearance, and occupation. When finished fold over the paper so the next person can’t see what you have written (use a paper clip to secure it) and hand it to the person on your left. Make sure that you are writing on the same part of the paper. Follow this procedure with the other sentence starters. When the story is finished unfold the paper and each person should read aloud their crazy stories! 1. Man’s name, appearance and occupation. 2. The man lived in ….. 3. One day he decided to….4. On his journey he met…..5. Then they happen to…..6. Finally, their adventure came to an end when…. Pencil paper
6-8 ELA online reading/writing 56 student interactive reading and writing activities laptop or download app http://www.readwritethink.org/search/?resource_type=16
6-8 ELA online reading Harry Potter reading club–activities for Harry Potter fans–interactive laptop, phone, tablet http://hpread.scholastic.com/
6-8 ELA/Spanish online reading Read your choice of articles, sort by grade level. Can read in English or Spanish laptop, phone, tablet https://www.tweentribune.com/category/junior/
6-8 Enrichment/All Online FloorPlanner Design your dream “social distancing” space and/or middle school! Login with Google Laptop https://floorplanner.com/login
6-8 Enrichment/All Online MyHero.com Who is a personal hero to you? Share their story via writing, videography, art, or film. Choose any known or lesser-known person of significance to you. Laptop https://myhero.com/
8th Enrichment/All Online/podcast Podcasting Explore your world through podcasts! Check out interesting stories on NPR’s Youth Radio. Podcasts written by kids, for kids! Laptop/headphones https://www.npr.org/series/4692815/yr-media
6-8 Enrichment/All Online Coding Want to expand your coding skills? Check out “Coding Train’s” YouTube channel and p5.js Web Editor! Laptop – nonschool to access YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPWkPOfnGsw&list=PLRqwX-V7Uu6Zy51Q-x9tMWIv9cueOFTFA
6-8 Enrichment/All Journal – paper/pencil Writing Years from now, you might want to remember this fragile and chaotic time in your life. What’s it been like to be out of school? Is it easier/harder than expected? Keep a short daily journal. Paper/pencil
6-8 Enrichment/All Paper/pencil Reading Best books you’ve read while schools are closed?! Write em down, and be ready to share! Paper/pencil
7-8 Enrichment/All Online/podcast Poetry/podcasting Spend 5 minutes a day with poetry! The Slowdown offers a variety of poems to refresh and refule Laptop/headphones https://www.slowdownshow.org/
8th grade Exploratory Spanish online Language activities Moodle activities laptop, phone, ipad moodle.lasd.us
6-8th FCS hands-on Cooking Plan and eat a meal together. Be sure to include all of the food groups. laptop, kitchen equipment and ingredients https://www.choosemyplate.gov/
6-8th FCS online/hands-on Laundry Read the article and wash a load of laundry laptop, washer/dryer, clothes https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-do-laundry-2146149
6-8th FCS hands-on Make Eggs in a Nest Watch the video and then make it yourself! Please flip your egg over to finish cooking it! laptop (video), skillet, ingredients https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE50VzCkVLk
6-8th FCS/Career Exploration online Budgeting Budget how much money you’ll need to make in order to support your lifestyle! laptop https://www.pacareerzone.org/budget/round
6-8th FCS/Career Exploration online Typing Skills Spend 15-20 minutes per day learning how to propery type laptop https://www.typing.com/
6- 8th French online Language activities There are Quizlets, videos and games on the French moodle. The password is French with a capital F. phone, ipad, laptop moodle.lasd.us
7th grade French Online Quizlet Quizlet lessons 5 and 6 can be found on the French Moodle phone, ipad, laptop moodle.lasd.us
8th grade French online Language activities Quizlets Objects 1 and 2, adjectives and the verb avoir, games and activities on the Moodle laptop, phone, ipad moodle.lasd.us
6-8th French online stories Listen and read along to French children’s stories like Chicken Little and The Three Little Pigs laptop, phone, ipad https://www.thefrenchexperiment.com/stories?fbclid=IwAR2OrE40WSFk6scx2V2RS5dLrMMCzdxHABu7NTrJBhha6x4M3OD-KLJlrdM
6th-8th French and Spanish online Duolingo Have fun learning French and Spanish using this great app or website. There is a link to it on the French and Spanish Moodle. phone, ipad, laptop www.duolingo.com
6th grade Health online Kidshealth articles Article on Alcohol-discuss with parents laptop https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/alcohol.html?WT.ac=ctg#catalcohol
6-8th Health online Kidshealth articles Variety of articles on health topics for parents, kids and teens laptop https://kidshealth.org/#catalcohol
6-8th Health & PE online Circulatory System circulatory System-Use the multimedia resrouces to learn about the heart and how it works. laptop https://wvia.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.stru.lp_circula/the-circulatory-system/#.XnEQYJNKifU
8th grade Health & Phys. Ed. Online Classroom Question Weight Training at home without weights-what can you use? laptop classroom.google.com
7th grade Health & Phys. Ed. online quizlet skeletal system quizlet laptop https://quizlet.com/_6oht8z?x=1jqt&i=pv4p4
8th Health & Phys. Ed. online Sport Climbing-NewsELA Article on sport climbing and the olympics laptop https://newsela.com/read/sport-climbing-olympics/id/2000004134/vocabulary?collection=2000000224
6-8th Health & Phys. Ed. Online-hands on Darebee-Workouts Looking to workout? Find a workout that you could do at home! laptop https://darebee.com/workouts.html
6-8th Health & Phys. Ed. online-hands on List of Activities Not sure how to get your 30-60 minutes daily of activity? Check the list posted on your HPE Google Classrooms with activity ideas to do inside and outside. Let us know if you have other ideas too! laptop classroom.google.com
6-8th Health and PE online Careers-PBS Learning Learn about the various careers that are in the health and fitness field. laptop https://wvia.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/health-and-physical-education/careers-in-health-and-physical-education/
6-8 Library/all subjects Online research/reading explore a variety of topics with free access to Gale’s Middle School in Context Reference Database laptop https://go.gale.com/ps/breadCrumb.do?type=reviseSearch&src=bcrumb&form=TopicSearchForm&inPS=true&userGroupName=c19micro&prodId=MSIC
6-8 library/all subjects online read,etc. Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. laptop https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-6-12.html
6-8 Library/American history Online American Experience videos and accompanying thinking activities Select an age appropriate topic (grade are noted) watch, read, think, and answer Laptop https://wvia.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/amex/
6-8 Library/reading Online/download Listen to books Audio books that you can checkout for a week from our DHEMS collection. Find our school, log in with your un and pw (grad year, last name, etc) Laptop https://www.mackinvia.com/enter/noauto
All Math online math challenges fun and engaging math games and high-quality challenges laptop https://figurethis.nctm.org/index.html
6-8th grade Math Online Study Island Offering a free for home use membership while schools are cancelled laptop, phone, ipad https://info.edmentum.com/StudyIsland-FreeTrial-New.html
6-8th Math online Prodigy Keep your math skills sharp through this game mode! laptop – login through school Google account www.prodigygame.com
8th Math download Real world problems Use Pythagorean Theorem to solve these real world problems laptop https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-1GYCxIlX1cwxG9cQSefCosXgAD3CUVO/view?usp=sharing
7th -8th Math download Geometry Find the surface area and volume of prisms and place them in order least to greatest laptop https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g2BI9UhQ4rKZuzjPCoDhbAhUXLY_nxlf/view?usp=sharing
6-8th grade Math & other Online Quizizz Search a specific topic or your grade level for review. Get friends to join your game & have fun! laptop, phone, ipad https://quizizz.com/join
6-8th Grade music online noteflight music notation, composing laptop www.noteflight.com
6-8th music online super looper loops machiene, create your own beats by tapping on the screne laptop, phone, ipad http://superlooper.universlabs.co.uk/
6-8th music online groove pizza create your own beats using shapes laptop https://apps.musedlab.org/groovepizza/?source=pub&museid=H1bEVkvWN&show-grid=true&multi-lock=&brainpop=false&midimap=&
6-8th music online Audacity free music recording and editing if garageband isn’t enough, this has other options (must be downloaded) laptop https://www.audacityteam.org/
6-8th music on your computer Garageband music recording, loops, editing, composition laptop already dowloaded on your computer- look under your applications
6-8th Music & Ensembles online Rock and Roll various activities from the rock and roll hall of fame website laptop, phone, tablet https://edu.rockhall.com​
6-8th Orchestra Online Videos on Google Classroom Practicing There will be a dropbox to upload videos for feedback laptop
6-8th Orchestra musictheory.com Scales Practice You can practice building scales. Websites are found on Google classroom laptop https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/scale-construction/nrsbyyya9bynyyy
All Parenting/Self Care online Tips Parenting Tips during Coronavirus Closure/Podcast laptop https://tiltparenting.com/2020/03/13/10-tilts-for-parenting-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
6th-8th grade science online Science World Magazine Science magazine with various online resources. Use the link, log in, and click “I am a student” and use the classcode: dragonkelly laptop, phone, ipad https://scienceworld.scholastic.com/home-page-logged-out.html
8th grade science online Jefferson Lab Student Zone: Chemistry and Physics based content laptop, phone, ipad https://education.jlab.org/indexpages/
8th grade science online Jefferson Lab science and math games (elements and more) laptop, phone, ipad https://education.jlab.org/indexpages/elementgames.html
7th Science online NewsELA Search “Genetics” and read some of the latest news articles related to genetics laptop newsela.com
6-8th Science online/hands-on Fun Science Experiments Try some of these fun, at home science experiments household materials https://sciencebob.com/category/experiments/
8th grade Social Studies Online icivics games laptop https://www.icivics.org/games
7th grade Spanish online Quizlet Quizlet 1B located on the Spanish Moodle. Password: Spanish phone, ipad, laptop moodle.lasd.us
8th Spanish online quizlet Practice vocabulary (search for sets by “millerberg” for Realidades PE – 3B) laptop quizlet.com
6-8th Spanish online 123 teach me Practice a variety of Spanish grammar while having fun laptop https://www.123teachme.com/games/tank/category
6-8th Spanish online Reading in Spanish Practice reading in Spanish laptop https://www.wilbooks.com/wilbooks-free-resources
6-8th Spanish online / TV watch a movie/tv show Watch a movie or tv show in Spanish or watch a documentary about a Spanish speaking country laptop / tv
6-8th Spanish online / ipod listen to music Listen to music in Spanish radio / laptop / tv / ipod
6-8th Spanish online Language activities There are a variety of videos, quizlets, and games on the moodle Password: Spanish laptop, phone, ipad moodle.lasd.us
6-8th grade Typing Online Dance Mat Typing Improve your typing skills laptop https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr
6-7th all subjects online all subjects lessons in a fun format Learning games and videos in reading, math and science and other subjects laptop www.adventureacademy.com
all art, social studies, science online art, history, biology, animal science, 20 Virtual field trips from museums, ancient ruins, other historical sites, zoos and aquariums laptop www.adventuresinfamilyhood.com
all all subjects online all subjects lessons in a fun format 150 Educational shows to stream on Netflix, 100 educational shows on Amazon Prime, 150 Educational Youtube channels laptop, phone, ipad, smarttv www.homeschoolhideout.com
6-8th science, social studies online viewing and reading Smithsonian online exhibits laptop, iphone Ipad https://www.si.edu/exhibitions/online
6-8th all subjects online viewing and reading Smithsonian Education laptop, iphone Ipad http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/students/index.html
6-8th all subjects online viewing and reading PBS Learning Media: multimedia information geared for secondary students laptop, iphone Ipad https://klrn.pbslearningmedia.org/
all all subjects online viewing and reading online leveled educational information in text and video clips laptop, iphone Ipad www.ck12.org/browse
6-8th all subjects online viewing Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips include Polar Bears and the Tundra, Social Emotional Skills STEM, manufacturing laptop, iphone Ipad https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-field-trips/
6-8th science, social studies online viewing Yellowstone National Park Virtual Field Trip laptop, iphone Ipad https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm
6-8th science, social studies online viewing and activities 30 Virtual Field Trips for Kids includes, zoos and aquariums, space, world wonders, museums, US National Parks and Landmarks,US History laptop, iphone Ipad www.theeducatorsspinonit.com
all all subjects hands on hands on activities 100 Activities to do at Home During School Closures laptop, iphone, ipad www.entertainkidsonadime.com
all all subjects online Scholastic company 20 lessons Includes free lessons that includes leveled reading and and video clips laptop, iphone, ipad https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
all all subjects online various listed in a google doc Companies offering FREE subscriptions due to school closings laptop, iphone, ipad
7th social studies online quizlet Government Systems and Economic Systems Quizlet link on Moodle Unit 3 laptop,iphone, ipad http://moodle.lasd.us/course/view.php?id=31
all social studies online Current Events videos and reading and comprehension sheets Junior Scholastic Magazine USE CLASSROOM CODE: hugsing6 laptop, iphone, ipad https://digital.scholastic.com/#/products?app=junior&state=%2F&role=staff
6th-8th science hands on weather – rain gauge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLmVaiSEF9w
6th-8th science hands on weather – rain gauge https://www.education.com/science-fair/article/DIY-rain-gauge/
6th-8th science hands on weather – anemometer https://www.education.com/science-fair/article/make-anemometer/
6th-8th science hands on weather – anemometer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af0LB3abBsk
6th-8th Grade Art Outside create art outdoors Create Art Outdoors
6th-8th Grade Art Hands-On – Inside origami Create Origamis
6th-8th Grade Library/reading Online Capstone Interactive Interactive ebooks at all levels, free from the publisher Capstone during school closure, username: continue. Password: reading
6th-8th science hands on weather – barometer Laptop https://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/everyday-innovations/how-to-make-barometer.htm
6th-8th science hands on weather – barometer Laptop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9GXNc3-KJU
6th-8th Computer Programming Online Computer Programming Laptop https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming
6th-8th Animation Online Computer Animation Laptop https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar
6th-8th Engineering, Graphics Online Imagineering Course Laptop https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box
6th-8th ELA Online Grammar and Writing Practice various grammar and writing skills Laptop noredink.com
6th-8th ELA Online Listening Skills Listen to adapted NPR articles on various topics. Many come with follow up comprehension questions Laptop listenwise.com

 

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