Resources to empower
As students move into the upper grades of elementary school, they are required to meet higher expectations both in and out of the classroom. Children in this age band will analyze complex content and express their learning in many ways using a variety of tools. By the end of 6th grade, students should be grade-level competent in both English Language Arts and math. Socially, they will make friends and understand social rules and consequences.
The Countywide Vision is a community-based effort to create a county where residents and investors can prosper and achieve well-being. The Countywide Vision website includes the Countywide Vision statement, information on progress being made to achieve the Vision, and resources to help everyone participate in the Vision effort.
Learn about the skills and abilities employers are looking for in job candidates. Each video also includes examples of careers that require the skills or abilities discussed.
The Alliance for Education supports the alignment of partner work and resources across San Bernardino County by connecting business and community organizations to education. Alliance partners from business, labor, industry, community and faith-based organizations, education, and government work collaboratively to increase relevance in student learning. Our online platform, powered by SBConnect, offers businesses and schools the chance to make connections and bring concrete, real-world experience to the classroom. Professionals can share their knowledge and expertise with students across our region. Students can gain insight into career pathways and expand their awareness of high-demand jobs and growing industries throughout San Bernardino County.
National History Day®(NHD) is a non-profit education organization engages over half a million middle- and high-school students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest.
Science Snacks are hands-on, teacher-tested activities that bring explorations of natural phenomena into the classroom and home. Each activity uses inexpensive, easily-available materials, offers detailed instructions and images, provides a clear explanation of what's going on, and is adaptable to a wide range of curricula, content areas, grade levels, and settings.
The San Bernardino County Museum, in Redlands, California, is a regional museum with exhibits and collections in cultural and natural history. Special exhibits, extensive research collections, and public programs for adults, families, students, and children are all part of the museum experience.
Reading activities for the classroom & at home.
The Harvey Mudd College Homework Hotline is a free over-the-phone math and science tutoring service for students in grades 4 through 12. We’re open five nights per week, Monday through Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m. PST. We’ve always been a free service, and we always will be. Our tutors are all students at Harvey Mudd College, one of the top-ranked STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) schools in the nation, and they’re all selected for their technical expertise AND their superior communication skills. They get extra training to make sure they give you the best possible service!
Math games that build students understanding of mathematical concepts.
Apps and games that encourage mathematical thinking can also be fun!
Here are 6 ideas for parents/guardians to try, and links to many more resources.
A great place for parents to start supporting their children’s mathematics learning is Math at Home, a short parent guide to mathematics education. This booklet, provided by the California Mathematics Council (CMC), was written expressly for parents and guardians of K-12th grade children. This booklet contains straight-forward information, practical suggestions, and resources for families who wish to better understand the importance of mathematics and the role they can play in helping children learn this critical subject.
California's computer science professional development week (the week of June 13-17, 2022). There is something for all educational staff including: elementary and secondary educators, administrators, and counselors. This professional development is free.
Games to practice letter, phonics, decoding, vocabulary, word study, and comprehension.
This site gives students the opportunity to read and answer questions while engaging in the news. Students select the current events they want to learn more about.
Explore reading and play games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters.
An E-book library, Oxford Owl provides many free resources to support teaching and learning in primary schools and at home while others can be purchased with a subscription.
This website provides reading games and activities that expose students to a variety of skills and reading strategies that will help to create better overall comprehension. Skills covered include main idea, drawing conclusions, context clues, cause and effect, fact and opinion, synonyms, antonyms, vocabulary, and more.
Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for elementary students and teachers. This website focuses on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating, and Synthesizing by having students engage with the online interactive activities and videos.
Learn vocabulary words by playing an educational trivia game that helps you get smarter while making a difference for people around the world by earning a grain of rice for every question answered correctly.
Storyline Online is a children's literacy website created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides free storytelling videos and resources for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading in children.
Epic provides access to over 40,000 high-quality illustrated books and chapter books for children ages 12 and under. Create a login and it's free!
Phonics Games for Kids Phonics Games Online by Level, Preschool Reading Games, Kindergarten Reading Games, 1st Grade Reading Games, 2nd Grade Reading Games. Covering, Letters of the Alphabet, Short Vowels, Beginning and Ending Consonants, Long Vowels, Vowel Digraphs, S Blends, R Blends, L Blends, R-controlled Vowels, Special Vowels, Diphthongs and more. Copyright KizPhonics.com
Phonic sounds help kids identify alphabets. Identifying and reading phonics form the building blocks of a child’s language development. At SplashLearn, we’ve merged this fundamental learning requirement with interactive games to make learning phonics an engaging experience for your child!
The importance of vocabulary and tips for teaching it.
ReadWorks is a free website offering research-based strategies and resources for differentiated reading instruction, specifically comprehension. Access thousands of high-quality, free K-12 articles.
The California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network is a program of the California Department of Education. The CREEC Network fosters regional partnerships throughout the state of California to promote environmental education and environmental literacy by providing teachers with access to high quality professional learning opportunities and education resources. Along with statewide sponsors and partners, each of the 11 California CREEC Regions provides professional learning opportunities and resources to educators as well as foster communications among schools and organizations interested in supporting the environmental literacy of California’s teachers and students. More information on the CDE’s CREEC Network program is posted on the CDE website. For Region 10 - RIMS information & resources go to: https://www.creec.org/Home/Region/10