summer of learning

Check out our Summer Learning Opportunities to keep your students learning this summer!


Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis

AAP offers tips to keep children occupied during COVID-19 pandemic

DEC outlines safe outdoor activities amid COVID-19 pandemic

Why Sitting For Long Periods Can Affect Teens' Mental Health


  • Join your children outside for a game of hide and seek, kick the can, or a scavenger hunt around the neighborhood.

  • Take your dog for a walk.

  • Start planning your summer garden! 

  • Go for a jog.

  • Create an obstacle course with toys and games from your garage.

  • Create a sidewalk chalk obstacle course.

  • Go for a bike ride.

  • ⛔️Avoid team sports and group activities.

  • ⛔️Avoid high-touch surfaces, like playground equipment, and shared sporting equipment.

  • ⛔️Absolutely avoid crowded parks and trails.

Elementary Lessons

Learning boards have activities and lessons for Wed.-Fri. of this week. Each week a new Smore with new learning boards will be sent to you. If you have any questions about the learning boards or can’t access the Smore or links to the learning boards, please contact your child’s teacher or school.

The link will be available Wednesday, March 25.

Enrichment Activities

We have curated some links to provide parents with some alternative enrichment activities for children.

K - 5

PBS KIDS' new weekday newsletter offers activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn at home. Sign up here!

Learn more about Crayola’s digital resources available for parents to explore new skills in art, math, reading and science with children, all while making family time a learning adventure.

Though schools are closed, Junior Achievement is here to support students, parents and teachers during this period of uncertainty. Learning can continue and JA is providing access to learning experiences that students can do on their own, with a parent or other caring adult, or with teachers via a digital/virtual environment. Resources are organized by school level and can be used whether or not you've engaged in a JA program in the past. We will be continuing to add to the content in the coming days so check back often.

Free elementary learning from the South Dakota State

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

Day-by-day projects to keep kids learning at home.

Engage. Empower. Inspire.
Authentic journalism to motivate curious minds.

Fun activities for kids.

TED-Ed provides everything you need to spark and celebrate your child's ideas.

In the event that your school is closed for an extended period of time as a result of recent events, we’ve put together a collection of digital games that students can play at home. Students can click on any game and start playing!

Welcome to TrueFlix™, the only online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century Skills through the inquiry process. All of the True Book titles are supported with a deep and diverse reservoir of related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text.

100 Activities To Do At Home During School Closures

With schools and daycares closing across the country, Ranger Rick wants to help your family stay entertained and engaged in the natural world. We are making all digital editions of our magazines free to the public through the end of June.


Junior Achievement (Middle School)
Junior Achievement (High School)

Resources from the South Dakota State Library

Sioux Fall School District Middle Schools have put together a massive collection of resources for science, math, social studies, ELA & even for English Language Learners!

Junior Achievement's unique delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to bolster the chances for student success. The impact is measurable, too. Students who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts. We invite you to take a closer look at our programs!

K - 12

As schools close in response to the coronavirus, classrooms are moving to online learning, and parents are scrambling to keep their children engaged in learning while stuck at home. To help both educators and parents, we have compiled a list of our top STEM resources including both online and offline take-home activities. We also provide resources for transitioning to online learning as well as teaching about the coronavirus.