Elementary Optional Resources

SMUSD Elementary (TK-5) Recommended Virtual Learning Resources


In preparation for school closures, SMUSD has produced a list of learning activities in which your student may engage.

Kindergarten - Week 1 Lesson Planner 1st Grade - Week 1 Lesson Planner

2nd Grade - Week 1 Lesson Planner 3rd Grade - Week 1 Lesson Planner

4th Grade - Week 1 Lesson Planner 5th Grade - Week 1 Lesson Planner

English Language Arts

Logging Into Clever (Directions)

Benchmark Universe

Benchmark Universe offers access to our core curriculum for Reading, English Language Arts, and English Language Development. Students access this via Clever.


Lexia’s research-proven program provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction. This program engages and motivates students in a game-like environment and provides progress-monitoring student data without a test. Students access this via Clever.


Scholastic is offering day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.  Before you get started, you must first set up your free account for Book Flix and our Watch and Learn Library. Username: Learning20     Password:  Clifford

Note:  At this time, SMUSD has not reviewed their privacy policies. SMUSD recommends that you read all privacy agreements carefully before creating a student account.   



Newsela (access through students’ SMUSD clever login) houses thousands of articles on topics including ELA, Social Studies, Science, and Social-Emotional Learning 



BrainPop and BrainPopJr (K-2 student) houses videos and activities for all ages on topics such as science, health, reading/writing, social studies, math, the arts, and technology. Students should access through their SMUSD clever login.

www.brainpop.com and www.jrbrainpop.com 

BrainPop for English Learner Students:

BrainPopELL provides games and activities for students learning English as a second language. Students should access through their SMUSD clever login.


Video Read-Alouds

Access videos of stories through these sites: 






Math At Home - How to support your child at home


DreamBox Learning provides pre-kindergarten through 8th-grade students with math lessons presented as animated adventures, games, and challenges. Students access this via Clever.

San Francisco Math Activities

The stand-alone activities are designed for students to do on paper without technology and are available to all under the Creative Commons Attribution License.  All Elementary lesson plans and student pages (both English and Spanish versions) are Google Docs located in grade-level Google Drive folders that you can access using the links below.

Kindergarten School Closure Lessons

Grade 1 School Closures Lessons

Grade 2 School Closures  Lessons

Grade 3 School Closures  Lessons

Grade 4 School  Closures Lessons

Grade 5 School  Closures Lessons

Elementary Tools

ST Math

ST Math is a personalized, standards-based math learning program. Students should access through their SMUSD Clever login. 

iReady Math

iReady is a personalized, standards-based math learning program. Students should access through their SMUSD Clever login.

Resources Provided by San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)


Starfall is a children's website that teaches basic English reading and writing skills. The main demographic is preschoolers, and kindergarteners. It teaches children how to read by using games and phonics

PBS Kids

PBS Kids is the brand for most of the children's programming aired by the Public Broadcasting Service in the United States.                                              


Educational games for grades PreK through 6 that will keep kids engaged and having fun. Topics include math, reading, typing, just-for-fun logic games

Ziggity Zoom                                 

online games concentrate on early learning concepts while providing a fun experience. Teachers and parents alike use these games to help reinforce early concepts of colors, numbers, letters, memory and fine motor development.                       

Fun Brain

FunBrain is the #1 site for online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history)

Read Write Think                          

Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.

Math Playground                                        

Free, online math games and more at MathPlayground.com! Problem solving, logic games and number puzzles kids love to play.

Khan Academy

Kids can also learn independently in the Khan Academy Kids Library—a curated collection of activities, books, videos, and coloring pages.

Academic Skill Builder                       

Fun and free educational games for kids in K-8. Featuring multiplayer learning games, math games, language arts games, and much more!

Cool Math

Cool Math
has free online cool math lessons, cool math games and fun math activities. Really clear math lessons (pre-algebra, algebra, precalculus), cool math


Broadcast Resources

In partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education and San Diego Unified School District, KPBS is streaming TK-12 educational programming on its public television channel and opening access to its digital library of resources for students, families, teachers, and the community during school closures.

The "At-Home Learning: Where Children Matter" initiative launched Monday, March 16, will bring 12 hours of state standards-aligned television programming scheduled by grade level, and free access to a digital library of educational resources. KPBS programming and PBS LearningMedia California educational resources are free to families, educators, and the community to support learning during the school closures.

With most schools in San Diego County closed in an effort to curb the potential transmission of COVID-19, this partnership works to ensure students and families have access to robust learning materials.

If you are a public school educator using these resources, remember that any instruction must support all students. If you provide educational services to the general student population during a school closure, you must also ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to the same opportunities.

Broadcast Resources

Beginning Monday, March 16, KPBS 2 will broadcast 12 hours of programming selected to meet the TK-12 California educational standards. The programming will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in viewing blocks by grade level:

 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. - Grades TK-3

 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Grades 4-8

 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Grades 9-12

How to Watch

A student does not need access to a computer or the Internet to watch. Tune into KPBS 2 with an antenna at channel 15.2, or on Cox 811 or Spectrum 1277. The programming and digital content is also accessible via mobile. Direct TV, Dish, and AT&T U-verse do not carry KPBS 2. If you have this service, change the input on your TV to use the antenna and watch over the air on channel 15.2.

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