Irving Virtual Learning Summer Challenge
Dear Irving Students and Parents,
Our teachers created a Summer of Learning Virtual landing page for you to learn new concepts, explore famous museums and take part in mindfulness. Fun and educational sites are only one click away.
We invite you to take the IRVING VIRTUAL LEARNING SUMMER CHALLENGE: Visit at least one site a day and learn something new! Tell us what you learn per day by submitting a Summer Learning Journal Entry using the link below. You can submit more than one a day! Entries will be used during the 20-21 school year for monthly raffles.
Click here: Summer Learning Journal Entry
Click on any of the links below to learn and explore new concepts to enhance your summer learning.
Summer Learning Sites to Explore
Description of Site
Inner Explorer- mindfulness
The A-List Book Club allows LAUSD students to receive free books recommended by Alicia Keys and other contemporary artists.
Students and staff have been loving authentic LAUSD coffee cake since 1954. Listen to a story about a family who launched a business inspired by LAUSD coffee cake. Then follow the instructions in the youtube video and surprise your family with a historic treat.
Wide Open School is a free collection of online learning experiences brought to you by Common Sense Education.
A Commonsense Education
collection of the Best Summer Learning Games
1)International Children’s Literature
Children’s literature from around the world.Supports tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, and offers books in different languages!
2) Project Noah
Science: Share photographs, report and learn about wildlife all over the world!
3)Art Projects for Kids
Learn how to draw step by step. Downloadable templates
1 Free audiobook access
2 AMAZING documentary about Jane Elliott’s social experiment around race, power, prejudice beginning with her 3rd grade students in the 1960s. So relevant in these times. (53 minutes)
3 Challenge yourself to watch some of the movies on these American Film Institute best of lists
4 Crash Course videos about how movies are put together. Fascinating and informative.
5. Fantastic resources for students and parents with a focus on American history. Classes begin June 16th, so don’t wait to register.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/african-american-poets.html - A literary timeline of African American writers and poets.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/podcasts/1619-slavery-anniversary.html - the 1619 podcast
Great resource for History buffs, especially during the current political climate, and anyone interested in our country’s background. “The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”
Free Times for Kids Articles for the entire month of July. This will help you improve your reading and vocabulary skills while keeping up to date with current events.
Use your lausd email and password to log on to Navience College Prep Lessons. Learn everything from time management skills to how to explore new careers.
California Academy of Science: Here you’ll find an eclectic array of science-centric games, videos, and DIY projects to help you stay learning and
engaged, wherever you are:
Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty:
Includes an interesting conversation at the end about immigrants and their journey and process to Ellis Island and
Field Museum Chicago:
Continue exploring natural history with online resources and at-home activities for all ages:
Farms Video Tours
Earth Science, Ecology Interactive
Natural History Museum
Space Science Interactive
Recommended Science virtual Field trips and interactive tours
A list of the best young adult novels of 2020 from Common Sense Media.
Free online math games. Motivating for students. Covers a variety of math concepts.
LACMA free membership for students
The British Museum Virtual Field Trips
Kennedy Center Virtual Field Trips and Lunch Time Doodles with Mo Willems
LA Public Library Summer Reading Resources
These animated shorts should be appropriate for students, but parents should preview in advance.
Excellent engaging 6 minute podcasts for young people to listen to.
Ease stress by getting lost in the pulsating tentacles of jellyfish. Extremely relaxing.
Relax whilst watching turtles just be and enjoy their lock down environment.Almost as relaxing as the jellycam above.
The British Museum London, UK
Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions.
British Natural History Museum website/videos
Audio books/Short stories/Famous speeches that you can listen to on your phone!
Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.
British Museum of Art and Design:The Victoria and Albert Museum- wonderful costumes and textiles
Tour Yellowstone National Park from the comfort of your home!
Travel to Paris virtually, to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.
Geography and animals
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typists from around the world.
Online curriculum that builds better writers.
A virtual interactive field trip of the LA Zoo. It’s available in Spanish and English.
7th grade Math
You can also find for other grade levels
Learn seventh grade math for free - proportions, algebra basics, arithmetic with negatives numbers, probability,circles and more. Full curriculum of exercises through videos.
Learn everything you need to know about the solar system in an easy to follow collection of text, videos and activities.
Time Management for Students - Ted Talk Video
One stop website that provides students and parents with links to various education sites for all age levels.
Online Architecture Camp - Ms. Solis’ friends will sponsor the $25 registration for up to 5 students to attend.
Nova’s PBS schedule with link to streaming
Launching pad for a great variety of Science lessons for most grades and topics
Virtual labs for Math and Science
Virtual Robotics for block programming
A broad range of activities for all ages
Podcasts and live-streamed lessons from the California Academy of Science
Lessons a an extremely wide variety of topics
Learn another language!
Space and Flight learning activities
Printable activities on Science and culture from the Field Museum
Virtual tours at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
A fabulous reading and research resource addressing multi-non-fiction topics. Use closed captions, related readings, and various included activities. Username: irvingms Password: isteam
InnerCity Arts has programs for all ages