Gesher students should read for a minimum of 15 minutes a day. Middle school students are expected to read for a minimum of 20-30 minutes a day.
Students are encouraged to read at least 1 book from the summer reading list and more than 1 book over the course of the summer.
Digital Reading Practice
Rising K-5: Access to Raz-Plus through Clever to practice reading.
How to log in:
Gan Katan - 1st Grade - Practice skills using starfall.com **you do not need to pay for Starfall. Please contact email@example.com for an access code if your code is no longer working or you do not have an access code.
CLICK HERE for optional Spanish practice activities!
Additional (optional) resources to keep students learning and engaged over the summer!
*More resources to be added soon!
Wide Open School Summer Camp (new activities posted weekly)
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
From June to August, kids ages 6 through 13 can enjoy mixed media, painting, drawing, and textile art classes via Zoom.
Met Opera Global Summer Camp - This summer, students around the world can learn all about opera with the Metropolitan Opera’s Global Summer Camp. Each week, campers will discover a new opera through hands-on activities and other fun learning prompts, watch the opera, and share their work with a global community of young opera fans.
Speechless - 45 minutes of fun and engaging improv games designed to release tension, engage the imagination, and encourage kids’ “flow state”- that joy-filled part of our brain that helps us feel creative, connected and free of self judgement. Every morning June 22 through June 26th, 10:00 am - 10:45am
Varsity Tutors - Tailored for specific grade levels—kindergarten and up—your kid can enjoy week-long camps in pretty much any subject that interests them with
Camp Wonderopolis - Free online summer-learning destination that's full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments!
For SiriusXM subscribers, the Kids Place Live channel is launching "Camp KPL" on June 1. Airing on weekdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, this "summer camp" will keep kids occupied all summer long. With ideas for at-home camp activities and projects, family-friendly music, and daily story time, it might be worth tuning in with the kiddos.
Happy Camper Live- Real camp feel at home (7 day free trial and monthly membership (4.99/month)
Camp Supernow- Summer sessions are 2 weeks and include daily cabin meetings and camp-wide activities. Includes options to mix with kids all over the world or create private cabins.($199/kid)
DIY.org Courses on topics like cooking, photography and Lego! (Free trial and additional cost for full classes)
Common Sense Media Parent Topics
Common Sense Media Student Activities
Brain Pop Jr Internet Safety (Grades K-3)
Brain Pop Online Safety (Grades 4-8)
Cybersecurity Lab by PBS
Early learning of the letters:
TIME For Kids - Free digital library for the rest of the school year. (Parent registration required)
Storyline Online - streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
Amazon Best Sellers - Top 100 Free e-books
Mrs. P's magic library - Classic Children's Stories brought to life
Free Sesame Street Books (Apple iBooks)
Prodigy game - Students sign up using google account
Code.org - Gesher Students - create an account by connecting with Google to your Gesher account. Sign up as a student and then select a course you would like to take.
Kodable (Great for pre-readers) - Free Trial available
Gesher Typing Club - (Gesher Students only)connect with your Google account to log in and choose from the assigned lessons through this link or through the Clever portal!
Typing.com - Gesher students log in with Google through this link or through the Clever portal. Accounts are free for non-Gesher students!
Discovery Education - Students look for log in info in Google Classroom.
Wide Open School by Common Sense - free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sensel
Khan Academy - Gesher Students log-in with Google
Washington Nationals "Home Away" - fun, short activities, and baseball-themed tutorials focused on reading, STEM and being physically active.