Distance Learning Teaching Ideas & Resources

Distance Learning Resources

No matter what the new school year brings, it’s important to be prepared with at-home learning resources for your students. Providing engaging, enjoyable distance learning resources for your students can be time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be! I’ve put together distance learning resources to use with your students this year that require little to no prep.

Research Units for Print and Digital for Distance Learning

Research units are perfect for distance learning! Not only can your students read about different science and social studies topics, but they also can put their ideas in writing. The science and social studies Google Drive (digital) and printable research bundle comes complete with everything your students need. You can also purchase research units individually if you prefer. Whether you’re delivering content online or through print materials, these engaging research units are perfect for elementary students.

Current Research Unit Topics include:

Science Unit Topics

Social Studies Unit Topics

Remember that when you purchase a bundle of the research units, you’ll get ALL the future units of the same subject and format. Choose between print + Google, print only, or Google only, and science + social studies, science only, and social studies only. There are a total of 9 growing bundle options to choose from!

Want to try our research resources before you buy? Check out our FREE research worksheets below!

At-Home Learning Packets for Distance Learning

Distance learning doesn’t have to mean digital. Pencil and paper is a tried and true method. Parents and siblings all need to connect to the internet to complete work and school, so you can make it a little easier for families by giving printed assignments.

Whether your students are doing some summer practice or you are prepping for the fall, using at-home learning packets are ready-to-go and complete with all the activities you need to help your students learn and review! Teachers and parents alike have loved having these printed to send home. You can also use them digitally with Kami if you prefer. All of the lessons are created by a team of licensed teachers and aligned with state and national standards.

At Home Distance Learning Packets

During the school year, keep your students prepared with weekly activities to reinforce math and reading skills. These at-home distance learning packets are a growing bundle, so resources will keep getting added! You’ll receive seven grade levels (PreK-5) with eight FULL weeks of print-and-go activities.

These packets are perfect for teachers and parents. Along with lesson plans, you and your students will receive:

  • Daily Math Review
  • Math Fluency Practice
  • Math Lesson
  • Backwards Story Problem
  • Math Game
  • Reading Lesson to use with ANY book
  • Memory Game (PreK-K)
  • Short CVC Lesson (Pre-K)
  • Reading Prompts & Lesson (K-5)
  • Flap Book Activity
  • Directed Drawing
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Writing Lesson
  • Weekly Sentence Work (Grades 1-5)
  • Letter/Number Tracing (PreK-K)
  • Color by Number/Color by Word
  • Brain Break Activities
  • Art Activities
  • Answer Keys

Summer Learning

Your Pre-K through 5th Grade students can review and avoid the summer slide with this at-home summer learning bundle. If you’re a parent, consider purchasing the grade level your students have just completed. Also, if you are a teaching sharing with your students, either assign the prior grade level as review or the upcoming grade level for students that need to be challenged. You may also differentiate instruction by going to a lower grade level for struggling readers and math students.

The Summer Learning Packets Include:

  • Daily Math Review
  • Weekly Math Facts Fluency Practice (K-5)
  • Math Dot-to-Dot (Pre-K)
  • Counting Activities (PreK-K)
  • Backwards Story Problem (Grades 1-5)
  • Math Game
  • Reading Lessons to use with ANY book (K-5)
  • Summer Alphabet Memory Game (Pre-K)
  • Summer CVC and Number Practice Mats (Pre-K)
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Daily Sentence Work
  • Summer Writing Lessons
  • Color by Number/ Color by Word
  • Directed Drawing
  • “Ice Cream Party” Language Arts Board Game
  • “Mister Sun” Math Board Game

Try these at-home learning units with your homeschool or distance learning classes!

Candy Math

Not every distance learning resource has to be digital. Give your students an engaging, fun experience with candy math resources! These are great activities that they will love to do at home.

Available for the following holidays:

  • Halloween
  • Christmas
  • Valentine’s Day
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Easter
  • Each activity helps your students practice the following skills:

    PreK-Kindergarten Candy Math

  • Count & Sort Candies by Color (to be a reference for future activities)
  • Graphing Candy By Color
  • Comparing Numbers by Color with Holiday Themed Crocodiles
  • Candy Addition
  • Candy Subtraction
  • 2 Color By Numbers using Candies
  • 2 Writing & Art Pages
  • 1st-2nd Grade Candy Math

    The 1st and 2nd grade holiday math activities include the same skills, but with increased difficulty. The other differences are that instead of color by numbers, you’ll receive 2 Fill In The Blanks stories.

    3rd-5th Grade Candy Math

    Finally, your upper elementary students will enjoy these candy math activities.

  • Count & Sort Candies by Color (to be a reference for future activities)
  • Graphing Candy By Color
  • Candy Fractions by Color
  • Comparing Candy Fractions
  • Candy Probability
  • 2 Fill In The Blanks stories
  • 2 Writing & Art Pages
  • Consider dropping off or mailing some candy packages for students in need or just as a pick-me-up if it’s in your budget!

    Preschool Worksheets

    Your youngest learners will need some support during distance learning. Using these ready-to-go preschool worksheets will help them learn and practice new concepts.

    Write, Circle, Draw

    Help your littlest learners with letter formation and handwriting practice with these ABC “Write-Circle-Draw” activities. For math, your Pre-K kids can practice numbers 0-20 with Write-Circle-Draw number worksheets.

    Word Games

    Practice CVC and sight words with your newest readers. The CVC word board game is color-coded by vowels. In addition, you can differentiate with this Sight Words board game for advanced Pre-K students or kindergarten. No matter what grade-level you’re teaching, these distance learning resources are perfect low to no-prep ways to engage your students or your own children!

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