Snow Day Learning

Flower pot covered in snow

As we've seen, weather conditions can cause an interruption in classroom learning. We believe learning takes place everywhere and is a continuous journey. Our goal is to keep students' minds engaged even when they're not in the classroom.

This page provides a growing number of educator-recommended books, projects and resources for students of all grade levels. We will continue to add to the list. In the meantime, we hope this resource is useful to you all.

Please also know that creative play outside, as safety allows, might be the best learning of all and a profound engagement with all things natural…

Northshore Libraries

Northshore librarians create endless amounts of online resources that can help your student, even when away from the school.

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KCLS Partnership

Our partnership with the King County Library System offers all Northshore students access to amazing content in person or online!

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Warm Clothes

Threads and Treads provides Northshore families free, quality donated clothing for school age youth, teens, young adults and parents.

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Online Learning Resources

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The typing games on 10FastFingers.com offer you an easy way to improve your typing speed.

Subject Area: Typing

Grade Level: Middle School, High School

We're building a suite of world class tools for exploring math. Whether you're just getting started, or looking to take your skills to the next level, we've got you covered.

Subject Area: Mathematics

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary

Online games, videos and activities for students pre-K through 5th grade.

Subject Area: English Language Arts, Mathematics

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary

Algebra 2 Lesson Recordings on everything from rationalizing denominator to quadratics. 

Subject Area: Mathematics

Grade Level: High School

We love doing art together and hope you follow along with us. Many of our lessons are perfect for any age, all you need is a few supplies!

Subject Area: Art

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary

Articles on a variety of topics that help to build on students prior knowledge.

Subject Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies

Grade Level: Middle School, High School

Spanish grammar presentation 

Subject Area: World Language

Grade Level: High School

This special collection provides a set of early Reading/Language Arts resources, organized by early elementary and preschool literacy skills.

Subject Area: English Language Arts, Speech Therapy

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary School

Using pictures and ideas shown in drawings, create your own math story.

Subject Area: Mathematics

Grade Level: Elementary

Calculation Nation® uses the power of the Web to let students challenge opponents from anywhere in the world.

Subject Area: Mathematics

Grade Level: Elementary

Chinese number writing worksheets.

Subject Area: Mathematics

Grade Level: Elementary

Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.

Subject Area: Elementary Music

Grade Level: Elementary 

We started CodeCombat to give learners the feeling of wizardly power at their fingertips by using typed code.

Subject Area: Mathematics, Computer Science

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Fun online games focused on developing math skills

Subject Area: Mathematics

Grade Level: Elementary

You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. You’ll soon be touch typing like an expert!

Subject Area: Typing Skills

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School

We're building a suite of world class tools for exploring math. Whether you're just getting started, or looking to take your skills to the next level, we've got you covered.

Subject Area: Mathematics

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Resources for Parents and Students on snow days

Subject Area: English Language Arts, Science

Grade Level: Elementary

Instantly access 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more

Subject Area: English Language Arts

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary

Take three minutes to add move and recharge to your day.

Subject Area: PE

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, High School

Funbrain, created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, offers hundreds of free interactive games, books, videos, and printables that help kids develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and literacy.

Subject Area: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Speech Therapy

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary School, Middle School

Teach and learn practical digital skills using free project-based video curriculum.

Subject Area: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

Grade Level: Middle School, High School

Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world.

Subject Area: Digital Citizen and Internet Safety

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School

With this interactive, students can learn about and write haiku, a popular Japanese poem that traditionally has three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.

Subject Area: English Language Arts

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary School

Learn about the traditional cultural values and spiritual beliefs of the Tulalip Tribes who are the successors in interest to the Snohomish, Snoqualmie and Skykomish tribes and other tribes and bands signatory to the Treaty of Point Elliott.

Subject Area: Social Studies

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Digital workbook for 1st and 2nd graders teaching how to write a "how-to."

Subject Area: English Language Arts

Grade Level: Elementary

Founded by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, iCivics provides effective, innovative, freely accessible resources that enhance practice and inspire classrooms. 

Subject Area: Social Studies

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

With an engaging, kid-friendly interface and many options to customize and track children's progress, iTrace is a valuable app for parents, teachers and occupational therapists.

Subject Area: Writing

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary

IXL

With IXL, your children will learn at their own pace—IXL's adaptive questions automatically adjust to just the right level of difficulty.

Subject Area: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World Language

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Black History Month is an ideal time to participate in a month-long #ReadingBlackout by reading only Black authors in February.

Subject Area: Social Studies

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Explore eBooks and downloads, apps, premium databases, and select websites hand-picked by librarians.

Subject Area: Art, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

Subject Area: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World Language

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.

Subject Area: World Language

Grade Level: Middle School, High School

Activities, games, and lesson plans covering a wide array of math topics.

Subject Area: Mathematics

Grade Level: Elementary

Math Playground is a popular learning site filled with math games, logic puzzles and a variety of problem-solving activities.

Subject Area: Mathematics

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School

From second grade to high school, special needs to gifted, it works and works fast!

Subject Area: Mathematics

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Learn music theory with free online interactive lessons, exercises and tools.

Subject Area: Art, Music

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

NASA has more than a dozen satellites studying Earth. Who better to answer all of your questions about our planet?

Subject Area: Science

Grade Level: Elementary

Online Physics based games

Subject Area: Science

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Looking for playdough activities for kids? There’s so much potential in  humble playdough, whether you buy yours or make your own.

Subject Area: Art, Fine Motor Skills

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary

Polar graph worksheets.

Subject Area: Mathematics

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary

This form was designed by the Department of Homeland Security and may be useful to anyone who gets a new job. Before you get a position, you have to fill out and submit your application on the basis of which the employer should consider your candidacy.

Subject Area: English Language Arts

Grade Level: High School

Join over 20 million students, teachers, and parents using our free, curriculum-aligned math game for Grades 1 - 8.

Subject Area: Mathematics

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School

ReadWorks is committed to solving America’s reading comprehension crisis and student achievement gap.

Subject Area: English Language Arts

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School

Rick Steves Classroom Europe™️ is a free resource allowing teachers to share the best of European art, history, and culture with their students and fellow educators.

Subject Area: Art, Social Studies, Dreaming of a Vacation

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

The Rhythm Trainer is a free, Flash-based program for learning and practicing rhythm.

Subject Area: Music

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Find books, play games and learn.

Subject Area: English Language Arts

Grade Level: Elementary School

Looking for learning games and printables for kids? Here you can find I SPY learning games, Clifford printables, and interact with other great Scholastic brands.

Subject Area: English Language Arts, Speech Therapy

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary School, Middle School

Story Starters inspire students to write by serving up hundreds of writing prompts in creative combinations.

Subject Area: English Language Arts

Grade Level: Elementary

Fun online activity focused on developing Science skills

Subject Area: Science

Grade Level: Middle School

Starfall has been teaching children to read with phonics for well over a decade. Our systematic approach, in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity, is perfect for preschool, special education, homeschool, and English language development.

Subject Area: English Language Arts, Mathematics

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary

Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.

Subject Area: English Language Arts

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary

Our Pre-school Library is full of great activities for you to explore. Choose a theme and start the fun!

Subject Area: English Language Arts, Speech Therapy

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary School

One could say that snowflakes are simply frozen water — but if you compare a snowflake to an ice cube, you’ll notice a big difference.

Subject Area: Science

Grade Level: Elementary

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

Subject Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

TypingClub is the most effective way to learn how to type.

Subject Area: Typing

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School

At Unite for Literacy, we picture a world where all children have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their languages and cultures and cultivate a lifelong love of reading.

Subject Area: English Language Arts

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary School

Founded in 1891 and now into its second century of service, the Washington State Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and vividly presenting Washington's rich and storied history.

Subject Area: Social Studies

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

The Washington State Council for the Social Studies is a nonprofit/volunteer organization led by Social Studies teachers throughout Washington State.

Subject Area: Social Studies

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

While you can revise your “Where I'm From” list into a poem, you can also see it as a corridor of doors opening onto further knowledge and other kinds of writing.

Subject Area: English Language Arts

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Independent math practice worksheets.

Subject Area: Mathematics

Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary

Each day, we pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways. Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world.

Subject Area: Art, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World Language

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Fun online learning games focused on developing reading skills!

Subject Area: English Language Arts

Grade Level: Elementary

Spark your creativity with writing prompts made just for snow days.

Subject Area: English Language Arts

Grade Level: Elementary

The weather outside may be frightful, but these writing prompts about winter will take some of the chill out of the air.

Subject Area: English Language Arts

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School