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It's the end of summer and kids are starting to get restless! There is no better time than the present to introduce some learning activities to help maintain their skills and prepare them for the upcoming school year. I polled teachers from all over the country, and they came up with this list of FREE Online Learning Resources that you can use to keep your children sharp and avoid summer learning loss.

All Subject Areas

Activities and printables for elementary and middle school students in all subject areas, as well as articles about various topics geared towards parents.

Teachers Pay Teachers 
Just type what you are looking for into the search field and activities developed by teachers from all over the country will pop up. Many are free and some cost a small amount.

Read articles on current events available in five different readability levels, then take a reading quiz

Games and activities for art, science, nature, history, culture, people and places.

Reading and Writing

Leveled articles for grades K-8 with reading comprehension quizzes.

Lesson plans and activities for every grade level.

Interactive lessons for preschoolers that help them learn the alphabet, letter sounds and early reading skills.


This is a free summer math program from Amazon. Students in first grade level math through Algebra II take a diagnostic assessment and then participate in instruction, videos, and lessons for their grade level.

Khan Academy 
Videos, lessons, and practice activities covering a vast array of math and science topics.

Study Skills and SOL Test Practice

Make flashcards and use them to play games and take a practice test. View flashcards made by users all around the world on every topic imaginable.

Jefferson Lab
SOL practice for math and science.

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Pouches' Community Corner

Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.