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Lower Merion School District


Resources for Parents of Elementary Students

These resources are meant as a reference for families. Each teacher may have different expectations about how these websites should be used. Please check with your child's teacher for specific details.

Tech It Out!

Links Description Additional Information
DreamBox Learning is an on-line math program that differentiates content, pace, and sequence to reach students of all levels right where they are in real time. It is available for students in grades K-5. Click here for student log in to Dreambox.
The district utilizes the FOSS (Full Option Science System) Science program in grades 1 to 5 to develop and deepen students’ understanding of concepts related to Life Science, Earth and Space Science and Physical Science.
Internet Safety
Internet Safety
Websites pertaining to Internet safety, and cyberbullying, plus videos and activities to try with your children. It also contains parent and children's book lists. Additionally, there is a list of kid safety apps for Apple and Android devices and a glossary of related terms. Click here to view the slides from the Technology, Social Media, and Elementary Age Students Presentation in September 2017.
Journeys Information
Journeys, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is the core reading resource used to meet the diverse needs of our K-5 students.

Keyboarding Without Tears
NEW for 2017-2018!
Keyboarding Without Tears (KWT) is a web-based keyboarding curriculum for grades 1–5 that teaches typing, and general computer readiness. KWT is directly connected to our handwriting program, Handwriting Without Tears (HWT), and offers familiar instruction, characters, child-friendly teaching strategies.

Student accounts will be available soon.
Library Resources
Library Resources
Access your school's library, Atomic Learning, World Book Online,, ProQuest, CultureGrams, Brain Pop, Brain Pop Jr, and Enchanted Learning. Use your child's username and password to access the school's library resources.
Students can access their home folder or shared folders here.

Pearson Realize

Investigations is a comprehensive, blended digital and print mathematics program designed to help your child achieve the mathematical proficiency levels reflected in the Common Core Math standards, providing the foundation for future math courses and beyond. Through Pearson Realize, students (and families) can access Math Words and Ideas as well as the Games in Investigations.

Students can log in using their district username and password.

Responsive Classroom
Responsive Classroom

Elements of the Responsive Classroom approach are used in all elementary classrooms. Learn more about this widely used, research-backed approach to elementary education that increases academic achievement, decreases problem behaviors, improves social skills, and leads to more high-quality instruction.

Second Step
Second Step
The Second Step program is used throughout all elementary schools. This program aims to teach children necessary skills for social and academic success.
STEM is the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Click here for some sample STEM activities you can try at home.
Study Island
Study Island
Students in grades 3-5 have access to this site. Check with your child's teacher for login in information.
Think Central
This site is part of the Journeys Language Arts program. Your child's District username and password are used for this site. You can also check with your child's teacher for login in information.

Last Updated: 2/8/18