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Lower Merion School District


Curriculum 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.

Elementary STEM Activities and Resources

           Click here for a list of Elementary STEM Activities and Resources.                                                     

Links Description Additional Information
DreamBox Learning is an online 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-4.

Students should use Classlink to access Dreambox.

FOSS   Science

The district utilizes the FOSS (Full Option Science System) Science program in grades 1 to 4 to develop and deepen students’ understanding of concepts related to Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science.   FOSS gives students the opportunity to think and act like scientists and engineers.    FOSS presents science the way students learn it, as they explore phenomena firsthand on a journey toward mastering the three dimensions of the Framework.

Internet Safety
Digital Citizenship 
Websites pertaining to Internet safety, digital citizenship, and cyberbullying. It also contains   activities to try with your children, book lists, and parenting podcasts. Additionally, there is a list of kid safety apps and products  as well as a glossary of related terms. Click here to view  SCHOOL DISTRICT AND TOWNSHIP PARTNER FOR "SCHOOL'S OUT" FAMILY INFORMATION NIGHT Presentation in June 2023.
Journeys Information
Journeys, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is the core reading resource used to meet the diverse needs of our K-4 students.  

Keyboarding Without Tears
 Keyboarding Without Tears (KWT) is a web-based keyboarding curriculum for grades 1–4 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.

Students should  use Classlink to access KWT.

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.

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SAVVAS 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 SAVVAS Realize, students (and families) can access Math Words and Ideas as well as the Games in Investigations.

Students should  use Classlink to access SAVVAS.


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.


Study Island
Study Island
Students in grades 3-4 have access to this site.

Students should  use Classlink to access Study Island.

Last Updated: 9/11/23