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Study Island is a great resource for Math and Reading concepts for each grade level. Each student at YMS has a login and password already assigned to them. 
Study Island is a fun website that works on Math and Reading retention with fun games and assignments. 
Each student Enrolled in the YMS after school Indian Education Study Hall Program has continuous assignments on Study Island, this allows us to monitor the child's improvements and areas of concern. These assignments can be done in Study Hall as well as at home.


Read Closely. Think Critically. Be Worldly

Newsela is a great resource for Reading concepts and retention. It allows the students to read the same content yet work at their own pace and reading level.
It is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that is always relevant. Newsela is used within our school district and each student has a login assigned to them.


Keeper of the Fire

Keeper of the Fire was played by many native tribes in the plains, woodland, and coastal areas.  This game teaches stealth and keen listening skills, which were very important skills for survival in the wild.
You can play this game indoors or outdoors. All you need is a blindfold and three items representing firewood. 

The "chief" (best if it is an adult) will place the wood in front of the Fire Keeper, who is seated on his or her knees, hands on lap, and blindfolded.  The rest of the players, the Wood Gatherers, will be seated in a circle around the Fire Keeper. The Chief declares, "Wood Gatherers, we need wood!" and points to one of the Wood Gatherers whose job it is to stealthily creep up on the Fire Keeper and steal his wood without being detected and tagged by the Fire Keeper. Wood Gatherers my not "rush" the Fire Keeper, as the object is stealth, and the fire Keeper may only remove his or her hand from their lap to attempt to tag a Wood Gatherer. When the Wood Gatherer successfully steals the wood without being tagged, it is their turn to be the Fire Keeper.