Frankie’s Back-to-School Challenge!

Hi Jumpeez – Frankie here! Now that you are most likely settled into your classes, I wanted to see how much you have grown in playing some of your favorite JumpStart games! As you might have noticed in our Games of the Week, we have plenty of activities to explore in JumpStart built to strengthen your mind and ability to take on our JumpStart missions.

JS-Blog-BackToSchoolOf course, one of the best parts of playing our learning games is seeing how much you improve as the year goes on! That is why I thought it might be fun for all of us to measure our progress in a game from each of THREE special categories I created. As we learn new subjects in school, spend time practicing these games, and take on new missions through JumpStart, we can all make ourselves better and brighter Jumpeez!

So are you up for joining me in this school-year challenge? Pick a game that matches the three categories below and get started!

1. Language Arts
Language arts include everything from reading to writing to listening! With so many different topics to focus on, it might be the most exciting to choose a game that uses a subject you struggle with. Need more help with spelling? How about playing Bubble Trouble in MarineLand! How about reading? Blast-Off reading is the game for you!
2. Math
Math and science can be challenging topics for young Jumpeez, so this category might be one of the most important subjects you can practice! Games like the Charm Creator in Windy Hollows help you learn the basics of measurements, while games like Cowabunga teach you about counting. Make sure to choose a game that is fit for the topics you learn in school.
3. Problem Solving
Our last category is not so much a subject rather than a set of skills that can help you with everything from completing science experiments to succeeding in test taking. For this category, why not try building a new racetrack and Shipwreck Lagoon and timing your speeds, or see how high of a score you can get in the puzzling Punk-Punk Drop Boardwalk Arcade game!

As you can tell, there are so many games to choose from to complete this challenge! Do you know which games you want to keep track of this school year? Comment below with your three games and post your current score!

Help Frankie with an AdventureLand MATH Challenge

“Hi Jumpeez, Frankie here! My friend Pierre has been visiting the mysterious and wonderful regions of AdventureLand on his summer vacation. While he’s been away, I received a surprise letter from him detailing some of the exciting things he has seen on his vacation. Unfortunately, it seems like parts of the letter have disappeared. If you have ever had the chance to explore AdventureLand, you would know that it takes a lot of work to get to this ancient island! From this letter’s long and difficult journey, its contents have been unfortunately washed away.

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Thankfully, our most adventurous JumpStart crewmember CJ came to the rescue! With a magnifying glass in one hand and a pen in the other, CJ spent day and night working to unscramble the words in Pierre’s correspondence to me. However, he could still use a bit of help restoring this message. What he needs now is for a sharp Jumpee to use addition and counting.

First, add up the numbers in the missing spaces of the letter. Second, use that number to identify which letters that number correspond to in the alphabet, and place it in the blanks!

Here’s Pierre’s letter to us below:

Hi Frankie,

Wow, Ad(11+11)entureLa(7+7)d sure is a m(1+0)rvelous place! I have seen so man(5+20) intere(15+4)ting things! From lan(2+2)-dwelling P(7+13)nk-Punks to the T(8+7)wn of Lost S(4+4)ores, there are so many things to explore in this (5+5)umpS(10+10)art land! I also got to meet your friend Es(7+6)ere(4+8)da! She helped me get a (4+3)iraf(3+3)e to decorate the town with!

Well, I must be going! I cannot wait to return to JumpStart and tell you more about my travels in AdventureLand!

Best wishes,
Pierre

Once you have found the missing letters, comment below with the completed letter so I can read what fascinating stories Pierre has to share with me!

Game of the Week: Bubble Trouble

This is our first-ever Game of the Week, so we decided to choose a game that is jam-packed with tons of fun and helpful activities for you Jumpeez! Swim deep down through the clear, blue waters of MarineLand to complete this week’s Bubble Trouble mission. In this game, you can build up your reading and math skills while running away from pesky Punk Punks.
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Overall, there are over twenty different activities and three different levels to play from, so you will NEVER get bored! If you have not played Bubble Trouble yet, start playing and let us know which levels you are able to complete! budurl.me/GoTW1

JumpStart’s Worksheet of the Week

Count the Mangoes - Free worksheet for summer

JumpStart’s Worksheet of the Week

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Educational Resources and Worksheets

Supplemental learning resources are essential to keeping your kids on track when it comes to their education. From free printable worksheets to lesson plans and everything in between, parents and educators have a world of learning available to them online at JumpStart.com. Convenient, fun and engaging to a large range of early learning levels math, science, English, and history are just a few of the topics that you can use to navigate the endless amount of resources on our site.

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Math: Taking on new topics in math is all about having a strong foundation in the basics and building upon each new learned concept. Treat each new lesson or concept that your kids will learn in school as another stepping-stone to more complex lessons in higher learning. To assure that your child never falls too far behind by helping them get in some regular practice with JumpStart’s free printable math worksheets for young learners as young as preschool levels through 5th grade students. From word problems to basic geometry, where do your kids need the most help when it comes to their math lessons?life-clycle-of-a-plant

Science: At its root, science helps explain occurrences in nature, which can be quite comforting to a young child. JumpStart provides a number of exciting science based activities for you to prepare your kids for more complex topics they might cover as they progress in school. Expose them to the power of science early on in life and you might end up with a little Einstein of your own.

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History: There is no doubt that there is something valuable to be learned from looking to past generations, times, and cultures. This fact is what makes history or social studies such an important topic for kids to cover in school. Help your kids explore the evolution of our country and global community by turning to interactive study guides like JumpStart’s free printable worksheets, which are designed to make history approachable and most of all fun!

Click here for more FREE Printable worksheets!

JumpStart’s Worksheet of the Week

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