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December 11, 2017

Helpful (and fun!) Websites

ES students selects booksWe are making it easier for you to find kid-friendly and education-based websites on the internet by providing you with these helpful--and fun--links below:

General Interest Sites

Funbrain – This site has grade-level specific activities. It provides a wide variety across all subject matters.
i know that - This site has grade level specific activities. It provides a wide variety across all subject matters.
Dance Mat Typing - A great typing site, very entertaining.
Sheppard Software - Wide variety of games, Kindergarten and up.
Mr. Nussbaum - Mr. Nussbaum.com offers dozens of interactive games specifically designed to pinpoint one or several essential concepts taught in elementary years
Power Typing - Typing Games online
Clark Art Kids Page
DKfindout! - explore and learn about many topics

 

 

English Language Arts (ELA) Sites

Into the Book - A reading comprehension resource for K-4 students and teachers.
Read, Write, Think- This site allows students to create shape poems. It has an easy format to follow and a great printable poem at the end.
Sillybooks - An animated world of free reading, writing and learning fun for kids. Children can even have their own stories published
Starfall - Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall.com is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade.
Letter Generator - Here you can learn parts of a letter and how to write your own.
Sadlier-Oxford Phonics
Castle Learning Online

 

Math Sites

That's A Fact -Math Flash Cards
A + Math – A good site for practicing math facts.
AAA Math – A math site arranged by grade level or topic. This site is good for practicing a wide variety of facts.
Clock and other math games - Stop the clock - practice telling time and other math games.
Equivalent Fractions - Visually explore equivalent fractions.
Math Playground – This site contains a section on math word problems.
Mean, Mode, Median - Use this fun activity to practice these three skills.
Prongo - Play math baseball where you can practice addition or multiplication facts.
Spacey Math - You've got to be fast with your math facts to win at this game.
Visual Fractions– Great site for practicing all types of fractions.
Word Problems - Check out this site for practicing word problems or all kinds.

 

Social Studies Sites

National Geographic for kids - Explore countries and more.
American President Biographies – this site contains information on American Presidents and the election process.
Ben Franklin's Guide – This site contains general information about the United States Government.
National Museum - This site can be used to look at artifacts from the revolutionary and civil war.
Types of Land- Explore landforms.
National Geographic, West - Travel with Lewis and Clark on the first journey across the nation to the pacific ocean.
The Underground Railroad - Scholastic's underground railroad activity
National Geographic, Underground Railroad - Travel with Harriet Tubman on the underground railroad.
Native Tech - This website focuses on the arts of Eastern Woodland Indian Peoples, games sections allows kids to build virtual wampum belts and experiment with other Native American games.
NYS Museum - Take a virtual tour of the Iroquois exhibit at the State Museum.
Sheppard Software, Geography -Learn the locations, capitals, abbreviations and over 500 important facts about our 50 states.

 

Social Studies Sites

Food Chain -Try this interactive game
Hubble Site – This site contains great information on space and the fun section has some cool games, great graphics.
Just for Kids - Science games from the University of Illinois Extension.
Nutrition Blast Off - Students can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity. “Fuel” tanks for each food group help students keep track of how their choices fit into MyPyramid.
The Great Plant Escape – A fun mystery game that helps students learn about the amazing world of plants.
Water Cycle Demonstration - A flash animated activity that lets you control the water cycle as you learn.

 

Kid-safe search engines

Ask Jeeves

Discovery Education

Fact Monster

Google Safe Search

Kids Click!

Yahoo! Kids

 

Online children's magazines

National Geographic Kids

National Wildlife Federation

Sports Illustrated Kids

Time for Kids