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Fun Sites

BLOOMZ

https://www.bloomz.net/

 

LEARNING STYLES

JUMP START Learning Styles Quiz 

Finally, a quiz exists that primary students can take and understand about learning styles. By taking this quiz, you will find out the way that you learn best. As a teacher, I will then be able to plan lessons around the ways that students in the class learn best.

http://www.knowledgeadventure.com/JSA/profiler/learningstyle/jsprofiler.swf 
 

MOBY MAX

Moby Max

Moby Max can be accessed from home and school to help with vocabulary, reading comprehension, math, and more. This is a great site to reinforce student learning and to help students grow at their individual levels.

http://www.mobymax.com/

COMPASS LEARNING

Compass Learning

Compass Learning can be accessed from home and school to help with reading, math, science, and social studies. This site reinforces student learning and teaches NEW SKILLS to students in a fun, interactive way. When students miss a question, compass teaches them how to get the correct answer.

https://www.thelearningodyssey.com/

READING

ACCELERATED READER

Accelerated reader is a program used in our school to motivate students to read. They gain points for comprehension questions answered on read books.

https://hosted233.renlearn.com/97304/default.aspx

STARFALL 

Starfall is an amazing website that can be used to reinforce phonics skills specific to our first grade curriculum. It contains videos and activities for students in different stages (i.e. ABCs, Learn to Read, It's Fun to Read, I'm Reading).

http://www.starfall.com

WE GIVE BOOKS 

This is a great site full of digital books that students can read. Better yet, when you read a book, the site donates a book to charity.

http://www.wegivebooks.org 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUNG EXPLORER

On this site you can read nonfiction National Geographic Young Explorer issues.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngyoungexplorer/ 

TUMBLEBOOKS

This is a great collection of digital books from the Boone Co. library.

http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/customer_login.asp?accessdenied=%2Flibrary%2Fasp%2Fhome_tumblebooks.asp 

BETWEEN THE LIONS 

Between the Lions is an interactive website full of stories, games that relate to the stories, printable activities to use for follow-up lessons, and fabulous songs to help you remember specific phonics rules. It’s sponsored by PBS Kids .

http://pbskids.org/lions/ 

SPELLING CITY 

Spelling City is an incredible website to practice spelling words. The most fantastic thing about this site is that you can type in your own spelling words. Instead of spelling the words to your parents or writing them over and over, have fun on this website playing games with your spelling words. 

http://www.spellingcity.com/ 

INTO THE BOOK

Into the Book is an incredible reading comprehension resource for both students and teachers. Students practice reading comprehension skills as they go "into" into the stories.

http://reading.ecb.org/

GET READY TO READ 

Get Ready to Read includes games and activities for the EARLY reader, and cards with activities that you can print out for FREE. This site also includes a literacy checklist for the home and a screening activity for parents to use with pre-school children.

http://www.getreadytoread.org/skill.html

WORDLE  

Enjoy making beautiful word clouds with Wordle! This site has so many possibilities. We like to use it in class to brainstorm words with a similar phonics rule. You could also use it to create math problems that all equaled the same number, type in a favorite story to see what words come up most often, choose a noun to describe with adjectives, and so much more. 

http://www.wordle.net/

SCHOLASTIC  

Scholastic contains resources for students, teachers, and families. The student section is full of online, safe fun for kids. This site also contains a store, similar to the cheaper Scholastic book orders that are often sent home from school.

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/home.jsp

SHEPPARD SOFTWARE 

"Hundreds of educational games, activities, quizzes, articles, and more, for kids and everyone to use online - and free!" We use this website in class. So many of these games reinforce concepts we are learning.

http://sheppardsoftware.com/

BOOK ADVENTURE 

Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book list from over 7,000 titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literacy successes.

http://www.bookadventure.com/


MATH

MATH MAGICIAN 

This is a fabulous website to practice math facts. You can choose addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. Then, you can choose what type of problems you want (i.e. +0, +2, -4). The best part is that you can print out a certificate that proves that you have passed the math facts if you complete 20 in one minute or less.

http://oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/Mathmagician/cathymath.html

Math Resources

Great math resources to use in the classroom and at home (many ready-made activities).

http://www.k-5mathteachingresources.com 

MATH FACT CAFE 

Math Fact Café is a great tool to use when practicing math skills. You can create your own math fact sheets, practice with pre-made sheets, and create/practice flashcards online. The website also contains time and money practice with problems that you can create.

http://www.mathfactcafe.com/

FUNBRAIN  

Fun Brain is filled with math and grammar games, Madlibs, comics, online Sudoku, and more.

http://www.funbrain.com/

LIZARD POINT 

Lizardpoint is a great site for memory games, dot-to-dot, mastermind, math practice, and geography quizzes. If you click on “Math Practice,” you can practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division online, or you can print out worksheets. You can even pick different levels for these questions. 

http://www.lizardpoint.com/

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES 

SAN DIEGO ZOO

SAN DIEGO ZOO This is a great site for animal research. You can find out about the different groups of animals (amphibians, mammals, etc) and then find out about specific animals within that group. The pictures and videos are fantastic. Of course, you can also find out lots more about the zoo, look at animal cams, and play games and activities.

http://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

SWITCHEROO ZOO 

This is an amazing website for animal research and creativity. Click on the blue bar “Teach and Learn” and then on “Resources” and “Animal Profiles” to find brief animal biographies. Click on the red bar “Make and Play” to create a mixed-up-animal.

http://switchzoo.com/

KIDS' PLANET 

This is another great site for animal research. Kids' Planet will teach you lots of information about endangered animals. The site will also link you to information about helping endangered animals.

http://www.kidsplanet.org/

TRAVEL THE WORLD 

Is there a place that you have read about or that we have talked about in class that you would love to visit? Here's a free way to get there - no airplane or suitcases required. Type in your destination in the "search" box and start traveling the world! Once you get there, drag the mouse to see around you 360 degrees.

http://www.360cities.net/area/world

KIDS' ASTRONOMY 

Kids’ Astronomy (part of Kids Know It) is filled with games, activities, fun facts, and resources for teachers, parents, and students. This is a hotspot for kids who love to learn about space!

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FOR KIDS 

National Geographic Kids contains tabs for animals, games, videos, and little kids. The animal’s page includes an A-Z animal directory. Interactive adventures, geography games, photo fill-ins, cartoons, craft ideas, science experiments, and many more topics are also included.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/


OTHER SUBJECTS/JUST FOR FUN

TIMERS

TIMERS This is a great site for all sorts of timers to use in the classroom or at home. Timers can help when motivating your child to do homework, chores, etc.

http://www.online-stopwatch.com/classroom-timers/ 

ADVENTURE TO FITNESS

ADVENTURE FITNESS This is great for indoor recess or any time that you want to get your kids moving and learning. Have fun! (You can search for these on youtube also.)

http://www.adventuretofitness.tv 

KIDS KNOW IT 

Kids Know It is loaded with information and challenging games and covers all content areas. The memory and spelling games are so much fun! For an excellent challenge, choose harder lessons.

http://kidsknowit.com/

FUNSCHOOL 

Fun School contains a variety of fun and educational games and activities – everything from pirates to dinosaurs to difference mania and more.

http://funschool.kaboose.com/

KIDSCLICK 

Visit Kids Click, a web search by librarians for kids. Choose for specific searches alphabetically or through the search engine found on the page. The searches are also categorized by subject for easy access.

http://www.kidsclick.org/

CRAYOLA 

Crayola has activities and ideas for teachers, students, and parents. The “games and fun” section and printable coloring/information pages are fabulous. 

http://www.crayola.com/

NY PHILHARMONIC KIDS 

The New York Philharmonic Kidzone is a great website for kids who love music. This site offers links such as the instrument storage room, game room, news stand, instrument lab, musicians’ lounge, composers’ gallery, and composition workshop.

http://www.nyphilkids.org/main.phtml

AWESOME LIBRARY 

Awesome Library contains “doors” for teachers, kids, teens, parents, librarians, and college students. The kid’s section contains games, news, information about friends (including pen pals), authors, homework, and more.

http://www.awesomelibrary.org/

ASK JEEVES FOR KIDS 

Ask Jeeves for Kids is a helpful student web search that also includes movies and games. It is the Ask Jeeves equivalent for kids.

http://www.askkids.com/

NICK JR. 

Nickelodeon lovers visit Nick Jr. and have a blast!

http://www.nickjr.com/

PARENTS
 

FAMILY EDUCATION 

FAMILY EDUCATION Family Education provides parental help for kids ages 0-6, 7-11, and12-18. Here you will find a range of issues such as discipline, activities, school, entertainment, special needs (including giftedness) and more. This site also contains ideas and advice for parents by parents and tips on subject help by grade-level. 

http://www.familyeducation.com/home/ 

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY 
 

“The National Institute for Literacy, a federal agency, provides leadership on literacy issues, including the improvement of reading instruction for children, youth, and adults.” This website is full of ideas for both parents and educators in reading instruction. You can download useable documents free of charge and quickly from this website. 

http://lincs.ed.gov/

KY ASSOCIATION FOR GIFTED EDUCATION
 

“The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE) … is a non-profit volunteer group of parents, teachers, administrators, other educators, and all citizens interested in being advocates for appropriate educational opportunities for gifted and talented youth in Kentucky.” The resource page on this website contains other helpful, informative links. 

http://kagegifted.org/