Great Resources for Parents and Kids
Research, Reference & Other Starting Places
Fact Monster: Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help
Giggle Poetry - children's poetry by Meadowbrook Press. Lots of funny poems, poetry contests, and more! Jan Brett - lots of activities, flashcards, and even post cards to send
activities range from 3rd grade to adult
Ask Dr. Math This site is a question and answer service for k-12 math students and teachers. School Express This site has printable worksheets for many subjects including math. Newtons Window: This site has newsletters and stories that make math less frightening for parents, teachers, and students. It also resources, ideas, and srategies for all those involved in learning and teaching math, (and science, and reading, and history, and languages and ....) Math Activities from NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) This site lets you choose interactive activites by grade level.
Science Fair Central - includes cool project ideas, a science fair handbook, reviews of students' experiments, and more from Discovery Channel School. All Science Fair Projects - Find hundreds of ideas for every science topic, from Astronomy to Zoology! Click on BROWSE to see a list of all topics. There are also lots of links for tips on the Scientific Method and how to prepare your project.
Language Arts Links
Spelling Bee - An interactive game of 42 words that won the National Spelling Bee Spelling Connections - Practice the spelling words that are included in the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade spelling series.
Social Studies Links
Xpeditions Atlas - National Geographic Society's maps made for printing and copying Map Machine - National Geographic Society's atlas of satellite, street maps and more How far is it? - This service calculates the distance between two places (as the crow flies).
Information on the 50 Statesdes coloring pages for the outline of the state, the state bird and the state flower
Flags - Features flags from all over the world and includes some basic statistics about each country
Biography.com - search the site for bios of over over 15,000 celebrities. Also find out who was born on your birthday. Biographical Dictionary - This dictionary covers more than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.
(Abe Lincoln links too!)
Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library - Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library Preview offers selections from two collections at the Library of Congress that illuminate the life of Abraham Lincoln.
Art and Music Links
Crayola - Visit here for craft ideas, stories, online art, coloring book, games, crayola info, and teacher pages
Links for Parents
DiscoverySchool.com - Parent's Guide Rich with features that are helpful for parents and students as well as teachers. PBS Parents - Resources for parents on topics such as child development.