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K-5 Web Links

Art

Artcyclopedia
Artist biographies.

Artist on Artnet
Information and famous art by the artist.

Picassohead
Create your own Pablo Picasso head.

Blogs, Glogs and Wikis

Glogster
This site allows you to create a glog (online poster) using images, sound, video, etc.

21 Classes
This site is a free blogging site. If you need help working with it or setting up your blog, feel free to ask!

Classroom Wikis
This links you to classroom wikis that can be created for your classroom. 
 
Edublogs

Character Education

English Language Arts

Authors
 
Jan Brett
Barbara Parks
Beatrix Potter
Eric Carle 
H. A. and Margaret Rey
Jan, Stan and Mike Berenstain
Stan and Jan Berenstain
Mark Twain
Mem Fox
Mercer Mayer
Mercer Mayer Art Gallery
R. L. Stine
Randomhouse Authors
Roald Dahl
Scholastic Author Index
 
 
Contractions

 
 
Early Literacy Interactive Activities - Letter Identification
(These activities are great for use either individually or with SMART Boards because they are interactive for young children)

 
ABC Order
Put the letters in alphabetical order.

ABC Ya!
Click and drag the letters in the correct order!

Alphabet Bears
Have fun at PawPark placing letters in the appropriate alphabetical order.

Alphabet Zoo
Test your knowledge at matching lowercase letters to uppercase letters and watch the train go along the track!
 
Big Comfy Couch
Click on the ball to get to the games section. Click on the letter to play a letter matching game.

Brain Connection
Match the letter name to the letter.

Brain Connection (ABC Gulp)
Find the letter that the frog announces. Match the letter name to the letter.

Kangaroo Confusion
Match lowercase with uppercase letters.

KidPort Kindergarten
This is not a mouse activity. So, you will need to use the virtual keyboard to fill in the missing letters of the alphabet.

Learning Planet
Find the missing letter. Practice letter recognition skills.

Letters and Letter Sounds
This website is a leveled website that helps students learn beginning sounds and blends. It also teaches them about long and short vowel sounds.


Elements of a Story

 

English Language Arts Review

Grammar Review
Vocabulary Review Game Zone
 
 
General Reference

 
Kidport English Language Arts Reference Library
This site includes a great deal of links to children's books, authors, poem creators, story creators, etc. Check it out!
 
 
Spelling

Interactive Spelling Bee (by grade level)
Spelling City
Grammar Gorilla
Wordle

Evaluating Online Resources

Websites to Evaluate
 
These websites will take students through various stages of evaluating online resources for validity and accuracy. 
 
All About Explorers
Buy Dehydrated Water
Canada
Dihydrogen Monoxide
Dog Island
Explorers
Explorers for Kids
Explorers for North America
Famous Explorers from A to Z
General Delivery University
Provinces of Canada
Republic of Molossia

Can I Trust the Information?
This page gives students various tools to learn how to evaluate information as they retrieve it. The link at the bottom called Bad Apple, helps students determine if the website is legitimate or not. This is perfect for those using Google all of the time to locate information and just use the top few sites from the result list!

Who is the Owner?
This page takes students through the challenge of truncating Internet addresses to learn how to locate the main page, has students looking through some websites to locate the owners of the pages and also asks the question whether the owner is an authority on the subject. They are great lifelong learning skills for students using the Internet for information!

5th Grade Social Studies Links

Canadian Government Web Quest 
  
Government 
 
Where in the World - Webquest Scavenger Hunt

go.hrw.com/atlas/norm_htm/namerica.htm
This link will answer questions 1-6

go.hrw.com/atlas/norm_htm/samerica.htm
This link will answer questions 7-11

www.immigration-usa.com/wfb/mexico_geography.html
This link will answer questions 12-15

www.immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/canada/canada_geography.html
This link will answer questions 16-19

www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/americas/centralamerica_ref01.pdf
This link will answer questions 20-23
 
 
Antigua 
 
 
 

Free Clip Art

This web page will have shutterstock across the front, but don't worry about the name across the front of the image for Susquepedalian homework.

Discovery Education Clipart
Pics for Learning
WP Clipart

Holidays

A few sites for students of all ages to enjoy!

Christmas

Christmas Around the World
History Channel Christmas
North Pole

Easter

Kwanzaa

Official Kwanzaa Site

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in the US, Canada & Harvest Festival in the UK
Thanksgiving World
The First Thanksgiving
You Be the Historian!
This site is an interactive site for Grades 3-6 students learning about the First Thanksgiving. It really helps students understand investigation, research and the use of primary source documents. Check it out!

New Year's Celebrations

Multi-Cultural New Year's Calendar

Ramadan

Dates for Ramadan/Eid-Ul-Fitr
Eid-Ul-Fitr
The festival that signals the end of Ramadan
Ramadan

Various Holidays Around the World

Day of the Dead
Topics Magazine International Holidays and Festivals

Intel

These tools really get discussions going between students and promote critical thinking. Try them out!
 
This tool allows you to visually rank items and discuss with each other your choices.

Internet Safety

 
Advertising
This is a great advertising site to discuss all the things kids come across while either on the Internet or watching television.

Iroquois Indians

A variety of websites to explore the Iroquois tribe - their homes, villages, dress and their celebrations.
 

Library Skills

This category contains websites using decimals, alphabetical order and many other everyday skills students need to become lifelong learners!
 

Math

These sites work for students, teachers and parents. You can print flash cards, create puzzles, etc. and have a great deal of fun learning math!
 
Fractions
 
Measuring
 
Place Value
 
 Symmetry
 
Telling Time
 
Various Math Websites
This website is wonderful to use with students using a SMART Board or LCD Projector and counting by 2s, 5s and 10s as a group.

Reading

There are many ways in which to get a child to have fun reading. Some of these sites help students sound out letters, learn to understand vowel sounds and read at their own pace by playing games. Students, parents and teachers can enjoy using these sites!
 
Fairy Tales
 
Various Reading Sites
Read stories from all around the world for various age levels. Want non-fiction information, fictional stories, stories from various genres, here is the place to look!
This site has lesson plans, printables, movies, etc. that include Fairy Tales, Holiday Stories, Folk Tales, Songs, etc. Check this site out! You will love it!
A free website to teach children to read with phonics. Exciting phonics games and online interactive books for preschool, kindergarten and first grade.

Reference Resources

This category is for many different types of Reference Resources used throughout the building. If it requires a password, ask your child to get a copy of the passwords from us at the Library Media Center.
 
Government information about the United States and other countries around the world.
This particular site requires a membership to see certain parts of it.
The online version of the Encarta Encyclopedia
This site has all kinds of evaluated websites for kids of all ages!
This site helps you learn how to study, write a report and it contains many other interesting tips and tricks!
This website connects you all over the place to fun things to do and learn about! Check it out and enjoy!
Browse through the library and become a patron of the library no matter where you live! Being a patron allows you multiple access to free items, such as downloading podcasts, audio books, etc.
Scholastic has done a wonderful job of adding online activities to their site as well as author information and book reviews. There are many different things that are available on the Scholastic website for students to do, as well as teachers to use. Enjoy browsing!
Federal Government Website that links to the official government information pages of all 50 states
Marco Polo has many aspects to it. It contains lesson plans, activities and web pages for every content area available either by searching, looking for sites by the New York State Standards or browsing the different content areas listed on the right hand side. Either way, hours of searching and browsing are brought to your fingertips to help teachers and parents enrich the education of our students.
This is the site that will connect you with the New York State Standards by content area and/or grade level.

Sage

Renzulli Learning is a website that all teachers can log onto and browse the sites of interest to use in their everyday teaching. Our grades 3-5 SAGE students also sign in and are able to use this site to enrich learning through their areas of interest.
 
This website has a great deal to offer teachers and students alike! If you are looking for websites on a variety of subjects, this database is for you. If you are looking to enrich a child in his/her area(s) of interest, this website is definitely for you. Check it out!

Science

Many of these sites are broken down by the area of science being studied.
 
Animals
This ocean animals website is an interactive site for students to learn more about animals that can be found in the ocean. There is an interactive quiz that goes along with each animal.
Butterflies
 
Dinosaurs
 
Endangered Species
This is a webquest that has information for over 2,000 endangered species.
 
Invertebrates
 
Additional Animal Websites
Create your own animal and write a description of it!
Animal Gallery page that describes all of the animals that are currently housed at the zoo. It includes photos and detailed information on each animal.
 
Cells
These sites include many different ways to examine cells.
 
Chemistry
With a use of a SMART Board or just a computer, this site allows students to learn all about the Periodic Table and then play the interactive quiz. Test your skills and knowledge!
 
Earth
This website contains various activities helping students become more aware of going green!
This website has all of the explorations of how the Earth's crust is made up of Plate Techtonics. It is completely interactive. It is great for SMART Board use with students!
 
Electricity
A flash website with information, games and quizzes about circuits.
This site is a wonderful interactive way to teach students how to conduct electricity. Check it out!
 
 Food
 
Matter
 
Microscopes
 
Nanotechnology
This site has some hands-on activities to help students learn more about the area of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. Check it out to learn more about the area of Nanotechnology!
 
Plants
This is a wonderful interactive site that allows students to see what happens if a plant does not get water, light and when a plant gets the light and water it needs to grow. It also allows you to label the parts of a plant and take a quiz about what you learned. Check it out!
 
Recycling
 
Rocks and Minerals
Teachers and students alike will love to use this website to learn all about the Rock Cycle and how rocks are formed. Take the interactive quiz throughout the site and see how smart you are!
This site is great for those who would like to learn more about the three different types of rocks!
 
Simple and Complex Machines
 
Solar System
 
 
Water Cycle
 
Weather
This website allows you to predict the forecast by understanding the various types of clouds.
This website discusses how clouds affect our lives, the various types of clouds and has activities you can complete.
Try your hand at predicting the weather using this Interactive website!
 
 
 
Additional Science Websites
This site has a great deal of links in the area of science.
This site is a searchable place with great activities and information about many areas of science.

Search Engines/Databases

These sites include different directories and search engines safe for students K-12 to search when they have exhausted all of the library resources that are purchased by the District. Check out all of the resources that are available through these reference sites. I am sure you will find something you need!
 
Safe Google searching. Students will be able to pull up information they need in a safe environment.

Sign Language

This resource helps all learn how to sign to those individuals who are hearing impaired. Anyone who wishes to communicate with these individuals should check out the following websites. We are sure you will be signing in no time!
 

Social Studies

The following sites are broken down by area of study within the Social Studies content area.
 
American Revolution 
This website is brought to you from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the largest library in the world and the nation's library.
Drums along the Mohawk is Greg Ketcham's research on the Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley offering information on the Valley Dwellers, Stockades and Settlements and the Chronicles of Events to the Revolutionary War.
Become an expert about the history of the American Revolutionary War by reading interesting and important facts about the American Revolutionary War.
Gives brief information on the Who - What - Where of the American Revolutionary War.
The people involved in the American Revolution from this site are in the contents on the left column. There are three different links to look through.
Comprehensive Revolutionary War timeline from the French and Indian War to the Constitution.
Hotlists for kids to explore the American Revolution. There are general sites, specific people sites and games and activities.
 
Canada
 
Civil War
 
Civil War Biographies
Civil War for Kids
If you question the accuracy of information on this site, versus that of an encyclopedia, use the information from the encyclopedia before using this site. The validity of the information on this site was not confirmed!
 
Colonial Occupations
Lists occupations and some descriptions were written by students.
Trade description and pictures from Williamsburg.
 
Countries
This webquest takes you through a typical day in the life of a Japanese child. The product of the Webquest is a book created by the student as if the student is a child who is being raised in Japan.
This page brings you to the Web Quest about the life of a child in Japan, but links to other countries! Check it out!
These clips can be viewed on Media Player or Real Player from a PC.
 
 
Explorers
Just click on the explorer in the Legend and you can see the route the explorer took!
 
Famous People
 
 
Maps and Globes
Every area of the world is highlighted on this website to help students better learn where the various countries are and their capitals. Check it out...There are also printables located on the main map page!
 
New York State
 
Olympics
 
Primary Source Document
 
United States
 
Industrial Revolution
 
September 11
You can read, but you need Real Player to view videos!
 
The History Place Child Labor
 
U.S. Government
This site has all grade levels and breaks the systems of government down into simple ways for students to understand.
Kids in the House
Click on the More button for each window to see more information! This is a great site for students to learn all about our government and the roles of various people within the government.
Test your knowledge on the three different branches of government. How much do you really know? How fast can you answer the questions! Try it and see!
 
Westward Movement
 
World War II
 
Miscellaneous Social Studies Websites

Teacher Websites

Communication with Parents
 
Educational Interactive websites
 
Engineering  
 
Free Printables
These have all kinds of things and activities to do for special occasions or to add to your papers (clip art, etc.)
 
Math
Websites included in this page go along with the common core!
 
QR Code Generator
 
Rubics 
 
Smartboard Activities
 
Storytown
 
Teaching Resources
All you have to do is provide your e-mail to this site and it will allow you to print many types of materials for use in your classroom. Enjoy!
Resources available to teachers by teachers. Some are free and some are not. Enjoy!
 
Web 2.0 Tools
Model Schools has put together a newsletter describing some of the Web 2.0 Tools that could be used and how to use them. Included are the links to the newsletter.
 
Miscellaneous Teacher Websites
This site has all sorts of titles and activities to go along with titles to help teachers plan lessons around themes!
Create a login and you can create puzzles to be embedded into your web page.
Storybook creation
Create your own comic strips!
Use this site to connect a voice with an icon recording reactions to stories, storytelling, connect with a Wiki to retell a story using pictures created by students, etc.
Xtranormal is a video story creating program where you can create a movie just by typing and choosing the characters and the backgrounds!
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