Hello and welcome to our class website. Below are some links that are useful connections to our curriculum. If you are aware of other great sites for children, please email them to me.
Rocks and Soil
- Dental Health
- Math Baseball
- Online flash cardsEveryday Math games!
Have fun practicing math by clicking on a skill
Fun for Kids:
Research supports, that the single most important activity for building knowledge required for eventual success in reading, is reading aloud to children. Cited from: Becoming a Nation of Readers
- Lexile.com - You find good books to read at your reading level.
- Tumble Books
- Children's Online Stories
- Candlelight Stories
Why Can't I Skip My Twenty Minutes of Reading Tonight?
Let's figure it out -- mathematically! Student A reads 20 minutes five nights of every week;
Student B reads only 4 minutes a night...or not at all!
Step 1: Multiply minutes a night x 5 times each week.
Student A reads 20 min. x 5 times a week = 100 mins./week
Student B reads 4 minutes x 5 times a week = 20 minutes
Step 2: Multiply minutes a week x 4 weeks each month.
Student A reads 400 minutes a month.
Student B reads 80 minutes a month.
Step 3: Multiply minutes a month x 9 months/school year
Student A reads 3600 min. in a school year.
Student B reads 720 min. in a school year.
Student A practices reading the equivalent of ten whole school days a year. Student B gets the equivalent of only two school days of reading practice.
By the end of 5th grade if Student A and Student B maintain
these same reading habits, Student A will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days. Student B will have read the equivalent of only 12 school days.
One would expect the gap of information retained will have widened considerably and so, undoubtedly, will school performance. How do you think Student B will feel about him/herself as a student?
Some questions to ponder:
Which student would you expect to read better?
Which student would you expect to know more?
Which student would you expect to write better?
Which student would you expect to have a better vocabulary?
Which student would you expect to be more successful in school....and in life? Turn off the TV for 20 minutes a night and read....it's worth it!
Clip Art Sites:
(Thank you to Donna Morton for sharing her collection of sites.)
Hee Yun's Clipart
Hee Yun's Clipart Page #2
KidsDomain Clip Art
Pat's Web Graphics
SAD 75 Clip Art links
Phyllis's Clip Art--The best site!
Web Clip Art
Discovery School Clip Art
Billy Bear's Clip Art
GeoCities Heartland Christmas Clip Art
DLTK's Clip Art
Free Gifs and Animations
MSAD 54 Clip Art Link Collection
Country Art by Lisa
Country Clipart-free graphics
More bullets and buttons
Backgrounds and Borders -many, many
Cool Text .Com--like Flaming Text-creates buttons
BoogieJack-free buttons, backgrounds-nice