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Great Websites for Kids

ST Math - JiJi

Jiji.jpgKeep your child Math sharp with this school approved program.  This is the same math program that most all students access for at least an hour per week at school.  The students can use their same login and password they used here at school.  Click here to start ST Math.

Summer Reading on the Computer

Tumble Books has come to Foussat.  The Tumble Book Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students.

To log on to TumbleBooks please use go this website www.tumblebooklibrary.com and use the following information:

Username: foussat

Password: books

Reading Websites for Kids, Teachers and Parents

Books.jpgLiteractive:  Online reading games, books and activities.  You need to register, but all activites, downloads and printables are free!  Kids will need some help getting started in the right spot, but the activites are great!  Pre-K-3rd grade.
http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp

Spelling City:  Practice spelling and vocabulary skills with spelling tests, flash cards and more.  Parents and Teachers can create spelling lists or use their database of spelling lessons.
www.spellingcity.com 

http://www.kerpoof.com/   Really neat website with fun activites like "spell a story," "write a story" and even "make a movie".  You can learn how to layer animation, to settings, add characters, dialogue and music.

http://www.learner.org/interactives/   MANY standards-based investigations and activites to try out.  Some that would be great to try are: Elements of a Story (grades 2-5), Spelling Bee (all grades).  There are also more activities for middle-schoolers and high-school students, but try out the  US Map Quiz, Geometry or Rock Cycle lessons and see how far you get!

 

The Khan Academy

Watch.  Practice.  Learn almost anything for free

Browse a library of over 2,600 educational videos

http://www.khanacademy.org

MAP Assessment practice sites by RIT

Websites by grade level

These links are provided through Newton Public Schools 

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Mathematics Practice

Another great website! abcya

Clcik here for a great K-5 website with math, reading, spelling and typing skills games. http://www.abcya.com/ 

Games are listed by grade-level.  I reccommend sitting down next to your child and helping him pick out games to practice skills you want him  to work on.  All of the students could use typing skills to speed up their learning with technology.  But as you probably know, it is easy to "cheat" and look at the keyboard.  Help motivate your child by trying out the games along side them.  See who can get the best score!!  You might suprise yourself, there are some pretty tricky activities--but fun!