Mrs. Collins & Ms. Sodomsky
Mrs. Collins & Ms. Sodomsky
Websites Parents Love
Why we love it: A great life lesson for kids! Their smarts can extend far beyond test scores to benefit those in need.
About the site: If your kids are bored, point them toward this site, where they can work their brains while making a difference in the world. Freerice is a non-profit owned by the United Nations World Food Programme. For each answer you get right, the site donates 10 grains of rice to feed hungry people worldwide. Subjects range from humanities to math, chemistry, languages, geography, and more.
Funbrain.comWhy we love it: Bright graphics and easy navigation make it perfect for kids to use alone, while they target reading and math skills.
About the site: This site takes learning and turns it into fun games. Students can choose from activities in the Math Arcade, read books and comics, play educational games in the Fun Arcade, or just have fun with an adult in the Moms’ and Kids’ Playground.
Code.orgWhy we love it: Opportunities to learn are everywhere here, including “Hour of Code” courses that focus on kid-friendly subjects like Star Wars, Minecraft, and Frozen.
pbslearningmedia.org Why we love it: The trusted name in public television helps bring your classroom to life!
About the site: From searchable Common Core and national standards to activities that support math, science, social studies, and ELA, this site delivers comprehensive digital resources for your classroom. Features include videos, shareable documents, and in-depth lesson plans
sciencebob.comWhy we love it: From cool hands-on experiments to science fair project ideas, this site encourages the budding scientists in every student.
About the site: “Science Bob” Pflugfelder, a science teacher and author, started this site to encourage parents and teachers to practice “Random Acts of Science.” He makes it easy with clear instructions, entertaining videos, and more.
teachertube.comWhy we love it: This commercial-free site is one-stop-shopping for videos on a wide range of instructional topics. You’ll save time without having to search multiple sites for what you need.
About the site: Bring education to life in your classroom with videos that will engage your students. This online sharing community offers a variety of options for incorporating videos into your curriculum. You can create a playlist to correspond to your lesson plan or search for videos by elementary, middle, or high school levels, as well as by subject.
themeasuredmom.comWhy we love it: We can’t forget the little ones! PreK-2 kids are like sponges – they’ll soak up all the fun lessons and activities you can give them.
About the site: This blog, created by a teacher with a background in curriculum and instruction, offers articles, hands-on lessons, and hundreds of printables for teachers and parents. Most resources are free and focus on literacy, but the site also includes help for teaching math, science, and social studies to children in preschool through second grade.
Mrs. Collins and Ms. Sodomsky’s favorite websites
https://amylemons.com/ - This website is great for 1-4 graders. It has excellent projects.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/ - This website allows you to find any topic your student is learning about. A lot of free resources can be downloaded and printed.
https://www.getepic.com/ - This website has a lot of books students can read at home. We have gotten a lot of positive feedback from parents about this website.
https://mathantics.com/ - This is an awesome website for math. It really helps teach math in a way that students understand. Students can go on youtube to view all the videos for free.
https://www.khanacademy.org/ - This website really helps students and parents understand math lessons and homework.
https://www.splashlearn.com/ - Free math website with math assessments and games for students. This site is great because it shows you the areas where students need help.
https://jr.brainpop.com/ - Students love watching educational videos.
https://mysteryscience.com - Great website for science exploration. Students love these videos and hands on experiments.
https://www.storylineonline.net/ -Excellent books read aloud to students. There are lesson plans that go with the books.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5uIZ2KOZZeQDQo_Gsi_qbQ - Cosmic Kids Yoga - Great videos to help students relax. There are yoga videos as well as mindfulness. Students LOVE these.
https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/s/en/home - Excellent kids coding website. It incorporates reading and ELA skills.
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Have fun in fourth grade.