Academic Links


Key website links used at Frenchtown School

Common Core and Essential Standards For Grades K-2

Common Core Standards in Language Arts

This link takes you to the overview of the Common Core Standards for Language Arts. Links to specific standards are in the right sidebar. Anchor standards apply to all grades. Other standards differ according to grade level.

Common Core Standards in Mathematics
This link takes you to the overview for Common Core Standards in Mathematics. Click on the links in the right sidebar to review specific standards by grade level.

Kindergarten

Monarch Butterflies http://www.monarchwatch.org/

Early Childhood Literacy Go to Play and Learn http://www.literacycenter.net

Cool Science for Curious Kids Cool butterfly project http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience

Children’s Storybooks Online. A different way to read interactively to your child.
http://www.magickeys.com/books/index.html

Dr. Seuss’ Seussville – activities and interactive games for all those lovers of Dr. Seuss. http://www.seussville.com Crayola Creativity Central http://www.crayola.com/kids

Excellent site – so much from science to letters http://www.bobsedulinks.com/

Brain Pop Jr https://jr.brainpop.com/

1st Grade

Book Adventures http://www.bookadventure.org/

Excellent Game Site – Includes Math, Science, Language, and more!!! http://www.primarygames.com/games.htm Interactive manipulative http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/topic_t_1.html

Clifford the Big Red Dog http://www.scholastic.com/clifford/flash.htm

Scholastic News Online http://magazines.scholastic.com/

2nd Grade

This site has a fun 100 chart where you can “splat” in different colors!
http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

Go for the Grammar Gold website http://harcourtschool.com/menus/preview/harcourt_language/goforgold.html

White House for Kids https://clinton4.nara.gov/WH/kids/html/home.html

Common Core and Essential Standards For Grades 3-5

Common Core Essential Standards in Language Arts

This link takes you to the overview of the Common Core Standards for Language Arts. Links to specific standards are in the right sidebar. Anchor standards apply to all grades. Other standards differ according to grade level.

Common Core Standards in Mathematics

This link takes you to the overview for Common Core Standards in Mathematics. Click on the links in the right sidebar to review specific standards by grade level.

3rd Grade

Brain Pop https://www.brainpop.com/

Graphic Organizers http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/index.html

Sum Sense – practice your basic math facts http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/sumsense/sumadd.html

Math eLab http://www.harcourtschool.com/elab/grade_3.html

Elapsed Time activity http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/elab2002/grade_3/018.html

Pronoun Clubhouse Game http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/pronoun_clubhouse/index.html

Grammar Practice Park activitieshttp://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/language_arts/grammar_park_g3.html 

Wacky Web Tales – like Mad Libs http://www.eduplace.com/tales/

This is where you can find lots of different stories to help you practice the cloze strategy of reading comprehension.http://www.enchantedlearning.com/cloze/

Great Mystery Multiplication Game. http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/mult/mult.html

A Fun Food Chain Game : Fish Food http://www.nwf.org/kidzone/kzPage.cfm?siteId=3&departmentId=77

Telling Time Game http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/draggames/sthec3.html

Great Math Site http://www.mathsurf.com/parent/index.html

More plural help! Can you become an expert at “more than one” nouns?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/plurals/pluralrules/index.shtml

Sentence Clubhouse – Practice making 4 different types of sentences.
http://www.hbschool.com/activity/clubhouse/index.html

Ride the Predicate Coaster – Tell the difference between simple Predicates & complete predicates.http://www.hbschool.com/activity/predicate_coaster/index.html

Plural Nouns Tic-Tac-Toe Game (for 2) http://www.hbschool.com/activity/plural/index_pre.html T

ravel through the reef with pronoun help http://www.hbschool.com/activity/sea_park/index.html

Using this activity, you can write your own poetry… haikus, limericks, cinquains, and free verse.http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/poetry_engine.htm

Base 10 blocks http://arcytech.org/java/b10blocks/b10blocks.html

Practice “measurement” with this fun activity http://www.funbrain.com/measure/index.html

Go on the Human Body Tour! http://easyscienceforkids.com/human-body/

4th grade

Sentence Structure Games. https://www.turtlediary.com/games/sentences.html

Discovery Education Free Student Resources http://www.discoveryeducation.com//students/?campaign=flyout_students

Using a ruler. (Children need a lot of practice on this!)http://www.visualfractions.com/FindGrampstrict.html 
Sum Sense – practice your basic math facts.http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/sumsense/sumadd.html

Science topics galore disguised in “yucky” packages http://www.yucky.com

Excellent children’s literature site http://www.carolhurst.com

5th Grade

Great Electricity and Magnetism Overview http://ippex.pppl.gov/interactive/electricity/

A few great interactive demos on electricity and magnetism plus many more demos from other areas of science.http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/

Virtual Microscope – just like using one in a lab.http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/virtual/virtual.html

KidsHealth website – to answer many health related questions by children and for children.http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/

Books Read by Famous Movie/TV Stars! http://www.bookpals.net/storyline/

 

Visual Fractions – Many Activities http://www.visualfractions.com/index.htm

Equivalent Fractions Fireworks http://www.hbschool.com/activity/mmath/mmath_frac.html

Baseball Science!! What kind of reaction time do you have?http://www.exploratorium.edu/baseball/reactiontime.html

Science Tools http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/tool_index.cfm

Viewing Ocean Currents http://oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu/atlantic/florida_3.html

Excellent way to get a handle on grammar. http://a4esl.org/

Editing and revising! http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/proofread/proof.htm

Media Center

A site for virtual field trips. http://www.field-trips.org/trips.htm

The NASA Space Shuttle Earth Observations Photography database of over 400,000 images is a national treasure.http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/efs/

These web pages will help you find out the basic facts of any state in the Union, including Washington, D.C. http://www.ipl.org/youth/stateknow/skhome.html

Music

Kididdles Music Page http://www.kididdles.com

Musical Games! http://www.creatingmusic.com

American Sign Language Dictionary http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm

The San Francisco Symphony’s Kids Page. http://www.sfskids.org/templates/home.asp?pageid=1

Reading Specialists

Reading is Fundamental http://www.rif.org

Between the Lions http://pbskids.org/lions/

The Ultimate Poetry Resource Guide
http://www.freebooknotes.com/ultimate-poetry-resource-guide/

Math Specialist

Math Flash Cards http://www.allmath.com/flashcards.php

Miscellaneous Links

Connecticut College and University Guide for 2016 http://www.onlinecolleges.net/connecticut/

Scholarships and Financial Aid in Connecticut http://www.onlinecolleges.net/connecticut/#scholarships