Really Great Websites!
Here are some really great websites to visit to practice your skills and exercise your brain!!ABCYa (www.abcya.com) has a little bit of everything for all subjects and all grade levels, K-5.All children's educational computer activities on ABCya were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.Another fun website with a variety of games is Fun Brain (www.funbrain.com). There are math games, reading games, and just-for-fun games that will give your brain a workout!MathMath Expressions (www.eduplace.com/kids/mthexp/) is the math series that students at Johnson use to learn math. Their website is filled with interactive games at every grade level for every unit. Practice your math vocabulary, your math skills, and play with e-manipulatives (blocks, counters, etc.).Cool Math (www.coolmath.com) Self-described as "an amusement park for math and more," this website is filled with a plethora of fun math games!AAA Math (www.aaamath.com) has lessons and games for every level K-8 on all different math topics. It is also available in Spanish at AAA Matematicas (www.aaamatematicas.com).Math Mayhem (http://members.learningplanet.com/act/mayhem/free.asp) is quite possibly the most fun way to practice your math facts on the web! You will compete head-to-head in a LIVE game against other internet users.Math Magician (www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/cathymath.html) is another fun way to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.Free Math Worksheets (www.math-drills.com) is great if you prefer to do math with pencil and paper rather than on the computer. You can print out thousands of free math worksheets to practice your math skills!ReadingStarfall (www.starfall.com) is a wonderful site for beginning readers to learn their ABC's and start sounding out words.Between the Lions (pbskids.org/lions/) has games you can play, stories you can read, listen to, and watch online, and also videos that will help you learn the ABC's.PBS Kids (pbskids.org/games/reading.html) has many, many games to choose from to practice reading skills with your favorite characters from PBS Kids TV shows.Clifford (teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/) has interactive books and games with Clifford the Big Red Dog.National Geographic Kids (kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/) is the companion website to the National Geographic Kids magazine. Here you will find lots of really great informational articles about animals and other fascinating topics!Book Adventure (www.bookadventure.com/Home.aspx) is a website where you can earn points and prizes for reading books! You can create your own book lists and take quizzes for the books you've read.Destiny Quest is Johnson's very own library catalog, where students and teachers can log in (username: s0 + 5-digit ID number; password: School5) to friend their classmates, add books to their own virtual bookshelves, look for books to read, suggest books to others, rate and review books, and more!Tumble Books is a service provided by Warrenville Public Library with access to hundreds of great kids' books online. There are both fiction and nonfiction books, and there are books in both English and Spanish.SciencePBS Kids (pbskids.org/games/science.html) Younger kids will learn tons of science concepts with their favorite characters from PBS TV shows. Many of these games go right along with science units taught in kindergarten, first, and second grade at Johnson School.Sheppard Software (www.sheppardsoftware.com/science.htm) The fun, interactive science games on this site bring science to life for older kids. Most of the games on this site go along with science units taught in third, fourth, and fifth grade at Johnson School.BBC Science (www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/index_flash.shtml) has a wide variety of interactive science games. Just choose your age, choose a game, and start learning!Social StudiesKids Corner U.S.A. (www.sheppardsoftware.com/kids_usa.htm) has different game for kids to learn about the U.S.A.U.S. Government Games (www.sheppardsoftware.com/usa_game/government/index.htm) provides a fun way to learn about how the U.S. Government works.U.S. Geography (www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm) has games and puzzles to help you learn U.S. capitals, states, and landscapes.World Geography (http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm) has games to help you learn the countries, capitals, and landscapes of all the continents in the world.