Summer Resource Guide
Provided by the St. Regis School and Academy Faculty
Critical Thinking and all Core Subjects
www.iknowthat.com Critical thinking and activities in all core subjects
funbrain.com all sorts of educational fun
www.nick.com/ Nickelodeon/kid games
Brain Builder Links
Grade 3 http://www.puzzles.com/projects/LogicProblemsArchive.html Logic Puzzles to Play Online or Print Out! http://www.neok12.com/ Educational Videos, Lessons, and Games: Covering all Subject Areas: Grades K-12 http://www.kidskonnect.com/ Kids Konnect: A Safe Internet Gateway for Kids http://www.sikids.com/ Sports Illustrated for Kids http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html Cool Games for Kids: Searchable by Grade K-8 http://www.playkidsgames.com/ Games covering a Wide Variety of Subject Areas
Improve Study Skills
http://www.how-to-study.com/study-skills/en/index.asp Includes links to numerous articles about study skills
Includes helpful tips for effective note taking, test prep, writing essays, reading comprehension, and more
http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html Provides self-help information for improving one’s study skills
www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/6_8/grammar/ www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games_vocab.htm www.ask.com/English+Grammar+Games www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames.html www.english-online.org.uk/games/gamezone2.htm – 21k www.harcourtschool.com/menus/preview/harcourt_language/grammar_park.ht
Grade 3 www.abcya.com Grade level lessons in math and language arts. starfall.com a phonics practice website http://www.k12reader.com/why-read-20-minutes-a-day/ Read 20 minutes a day (at least)
www.sadlier-oxford.com For previews of the vocabulary units we use “Vocabulary Workshop – Level C” www.literacyworks.org/learningresources For activities in reading comprehension, vocabulary, and sequencing using real news stories, www.learn4good.com/kids/index.htmlanguage arts skill practice, be sure to click on the first tab –“Languages” http://languagearts.ppst.com power point presentations and practice games on grammar and literary terms.
www.fun4thebrain.com Math practice for grades k – 8.
www.gamequarium.com Practice more than 1,000 different math topics in grades
www.abcya.com Grade level lessons in math and language arts.
www.mathcafe.com Basic math practice and worksheets www.softschools.com Worksheets and practice of basic math facts www.math.umass.edu/diehl/mysteries.html Math mysteries www.brainquest.com Brain teasers www.onlinemathlearning.com Math learning http://edheads.org/ Logic puzzles www.aplusmath.com/games/index.html Math games K – 9
https://www.xtramath.org/ assess and track student’s basic math skills by grade level
www.ixl.com assess and track student’s basic math skills by grade level
http://www.mathplayground.com/ fun math games, puzzles, and videos
http://www.helpingwithmath.com math skills and worksheets based on Common Core Standards for Mathematics
http://www.mathsisfun.com math skill explanations, dictionary, worksheets, and puzzles
http://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer.htm For a daily 3 minute retreat http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/ 3433 Catholic Prayers for all needs http://www.usccb.org/ daily mass readings and many other resources from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops
http://www.scholastic.com/kids/weather/ Interactive Weather Maker
http://www.quia.com/custom/29main.html Earth’s Physical Features Games
http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/earthguide/diagrams/watercycle/ Water Cycle Animation
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html EPA: Water Cycle Interactive Learning Experience
http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/watertreatmentplant/flash/index.html EPA: Tour a Drinking Water Treatment Plant
http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/htbw_main_page.html Kid’s Health: How the Body Works Videos and More!
http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/ Ed Heads: Simple Machine Interactive Learning Experience
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/states_of_matter/ States of Matter Activity
SPACE / TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE
As the Earth Turns: Causes of Day and Night: Interactive Learning Experience
Earth in Motion: Causes of Seasons: Interactive Learning Experience
Earth’s Revolution Around the Sun and Seasons Interactive Animation
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html NASA Kids’ Club
http://moon.nightskyobserver.com/ Night Sky Observer: Moon Page
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/moon_phases/ Moon Phases Interactive Learning Experience
http://www.astrocentral.co.uk/starting.html Star Hopping Guide with Animations: Finding Constellations
http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm Kid Astronomy: Facts about Planets, Moons, and other Objects in Space
http://stardate.org/ Current News and Information on Viewing the Night Sky
www.sciencekids.com/gamesactivities.html Science activities for Elementary levels
http://www.education.com/activity/fifth-grade/science/ hands-on activities that explore 5th grade science topics – plus other subjects as well http://www.chem4kids.com/ basic chemistry information and activities http://www.kidsgeo.com/ geology topics and games and other science topics Star Walk app for iPad – awesome interactive, astronomy guide
http://www.brainpop.com animated educational site – all subjects also – subscription required
http://science.discovery.com/interactives/literacy/newton/media/newtonfinal415.swf fun presentation on Newton’s laws of motion
http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/carousel.html Amusement Park Physics
http://zonalandeducation.com/contents/contents.html Zona Land Education
http://www.neok12.com/ Educational Videos, lessons, and games
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?id=L639 Make your own cool Tetrahedral Kite
http://www.khanacademy.org/ Khan Academy is your friend!
Grade 1 www.Kids.nationalgeographic.com/ Kid’s games, animals, pictures, stories
www.bensguide.gpo.gov/ U. S. Government web sites for kids
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/ US government websites for kids
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/ Kids games, animals, pictures, and stories
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/michigan/ Information on Michigan’s Native American Tribes
http://www.historyglobe.com/jamestown/ Jamestown Interactive Online Adventure
National Geographic for Kids: On the Trail of Captain John Smith Online Adventure
http://www.americancivilwar.com/civil.html Information on the Civil War
http://www.civilwar.com/component/option,com_battlemap/ Interactive Civil War Battle Map
http://www.coolmath-games.com/lemonade/ Economics: Lemonade Stand Game
http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-coffee-shop/index.html Economics: Coffee Shop Game
http://www.educationalrap.com core subject area topics presented in rap songs – Redcoats vs. Rebels is great!
view the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights; excellent resource for 5th grade S.S. topics
http://www.history.org/almanack/tourTheTown/index.cfm http://www.history.org/history/fife&drum/about.cfm http://www.history.org/history/fife&drum/redregimentals.cfm http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/index.cfm http://www.history.org/Almanack/places/index.cfm
War of 1812
This website has many basic topic worksheets. Great for all students. Parents can help younger students with worksheets.
This website is a search engine for games made by teachers around the country. One can search for any topics covered in Spanish. Great for all students. Parents would need to help their younger children navigate the site.
This is a pdf file that has active links to many other sites broken down by level.
http://www.kidsspeakspanish.org/esp_Songs.shtml This website has fun songs that students can sing along with. Great for JK – 3rd grade.
http://www.spanishtown.ca/spanishforkids/spanishforkids.htm Great for 1st – 4th grade students. Covers basic concepts. http://www.abcteach.com/directory/languages/spanish/ Great for 1st – 5th grade students. Parents may need to help younger students navigate site. Many different topics covered by worksheets
This website has a plethora of topics. One can choose Pronunciation, Grammar, Vocabulary, and Verb drills. Pronunciation would be great for middle school students. Grammar would be great for 4th – 8th grade students. Vocabulary would be great for 4th -8th grade students to review and expand their word knowledge. Verb drills would be great for 4th -8th grade students to review and expand their verb knowledge. http://www.spanish.bz/learn-spanish.htm
The topics are found at the bottom of the page. There are many topics. Great for middle school students and grades 4 and 5. They are presented in a lesson format: instruction – worksheet – quiz.
From the Media Center
Local Libraries Bloomfield Township Public Library hosts summer reading programs for all age levels. Print titles are available through the children and youth departments and eBooks are available through their web portal.
Bloomfield Township Public Library: http://www.btpl.org/
Getting Started with eBooks: http://www.btpl.org/node/5312
Baldwin Public Library hosts summer reading programs for all age levels. Print titles are available through their children and youth departments and eBooks and eAudio books can be accessed online.
Baldwin Public Library: http://www.baldwinlib.org/
Baldwin Virtual Services: http://www.baldwinlib.org/eBooks/
Religious Books and Media Christian books are available through this site and are grouped according to age.
For kids: http://www.christianbook.com/kids
Caldecott Medal and Honor Books Awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecotthonors/caldecottmedal
Newberry Medal and Honor Books Awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberyhonors/newberymedal
Reading/Writing Websites for Kids Great Websites for Kids is sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children and provides engaging links to a variety of subjects for all grade levels: http://gws.ala.org/
Book Adventure from Sylvan Learning: http://www.bookadventure.com/Home.aspx
Interactive Writing Games: http://www.funenglishgames.com/writinggames.html
Reading and literacy come in a variety of platforms, and educational apps are on the rise. Parental discretion is advised when choosing an appropriate educational app for your child. Here are a few links to get you started.
Best Kids Apps (select age):http://www.bestkidsapps.com/category/ages-5-8/
Scholastic Apps: http://www.scholastic.com/apps/
Apple in Education: http://www.apple.com/education/apps/
May we continue to seek knowledge in all things~
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