ABCya! online patterning games

ABCya! online game patterning

ABCya! has a great selection of online games for preschool through 5th grade. I’d like to introduce you to 3 different patterning games, suitable for the whole range of these grades, believe it or not! The more advanced levels of each game — especially the last 2 — will present enough of a challenge that…

Scholastic Online Resources

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Have you visited the Scholastic website for Teachers? Here’s a breakdown of some of the awesome sections on this huge educational website: Teacher Resources & Tools including Daily Starters (by grade level), Videos for Teachers, a Freebie Corner, and a paid subscription Printables section with lots of unique perks (for example — store your favorite…

Learning Games for Kids

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LearningGamesForKids.com is a good place to spend an afternoon or visit during the long summer hours. And if the natives are getting restless, have them practice their school lessons using the games, videos, and animated songs on this site! LGK includes the following sections, each with its own subsections and/or lists of games and other…

Galactic Phonics

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The UK site Galactic Phonics is a treasure trove for anyone teaching reading using the phonics method! The site features sections on letter sounds, CVC words, consonants, vowels and special sounds, and key words (high frequency words). Other sections of their site are still under construction. The most developed and useful sections of Galactic Phonics…

Word Central

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Word Central is a fun English language learning website developed by Merriam-Webster. It features several games for kids of all ages, along with various other helpful resources. Games include Alpha-bot, a spelling game in 3 levels. “Easy” has words the average adult should be able to spell, such as sandwich and sparrow. “Medium” has words…

Build Planet Earth!

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This online interactive world geography game hosted by National Geographic features two playing modes: — Build Planet Earth — Map Countries and Cities   In Build Planet Earth, players first place the north pole and the south pole, then are given the continents and oceans to place. You then have a choice to print your…

Story Starters game

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Click to view larger.   Scholastic has a quick, easy, and fun way to get kids in grades K-6 writing! It’s an online game and writing tool called Story Starters. Simply choose a story type — Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, or “Scrambler” — then type in your first name and select your grade (K-1st, 2nd, 3rd,…

SoftSchools.com Website

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  What a treasure trove for parents and teachers! The SoftSchools.com website is packed with information, online quizzes, and printable worksheets in most subject areas. There is also several holidays and other themes to be explored. Here are some examples of online quizzes, and a printable “learning to add” worksheet for kindergarteners.   I recommend…

Kids.gov Website

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  The Kids.gov website is divided into 3 main sections: — Grades K-5 (shown above) — Grades 6-8 — Parents & Teachers   The Kids Section (K-5) contains links to age-appropriate social studies resources such as world country flags and information, maps, and current events. There is also an interactive USA map where kids can…



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