Look at the word you want to find. click on the guide words that would be on that dictionary page. How far up can you climb?
Use this dictionary to find the meaning of words
Look for rhyming words.
This site has LOTS of puzzles: word, math, grid, mind, chop and pawn.
Can you get four in a row? You can play against the computer or a friend with this game.
Do you ever wonder about how things work or what things are really made of? This may be the site for you. Check it out to find something new to wonder about every day!
Hour of Code
The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. We participated in this challenge in 2015.
Learn about coding with an Angry Birds maze.
Practice coding with a Minecraft maze.
iPad Math Manipulatives
Use the 100 chart to find patterns, skip count or practice adding and subtracting.
Practice finding numbers on the 100 chart.
Practice counting coins here. Choose the customer that offers the most money.
Practice using your coin counting skills by giving change to customers at the store.
Practice telling time here. Click on the hour button and then the dot where you want the hour hand. Click on the minute button and then the dot where you want the minute hand.
Practice adding with regrouping. Remember to line up the columns.
Play short vowel games here.
Practice many beginning reading skills here.
Learn English words and practice with a matching game. animals, clothes, human body, fruit, kitchen, instruments, vegetable, transportation, colors, food, game, house, nature, tools
Vocabulary games and videos. colors, body parts, etc... verbs, vowels, consonants
Great kids' site for art exploration.
This site has tons of cool stuff! There are games, interviews and lots of information about Dav Pilkey's books. We read Dragon Gets By in class.
Read about Ms. Polacco, her books and her writing!
Read about Tomie dePaola's life and what he has to say about being an artist.
Stories & Articles
Click here to read this story.
Practice reading and listening to text here.
This site has links to games and projects that go with the stories in our reading book. Look for our current story and click on it. Try the eWord Game to practice vocabulary.
You can read nonfiction articles with current events at this site.
Learn new facts and look at great photographs in these nonfiction magazines.
Read nonfiction articles about your favorite topics.
Listen to 3 short biographies and take a quiz. These tell the story of Christopher Columbus, Squanto and Johnny Appleseed.
This web site has 5 kid-friendly fables. Remember to think while you are reading. Can you figure out the lesson?
Check out these animated fables.
and some other fairy tales to read.
Try listening to some fairy tales: Ugly Duckling, Little Red Riding Hood, Gingerbread Man and more!
Click on the story. Click on the picture next to read and listen. Turn the page. Click on Press to Play to listen.
Read and listen to stories online. There may be some familiar stories and some new stories for you.
Watch and listen to stories read by (and mostly written by) kids. You can even read along.
This link goes to the page for 7/8 year olds. Scroll down and click on one that you would like to hear.
Watch and listen to stories about Howard.
Choose a story and read along with the computer.
Choose a story and spend some time listening.
Listen to stories at Barnes and Noble Stories Online. This includes many children's stories such as The Hungry Caterpillar and The Kissing Hand.
Try reading and listening to some of these silly stories.
Let's read and listen to more stories, fables, myths and more.
Authors write to entertain, persuade and inform. Test your knowledge with short stories.
Learn more about the author's viewpoint. Use what you know to test yourself.
Listen to the story. Then test your understanding of story elements.
Decide if Francine and Buster are giving facts or opinions.
Read the sentence. Click on fact or opinion.
Remember: A fact is a statement that can be proven.
An opinion tells what a person thinks, feels or believes. Clue words: believe, think, feel, should, beautiful, ugly, best
Solve the riddles by thinking about the clues.
Solve the riddles by thinking about the clues.
Click on a topic. Read the text. Answer the question. Solve a riddle.
Fire Trucks & Safety
Cartoon characters teach about fire safety.
Learn more about the protective clothing used by fire fighters.
Tour a Fire Station in Lexington.
Jokes & Riddles
Practice your fluency with a few dinosaur jokes.
Practice your keyboarding skills with these games. Remember to use 2 hands on homerow and type each letter with the nearest finger.
Practice using those home row keys. Keep going to learn where all the letters on the keyboard live.
Practice clicking on words to make compound words at Jan Brett's website. Ms. Brett also challenges you to count the compound words in her book, Berlioz the bear.
Drag words to make compound words. There are different screens to use for practice.
Practice making words with letters and word families. Good practice for spelling with short vowels.
Look at the words on the treasure chest. Click on the key with the correct contractions.
Click on the letters to make the contraction.
Homographs are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings.
Play a game matching homophones.
Hint: Homophones are words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings.
Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings. Practice finding the correct meaning here.
Need help with vowel sounds or blends? This site has lots of practice with sounds that correlate with our spelling program.
Practice our tricky spelling words this week.
Practice spelling words with a game.
Choose a book. Then practice making words using the clues. This is a good place to practice spelling words.
Match the word to the abbreviation.
Read all the information.
Click on the adjectives to feed the spiders.
Read the sentences. Find the adverbs. See Miss Pyle when you are done.
Practice antonyms, synonyms, poetry skills and more!
Grammar quizzes just for second graders! Practice with nouns, verbs and adjectives.
Swing with the gorillas as you practice your grammar skills. Use beginner to practice nouns and verbs.
Beginner Ninja looks for nouns and verbs.
Practice finding nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
noun: person, place, thing
verb: action words
adjective: describes a noun
adverb: describes a verb (usually ends with ly)
Click on the robots with verbs.
Practice with rhyming words, word patterns and syllables.
Can you put the correct end mark at the end of the sentence? Use periods, questions marks and exclamation points.
Use this site to make a QR code.
Basic Math Facts
Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication or division facts. You can choose to be timed.
Choose EASY or MEDIUM or HARD to practice basic math facts while playing a game like chutes and ladders.
Use these ten frames to practice recognizing amounts quickly.
Mathfactcafe.com has flashcards for second graders divided into addition, subtraction and multiplication.
Choose addition, subtraction, multiplication or division flashcards to practice online.
Good for whole class practice with the projector, too!
This concentration type game helps students practice their doubles facts.
Practice doubling numbers by shooting the correct number on a target.
Practice these number neighbors by doubling the large number and then subtracting one. You also get to pull teeth from a dinosaur's mouth!
Are you having trouble with basic math facts? This page has a timed online quiz and printable pages with facts for extra practice.
Practice your addition, subtraction, multiplication or division facts using flashcards online. You can also print flashcards or worksheets to use later.
Have fun practicing basic addition and subtraction facts!
Can you munch the correct answers without running over your tail? Try this arcade-type game to practice basic addition and subtraction facts.
Practice your facts with factmonster. Start with Level 1 and work your way up!
At school, use the non-Java flashcards.
At home, use the non-Java flashcards with a slow connection. Try the Java cards with faster connection.
Good for practicing addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
This site allows you to practice addition facts. You can choose which facts to practice: +0, +1, +2, +3, +4, +5, +6, +7, +8, +9 or mixed facts.
Do you need practice with subtraction facts? Try using this site to practice your facts quickly.
Practice subtracting 9s.
Printable worksheets to practice addition and subtraction facts. This site even has holiday sheets for special fact practice.
This site will help your child to practice addition
Practice your facts online. See how many problems you can answer in 1 minute. Make it a goal to get 20 in one minute. Then you will be well on your way to reaching our goal of 100 problems in 5 minutes.
Practice adding doubles+1 facts. Double the small number and add one.
Solve the problems and then check your answers. You might want to use your whiteboard.
Check here for our math learning animations and activities that correlate with our lessons.
Can you solve the math riddles?
Can you solve these 10 word problems? You can use your thinking notebook if you need to write something to help.
Match math words to pictures. You can change the topic/unit at the top. Get 3 in a row to win!
Put the puzzle pieces on the square to fill it.
Add the two pairs of numbers in the bottom level to fill in the gaps in the middle level. Add the numbers in the middle level to find the number at the top. Then check your score.
Challenge yourself. Set the timer. Try the medium level or maybe you are ready for the hard level. How many can you answer correctly?
Practice telling time.
Practice telling time.
Match the times and stop the clock. Try to beat your best time!
Practice moving the hands on the clock to show the matching digital time.
Look at the clock and click on the correct time. This site includes before/after times.
Learn to tell time or if you already know how to tell time test yourself with the two-hand challenge.
Click on guess to practice determining how much time has passed from the first clock to the last clock.
Practice fractions while catching butterflies.
Help the dog find the bones by finding the correct number on the 100 chart. Can you find 10 in less than one minute?
Read the clue.
Click on the correct number.
Practice with greater and less.
Practice finding numbers that come before and after the given number.
Practice using the greater than > and less than < signs.
Click on Compare Numbers to play.
Click on Odd or Even?
Practice sorting odd and even numbers.
Even numbers are count by 2 numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, 8).
Look at the ones place.
Choose least to greatest OR greatest to least. Drag the numbers to the correct spots.
Look at the sentence. Does it want smallest to biggest OR biggest to smallest? Click on the cars in order.
Click continue to keep playing.
Practice spelling number words here.
Collect the ducks by clicking on the number that is in the correct place: hundreds, tens or ones.
Practice regrouping to identify numbers.
Learn to flip, turn and slide shapes.
Try moving the pieces to fill in the puzzle.
Practice finding the perimeter of shapes with Adam Ant. Remember that the perimeter is the distance around the shape.
Count the number of squares inside the shape. Type the answer in the box and click check answer. Then click Draw a New Shape.
Use this site to practice more/less, odd/even, and rounding to the nearest 10.
Practice solving math story problems with the Math Cats.
Practice money skills by playing this game with the leprechauns.
Play each of the Spooky Sequences games by finding the missing number in the pattern. Try patterns by 1, 2, 5 and 10 and then try patterns that go backwards by 1, 2, 5 and 10.
Practice thinking about math and creating correct number sentences to get across the swamp.
This site has cool math games.
Practice counting coins.
Practice counting coins and bills. This has 3 different levels of difficulty. Challenge yourself to find the fewest coins by clicking on Expert.
Practice counting coins. How fast can you solve the problem?
Move along the gameboard by playing math games that not only practice math skills but also require some arcade skills. This site allows you to record code words so you can return and play more later.
Three people will offer to buy items from a garage sale. Your job is to click the person with the most money.
This is a tetris-like game where you need to click on coins to match the given total.
Drag the correct coins on top of the item. Look at the bottom of the screen for the item and its cost.
Try using mental math to answer the questions on this quiz. When you are finished show your score to a teacher or a parent.
Look at the fraction. Change the number of slices or the number of pizza slices to match the fraction.
Practice measuring with centimeters and inches.
Click on the anthill and measure the length the ant needs to walk.
Choose the correct measuring tool.
Read the number and click on the correct answer. 3 levels
Practice reading tally marks and creating pictographs. This site also asks questions about each graph.
Make bar graphs and circle graphs based on ice cream purchases.
Can you build bar graphs and answer questions about them?
Use ordered pairs to help Billy Bug find his food.
Choose addition or subtraction. Drag and drop numbers to solve. Type the answer in the box to check.
Thanks Mr. Nussbaum!
Step-by-step directions for double-digit addition with regrouping
This site has several choices for practicing skills that will help with double-digit addition.
Practice addition skills with this game. (includes double-digit addition)
Practice double-digit addition. Solve the problems and mark your box to play a game of tic-tac-toe.
Step-by-step directions for double-digit subtraction with regrouping
Practice double-digit subtraction skills and uncover the mystery picture.
Change the max number to 100.
Remember: The Rounding Poem
Find your number (tens place)
Look right next door -> (ones place)
4 or less, just ignore
5+ add one more
Practice your triple addition skills here.
Practice addition and play a game against the computer.
Try out your subtraction skills with this quiz. Remember that you might need to regroup.
Practice beginning multiplication facts.
Type the multiplication number sentence that matches the array, picture or description.
Type the number of rows, the number of objects in each row and the product.
This site is a good way to practice basic division facts. The player can choose to divide by a specific number or answer mixed facts.
Read and listen to lots of poems written by Gareth Lancaster.
Do you want to write a poem? Do you want to read funny poems? Try this site!
This site has lots of poems written by Ken Nesbitt. The new poems are listed at the top. The most popular poems are listed next.
Check out this site for lots of great poems! It's a great place to practice your fluency or just read for fun.
Listen to poems.
This site is a good place for kids to learn about a new subject.
This site is a good place to find facts about many different people, places and things. You can find a dictionary, an encyclopedia and other reference resources.
This page has a map showing penguin habitats. It also has pages of information about each penguin.
Learn about your penguin.
Find where your penguin lives.
This site has a chart showing facts and pictures about the 17 different kinds of penguins.
Information about snakes. We use this site to research a specific snake before writing an expository essay.
Anaconda, Boa Constrictor, King Cobra, Python, Rattlesnake
Anaconda, Boa Constrictor, Cobra, Garter, Python, Rattlesnake
Anaconda, Boa Constrictor, Cobra, Cottonmouth, Copperhead, Garter, Python, Rattlesnake
Facts from the Philadelphia Zoo
Anaconda, Cobra, Cottonmouth, Python, Rattlesnake
Do you want to learn about more snakes? Check out this site from the St. Louis Zoo.
This site has lots of good information and facts about bats.
Click on your spider to learn lots of amazing facts.
Click on Search. Click on the name of your dinosaur. Click on the side tabs to learn about size, food and other facts. Check the bottom of the card to find out how the dinosaur moved and when it lived.
This dinosaur dictionary will speak pronouncing the names of dinosaurs. It tells you about some dinosaurs if you would like to learn by listening.
Use this page to find lots of facts about dinosaurs. Try Dino Info Pages, Dino Fact Sheets and Dino Printouts.
Another good reference site for learning facts about dinosaurs. (Be careful of advertisement links here.)
To learn more about pigs, sheep, cows, ducks, chickens and goats, click on the name of the animal.
This page has links to several websites with information about African animals: giraffe, hippo, impala, zebra and baboon.
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Learn more about each habitat by answering questions about each habitat.
*Antarctic *Desert *Rainforest *Temperate Forest
*Sea *Temperate Pond
This matching game allows students to match endangered animals with their habitats.
Drag the plants and animals to the correct spot in the food chain. Watch the chain in action!
Practice adding plants and animals to a meadow, arctic and pond food web.
Help clean up the area by placing the litter in the correct recycling bins.
Visit this site with your child to learn about recycling. There is lots of information to learn about together.
Explore how the Earth orbits the Sun and find out about Earth's rotation.
Take a trip into space and learn about the Earth, the sun and the moon.
Practice facts about the moon.
This site shows the phases of the moon with large labeled pictures.
Learn about the phases of the moon at Wonderville.
Are you ready for a quiz? Test your knowledge here.
Look at a map of the constellations. You can print a map to take outside to help. Make sure you set the month and time before printing.
Can you find the constellations? It is a little tricky. Practice here before you go outside to look at the stars.
Test your knowledge of Earth, the moon, the sun and planets by playing Jeopardy. Remember to give your answer in the form of a question.
Listen or sing along with the Banana Slug String Band!
Watch a video. Label the water cycle. Answer some questions.
Watch a video.
Try this video to learn about different parts of the water cycle.
The site demonstrates wind direction, wind force, precipitation, temperature, sunshine, visibility and clouds.
Ride the skies with Kalani, the weather balloon, and learn about the weather. Topics include: sun, seasons, temperature, clouds and precipitation. Click on the weather vane to turn the page.
hurricane, tornado, flood, drought
How weather-smart are you? Try your skill with The Weather Game.
Test your knowledge of the special weather, the water cycle and land changes by playing Jeopardy. Remember to give your answer in the form of a question.
Learn more about matter and properties of matter.
Learn the differences between solids, liquids and gases.
Practice identifying 3 forms of matter: solids, liquids and gases.
Practice identifying chemical and physical changes by taking this quiz.
Test your knowledge of matter and energy by playing Jeopardy. Remember to give your answer in the form of a question.
We learned a lot of science facts this year. How many do you remember? Try this Scoot! game to test your memory.
Put the trash in the correct recycle bins.
Open this template using Pages on your iPad. Read the text with your partner. Type the main idea for each section. Save the project with your names.
Can you clean all the germs in the house?
Learn good hand washing tips with fun songs and games.
Walk with John and help him make smart choices during his walk to the soccer field.
Add this template to Pages on your iPad. Type your safety tip. Draw a picture on paper and photograph it to add to the template. Save it with your name.
Use what you know about healthy foods to explore the kitchen in Mission Nutrition.
Use what you know about good nutrition and exercise to get fuel for your rocket and blast off to Planet Power.
Click on Launch Game to begin.
Guess the riddles and learn facts about your body.
If you enjoy looking at maps, this is the place for you!
Online practice with a map key and compass rose.
You can use these printable worksheets to practice map skills.
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Ben Franklin helps students learn about our nation and our government.
Find facts about the bald eagle, the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberty, the American flag and the Washington Monument here.
Do you know the state bird of Illinois? Try this online quiz to check your facts. There are also printable games at this site.
Use this site to learn facts about every state.
This site has LOTS of information about the United States of America. It tells about the people, the government, history, special days and geography.
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This is a good one to play with mom or dad. Can you read the question and choose the correct symbol?
You can print a page of facts to color, a word find or learn about other national monuments.
There are interesting facts and pictures about Mount Rushmore.
Check out your finger spelling knowledge with this game.
Learn to sign your name and check out the fingerspelling chart. Practice signing letters and numbers.
Virtual Field Trip
Learn about things to look for in the woods. We watch this slideshow before exploring at Adams Wildlife Sanctuary.
Click here to visit Chinatown in San Francisco through pictures.
Have you ever heard of farming fish? No? Check out this site to learn about many kinds of farms.
I wrote this opinion essay about my favorite color.
Type your best poem here.
Triple click on the words to highlight them. Then start typing.
Remember to hold down the shift key for a capital letter.
Remember to add your name at the bottom.
Use this site to write a diamante poem. Diamante poems are diamond-shaped and focus on antonyms or synonyms.
Use this site to help write an acrostic poem.
Do you want to try to write a poem but need some help? Try using one of these poetry frames.
Use this site to help you write a friendly letter.