Educational Websites

LANGUAGE ARTS: Number, letter recognition, and  phonics instruction links.
http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/games/game1.htm  - This page will help your child become more familiar with numbers and counting.
 
http://www.primarygames.com/  - Learn science, math, language arts, social studies and more at Primary Games, an award-winning site where you'll find a large assortment of interactive flash and java games such as Alphabet Zoo, Even and Odd, and Earth Day Fun, all designed for elementary students. The curriculum guide lists the corresponding grade level for each game and the puzzle section features matching games, word searches, and mazes.
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/words/dgi.shtml - From this web site, you can play fun word games. Before you get started, do you want to play a game with end sounds, beginning sounds, or rhymes? Or, why don't you play all three? You also get to pick the level of the game: level 1, level 2, or level 3. When you're ready to play, the little squirrel will explain the directions. Have fun and work on your spelling skills at the same time.
 
 
MATH: Shape Links
http://www.numbernut.com/basic/symbol_2d.shtml  - Investigate two-dimensional shapes like triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and ellipses. Explore three-dimensional shapes like spheres, pyramids, cylinders, cones, and prisms. Gain a greater understanding of the differences between two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes. Identify the difference between an isosceles and equilateral triangle, or the difference between a rhombus and square. Discover the difference between polygons and polyhedrons. Learn about toroids, helixes, and dodecahedrons. Test your knowledge of two-dimensional or three-dimensional shapes with a quiz, or find examples of the various shapes.
 
http://www.lil-fingers.com/shapes/index.html - This is a terrific interactive web site that teaches young students about many different shapes. Students are able to watch and participate in the drawing of a number of different shapes such as: hearts, squares, circles, and more. Different colors are also used so that students are able to distinguish between color and shape.
 
http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.htm - Loads of interactive reading activities are at this Literacy Center web site. Children can practice their alphabet, hear the different phonetic sound made by individual letters, and see how different letters and numbers are written. Special games are devoted to learning both uppercase and lowercase letters. This site was specifically designed for the youngest of children and is a perfect match for the beginning reader!
 
http://www.innovationslearning.co.uk/subjects/maths/activities/year3/symmetry/shape_game.asp - Do you think you understand the concept of symmetry? Well, here is your opportunity to test yourself. You will be shown a shape and then you will have to tell the computer how many lines of symmetry the shape has. Be sure to think it through before you answer, because you will get ten points for each correct answer. The trick is, you will also lose five points for each incorrect answer! Now go for it! Innovations Learning provides you with this math game on symmetry.
 
 
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