I have been collecting links for all different subject areas. They are fantastic resources for extending learning beyond the classroom!
Academic Skill Builders' Multiplication Games
A variety of single and multi-player skill builder games for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and ratios.
CoolMath's "Crazy Taxi"
While racing, your goal is to hit all of the cars that are multiples of a given number and avoid the cars that are not multiples. A great way to practice your multiplication tables!
Math Playground's "Function Machine"
Try to figure out the rule for different function machines!
Fractions and Decimals
Quizizz Base 10 and Exponents Practice
Arcademic Skill Builders' "Dirt Bike Fractions"
Race students from across the nation as you compare fractions!
Quadrilateral Quizziz Practice Link
Practice for our Quadrilateral Quizziz!
3 Act Math
Use this website to access homework, Flash programs such as MegaMath, and test scores. You can also view the material that we use in class through the "Library" option. Our curriculum is Math Expressions Common Core.
Students use Class Link to access ThinkCentral using their district Google account.
Changes in Matter
Ecosystems and Living Things
Earth, the Moon, and the Stars
I LOVE this website! It includes tons of science project ideas organized by topic and interest. Additionally, it breaks down each step of the scientific method process, includes examples, and checklists for you to use to assess your own projects. Please check it out!
Science Fair Project: Ideas, Tools, and Resources
Here are many more science project ideas and resources to make your project successful!
Scientific Method- BrainPop
Learn the step-by-step instructions for scientific problem solving (this video was shown in our in-class presentation).
Science Projects- BrainPop
Watch the BrainPop video to review the scientific method and how to apply it to your science projects.
Being a Writer
How to Access Work at Home
Here are the directions short form:
Go to the District home page (search MISD)
Choose Mercer Island High School from the School dropdown menu.
Select "Students" on the top menu bar.
Then Select "Online Logins" from the list of options.
Select "Office 365 (OneDrive)."
Sign in (firstname.lastname@example.org; misd._______)
Select OneDrive cloud icon lower center.
Sign in (email@example.com misd._______ AGAIN
Say "No Thanks" if the screen prompting to get social pop up.
Click edit and select Edit in Word ONLINE.
Be sure to sign out so that you can access your work again at school!
Show, not Tell
Check out this resource clarifying what it means to "show, not tell." This blog includes many examples and non-examples of how to apply this concept to your writing!
Research Based Argumentative Essay
Opinion Essay: Kids Should Have Homework
Here is an article about the pros of having homework, which you can use to either support this position, or include as a counterclaim.
Opinion Essay: Kids Should Not Have Homework
If you are writing an essay about "kids should not have homework," here is an article you can analyze for credibility!
Student Research Tools
Student Research Resources
To research evidence and information for your RBA Essay, remember to start with EBSCO KidsSearch, Web Path Express search, and/or World Book Online. You may find those research tools using the attached link!
Website #1: Dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide
Use your research skills to determine credibility.
Enter in your source information if you get stuck on how to correctly cite your sources in your bibliography. Remember to specify whether your source is a book or a website!
A credible source including primary sources to use in your informational pieces about the American Revolution.
Grammar and Conventions
Help the fairy correctly capitalize the sentences, and learn capitalization rules along the way.
This one is super cool- zap the sentences that are missing commas with your spaceship to aim and shoot your ray gun!
Creative Book Project Survey Link
Please honestly complete the survey as best you can!
Follow this link to access Guided Reading Books.
Scholastic Book Club Information
Scholastic Book Club orders are an affordable way to build your home library, and donate books to our classroom library, with educator recommended titles. Click the link below so that you can place your Scholastic Book Club orders online!
Use the following link to help identify "Just Right" books for your reading level.
The Life of Pocahontas
The History Channel explores the facts and life story of Pocahontas (spoiler: it is NOT the Disney movie!).
"Ongoing Voyage"- Library of Congress
From the Library of Congress- further information on the first interactions between Native Americans and European explorers from 1492-1600.
Follow the link to learn more about the Mayflower, such as what daily life was like aboard ship!
Colonial Times Facts
This page includes interesting facts about what life was like in the American colonies.
Library of Congress
Become a history detective and investigate what really happened at the first Thanksgiving!
Causes of the Revolution- BrainPop
We have been learning the causes and motivations behind the American Revolution. Watch the video to learn more! Feel free to explore more educational videos related to this topic under BrainPop- Social Studies- U.S. History.
Quiz yourself! Use the map of the Thirteen Colonies to interactively identify each colony!
Please only use when assigned. This is the WebQuest project we will be completing in class!
This website includes a wealth of information on anything and everything about the American Revolution! Features include videos, pictures, leaders and events, our founding fathers, and digging deeper.
The Road to Revolution Game
The content of this PBS website shares a wealth of information about the American Revolution including a detailed timeline, important events, and perspectives. Play this "Road to Revolution" trivia game to test your knowledge!
American Revolution Topics
From the History Channel's website: browse American Revolution under topics for a list of relevant people, events, battles, etc. including videos and other resources. (Hint: this could help you with your informational writing, too!)
Primary source documents from the Smithsonian.
U.S. Government and the Constitution
Scholastic Civics Website
This website includes many facets of government to explore, such as the three branches of government and the right to vote, among other topics.
Government for Kids
Another great source including information about voting, the electoral college, the amendments, and the branches of government.
The Constitution for Kids
This site includes information about topics covered in the Constitution, such as amendments, religion, and citizenship.
BrainPop: U.S. Constitution
Watch the following BrainPop video to learn about the founding fathers' plan for government and the seven principles the Constitution is based on!
Library of Congress
This reliable source includes articles about politics and law, the Constitution, and branches of government.
Tech Support Parent Portal
Please click around on this virtual landing page for information from our two technology coaches, Kara Millsap and Julie Hovind, for information regarding our technology resources!
Google Classroom Slidedeck
Here are the slides that accompany the Google Classroom video from Mrs. Hovind!
Google Classroom Parent Resource
Please watch this Google Classroom video from our 3rd-5th grade technology coach, Julie Hovind, to learn how to navigate Google Classroom!