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Artsy Tall Tales...

When Becky Jarvis is teaching about tall tales, it's fun to visit her classroom at Ophir School in Oroville.  Her walls are decorated with colorful tall tale characters that her students have created from adding machine tape and construction paper.  Her students write their tall tales on the long strips of machine tape.  Then they glue on their tall tale character's head at the top and appropriately matching shoes or feet at the bottom.   You can tell that Mrs. Jarvis' 5th-graders really like this activity because many of their tall tale characters are very, very, very tall!  Thanks to Becky Jarvis and her class for sharing this great idea!

If you have a favorite teaching activity/lesson that you would like to share with us, I would enjoy posting it to this site.  More and more teachers and parents are discovering this site, so the more tried-and-true lessons, the better!  Just e-mail your ideas, and I'll post them as soon as possible. 

Thanks, and have fun making more and more discoveries on the World Wide Web!


More Ideas...

Gallery of Graphs:

Inform and impress your classroom visitors with an array of schoolwide statistics presented through student-made graphs.  Brainstorm with students to decide on topics.  Categories might include: class enrollments; library circulation data (most-used books by subject, for example); percentage of school day spent on various subjects at the different grade levels; number of participants in specific sports; costs of such items as textbooks, art supplies, etc.

Have students collect the data and construct the graphs.  Younger students might do picture graphs; older students, line or pie graphs.--Thanks to Mary E. Gerth, Ormond Beach Fla.


School Newscast...

Choose a few students to film a newscast for the week's news at school.  Have them pick important events that are taking place that week and work as a news team to present the news on videotape.  Each student should create a short speech about his/her topic (school events, sports, weather...)  One of the reporters can also serve as director, while another student can be the camera-person.  The total newscast should be less than 10 minutes long and can be shown to the class and/or other  classes on Friday. (Five to six students make an ideal news team.  It takes about 20-30 minutes on Monday through Wednesday to write and  practice  their newscast.  Then allow 30 minutes for filming on Thursday.)  As the weeks go by, you will notice a definite evolution in the quality of reports and filming.  Also, the personalities of the different teams really start shining through! (Note: These news teams work exceptionally well with a parent supervisor.  However, some 5th-6th grade teams can do most of the work, practice and newscast on their own.)




Ask a Geologist  Scientists from all over the US answer your questions about the earth.  Maintained by US Geological Survey scientists.


Ask Dr. Universe Dr. Universe answers your questions...plus has a web site full of interesting science facts and features.


Bartlett's Familiar Quotations  Do you need the perfect quote for your report?  Click here!


Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation   ~Tigers in Durham! Click here to see all the fantastic big cats at Kirshner's wildlife reserve in Durham.


Berit's Best Sites for Children This is a directory of safe, recommended Web sites for children up to age 12. Each selected site has been carefully reviewed and given a rating out of 5.


Cool Math: An Amusement Park of Mathematics  The greatest math web site ever!  Really!  Have fun with basic arithmetic or advanced calculus.  Puzzles, games, fractals, contests, and LOTS more!


Cricket Magazine     Super online magazine for kids!


CyberKids  Games, art, chiller stories, contests, Kidzeen...lots of exciting info!


Dig, Disney's Internet Guide   Dig This! lists top sites recommended by Disney's editors. Check back often for new picks, links, and descriptions. Happy surfing!


Encarta Online Encyclopedia

Endangered Species  Online coloring book.  Just click on the full page picture, print it out and start coloring!  Bald eagle, grizzly, panther, tortoise, manatee, and many others...

FunBrain.Com  Play games: Math Baseball; Grammar Gorilla: Where Is That, etc.  Test yourself.  Make a quiz. Take a quiz


Gifted Resources Home Page  This page is intended to be a convenient starting point for gifted students, their parents and educators to access Gifted Resources, whether on the internet or otherwise.


Homework Help: All Subjects  Use this homework help page for all of your classes...from pilgrims to presidents, grammar to Shakespeare, addition to calculus.  They've got it all!


Just 4 Kids  Sponsored by the California Dept. of Fish and Game, this site has lots of great links to sites about endangered species, facts about California and its ecology,   a wildlife gallery and much more.


Kids on Campus

Kids Web     Lots of links to cool sites for kids who want to learn, learn, learn!  Links to information that is understandable and interesting to schoolkids.


Mad Scientist Network  Ok, Kids, here it is!  Science with a sense of humor!  If you like science, and you have a sense of humor, you're going to love this site!


National Geographic  Amazing Facts; Pen Pal Network, Cartoon Factory!


National Wildlife Federation Kids Page  Mad-libs, riddles, mix and match games...all about wildlife.

National Zoo  Lots of great exhibits about animals at the zoo.  Also, take a look at a live video camera at the zoo!  Fun!


Neuroscience for Kids  Created for all students and teachers who would like to learn more about the nervous system. Enjoy the activities and experiments on your way to learning more about the brain and spinal cord.  These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in your head...your BRAIN!!


No Sweat.Com  Homework Central!  Online help for all ages and subjects.  Great activities for learning basic and advanced math, reading and language skills.


Poetry  Super-cool site!  Click and drag words to make your own poems.     Then you can submit them for publishing online.


Ranger Rick    The #1 nature magazine for kids!


Scholastic  Cool games, activities, and more!  Star Wars: The Ultimate Reading Adventure!


Scientific American: Ask the Experts  Just write in your question about anything in the fields of astronomy, biology, chemistry, computers, environment, geology, mathematics, medicine,  or physics, and an expert will answer your question!

Sesame Street Alphabet Coloring Page    For tots! Print out a favorite Sesame Street character for  your little brother or sister.  They'll think you're great!

StarChild Fantastic site for young astronomers!  All about the solar system and the universe...from the people who know... at NASA.  Great links to other sites, such as The Best of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Time for Kids  All kinds of great news stories written at different reading levels. Would you believe a 3.7 ton burrito made the news?

U.S. Census Bureau  Want to know the U.S. population?  It's updated every 5 minutes! Also, get the very latest facts for your State Reports here.


US Geological Survey   Learning Web  Explore things on, in, around, and about the Earth, such as plants and animals, land, water, and maps.


Volcano World    All you ever wanted to know about volcanoes!   Fascinating!


Welcome to the Alphabet Superhighway  Learn to be a good searcher!  This is your home for help on searching the Alphabet Superhighway and the entire World Wide Web for information.


Wild Ones  Learn about endangered animals from around the world.

WonderKorner    Don't miss this site!  Lots of games, fun activities as well as links to other great sites.  


 Family-Friendly Links...


World-Wide Earthquake Locator





A+ Math  Create and print practice problem sheets for your child or student.   Great for students, too: interactive games, flashcard printouts, and more.

Blue Web'N is a searchable database of outstanding Internet learning sites categorized by subject area, audience, and type (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, & tools).

The Children's Literature Web Guide  Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults

Classroom Connect G.R.A.D.E.S. is our hand-picked selection of quality education-related Internet sites.

Discovery Channel School Online  Lesson Plans, Web Links, School Store...Great search tools available!

Ed's Oasis  To help teachers know where to go on the Internet by providing links to high-quality, curriculum-aligned, standards-supporting, student-centered web sites: The Treasure Zone

Education World: Where educators go to learn... Worldwide School Sites... Cool Schools... Database of 110,000 sites.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)   Need to know the latest information on special education, curriculum development or other education topics? Just AskERIC!

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education    Explore this site for the best selection of K-12 mathematics and science resources on the Internet!

Family Education Network  This site is crammed with uptodate information for parents, teachers and students.  Vote on many current education issues.  Home of  Funbrain.Com and QuizLab: Assessment made easy... Ready-made quizzes; create a new quiz; print quizzes... Super site for parents and teachers!

Franklin Institute   Organized lists of resources on the Internet that science educators, as well as science enthusiasts, may find useful. To make the list, a resource needs to stimulate creative thinking and learning about science.

Helping Your Child Learn History  Lesson plans to help your students/children learn about time and historical relationships.

Helping Your Child Learn To Read  Enjoyment is essential in the process of helping your child become a reader. All of the activities at this site are written with this thought in mind.

LD Online   Interactive guide about learning disabilities... for parents, teachers and students.  Lots of great information and activities!

Library of Congress  A comprehensive record of American history and creativity a universal collection of human knowledge

National Informational Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities  NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Their special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).

National Parent Information Network  The purpose of NPIN is to provide information to parents and those who work with parents and to foster the exchange of parenting materials.

Net-Mom  See Net-Mom's Nice Sites:  Best of the Web for Kids for 1999...the results of her checking out over 4,500 kid sites.  Super effort and great job!

Parents and Educators Resource Center  Schwab Foundation for Learning offers a wide range of services for parents and educators to provide information, support and resources to improve the lives of students with learning differences.

Parent Soup Education Central  Goal:  "Let's work together to find the key to everything our kids can be!"

Public Broadcasting Service TeacherSource: activities for every subject and grade.  "TV for Teachers!"

S.C.O.R.E ~Schools of California Online Resources for Education: links to quality Internet resources and teacher-developed lessons.

Smithsonian Education on the Web  Step-by-step instructions for interviews, simulations, role plays, and experiments that involve students in active learning.

Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI)  A collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education. This collection exists in order to make on-line Special Education resources more easily and readily available in one location.

Teachers Helping Teachers  Popular site!  Lesson plans in every area of the curriculum.

Tools for Teachers Online  Smart ideas for busy teachers!  Lesson plans, teacher to teacher talk,

Thematic Unit Archive  Contains educational lessons archived for all grade levels and subject areas.

U.S Children's Book Awards  Would you like current lists of  a multitude of honor books, such as Newberry Medal Awards, Caldecott Medal Awards, Coretta Scott King Awards?  This is the site for you!!

WonderKorner  Don't miss this site!  Lots of games, fun activities as well as links to other great sites.  Family-Friendly Links... I liked this site so much that I put it in both columns!


California State Report: Ranking of All Schools in Yuba County

Yuba County Office of Education

Yuba College

California State University, Chico California State University, Chico

Butte Community College

Marysville Joint Unified School District

Plumas School District

Wheatland High School District

Wheatland School District

California Department of Education


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serves K-12 students, teachers, schools,
     school districts throughout the northern Sacramento Valley, the inter-
     mountain region of northeastern California, and the North Coast.


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I have tried to choose sites that will provide effective educational information for parents and teachers, as well as sites that will provide interesting learning experiences for students.



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