from Local Teachers:
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!
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.
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.)
a Geologist Scientists
from all over the US answer your questions about the earth.
Maintained by US Geological Survey scientists.
Dr. Universe Dr. Universe
answers your questions...plus has a web site full of interesting
science facts and features.
Familiar Quotations Do
you need the perfect quote for your report? Click here!
R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation ~Tigers in Durham! Click
here to see all the fantastic big cats at Kirshner's wildlife reserve
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.
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!
online magazine for kids!
Games, art, chiller stories,
contests, Kidzeen...lots of exciting info!
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!
coloring book. Just click on the full page picture, print it out
and start coloring! Bald eagle, grizzly, panther, tortoise,
manatee, and many others...
Grammar Gorilla: Where Is That, etc. Test yourself. Make a
quiz. Take a quiz
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
Facts; Pen Pal Network, Cartoon Factory!
Wildlife Federation Kids Page
Mad-libs, riddles, mix and match games...all about wildlife.
Zoo Lots of great
exhibits about animals at the zoo. Also, take a look at a live
video camera at the zoo! Fun!
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!!
Central! Online help for all ages and subjects. Great
activities for learning basic and advanced math, reading and language
Super-cool site! Click and
drag words to make your own poems. Then you can
submit them for publishing online.
Rick The #1
nature magazine for kids!
Cool games, activities, and
more! Star Wars: The Ultimate Reading Adventure!
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!
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!
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
Best of the Hubble Space Telescope.
for Kids All kinds of
great news stories written at different reading levels. Would you
believe a 3.7 ton burrito made the news?
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.
Geological Survey Learning Web Explore
things on, in, around, and about the Earth, such as plants and
animals, land, water, and maps.
World All you
ever wanted to know about volcanoes! Fascinating!
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.
Ones Learn about
endangered animals from around the world.
Don't miss this
site! Lots of games, fun activities as well as links to other
TEACHERS AND PARENTS
Math Create and print
practice problem sheets for your child or student. Great
for students, too: interactive games, flashcard printouts, and more.
a searchable database of outstanding Internet learning sites
categorized by subject area, audience, and type (lessons, activities,
projects, resources, references, & tools).
Children's Literature Web Guide Internet
resources related to books for Children and Young Adults
is our hand-picked selection of quality education-related Internet
Channel School Online Lesson
Plans, Web Links, School Store...Great search tools available!
help teachers know where to go on the Internet by providing links to
high-quality, curriculum-aligned, standards-supporting,
student-centered web sites: The
World: Where educators go to
learn... Worldwide School Sites... Cool Schools... Database of 110,000
Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Need to know the latest information on special education, curriculum
development or other education topics? Just AskERIC!
National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education
Explore this site for the best selection of K-12
mathematics and science resources on the Internet!
Education Network This
site is crammed with uptodate information for parents, teachers and
students. Vote on many current education issues. Home of
Assessment made easy... Ready-made quizzes; create a new quiz; print
quizzes... Super site for parents and teachers!
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.
Your Child Learn History Lesson
plans to help your students/children learn about time and historical
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.
guide about learning disabilities... for parents, teachers and
students. Lots of great information and activities!
of Congress A comprehensive record of
American history and creativity; a universal
collection of human knowledge
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).
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.
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!
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.
Soup Education Central Goal:
"Let's work together to find the key to everything our kids can
Broadcasting Service TeacherSource:
activities for every subject and grade. "TV for
~Schools of California Online Resources for Education: links to
quality Internet resources and teacher-developed lessons.
Education on the Web Step-by-step
instructions for interviews, simulations, role plays, and experiments
that involve students in active learning.
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.
Helping Teachers Popular
site! Lesson plans in every area of the curriculum.
for Teachers Online Smart
ideas for busy teachers! Lesson plans, teacher to teacher talk,
Unit Archive Contains educational lessons
archived for all grade levels and subject areas.
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!!
Don't miss this site! Lots
of games, fun activities as well as links to other great sites.
Links... I liked this site so much
that I put it in both columns!
State Report: Ranking of All Schools in Yuba County
County Office of Education
State University, Chico
Joint Unified School District
High School District
Wheatland School District
Department of Education
History-Social Science Project
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've tried to
compose a short description for every education link. However,
most of these sites are so extensive that a short description just
doesn't do them justice! So, have fun browsing and discovering
the fascinating aspects of each site for yourself.
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.
U.S. Department of Education Investigate this site for
quality ideas regarding all aspects of education. There is a
great search tool so you can locate a multitude of ideas about
your specific interest.
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