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A fantastic site! This site from Australia contains multiple levels of difficulty with simple to follow directions. The activities are a perfect compliment to our district curriculum. The 'orange' level D contains problems that meet 3rd grade expectations.
IXL Math Skills for 3rd Grade
Kids can practice answering multiple choice questions from a variety of 3rd grade math topics. A great site for reviewing and reinforcing grade level math skills!
A fantastic site for practicing basic facts and other math concepts. Students can select the length and difficulty of the "quiz". Students are also given chances to correct their mistakes at the end of the quiz.
This site is published by Harcourt School Publishers and contains numerous games to reinforce math concepts. The activities are organized by topic and grade level.
Cyberchase has a variety of math games from the PBS show. Try out the Cyberchase Tangram game or the NLVM Tangram game.
Around the World in 80 Seconds
Practice basic facts while "racing" around the world. Choose easier or harder facts. Great site!
Simple flashcards of various bills and coins allow students to practice their money skills.
Math practice website
This is a great virtual math manipulative site, it's authored by Utah State University.
A fun, easy to use site which helps kids create their own bar graphs, line graphs and pie charts. This fits very well with our math unit of Data, Tables and Charts.
Place Value Practice
Students can practice naming place value parts up to 5-digits and decimals as well.
A challenging game that increases in difficulty as students use logic to solve these computation puzzles.
A fun site for students to practice individual spelling lists with lessons and games. The site also tests students on their words.
Parents will find extensive resources and tips about developing their child's reading and writing skills at this site. Kids will enjoy playing games and activities about their favorite books. A great site to learn more about famous authors too!
Reading is Fundamental
Reading is Fundamental is a great site for parents that want to know more about the importance of literacy. It offers articles, activities and advice as parents help their children become life-long readers.
National Geographic Explorer
Kids can play games and read articles that extend the topics we’re reading about in our monthly classroom copies of the National Geographic Explorer Magazine.
Instant Poem Forms
A great site for young poets to create their own poems with the help of over 2 dozen fill-in-the-blank forms. Very creative!
Students can create their own acrostic poems at this easy to use site.
Students can create their own diamond shaped poems.
Students can create their own shape poems. s
Fun and interactive site for kids that celebrates the poems of Shel Silverstein!
Quick game for practicing multiple-meaning words.
E-Learning for Kids
This non-profit site provides interactive practice in a variety of subjects.
Help the wizard teach his monster friend how to build compoud words and contractions.
Students can create their own comics and add text on this simple website.
Students can explore the real history of Thanksgiving, also ties into our colonial unit.
Life on the Mayflower
Students can explore life on the Mayflower and the Pilgrims' daily life. The site also includes information about the first Thanksgiving.
Colonial Williamsburg games
Explore life in colonial times through these kid-friendly games on the Colonial Williamsburg site.
A Day in the Life, Colonial Williamsburg
This site has online activities for exploring the life of people in colonial times. Due to the complex vocabulary it is suggested that an adult navigate this site with the student.
Dear America: Design a Colonial Room
This link is an activity from the Scholastic Dear America Series. Visitors select which items belong in a colonial home.
Meet Felicity Activities
Students can play games and activities from the American Girl book series that fit with our curriculum for colonial time.
Interactive Ellis Island
Students and parents can take a virtual and interactive tour of Ellis Island. Participants can watch video clips, listen to interviews and view photos of the immigrant experience. Content and navigating is created for use by students. The site is produced by Scholastic, Inc.
The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits
Interactive site that teaches and review electrical circuits. This is a British site and some of the terms may be different than the U.S. vocabulary.
Students can determine which objects are magnetic and which are not.
Another British site that helps students learn and practice electrical circuits.
Students can view a virtual model of the solar system. The model shows the orbits of the planets around the sun and includes details about each planet.
This site leads students to a list of activities about the planets and our moon. The activities are simple and engaging.
Earth, Moon & Sun Game
Students learn about the earth, moon and sun while blasting asteroids.
EcoKids games and activities
A lively, animated website maintained by Earth Day Canada. Kids can play games and complete acvities related to earth-friendly habits.
A very informative and interactive site from PBS Kids. It entertains and challenges students while teaching them to think about the earth's environment.
Fantastic site from the BBC in Britain. Students are sent on missions to save the earth from environmental harm.
Fun game for kids to learn about energy hogging items in their households.
Election & Presidential Links
If You Were President
This game from Scholastic lets kids make budget decisions like the president and get interviewed by reporters.
On-line art tool-kit
Explore the art elements of color, line, pattern and balence. Check out the online resource "The Artist's Toolkit", this site is full of lively animation and teaches important art concepts using works of art from the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts.
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