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    Grades 2-3

    Reading/Language Arts

    Storyline Online Hollywood personalities read aloud children's stories. When the kids are asked to select an internet speed, just tell them to click on the bottom choice. When the story opens to see a large presentation click on the full screen button on the right.

    Animal Myths & Legends A cool site for our youngest visitors. I found the legends area the most interesting. Ever wonder how the kangaroo got its tail?

    Clifford's Road to Reading Read and play games with Clifford the Big Red Dog to earn your license to read!

    Aesop's Fables The traditional Aesop's fables along side retellings of the fables in a modern setting.  Includes original artwork from artists.

    Reading Comprehension Activities Click on the appropriate grade level under “sub-directories” to access many reading comprehension activities.

    Find a Good Book for Me This site allows you to choose reading level, the kinds of books you like, (adventure, history, ghost, etc.) and how many titles you would like and creates a personalized reading list for you

    Math

    Interactive Math Manipulatives For math concepts that are hard to grasp, try these interactive manipulatives that will help you "see" what you need to know.

    Math Cats Like no other math site on the Web! This site really makes learning math fun for kids. From wild, cat-based interactive animations that explain statistics to exciting projects you can do at home, this site is a winner

    Count Us InThe games on this Web site are geared to younger children, with fancifully-illustrated exercises to help them grasp basic number concepts. Addition, subtraction, and number recognition are conveyed through cartoons of everyday activities such as bowling, boarding a bus, and visiting the beach

    Cool Math 4Kids This "amusement park for math" makes learning fun. There are games to play that will sharpen your math skills as well as sections for teachers and parents. NOTE: At the bottom of the page is a link for 3-5 year olds!

    Math Lizard MATH FACTS!! Students can practice online and print results which is a great way for them to know what facts they need to practice. Or, you can generate math fact worksheets (with answer sheets available).

    Science

    The Great Plant Escape This page was developed by the University of Illinois. It has step by step "Plant Mysteries" for your students to solve. Each "case" has goals, background, activities, and self-quizzes.

    Electronic Zoo An amazing list of animal-related computer resources. Check and see if your favorite animals have been digitized!

    Simple Machines You might never have thought of the lid on your toilet as a machine, but this site shows how simple mechanical devices dominate our everyday life. By inspecting items in a home, garage, and tool shed, visitors discover levers, gears, axles, inclined planes and other simple mechanics. Which simple principle is behind the lid of your toilet?

    Social Studies

    HUD - Kids Next Door All things related to the community can be found on this colorful interactive site.  The people, places, jobs, and other things in the community are examined through games and puzzles.

    Keyboarding 

    Dance Mat Typing Teaches students the basics of keyboarding using the correct fingers on home row.

    Art/Music

    Interactive Coloring Book Making use of cutting-edge animation plug-ins like shockwave and flash, this site creates a colorful and compelling whirlwind of art, with beautiful images

    PE/Health

    KidNetic Awesome site with info about exercise, eating, and staying healthy.  Includes a “fitness challenge” that you can try while sitting at the computer – try to beat 2 minutes!!!  Also includes healthy recipes and activities to stay healthy and information about your body.

    Kids Health This site helps parents, children, and professionals find answers to commonly asked health questions. Topics include the benefits of different types of vitamins, the food pyramid, healthy children's recipes, how to read food labels, and keeping fit. Children can also submit their own questions. Check out the "Childhood Infections" section under "Parents" for information about appendicitis, meningitis, mumps, and more. For a good laugh, be sure to read the entry for that most common of all childhood afflictions, cooties. A great site but be patient this site may take a little longer to download.

    All Subject Areas

    Great Websites for Kids This page can help your student find appropriate information for themselves. The main page is divided into Subject related categories. The students can select where they need to go. All linked pages are rated (by way of colored pencils) what the target grade level the information is . This site is supported by the American Library Association, so it appears to have a good selection of material.

    Enchanted Learning This fun site for kids is packed with educational tidbits. The topics covered range from dinosaurs to explorers. You could easily find sites on dozens of subjects that you would like to book mark for your students.

    National Geographic for Kids This relates largely to Science and Social Studies, but covers many topics. Its worth taking a look at often, because they change their featured articles and activities regularly.

    Fun Brain One of the best online sites for kids, this site provides excellent games for different subject areas.  Teachers can also create quizzes that kids can take.

    Cool Math 4Kids Tons of math games including Lemonade Stand and Rush (similar to Rush Hour)

    Time for Kids Online magazine full of news articles, polls, games, and more just for kids

    Primary Games A website dedicated to providing games for all subjects.  You can also find online stories and activities for children to work on. Nicely designed website!

    Kids.Gov It provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject. Explore, learn, have fun! No pop up adds, and the content is screen for appropriate materials.

    Gamequarium Game links for grades K-6 relating to all curricular areas and more!