Parent Resources

Dance Mat Typing Program

An introduction to touch typing for kids ages 7-11 with 4 levels.  Entertaining cartoon characters help students find their way around the keyboard.

Descriptive writing prompts excerpted from "Blowing Away the State Writing Assessment Test"
These writing prompts for  elementary, middle, and high schoolers were xcerpted from  "Blowing Away the State Writing Assessment Test" by Jane Bell Kiester and retyped by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.  There are some humdingers!

FREE RICE donates rice to the UN World Food Program for correct answers to educational questions.

FreeRice has two goals:

    Provide education to everyone for free. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who advertise on this site.  You earn 20 grains of rice per correct answer to help end world hunger.  Questions in art, chemistry, English, geography, language learning or math are quite entertaining.

The traveler IQ challenge


GEOSPY online game

Become a geospy and choose your assignment from ientification of continents to countries, states and provinces.  Quiz your noodle on geography facts!

Houghton Mifflin GEONET US and World topics in Geography

Earn points as a Geotrekker on level 1 or 2 in this online geography game for the US or the World, ina categories such as "spatial" or "places & regions".

National Audubon Society kids page

Just for kids pages filled with activities about birds and other animals.  check out the webcams showing live hummingbird chicks at various life stages...they are soon squeezing right out of that little nest!

Mathcats explores multiplication and lots of math concepts via online games.

click on the animated cat to get to a multitude of open-ended and playful explorations of math concepts.

Starfall early reading resource
Looking for another reading resource?  Take advantage of student enthusiasm about being online with Starfall's 4 sections:  ABC's, Learn to Read, It's fun to Read (ead about famous musicians and hear their music), and I'm Reading (includes Greek Myths and Chinese fables). 
Author Roald Dahl (of Willy Wonka fame) website

Lots of ways to explore Roald Dahl's books and read excerpts to see which books you might enjoy reading.  His titles include the "BFG," "Witches," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (a great introduction to his work for starting chapter book readers) and many more.

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