Monday, September 23, 2013

My web site finds for the week - Science and Math

I will keep this post short and simple tonight!  I know we've all been super busy getting back in the swing of things.  I feel like I go from 0 to 60 in no time flat, and I craaave those lazy summer days that feel so far away...

But I digress.

And here's my website finds for today:

The first has to do with math.  We are moving our way through place value and  have covered 5.NBT.1, 5.NBT.2, 5.NBT.3, and are starting 5.NBT.4 this week.  I've got the "back to school cold" which left me flat on the couch yesterday.  I can't be out of school, and we all know that most times it's easier to drag ourselves into school than to write sub plans.  SO, I was perusing the Internet looking for activities for my morning math block, and found this site:

East Peoria Elementary School District 86 

They have done such a nice job compiling all math standards for grades K-8 (I haven't checked out the other subject areas yet, but I'm sure they're fantastic too!) with activities and games.  They even have it organized by CCSS standards.  WOW!  

My kids loved the variety of games, and they met all differentiated levels of my learners.  They loved the Fruit Shoot, Decimals of the Carribean, and the football game.  The students had a fun review of the standards we've covered so far and they were entertained.  Success!!  

My second website is a fun one from Nasa.  We are studying the moon in science class currently.  They always ask, every year, "What is really on the dark side of the moon?  And I say, "Darkness!" and proceed to explain why we only see one side of the moon from our position on earth.  I found this video from NASA that shows the complete rotation of the moon here.

It's short and sweet, but it allows the students to see the dark side of the moon!

Speaking of the moon... have you visited Mr. Parr's YouTube site?  It's AH mazing and has so many videos that teach science concepts.  Here's a few for your enjoyment all about the moon! 

That's all for tonight!  


  1. WOW! What great finds! I am adding these links to my class website right now! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Yay Alison I'm glad you enjoyed those websites!


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