Links for Students

Kindergarten/1st Grade



General Resources

Search Engines for Students

FunBrain - Contains interactive games that allow kids to apply and practice skills. You can find a game by grade or subject.

Gamequarium - Contains many interactive activities for kids from Pre-K to 6th grade.

How Stuff Works -- Ever get curious about how different things work? then visit How Stuff Works and find out how everything from how your body works to how your computer works!

Arcademic Skills Builders - There are six interesting games on this site: Meteor Multiplication, Alien Addition, Minus Mission, Word Frog, Word Invasion, and Verb Viper.

PBS - American Field Guide - This site has many free streaming videos on numerous themes.

Family Puzzles, Exercise for Brains of All Ages - Includes "Sudoku Mini", "Play Four", "Universal Jigsaw" and "Tell Me a Story". This is a part of the Teachers and Families Working Together website. By clicking on the apple in the top left corner you will go to their homepage where you will find many more resources.


Reading Resources

Starfall - The Starfall learn-to-read website is offered free as a public service. Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall.com is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade. It includes stories to read, interactive games and activities, printable worksheets, and more.

Rodman Kids - This is the Alliance Rodman Library's webpage for kids. You will find a Games & Fun link as well as a link to Tumble Books where you will find a colloction of online books that you can listen to, or by switching to the manual mode you can read them yourself.


Math Resources

Virtual Math Manipulatives - This is part of Utah State University's website. It is the "National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics" and contains links to many interactive activities. There is a chart for you to select by standard and grade level.

Teach R Kids Math - This site is appropriate for reinforcing basic math skills (K-4). This is considered a content rich website based on its skill and drill features. It gives the child feedback on what they got correct and incorrect. It also shows the student the correct answers on the ones they missed. The child can progress to the next level when they have accomplished the present level. Use the boxes on the left to choose a topic or grade level.

A+ Math - This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively.
Visit the game room and play exciting games like Matho and Hidden Picture...Test your math skills with the Flashcards! Try out the Math Word Find puzzle.
Create and print your own set of flashcards online using the Flashcard Creator! See the Worksheets section, where you can print worksheets to practice offline. Try the Homework Helper to check your homework solutions.

Sudoku - This site allows you to solve the popular Sudoku puzzles online. There are four levels of difficulty to choose from.


Science Resources

Science Clips - This site is divided into age groups. It contains many "hands-on" science activities. Many activities include a quiz with immediate feedback. To see all science activities, use the drop-down menu near the bottom of the page.

KidZone's Super Simple Science Section - Check out all of the fun Science Facts and Experiments! Some of the topics are Autumn Leaves, The Color Wheel, Planets, and The Water Cycle.

Interactive fun sites about Dinosaurs for 2nd graders (and others).


Holiday Resources

Do you love The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg? If so, here is a wesite for you.
Polar Express - This site is really for the movie, but since the movie correlates so well with the book, the site provides enrichment for the book also. It takes some exploring to find all the fun activities. There is alot there. At the boy's house you can build a snowman. In the Engine room - play concentration (see what happens when you loose!!!). You can download an activity book and print it out (inside the tunnel). On Ice Lake use the snowflake generator then go to North Pole City and the square where you can watch a clip from the movie.

Learn about Christmas customs around the world by doing these Internet hunts. There are questions each followed by a link to a website where you can find the answer. This is great activity for the whole family!
Internet Hunt #1 with questions about Christmas in many different countries.

Internet Hunt #2 with questions about Christmas in many different countries.



This page was updated January 17, 2007
Any questions or comments please e-mail me at:
e_strader@dukes.stark.k12.oh.us