Grade Level Links
- Kindergarten Links
- First Grade Links
- Second Grade Links
- Third Grade Links
- Fourth Grade Links
- Fifth Grade Links
Make a Gingerbread House! Click the link below to design a gingerbread house.
Decorate a House! Click the link below to decorate a house with lights.
Click on the link below to open a book in BookFlix.
Trick or Treat
Click on the link below to play a trick or treat game!
Click the link below to create a word cloud!
Looking for a Just Right Book?
Watch this video made by another elementary school librarian to learn more about using the five finger rule to locate a book that is perfect for you! http://safeshare.tv/x/vZ-5RqroIsw
Folktales: Fairytales, Fables, and Tall Tales Power Point Presentation
Click the link to open Mrs. Blanford's Slides Presentation on the types of folktales we are learning about in 2nd grade. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1d_v0zw6Rpza50WEemxzal1-DryDOvCdFrTAFvUjxaQI/edit?usp=sharing
BookFlix Non-Fiction Reading
Click the link to open Book Flix! http://auth.grolier.com/login/bookflix/login.php
Please click on the link below to vote for your favorite book for the Bluestem award. For the first question, click all of the books you read (you must read at least 4 to vote). For the second question, click on your favorite to vote for it!
Hour of Code
Click the following links to try coding:
- Minecraft or Moana on the Hour of Code website https://code.org/learn
- Kodable - Choose the "Play Without Saving" button https://game.kodable.com/hour-of-code
Click on the following links to search for information online.
- Britannica Online http://school.eb.com/levels/elementary
- KidRex http://www.kidrex.org/
- Pebble Go www.pebblego.com/login/?sqs=7f9816dc2b71186310aad81f75ad49902c614854af1783dd441c7068cdecd9bb
What's the best way to search for information online? Use a great keyword for your research question! A few tips:
- Make sure your keywords are specific (don't use little words like the, a, on)
- Use quotation marks around words that go together ("Chicago Cubs")
- Sometimes your best keywords can be found in your research question
Click on the link below to play a game and test your online search skills.
Click the link below to access the PBS Kids Don't Buy It page. Try Buying Smart - What's in the Shopping Bag to learn about being a smart consumer!
Call Number Shelf Order Games
Think you know how books are organized on our library shelves? Try these games to test your skills!
Shelver! - Mrs. Lodge's Library - Click New Game, Fiction or Dewey, and a number of books. Put them in order and check your work by clicking "Check My Shelf" at the top of the screen.
Fiction Call Number Order - St. Joseph's Library - Click the blue link for the example that is in the correct order.
Fiction Call Number Order - Quia - Click on "Play this game!" box.
Chicago Landmark Research
Click the links below to access websites, images, and videos on selected Chicago Landmarks.
The Willis Tower
http://theskydeck.com/the-tower/ - information
http://interactive.wttw.com/loop/buildings/willis-tower - information and video
The John Hancock Center
http://www.johnhancockcenterchicago.com/building.html - information
http://www.360chicago.com/building-history/ - information
http://www.som.com/projects/picasso_sculpture - information
The Water Tower
http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/chicago/c4.htm - information
http://www.greatchicagofire.org/landmarks/water-tower - information and images
Harold Washington Library
http://www.chipublib.org/about-hwlc/ - information
http://interactive.wttw.com/beeby/harold-washington-library - information and video
Chicago Cultural Center
The Thompson Center
Grolier Online Encyclopedia http://go.grolier.com
Select America the Beautiful
Select States Edition
Encyclopedia Britannica http://www.school.eb.com/elementary
Select World Atlas - United States
Free Online Resources
America’s Story from America’s Library http://www.americaslibrary.gov/es/
Enchanted Learning http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/
Includes advertising. Ignore ads that pop up on the sides of the page.
Wilson and Ditch Digging America http://pbskids.org/wilsonandditch/cities/
Includes a video and “blog” entry for 20 cities from across the United States.
State Research - State Landmark QR Code Project
National Park Service - Plan Your Adventure http://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm#CP_JUMP_4896958
Use the link above to identify landmarks in your state and choose one you will "visit" for your QR code quiz.
Britannica Image Quest http://quest.eb.com/
Use the link above to access Britannica ImageQuest where you can search for a photo of your state's landmark.
Prezi: Plagiarism and Citing Sources
Kids Do Ecology http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/biomes/index.html
Click on the name of the biome you are studying in the box halfway down the page. The link will take you to a full article on your biome.
Missouri Botanical Garden http://www.mbgnet.net/index.html
Click on the image for the biome you are studying. Once, on the page, click on the links at the left to learn more!
Search for images of your biome and/or animals living in your biome by keyword.
Click here to complete a survey about this project.
Build a Biome http://switchzoo.com/games/buildabiome.htm
Click on this link to play a the Build a Biome game and test your biome knowledge!
Internet Safety Comic Strip
Create a digital version of your internet safety comic strip. Click on the link below to begin!
Use the following resources to research the person you chose for the 5th grade biography project.
Britannica Online http://school.eb.com/levels/elementary
Factcite http://www.factcite.com/ (login and password needed - see Mrs. Blanford for more information)
Grolier Online http://go-middle.grolier.com/
Titanic Passenger Research
Use the following links to research your selected Titanic passenger and complete your boarding pass.
Titanic Passenger List http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-passenger-list/
Use this webpage to choose a passenger by class, age, gender, and role on board.
Titanic Biographies http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-biographies/
Use this webpage to research your selected passenger and find the necessary information. Look at basic facts, photographs, and articles attached.
Titanic Onboard https://www.nmni.com/titanic/On-Board.aspx
Use these webpages to access information about eating, sleeping, accommodations, and activities on board the Titanic. Fill in the information that fits your passenger's class.
Who Was Biographies
Click the following link to take a quiz to test your knowledge of the famous people featured in the "Who Was?" series. http://www.whowasbookseries.com/whohq/
American Indian Research
National Museum of the American Indian: Infinity of Nations Art and History Collections
Includes the following regions: Plains/Plateau, Southwest, Woodlands, California/Great Basin, and Northwest Coast
Surrounded by Beauty: Arts of Native America
Includes the following regions: Northwest, Southwest, Plains, Northeast Woodlands, Mississippi Valley (Southeast)
American Indian Research
Region Location, Physical Features, Natural Resources
Search by locations in your region (e.g., state names) or names of physical features/natural resources
American Indian Research
Look in the Student/S: Drive, Library 2014-5, 5th, American Indian Images folder for images of people who lived in your region. Search for an image from your region by tribe names. All images must be cited as coming from Archives. gov.
Internet Safety Quizzes
Click the link above to access a quiz to test your internet safety knowledge.
Click the link above to access the BrainPop lesson on dictionaries and thesauri. Click on the blue "Quiz" box in the bottom left hand corner. Try the Review Quiz.
Click the link above to access the Quia Rags to Riches quiz on dictionary guide words. Read the questions carefully and see if you can determine on which page the given word will be shown. Try to reach the $1,000,000 level!