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  4th grade

Teachers

Mrs. Abbie Baack

Mrs. Lorna Frey

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Class links

This web page is for use by students when doing special projects.

Mrs. Abbie Baack

Mrs. Lorna Frey

 
Art and Music

All About Art

Inside Art
What if you were trapped inside a painting and had to solve a mystery to get out?

Art Projects

Hands on Crafts for Kids
This site has lots of art projects.

Mrs. Brown's Art Class
From Framingham, Massachussets, an art teacher's lessons by grade.

Children's Art

World Art Gallery
Look at the children's art.  Each one is so unique.  You could send your art to the World Art Gallery.

Fun with Patterns

National Gallery Art Zone
Use your mouse to change patterns in the children's art zone.

Music

Sing Along Songs
There are many songs at this site.  Listen to the music and read the lyrics.

 
Big Six

Big Six
This site helps with the process of writing a paper.  It has worksheets, games, articles and a presentation for students K-6

 
Current Events

Newsroom

Kids Newsroon
Provides educational material of kids style news.

 
Health

General Sources

Kid's Health
This site helps you find information about being a healthy, happy kid

10 Tips to Healthy Eating and Physical Activities for You
This guide provides you with some very useful advice.

Nutrition

Cool Food Planet
Learn all about food safety, nutrition, and exercise. For ages 9-12

Nutrition 4 Kids
Read about the various food groups, and learn about the kinds of foods in each group and the recommended servings to eat each day.

Safety

FDA Kid's Safety
Play games as you learn about food safety and health facts.

Safety or Kids
This site will give you hints on how to be safe when you play and have fun.

 
Math

Ask an Expert

Ask Dr. Math
Do you have a math question?  You may get help from this person.

General Sites

Adapted Mind
Customized online math problems and worksheets.

Cool Math
Learn math through games, interactive practice, and fun.

Learning Games

BrainOrmous
Practice multiplication tables by playing this game.

Chess is Fun
Learn how to play chess by using the instructions at this site.  Then play some chess online.

Math Practice
List of skills students learn in fourth grade. Organized in categories. Aligned with Nebraska standards.

MathCat's Magic Chalkboard
This site has a variety of math games.

Turtle Diary.com
Online Math Games for Gr 4.

 
Reading

Folklore

American Folklore
Find American folktales, Native American myths and legends, tall tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from all 50 states. Listen to some of the stories.

Jokes

Ducksters
Want to laugh?  Go to this neat joke site.

Reading Stories

Between the Lions
Read and listen to stories and play games at this site.

The Bookhive
Listen to stores told by great American storytellers, read about new books, and play games about books.

FunBrain Reading
Read funny stories at this web page.

International Children's Digital Library
Read a book online at this electronic library.  The books come from all around the world.

The Moonlit Road
Scary stories from the southern U.S. that can be listened to or read.

Storyline Online
Listen and read stories from the Kennedy Center.

Vocabulary

Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun
Play games like matching, crossword puzzles, hangman, and learn new vocabulary.

   
   
   
  Updated November 6, 2014
  by Gloria Godtel
District Media Specialist
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Reading Lists

Award Winners

Caldecott Picture Book
See the winners of the Caldecott Best Picture Books. Do we have these in our library?

Coretta Scott King Award
This award is given to the best books written by an African American author and an African American illustrator.

Golden Sower Winners
Past winners of the Nebraska Children's Literacy Award.

Newbery Award Winners
The Newbery Medal honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children

Notable Children's Books
This is the list of the best children's books, recordings, videos, and software according to the American Library Association.

Other Reading Lists

Book Hive
This site contains hundreds of recommended book reviews in a variety of reading levels and interest areas. Users can search for books by author, title, reading level, interest area, number of pages, and even favorite illustrator.

Popular 4th Grade Reading Books
Do we have these books in our library?

Reading Adventure
This Sylvan Learning Center site is a free reading motivation program. Create reading lists by subject, reading or grade level.

The Spaghetti Bookclub
Do you like to read? Read book reviews written by students like you. You could write a review too after you read a book. 

 
 
Reference

Almanacs

Fact Monster Almanac
Lots of facts on lots of different subjects.

Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids
Children's version with facts about weather, star gazing, moon phases and more.

Atlases

National Geographic Map Machine
This source has outstanding maps combined with information about counties, animals, and people of the world.

Calendars

Earth Calendar
This calendar explains seasonal, historic, and religious holidays from around the world.

Holidays Around the World
This site provides information about holidays around the world.

Dictionary

Merriam Webster Dictionary
This site wll help you spell a word.

Explorer Picture Dictionary
A picture dictionary with over 2000 words--some are linked to more information.

Encyclopedias

Factmonster.com
This online encyclopedia provides information for reports and fun facts for you to find.

Graphic Organizers

Graphic Organizers
Use these graphic organizers for planning your research.

Photographs

UCAR Digital Image Library
This is a Library of weather, climate, and Earth sysem imagery.  This site includes photographs and illustrations of clouds, lightning, tornadoes, floods, storms, air pollution, and more which can be used free of charge by students.  Every photo is clearly labeled and described.

Quotations

Brainy Quote
These are short quotations from well known people.

Time Zones

World Time Zones
See what time it is throughout the world.

U.S. Government

First Gov. for Kids
This site aims to collect all kid-friendly U.S. government websites under one portal.  It includes subjects such as arts, careers, computers, environment, geography, fighting crime, global village, homework and fun stuff.

 
Science

Animals and Plants

Animals at the Smithsonian Zoo
Take a virtual tour of the Zoo, watch animals with zoo cams laced throughout the zoo, and see photographs from their photo gallery.

EEK!  Environmental Education For Kids
At this site there is lots of information about the relationship between the earth and animals.

eNature Animal Field Guides
This site includes the sights and sounds of 5,500 species such as mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, etc.  Text may be used for projects, but you need permission from the photographers to use the photos.

Kid's Valley Garden
Learn how to paint a garden at this great site.

What's It Like Where You Live?
Explore different beomes including freshwater and marine ecosystems.

Ask an Expert

Ask Dr. Universe
Ask Dr. Universe a question you've always wondered what you expected?

General Sources

Make Science Toys
These cool toys are easy and inexpensive to make.

Inventions

How Everyday Things Are Made
This site shows how 40 different products are made and includes lots of short video clips.

How Stuff Works
Find out how the things we use everyday work.

Oceans

Ocean Creature Feature
Play a game matching ocean creatures to their descriptions.

Space

NASA For Kids
This site provdes space puzzles, games, and text for kids of all ages.

The Space Place
This NASA site has games, information, projects, and activities about the solar system.

Water

Water Science for Schools:  a USGS site
This site offers information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center.  Were you surprised how complex the water system is?

 
Search the Web

Awesome Library
Search 14,000 carefully reviewed resources with a focus on current events.

KidsClick
Find kid-friendly sites with grade level content.

One Key
Search Google's partner for kid friendly sites.

 

 
Social Studies

Government

Ben's Guide to the Government
This site will help you with U.S. symbols.

PBS: The Democracy Project
Investigate the three branches of the United States Government.

 
Writing

Dictionary

Internet Picture Dictionary
Browse by letter or category.

Little Explorers
English Picture Dictionary

Language Use

Gamequarium Madlibs
Use adjectives, nouns, verbs, and numbers to create many funny stories.

The Grammar Gorillas
Have fun practicing the use of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.

Idioms
Find out why you say what you say.

Mad Libs Junior
Write silly stories by using nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

Wacky Web Tales
Write more silly stories use the parts of speech.  Have fun!

Punctuation

Punctuation Games
Play some punctuation games at this great site.

Spelling Help

Scramblesaurus
There are lots of topics to help you spell better.

Turtle Diary
Try these activities to help you with spelling.

Vocabulary

A Game a Day
Play easy to difficult word games.  The games are organized by days in the month.

Writing

How a Book is Made
Have you ever wondered how a book is made?

Language Arts Practice
List and practice of skills students learn in fourth grade.

PowerProofreading
Do you want to be a good writer?  Learn to proofread.

 
   
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