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Mrs. Morgan Ernesti

Mrs. Janelle Kremer

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Class links

This web page is reserved for student use to aid in completing teacher assignments.

Mrs. Jakub

Science Facts & Fun
Body Parts (Quia)

Revolutionary War
Colonial Williamsburg
The History Place
James Otis
James Otis Biography
Liberty, The American Revolution
Major Events of the Revolutionary War
Paul Revere's Ride
Paul Revere House and Silversmithing
The Revolutions Black Soldiers
Samuel Adams
US History.org

Interactive Educational Activities/Games
MathBrain
U.S. Map Activity
U.S.A. Web Games

Information Sources
Fact Monster

Information Please Almanac
KidsClick
Kids Newsroom.org
RhymeZone

Punctuation/GrammarQuia Sites
Irregular Verbs

Hangman - Parts of Speech (pretty hard)
Parts of Speech (Interactive Games)
Review of Sentences
Singular and Plural Nouns

Other Grammar Sites
Big Dog's Bare Bones
Grammarbook

Electing a President
Many links about the election.

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Vocabulary, questions, activities, and much more to help you understand the book.

Math Maven's Mysteries
Test your math skills and crack the case.


Mrs. Kremer's website.

 
 
Art & Music

All About Art

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

A Lifetime of Color
This site has games, art dictionaries, information about artists, and craft projects.

Wildlife Art
Use wildlife art to create a story about being a frontier explorer, museum curator, or field guide writer. 

Art Projects

@the Art Room
Get ideas for art projects and learn about different artists at this website.

Children's Museum of Art in Indianapolis
There are great art projects on this site. Just choose your grade under the word kids. 

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 post your art on this webpage.

Fun with Patterns

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

Music

Austin Symphony
Cool instrument listening games in "Peter's Room": click on dell computer

Classics for Kids
Cool games

Dallas Symphony

Instruments of the Orchestra
Play music

Music Notes
Theory, History, Styles, Professions, Instruments, Games

New York Philharmonic Kidzone

San Francisco Symphony Kids
Listen, learn, and have fun with music at this super cool website.

SFS Kids Music Lab
Explore basics, tempo, rhythm, pitch, harmony, symbols, instrumentation, performalator, composerizer--San Francisco Symphony

Sing Along Songs
There are many songs at this site. This is your own personal karaoke spot.


Pictures on the Web

Picsearch
A Child friendly picture search engine.

 
Current Events

Newspapers Online

Kid's Newsroom.org
This site provides news from all over the world as seen through the eyes of kids. You may want to write an article for this newspaper.

Kid's Post News
The Washington Post presents news stories for kids.

The Learning Network
This is the New York Times newspaper for kids. Be smart. Learn what is going on in our world.

Newshour Extra
The Public Broadcasting System provides new and old news stories from Jim Lehrer Reports. This correlates to your school work.

Science News for Kids

Magazines Online

Nature magazines from the National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife
Ranger Rick
Your Big Backyard

Stone Soup
Do you enjoy writing stories? Look at other children and teen writing.

 
Health

General Sources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The site focuses on topics that kids think are important to them — such as stress, physical fitness, nutrition, and disease. 

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

GirlsHealth.gov
An excellent site that provides lots of information about girl's health, including nutrition, disease, fitness, body issues, etc.

Kid's Health
This site helps you find information about all kinds of health issues.

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

Nutrition

Cool Food
Learn all about food safety, nutrition, and exercise. This is a fun learning site.  

My Pyramid.gov
This U.S. government site tells facts about the food pyramid. Play a game to see if you know how to eat healthy.

 
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. It includes a good description of fractions.

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

Learning Games

Brain Teasers
Try your skills with these word problems. 

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

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

Multiflyer
Practice multiplication tables by playing this game. 

Operation Space
Defeat an alien by using addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts.

Turtle Diary.com
Online Math Games for Gr 5. 

 
Reading

Asking Good Questions

How to Impress Your Teachers by Asking Good Questions
Do you know how to ask good questions?

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

Yahooligan's Jokes
Want to laugh? Go to this neat joke site.

Reading Stories

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

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 south that can be listened to or read. Great folklore.

Stone Soup Children's Stories
Read and listen to stories written by students.

Vocabulary

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

   
   
  Updated November 12, 2014
  by Gloria Godtel
District Media Specialist
Reading Lists

Award Winners

Caldecott Picture Book
See the 2008 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

2008 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

Books for Fifth Grade Children
Maybe we have these books in our library. You can try the Milford and Seward Public Libraries too.

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.

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

World Almanac For Kids
Although filled with advertisements, this still presents lots of facts on lots of different subjects.

Atlases

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

Calendars

Book of Days
This site provides information about holidays around the world.

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

Dictionary

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

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

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.

Newspapers

Newseum The Interactive Museum of News
What is happening around the world today? Read the front pages of more than 450 daily newspapers from around the world.
Nutrition

Fruits and Vegetable Encyclopedia
This encyclopedia tells all about fruits and vegetables.

Photographs

UCAR Digital Image Library
This is a Library of weather, climate, and Earth system 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

Thinkexist
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 & Technology

Animals and Plants

Animals at the Smithsonian Zoo
Take a virtual tour of the Zoo, watch animals with zoo cams placed 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 plant a garden at this great site.

Lincoln Park Zoo
This is an outstanding zoo site with lots of pictures, information about animals, and animal learning games.

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

Ask an Expert

Ask Dr. Universe
Ask Dr. Universe a question you've always wondered about.

Ask a Scientist
Do you have a question about science? Send an e-mail and receive an answer from a California scientist.

Cells

Cells For Kids
Study cells and cell parts by making different models out of ordinary or unusual substances.

Life Science Safari
This site gives simple explanations of the parts of a cell.

Educational Games

Who Wants to Win a $1,000,000 Dollars: A Science and Math Game
Test your knowledge of math and science as you work your way to the million dollar level!

General Sources

Cool Science for Curious Kids
This site has great activities to help you explore science.

Funology
Fun and educational experiments.

How Stuff Works
This is an award winning site which explains how things work. There is an explanation about cells in this source.

Kids Science Experiments
Full of lots of fun, simple, safe and easy science experiments and projects.

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

National Geographic for Kids
This site contains information, videos, and games about many science fields.

Ology
The American Museum has lots of information about earth science, astronomy, Genetics, Environmental studies, Marine Biology, and archaeology. It includes games as well as great graphics and text.

Science Kids
Features facts, games, images, quizzes, and experiments.

Science Made Simple
Get great science fair projects, kids science projects & experiments & science articles.

Inventions

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

Photographs

UCAR Digital Image Library
This is a Library of weather, climate, and Earth system 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.

CalPhotos
This collection has many interesting images of plants, animals, fossils, people, and landscapes.

Space

NASA for students
This site provides 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.

 
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

Biography

Betsy Ross Home Page
This site shows why Betsy Ross was selected to make the flag, how she cut a five-point star, and directions for cutting your own five-point star.

First Ladies of the United States
This site includes information about the First Ladies of the United States.

The Presidents of The United States
This is a list of links to each president of the United States. It includes photographs and links to related Web resources.

The World of Ben Franklin
Ben Franklin became famous for being a scientist, inventor, statesman, printer, philosopher, musician, and economist.

Early Civilizations in North America

Ancient Architects of the Mississippi
This site describes the people who lived along the Mississippi from 800 AD to 1400 AD.

Peoples and Cultures of the Southwest
This site relates the history of the Southwestern U.S. Native Americans from ancient to modern times.

Time Travel to an Ancient Shelter
Travel back in time to explore how people lived in Texas.

Explorers

The Conquistadors
This site talks about Cabeza de Vaca, Pizarro, Cortes, and Orella through their letters and audio/video.

Native Americans

How Many Ways Can You Use a Buffalo?
Explore how Native Americans used all parts of the Buffalo for survival. This site also shows how Native Americans hunted buffalo.

Native Visions of a Natural World
This site explores the Tlingit of the Northwest Coast, the Hopi of the Southwest, the Iroquois of the Northeast, and the Lakota of the Plains. It looks at the belief systems, philosophies, and practical knowledge that guided Indian peoples' interactions with the natural world."

Surviving Conquest
This tells the story of how the Acoma tribe survived as a nation even after their clash with explorers and settlers.

Tracking the Buffalo
Decipher the imagery in a buffalo hide painting to understand the buffalo’s role in the lives of American Indians who live on the northern plains.

U.S. Capitals

United States Geography
Learn all about U.S. states at this site.

U.S. 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

Merriam Webster Dictionary
This site will help you find the definition of a word.

Grammar

Rules for capitalization
Try this site if you don't know when to capitalize a letter.

Punctuation

Punctuation Games
Play punctuation games at this site.

Sentences

Sentence Sort
Decide if a sentence is simple, compound, or complex.

Spelling

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

Spelling Made Easy
This webquest about spelling was designed by two fifth grade boys.

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 fifth grade.  Aligned with Nebraska standards.

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

Vocabulary

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

 
   
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