USA.gov has designed a web site that gives users a behind-the-scene look at this important event. Users will be able to view information regarding the swearing-in ceremony and learn interesting facts about past presidential inaugurations, and see historic documents related to early presidents. You can also learn facts about presidents, vice presidents, and first ladies, past and present and learn about the election. process.
From the folks at Reading Rockets, here’s a great site that helps families explore reading adventures for their children. The free resources from Start with a Book include favorite themes such as dinosaurs, building, animals, sports, superheroes and music and include great themed reading adventure packs. Children can have fun while strengthening their reading skills. The flyer below contains more information as well as the site’s web address. Have fun reading & enjoy the rest of the summer!
The 600s shelves include books on the human body, space exploration, pets, and much more!
FUN IN OUTER SPACE
The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
has a great site for kids to learn all about exploring (and living in) space.
Here are some great interactive sites that help families learn to make healthy choices:
Nutrition Explorations Solusville
B.A.M. Body and Mind KidsHealth
During this first week of March, we are celebrating the birthday of one of the most beloved authors of children’s books, Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
In Library, we are reading a few Seuss classics and also a selection from a relatively new book called the The Bippolo Seed and Other Stories. Some classes are also reading How to Help the Earth-by the Lorax, one of the non-fiction books in the Cat in the Hat Learning Library.
Make sure to check out The Lorax Project, a section of the online Seussville site that encourages students to help protect forests and the endangered species of our planet.
Has the latest polar vortex and snowstorm left you feeling cooped up inside? Why not try some hands-on science fun? The folks at Howcast have assembled more than 50 short videos on creating cool things like a balloon-powered car, 3-D glasses or a mini hovercraft. Make sure to have parental permission before attempting to make anything on your own.
During this time of the year, many people around the world are celebrating different traditions and holidays.
Challenge: Choose 1 of the WebQuests below to learn more about different celebrations around the world. Then, take the online quiz (Quiz Your Noodle) or have fun and create a snowflake or decorate a gingerbread man.
Create & Share
BrainPOP, creator of animated educational resources recently launched GameUp, a free resource that offers top online educational game titles. Topics include Science, Math, Social Studies, and Health for elementary, middle, and high school students.
According to their press release, BrainPOP editors state that “increasingly, educators around the globe are recognizing the impact educational games can have in their classrooms: games engage and motivate students in a way that’s meaningful for them.”
Even younger students in grades K-3 can play games that reinforce skills and new content introduced.
For some topics, there are related movies, quizzes and more. Have fun learning!
From New York Times Interactive, here is a great collection of objects that represent a history of New York City. From a Mastodon tusk dating from 11,000 B.C., and including the first program from Yankee Stadium, the Times “recruited historians and museum curators to identify 50 objects that could embody the narrative of New York. “