Cyber Monday May 15th 2012

So every Monday I meet with my elementary teachers and I share 5-10 resources with them that I have found or we talk about possible ideas they want to implement. I figured I would do a quick blog post recording these so they can go back and see what we went over in case they miss it.

With summer approaching soon I wanted to share some resources that were geared towards summer learning and keeping kids involved and excited to learn.

Reading rockets is a website dedicated to promoting reading amongst young students. Here is an article about getting out this summer and doing educational activities:

As I was researching fun things to do over the summer I found PBS has a parent website with ideas for parents to support their student learning.

Read Write Think is a website maintained by the IRA (International Reading Association) and has several lesson plans, activities as well as some parent and after school resources:

Sparktop is an interactive website full of learning activities and games. From their website: “ – where no two brains think alike – is a place where kids who learn differently can create awesome stuff … play great games … connect with other kids … and discover new ways to succeed in school and in life.”

Even though the show is off air now, the website is still live with several activities that students can enjoy over the summer. Take a look at the Zoom website:

Make Take Teach is a website full of lesson ideas as well as ideas for creating games and resources to use in the classroom.

Kaboom is an online tool to find playgrounds as well as find grant opportunities for building playgrounds.

TJ Houston

TJ Houston

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