It has been forever since I have done a 5 for Friday post! This week I am linking up and I thought I would share some of my favorite websites that I use in my classroom.
1. Kathy Ferrara – The Story Lady
Oh my, how much do my second graders love The Story Lady on YouTube?!? She has the greatest personality and the cutest dog! She reads great books and ends every video with a positive affirmation. After searching for her site a couple times each week, I finally bookmarked her channel. Check it out if you teach at the primary level!
2. Go Noodle
Go Noodle is my go to site on those days! Those days when
Oh how I love this site! With the Common CORE, we are all working so hard on increasing fact fluency. It can get old really quick. XtraMath has been an easy way to practice fluency and monitor the growth of your students. It has great reports to print out, is easy for students to log into and the best…it’s FREE! Hopefully it will stay that way! My colleagues have been asking for online services that do the same thing and cost a bundle – but this one doesn’t cost anything!
4. Stickers and Charts
I have never been a big user of sticker charts and have used behavior charts sparingly, but this year, I have found the need to use visual reminders of things like homework completion. I was spending a bit of my own money on sticker charts that just ended up in the garbage because the kids didn’t want to keep them. I checked out an old reliable site that I used a couple years ago when I needed a resource for behavior charts. Stickers and Charts provides chart with all sorts themes and even charts that you can customize online. Love it!
Oh, I just love this site! This site has games and activities for many subject areas and skills and is organized by grade. Forget put a links page on your website – this is all your kids need. My students use these activities to practice math fluency and language arts skills. There is a really cute refrigerator with magnets and a fun, kid-friendly version of Wordle.
A couple weeks I posted about my ever-growing
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