If you are on vacation or your child is unable to come to school, please use on i-Ready.com and KidsA-Z.com to help with retention of existing skills and provide opportunities for at-home enrichment.
This site provides targeted, individualized instruction in Reading and Math. *Students can't login without their credentials. If your child has forgotten their login information, please email me!
Epic Books for Kids
This site has hundreds of online books for kids to read independently. You will need our class number to log in. Contact me if you don't remember it!
The kids love this reading site. To log in, use "mbrennen1" as the teacher name. Once again, please contact me if your child has forgotten their password.
Language ArtsJosh Gad (Olaf the snowman from the Frozen movies) reads books to kids:The Giving Tree https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1vOxwoPrnYgxBHooray for Diffendorfer Day https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1OyKAYbznogKbThe Day the Crayons Quit https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1MYGNkBqXmwJw
Olivia Goes to Venice: https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1OdKrqwYAgyxX
Day By Day New York
DayByDayNY.org is a website for young children and their families. It is part of the New York State Library early literacy initiative. Every day they post videos, songs, poems, and activities for youngsters and their families to enjoy.
Starfall is an excellent site with games and tools for those just learning to read.
A great collection of phonics, rhyming, and blending flash games.
Have Fun Teaching - Alphabet Songs
Catchy songs for each letter of the alphabet
Phonercize with Dr. Jean
Learn letter sounds with movement
See and Spell
See and spell words with short vowel sounds.
Members of the Screen Actors Guild read well-known children's story books.
International Children's Digital Library
A vast collection of children's literature scanned and viewable online.
The Literacy Center
This international site has a large collection of literacy and math activities.
Reading Is Fundamental
The RIF site is a wonderful resource for parents who would like their children to grow as readers..
Custom Writing Paper
Create and print writing paper for various occasions
Our First Grade Math Curriculum
Common Core First Grade Math Activities
Online games and activities matched to each Common Core Standard
Common Core Kindergarten Math Activities
Online games and activities matched to each Common Core Standard
A collection of fun online Math games from MacMillan McGraw-Hill:
Starfish Theatre - Numbers 1 to 9
Scrambled Egg City - Counting to 20
Critter Junction - Counting to 20
Paint Brush Math
Paint pictures using addition and subtraction skills.
Practice addition facts.
U.S. Mint Currency Games
Online games to help kids learn about the value of various coins.
A great resource for information on reducing, reusing, and recycling!
NASA for Students
An exhaustive collection of information on space, space exploration, and geology.
National History Education Clearinghouse
Classroom Brain Breaks
Watch, Know, Learn
An awesome collection of educational videos
A variety of fun learning activities for young children
Educational videos, games, and lessons for grades K-12
Build Your Wild Self
A fun avatar builder sponsored by the New York Zoos and Aquarium
Scholastic Computer Lab Favorites
Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies games.
Crawford the Cat
Short lessons on personal, practical and social skills.
Preschool Coloring Book
Printable coloring pages.
Common Core/Race to the Top
Teaching and learning resources designed specifically for New York’s teachers, principals, administrators and Network Teams.
New York State Common Core Learning Standards
New York State's version of the Race to the Top standards.
Teacher and Principal Practice Rubrics
The list of approved APPR rubrics
Bullying Prevention at StopBullying.gov
Techniques and advice for dealing with bullying.
Recreational LinksA comprehensive list of walking trails in our countyOn Wellesley IslandIndian River Lakes Conservancy in RedwoodOf Interest to Kindergarten Teachers
An Online Rekenrek
A virtual version of the wooden one used in most kindergartens
Teach Like A Champion
A summary of the 49 techniques.
Save the River Classroom Curriculum Resources
Save The River's In the Schools Program has been designed to impact the community by enriching the depth of understanding and sensitivity about the River environment in school aged children.
Flocabulary creates hip-hop music and curricular materials to teach academic content in grades K-12.
Mrs. Keenan's Kindergarten Concept Photostories
Mrs. Bridgette Keenan at Watertown's Ohio Elementary School has put together a great collection of sing-along Photostories for Math, Literacy, and calendar time. (These require Windows Media Player.)
Phillip Martin Clip Art
Free clip art for educators
Free educational videos for K - 8 students
Mrs. Meacham's Classroom Snapshots
A great collection of strategies for teaching Kindergarten.
Kindergarten and early literacy materials, including tiny books.
Go To Web 2.0
The most complete directory of Web 2.0 tools.
Another directory of Web 2.0 tools
Books to view online or print for reading at home, browsing baskets, or centers
Create dotted or dashed handwriting practice sheets.
Interactive Whiteboard Activities
Scholastic's collection of literacy activities for whiteboards.
Literacy Center Education Network
Some online games to help children with Literacy and Math
Literacy, Math, Social Studies, and Science links
A variety of internet resources
An excellent collection of kindergarten-level math materials from Shelby County (Tennessee) Schools.
This site supplies educators with information about teaching reading comprehension to students of all ages. It includes details on Lexile scores, teaching strategies, and more.
This flash card and study game website offers more than 10 million free sets of flash cards on a range of topics. Users can find flash cards or can create and share their own original flash
Though not as aesthetically pleasing as some other sites, teachers can search through 2,800 teaching units and lesson plans, from other teachers, focuses on plays and novels. The site currently offers only literature lesson plans, but will expand its offerings into other subject areas in the near future. Lesson plans are alphabetized, printable, and full of information.
Teachers and students can search through and download thousands of free videos, arranged by subject. Videos include user ratings and appropriate age ranges. The site offers more than 33,000 educational videos, which have been placed into a directory of more than 3,000 categories. Videos are available without registration or fees to teachers in the classroom and to students at home.
Teachers can set up a library of educational videos they want their students to view and can group videos together in an online content library that students can access at any time. The site removes outside content that exists on other video sites such as YouTube.
This website is a free online grade book and also gives educators a way to create a personalized learning system. Teachers can organize lessons for student access, and teachers are able to make assessments, and distribute them for students to take, based on their lesson plans.
Through this free site, teachers can create lesson plans, share those lesson plans with anyone they please, and can access their lesson plans from any internet-accessible place or device. Users can attach files to lesson plans, link plans to the Common Core standards, export to Word or PDF, and print.
Elementary school teachers can take advantage of this site’s free teaching ideas, including Bell Work ideas and sponge activities. The site features lesson plans and thematic units, teaching tips and interactive bulletin boards, and downloadables and reproducibles.
This site lets anyone share a presentation, document, webinar, PDF, or video. Teachers can share class presentations or multimedia, which students can access at home or in a library for reference. Homebound students or students who are out sick for a day can use the site to brush up on the lessons they missed. Educators might also turn to the site for a “flipped classroom” experience, in which students watch presentations outside of school hours and come to class prepared to discuss what they viewed.
This site takes the typical field trip “packet” and transforms it into an app for students’ personal devices or for a classroom set of mobile devices. Students scroll through the app and answer questions during the field trip, and are able to send their completed “virtual packet” to the teacher. Washington, D.C. and London are currently offered, and a New York City app is coming soon.
Using Live Insects
A variety of lesson plans on using insects in your classroom.
Zaner-Bloser Fonts Online
Create and print handwriting practice sheets.
Many activities for all grade levels.
A great collection of ideas for teaching Kindergarten.
A web site for early childhood educators and parents
Teaching ideas for Kindergarten.
Create word clouds for posters, teaching sight words, etc.
Thousands of free lesson plans and educational resources for teachers.
Model Schools Elementary North Committee
Our Wiki, a collaborative repository of information.
Mrs. Brennen's AngelWeb Account
My AngelWeb account, with information about how I use technology to teach writing in Kindergarten
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Videoconferencing
Virtual field trips.
Scott Foresman Reading Street Resources:
Entire Reading Street teachers' manual online (requires a username and password)
Welcome to Reading Street
A huge compilation of Scott Foresman Reading Street materials.
Kindergarten Links for Scott Foresman including vocab, online books, and many activities
Mrs. Waltke's Literacy Page
Resource for Reading Street online activities, vocab, books, etc.
Scott Foresman Leveled Reader Leveling Guide
Follow the links to find Lexile, DRA, and Fountas & Pinell levels
Mrs. Lewis's Cyber Classroom
Links for all components of series, with a second grade focus
Links for Scott Foresman Reading Street grades K-3 plus many other useful links.
Falmouth Public Schools Reading Street Documents
Includes year at a glance and vocab, spelling, & phonics for each week:
Links for activities for Letter Recognition, Phonics, Rhyme, Letter Sounds and Templates
K-2 writing ideas for the entire year.
OWL - Online Writing Lab
Six Traits of Writing
A rubric for grading writing.