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Poetry SPLAT!
 
 
These are some of my favorite authors and their websites!
 
JK Rowling

 This international site, meant to appeal to the international legions of Harry Potter fans. The graphics are fantastic, there's lots of games, sound effects, information about upcoming events, and Rowling's biography. 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

It's a book! It's a movie! It's a cartoon!

Lemony Snicket
A Series of Unfortunate Events author Lemony Snicket sponsors an even darker website, with pages named 'Dire Diversions' and 'Vile Videos'.  Don't worry, It's quite silly and fun!
Chris Van Allsburg

 Look for the white dog in all of his stories! He sponsors a writing contest every year on his website; 'The Mysteries of Harris Burdick'. He gives students tips on how to become a better writer, and there's lots of games, puzzles and other activities on his site. Periodically, he sponsors a webcast where he answers students' questions about his work.  These webcasts are always archived on his site.

Patricia Polacco

 She incorporates themes which elementary students really understand, and her self-illustrated books really draw in the reader.  Her website has all of her books with pictures and activities. 

 
American Sign Language is a cool way to practice spelling and vocabulary:
 
 
 
Celebritites read to YOU!
Storylineonline.net
 
Create a Graph!
 
These links are great for math practice:
 
Main Web-site-
 
 
Comparing Decimals-
 
Compare Whole Numbers-
 
Addition and Subtraction Word Problems-
 
Multiplication Problems-
 
Math Problem Solving Hoops-
 
Place Value Fun-
 
Multiplication Whiz-
 
Fact Families-
 
Multiplication Grid Game-
 
Worksheet Generator for Practice-
 
Estimation Golf-
 
Fraction Fun/ Comparing Fractions-
 
PROBLEM SOLVING-
 
More Problem Solving-
 
More FUN math practice!

Multiplication Practice 
http://www.multiplication.com/interactive/quickflash/flash/index.html

Multiplication Darts
 
http://www.sums.co.uk/playground/c4a/playground.htm

Pizza Fraction Game
 
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/tonyfraction.htm

Graph Quiz
 
http://mathforum.org/workshops/sum98/participants/rumppe/quizwiz/F.html

Elapsed Time
http://www.quia.com/rr/6373.html

wickEd - Math Games
 
http://www.tki.org.nz/r/wick_ed/maths/interactives.php

Math Cartoons and Suduko
 
http://www.mathsyear2000.org/games/
 
EVEN MORE fun math practice:
Brain Teasers

 These are developmentally appropriate brain teasers for third graders sponsored by the textbook company Houghton Mifflin.

Figure This!
This site is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and it contains a wealth of resources for families to help their children with math and math homework.  There's a daily brain teaser for kids too.
Math Cats
This is just pure silliness but if you love cats and math the way I do, you will enjoy this site.  There are lots of brain teasers and logic puzzles, as well as math crafts and word problems.
PBS Kids Cyberchase
A virtual support of the TV show, PBS has provided games and activities with real-world applications of math concepts.  It is a fun way to show kids that math is useful as well as fun.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

 To find a virtual copy of the tools your child uses in the classroom, this is the place to go.  Place value blocks, counters, charts and graphs--it's all here.  It's also free!

Cool Math 4 Kids
One of the oldest kid-friendly math websites around, this site has EVERYTHING math related--flashcards, games, worksheets, you name it! It also covers every math topic from addition to calculus, so it has something to offer for everybody. It is 'an amusement park of math' according to the site.
DuPont Children's Museum Presents "Aunty Math"

 This is a page of brain teasers sponsored by the DuPont Children's Museum.  It is narrated by Mathilda Mathews who declares she loves math because it is both her first and last name.