Making snow angels. Riding a roller coaster. The live music is all awesome things rolled into one. I want to be With the Band. I want to trade places with Peyton. I want that experience of travelling across the country, taking in the sights, and having a front row seat to watch an up and coming indie band perform and work hard for their dreams. Every time we tell a story, we have to step outside of ourselves and engage in different perspectives from our own. We have to imagine what it would be like to be someone else, someone with a different childhood, a different temperament, different strengths, flaws, gifts, passions and biases.
This kind of humility can have hugely positive, knock-on effects on our ability to relate to those around us, which is especially valuable in this age of global connection and conflict. Sophie is a freelance writer and journalist currently living in Norwich, England with her husband and daughter. She loves adventures in beautiful places, believes in the power of empathy, is passionate about encouraging ethical and sustainable lifestyle choices, often wishes she lived in a Jane Austen novel, and loves nothing more than a good book and a cup of hot chocolate.
You can join her free online creative writing club, The Writing Habit, via her website. Not to mention having to learn about the Common Core Standards, attend staff meetings, grade papers, and everything else that goes into being a teacher.
After all, you can only be pulled in so many directions at once, right? Youngzine A kid-friendly magazine full of interesting current stories about technology, science, society, art, culture, and world news. Fun Brain Fun Brain has over fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading and literacy. Turtle Diary Over 1, educational activities, games, animated lessons, printable worksheets, interactive storybooks and more.
These freebies include grade-appropriate worksheets, activities, crafts and more! There are step-by-step tutorials, news clips, editorials, short documentaries and more. Sesame Street Sesame Street has a variety of activities that help students work on basic skills like counting, forming sentences, recognizing different shapes and objects, etc. Click here to check out my freebie on Teachers Pay Teachers. This website is a favorite of mine because the free site offers tons of printables including worksheets, clip art and classroom decorations.
Fuelthe Brain Have your elementary students practice their math, science and language arts skills with games and interactive activities from Fuelthe Brain! Free Rice This website allows your students to review English vocabulary and grammar at varying levels of difficulty. Nussbaum is a website with tons of interactive games and activities for math, language arts, history, geography, science and more. Smarty Games Free games for learning how to use money, tell time, count and read.
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Recently, You Tube launched an education-specific version of the website called You Tube for Teachers. Teacher Tube Teacher Tube is exactly what it sounds like—You Tube for teachers not to be confused with the Youtube-specific version above! This is a great activity for students who finish early. Alphabet Zoo An entertaining interactive game for early elementary students who are learning how to match their upper and lowercase letters. Starfall This website is a free resource for young students to practice letters and sounds!
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For each correct answer, the website will donate one grain of rice. There are materials for grades in math, science and language arts. Appolicious The education section of Appolicious is a listing of thousands of educational applications with descriptions and reviews. This website is full of interactive whiteboard-friendly games, activities, printables and ideas for lesson plans focusing on the subjects made interesting and accessible and discussible!
Its phonics-based approach is perfect for Pre K, kindergarten, first grade and second grade. Grammar Ninja Game This fun game helps your students learn the different parts of speech! Have your students play Free Rice when they finish early and keep track of how much rice your students have contributed to combat hunger. Pinterest A colleague got me hooked on using Pinterest! There are three levels of difficulty that can be assigned to your students. Scholastic Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension Use these printable graphic organizers with your elementary students on a variety of reading comprehension activities.
They are great for literary elements, reading assessment, reading comprehension, curriculum development and more. It includes searchable lesson plans, student interactives, activities and printouts. Learnist This social network is kind of like Pinterest for people who want to learn about different things. Spellathon Practice spelling with free interactive spelling games that are compatible with interactive whiteboards, mobile phones and tablet PCs.
Students hear the word and get one chance to spell it. They can have the word repeated and can also read a definition. Shel Silverstein If you love Shel Silverstein and his poetry, you need to check this out. There are two versions of the website—the high-bandwidth version is more glitzy, but they both have the same basic content. Storybird Storybird is a website that allows you to combine pictures and drawings to tell a story. The coolest thing about the videos is that some of them are performed by Mr.
It has an extensive collection of spelling games and activities that are great for non-native speakers. Lit Pick This awesome website lets your students read and review free electronic books online! It is very user-friendly and you can have several students all working together on the same story.
The Story Starter This automatic generator comes up with over two billion no joke! Creative Writing Prompts When your students need inspiration, this site is the place to go. It features more than detailed creative writing prompts, as well as journal ideas. You can also use the writing prompts as great warm-up activities each day. Inklewriter Inklewriter is a free tool that allows your students to write and publish interactive stories. Math Chimp Free collection of online math games for grades K-8 organized by the common core standards.
Geological Survey website provides students with information about earthquakes. You can choose from a selection of topics like basic fractions, adding fractions, comparing fractions, converting fractions, reducing fractions, etc. Aplus Math: Money Flashcards These basic flashcards will give your students the repetition they need to master the very important skill of counting money. Math-Play Math-Play has online math games that are organized by grade level, content and game type.
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They can learn about the latest quakes, watch animations, get ideas for science fairs or play earthquake-related puzzles and games. Water Cycle Diagram — Earthguide The interactive Earthguide Water Cycle Diagram provides a visual representation of the different parts of the water cycle, including precipitation, runoff, infiltration, evaporation, evapotranspiration, freezing and more.
Math Game Time Math Game Time has interactive math games, videos and worksheets that are separated by grade level. Learn all about the extreme animals and places around the world. Each entry also includes a description of the species or region and information about its range, habitat, biology, threats, conservation and more.
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Your students will be able to practice everything from counting to decimals. Project one of the free online calculators on your interactive whiteboard. Calcoolate As the name suggests, Calcoolate is a neat online calculator. Extreme Science What is the largest ocean carnivore? It also allows you to study how well feathers, fur and blubber insulate different animals. The official website has tons of resources on the marine animals that are showcased in their habitats.