Elementary:
Smithsonian for Kids http://www.smithsonian.kids.edu
Ask for Kids. http://www.askforkids.com
KidsClick! http://www.kidsclick.org
Yahoo Kids http://www.kids.yahoo.com
Inspire a love of reading in lower elementary: http://www.starfall.com Artlex Art Dictionary
http://whyville.net Whyville is a virtual world where boys and girls from all over the real world come to chat, play, learn, and have fun together. You design your face, earn clams by playing games, hang out at the beach, and go to town events at the Greek Theater. You can start your own business, buy a car and give your friends a ride, or write for the town newspaper.

http://ABCya.com K-5 Learning site.

  1. http://storylineonline.net/
    The Screen Actors Guild Foundation reads stories aloud to children. This site includes videos,related activities and downloadable activities guide. What a great listening center activity.
  2. http://www.starfall.com/n/level-c/fiction-nonfiction/play.htm?f
    Give students access to some online fiction and nonfiction books with pictures for younger readers to read online from Starfall- a site full of reading resources targeted for early readers.
  3. http://www.roythezebra.com/
    Roy the Zebra.com includes guided reading stories, interactive whiteboard reading activities, literacy lessons, and resources that have been developed to help emerging readers learn to read.
  4. http://www.biguniverse.com/
    Big Universe is a web community devoted to beautiful children's picture books. READ hundreds of offerings from today's best children's book publishers, CREATE e-books with the help of an easy-to-use Author Tool, and CONNECT with other Big Universe members to share your creations and to learn what books they have read, created, or recommend. Parents, teachers, kids, authors, and others can share and learn while they enjoy this educational and entertaining website.
  5. http://www.gutenberg.org/
    Have you tried giving students print and audio access to books in the public domain?
    Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Look for Huckleberry Finn, Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes… and many many more. For sites that offer audio versions of some of these books check out: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:The_Audio_Books_Project
    Or how about having your students record themselves reading aloud and contribute to the project itself.


Holiday Related sites:
American Indian Heritage Month. The Smithsonian Education website offers American
Indian Heritage Teaching Resources. [visit:
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/resource_library/american_indian_resources.html]
For background reference read the presidential proclamation establishing November as
National American Indian Heritage Month.  [visit:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/11/20021101-7.html]
 
Veterans Day honors those who have served in the Armed Forces.  Learn the history of
Veterans Day by visiting the Department of Veterans Affairs website.  [visit:
http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp] Teachnology.com offers a selection
of Veterans Day lessons plans. [visit:
http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/holidays/vet/] The U.S. Dept of
Education also offers resources for teachers about Military Conflicts in U.S.
History. [visit: http://www.free.ed.gov/subjects.cfm?subject_id=151&toplvl=178]
 
In the United States, November is of course synonymous with Thanksgiving!  The
Education World Archives have a variety of Thanksgiving Lesson Ideas. [visit:
http://www.educationworld.com/holidays/archives/thanksgiving.shtml] More
Thanksgiving Resources for the classroom are also available at A to Z Teacher Stuff.
[visit: http://atozteacherstuff.com/go/search.cgi?query=thanksgiving&grade=&bool=OR]
The History of Thanksgiving can be found on the History.com website and features
videos, the history of the First Thanksgiving, and Mayflower Myths among a
plentitude of additional historical resources.   [visit;
http://www.history.com/minisites/thanksgiving/]