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Websites for First Graders

                        Mrs. Donohue's 
                         Learning Links

Have fun exploring these great links. Many of these links, students will be able to navigate independently, however, some may require adult assistance.

The Arts

www.moma.org/destination/
View the Museum of Modern art in a child-friendly way. Designed for children ages 5-8.

www.artcyclopedia.com
A searchable database of the works of art of over 5000 artists.

www.sanford-artedventures.com
Take an art adventure online with these interactive color exercises. You will follow along a storyline and make choices about paintings, artists, colors moods and more.

www.kids.gov/k_music.htm
Did you ever wonder where your favorite band would be without music?

www.dsokids.com
The Dallas Symphony Orchestras doorway to a world of musical fun and learning for students, parents and teachers. A great introduction to what makes up an orchestra.

Author Sites

www.cantonpl.org/kids/author.html
A collection of links to many authors and illustrators web pages.

www.seussville.com
See all of your Dr. Seuss favorites come to life.

www.pilkey.com
Any Captain Underpants fans??

www.tomie.com
Tomie DePaolas website

www.audreywood.com

www.janbrett.com

www.eric-carle.com

www.patriciapolacco.com

Literacy and Language Arts

www.enchantedlearning.com
Download printables to help improve reading and writing skills.

www.pbskids.org/lions/
Get Wild About Reading A great place for reading, read-a-louds, reading comprehension and vocabulary.

www.littleplanettimes.com
Literacy activities organized in a newspaper-like framework. Forums for children to read original pieces submitted by other students as well as places to display their own work.

www.scholastic.com/ids/
Read along from Scholastic favorites such as Clifford, The Magic School Bus, Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, and more.

www.starfall.com
Great site for emergent readers Fun and easy to navigate.

www.poetryforkids.com
Funny poems, poetry books, games, lessons, and a rhyming dictionary.

Math

www.mathforum.org/mathmagic/
Downloadable math problems for grades K-12.

www.primarygames.com
Fun games reinforcing skills such as math, science, language arts and more.

www.funbrain.com
So much fun that they will never know theyre involved in an educational activity! Funbrain puts an educational twist on sports and games.

www.mathstories.com
Tons of word problems for grades 1-6, organized by grade level and topic.

www.aaamath.com
Hundreds of pages of basic math skills with interactive math problems on every page.

www.kidport.com
Easy to navigate, covering a wide variety of subjects. Just click on a grade level and the sky is the limit!

www.teachrkids.com
Addition, subtraction, patterns, multiplication, fractions, money..you get the idea. This site is appropriate for pre-k to grade 3, with varying levels of difficulty.

Science

www.sciencemadesimple.com
Easy hands-on experiments to try at home as well as simplified articles to help young children understand more complex concepts.

www.hspscience.com
Harcourt School Publishers. Very friendly website for new science learners. Just click on an appropriate grade level and start exploring.

www.enchantedlearning.com
Go to this sites section on dinosaurs for hours of dino info, games, printables and more.

www.yahooligans.yahoo.com/content/animals
Travel with Ranger Rick visiting all kinds of animals and their habitats.

www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html
Provides views of the earth and moon from different angles and places. Live pictures of the earth from satellites. You can even request a view. Cool site!

www.herp-pix.org
Pictures of all kinds of reptiles. Also has resources on the net for reptiles. Graphics are intense so it may be slow.

www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/
Science has never been more animated and fun. Take a trip inside and explore with Miss Frizzle and the gang.

Social Studies

www.primarygames.com
Head right to the Social Studies link for fun interactive games ranging from geography to history to US Presidents.

www.bensguide.gpo.gov/
Click on the k-2 link and let Ben Franklin take you on a tour of US history, government, your neighborhood and more. There are also games and activities to explore.

www.whitehouse.gov/kids/
A kid-friendly site designed to educate younger students on our president and other important leaders of our country.

www.pbskids.ort/democracy/
Presents government and democracy on a level that kids can understand and comprehend.

www.kidsnewsroom.org/election/election.asp
Questions and answers about the presidential election process.

All of the Above...

www.sesameworkshop.org
Counting, reading, healthy living, friendship, imagination and much more. All with your Sesame Street favorites!

www.primarygames.com
Covering all of the major subject areas, this site is user friendly and will hold their interest for long periods of time.

www.pbskids.org/arthur
Travel and learn with Arthur and Buster. There are many, many different games covering all of the major subject areas.

www.berenstainbears.com/learnfun.html
Activities for learning and fun.

www.benjerry.com
Yes, Ben and Jerry now have a fun website where you can play ice-cream scooping games, build your own jack-o-lantern or snowman and more.

www.disney.go.com/disneychannel/playhouse/bop/index.html
This is Disneys Book of Pooh website, devoted to areas including books games, activities and more.

www.bananaboo.com
An activity site for children ages 4-8. Jokes, recipes, word searches, crafts and stories are some of the areas you can enter on this colorful and engaging site.

www.kbears.com
Fun and interactive website leading you across the globe (galaxy style). This website includes facts about hundreds of animals (listed alphabetically), dinosaurs, history, geography and so much more.