Links

Useful links to websites the children will enjoy and learn from!!

www.helpmykidlearn.ie

English – Phonics and Reading

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/picturematch/  …students match pictures to the letter, short vowel or long vowel the picture contains.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/wordfamily/   ..students drag words into spelling/phonics patterns, does not correct when a word is not put in the correct column. Sort is able to be printed so a parent or teacher could check and give student feedback. Good center activity for classroom as alternative to worksheet or traditional word sorts.

http://curry.virginia.edu/go/wil/home.html  …several early literacy activities (directed more towards preschool and kindergarten). There are several printable activities for Alphabet books and rhyming. Also, there are more activities that you can send home for parents to do with their child.

http://www.storynory.com/  listen to stories on the computer or downloaded onto an ipod, text is available to read along, includes simple picture book stories and classic authors like Lewis Carroll. Stories are built on a blog platform, students can email a comment about the story when they have completed it. Other story formats may be available.

Word Frog provides practice in matching antonyms, synonyms and homonyms. http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/frog/frog.html

Online Reference Material: Dictionary And Thesaurus Work Rang 2 +

http://www.ldoceonline.com/

http://www.merriam-webster.com/

Maths:

Telling the time   http://www.hbschool.com/activity/telling_time_gr1/

Telling the time – Stop the Clock: http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/StopTheClock/sthec2.html

Alien Addition http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/alien/alien.html

Minus Mission http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/mission/mission.html

Tables Games

http://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php

Penguin Party Addition http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/popup/popup_addition.htm

Word Problems with thinking blocks: Students learn how to quickly solve word problems involving addition and subtraction using blocks. Challenging game.   http://www.ThinkingBlocks.com/mathplayground/TB_AS/tb_as1.html

https://www.khanacademy.org/ – Khan Academy Maths Games (Fun Maths)

http://www.sums.co.uk/ – Maths games (Fun Maths)

http://www.mathsmaster.org/ – Excellent Maths videos explaining each topic

http://www.mathsisfun.com/ – Maths games covering each topic

http://www.mathszone.co.uk/ – Maths games covering each topic

http://ie.ixl.com/math/ – Maths link to the Irish curriculum from infants to secondary school

http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/math/ – create your own maths worksheets for any maths strand e.g. fractions, multiplication, decimals, percentages, etc

http://www.digitaldialects.com/math_games.htm – For younger classes, basic maths games for addition and subtraction.

http://www.transum.org/Software/Tablesmaster/ – How quick can you answer 20 times tables questions?

Science and Nature:

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

www.farmsafety4kids.net – Aoibheann and Padraics own website all about safety on the farm.

Gaeilge:

www.scoilnet.ie

www.foinse.ie – online news and downloadable posters to improve your Irish

www.focal.ie – online dictionary

www.google.ie/translate – online translation

www.beo.ie – monthly online Irish Magazine

www.leabhar.com

www.bladair.com

www.seomraranga.com – irish resources -downloads available.

http://www.tg4.ie/ie/tv-listings/cula4-listings.html – tg4 website featuring their childrens programmes listings.

 

 

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