Useful links to websites the children will enjoy and learn from!!
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 +
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
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:
www.farmsafety4kids.net – Aoibheann and Padraics own website all about safety on the farm.
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.seomraranga.com – irish resources -downloads available.
http://www.tg4.ie/ie/tv-listings/cula4-listings.html – tg4 website featuring their childrens programmes listings.