WV Best Among Peers 2003-04
WV Exemplary School 2005-06
WV Title 1 Distinguished School 2004-05 and 2005-06
breakfast, Accelerated Reader, chorus & band, Standards:
Staff arrives: 7:45
Opening activities: 7:45-8:00
Instructional day begins: 8:00
Grades 3-6 lunch; 1-3 recess
Grades 1-3 lunch; 4-6 recess
Instructional day continues:
Preparation for dismissal: 3:12
Resources for Parents and Kids
If you've tried
to find a site to help your child learn and have fun, you know
how overwhelming the selection. We've done the work for you
and offer a selection of web sites organized around the four
basic learning modules. Reinforce learning at school and use
time online as time together. If you have discovered a helpful
web site that provides fun and easy-to-use supplementary material,
send the link to Mr. Propst in an e-mail.
There's a good chance we'll share your selection!
But first stay safe on the Internet
by taking and passing this Online
Computer Safety Quiz.
We do our best to select quality web
sites. The Pendleton County Board of Education and Brandywine
Elementary School take no responsibility for your cyber-travels
once you leave this site. Be prudent and download files to a
disk and scan them with your anti-virus software before opening
them. Do not share personal information over the Internet.
| Click here for very important information regarding Internet Safety for Parents
Language and Writing Resources
Unfortunate Series of Events [ASOUE]
- "Rather than provide level after level of a particular
type of activity, we simply encourage parents to use our site
to explore the fun in learning. Discuss this. Play with that.
Answer a riddle. Learn about letters of the alphabet. Count, color
and create. Write a story."
the Lions - Get Wild About Reading Between
the Lions is produced by WGBH Boston, Sirius Thinking, Ltd., and
Mississippi Public Broadcasting, and is funded in part by a Ready
To Learn Television Cooperative Agreement from the US Department
of Education through the Public Broadcasting Service, and by the
Barksdale Reading Institute.
Storybooks Online Site includes books to read, sounds,
mazes, riddles and coloring pages. The Farm Animals story
by Rolando Merino is a complete online version in Talking eBook
format. Click and hear every individual word pronounced, hear
every page read, and listen to real farm animal sounds.
article on ASOUE
DinosaurTales.com Kids writing, dinosaur stories and
news, children's creative writings and more.
Your Favorite Author Online
Grade Backpack - Reading At this site are links to
alphabet stories and activities, phonics activities, stories to
read online, spelling activities and much more.
Handwriting for Kids
Basic Handwriting for Kids, both cursive and uppercase. Alphabet
animations show the correct steps in forming letters.
Kids on the Net
Writings by and for kids around the world. A web site that looks
at life online and off-line through children's eyes. With exciting
Literacy Center Education Network Free colorful online
activities for teachers and parents.
Great for upper and lower case
recognition of letters. Numbers. Keyboard. Shapes. Colors. Requires
for Kids - Writing Projects
Try one of these creative
writing projects to spice up your study of the nervous system.
Teeth and Dead Cats [Doesn't the title make you curious???
This is part of the site above.] Randomized stories from Nottingham
produced by children at the Experian Big 3 Book Award day 2003
and based on the prize-winning books.
Mother Goose Page Every Mother Goose Rhyme imaginable
can be found here. This is an instructional link: "Reading
Nursery Rhymes to Children."
Time for Kids - Homework Helper Write
ideas give your writing a boost!
for Kids Interview with Snicket
Quiz for Lemony Snicket's Books
WritingFix Where getting your daily writing "fix"
is more important than fixing your writing. Write EVERY day! Hello
writers, teachers, and students. Have you been inspired to do
any writing today?
This site has plenty of activities and games to help beginning
to intermediate math students improve their skills. Flash cards,
concentration games and more.
Designed for grades K-8, this comprehensive math resource contains
hundreds of pages of basic math skills and randomly-created interactive
Dr. Math This is a huge resource of answers to math questions
for elementary to college students. If you have a question not covered,
you can ask Dr. Math!
Click your age and level and then connect to lots of math
games including Tic Tac Toe Squares, Connect the Dots, Addition,
Subtraction, Measurement and much more.
Fun School is a site jam-packed full of interactive, educational
games. Click on grade level or on puzzles and games. [commercial
Math Site has a variety of Interactive math activities
including puzzles, matching, arithmetic games and many other links
to math related sites. This site is definitely worth a look!
Tips about using worksheets, games and math problems to teach
and Reading Help Games that will teach kids math. Free
math games online. Math PC games.
Baseball Choose your game and choose your level. Then
step up to home plate and play Math baseball.
Dictionary An animated interactive dictionary for students
that explains over 500 common mathematical terms in simple language.
for Kids A Medieval Adventure in Problem-solving. This
website was designed by two fourth graders for fourth graders who
want to sharpen their math skills.
Magic on the Web Math Magic was a K-12 telecommunications
project developed in El Paso, Texas by Alan A. Hodson. The intent
of the project was to provide motivation for students to use computer
technology while increasing problem-solving strategies and communications
skills. Math Magic posted challenges in each of four categories
(k-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12), which are now archived and available
to view in plain text or download in MS Word file format.
In the mood for a fun collection of games that might just
teach you something at the same time? Practice your math skills
in games like Lemonade Larry and Batter's Up Baseball. Also includes
age-specific games like checkers, connect the dots, matching, word
and maze games.
Web Pre-kindergarden to high school students looking
for a better understanding of math will find over 4,750 problems
to help them improve their skills. Problems can be printed in worksheet
form and tips and tricks are included for each area of study.
Teach R Kids
Math Learn number basics, addition, subtraction, fractions,
and much more with these interactive online math worksheets. Exercises
are designed for preschool through 3rd grade students.
Math Help and Practice:
Math Challenges for Families Especially good for 5th
and 6th graders
From the NCTM
4 Kids [Lots of ads!]
Bill Nye the
Science Guy Learn about Bill Nye the Science Guy and
his show, choose from 40 'Home Demos' you can try, watch video clips,
Animated science, health, technology, math, social studies and English
movies, comic strips and activity pages. Subscription required for
access to all activities but there are free ones to try.
Science for Curious Kids Includes five interactive activities
for kids. From the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Quest Visit "Devoured by the Dark, " an online
adventure as well as the science project section. Created by the
California Energy Dept.
- Science for Kids Features weekly news based on research
published in the journal Science.
Kids Only - Earth Science Enterprise Learn about NASA
earth science projects related to air, thunderstorms, the earth's
crust, tropical rainfall, and water. Sponsored by NASA's Earth Science
Educational Products and Programs.
At Funology, science is all about having fun! But that's
not all. Besides fun facts and experiments you can perform, you'll
also find crafts, recipes, magic tricks, jokes, and a whole lot
Machines This site contains
a series of experiments about simple machines: levers, wheels and
inclined planes. The experiments are designed for use by third graders
but can be adapted.
Agricultural Library - Kids' Science Page Lists of books,
articles, and web sites on specific agricultural subjects. Also
includes related science fair projects.
PBS Kids Mix cool science with your hot ideas! The five
senses, forces, patterns, sound, structures, water and more. Activities
that help the environment are marked.
and Sky Take your pick
and explore the beauty of the sea, or the wonders of the universe.
Sea and Sky is an incredible resource, providing extensive information
on the mysteries of each in amazing detail.
Experiments to do, articles to read, science fair projects, puzzles
Science - Kids' Corner Web-based activities for all to
enjoy. Learn about stars, comets, planets, galaxies and other space
objects. Grades 3-12.
Sun Shadows Unit Links:
Do Leaves Change Colors?
Observatory Data and Images
Activities (Franklin Institute)
Volcanos Learn how volcanoes
form, see what happens when a volcano erupts, and find out what
scientists are doing to better understand and predict when a volcano
Science project for kids - helps your kids improve on basics, a
grasp on fundamental concepts of science in an interactive and collaborative
Home in the Heartland Explore family life in Illinois
from 1700 to the present. Real-life stories about the people who
lived there give this site a very personal touch.
of the World Do you know countries of the world? Play
this interactive game where a you try to guess countries of the
world. This game has been simplified for the primary child.
DIG The archaeology magazine for
Flag Tag How well do you know your country flags? Let
the United Nations CyberSchoolBus Flag Tag game test you!
United States Theme Unit - 50 States: Maps, Printables, and Worksheets
Pocket Change The H.I.P. Pocket Change (HPC) Web site
was launched in July 1999 by the US Mint. HPC is designed to be
a fun, educational tool for students and teachers that
generates interest in coins, the Mint, and US history. Great for
second and third graders.
Spot - Elementary Social Studies HomeworkSpot is a
free, award-winning useful and engaging information portal and
resource for first-class study and homework help for K-12 students.
This link takes you to the Elementary Social Studies section,
featuring General Sites, specialized Topics, Quick Reference,and
A dynamic educational Web site for kids, young adults,
teachers and parents. Subjects include Countries & Places,
Geography, Geography Games (under Games & Puzzles), History,
People Social Studies and States. Check out their Alphabetized
Adventure Highlights science activities and information
related to ancient and modern Maya culture. Interactive "Start
Your Adventure" activity.
Pyramids - The Inside Story Who built the Pyramids?
How old are they? You can get answers to questions like these
and explore the Pyramids of Egypt at this excellent PBS/NOVA site.
Some sections of the site require the QuickTime plug-in.
of West Virginia (part of the above site) State of
West Virginia Theme Unit - Printables and Worksheets
Smithsonian Institution - Smithsonian Kids This site
has lots of information about social studies, science, mysteries
of history and much more. Be sure to see the fun feature "Know
Studies for Kids - Geography Geography is more than
maps. It's basic to any understanding of how to get from one place
to another in your head or on paper!
Is That? This site shows you a picture of a US president
and then asks you to name him. You can also do famous scientists
Legislative Information Kids' Page Fun facts about
West Virginia: fun quiz, famous people and state symbols.
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