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Elementary Teacher Resources, Issue #024 -- Websites for Wiggly Kids
November 23, 2008

Welcome to
Elementary Teacher Resources

If you’re like me, this is the toughest time of the year because the kids are “Santa Crazed”.

You’re tired and you just want to find some worthwhile, yet fun, activities for the few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

What I’ve put together here is a list of websites that have fun, challenging games to keep your lil’ ones happy.

Telescope Game

This is one of my favorite games ever. I can’t stop playing it, but it is easy enough for older elementary students to enjoy too. What you do is move a ball around a grid using “suction” and “pushes”. It is created by Dyson, the vacuum people, but it is well thought out and engaging.


When your students get bored by, have them visit GameGoo. It is created by the same people who make Earobics. There are varying difficulties and games. It is a one stop site for reading adventures.

Math Fact Games

We have all been looking for a math equivalent to and I think I’ve found it. This site has many games with all operations covered. You might need to train your students a little on how to pick a game on their level, but after that it is “go” time!

20 Questions

20 questions – except with more reading and more fun! A few moments of training is required to pick the game, but once that is finished there are hours of fun on this site.

Clifford's Making Words

Create CVC words in a fun way! You can't go wrong with a great Scholastic game.

Are you looking for an easy way to assess writing in your classroom?

If you:

  • Model writing through the Writer’s Workshop
  • Teach a primary grade
  • See writing as more than just “conventions”
  • Want to use a tool to guide your lesson planning
  • Maintain writing portfolios

… Then this Primary Writing Rubric is for you!

I hope that you have enjoyed this newsletter. Please feel free to email it to friends and family who are teachers or homeschool moms!

Also, don't forget to get your copy of my free new teacher handbook! It's full of great tips and tricks to make your year go great.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

See you next month!

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