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 If you have any general questions for me you can get online between 8:00-9:00 on Sunday nights and I will be online to answer any questions you may have. Just click on the chat below! Remember if it is a personal question please e-mail it to me, but if it something general you can type it in below!

Also on this page there are LOTS of websites that you may find helpful!


Fifteen-Minute Reading Activities

by the National PTA

Make 15 minutes go a long way. Try these quick reading activities with your younger kids.

1. License to read. On car trips, make it a game to point out and read license plates, billboards, and interesting road signs.

2. Better than TV. Swap evening TV for a good action story or tale of adventure.

3. Look and listen. Too tired to read aloud? Listen to a book on tape and turn the book's pages with your children. You'll still be reading with them!

4. Labels, labels, labels. Label things in your children's room as they learn to name them. Have fun while they learn that written words are connected to everyday things.

5. Pack a snack, pack a book. Going someplace where there might be a long wait? Bring along a snack and a bag of favorite books.

6. Recipe for reading. The next time you cook with your children, read the recipe with them. Step-by-step instructions, ingredients, and measurements are all part of words in print!

7. Shop and read. Notice and read signs and labels in the supermarket. Back home, putting away groceries is another great time for reading labels.

8. Your long-distance lap. Away on a business trip? Take a few books with you, call home, and have your child curl up by the phone for a good night story.

9. A reading pocket. Slip fun things to read into your pocket to bring home: a comic strip from the paper, a greeting card, or even a fortune cookie from lunch. Create a special, shared moment your child can look forward to every day.

10. A little longer? When your child asks to stay up a little longer, say yes and make it a 15-minute family reading opportunity.

 Below are a lot of interesting and helpful websites that you can access at home!


Ask Dr. Math

The Math Worksheet Site


Math Playground


Purple Math

Web Math






Imagine the Universe!


Kids Dig Reed

Life Beyond Earth

Science Friday


Neuroscience for Kids

Nine Planets

Ocean Planet Home Page



The Electronic Zoo

The Franklin Institute: Learning Resources

The MAD Scientist Network

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet

Try Science

Arts & Crafts

Arts Workshop


Art Lessons for All Grades

Inside Art

Kinder Art


Kids Space



How To Learn

Children's Literature Web Guide

Pink Monkey

Project Gutenberg


ABC Teach

CRAYON - Create Your Own Newspaper

Free Rice

Maggies Earth Adventures

Online Writing Guide

Take Our

The Write Site

What Makes a Good Story?

Word Central


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