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LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Episode 01
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Episode 02
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Episode 03
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Episode 04
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Episode 05
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Episode 06
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Episode 07
Computer Science- Distance Learning
Fun games learning about online safety
Take a Code Break
Weekly activities & past episodes
General Resources- Extended Break
Code Break- Every Wednesday @ 10:00 AM
Weekly interactive classroom 10:00 AM PT every Wednesday
National Geographic Kids
PPS K-5 Learning Resources and Links
PPS Library Services for Online Reading & Much More
Library materials- lots of good resources
Schoolhouse Rock: America - I'm Just a Bill Music Video
Literacy- Extended Break
Enter Class Code ykq4733 & Select Your Name
digital library materials like e-books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies
Scholastic Remote Resources Grade 1-2
Scholastic Remote Resources Grades 3-5
Scholastic Remote Resources Grades 6+
Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar - Conjunction Junction Music Video
Schoolhouse Rock: Interjections
Username: pps; Password: books-
MATH- Extended Break
Measurement- Customary Units of measure- you need to be in CLEVER
Measurement- Estimating Length- Khan Academy
Measurement- Inches, Feet and Yards Song- NumberRock
Measurement- Inches, Feet, & Yards
Measurement-Longer or Shorter Song- Numberock
Measurement-Measuring Length in Inches with a Ruler
Measurement-Measuring lengths with different units- Khan Academy
PPS Math Resources- You need to be signed into your PPS account
Click "Content/Subject" scroll to "Math" then choose what you like.
Meditation- Extended Break
Dolphin singing. Soothing Music for Meditation
Guided Meditation- Magical Island
Guided meditation- with monkey
Guided Meditation- with Treehouse
Guided visualization to calm your mind-Khan Academy- Introduction
Sal introduces a simple visualization technique to help you separate yourself from your thoughts and quiet them.
Music- Extended Break
Appalachian Spring - Musicians of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring
Broadway for Orlando - What the World Needs Now is Love
An all-star group of artists from the theatre and pop world
Chino Hills HS Chamber Singers-a cappella- Over the Rainbow
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra- Ode to Joy
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is an ode to humanity, to peace over desperation, to universal kinship and, of course, to joy.
You Will Be Found from Dear Evan Hansen
The singing starts about 2.2 minutes into the video
Science- Extended Break
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus- NPR
Mad Science- At Home Experiments
A few experiments that can be done at home
Mount St Helens May 18th, 1980 NOVA Mount St Helens
Mount St. Helens- Eruption 1980
Minute by Minute: The Eruption of Mount St. Helens
Mount St. Helens- Eruption 1980 Smithsonian Channel
05/18/1980 Mount St. Helens became the largest and most destructive volcanic eruption in U.S. history.
Mt. St. Helens 30th Anniversary Documentary
Nature Walk Notebook- Cyberchase
Creat your own Nature Walk Notebook & go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt
Mystery Doug- Extended Break
How are toys invented?
How Do Germs Get Inside Your Body?
Good explination & great handwashing bonus videos
How do magicians trick people?
How does hand sanitizer work?
How does your heart pump blood?
How is a Rainbow Made?
What's that red thing on a turkey?
Who Invented Pizza?
Why do snakes shed their skin?
Why do we celebrate April Fool's Day
Why do we have leap years?
Why do we have tears when we cry?
Why is the ocean salty?
5 of the Most Important Inventions in Robotics
6 Things We Still Don't Know About Earth
The earth is our home, we know a good deal about it, but there are still some mysteries.
7 Ways We Know What's Inside the Earth
We know a lot about the interior of our planet - even though we’ve never even made it through the crust.
A Very Handy Fish Fossil
Scientists discover something in a fish fossil that might give us a hand in finding our earliest land dwelling ancestors.
Beyond Identical or Fraternal: 6 Rare Types of Twins
Twins can be a lot more complicated than just identical or fraternal.
Do Fish Dream?
Can animals with brains that are very different from ours have dreams?
SciShow Field Trip #1; The Riddle of Washington’s Mt. Olympus
1st of a series of 3- Sorry about the Subaru commercial
SciShow Field Trip #2: The Ancient Island That Transformed Washington
2nd is a series of 3- Sorry about the Subaru commercial
SciShow Field Trip #3: How Washington Became a Ship Graveyard
3rd is a series of 3- Sorry about the Subaru commericial
Splat! 5 Species that Masquerade as Bird Droppings
These 5 animals take self-preservation to a whole new level, and disguise themselves as… bird poop.
Use Your Brain!
learn about how your brain helps you learn, and way more!
Water Is WAY Weirder Than We Thought
Water is one of the most abundant substances on Earth, but ther's a lot to learn
Where Do Domestic Cats Come From?
Do you give ancient Egypt credit for the domestication of cats?
Why Do Cat Eyes Glow in the Dark?
Why Do Cats Love Boxes
Why do cats love to hang out in boxes so much?
Akashi-Kaikyo Suspension Bridge
One of the longest bridges in the world
2013 Oregon Historic Bridge Field Guide- Multnomah County Bridges befin on p. 235
Large PDF so it take a while to download. Lots of great information about many, many
Information about many Portland Bridges
Bridge Types And How They Work- Multnomah County
BRIDGETOWN - Portland, Oregon - Bridges from a Drone
Bridgetown: Portland Oregon
Nice ariel view of Portland Bridges
Broadway Bridge- Bridge Hunters
Broadway Bridge- Histori Bridges.org
City of Bridges- Portland Oregon
short descriptions of Portland Bridges. The "Bit of Europe" is an ad
Fremont Bridge Facts
Fremont Bridge Information with links to other Portland Bridges
Lots of great information. Recommended by Tomomi
Golden Gate Bridge for Kids: Famous Landmarks for Children - FreeSchool
When it was first built, the Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world.
Hawthorne Bridge- Bridge Hunters.org
Hawthorne Bridge: History, Construction & Facts
Historic Bridges- Oregon.Gov
Clink on :Portland" to learn more about Portland Bridges
How bridges work
Just ignore the ads
How Bridges Work- Explain that Stuff
LOTS of bridge information from Multnomah County- Very informative site!
click on the links for LOTS and LOTS of bridge information
Marquam Bridge lacks beauty and basic amenities but excels in function: 'Spanning Oregon'
Marquam Bridge- Bridge Hunters
Marquarm Bridge Wikipedia
More Fremont Bridge Facts. Bullet Points
Morrison Bridge- Bridge Hunters
Name the Bridge History- TriMet
Find out who Willamette River Bridges were named after and other fun facts
NOVA Build a Bridge
NOVA Super Bridge
Oregon History Project:Morrison Street Bridge, 1889
PBS Bridge Basics
PBS Bridge Webography
Many. many links to other very usefrul bridge sites
Links to several sites all about bridges
Portland Bridge Pictures
Pictures of Portland's Bridges
Portland Bridge Quiz
Test your Portland Bridge Knowledge
Portland Transportation Timeline
Quick Fact Sheet
Ross Island Bridge is one of Portland's busiest: 'Spanning Oregon'
Ross Island Bridge Rehabilitation Project Fact Sheet
Ross Island Bridge- Bridge Hunters
Sellwood Bridge FAQ
Lots of Q & A about the Sellwood Bridge Project to build a the 2016 & also many facts
Sellwood Bridge Information
Historical information and recent stuff. A project of the Sellwordbridge.org organization
Sellwood Bridge is a major upgrade from old, outdated bridge: Spanning Oregon
Sellwood Bridge- Bridge Hunters
St Johns Bridge
Many old pictures of St. Johns. Scroll down towards the bottom to find the bridge information
St. John's- PDXHistory.com
St. Johns Bridge has evolved into an iconic Portland symbol: 'Spanning Oregon'
St. Johns Bridge: Designer, Construction & History
Steel Bridge- A TALE OF TWO BRIDGES: THE HISTORY OF PORTLAND’S STEEL BRIDGES
Steel Bridge- BrudgeHunters
Steel Bridge- Historic bridges
Steel Bridge: An engineering marvel that keeps up with the times: 'Spanning Oregon'
Tension and Compression- Forces that Act on Bridges
Tension and Compression: Two Forces Every Bridge Knows Well
Tension, Compression and Structures- Bill Nye the Science Guy S01E14 Structures
Tilikum Crossing PBOT
Tilikum Crossing- Popular Mechanics
Tilikum Crossing- The Atlantic Article 2015
Tilikum Crossing- Travel Portland
Tilikum Crossing- Tri Met information
Tillicum Crossing:Oregon's newest architectural wonder is for pedestrians, bikes, and public transit only
Look this over before making it public
Truss information. Click on links at the bottom for information about other types of truss designs
Vintage Portland Fremont Bridge Information
Vintage Portland- Portland Bridges
Great historical photos and information about Portland and our bridges
Changes in States of Matter
4 States of Matter Song Mr. Parr
States of matter- In the End by Linkin Park song adapted by Mr. Par
Airborne Wind Energy - KQED QUEST
Explores the potential of new airborne wind turbines designed to harness the stronger and more consistent winds found at higher
BBC-States of Matter S152LS23
Fantastic BBC exploration of states of matter set in an under sea lab.
BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY - PHASES OF MATTER
Bill Nye the Science Guy Season 1 Episode 8 Phases of Matter
Billy Nye exploring matter
Changes in states of matter activities
U.S.Energy Information Administration
Energy Kids-U.S. Energy Information Administration- I never even knew there was such an administration!
Good background information on energ
High Altitude Wind Energy from KITES! Ted Talk
Who woulda thunk that we could harness energy from a kite!.
Looking for a Gas
Matter Compilation: Crash Course Kids
Fast paced vido about MATTER. Very informative with lots of information to grow understanding of matter
Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Future Power, Renewable Energy Resources
Nice list of books about alternative energy.
National Geographic: Alternative Energy: short vignettes on alternative energy sources
Short pieces on alternative sources of energy
NOVA- Wind Energy-Wind is a valuable renewable energy source. Limitations like cost and space needed to build make it hard for some wind turbine projects to get off the ground.
Short piece about wind energy
Physical Science For Children All About Properties Of Matter
Properties of Matter- Mass, weight, Volume, Density- 20 minute video- Great introduction!
Physical Science For Children All About Properties Of Matter
Physical Science for Children All About Solids Liquids and Gases
Great video exploring states of matter. Watch this after All About Properties of Matter
Science Experiments- Education.com
Science Kids experiments
Many experiments beyond experiments in changes in states of matter
Science Projects for Kids: States of Matter
States of matter- ABCYa.com
States of Matter- Changing Water
Five minute video about states of matter, concentrating on water.
Study Jam- Solids, Liquids, Gases
Very nice look at what makes solids, liquids, and gases
The Magic School Bus-How Water Changes
The Particle Model
Great beginning look at solids, liquids, and gases and their particles. There is a very good recap at the end and even a fun qui
Code.org Class Code: FYZGMM
Interland is an adventure-packed online game that makes learning about digital safety and citizenship interactive and fun
IXL 2nd Grade Story Problems
Kahn Academy- Computer Programing
Prodigy Math Game
Class Code: 6B7484
Bill Nye The Science Guy Energy
Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic
Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye | National Geographic National Geographic National Geographic
Climate change: Earth's giant game of Tetris - Joss Fong
Climate Science: What You Need To Know It's Okay To Be Smart It's Okay To Be Smart
Learn the basic science of climate change in 24 easy steps
Climate Science: What You Need To Know: PBS- It;'s Okay to be Smart
Kinetic and Potential energy Swetlana0 Swetlana0
Goofy song but very informative
What is Energy: Armchair Explorers
What is Energy? by Neuro Transmissions
What is Energy? by the ArmChair Explorers
World's Most Asked Questions: What Is Energy? by SciShow
A Journey Inside the Earth
AERIAL VIEW OF COULEES
Geologist Bruce Bjornstad's video highlighting the Great Blade near the Lake Lenore caves located between Soap Lake and Coulee C
All About Volcanoes for Children: Introduction to Volcanoes for Kids - FreeSchool
Basic Introduction to Rocks and Minerals
Be a Rock Detective by SciShow Kids
Did you know that of all of the rocks in the world, there are only 3 main kinds? What are they? And how can you tell them apart?
Bill Nye the Science Guy- Earth's Crust S1 E2
Bill Nye the Science Guy- Earthquakes S4 E4
Bill Nye the Science Guy- Volcanoes S4E14
Birth of An Island
Crust, Mantle, Cores Song
Song to the tune of Love Yourself by Justin Bieber
Dee Wright Observatory on the McKenzie Pass in Oregon
Pictures of the Dee Wright Observatory and Trail
Ology is the website The American Museum of Natural History
Earth's Interior- Sung to the tune of Uptown Funk
Earthquake facts- USGS
Earthquake | geology | Britannica.com
Earthquake- 10:15 Earthquakes | First and Second Grade Science Explained For Kids Homeschool Pop 42K views 8:13 Earthquake Science, and the Disaster That Created It SciShow 769K views 3:43 What Is An Earthquake? | The Dr. Binocs Show | Educati
Earthquake- What is an Earthquake? Facts & Information - Geography for Kids | Educational Videos by Mocomi
Earthquake-It's An Earthquake- by Mr. Parr
Mr. Parr sings this to the tune of Wide Awake by Katy Perry
Encyclopedia- Kids Net
Fossils Come From Ground- Mr. Parr
Sung to the tune- Welcome to my House
Geology .com Rocks
This site has lots of information about different kinds of rocks
Geology for Kids
An in-depth online geology textbook written for kids. Learn about the world beneath you.
Geology Science Fair Experiments
Lots of possible goelogy science experiments
Geology Science Fair Project Ideas
Geology Science Fair Projects
This site has lots of information about minerals
GIANT Crystal Cave Discovered like in Superman Movie
In 2000 the worlds largest crystals were discovered in a cavern in Chihuahua Mexico 1,000 feet below the surface...These crystal
Giant Crystal Cave-Weird Places: Mexico's Giant Crystal Cave
SciShow explores a place that’s as beautiful as it is dangerous: Mexico’s Giant Crystal Cave, where chemistry has created the wo
Glaciers of Oregon
Khan Academy- Rock Cycle
Video explaining the rock cycle and Igneous, Sedimentary, & Metamorphic rocks
You will need to log in with your MCL card number
Kilauea Skylight and Lava Breakout May 11 & 13, 2010
Video of Lava Skylight
Layers of the earth Rap
layers of the earth rap ( unofficial music video)
Layers of the Earth- Why Does The Earth Have Layers?
Wonderful, informative PBS explanation of earth's layers
Lithosphere: Definition & Composition
The lithosphere is where we live. It is also the source of many geologic events that affect us.
Making North America: Origins Experience the colossal geologic forces that shaped our continent over billions of years. Aired June 29, 2016 on PBS Originally aired 11.04.15
Program Description The epic 3 billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From the palm trees that once flourished in
Mantle plumes and hotspots- Classroom @ Sea
Mineral Gallery- by Name
Mineral Rock Anthem ("Party Rock" parody) by Dan Reed
Learn about all different kinds of rocks and minerals. There's a tool to help you identify minerals you've found, and you can ev
Minerals in Our Environment
Where can you find minerals in your home or school? Find out in this simple activity.
Minerals Song by Mr. Parr
Sung to the tune of Battle Scars by Lupe Fiasco
Mount St. Helens 30th Anniversary Documentary
Mount St. Helens PBS NOVA
Mount St. Helens – From the 1980 Eruption to 2000 USGS
Mount St. Helens- Minute by Minute: The Eruption of Mount St. Helens
Mount St. Helens- Photographing a Catastrophic Explosion at Mt. St. Helens
Mt. St. Helens USGS 1980 Cataclysmic Eruption
Nat Geo Kids Explore Volcanoes!
NOVA Volcano Under the City
Volcano articles, interactives, and resources- pretty advanced but lots of information
NOVA:Earthquake! When Plates Collide
This video excerpt from NOVA: "Deadliest Earthquakes" shows how Earth’s crust is made up of rocky slabs, called plates, and how
Plate Tectonics Explained by MinuteEarth
Plate Tectonics for Kids - from www.makemegenius.com
Plate Tectonics- Bozeman Science
Mr. Andersen describes how plate tectonics shapes our planet. Continental and oceanic platers are contrasted and major plate bou
PLATE TECTONICS- BrainPOP-There's a continent called Pangaea?!
Hundreds of millions of years ago, Earth looked completely different from how it does today. All of the land was packed into a s
Plate Tectonics- The Pangaea Pop-up- Ted-Ed
The supercontinent Pangaea, with its connected South America and Africa, broke apart 200 million years ago. But the continents h
Rock Cycle by Study Jams
This video explains the three different types of rocks, how they are formed, and how they change.
Rock Cycle Rap Song by Science Songs
Rock Cycle Song
Sung to the tune of Life is a Highway by Rascal Flatts
Rock Cycle- Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic- Flocabulary
Rock Forms Song
Sung to "Shut Up and Dance: by Rock the Moon
Rock Hound Kids- Geology
Great place to find out about the Mohs Scale and other rock information.
RockHounds for Kids
Rocks & Mineral 4 You
Lots of great information!
Rocks for Kids
This takes you to a table of contents making it easy to find lots of information.
Rocks, Minerals, and Soil Science Games for kids
Find out about the properties of rocks such as slate, marble, chalk, granite and pumice.
Scholastic Volcanoes-Land Forms, Rocks & Minerals
Science Fair Experiments- Science Kids Geology Experiments
Science Fair Experiments- Science With Kids-Earth Science
Science Fair Experiments-Science Buddies Geology
Experiments broken down by beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
Science News For Students- Volcano Basics
Explainer: The volcano basics All volcanoes are not alike, but all do deserve respect BY SID PERKINS 1:57PM, OCTOBER 1, 2014
Silica by Mr Parr
Sugar (Maroon 5)
Structure of the Earth
Structure of the Earth by National Geographis Kids
Get ready to dig deep, gang, and join us on a fascinating journey to the centre of the Earth…
Tectonic Plates- Pangaea's Moving Farther Apart Again Song by Mr. Parr
Sung to the tune of DJ'd Got us Fallin in Love Aagain by Usher
Treasures of the Earth: Gems What processes in the depths of the Earth forge beautiful and precious stones? Aired November 2, 2016 on PBS
Program Description Their beauty has captivated us for millennia. Their cost can be extraordinary–some are even considered pric
Types of Lava
Types of Rocks
Types of rocks- Video
Song used to describe the types of rocks
USGS Collecting Rocks
Vanuatu- Ambrym Volcano
Volcanic Song- Mr. Parr
Volcano Eruption Mount St. Helens May 18, 1980 USGS
Volcano Song by Science Songs
Volcano- Geography Lesson: What is a Volcano?
The cycle of lava as a destructive and constructive force, building the structure of volcanoes and powering their devastating im
Volcano- Mt Fuji- National Geographic
Mt Fuji Overview
Volcano- Mt. Fuji Wonderland with unique topographical and geological features
A bit advanced information about Mt. Fuji
Volcano- Mt. Fuji's geography and geologic features
Lots of information about Mt Fuji
Volcanoe- Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) About | Volcanoes | Earthquakes | Hazards | Monitoring | Learn | Multimedia | FAQs | 2018 Activity
Volcanoes Place By The Ocean- Mr. Parr
Informative song about volcanoes by Mr. Parr sung to the tune of Cake by Ocean by DNCE
Volcanoes- A Beginner’s Guide to Hawaii’s Otherworldly Lava May 8 2018
Article from the AtlanticHere’s what scientists and native Hawaiians see in the sublime molten fire.
Volcanoes- All About Volcanoes for Children: Introduction to Volcanoes for Kids - FreeSchool
Learn how volcanoes form, what types and structures they can be, and what types of lava and rock they produce
Volcanoes- Bill Nye Full Episode
Volcanoes- How Volcanoes Work Home Page- Very advanced reading
This website is an educational resource that describes the science behind volcanoes and volcanic processes.
Volcanoes- How Volcanoes Work- Basaltic Lava
Basaltic lava flows erupt primarily from shield volcanoes, fissure systems, scoria cones, and spatter cones.
Volcanos- What is a Volcano by Twig World
Short informative video about volvanoes
What is a Mineral?
A list of the main characteristics of minerals
What is the Difference Between Lava and Magma?
What is the Difference Between Lava and Magma? by FRASER CAIN on MARCH 25, 2009
World Book Encyclopedia
You will need to log in with your MCL card number
AT&T Archives: Similiarities of Wave Behavior (Bonus Edition)
Pencil grip, Correct- Lil' Sprouts
Pencil grip, Proper
AIUEO Song (combo Hiragana & Katakana)
Days of the Week in Japanese- Coto Academy
Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes in Japanese!
Japanese Days of the Week Rap ??
Learn Japanese Phrases
Japanese Typing Chart
Japanese Typing Practice
Japanese Typing Practice Game Site
Kanji Games & Flashcards- 3rd grade
Kanji Games and Flashcards
1st-5th grade Kanji Practice
Learn Japanese Numbers 1 to 20
Learn to count to 20 in Japanese.
Learn Japanese: Colors in Japanese
Learn Japanese: Hiragana
Learn Japanese: Months of the Year in Japanese
Learn Japanese: Weather in Japanese (sunny, cloudy, snowy..)
NHK World- Learning Japanese- "Easy Japanese"
Basic grammar and useful expressions through lessons designed in audio-drama style
Numbers Song in Japanese
Learn to count to 10 in Japanese
Richmond 2nd Grade Japanese Resources
Richmond 3rd Grade Japanese Resources
Richmond K-5th Japanese Resources
Journeys in Japan- NHK World
DISCOVERING TOYAMA, JAPAN - INAMI
Inami, Nanto-city, Toyama Prefecture, JAPAN
JAPAN GEOGRAPHIC Shirakawago,Gifu/Gokayama,Toyama World heritage
Shirakawago,Shirakawa Village,Gifu,Gokayama,Nanto city,Toyama
Journeys in Japan - Mihonoseki Land of the Gods NHK WORLD On Demand
Journeys in Japan- Artisans and Beauty Koshu, Yamanashi
Koshu is the former name for Yamanashi Prefecture. In feudal times, it was the base for the powerful Takeda warlords and many tr
Journeys in Japan?HOKKAIDO ?Sculpting Winter's Ice and Snow?
Journeys in Japan?Mt. Norikuradake: A Peak Winter Experience
Minami izu Unspoiled Seaside Getaway Journeys in Japan
The Minami-izu area lies on the southern tip of the Izu Peninsula, in Shizuoka Prefecture.
NHK Journeys in Japan | Odate, The Land of the Akita Inu (???)
Tottori Sculpted by Nature Journeys in Japan
YOKOSO Japan Tour -- The World Heritage Site “Gokayama Gassho style Village”
Gokayama village is a World Heritage Site and its Gassho style houses are very well known in Japan.
Letterboxing of North America
Classroom Library Check Out/In Site
Booksource- User Name:mdgpdx Passwoord: Richmond206
Class Code: wme1039
Phonics Practice- Starfall
Tumblebook- MCLb- You'll need a library card to log in
Fabtastic site where you can read along as the book is read aloud, including chapter books!
"Preposition" by The Bazillions
"Silent e" by The Bazillions
Flocabulary parts of speech
Fun way to learn about the parts of speech
Parts of Speech Rap
This has more parts of speech than we will be studying, but it's still fun and useful.
Schoolhouse Rock Adjectives
Schoolhouse rock Nouns
There is an ad- sorry
Schoolhouse Rock Prepositions
Schoolhouse Rock Verbs
Sorry about the ad
Sensory Details and Why They Are Important to Your Writing
Simile & Metaphor
The Brazillions sing about simile and metaphor
Simile & Metaphor found in songs
SIMILES & -METAPHORS Fresh ED Music Video | Urban Arts Partnership
Student Version- ODE Writing Scoring Guide
3rd grade passing score is a 3
The Lazy Adjective Song
"Today I don't feel like describing anything"
Their There They're - Homophones Song -TheGrammarheads
Verb Rap Song
Sorry about the ad
When to Use They're, Their, or There: Using Homophones for Kids - FreeSchool
They're, their, and there. They sound the same, but they are not interchangeable!
Writing a Personal Narrative #1: Brainstorming a Story
Writing a Personal Narrative #2: Planning & Pre-Writing a Story for Kids
Writing a Personal Narrative #3: Writing a Draft for Kids
Writing a Personal Narrative #4: Writing an Introduction or Opening for Kids
Writing a Personal Narrative #5: Writing a Closing or Conclusion for Kids
Writing a Personal Narrative #6: Revising for Kids
Writing a Personal Narrative #7: Editing for Kids
Writing a Personal Narrative #8: Publishing for Kids
Magic Magnetism by RHYTHMetric
Helps you improve your math skills interactively and in a fun way through games, flashcards and puzzles.
ALEKS- Look on the paper I gave you: User name is found first & Password second.
User name & password are on the paper I gave you
Area & Perimeter Information and Game
More games about area and perimeter
Area & Perimeter Weebly
Links to a few sites about area & Perimeter
Boston University Scientific and Visual Computing
Contains online versions of games such as tic tac toe, and battleship that require logical thinking and mathematical reasoning
Cool Math Site
area and perimeter information
CyberChase Math Games
Many marvelous math games
Design a Party
area and perimeter
Great site to practice 3rd grade math skills
Khan Academy 3rd Grade Math
Khan Academy 5th Grade Math
Khan Academy can choose grade level
You can choose the grade level at this site
Khan Academy Greater Than Less Than Symbols
A fun way to practice math facts
Math Learning Center Family Support
Links to games, Home Connections, and...
Math Playground Area & Perimeter
Finding the Area & Perimeter of Rectangles
SCHOOL CODE: or969
National Science Foundation Math Site
NSF math challenges for families
Use perimeter & area to launch ships
Reflex Math- Login
Great online math games
Shape Surveyor- Area & Perimerter
You never know what you'll find if you dig geometry
Online computational fluncy practice
Class Log-in Code: G56Q8D
You have been hired to design 5 enclosures for the animals at a local zoo
Answer the following questions dealing with elapsed time.
Record your answer in Math Journal- check answer afterwards
Difference Between two Times
Elapsed Time Quiz
Record in Math Journal then check answer
IXL Elapsed Time
Scholastic Math Maven Mysteries- can also listen to the mystery by clicking. Once you solve the first mystery, you have a choice of lots of other types of math mysteries
Answer in Math Journal
Video- Elapsed Time using borrowing
Video- Elapsed Time using the "Z" Method
Instead of going to the next closest 10 minute in the first step, I have you go to the next closest hour
ABCYA telling time
Please choose the analog clock
BBC telling time games
Links to a number of games to help with telling time
Practice Telling Time- Khan Academy
Stop The Clock #1
Match Digital to Analog clocks
Stop the Clock #2
Stop the Clock #3
Stop the Clock #4
Stop the Clock- Bang on Time
Very fun game where you need to Stop the Clock- Play this after the 1-4 games
Telling time exercise example 1 | Measurement and data | Early Math | Khan Academy
Good for learning about and practicing telling time
Telling time exercise example 2 | Measurement and data | Early Math | Khan Academy
Telling Time Song For Kids (AM & PM)- NumberRock
Telling Time to 5 Minutes- NumberRock
Telling Time to the Half Hour and Hour Song- NumberRock
Telling time to the nearest minute: labeled clock | Math | 3rd grade | Khan Academy
Learning how to tell time with a labeled clock
Telling time to the nearest minute: unlabeled clock | Math | 3rd grade | Khan Academy
Learning how to tell time with an unlabeled clock
Battleship Fraction Number Line
Click on play then clink on fractions
Interactive site- another way to work with fractions
CyberChase Fraction Games
Struggling with fractions? Even if you're not, check out these fraction games.
Equivalent Fraction Video
A little grainy but still has lots of value.
Fractions on a Number Line Song- by NumberRock
Join Benny in his school where he is investigating fractions on number lines. He gets some help from his friend Thania, and then
Franctions App from MLC
The Fractions app lets students use a bar or circle to represent, compare, and perform operations with fractions with denominato
Frozen Fraction Song
Choose the shape of the board and place the geobands to create fractions
kahn academy talent search fraction strips
This video explains how to -make your own fraction strips -compare fractions with fraction strips
Khan Academy Fractions Unit
Khan Academy Introduction to Fractions
Learning about 1/2 and 1/4 using origami
Making & Using Fractions Strips
Making Fraction Kits & Play a Fraction Game
Making1/2 1/4 1/8 and 1/16 Fraction Strips
Fraction Kit: 1/2 1/4 1/8 and 1/16
Math Antics - Comparing Fractions
Math Antics - Fractions Are Parts
Melvin's Make a Match
Equivalent Fraction Game
Money Value Pieces
A great introduction to fractions and decimals.
"Triangular Triangles" by The Bazillions
Explore Plane Geometry at this Math's Fun Site
Explore solid geometry at this Math's Fun site
3-D Shape Song by Numberock
Introduction to the properties of 3-D shapes
Angles rap by Numberock
Classifying Triangles Song [Parody of Lorde’s Royals]
Cousin Fal's shape collection | Geometry | Early Math | Khan Academy
Even Better Than The Shape Song Part 3 - FUN LEARNING MATH
Even BETTER than the Shapes Song Part 2! TRIANGLES! Fun Learning Math!
IXL- Which 2-D shape is being described
Khan Academy: Introduction to types of quadrilaterals
Perpendicular and Parallel Lines
A step by step guide presents right, obtuse, acute, full, reflex and straight angles in a clear concise format
Ploygon- Math Antics
Funky explanation of polygons
Quadrilaterals by Numberock
Song about 2-D shapes
Quadrilaterals Song (Radioactive)
Recognizing shapes | Geometry | Early Math | Khan Academy
Triangles- Math Antics
Funky explanation of Triangles
Types of Triangles Song - Online Education Songs For Kids
Number Rock Triangle
A Beginner's Guide to Graphing Data- Bozeman Science
IXL- go straight to R- Data and Graphs
Lots of great 2nd grade math topics- here we're concentrating on Data & Graphing
Types of Graphs (Mr. Pearson Teaches 3rd Grade)
These are line plots, bar graphs, and picture graphs. This video provides you with examples and a lesson on how to read each typ
Ways to represent data - Khan Academy
Inches, Feet and Yards Song ? Measurement for Kids- NumberRock
Measuring with a Ruler
Do you know how to measure with a ruler? Watch this video to help me learn the rules of measuring inches!
ABCYA- Money Bingo
Break the Bank-SORTING-ABCYA
Coin Sorting Game
Counting Coins Song for Kids- Number Rock
Khan Academy- Counting Money
Learn to Count Money- ABCYA
Fun fast paced game to help you learn to count money
Money Value Pieces
Interactive site- great for exploring money and fractions too
Greater/Less Than by BlazerFresh
Hollabaloo: Greater Than, Less Than, Equal To - Blazer Fresh | GoNoodle
Greater/Less Than by Numberock
Greater Than Less Than Song for Kids | Comparing Numbers by Place Value
Greater/Less Than Number Gator by Brainzy Games
Number Gators (Greater Than, Less Than Symbols Song)
Greater/Less Than- Khan Academy
Are you a student or a teacher? Greater than and less than symbols
Number Pyramid - help Molly through the pyramid doors by completing addition and subtraction number sentences with the correct number or symbol.
"Really hard" level uses 3 digit addition and subtraction.
Number Sense - Cyberchase place value game in which player must create a 3-digit number bigger than Hacker's.
Simpler, 3-digit version of Work Place 5F: Quad Spin & Win.
Place Value Game - create the largest possible number from the digits given. Only one digit is given at a time, so think carefully before placing a digit.
Game allows you to select: number of digits, largest number of digit used, how many numbers you may discard.
Place Value Game - type in the value of the underlined digit in a given number.
Choose from a variety of levels ranging from less than 10,000 to more than 1,000,000. Site contains ads.
Place Value Mystery Numbers - receive place value clues for each digit in a 7 digit number. Create the number and check the answer.
Nice activity for numbers to a million.
Place Value Pirates- Sorry there are ads on this site
read a place value clue (like "3 in the tens place") and click on the pirate standing on the number that contains that clue.
Place Value Song (Rude by MAGIC! Parody)
Place Value- Base Ten Fun ABCYa- Game
Do you think you can tackle the hundreds Place Value game???
Rounding Numbers by Numberock
Nice video about rounding rules
Multiplication & Division Patterns & Concepts
2's table Multiplication HipHop
Camel Times Tables - load camel with fruit for a trip. Fruit arrives in multiples on trays. Count fruit on 1 tray, multiply by total trays, and figure the total.
Multiple levels available.
Demolition Division - destroy oncoming tanks with division problems by blasting with the correct answer.
Drag Race Division - up to 4 players race to answer basic division problems
You can play against another student or against the computer
Factor Dazzle - find all the factors of target numbers set by opponents.
Use "guest pass" to enter game list & play against the computer.
Fridge Magnet Multiplication Game - practice multiplication problems by selecting the correct fridge magnets.
Choose from modes that are timed or not timed.
MathTappers: Multiples - simple, free game designed to help learners make sense of multiplication & division using visual models.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Meteor Multiplication - as meteors with multiplication problems approach a star station, fire them down with correct products.
Multi Bounce - see multiplication fact with array and bounce ball off the product.
Watch the red X. Manipulate the disc so that the X is on the product. Takes a little practice to move disc. Fun.
Multiplication Grand Prix - up to 4 players compete in this race car game by entering basic facts.
Fun multiplication Racing Game
Multiplying with Arrays
Great for multiplication facts or to support visual representation of arrays
Table Numbers - choose a factor from 2-9, then select one of three numbers that represents a multiple of the chosen factor.
Good visuals; good practice.
Times Square - players race to get 4 products in a row on the game board.
Use "guest pass" to enter game list & play against the computer.
Times Tables Grid Game - find a given product in the multiplication table grid. Select the times tables you wish to practice.
Choose from timer or no timer.
Place Value & Computation with Larger Numbers
Adding three digit numbers with regrouping | Addition and subtraction | Arithmetic | Khan Academy
In the old days 'regrouping' was known as "carrying." It's the same idea now as then: moving the tens (or hundreds or thousands)
Base Ten Pieces On Line
Great place to use Base ten peices to help with multi-digit addition and subtraction
Breaking apart 3-digit addition problems- Khan Academy
View this video first
Math Antics - Multi-Digit Addition
Math Antics - Multi-Digit subtraction
Multi-digit addition with regrouping Numbers greater than 1000- Kahn Academy
Practice Multi-digit addition with regrouping
Help Molly through the pyramid doors by completing addition and subtraction number sentences with the correct number or symbol.
Number Sense-Simpler, 3-digit version of Work Place 5F: Quad Spin & Win.
Cyberchase place value game in which player must create a 3-digit number bigger than Hacker's.
Place value Game
Choose from a variety of levels ranging from less than 10,000 to more than 1,000,000. Site contains ads
Place Value Game-Great extension to Work Place 5F Quad Spin & Win.
Create the largest possible number from the digits given. Only one digit is given at a time, so think carefully before placing a
Place value Mystery game
receive place value clues for each digit in a 7 digit number. Create the number and check the answer.
Place value Pirates
read a place value clue (like "3 in the tens place") and click on the pirate standing on the number that contains that clue.
Money, Fraction, and Probability
Making Change-Complements Work Place 6A: Make Change.
Find the difference between a price and the amount of money paid using the fewest coins and bills possible.
Area money pieces represent the values of coins and the dollar bill using an area model in which 1 square unit is equal to 1 pen
3 Kid-Friendly Meditations Your Children Will Love
The power of believing that you can improve | Carol Dweck
Two ways to think about solving something difficult. Not smart enough to solve it-or have you just not solved it yet
Multnomah County Library
Multnomah County Library
Tumblebook- You'll need a library card to log in
Fantastic site to read along as the book is read aloud, including chapter books
2017 Summer Learning Resources
This list was put together by our school counselor
45 Kids Got Together For This Cover Of MJ's 'Heal The World'
Koolulam's Cover Of One Day By Matisyahu - One Day
Feb 2018- Koolulam gathered 3000 people who had never met to sing in 3 languages in a celebration of coexistance
Math Learning Center Family Resources
MCL- My Librarian-Picks for kids
Get personalized reading picks for kids from MCL librarians.
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Want Scientifically Literate Children? Get Out of Their Way.
NHK NEWSLINE FOCUS: The Gate -
After the 2011 tsunami objects reached Oregon, including the crossbeams from the gates of a Shinto shrine dedicated to the safet
Ronald Takaki talking about the history of multicultural contributions to the United States and the clash of those cultures throughout America’s history.
In Depth with Ronald Takaki professor emeritus of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, talke
Scientific Literacy- Neal deGrasse Tyson
Great video that speaks to teaching for the future
Smarter Balanced Practice Test OAKS Portal
To All The Little Girls
This song started as an assignment in my music theory class (which is all girls) to write a song based on the inspirational word
Videos- Third Grade End of Year Expectations
Why I love a country that once betrayed me | George Takei
Published on Jul 4, 2014 When he was a child, George Takei and his family were forced into an internment camp for Japanese-Ameri
Why Multiculturalism Matters in America
Published on Jul 10, 2014 Dr. Ronald Takaki, professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, brings his distinctive viewpoint to thi
Geology by Robert King
1852/2015 Portland Map
Interactive map comparing 1852 and 2015 Portland
Fountains, Portland Oregon Fountain Walking Tour
Walking Tour map & descriptions
Fountains-Portland Parks & Recreation
Wonderful site with descriptions and links to City of Portland Fountains
Japanese-American Internment Camp Information
This activity is about Japanese-American Internment Camps. You do not need to look at these tabs in any particular order. Merely
Minor White Captures The Ornate Beauty Of Portland's Past by Eric Slade and Jen Elkington
In 1939, a promising young photographer named Minor White documented historic Portland buildings before they were demolished.
One Page History of Portland
One page snapshot of Portland history
Oregon History Project Alphabetical Listing
Our Story Portland
Portland though the eyes of numerous writings
Pioneer Courthouse Part 1
Portland Cast Iron Buildings including The New Market Theater
Oregon Encyclopedia- A project of OHS
Portland for Japanese visitors
Portland History Site
Lots of pictures and information about The Rose City
Portland History very brief higher reading level
Short pages describing Portland. Pretty difficult reading
Portland Panorama Historic Viewer
Click on 1985 or 1999 and drag the slider to see how this view of Portland has changed since 1867.
A timeline of Portland events broken down into three time periods from 1843-2001
Pre WWII Japanese American Community
Removal and Incarceration
Oregon History Project
Un-American The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II
Video about a book avaialble in our classroom. A look at government photographs that show what happened to Japanese Americans li
Yesterday's Tomorrow- After researching where the original photos were taken, Waller and Canales filmed at the modern day locations using slow motion, aerial photography and time-lapse techniques. Working with Chloie Medieros, a visual effects artist
Very cool video of Portland then and now
BookSource Classroom Library
IXL Language Arts
Crash Course Videos
Great site with lots of science videos
Display Board- Materials & Techniques
Display Board- Perfecting the Science Fair project Display Board
Display Board- Putting Together a Project Display Board
Display Board- Science Buddies Key facts for display boards
Display Board- Science Fair Project Display Board Checklist
Display Board-Everything You Need to Know About Fonts for Display Boards
earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
See current wind, weather, ocean, and pollution conditions, as forecast by supercomputers, on an interactive animated map. Updat
Google Street View
Science Fair Experiements- Chemistry
Science Fair Experiements- Geology
Science Fair Experiements- Matter
Science Fair Experiements- Science Buddies
Science Fair Experiements- Science Projects
Science Fair Experiements- Science4Us
The Origami Revolution Engineers are using origami to design drugs, micro-robots, and future space missions. Aired February 15, 2017 on PBS
Program Description The centuries-old tradition of folding two-dimensional paper into three-dimensional shapes is inspiring a s
How Science REALLY Works
Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery
Dining on the Space Station
Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly provides a look at food and beverages aboard the International Space Station.
Fidget spinner spinning in space!
A fidget spinner in space! How long does it spin? I'm not sure, but it’s a great way to experiment with Newton’s laws of motion!
HOW IT WORKS: The International Space Station
This explains each interior area, crew living quarters, and scientific equipment.
International Space Station toilet tour
ESA astronaut S Cristoforetti shows how to use the tolet on the ISS
Karen Nyberg Shows How You Wash Hair in Space
There are many challenges associated with living on the International Space Station. Things that are easy to do on Earth where t
Life Aboard the Space Shuttle
nternational Space Station bathroom tour
How astronauts on the International Space Station keep clean.
Peanut Butter and Jelly in Space
Astronauts on the International Space Station eat the same kinds of food as people on Earth—they just prepare them differently.
Running in Space
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, an Expedition 37 flight engineer aboard the International Space Station, demonstrates how astronaut
Station Tour: Zarya and Zvezda
Expedition 33 Commander Suni Williams concludes her tour of the International Space Station with a visit to the Russian segment,
Passport Club Stuff
Interactive site that is great for studying for each month
Passport Club- Facebook page
Passport Club- Lizzardpoint online geography quiz
Passport Club- Metro Parent Article on Geography
With a Richmond Student on the cover to boot!
Passport Club- Pintrest
Passport Club- World Maps online geography quizz
Tour the States - Official Music Video
Great music video to help you learn the names of the states and state capitals
Tour the World - Official Music Video
Great music video to help you learn the countries of the world
Bed Time Math
This site posts a new problem for children to discuss each night, just as they might engage in a story before bedtime.
Math Through Play
This Pinterest board suggests close to 100 ideas across the web for learning math through play.
Virtual Manipulative Apps
Explore the free MLC apps--either on a mobile device or on a computer--to keep skills fresh over the summer.
Dance Mat Typing
Typing Games Choice
12 keyboarding games from which to chose
5 reasons you're sick in cold weather
Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye- National Geographic
Climate Change is a real and serious issue. In this video Bill Nye, the Science Guy, explains what causes climate change, how it
Cloud Chart, NWS
Clink on the individual pictures to get more information
Cloud Image Library, UCAR
Cloud Type Video, UCAR
Web Weather for Kids
Clouds, Ten Basic Clouds, NWS
Official worldwide standard for clouds, the following are definitions of the ten basic cloud types. Divided by their height the
Clouds, The Four Types NWS
Clouds- Why don't they fall out of the sky
Clouds: How did clouds get their names
Clouds: The Cloud BY PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
CO2: The Thermostat that Controls Earth's Temperature By Andrew Lacis — October 2010
How Can Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water? BrainStuff - HowStuffWorks BrainStuff - HowStuffWorks
At first, it sounds crazy -- wouldn't hot water take longer to freeze? Weirdly enough, the opposite is sometimes true. Join Laur
Hurricane vs Cyclone vs Typhoon
Hurricane vs. Tornado: What's the difference?
Comparison of Hurricane & Tornado by Storm Shield
Hurricane: When hurricanes collide: The Fujiwhara Effect
Hurricanes 101- National Geographic
Hurricanes are massive storms with deadly force. Find out how they form, and what's being done to better predict their impact.
Large Bodies of Water Effect on Climate SpartanEarthScience
Water has a high specific heat. This causes coastal areas to have a more mild climate than inland regions.
Seasons Song by "Have Fun teaching"
Animated song about the four seasons
Specific Heat Capacity of Water
The Chemistry of Water Yogith Reddy Tupakula
The Properties of Water RicochetScience
This four minute animation describes the properties of water that support life. These properties include solvency, cohesion and
The Water Cycle for Schools and Students: Advanced students
The Water Cycle for Schools: Beginner ages
The water cycle describes how Earth's water is not only always changing forms, between liquid (rain), solid (ice), and gas (vapo
The Water Cycle for Schools: Intermediate ages
Tornado: National Geographic Watch the birth of a tornado
Tornadoes 101- National Geographic
Tornadoes, nearly three-quarters of which occur within the U.S., are unpredictable and can cause massive damage. New tools and d
Tornados: How do tornados form
Water Cycle Song by "have Fun Teaching"
Animated Water Cycle Song
Weather 101- National Geographic
From heat waves and hailstorms to typhoons and tornadoes, our planet's weather can be intense. Learn what makes nature unleash h
Weathering and erosion
What causes weather? Notes video
Why does water expand when it freezes? Video
Why does ice float in the cool summer drink of your choice? And why don't ponds and lakes freeze from the bottom up, killing all