Saturday, May 25, 2013

Dinosaur Facts, Printables, Fossil Hunt Game

Dinosaur Facts to Learn

Printables to Color

Interactive Fossil Hunting Game

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Create Your Own "I Spy" Interactive "game"

Create Your Own 

select a background,
select a riddle,
select your I spy objects and place 
them on the background.
Submit it and share it online!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Classical Music Resource - Instruments & Their Sounds

Music and the art should be an integration into everyday learning, but as it is often phased out of classrooms we as parents and educators have to take action to make this education happen. Every resource for arts and music is invaluable so please feel free to share yours with our community here so that many children may benefit! Here are only a few that I have to start us off, and there will be MANY more to come.


is a cool resource for classical music.

They have a page that describes and shows 

Musical Instruments

The great majority of musical instruments fall readily into 

one of six major categories: 

bowed strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, keyboard, 
and the guitar family, the first four of which form the basis 
of the modern symphony orchestra. 

Check it out with your child. . . 

then go to SFS KIDS SUPER COOL Music Site 

and experiment online
with the 

This is last one is a favorite so I am going to let you go straight to the site to get
a ton of brilliant lesson plans and idas for teaching 
toddlers and preschoolers 
about music. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

All Things Sea Turtle - Teacher & Student Resources Online

Welcome to the dapper school house resource page for 


Please add more of your own in the comment section to share with others!
teacher resource page with all things and activities sea turtles. 

Nat Geo Kids
Facts, Photos, Maps, e-cards and Video

View Sea Turtles in the Rescue Hospital in Real Time at the
Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation

Six species of sea turtles in oceans around the United States
 are either threatened or in danger of extinction: 
Leatherback, Loggerhead, Green, 
Hawksbill, Kemp's Ridley, and Olive Ridley
You can also play the online game "Quest to the Nest".

AWESOME Web Quest 
about Sea Turtles for 4th, 5th and 6th graders

High Quality & FUN Printable pdf Activity Book 
from the
Caribbean Conservation Corporation

Monday, May 13, 2013

NASA Kids Club Interactive Online Learning & FUN

The NASA KIDS CLUB is a really fun site for kids elementary school ages. There are cool sound effects that make the experiences realistic and exciting. There are tons of interactive games at 5 different skill levels. Many of the games are math based such as "Addition Blast Off" so that you can incorporate this technology into your math and space units where appropriate. There are photos and history blurbs about past flights and crews. Your child can find out his/her age and weight on the different planets and moons. Puzzles, coloring sheets and the normal resources are all there too, with special sections featuring Elmo and Buzz Lightyear. 

This site is really fun and interactive.

It is great for all elementary grades. 

It has cool sound effects that make the whole experience 
more realistic and exciting. 

Check out the Teachers Area to design your lessons
and let your child check out the fun. . . 

Your child sits at the space station to choose the activities.

They choose a difficulty level from 1 - 5

Then they choose a game, such as

where your child picks from a list of places to visit such as
Niagara Falls, Strait of Gilbralter or Cape Cod
then gets an Arial view and a written description of the geographic terms. 

I also like Addition Blast Off
where your child picks from a grid of numbers to find as many 
numbers that add up to the number shown in the moon.
The more numbers used, the more points your child gets AND you 
have to hurry because the timer is counting down!

and so much MORE!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Learn Types of Poetry & Generate Ideas

Teaches the many different types of Poetry
Fuels your imagination for writing It!

Haiku - Cinquain - Free Verse - Limerick 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Science of Weather & Meteorology - Online Resouce

Thanks to this Fascinating Site at Scholastic

Children can Learn about Weather Through

Gathering Data

Kids can Track Clouds in the Sky,
 Experiment with Weather Tools, 
Explore Climate Conditions, 
and Forecast the Weather! 

Lesson Ideas, Projects, Printables and MORE

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Make Your Own Comic - Writing & Creating

Do you have a child that is passionate about art but not so enthusiastic about reading and writing? Perhaps they could use some exciting motivation to engage in learning that feels  more like a game! Or maybe your child loves to read and write and needs more creative outlets to express themselves. I found a brilliant site where children can create their own comic strips and it is really fun! Give your child the opportunity to combine technology and creativity while having a blast writing for fun! 

Make Your Own Comic
by Graphix
Choose Your Own Theme