Good Websites for Home
Here at my school we just finished up our spring parent/teacher conferences and I had several parent ask me for websites, games or things they can do with their kids over the summer. I’m planning on putting together a little letter or brochure with a list of websites and games to send home to help my parents out. While I have a couple of favorites that I really like they are mostly math related, so I figured I’d send out an SOS to Bloggerland and see if you guys have any suggestions (either math or reading) for good websites or simple games for kids to practice at home over the summer.
Here are my favorites!
I love, love, love this site, and the best thing is my kids love it too! This is the big one I pushed last summer and it was the coolest thing when I ran into one of my students over the break and he was so excited to tell me that he had mastered all his subtraction facts.
I love this site for several reasons: each student moves along at their own pace and the smiley faces they get for answering questions quickly and correctly at very motivating. Students can do this at school and at home and since each session is fairly short it’s not overwhelming. The program is self paced, corrects students if they answer incorrectly and sends weekly class reports, all of which make my life a little easier.
I have lots of success with this program and I love how easy it is to use. Check it out!
I just discovered Tenmarks this school year so this will be my first summer test. I’ve been happy with the results so far during the school year though this sight isn’t as hands off as Extramath is. It is by no means complicated but you do have to select assignments for students to complete if you want scores. They can pick different skills and just practice it though and it does track mastery of skills. It’s for grades 1-10 and you can select topics from previous grades if students need extra practice. It has video mini lessons for every skills and provides students with hints if they need help. I think it’ll be good summer practice and students earn games after so many practice sessions, which has been really motivating for my guys. I even have kids ask to come practice during inside recess!!!