Resources for Kindergarten

  •  This site provides activities for reading, math, science, colors, and the arts.
  • Intel Teach Elements Units for K-2:  This site provides multiple units based on Understanding by Design. 

    • Healthy Eating: Are We What We Eat?: Are we really what we eat?  Grade: K-2, Science, Math  Primary students investigate the age-old adage: You are what you eat. Students plan a healthy diet, create slideshow presentations to show how to make healthy food choices, learn about the food pyramid, interview classmates about food choices, and create a graph based on information gathered. Most importantly, students learn about how to make healthy food choices to live a long, healthy life.
    • Meet the Bears: Are we like other animals?  Grade: 2, Science, Mathematics   How many of ME would it take to outweigh a polar bear? Primary students look at bears from all angles and apply math and measurement skills to compare themselves with their furry friends.
    • Monster Swap: How can I communicate so others will understand?
      Grade: 1-3, Language Arts  Primary students give their imaginations a workout by creating unique monsters. They then hone their writing skills by writing descriptions for cyber pals who will try to re-create the students’ terrible beasts!
    • Multimedia Morning Mania: How do we make meaning with symbols?  Grade: K-2, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science  A multimedia slideshow focuses young students' attention on academics as they arrive at school. The interactive presentation offers an engaging and entertaining way to introduce and reinforce important concepts and skills.
    • My Family: Past, Present, and Future: How will I make a difference?  Grade: 2, Social Studies, Mathematics   Students in grade two explore the lives of actual people who make a difference in their everyday lives and differentiate between events that happened long ago and events that happened yesterday by studying their family histories.
    • Pondwater and Pollywogs: Why do people say, “There is no place like home”?  Grade: K-2, Life Science   Primary students rear frogs from eggs and share their expertise in an informative brochure for visitors at a new amphibian exhibit at the local zoo.
    • Seasoning the School Year: How does the world change during the year?  Grade: K-2, Science  Grade school botanists and climatologists investigate seasonal changes, and create class books for the National Arbor Day Foundation.
    • Teacher's Pet: Do animals and humans need each other?  Grade: 2-3, Science
  • Intel Unit Plans Integrating Technology:  Developed by teachers, this showcase includes a collection of exemplary unit and lesson plans that integrate technology into classroom projects. These plans aligns to standards and promotes higher-order thinking using curriculum-framing questions, authentic project tasks, effective instructional strategies, and performance assessment.
  • IPad Apps  - Most are free!  Check out this page of additional I Pad sites.
  • KidZone - Kindergarten:  This site provides students opportunities in alphabet recognition and printing practice, math, reading, and science as well as thematic units.
  • Little Bits:  This is a STEM site for promoting creativity in your kids.
  • Math Interactive Site for Smartboard Use - Grades K-5  This site was compiled by the Oak Street Elementary in the Plattsbrgh City School District in New York.

    MathMagic: Each grade band directory has links to plain text files that can be viewed online (or downloaded) and to MS Word documents that can be downloaded. 

  • Online Geoboard  Students can create/manipulate shapes like they would on a real geoboard.
  • PT21 - Math Map  Developed through a year-long collaborative process, this map illustrates the integration of mathematics and 21st century skills.  It provides concrete examples of the 21st century skills and how they can be integrated into your math class.
  • Spelling City:  The mission of this site is efficient learning of literacy skills and word study.
  • StoryBots Classroom  features a library of content that includes 150 videos, 90 books, and most recently, a full suite of classroom tools and standards-aligned kindergarten math games and activities.
  • StoryLine OnLine The Screen Actors Guild foundations brings you this web site, an on-line streaming video program featuring SAG members reading children’s books aloud.  Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas. 
  • Word Girl:  PBS provides games, videos, and characters.
  • XtraMath  Free web-based program can be used at school and at home for practice of the basic facts to increase speed and accuracy. Teachers can individualize student fact practice program, track student progress and print flyers to go home.
  • Zoodle Games:  With these games, kindergartners learn important concepts in matching, reasoning, strategic thinking, and much more.

This page was created on May 26, 2017.