Preschool Websites & Blogs:
A wonderful website full of ideas and activities to do with preschoolers. www.prekinders.com
Another wonderful preschool website full of great activities~ http://www.pre-kpages.com/
Preschool Themes at Little Giraffes website - http://littlegiraffes.com/teaching-ideas/themes/
I love all the updates that TeachPreschool posts on FB and her website is a great resource too~ http://www.teachpreschool.org/
I've recently discovered Activity Village and love some of their printables! "...thousands of free colouring pages, kids crafts, educational resources, puzzles, printables, jigsaws, sudoku and lots more fun, free activities for kids!" Normally I don't print many worksheet type activities but I love their 'how to draw' printables! http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/
One of my favorite sites to find quality (and free) printables to use with my themes is 2TeachingMommies. They're work is engaging for young kids - I love the number sequence puzzles, pattern sets, and matching activities!
Homeschooler blog for Tots that I love. Lots of great ideas for using tot trays, themes, lapbooks, and activity packs and she even hosts a weekly link up with a bunch of other 'tot school posts' http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.com/ForTots.html
Tot Tray inspiration through pictures. I love the ideas here because it make assembling activities for young preschoolers & tots so easy! http://lapbooksbycarisa.homestead.com/TraysforTots.html
Kindergarten Websites & Blogs:
I had the pleasure of finding Fran's blog this summer during a Math Work Stations Linky Party. I love her approach to teaching kindergarten and love reading humor her filled posts. She has lots of freebies on her blog, and great products to purchase at TpT. Check her out at http://www.kindergartencrayons.blogspot.com/
Who else is going to open up their weekly lesson plan books and give you a free 'Peek at my Week'? DeeDee does just that and the document is hyperlinked so with a click of a mouse you can have the same activity in your classroom! I read this each week and salivate over her variety of activities and organization! Definitely check out ~~ ://www.mrswillskindergarten.com/
Great free printables are availagle at: http://www.makinglearningfun.com/
Another wonderful kindergarten blogger who I've been following for the last year. Her weekly posts give great insights into teaching a variety of levels with a huge class size.
Primary Grades Websites & Blogs:
(still working on this list!)
Literacy - Reading & Writing Links:
Amazing resource of student center activities for all areas of literacy for grades K & 1. Click the links for the PDFs!
University of Virginia's PALS Activity Page - sorted by grade level and skill
Webbing Into Literacy - UVA
Our "Go To" Sites:
Our "go-to" websites when the kiddos want to 'play on the computer'! (See the other Page, websites for kids on my blog for even more ideas!)
http://www.abcya.com/ - my top pick for free education games for kindergarten - 5th grade.
http://www.starfall.com/ - one of the first sites that my son used and he still enjoys it today!
http://www.cookie.com/ - great games for ages 3-7 years old
Dolch Word Games - http://www.dolchword.net/
My son especially liked the word blender -
Phonics games for K-6
High frequency words:
Fuzzy Lion Ears - matching beginning sounds
Pounce- matching short vowel words
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ A great collection of activities and lessons.
http://nlvm.usu.edu The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives is a goldmine of resources.
http://www.oswego308.org/assets/5/elementary_tl/GamesFirstGrade.pdf Math Games - 41 page document.
http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/math/geometry.php Geometry Lessons and Free Printables
http://mrstsfirstgradeclass-jill.blogspot.com/ This blog often has great printables for first grade math skills.
Arts & Crafts Links:
http://dltk-kids.com/ "DLTK's Crafts for Kids features a variety of fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of our children's favorite cartoon characters. "
http://www.funhandprintart.blogspot.com/ -- any craft using handprints or footprints will be a keepsake!