Science This is a great
site that offers experiments and practice with two of our science units
(States of Matter & Earth Materials). There are also
math and language arts practice games here!
The U.S. Navy has a site showing the phases of Earth's moon.
More science games, videos and applets from the British Broadcasting
Got time to kill? Watch some of the neatest science
documentaries ever produced by PBS, on NOVA.
AAAS Science Netlinks The
American Association for the Advancement of Science has lesson plans,
science club ideas and projects, a calendar with important dates
in science history, and the latest science news. Federal Education Resources The federal government is consitutionally not relevant to local
public education, but they put together a wealth of science and math
resources offered for free.
Planet Quest NASA offers images from the Hubble Space Telescope with simulators and games to play and learn about planets.
Math AAA Math This
is a math practice site that is a little harder to navigate,
it has some great practice skills at grade level. It's like
worksheets online! Study
Island This site is used by all
Holt Public School elementary school technology teachers.
Students use it weekly and can log in to practice different
content area skills. Kidsnumbers Really fun games using basic math skills for that practice we need to reach automaticity!
Drexel University maintains this site with a bevy of math
questions and explanations, like mini-lessons from a teacher to give
you more than one way to understand a concept or operation.
Parent "New Math" Training - February 2010
This is an MP4 recording of a parent seminar I led in
February 2010 teaching parents how to do the algorithms and the reasons
why we are teaching these new methods, to keep children from being
confused. If the recording is helpful, please ask me for a
handout from this session that's even more helpful or let's schedule an appointment to walk through the math together!
Dad's Worksheets I
wish I was the dad who created a ton of
skills-practice worksheets and posted them online for free! Check
out this awesome site to get all the remedial and/or teaching practice
you need at home, over the summer, and you may see these in school from
time to time.
is worth the free account to give your kids an interactive module of
drill-and-kill in operations. Kids need better whole number
automaticity and this site provides plenty of fun practice.
The Kahn Academy The
Kahn Academy has a collection of nearly 3,000 instructional videos
teaching concepts in math, science, finance, and...history!
IXL Math This
site is full of math practice exercises at all elementary grade levels.
It was recommended to me by students in Mrs. Fowler's 4th grade
classroom from . Her students found my cool links page as they
worked on a research project and emailed to see if I would actually add
a link to my page. That is what authentic learning and
Sutterlearn is all about! Thank you for making Sutterlearn.com
better Mrs. Fowler's class!
Social Studies Biography 4 Kids Here is a good site with biographical coverage of many important people. Ben's Guide Here you will find some social
studies games that you can print and play online, created and hosted by
the United States government...tax dollars at work. Have fun,
because you OWN these games!
This is a really cool
site that has all of our classroom spelling lists loaded
to play a much larger variety of games, tests, and teaching activities.
To find our lists, Click on "Find a List", then type in my name:
Walt Sutterlin and off you go!
Reading BookAdventure.org Students register for free, read books, take quizzes and
earn points for cool prizes they can pick!
Grade Skills Site This site has just about everything from
grammar to math
for fourth graders. A few clicks away and you can find other
A fun vocabulary challenge that actually
earns food for the hungry thanks to the United Nations!
This is a decent site published by a district
Kansas. There are some good activities for practicing
Technology Mrs. Freed's Technology Site Mrs. Freed is our former technology teacher and now one of my fellow fourth-grade teachers. She has created a
with cool links to verified-safe applications that kids can use
online for learning and fun! Classroom
This is the link to our classroom blog for students to interact online.
It is password protected so only our team can participate, but
you still never share any personal information on the Internet!
Seskin is the
most inspirational songwriter I know. I listen to his music
I'm having a bad day and he always reminds me of the good in the world.
I use a number of his songs and philosophy in my teaching.
and Linda Williams are a country/folk duo I've followed since
childhood. Their harmonies cut to my soul and their melodies
always make me want to sing.
If you're fond of island and lowlands living or you simply have
impeccable taste in art, you will delight in the creations of master
craftsman Chase Allen. Chase is my very best friend in the world
and has a unique story and life. Read about him on this site and
consider decorating with one of his pieces!
Playing For Change is an organization that I have supported since
stumbling across a viral video of Grandpa Elliot in November 2008.
records musicians across the world, then edits those videos together to
make musical compilations that will knock your socks off as they pull
your heart onto your sleeve. Funds
they raise go to support music education and children throughout the
world. In June 2009, I traveled to New Orleans to find the street
singer who attracted me to this organization, Grandpa Elliott.
Unfortunately, he was on tour with PFC that week and not in New
Orleans, but a local shopkeeper took my number and within a few weeks,
I received a call from Grandpa himself. He has since agreed to
join our classroom via phone to talk with our kids about music, peace
and the world beyond ourselves.