Check out these websites to visit from my School/Home Connections column in the Elementary Reader
October 29, 2008
NYOS kids LOVE Math! Here’s a website full of math games, brain benders, puzzles and coloring sheets all about math. Visit this site with your child and play a few games together.
November 19, 2008
Check out http://pbskids.org its packed full of games, music, videos and learning based on your child’s favorite PBS shows.
December 3, 2008
Check out these holiday websites to learn more about other holidays:
January 21, 2009
Check out http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com. Tons of great facts about the presidential inauguration, Martin Luther King and more!
February 3, 2009
Check out http://pbskids.org/sagwa/ for great games, stories and background on Chinese New Year! It’s the Year of the Ox in 2009! GUNG HAY FAT CHOY!
February 18, 2009
Visit www.loveandlogic.com for great tips on parenting. Sign up for their Weekly e-newsletter with great tips.
March 3, 2009
Many of you celebrated Earth Day this week with your children. Check out this site for tons of fun activities for Earth Day and for Science every day!
September 3, 2009
Kids USA Survey: The math project where Kids Votes Count!
Check out this website where your kids can vote and see how their votes stack up against kids all across the USA. They may want to write their own survey!
November 3, 2009
Check out the website above. There are fun recipes for cooking together with your kids. Cooking with your kids is an excellent way to teach measurement, following directions and nutrition!
November 11, 2009
Many of our students are learning about patriotism just in time for Veteran’s Day on November 11th. Check out the website above for cool activities and learning about our country and our veterans.
November 12, 2009
To learn more about the Pennies for Peace project and discuss it with your child. Go to the link above.
January 13, 2010
Check out the above website for tons of great ideas on science fair projects. Be sure and read over the science fair packet sent home with your child. It has specific directions on how to record the scientific process.
February 7, 2010
This website is a great place to practice your spelling words. It has tons of games and different ways to help you study. Some of our teachers have their spelling words listed on it.
April 2, 2010
Check out these websites on Earth Day which is on April 22nd every year. There are crafts and learning pages as well as beautiful pictures of our earth.
May 13, 2010
Looking for an educational, air conditioned, fun place to take the kids this summer? Check out the Bob Bullock State of Texas History museum. Enough fun to last a whole day! (link to museum info above)
July 14, 2010
Involved Parents Equals Positive Outcomes in Elementary School
A new study published in the journal Child Development indicates that elementary school children show less problem behaviors and more positive
social attributes when parents are involved in their education. These findings reveal the significant impact parents can have on the social development of children during elementary school.
Read the press release at:
August 10, 2010
Check out our local public libraries. The website above contains information about locations, special programs and how to obtain a library card.
Sept. 1, 2010
Our library resources are available to you at home!
Check out this great resource from home. Click on the link above. The User Name is: nyos-magnolia. The password is: books. Your child can access a library of books to read online. Happy reading!
Oct. 12, 2010
Check out this fun website with all types of Math games!
November 3, 2010
Check out this website with Thanksgiving poems. Maybe your family will write a poem or read one as a new tradition.
December 1, 2010
Want to improve your child’s keyboarding skills? Check out this website with fun typing games.
January 6, 2011
Visit this page with your kids. It contains tons of sites to visit and learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.
February 3, 2011
Chinese New Year is on February 3rd this year. It starts with the New Moon on the first day of the New Year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. Check out this website with cool activities and interesting facts about Chinese New Year.
March 2, 2011
Looking for something different to do over Spring Break? Why not check out this fabulous museum dedicated to our Mexican-American history in Texas.
April 5, 2011
Raising a young engineer? Check out Engineering Saturdays at the Austin Children’s Museum. The next one is April 9, 2011.
May 5, 2011
Do you have a History buff in the family? Head to Pioneer Farms in Central/East Austin for a Civil War reenactment on May 20th - 22nd. Follow this link for more info. http://www.txcwcivilian.org/henkel.html