Middle School Preapproved Websites

For the near future, we are going to take a break from gaming during free time. Until further notice, middle school will visit this page when looking for activities to do during breaks.

Some of the activities are connected to bigger websites that host more games. The ones you have permission to use are the ones listed here. As the grading period progresses, I will add more sites.

Accelerated Reader

Discovery Education Cellular Respiration Activity

Time for Kids Hispanic Heritage Month

Scholastic Meet Famous Latinos

Scholastic Hispanic Heritage Month Main Menu

Smithsonian Heritage Month – take the virtual tour. Also, use headphones.

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Preapproved Websites

Below are a list of sites that are preapproved for use at school. You must be finished with work and have your teacher’s permission to play games before visiting them. Visiting any sites that are not approved can result in loss of computer privileges.

***UPDATE – Turtle Diary is no longer pre-approved. 

Kindergarten – Fourth Grade:

abcya.com

PBS Kids (plan to use headphones with this one. The games require listening to instructions.

Starfall

Knowledge Adventure

Poptropica

Spelling City

Code Monster I recommend this game for 3rd and up.

Math Playground

Dance Mat Typing

Digital Dialects

Cool Math Games. – this one works for now. If the plug-ins quit, go to abcya.com 5th grade, strategy and skills games. Same games, better hosting. It plays nicer with Chromebooks.

Middle School:

Code.org

Discovery Ed

Fun Brain

Poptropica

Christmas Bounce Game You’re welcome. Current top score is 1450. If you can beat that score (and prove it), there might just be a prize in it for you.

Code Monster

Cookie Clicker  Approval for this one will depend on you. It is very, very rough on the mouse pad on the computer. The repeated clicks will wear it out. If it’s a game that is played too often, approval will be revoked.

Coolified Math This one has provisional approval. The games seem okay, just not very educational. Don’t abuse the privilege of having this game on the preapproved list.

If you have websites and games you would like me to consider for this list, please put them in the comments. I’m looking primarily for games that are educational and they must be appropriate for school (no violence or other inappropriate stuff). I also steer clear of games that are heavy on advertising. If you think you’ve got a winner, list it below, and I’ll have a look.

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Journalism Club

The school year has gone by so quickly! I’m feeling rather reflective. How about you?

Your assignment today is to write a short piece (about 250 words) about your school year. What were the high points? What were the lows? What do you want to be different next year?

First three steps are always the same:

  1. Create a Google Doc
  2. rename it with your name and “2017”
  3. SHARE IT WITH ME!

Now you are ready to write. This is a more personal piece than we have done before. You can be funny, or you can be serious. The choice is yours. Or you may do one of each.

If you would rather this assignment remain private, please say so in your doc. Otherwise, it may be shared as our last hurrah. I can’t wait to read what you have written.

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May the Fourth Be With You

It’s STAR WARS DAY! And Star Wars is awesome (if we can forget that Jar Jar Binks ever existed)! So we’re going to do some Star Wars Coding! You’re welcome.

Get to Dooku’s Hideout (on Scratch)

Build a Galaxy

Fun, right? Not a Star Wars fan? That’s okay. You can try any of the other coding activities that the chromebooks will allow.

Code.org

Enjoy!

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