A Beginner's Garden of Chess Openings I suggest you set up your board at home and pick out 4 or 5 of these to work through and think about. Then choose one you like and "learn it" (memorize the first few moves). This may be difficult for a fourth grader, so don't feel bad if you decide to 'bail out.' | Chess | February 14, 2013 |

A Wrinkle in Time Study Guide for the book, with quizzes, vocabulary, and more. Some of it written more for teacher than student (you'll know...). | Highly Capable | February 27, 2013 |

Academic Skills Builder In computer lab, you may choose only single-player math games, unless I've said otherwise. | Math | February 4, 2013 |

Biography Links This is a very good source for biographical material. It is alphabetized...just click through the links to find who you are looking for. | Research | February 4, 2013 |

Bonk the Moles (multiplicaiton facts) The more difficult options are the same problems, but you have less time. | Math | February 4, 2013 |

Chess - easy strategy and tactic tips You can learn a lot here if you take one piece (heh heh) at a time.
| Chess | February 4, 2013 |

Chess Puzzles Many of these are quite difficult. Start with the mate in one move and mate in two move puzzles. You can learn a lot by doing this: 1) Think about the problem, and see if you can solve it; 2) play the solution and really study it 3) come back to the problem the next day and think about it again. Have fun!! | Chess | February 18, 2013 |

Chess Puzzles - easier Still not easy for a fourth grader, but learn as you go. I think you can get some of these if you think long enough. Or...think, give up, look at the solution, and then come back a day or two later and see if you can remember the solution. | Chess | February 9, 2013 |

Cobuild Student Dictionary Collins Cobuild Students Dictionary plus Grammar (Book & CD) (Paperback) | Reading | February 7, 2013 |

Cool Math SUMMERTIME: Fnd something you want to work on and something that is just fun. Go back and forth, rewarding yourself with the game for a few minutes of the skill work. | Math | February 4, 2013 |

Coordinates Coordinates practice (with Billy Bug) | Math | February 4, 2013 |

Equivalent fractions (harder Wait until 11/24 (at least) for this one | Math | February 5, 2013 |

facts practice facts practice! | Math | February 5, 2013 |

Fraction, Decimal, Percent Visual You can adjust and watch the fraction picture change. When you do this, take time to look at the number changes and think. Can you see or imagine equivalent fractions? Can you see the relationship between the decimal and the fraction shown? | Math | February 5, 2013 |

Highly Capable Challenge yourself! Look through the links on this website and see what gets your attention. | Highly Capable | February 17, 2013 |

King County Libary System Use this link to find books online from one of the largest library systems in the USA. If you need help because you forgot how to do this, go to the Foster Library and ask (mornings are best to avoid the crowd). | Reading | February 4, 2013 |

Landmarks on the Oregon Trail Look at the blue links on the bottom for places other than Fort Hall. | Social Studies | February 14, 2013 |

Learn to Type Online Login and set up an account. Use a password you won't forget. Write down somewhere or email it to yourself. | Highly Capable | February 4, 2013 |

Lexia login portal Your Lexia Username is the same as your Google Docs login. It is S....... < 7 numbers after the uppercase S. | Reading | September 18, 2013 |

matching fractions Begin with Level 1 | Math | February 5, 2013 |

Math Drills - Add; Subtract; Multiply; & Divide Use the menu at the bottom. I provide required times to get checked off. | Math | February 5, 2013 |

Math Man convert mixed number to improper fractions In class, you must first earn your ticket to do this by showing me the skill on paper quiz | Math | April 21, 2014 |

Military History of the United States This has links to all of the conflicts (wars) in which the United States has been involved. Look through them and click on ones that interest you. | Veterans Day | February 5, 2013 |

MORE award winning book lists... I have not yet delved into all of these, but it looks promising. | Reading | February 5, 2013 |

Multiplication Table and Tips | Math | February 16, 2013 |