• Learning Links


    These sites are recommended for elementary aged children.  Please be aware that once you click onto any of these sites, you are leaving the Lafayette and Wayne Schools sites. We are not responsible for their content or any other links they may provide.  Please ensure that your child uses the internet appropriately.


    Wayne Alliance

    http://www.waynetownship.com/alliance.htm

    Created in 1990, the Wayne Alliance is dedicated to the promotion of safe, healthy and responsible lifestyles through:

    • Prevention
    • Intervention
    • Education


    Pandemic Flu Planning Checklist for Individuals and Families

    You can prepare for an influenza pandemic now.  You should know both the magnitude of what can happen during a pandemic outbreak and what actions you can take to help lessen the impact of an influenza pandemic on you and your family. This checklist will help you gather the information and resources you may need in case of a flu pandemic.



    Noodletools

    http://www.noodletools.com

    NoodleTools is a suite of interactive tools designed to aid students and professionals with their online research. From selecting a search engine and finding some relevant sources, to citing those sources in MLA or APA style, NoodleTools makes online research easier!


    Ask Jeeves

    http://www.ask.com

    Ask.com's innovative search technologies deliver fast and relevant information for millions of people every day.



    World Book Encyclopedia

    http://www.worldbookonline.com

    The premier online reference source--containing every article from the 22-volume print set plus thousands more. With state-of-the art multimedia, editor-reviewed Web sites, and more!


    50 States.com
    http://www.50states.com/

    Check here for links to web sites for all fifty states.


    Authors & Illustrators (Simon & Schuster)
    http://www.simonsays.com/subs/txtobj.cfm?areaid=183&pagename=authors_illustrators
    If it’s information on an author or illustrator that you require, this site has just what you need


    Avi’s Home Page
    http://www.avi-writer.com/
    Avi, author of such stories as The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Nothing But the Truth, and The Fighting Ground, answers questions and talks about his books.


    Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
    http://bensguide.gpo.gov
    Children and YAs from Kindergarten through grade 12 will find a variety of information about basic aspects of the United States and its government, such as how a bill becomes law.


    Berenstain Bears
    http://www.berenstainbears.com
    The official Berenstain Bears site, includes activities and lists of books.



    Beverly Cleary

    http://www.beverlycleary.com
    Learn all about this author and the many characters from her books. Then take a quiz to see how well you know them!



    Brain Gym

    http://braingym.com



    The Caldecott Medal Home Page

    http://www.ala.org/alsc/caldecott.html
    Read about the award books and their illustrators in the Official site. This medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.



    Coretta Scott King Awards

    http://www.ala.org/srrt/csking/
    Presented annually to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution published during the previous year.



    The Crayola Home Page

    http://www.crayola.com
    Everything you always wanted to know about crayons.

    Encarta Concise Free Encyclopedia
    http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/reference.aspx
    A free abridged version of Microsoft’s CD-ROM encyclopedia.



    Enchanted Learning

    www.enchantedlearning.com

    Enchanted Learning - Over 20,000 Web Pages



    Fact Monster.com

    http://www.factmonster.com
    Find information about a variety of subjects ranging from weather facts to homework help to quizzes and games.



    Fun Brain.com

    http://www.funbrain.com
    Who ever thought learning math could be so much fun? Test your math skills with these fun and interesting games. Includes some teacher and parenting resources.



    Gary Paulsen

    http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/special/kay/paulsen.html
    Here is the author of Hatchet, Dogsong, The Crossing, The Winter Room, and other great reads.



    Harry Potter

    http://www.scholastic.com/harrypotter/home.asp
    Scholastic has created a fun-filled site for Harry Potter fans of all ages. Click on this site and find a trivia game, a pronunciation guide, owl posts and more.



    How Stuff Works

    http://www.howstuffworks.com
    Learn how everything works. From digital cameras to identity theft, this site is a treasure trove of useful and searchable information.



    Jan Brett’s Home Page

    http://www.janbrett.com/
    You’ll find everything from trolls to armadillos on this author/illustrator’s page. She has created The Mitten, That Hat, Armadillo Rodeo, The Trouble with Trolls, and Berlioz the Bear.



    Katherine Paterson Web Site

    http://www.terabithia.com/
    The official site called Terabithia that explores the work of the author of Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Lyddie, and Jacob Have I Loved.



    Laura Numeroff's (very own) Web Site!

    http://lauranumeroff.com
    Visit Laura Numeroff's Web site to find out about her life, pets, and books. You can also find fun games and activities relating to her books.


    Lemony Snicket
    http://www.lemonysnicket.com
    As Lemony Snicket says, this site is filled with "dreadful images," "wretched information," and "unnerving games."



    Magic School Bus Page

    http://scholastic.com/MagicSchoolBus/home.htm
    What are Ms. Frizzle and her class doing now? This site encourages you to work with many aspects of the Magic School Bus Adventures.



    Narnia

    http://www.narnia.com
    This elegantly designed site devoted to C.S. Lewis's fantasy classics provides information about the books, the creatures and people of Narnia.



    NASA Kids

    http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/
    Learn space sciences at this site from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. With games, projects, news, this site seeks "to inform, inspire, and involve" children of all ages and reading levels.



    National Geographic Kids

    http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/
    National Geographic’s site for young readers is one of the best resources for information on the Net about the world, its people, and its wildlife. Not only can you read the newest edition of this magazine on-line, you can check out the contests, polls, games and even virtual adventures.



    The Newbery Medal Home Page

    http://www.ala.org/alsc/newbery.html
    Read about the best books and their authors in their official site. The award is given annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.



    PBS for Kids

    http://www.pbskids.org
    Games and activities connected to your favorite PBS programs, including Arthur, Between the Lions and Sesame Street. Also provides information for grownups on using the site.



    Robert Quackenbush

    http://www.rquackenbush.com/
    This site presents the author, his books, school visits, and workshops. His books include Henry Babysits, Sherlock Chick and the Giant Egg Mystery, and the Miss Mallard Mystery Series.



    Seussville

    http://www.seussville.com/seussville/
    The Cat in the Hat, Sam-I-Am, Horton and the Whos, and the rest of the Seuss characters welcome you to Seussville, Dr. Seuss’s playground in cyberspace. You can play games, chat with the Cat in the Hat, win prizes, find out about new Dr. Seuss books and CD-ROMs, and much, much more!



    Shel Silverstein

    http://www.shelsilverstein.com
    Listen to the author read his hilarious poems aloud accompanied by animated cartoons, make a bookmark, and download puzzles and more fun in a classroom poetry kit.



    Sounds of the World’s Animals

    http://www.georgetown.edu/cball/animals/animals.html
    Listen to recorded sounds of myriad animals—and learn the words for those sounds in many languages.



    The Arthur Page

    http://pbskids.org/arthur/
    For Arthur fans everywhere! This site is maintained by PBS and features games and children’s art. A very popular site for younger children who love the character created by Marc Brown.



    The Official Robert Munsch Website

    http://www.robertmunsch.com/
    Everything you need to know about the children’s author, Robert Munsch, from past class visits to unpublished works, you can find it all here.



    The Presidents of the United States of America

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/index.html
    List of internal links to each president of the United States. Includes photographs and links to other Web resources.



    The White House

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/
    Find out about the histories of the White House itself and pets in the White House. Write an e-mail message to the President, and more!



    Tomie DePaola

    http://www.tomie.com
    Find out about award-winning children's author and illustrator Tomie DePaola and the many books he has written and illustrated including "Bill and Pete" and "Strega Nona" on his official Web site.



    U.S. Mint for Kids

    http://www.usmint.com/kids/flashIndex.cfm
    H.I.P. Pocket Change is a fun, dynamic, and educational Web site developed by the U.S. Mint. Students can learn about U.S. history, coins, and the U.S. Mint. Activities include games, timelines, and teacher lesson plans.



    The World of Ben Franklin

    http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/rotten.html
    He became famous for being a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. Today, we honor Ben Franklin as one of our Founding Fathers and as one of America’s greatest citizens.



    Zoom Inventors and Inventions

    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors
    Learn how and when common items were invented, from adhesive tape to the zipper. Includes entries for both inventions and inventors.