Classroom web pages are becoming a popular source of innovative
support and motivation for students, teachers, library media specialists
and parents. The online article Web
Page Creation Supports Student Reading, Writing, and Learning in a Variety
of Ways provides links to webpages from schools,
library media centers, classrooms, home school environments and even by
children themselves. The article's author, Joyce Melton Pages, explains
a variety of ways in which web pages can support children's language and
literacy. Below, you'll find a list of classroom web pages in Kindergarten
and Grade 1 that exemplify a web page's many styles and purposes in the
Kindergarten Classroom Web Pages:
Kindergarten at Royal Oaks (great publishing
ideas for literature response activities with Eric Carle, bear adventures,
and age appropriate Internet Links)
Gang Kindergarten Class (lists links by topic or by monthly themes)
- Mr. Darland's Kindergarten Class has photographs of classroom activities, fun things to make and do, great links, and more.
Shaynee's Kindercourt from San Carlos, CA
has an organized list of thematic unit resources and classroom activities.
Baston's Kindergarten Website from Wiscasset, Maine includes lots
of text and photos about projects written at a beginning reader's level
and a great class newsletter updated weekly.
- Mrs. Buchel's Kindergarten from offers a list of great links, ideas for parents and teachers, and instructions for great projects to make.
Franchi's Kindergarten from Saratoga Springs,
New York includes class project
ideas and a resource for teachers wanting to design their own webpages.
Newman's Kindergarten from Pensacola, Florida
features some very unique interdisciplinary reading and writing projects.
Welshan's Kindergarten Class (nice integration
of books, Internet and activities)
First Grade Classroom Web Pages:
- First Steps by Ken
Hughes has lots of content pages created for
1st graders and interactive writing samples
- Mr. Fontanella's Kindergarten and First Grade Class f rom Juneau, Alaska features a class on-line alphabet book, student work, and projects.
- Mrs. Dunkerly's Class has a great section on word wall activities and fun learning websites for kids.
- Mrs. Hall's Class: Visit the Publishing Express to read stories written by first graders in her class.
- Mrs. Healey's Class includes a section to meet the students (and see their self-portraits!), tour the classroom, see the schedule of a typical day, and learn what the students have been working on.
- Mrs. McGowan's
First Grade Class has lots of links to projects and resources; check
out her own list of First
Grade classroom webpages as well.
- Mrs. Ross' First
Grade has fun projects, sight word resources, and a list of recommended
links for first graders.
Street First Grade: great ideas for technology integration and extension
- Mrs. Price's
First Grade Website from Scottsdale, Arizona include some exciting
responses to what they've studied this year
Rowland's First Grade Webpage from Washington includes great webquest
ideas, thematic activities, a monthly author study and more.
Schmidt's Place for Spot and the Gang from
Willingboro, New Jersey welcome you to view the many first grade Internet
projects they participate in, a list of their cyberbuddies and even
an online writing portfolio for each student.
- Mrs. Tonnessen's Busy Bees from Chester, New Jersey
Second Grade Classroom Web Pages:
Christian School: literature based word study and vocabulary activities,
plus great teacher-designed links at bottom to famous leaders and holiday
Primary School in the United Kingdom is an award-winning website
with many incredible examples of school children's work
West End School Elementary Projects: many powerful examples of what
can be done using the Internet (visit their homepage
for more ideas)
Coats' Corner from Wisconsin includes writing
and art samples from students and links for parents and other teachers.
Elliot's Second Grade includes links to many more K-3
Jacoby's Frog and Toad Road from Arlington,
Massachusetts has more ideas than could ever be mentioned.
- Mrs. Jacoby's Window to Our World showcases her class' newest work and Internet projects. Stop by and visit this interactive classroom site.
Nash's Class from Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
features collaborative and non-collaborative Internet projects and student
work published in many formats.
- Mrs. Swafford's Class: chosen by our colleagues at the University of Connecticut as an outstanding example of a second grade classroom website.
Hills School: some great examples of original
age-appropriate information created by primary school children during
their study of Backyard
and much more.
- Sunnyside School's Primary Multiage Class of First and Second Graders partners up with the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) to participate in a Global Art Project where students are exchanging artwork with other schools in Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, China, and other countries around the world.
This page last updated May, 2007.