Teachers share a lot!
In the spirit of sharing I would like to pass along some of the fantastic, helpful websites that others have shared with me.
For starters, our school's library website is chock full of incredible activities. Once you have clicked over to the homepage look the Free and Recommended Software Downloads for PreK-6 header for Tux Type - Learn to Type. It reminds me of the old Atari Space Invaders game only here a penguin is trying to type his way to either catch fish or shoot down aliens. I must admit that it is fun, even for a grown man. There are many fun, educational links on this page so if you have the time go exploring.
For games, coloring pages, videos and more with popular children's book characters visit pbskids.org. I'll give a special shout out to the Curious George Pogo-A-GoGo game! Children develop computer skills, such as using a mouse, without any stress.
Between the Lions for books you can read along with and tips for parents.
There are many websites that allow you to print off traceable letter pages to give young ones a chance at handwriting practice. This link allows you to create your own sheets.
For a multitude of other nifty activities check here, here and here.
The one I use the most however is Starfall. They have lots of activities for students at varying readiness levels AND they have a Greek Myths section under the I'm Reading header!
The final website I'll offer up is called Reading A-Z. This is one that requires a fee. I have not used it that often but I know many, many teachers who L-O-V-E it.
If you have any other please pass them along.
Thanks to Cheritha, Dawn, Sara, Mark and Rani for your contributions.