Merriam-Webster Word Central
Word Bank of the Top 1200 High Frequency Words
Text Features Practice
National Geographic: Natural Disasters
Context Clues Practice
Using Context Clues Rap-Flocabulary
Inside Mathematics-CCS Resources Grade Five
Arthur Benjamin, Mathemagician Video
IXL Math Practice-20 free practice problems allowed per day free of charge
Education.com-free worksheet practice and games
Math Facts Cafe-create your own fact practice (multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction)
Mad Minute Printables-random or mixed, doubles, and 2-12 fact practice
Fun Brain-number games
A Maths Dictionary
Cool Math 4 Kids
How Many? Units of Measure Dictionary
Study Jams! Solids, Liquids, and Gases
Flicks Adventures: Separation of Materials
KS2 Bitesize Science: Changing States of Matter
NEO K12: States of Matter
Enchanted Learning: Phases of Matter
Dirtmeister’s Science Lab: What is Matter? How does it change form?
States of Matter Crossword Puzzle (with answer key at bottom)
PHET Interactive Simulations: States of Matter
Solids, Liquids, and Gases: Science games and activities for kids
NYU.edu-What is Matter?
Chem4Kids: States of Matter
Solids and Liquids: What’s next?
Changing states: What’s next?
IXL.com-Conservation of matter
NASA-Glenn Research Center
Sphere Interactions-Geosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere, and Atmosphere
Other Online Resources
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Study Jams-Math and Science tutorials
Fun Brain-Grade Five
National Geographic for Kids
Sheppard Software-Lots of age appropriate activities in a variety of subjects
Wolfram Alpha-Homework Helper
Wonderopolis-Questions and Answers in a variety of subjects
The Kids Should See This-Amazingly interesting videos…must see!
Invent, Create, Build
PBS Kids ZOOM Build-Buiding ideas
PBS Kids Golburger to Go-Rube Goldberg
Tom’s Trap-o-matic-Help Tom catch Jerry
PBS KIds ZOOM Sci-Build experiments
PBS Kids Cafe ZOOM-Cooking ideas (Get permission first, please!)
PBS Kids ZOOM Phenom-Unusual experiments
DIY.org-Do-It-Yourself projects and ideas
Qtechknow-Projects, tutorials, and ideas with electronics
MakeyMakey-Interesting projets! Just check it out! 🙂
St. James School Math Club
5th grade students who enjoy a good challenge and are interested in actively exploring math in our lives are invited to join the St. James School Math Club.
Session #1 (Dates TBD) KenKen Puzzles
Session #2 (Dates TBD) Tessellations
Tessellations.org-DIY Paper Cut Method
Session #3 (Dates TBD) Cracking Ciphers/Secret Codes
Make and take secret codes
Session #4 (Dates TBD) Math and Your Body
Hop Like a Frog
Session #5 (Dates TBD) Probability “SKUNK”
The Game of SKUNK
Session #6 (Dates TBD) Pi and Math Magic
Math Facts- Kids Math Games Online
Interesting Number Facts- Kids Math Games Online
What’s Special About this Number
Math’s Interesting Facts- Make Me a Genius
Session #7 (Dates TBD) Logic/Toothpick Puzzles
Toothpick Puzzles packet
Brain Teasers- Grade 5
APlus Click- Logic Questions
Daily Dose Brain Teasers
All Math Club Meetings will take place from 12:20 to 12:40 in Deacon Hahn’s room (204).
Meeting #1 (October 30) KenKen
Meeting #2 (November 27) Tessellations
Meeting #3 (December 18) Cracking Ciphers/Secret Codes
Meeting #4 (January 29) Math and Your Body
Meeting #5 (February 26) Probability
Meeting #6 (March 19) Pi and Math Magic Tricks
Meeting #7 (April 30) Logic/Toothpick Puzzles
St. James Rocket Club
Join us as we learn all about Newton’s Third Law of Motion. Demonstrate your understanding and observe how Newton’s Third Law of Motion works by building and launching your very own model rocket!
Newton in the Driver’s Seat-video
What Goes Up, Must Come Down-video
Yes, I Am a Rocket Scientist-video
Safety Rules by Joshua Brown-former Arlington Heights resident
These videos and diagrams, along with others can be found on the Estes Rockets website.
St. James Rocket Club flyer
Click here for the Student Blog site.
In 2018 several of the SJS fifth-graders joined my Lovely Bride and I, and Mrs. Kelly and her husband, in a 5K run through downtown Arlington Heights. We did this to help the Rotary Club in their endeavors to help other people. That’s a cool thing…helping other people!
Another cool thing is we all dress up like Santa Claus for the run! Won’t you join us? The link below is to the registration page. Join our team…Great and Powerful Runners. Race on, Santa!
In late-August a couple SJS staff and their families got together to compete in a 5K obstacle course that raised money to battle Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Here are a couple of pictures from our competition. Won’t you consider joining us in 2020? Details regarding the registration process and website will be forthcoming in late-2019/early-2020. Let’s get MUCKY!