Ideas from teachers, administrators & parents
Compiled by Advocates for Education of Whitefish Bay
Various science units, grades K-7
STC Middle School Science
Various science units, grads 6-8
MS Math, various HS Math, HS World History,
and US History
Holt, Rinehart, Winston
History Alive/Social Studies Alive
Grades 1-7 Social Studies/History
The National Archives
“Helping Your Child”
From the U.S. Department of Education
ESL Online Writing Lab - Purdue University
Resources for students who are learning English as a second language
Healthy Communities Project
Based in Whitefish Bay
Open Enrollment: Weighing Costs & Benefits
by Lisa Sink Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
How Not to Talk to Your Kids
by Po Bronson New York Magazine
School ratings, Health & Development, Academics and Activities, Learning Disabilitites, Improve Your School, etc.
Advocates specific content in each subject area, consistent from school to school.
Site critical of Everyday Math and other “new math” curricula.
Note: AFE does not necessarily endorse the views found in these items.
From Joy Carter & Donna Malone, Cumberland:
This is a website for younger children. It is good for practicing letter sounds and reading stories.
From Mark Yanisch, Middle School science teacher:
How Stuff Works
Great site for science and more! Explanations and graphics do a great job of explaining concepts in science, social studies, and beyond. The site is easy to search. Articles have a good set of related links.
The Why? Files
This UW project explains the science behind the news. Searches are easy and effective.
Truth or Fiction
Great place to check the stories that people forward via e-mail. Stories are classified as "Truth,” "Unproven,” or "Fiction.”
The Nine (8) Planets
They haven't changed the address, but the formal name is the eight planets. Great place to check out facts/statistics about each planet, and other solar system objects.
NASA and US Geological Survey
Great places for science information. NASA has super space and atmosphere information. The USGS has great weather, storms, earthquakes, volcanoes, and other earth science topics. Both are easily searchable.
Sign up for the free trial, and explore. Animated clips cover science, social studies, English, math, technology, health, and arts/music. Great for grades 3-9.
Ask an Expert
This site is a directory of various “Ask An Expert” links. The links go to experts in the field. Worth a try for those questions that aren't on other web sites.
Weather Underground has the best radar, etc. around. Great site!
The Weather Channel
Great site for local weather, articles on storms, etc. They do a nice job with current events.
From Lisa Roberts, Richards librarian:
ALA Great Web Sites for Kids
I like this site because, as a librarian, I am a member of the ALA and use their site frequently. This site features links to many different websites for children on a variety of topics, all chosen by librarians for good reason. Most of the sites are fun, informative, interesting and family-oriented. I especially enjoy the Museum of Modern Art/Children site. It's a very hands-on site and my fifth grade students love it!
From Melissa Cook, high school art department chair:
My high school students like this site for looking at famous art. The work is appropriate for high school students as well as some younger students. However, I would encourage parental supervision, because when visiting any art site like the Met or the Louvre, there may be some art work including nudity. Some parents might find this unacceptable for younger students. I use the site when researching artists and their work. It also has some very nice links to additional sites for individual artists. This site is used by universities and professional art history researchers as well as students.
From Donna Malone, Cumberland:
About the latest in special education laws, and also has great on line support for parents.
From Terry Copeland, high school health:
These are some of my favorite health class websites. Some are obvious health info but most are making the world a healthier, happier place.
Note: Advocates for Education of Whitefish Bay does not endorse the content of any website.
Whitefish Bay Schools Curriculum
The Whitefish Bay Instruction Office is at www.wfbschools.com.
Select the “District Office” link. Then choose “Director of Curriculum and Instruction.”
North Shore Parent Network (NSPN)
If you are a parent, educator or professional interested in the special educational needs of all students in the North Shore schools, please consider joining the North Shore Parent Network.
The NSPN Objective: Like all parents, we are raising our children to be productive, contributing citizens. The mission of the North Shore Parent Network is to facilitate collaboration in our communities among parents, administrators, staff and citizens to continue to explore and implement options for children with differences in accomplishing that goal.
Please contact Terri Hart-Ellis at email@example.com to be added to the NSPN email distribution list for notice of upcoming meetings, trainings, resources and other events in the area.
North Shore Parent Network
PACE3 (Parents Advocating for Cultural Equality and Educational Excellence) supports parents of minority students of the Whitefish Bay School District as they:
PACE3 , P.O. Box 170407, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217-8306 firstname.lastname@example.org
317 E. State Capitol
Madison, WI 53707
N88 W16621 Appleton Ave. Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Room 5 North
P.O. Box 8953
Madison, WI 53708
To find your legislator use the state website
Chair of Senate Education Committee
Luther Olsen Sen.Olsen@legis.wisconsin.gov
Room 123 South
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882
Fax: (608) 267-4350
Chair of Assembly Education Committee
Room 15 West
P.O. Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708
(608) 266-8530 Or
Fax: (608) 282-3627
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
e-mail discussion for the state's PK-12 education community. (This is a listserve to which you can subscribe.)
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