Tux Paint has become a fast favorite in our elementary schools, too.
Here are two of my favorite web sites for younger kids with lots of great interactive, educational activities:
BBC Schools, Primary: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/ BBC Schools also has interactive sites for older kids as well
Kidspiration is pricey and not within your current budget, but it is great for K - 2 kids. The PTO in one of our schools bought a building license for us a few years ago. We've recently updated the lab only in that school. There are other open source graphic organizers, but the templates and activities that come with Kidspiration are really good. The new version has some great math activities that match very well to our math curriculum.
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>>> Rick Hege <[log in to unmask]> 6/12/2008 12:35 PM >>>
My first grade teacher is looking for recommendations on software for
supplemental classroom work. Not a big budget, about $150. (Open to
free/open source programs as well, of course.)
However, she would really like to know what others who teach her age
range have found that is worthwhile and enjoyed by their students.
Specific subject matter is not a requirement, just worthwhile in the classroom.
Email me off list or have the appropriate teachers email me directly.
Townshend School District
PO Box 226
Townshend, VT 05353-0226