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Gifted Testing (COGAT and IOWA)

Posted by michelle.sollicito on September 16, 2013 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I created a new channel on youtube to store all the cogat testing and iowa testing samples I find.. see below


Posted by michelle.sollicito on August 14, 2013 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

You can order any of these great science DVDs for free - no shipping cost either!!!

Great for older kids especially those who want to be doctors!" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

Lots of Educational Videos on one site!

Posted by michelle.sollicito on August 11, 2013 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I came across a gem of a site today.

Open Ed website see below, has a host of videos for all grade levels on Common Core Math, Common Core Language Arts, Common Core Social Studies, Next Generation Science Studies, Common Core Literacy, history and technical subjects etc." target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

These sites have great resources for many grades and subjects also:

Various worksheets at different grade levels on different topics

Automated tests on different grades/topics:

Online Field Trip 2 - Chattahoochee Nature Center

Posted by michelle.sollicito on July 15, 2013 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This set of videos takes you on a fascinating tour of the Chattahoochee Nature Center - especially see the Butterfly Festival vids towards the end..

Tour of the Discovery Center

Fun with Electron Microscopes


Chameleon and Tarantula (sound is bad)


Chameleon Magnets and Tarantula



Huge Caterpillar


Eastern King Snake


Julia's Monarch Butterfly


Butterfly tent

Online Field Trip 3 - Reptile Encounter

Posted by michelle.sollicito on July 13, 2013 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Two part field trip to a Reptile Center near Myrtle Beach (South of the Border)

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DVDs on Netflix for older kids

Posted by michelle.sollicito on June 6, 2013 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

For those who have the DVD membership on Netflix, but have older kids, the Standard Deviants dvds are great for educational purposes!

My Educational Videos Channel!

Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 29, 2013 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I have reorganized my YouTube page so that now you can see all the playlists I have created for all the different types of educational videos.  I have also added substantially to the list!  Tell the kids its really easy to skip to the next video if there are any they don't like! ;-)

Here is the page

Here are the shortcuts to some of the best playlists

2nd grade vids

First grade vids

Kindergarten vids



Upper elementary education (3rd grade plus)


Teamwork, traits and personal safety




Online Field Trip 1 - Tellus museum pt 1

Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 14, 2013 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Can't afford the time or money to go on Field Trips? Take a Virtual Field trip to Tellus Museum by clicking below!!

Tellus Field Trip Pt 1

Tellus Field Trip Pt 2

Tellus Field Trip Pt 3

Tellus Field Trip Pt 4

Tellus Field Trip Pt 5

Some of my favorite educational websites

Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 10, 2013 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Here are some of my favorite websites for educating kids..


Kids Know It

Offers free educational music, movies, worksheets, over 500 free educational games, free educational posters.

It is described as the most popular educational website.

Includes some great features:

- free skymap

- free interactive Solar System ;

- free interactive human body

- free history explorer




The NASA website has a great selection of learning activities including fun games and cool search engines and divides them into grade groups (k-4, 5-8, 9-12 and Higher Education)


KidsOLR Education Directory

Help kids with their homework - this site directory helps them find resources on the web that will help them to research and do their homework

Includes a link to this page, their full homeschooling resource library (Great selection of sites!)



The best way to teach your kids the fundamentals of programming computers in a way that seems like they are just

playing a game and having fun!  Developed by Carnegie Mellon University.



Lots of online books for kids to read (interactive and fun!)


Kids Korner

Learn all about Energy - why we need it, how we create it, types of energy etc. from this beautifully designed fun website for kids