Elementary Curriculum

The Anchor Bay School District takes pride in a curriculum that not only meets the state's standards and expectations, but also encourages students to strive to reach their potential. We are continually refining our learning standards for students. National and state standards as well as local experts shape our district curriculum. Teachers are provided many professional development opportunities to research and learn the most current best practices, enabling them to have the tools needed to provide your child with the best possible education.

Mission Statement

Anchor Bay Schools in partnership with the community will produce lifelong learners, who respect diversity, adapt to change, and function as responsible students.

Elementary Web Site List

These links will take you to selected sites on the Internet outside of Anchor Bay Schools. Before allowing your child to visit these or any other web sites, we recommend that you review them first. For more tips about Internet Safety, please check out the section below.

Internet Safety: Parent Resources

Online Textbooks and Support Materials

Note: Some textbooks are used for reference only

Math 

External LinkAll Grades

Social Studies

External Link1st Grade: A Child’s Place
External Link2nd Grade: Making a Difference
External Link4th Grade: Our Michigan Adventure - Click on TEXTBOOKS then ELEMENTARY
External Link5th Grade: Early United States

Science

External Link

Reading

External Link

External LinkGrades 1st to 5th

Homework Help and Research

External LinkKOL Homework Help for Elementary Students - Has a “Homework Help Jr.” section for grade K to 2
External LinkFactMonster - Includes an online dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, almanac and Homework Center with useful tools

Multiple Subjects

External Link4Kids - Educational games and web site reviews
External LinkArcademic Skill Builders - Students can race against other students or play arcade-style games while practicing basic math facts, fractions, ratios, and language arts skills.
External LinkFunBrain  
External LinkiKnowThat - Educational games for students from preschool through 6th grade
External LinkInternet4Kids - Interactive activities for Grades K-8 divided by subject
External LinkKidsKnowIt Network - Information and games for a variety of science, math, social studies and language arts topics 
External LinkNoggin.com - Games, coloring, pre-reading, and reading activities for preschoolers to Kindergarteners 
External LinkPBS Kids - Practice different skills including keyboarding, problem solving, reading, math memory, etc
External LinkScholastic Online Activities and Interactive Learning - Explore Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Math and More. Activities are divided by grade level
External LinkSesame Workshop - Engaging and educational content for young children.

Language Arts

External LinkClifford’s Interactive Storybooks: Phonics fun for early readers  
External LinkGameGoo - Activities that reinforce early reading skills 
External LinkPower Proofreading - Grades 3-5 Read·Write·Think:
External LinkStudent Materials - Interactive tools that allow students to “use technology while developing their literacy skills”. Includes games, writing templates and organizers.
External LinkStarfall - Excellent pre-reading and reading activities
External LinkWacky Web Tales - Fill in the blanks to create a silly story. Grades 3-5

Math

External LinkA Plus Math - Flashcards, games and worksheets for basic math facts
External LinkCreate A Graph 
External LinkDiscovering Coin Values - Drop coins into the cup to reach the correct value
External LinkDivision Machine
External LinkMath Magician Games - Practice basic math facts. Includes timed tests
External LinkMultiFlyer - Review multiplication fact practice as you travel through outer space 
External LinkOSCD Interactive Games - Math games for all grade levels 
External LinkPowerlines - Addition and logic game
External LinkThat’s a Fact - Timed math fact practice

Science and Technology

External LinkAmerican Museum of Natural History: OLogy - OLogy means "the study of." On this AMNH OLogy Web site, you can study and explore many cool OLogies.
External LinkAnimal Web Cams at the National Zoo
External LinkDance Mat Typing - Keyboarding practice 
External LinkNASA Kids Home page -.html Lots of fun science information, great pictures
External LinkRanger Rick: Kids’ Guide to Animals 
External LinkSan Diego Zoo’s Animal Bytes

Social Studies

External LinkBen’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids - Information about the United States Government presented at different reading levels
External LinkMichigan Web Sites - List of links to web sites with information about Michigan
External LinkNational Geographic Kids 
External LinkUSA Geography Games - Learn about states, capitals, regions landforms and more.
External LinkTFK Time for Kids - Up to date news and information from around the world. Includes games and homework helpers.
External LinkUS Government Web Sites for Kids - Links to student-oriented government web sites such as Live Animal Cams from the National Zoo and the White House for Kids.

Miscellaneous

External LinkDiscovery Education: School Resources - Resources for teachers and students including free clipart, Brain Boosters, Puzzlemaker, and Science Fair Central.

Kathy Elias
Director of Elementary Education
Phone: 586/725-2861