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.
Empowering all students to succeed in an ever changing world.
3rd Grade Reading Law
The Michigan Legislature passed the "Third-Grade Retention Law" (PA 306) in 2016 to ensure that students exiting 3rd grade are reading at or above grade level beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Anchor Bay has developed a Parents' Read At-Home Plan for Student Success to assist parents in partnership with their students' teacher to develop the strong reading skills necessary for student learning. If you have questions on the plan and how to implement it at home, please see your students' building principal or contact the Curriculum Office at 586-725-2861.
Facts for Families
Parent Letter - 3rd Grade Reading Law
Parents' Read At-Home Plan for Student Success
Family Reading Tips
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
Homework Help and Research
FactMonster - Includes an online dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, almanac and Homework Center with useful tools
4Kids - Educational games and web site reviews
Arcademic Skill Builders - Students can race against other students or play arcade-style games while practicing basic math facts, fractions, ratios, and language arts skills.
Internet4Kids - Interactive activities for Grades K-8 divided by subject
KidsKnowIt Network - Information and games for a variety of science, math, social studies and language arts topics
Noggin.com - Games, coloring, pre-reading, and reading activities for preschoolers to Kindergarteners
PBS Kids - Practice different skills including keyboarding, problem solving, reading, math memory, etc
Scholastic Online Activities and Interactive Learning - Explore Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Math and More. Activities are divided by grade level
Sesame Workshop - Engaging and educational content for young children.
Clifford’s Interactive Storybooks: Phonics fun for early readers
GameGoo - Activities that reinforce early reading skills
Power Proofreading - Grades 3-5 Read·Write·Think:
Student Materials - Interactive tools that allow students to “use technology while developing their literacy skills”. Includes games, writing templates and organizers.
Starfall - Excellent pre-reading and reading activities
Wacky Web Tales - Fill in the blanks to create a silly story. Grades 3-5
Science and Technology
American Museum of Natural History: OLogy - OLogy means "the study of." On this AMNH OLogy Web site, you can study and explore many cool OLogies.
Animal Web Cams at the National Zoo
Dance Mat Typing - Keyboarding practice
NASA Kids Home page - Lots of fun science information, great pictures
San Diego Zoo’s Animal Bytes
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids - Information about the United States Government presented at different reading levels
National Geographic Kids
USA Geography Games - Learn about states, capitals, regions landforms and more.
TFK Time for Kids - Up to date news and information from around the world. Includes games and homework helpers.
US 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.
Discovery Education: School Resources - Resources for teachers and students including free clipart, Brain Boosters, Puzzlemaker, and Science Fair Central.