• Accountability Standards  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/student_promotion/ North Carolina public school students are required to meet statewide standards for promotion from grades 3, 5 and 8 and high school graduation. The standards, also called gateways, will ensure that students are working at grade level in reading, writing and mathematics before being promoted to the next grade.  This site gives policy information.

    AntBoy's Bugworld  http://www.heatersworld.com/bugworld/ This site features information and links to other sites on the following buggy topics:  ants, bees, butterflies, other bugs, roaches, and spiders

    Ask Jeeves http://www.ajkids.com  Ask Jeeves for Kids is a fast, easy and kid-friendly way for kids to find answers to their questions online.  Designed to be a fun destination site focused on learning and "edutainment," Ask Jeeves for Kids uses natural-language technology that allows kids to ask questions, such as "Why is the sky blue?" or "What's it like to live in space?" in the same way they would ask a parent, friend or teacher. The service combines human editorial judgment with filtering technology to enable kids to find both relevant and appropriate answers on the Web.

    Ben's Guide to the US Government  http://bensguide.gpo.gov/index.html  This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO (U.S. Government Printing Office) Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben's Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids.

    Dr. Seuss's Seussville  http://www.randomhouse.com/seussville/  Dr. Seuss's playground

    KidsClick!  http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/ web search for kids by librarians

    Kids' Place http://www.eduplace.com/kids/index.html  This site was created by Houghton Mifflin publishers.  It  contains a kids' games and activities for math, reading, language arts, social studies, and more!

    Multiplication Facts Practice http://www.gdbdp.com/multiflyer Welcome to Multiflyer, a game for anyone who is trying to learn or 'brush up on' their multiplication. As the pilot of a space ship far in the future, you must save the solar system from gravitational anomalies while learning and memorizing the multiplication tables.

    Reading Rockets http://www.readingrockets.org This website is updated daily and offers comprehensive information on helping young children learn to read. The site is for parents, teachers, and other caring adults. It contains research-based articles on teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle; daily news headlines about reading; monthly recommended children's books; exclusive interviews with top children's book authors and illustrators; forums for sharing ideas and thoughts about kids and reading; and links to national and local literacy organizations and resources.

    Union County Library  http://www.union.lib.nc.us/  

    Verb http://www.verbnow.com Verb - It's what you do!  Kids, get active!

    White House for Kids  http://www.whitehousekids.gov  Whitehousekids.gov is an educational opportunity for young Americans to learn about the White House and the President through fun and exciting features. This guide gives teachers ideas on how to use the site in the classroom and parents ideas on topics to discuss with their children as they navigate through the site. The themes of reading, making good choices (such as going to school) and dreaming about the future are woven into the site's content through the personification of the President's pets and animals.

    Yuckiest Site on the Internet  http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/noflash/index.html  Yucky science entertainment that will fascinate kids