• Online 3rd Grade Learning


    The following websites on these pages are not associated with Hermosa Elementary School or the Alta Loma School District. Neither the school or school district is responsible for the content on these third-party websites. By clicking on the below links, you understand you are doing so on your own free will.

    ABCya! Keyboard Challenge

    ABCya image Today ABCya! can be found on the first page of results on most search engines when looking for educational web sites for children. It is linked to by thousands educational web sites and receives over one million visits per month. Additionally, ABCya! has received praise from numerous educational publications in print and on the web. What I am most proud of is the fact that visitors return to my site several times a month.

    Academic Skill Builders

    academic skills logo Arcademic Skill Builders are online educational video games that offer a powerful approach to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills.Our goal is to make aspects of classroom instruction as effective in creating persistence and involvement as observed in video game players. Our games are a result of blending video game features into instructional research in order to achieve a high rate of student learning through increased time-on-task and engagement.

    Aplus Math

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    Founded in 1998, Aplusmath.com has been providing interactive math activities to help students improve their math skills. Aplusmath.com has become one of the top math web sites in the world and contains many useful resources for parents, teachers and students.In 2014 the site will be undergoing several updates and additions. If you have any feedback or notice any issues, such as broken links or page formatting, please send us your comments so we can make this site better for you. Stay tuned and thanks for visiting!

    Dance Mat Typing

    dancemat logo When you can do it well, touch typing is the fastest way to write. Many people can soon learn to touch type faster than they can write with a pen. The important things to remember are:Use the correct fingersThere's no need to rush!Always rest your wrists on the deskYou should take a rest, and shake your hands and arms to relax your muscles if you get tiredIt's importantnot to look at your hands when you are learning to type. The best way to ensure that you don't look at your hands is to cover them up - you can make a simple box out of cardboard or wood to cover both the keys and your hands.

    Discovery Education

    discovery logo Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between.Accelerate student achievement in your district by capturing the minds and imaginations of students with the fascination of Discovery, tapping into students' natural curiosity and desire to learn.

    Disney Games

    funschool Children can play various games from Disney's cast of characters and movies. Disney Interactive is one of the world’s largest creators of high-quality interactive entertainment across all current and emerging digital media platforms. Products and content released and operated by Disney Interactive include blockbuster mobile and console games, online virtual worlds, and No. 1-ranked web destinations Disney.com and the Moms and Family network of websites 


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    Edheads is an online educational resource that provides free science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking. Choose from Simple Machines, Virtual Knee Surgery or Stem Cell Heart Repair, among others. All activities meet state and national standards.We partner with corporations, universities, and school systems throughout the United States, which help us research, design, and test our activities every step of the way. Not only do teachers and students appreciate our free activities, Edheads has been recognized by almost every major award on the Web for our excellent educational content.

    e-Learning For Kids

    elearning logo Our vision is to be the source for childhood learning on the internet available from anywhere and without charge. Established in late 2004, e-learning for kids is a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the internet for children ages 5 - 12. We offer free, best-in-class courseware in math, science, reading and keyboarding; and we're building a community for parents and educators to share innovations and insights in childhood education.

    Free Typing Game

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    We at FreeTypingGame.Netare committed to bringing you high quality, fun and interactive free touch typing games, free touch typing lessons, and free touch typing tests. Our free typing tutor has30 different typing lessonsprogressively teaching the keyboard. We award a printable certificate on completion! Take a look at ourtimed typing testor ourcertificate typing test. The tests and games have 40 lessons, 10 are based on classic stories to make the typing test more natural. Our typing lessons will educate on many levels, offering commonly misspelled words and foreign language words. Learning to touch type has never been more fun or exciting.

    Kids Know It

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    From its humble beginnings as an elementary school teacher's classroom website, on through the present, the KidsKnowIt Network has always had one goal, and that is tomake learning free. Founded in 1998 in order to provide students with a fun and educational way to spend their free time, a teacher's classroom project has grown into a worldwide platformattracting several million visitors every single month.

    Learning Games For Kids

    learninggames icon Learning typing is the focus of these keyboarding games. Learning keyboarding skills is vital for today's learners and tomorrows earners. These fun free typing games are a great way to build the foundation through typing skills that today's elementary school curriculum requires. These keyboarding games teach important skills for preschool and elementary school kids.... oh yeah, they're fun!

    Learning Planet

    abcorder logo Parents and teachers can have a treasure chest of online learning resources. Access hundreds of learning activities with no banner ads, if you purchase a membership account. There are plenty of free games available without a membership.

    Math Playground

    math playground icon Math Playground is a popular learning site filled with math games, logic puzzles, step-by-step instructional videos, math practice, and a variety of problem solving activities. A favorite of parents and teachers, Math Playground provides a safe place for kids to learn and explore math concepts online. Math Playground is kidSAFE Privacy Certified. This means that Math Playground's privacy practices satisfy the current COPPA compliancy rules for children's websites. Math Playground earned this distinction after passing a rigorous examination of the entire website.


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    The book, Memorize in Minutes: The Times Tables, was based on a method Alan developed in his classroom over 10 years ago. Using pictures and stories, he was able to teach ALL of his students the times tables in a few weeks spending just 10 to 15 minutes a day. He shared his method with other teachers, and these teachers provided constructive feedback in return. The final book was a result of hundreds of hours of research and development. His newest book,Multiplication in a Flash, uses "quick tricks" (mnemonic devices) to teach the twos, fives, and nines, and uses pictures, stories, and activities to teach the remaining facts.

    NASA's Space Place

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    The Space Place was started in February 1998 as an education and public outreach project of NASA's New Millennium Program, which continues to be its primary supporter. Its target audience is elementary-school-age kids. We wanted to reach this young audience with the message that science and technology and learning about space are fun and within their grasp. We designed it with a kid-friendly look and feel. It is modular, so visitors can pick and choose different standalone projects or activities that interest them at the moment.

    National Geographic Kids


    By registering, you will have greater access to exclusive content from National Geographic, the ability to connect with people from around the globe, and the opportunity to participate in the community. As a community member you can share your thoughts and opinions about global issues, share and rate photos, and interact with other members and National Geographic explorers, photographers, and staff.

    NORAD Santa

    norad logo Follow along as Santa Clause prepares to deliver gifts around the world on December 25th through this interactive website sponsored by the North American Aerospace Defense Command. This website is only active during December.


    northpole logo Northpole.comcelebrates the holidays with dozens of activities for children and families. A child-safe, award-winning holiday site,northpole.com promotes a traditional look at Santa’s Secret Village at the North Pole, but with high-tech, creative features to keep children and adults entertained—all for free.

    PBS Kids

    pbskids logo PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity.


    Seussville logo Seussville—the official home of Dr. Seuss on the Web—is the place for children of all ages to play and learn with Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully whimsical books and classic characters.The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!and all of the Dr. Seuss books leap to life through interactive games and activities that will enrich each child’s reading experience.

    Study Island

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    Study Island combines rigorous content that is highly customized to specific state standards in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies with interactive features and games that engage students and reinforce and reward learning achievement. Study Island’s programs enable educators to track student performance in real-time to address individual learning gaps, while allowing administrators to monitor student progress and measure teacher effectiveness.

    The Moms' & Kids' Playground

    funbrain logo Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents have enthusiastically turned to Funbrain for its free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, includingDiary of a Wimpy Kid,Amelia Writes Again, andBrewster Rocket.

    Ticket To Read

    Ticket To Read logo Ticket to Read® is a self-paced, student-centered online program that results in improved reading performance. As students complete tasks in the areas of foundational skills, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, they earn points that can be used to decorate their personal clubhouse or stock their toy store.

    Welcome To the Web

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    By working your way through this web site and taking part in the exciting challenges and activities, you will learn all about the Internet. Covering topics like the beginning, getting started, staying safe, using a browser, and searching.

    Xtra Math

    xtra math image XtraMath is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to math achievement for all. Our goal is to develop effective, efficient, adaptive and intrinsically rewarding supplemental math activities and make them available for free.David JeschkeXtraMath started in the fall of 2007 whenDavid Jeschke, a computer programmer, volunteered at a local elementary school and recognized the need for an individualized math practice program. XtraMath spread rapidly to other classrooms by word of mouth and the program continues to evolve to meet the needs of the students, teachers, and parents.