Internet Safety Links for Elementary Students
Be Internet Awesome!
Practice internet safety every time that you are online! Check out the link below to explore Google's Be Internet Awesome site and become, well, internet awesome!
Sharing photos, posting comments, playing video games -- these are just a few of the ways that kids interact online. But when sharing goes beyond friends and family, it can be risky. Read about privacy and Internet safety and watch this video to learn five Internet safety rules for kids.
Cyber-Five Internet Safety | ABCya!
Cyber-Five is a short animation which introduces children to five memorable rules to help them be safer on the internet.
This resource is designed to introduce younger children to basic Internet safety concepts through interactions with animated characters.
Glossary of Cyber Safety Terms:
Find an internet safety term that you aren't familiar with? This site has the answer! Many thanks to Lyndhurst STEM Club for the link!
Reading Promotion Programs at AES
Reading is one of the most valuable skills that a person can acquire, and lifelong readers become lifelong learners. To promote and encourage reading at home and at school, students can earn points by completing literacy activities, and those points can earn them some fun prizes! Below are the two literacy activities that students can complete to earn points and prizes:
This is a short activity that can be completed for every book a student reads this year. To complete the activity, students have to answer three questions: one from Within the text, one from Beyond the text, and one About the text. These questions come from the WBA Question sheet assigned to each grade level, and the answers are recorded on the WBA Answer Sheet. Again, students can complete one WBA Activity per book that they read, so students have the opportunity to earn points every time they read a book!
Monthly Literacy Activities
Each month students will also have the opportunity to complete a monthly Literacy Activities sheet. There will be a new activity sheet every month, and it will always contain several different literacy activities: reading a specific genre of book, completing short online research, etc. There are usually between five and seven activities each month, and students can complete as many (or as few) of the activities as they wish; of course, the more activities that they complete, the more points they earn. Each activity must be initiated by an adult (parent, teacher, grandparent, teacher aide, etc) to show that the student completed the activity themselves, and each monthly Literacy Activities sheet must be turned in before the end of the month to receive credit.
SSYRA Voting Party
In the spring, the AES Media Center will be hosting a voting party to cast our vote for the overall winner of the 2018-2019 Sunshine State Young Readers Award Grades 3-5 books. To attend the voting party and to cast their vote, students must read at least 3 of the award-winning books from this year and complete a WBA activity (see above) for each one. Students will still earn points (and prizes) for completing those WBA activities, but they will also earn the special privilege of voting for their favorite as this year's SSYRA overall winner!