Instructions for downloading Grade Quick Instructions.doc.

Channel One for Teachers.

Get the quiz here. Contact Ms. Kelley if you need the school id.

CUSD #187 Websites

Technology Contact John Barr for more information
Instructional Technology Contact Jen Barr for more information
Assistive Technology Contact Terri Martin for more information

Lesson Plans & Curriculum Sources

  • New York Times Teacher Connections: Includes lesson plans, snapshot of the day, printable worksheets, crossword puzzles and education news.
  • Rubistar: Make rubrics for all grades. Registration required, but FREE!

Get Your Classroom Connected

ePals: This site allows you set up email accounts, create a blog and work collaboratively with students and other educators online.
LibraryThing: Create a searchable catalog of your classroom books. Sounds hard, but it is REALLY easy. Your students can "tag" books and create lists of their own. Very fun for bibliophiles!

General Websites & Information

Check your email here.

Look up employee email.

Cahokia Federation of Teachers

St. Clair Regional Office of Education

Illinois State Board of Education Try social bookmarking and take your bookmarks with you wherever you go.

F.R.E.E.: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence provides teaching and learning resources for teachers.

Facts About...: Looking for a way to teach students that searching the Internet isn't always the best way to do research? Check out these "fake" websites and see if you can spot the phony information. See Ms. Kelley for more help creating a project around this!

Want to try listening or downloading to podcasts? Find some of my favorite podcasts at

Grant Opportunities

  • The NEA Foundation: The NEA provides grants in the areas of learning and leadership, increasing student achievement, books, fine arts and closing the achievement gap.