Michael Houghton

Michael Houghton


    I grew up in Bentonville, Arkansas (Woo Pig Sooie!)  and have lived in Colorado for 24 years. This is my seventh year teaching at Pioneer Elementary.  I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix. In previous years, I taught 3rd grade at Mammoth Heights Elementary, and 4th and 5th grade at Pioneer Elementary. I also have a background in Special Education.


 I have twin daughters that will be seniors in high school this fall. My family is a very important part of my life, including my dogs, Winston and Bailey. My favorite activities outside of teaching are health coaching, swimming, hiking, camping, reading, attending concerts, and spending time with family and friends.        XtraMath

*Practice computation facts for fluency.
*Listen to stories online
*Find books in your child's reading level.

SkillBuilder Games
Math Fries
Cyberchallenge
SpaceRacer
Multiplication 0-12
Number Sentence

 

General

Virtual Manipulatives 
Math Is Fun 
Interactive Math 
Make a Mandala
Zoopz-Games that Make You Think
Math Playground 
Measuring Angles
Exact Change Please
Logic Games
Think Central
Bar Models
Funbrain: Line Jumper

Area and Perimeter
Area and Perimeter game 
Math Playground
Shape Surveyor
Geoboards


Decimals

http://www.adaptedmind.com/gradelist.php?grade=5

http://www.math-play.com/decimal-math-games.html


Life Science
Health and Anatomy  
Yuckiest Site on the Internet 
 
Innerbody.com  
Kids Health 
How the Body Works 
Anatomy of the Heart


Earth Science

Webquest for Renewable/Nonrenewable Energy sources

Erosion/Plate Tectonics

Volcanoes/Earthquake

Social Studies
 
Explorers Webquest


Explorers
FactMonster-Exploration
Mr. Nussbaum's Explorers
Famous Explorers
Timeline


13 Colonies

http://www.history.com/topics/thirteen-colonies

New England Colonies:http://www.columbia.k12.mo.us/pke/phillips/colonies/newenglandcoloniesresearchpage.htm
http://www.ushistory.org/us/3.asp 

http://www.slideshare.net/ezlee2/the-new-england-colonies 

Middle Colonies: 
 http://www.columbia.k12.mo.us/pke/phillips/colonies/middlecolonies.htm 

Southern Colonies: 
http://www.columbia.k12.mo.us/pke/phillips/colonies/southerncoloniespage.htm 

Other Helpful Websites:  http://www.columbia.k12.mo.us/pke/phillips/colonies/climateofthethrreecolonise.htm
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/13colonies2.htm