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MCAS Information

Google's Internet Awareness Activity

Research Help

Explora - an EBSCO database search tool for Elementary Students 

(from home login with User: ns071540 Password: password)

KidRex - searches emphasize kid-related webpages from across the entire web and use Google SafeSearch™ technology.

Funk & Wagnall's  - encyclopedia


Copyright-free Pictures

Looking for copyright free images for a school project try PIXABAY

Interested in Creating Things?

Try your hand at Coding

Codingthe basics of coding for animatiing characters in games

Scratch - animation of characters

Tynker -  animation of characters

How about art?

Picasso Head - 'Drawing' faces

National Gallery of Art 

Google Classroom


Welcome to the Merrimac School Libraries

Caring, Open-Minded, Principled Communicators are TOLERANT


Our values and beliefs can influence our perspective. -Gr 3

People Move for many reasons and that movement brings change 4th gr

Revolution, Reaction, Reform Gr 5

Mr Nussbaums History



DK Find Out

INFOMINE scholarly Internet resource collections


Individualized Learning and Practice


     - Math; master math facts, word problems, equations, etc...

      - ELA; vocabulary, reading comprehension, etc...

Xtramath - mastering math facts


     - for 3rd & 4th graders

     - for 5th & 6th graders

Students will need their user name and password or school code to access these web-based programs.

Need a Just Right Book?

Independent Learning and Practice


This is a one stop page with active links to interactive sites to practice and enhance learning. It is set up in an easy to use format, with categories for Science, Social Studies, etc. 

Academic Skill Builders

Breaks games into skill categories and grade level; Gives brief description of each game

Sheppard software- (Geography, Soc.St. Science too.)

Broken into categories, labeled but no description of games


Breaks games into skill categories

Mr Nussbaum - Math, Reading, Science, History; information, activities and games by grade level


Did You Ever Wonder....?

Check out  Wonderpolis

Library Media AIde

Ackerman, Dawn