Emerson Elementary School

3rd Grade Links

Bluestem Voting

Please click on the link below to vote for your favorite book for the Bluestem award. For the first question, click all of the books you read (you must read at least 4 to vote). For the second question, click on your favorite to vote for it! 

Voting Form Link

Hour of Code

Click the following links to try coding:

Online Searching

Click on the following links to search for information online.


What's the best way to search for information online? Use a great keyword for your research question! A few tips:

  • Make sure your keywords are specific (don't use little words like the, a, on)
  • Use quotation marks around words that go together ("Chicago Cubs")
  • Sometimes your best keywords can be found in your research question

Click on the link below to play a game and test your online search skills. 


PBS KIDS Go - Don't Buy It - Get Media Smart!

Click the link below to access the PBS Kids Don't Buy It page. Try Buying Smart - What's in the Shopping Bag to learn about being a smart consumer! 


Call Number Shelf Order Games

Think you know how books are organized on our library shelves? Try these games to test your skills!

Shelver! - Mrs. Lodge's Library - Click New Game, Fiction or Dewey, and a number of books. Put them in order and check your work by clicking "Check My Shelf" at the top of the screen.

Fiction Call Number Order - St. Joseph's Library - Click the blue link for the example that is in the correct order.

Fiction Call Number Order - Quia - Click on "Play this game!" box.

Chicago Landmark Research

Click the links below to access websites, images, and videos on selected Chicago Landmarks. 

The Willis Tower

http://www.willistower.com/building-information/kids-corner/ - information

http://theskydeck.com/the-tower/ - information

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2la5ih_42X0 - video

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/11375.html - image

http://interactive.wttw.com/loop/buildings/willis-tower - information and video

The John Hancock Center

http://www.johnhancockcenterchicago.com/building.html - information

http://www.360chicago.com/building-history/ - information

Picasso’s Sculpture

http://www.som.com/projects/picasso_sculpture - information

http://www.thedaleycenter.com/sub_history.asp?page=picasso – information

The Water Tower

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/chicago/c4.htm - information

http://www.greatchicagofire.org/landmarks/water-tower - information and images

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/10768.html - image

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/3553.html - image

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/10651.html - image

Harold Washington Library

http://www.chipublib.org/about-hwlc/ - information

http://interactive.wttw.com/beeby/harold-washington-library - information and video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZQNS65PZ5Y - video

Chicago Cultural Center

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenter.html  - information

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2007/07/02/american-art-american-city-chicago-cultural-centers-gem - video

The Thompson Center

http://www.emporis.com/buildings/117313/thompson-center-chicago-il-usa - information

http://interactive.wttw.com/remembering-chicago/james-r-thompson-center - information

http://interactive.wttw.com/loop/buildings/james-r-thompson-center  - video