## Beacon Lesson Plan Library

### Lesson Plans - All Lessons

• ¿Que'Ttiempo Hace Allí? (Authored by Rosalind Mathews.)

Description: Students complete a chart by using Spanish to obtain weather information on cities around the world and report their findings to the class using Spanish phrases. Students may convert temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit and locate cities on wall map if

• 1, 2, 3 Hooray for Number Equivalency! (Authored by Liz West.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students use concrete materials, number symbols, and number words to represent equivalent amounts.

• 10 by 10 Tessellations (Authored by Susanna Vondeck.)

Description: The students will work cooperatively to create tessellation patterns by playing 10" by 10" Tessellations. They need to use critical thinking skills to decide if pattern block plane figures will tessellate and how each block will best fit into the

• 100 Years...100 Movies (Authored by Zerelda Hammer.)

Description: After students choose one of the top 100 movies to view, they research critical reviews and then write their own reviews.

• 100s of Ants! (Authored by Desiree Senter.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: What does 100 look like? What is the best way for 100 Ants to move on? Students will have fun counting to 100 orally as they use grids to display the 100 raisins they counted.

• 101 Dalmations and Counting (Authored by Mary Montcalm.)

Description: Students recognize and use numbers from 1-101 in Spanish or French when heard randomly and in context other than in the classroom. Students recognize cognates and basic vocabulary related to counting and topics in the classroom.

• 101 Equals Five (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)

Description: Students enjoy this engaging activity (with a twist) on the binary system. The lesson begins with an intriguing roll playing to gain interest.

• 12 Days of Christmas (Authored by Anissa Sanz.)

• Subject(s): Music, Theater (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is a fun and creative way to explore the 12 Days of Christmas. This lesson reinforces numerical order, repetition within a song, and group effort. It’s also very cute to see the creative ways the students “become” the 12 Days of Christmas. Composit

• 2004 Summer Olympics Internet Scavenger Hunt (Authored by Elana Collins.)

Description: Have you ever been on a scavenger hunt? Have you ever been on one using the Internet? In this activity, students will participate in an Internet scavenger hunt as they search for the answers to questions about the 2004 Summer Olympics.

• 3-2-1 Blast Off! (Authored by Denise Russell.)

Description: This lesson in motion offers students the opportunity to work cooperatively in groups to assemble and launch a rocket.

• 30 Days Hath September (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students learn the poem -Thirty Days Hath September- in preparing for learning about the number of days in the months and year. Once memorized, they practice using the calendar to count the number of days in different problems.

• 30-60-90 Right Triangles and Algebra (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: This lesson covers right triangle relationships of the 30-60-90 triangle.

• 3rd Rock from the Sun’s Baby Rock (Authored by Nicole Micheau.)

Description: Students have a chance to actively see each phase of the moon and make connections to what they see in the sky when you show how the moon goes through each of the phases.

• 4 X 4 (Not a Jeep!) (Authored by Lisa Glenn.)

Description: Students working in groups of 4, complete a puzzle by matching terms and definitions.

• 50:50 Chances (Authored by Suzan Smith.)

Description: This is the fifth lesson in the unit, Where We Come From. Students reinforce the probability of gender by using a coin toss, as they continue to search for the answers to genetics questions by using mathematical expectations of probability.

• A Bar of Many Colors (Authored by Janet Greathouse.)

Description: Students use colored candies to collect data, construct double bar graphs, and find averages.

• A Book a Day Will Keep the Teacher Away (Authored by Farica King.)

• Subject(s): ESE - CL, ESE - SE (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
Description: Want your students to read a book in a day? In this lesson, students work in cooperative groups to read a book in a day. Each group is assigned a portion of the book to read and uses the jigsaw learning strategy to review the book as a whole class.

• A Bubble Full of Math (Authored by Rita Williams.)

Description: This is a fun way for students to compare estimated lengths with actual lengths.

• A Busy Pump (Authored by Diane Schmidt.)

Description: Students demonstrate how the human heart works with a written summary and labeled illustrations.

• A Closer Look (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Using literature to stimulate recall, students and Curious George learn that objects are composed of many parts. Students group objects by their physical characteristics and various compositions. Magnifying glasses will be used.

• A Colony is Born - Lesson 1: Hull of a Ship (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: This is the introductory lesson to the Unit Plan: A Colony Is Born. In this lesson, a bulletin board for the unit will be started, Colonial Notebooks will be presented to each student, and a pre-test on colonization will be administered.

• A Colony is Born - Lesson 11: Group Presentations and Summatives (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: Group presentations will be for the next three days. Classroom students take notes on the presentations and play a card game for content review. On day four, the short answer summative assessment is given, and notebooks are turned in.

• A Colony is Born - Lesson 2: Sez Who? (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: This is the second lesson in a unit on colonization. It establishes baseline knowledge of students' understanding of primary and secondary sources and the likenesses and differences of them with regard to a selected historical event.

• A Colony is Born - Lesson 3: Marking Time (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: This lesson swiftly travels through time from 1492 to 1607. Significant events are marked on a timeline, note taking is modeled, and a focus on reasons for leaving England for the New World is clarified with the use of a graphic organizer.

• A Colony is Born - Lesson 4: What Went Wrong? (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: Lesson 4 focus is on Roanoke and Jamestown. Students examine what worked well, what did not, and significant events of the two colonies. Students emulate modeled note taking, use a T-chart for organizing the information, and make additions to timelines.

• A Colony is Born - Lesson 5: Dear Mem (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: The primary informational source of journal writing is the focus. Journal entry traits and rubric expectations are established. Identified and charted by students, they'll be used to assess examples and be a guide for students' required journal w

• A Colony is Born - Lesson 6: To Leave or Not to Leave (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: A pivotal point of the unit. Students, assigned a reason for coming to the New World, will utilize the resources in their notebook to establish an identity. Three regions settled will be identified, and students will associate with a particular region.

• A Colony is Born - Lesson 7 - 10: What's My Line? (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: These four lessons represent the guided resource time that groups need to research their assigned regions, complete the regional guide, and prepare their group presentations.

• A Couch or a Potato (Authored by Kelley Harvey.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students classify objects/organisms seen on the Wakulla Springs icam website as living or nonliving.

• A Courtin’ We Will Go (Authored by Joy Rowell.)

Description: Students read a poem full of Southern dialect. Groups research and share with the class an assigned literary device, create a list of current words which may one day be considered dialect, and construct a poem about dating today.

• A Day for Our Presidents (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: No school on Monday! It is a national holiday. Do students understand the meaning and history of our national holidays? Students are invited to listen to, view, and discuss Presidents' Day, the national holiday celebrated on the third Monday in

• A Day in the Park (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

Description: Students create written proposals that will accompany an architectural bid for the construction of a recreation center.

• A Dog Eat Dog World (Authored by Rhonda Traweek.)

Description: Students label animals as producers, consumers and/or decomposers and explain the basis of that designation. They distinguish between aquatic and terrestrial organisms.

• A Fair Peace? (Authored by Chet Geering.)

Description: Students will be given information on the Versailles Treaty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. They will be asked to evaluate whether it was fair or not and asked to examine the treaty from the Germans' and Allies' points of view.

• A Field Guide for Student Identification (Authored by Kathryn Clark.)

Description: Dr. M.N. Stair needs help identifying monsters he has collected in the field! Students have fun learning how to use and create a dichotomous guide by identifying cartoon monsters. Students then apply what they have learned to create a dichotomous guide to

• A Geographic Study of Florida’s Diverse Community (Authored by Kathy Corder.)

Description: Students use an outline map of Florida and the Internet to identify major population centers and their demographic features.

Description: Students gather information on the physical and human characteristics of Alaska (geographic theme PLACE).They organize this information on a concept map to be transformed into a geopoem about Alaska.

• A Goldfish is the Best Pet (Authored by Cheryl Stanley.)

Description: A goldfish is the best pet. What facts support this thesis? What facts oppose it? Use graphic organizers to help students select facts which must be considered in order to persuade an audience to agree with a given point of view.

• A Graphic Scene (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)

Description: Using collected information, students compare and contrast characters from various texts within a Venn Diagram.

• A Growing Vocabulary (Authored by Kathy Boyte.)

Description: Watch your intermediate students’ vocabulary and critical thinking skills grow with this reading activity that also provides many opportunities for extensions.

• A Hungry Cat Searches (Authored by Carole Gooden.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students listen to the story [Panther: Shadow of the Swamp] to learn about the variety of plant and animal life in the Everglades and how loss of habitat impacts panthers. Students will alphabetize the names of the plants and animals by initial and secon

• A Hymn for the Classroom (Authored by Tisa Craig.)

Description: This lesson introduces students to hymn singing and allows them to participate as singers in the choir and as accompanists in the bell choir.

• A Latin Square Deal (Authored by Cindy Beckham.)

Description: Students use four squares of geometric design to create a pattern.

• A Leaf, a Stem, a Root, Oh My! (Authored by Michele Ludick.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students identify parts of a plant using a graphic organizer.

• A Lesson From Some Well Known Pigs (Authored by Linda Adams.)

• Subject(s): ESE - SE (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson gives students opportunities to use social skills to cooperate together in groups. The students listen to a familiar short story, participate in group discussion and work in groups to put together a puzzle.

• A Look Through Time, Final Project (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: This is the final lesson in a three-part series seeking to answer the question, -How do we know about history?- Students will use previously gathered research to produce tourist pamphlets that highlight historical county events.

• A Love Design (Authored by Sandra McCreary.)

Description: This activity is used to critically analyze the students' understanding of one of the body's structures, the heart, and how it is specifically designed and adapted for each of its functions.

• A Message From Your Heart (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn about the importance of the heart and show what they know about positive health behaviors that enhance wellness by completing a KWL chart. This is the first lesson, first day in the Happy, Healthy Me unit.

• A Model Project (Authored by Cynthia Spear.)

Description: This activity is a concrete way to introduce students to equivalent forms of fractions and decimals. The student constructs models to represent a fraction or a decimal.

• A Moment in Time (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: A moment in time before shooting a foul shot or the moment right before a runner steals a base can make for a fascinating poem. Students study poems to see how punctuation, line length, rhythm and word choice can be used to create a memorable moment.

• A Mysterious Roll-Back Can (Authored by Louise Kent.)

Description: Amaze students with a can that rolls away a few feet, mysteriously stops, hesitates, and then rolls back to where it started. Then introduce Newton and his Second Law.

• A Pair of Anything (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

Description: Students utilize a Venn diagram as a prewriting strategy.

• A Parable on Populism (Authored by Clark Youngblood.)

Description: This lesson is designed to show the symbolism between Populism of the 1890's and the story of [The Wizard of Oz].

• A Penny for Abe (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: What do you know about Abraham Lincoln? Learn about his life, presidency, monument, and tribute to him through stories and poems. Students will also learn the attributes of a penny.

• A Penny for Your Thoughts (Elementary) (Authored by Barbara Brown.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Math (mentalor written, addition and division) and letter writing (narrativeor expository) are utilized in a real-world problem to assist other children.

• A Penny for Your Thoughts (High School) (Authored by Elizabeth Russell.)

Description: Students work cooperatively in small groups to form hypotheses. They will then form theories that can explain their hypotheses and will test these theories and evaluate the results.

• A Perpendicular Pilgrimage (Authored by Mason Clark.)

Description: Students examine the concept of perpendicularity both geometrically and algebraically. Students apply their knowledge by designing safe passage through a two-dimensional obstacle course using only perpendicular line segments.

• A Picture is Worth a Fantastic Story (Authored by Elaine Padgett.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students select one of the photographs they have taken of friends, pets, parents or objects and write a story. The photos provide visual prompts and a supportive framework for their writing.

• A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)

Description: Students compare and contrast characters from various texts and compile the collected information into several graphic organizers.

• A Place for Me in the Field of Music (Authored by Tisa Craig.)

Description: Students listen to interviews with career musicians. Students work in groups to present to classmates the life, music, inspiration, and goals of a favorite composer, performer, or group.

• A Play on Words (Authored by Dianne Parks.)

Description: Students make predictions about the story Verdi, based on the cover. After hearing the story they will make a new list of descriptions, personality traits, etc. Students will select an animal and write a narrative story about the animal.

• A Press Conference With Abraham Lincoln (Authored by Francis Sicius.)

Description: Abraham Lincoln (teacher) will deliver his First Inaugural Adress and then accept questions from the Press. (Students) This lesson should be used after a study of the Civil War, including the leaders.

• A Rocky Situation (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This lesson is for Days 4 and 5 of the unit Bedlam in Bedrock. Students use reference materials to explore how rocks can be broken down to form soil, the processes of weathering and erosion, and how landforms change over time.

• A Short, Short Story (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students must write an original short story that cannot contain over 100 words.

• A Sneaky Poem (Authored by Julia Balukin.)

Description: Using poetry to share their ideas, students incorporate a subject and its synonym, and the parts of speech to create a Sneaky Poem.

• A String of Beads (Authored by Cheryl Stanley.)

Description: This lesson will allow students to visualize (through constructing a necklace) a plan for including the central idea, supporting facts, and a clincher sentence in a paragraph.

• A Sweet Twist on Mean, Mode, and Range (Authored by M Dennis.)

Description: This lesson helps the student collect, organize, and analyze data to model concepts of mode, median, and range.

• A Tacky Cheer (Authored by Donna Rugg.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Would you make a good cheerleader? In this lesson, students make predictions, copy cheers, and make inferences as they read a story about an odd bird and his awkward attempts to help his fellow penguins win a cheering contest.

• A Taste of Blackberries (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: [A Taste of Blackberries] provides a wonderful shared reading experience for fourth graders. The main character in the story helps the reader understand ways to manage grief in the loss of a best friend and identify skills of a responsible family member.

• A Trip to the Toy Store (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is the fifth lesson in the unit, Common Cents. This is a fun, entertaining lesson where students are given the opportunity to practice skills they have learned during the week about money and spend money saved on a toy of their choice.

• A Visit to the Rain Forest (Authored by Carole Gooden.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students listen to [The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest] to learn the names of animals and people found in the Amazon Rain Forest. They play a card game to arrange the animals in the sequence that they appeared in the story.

• A Wall of Symmetrical Shapes (Authored by Barbara Johnson.)

Description: Students explore line(s) of symmetry in polygons during a hands-on activity and a Student Web Lesson. Information learned is used to build a wall of symmetrical shapes designed and drawn by students.

• A Whale of a Tale (Authored by Kelly Allen.)

Description: Students will research and gather facts about whales and use this information to create a narrative (story) with interesting and realistic elaborations.

• A Whole New World (Authored by Susan Klement.)

Description: The students learn about significant people, events, vocabulary and ideas regarding the hardships settlers faced including how and why some new American colonies became successful.

• A Wing and a Prayer (Authored by Kathryn La Rosa.)

Description: Students improvise missing harmony accompaniment for a soloist performing -The Star Spangled Banner.-

• A World of Cooperation and Exchange (Authored by Renee Flowers.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Description Using a student-made advertisement, students play an exchange game to reinforce the understanding that people in different places around the world depend on each other for the exchange of goods and services.

• A-maizing Facts (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson is for Day 4 of the unit [Native Americans]. It focuses on using informational text to locate the Northeast Woodlands region and understanding how the climate, location, and physical surroundings of the region affected the way of life.

• ABAB Patterns PLEASE (Authored by Jamie Baeten.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity introduces the concept of ABAB patterns in a variety of fun ways. Using illustrations, unifix cubes, construction paper and even humans, students have opportunities to practice and demonstrate their understanding of patterns.

• ABC Beat the Clock Adventures (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is an interesting lesson on putting letters and words in alphabetical order that involves games and cooperative learning to solve problems.

• ABC Bingo (Authored by Deborah Ford.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson reinforces the alphabet through a homemade ABC bingo game.

• ABC Detectives (Authored by Heidi Tilton.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students will alphabetize words according to the first letter while pretending to be detectives with magnifying glasses. Your students will also be working on their social skills and character development when working with their teams and partners.

• ABC Rhyme Time (Authored by Christine Davis.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After producing a word family list, students will put the list in ABC order.

• ABC's Transformer (Authored by Sherri Hampton.)

Description: This activity allows students to design their own letter graph, and then produce the resulting graphs after a translation, reflection, and rotation.

• ABC’s of Ramona (Authored by Alicia Floyd.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students list words in alphabetical order according to initial and second letter. Various lists of words may be used for practice; however, initiate using proper nouns for assessment in capitalization.

• Abraham Lincoln (Authored by Ann Lyons.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students listen to [Young Abraham Lincoln, Log-Cabin President] to learn the facts and accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln. The students will work cooperatively to decide whether the index card that contains the pre-written fact or accomplishment is

• Accenting the Negative Space in Ceramics (Authored by Deborah Walther.)

Description: Students apply knowledge of the elements of design and hand building techniques in clay to illustrate the concept of negative space by cutting shapes out of the form to create an intricate pattern.

• Acrostic Poetry (Authored by Farica King.)

Description: Using newspapers or magazines, students create an acrostic poem where words are divided into parts of speech.

• Action Counting to Ten (Authored by Patricia Hope.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Children kinesthetically learn numbers by using interactive verses that describe how to write numbers from 1 – 10.

• Action Reaction: A Crushing Experience (Authored by Lois Walsh.)

Description: A dynamic laboratory activity in which students crush a cola can as 2 forces equalize. It is a demonstration of wind, weather fronts, action/reaction, or Charles' Gas Law.

• Actions Speak Louder than Words (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: No matter how good a written speech is, the delivery is what the audience remembers. Learning about and practicing volume, stress, pacing, and pronunciation helps students to deliver an oral presentation effectively.

• Adding and Subtracting Fractions (Authored by Yunling Zhang.)

Description: Students learn addition and subtraction of common fractions by incorporating the use of hands-on manipulatives and diagrams.

• Adding Jumping Lima Beans (Authored by Cynthia Santana.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity is for a first grade class. It allows the students to relate to a real world experience, as they count off with real lima beans at the beginning of the lesson. This lesson is completely hands on, as students use their own plastic lima beans

• Addition Relay (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: Students will add two digit numbers by renaming ones.

• Adopt a Manatee (Authored by Ronja Ashworth.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this writing activity, students will learn about manatees and use e-mail to contact representatives about important issues.

• Africa's Geographic Features (Authored by Jillian Eriksson.)

Description: The students will learn of Africa's geographic diversity after answering the questions and locating its geographic features. The students will have a visual picture of these features by viewing them on the Internet.

• Age Is Relative (Authored by Lynda Penry.)

Description: Students calculate how old they are in three units: months, weeks, and days. Then, they write about how they solved the problems.

• Alaska the Elephant (Authored by Joyce Honeychurch.)

Description: The global location of Alaska is established when the shape of a map of Alaska is identified as a silhouette of an elephant that moves to reach for contiguous (or nearby) geographic neighbors--and, indeed, to overlay a part of Canada.

• Algebra Wizards (Authored by Jesica Goodman.)

Description: Hey! Are you an Algebra wizard? It is as easy as one, two, three to be the greatest wizard in all the land. So take out your magic wand and put on your magical thinking hats to see if you too know the magic equation to be an Algebra Wizard.

• Alien Behaviors (Authored by Lisa Capon.)

• Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Science (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
Description: Students work in cooperative groups to list and classify which human characteristics are learned and which are inherited. Each student then writes a letter identifying and explaining learned and inherited human characteristics.

• Alien Pen Pals (Authored by Michelle Barlow.)

Description: Students write a friendly letter to an alien informing it about the planet Earth. Students use editing skills and brainstorming skills to produce a final product.

• Alike or Different – You Be the Judge! (Authored by Patricia Morres.)

Description: Students write an expository paragraph after comparing and contrasting items of texture, taste, odor, and visual appearance.

• Alike, Different, or Both? (Authored by Christy Simms.)

Description: Students compare and contrast two characters from the play [The Diary of Anne Frank] on a Venn diagram and write a paragraph showing similarities and differences.

• All Aboard for Protein Synthesis (Authored by Lisa Davis.)

Description: Students walk through the process of transcription and translation to demonstrate and understand protein synthesis.

• All Aboard the Peace Train (Authored by Leslie Gortemoller.)

Description: Through a literature-based lesson, students identify perserverance and problem-solving strategies. This could also be utilized as a behavior management technique.

• All Aboard! All Aboard! The Essay Train (Authored by Brenda Lewis-Williams.)

Description: All aboard! All aboard! Ride the English Trax! Come and enjoy a train ride with [The Little Engline That Could] and learn how to create a five-paragraph essay train.

• All About Me (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: This lesson allows students to learn about each other and their cultural backgrounds and provides an opportunity for students to have a long-distance relationship with students in another state/country .

• All About Me - A Poem (Authored by Beth Hilton.)

Description: Students create a free verse poem about themselves. This lesson can be used to introduce students to one another at the beginning of the school year, or during the school year when studying famous Americans.

• All About Me-I'm My Own Research Project (Authored by Brenda Lazarus.)

Description: This lesson is an introduction to teaching students how to do a research project. Students learn how to categorize information about themselves and relate to categorizing information on sea animals for a future research project.

• All Ears for Ecology (Authored by Melicia Charleston.)

Description: Do industries in your area contribute to pollution? Students research the effects of pollution in their area from an ecological and economic perspective which will be orally presented to the class.

• All Fractions Are Created Equal (Authored by Dawn Dantowitz.)

Description: This lesson is introducing students to equivalent fractions using concrete materials.

• All I Want for Christmas (Authored by Stacy Durham.)

Description: Students work in pairs to use real life interests to create a wish list from catalogues and sale ads based on a given budget. This lesson gives the students math practice in the areas of addition, subtraction, and estimation with money.

• All Mixed Up (Authored by Colleen Habhab-Strickland.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Oh no! I dropped the color and number word cards! How will I ever get them sorted? This activity actively engages students in identifying and sorting words into the basic categories of color and number.

• All's Well That Ends Well (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: Beginning and ending are two of the most important parts of a speech! The middle is rather important also. Students check out the importance of organizing a speech.

• Alliance Systems (Authored by Chet Geering.)

Description: Students will be able to process information on the alliance systems that developed during the early phases of the Cold War. They will be asked to evaluate the value of each alliance and to complete a set of short-answer questions.

• Alliterations Allowed (Authored by Mary Borges.)

Description: Students recognize and create alliterative language in both literary and commercial use.

• Allowance Time (Authored by Janet Harrigan.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students use pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to show different ways to reach the same three digit total. Students use coin values to record data and to apply knowledge.

• Almond Magi (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Almond Magi involves students in calculating the ingredients needed in a multiple recipe and testing their calculations prior to the cooking adventure.

• Aloha Symmetry (Authored by Tara Ply.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Inspired by the story "Luka's Quilt," second graders use scissors and contrasting paper to create a handcrafted paper Hawaiian quilt square demonstrating their understanding of the concept of symmetry across two lines of reflection. Students

• Alphabet Animals (Authored by Elisabeth Coogle.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students create an encyclopedia of unusual animals, using a variety of resources to collect their information. Each student illustrates an animal and provides a brief description for each letter of the alphabet.

• Altogether Now, The Five Senses (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Popping popcorn is a fun way to summarize the end of the five senses unit. It is easy to involve all the senses.

• Amazing Adjectives (Authored by Andrea Austing.)

Description: In this lesson students will compose sentences that use descriptive adjectives to describe a specific food and day that they both like and dislike.

• Amazing Americans (Authored by Larissa Hardesty.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Who were the most Amazing Americans during the first 100 years of U.S. History? Discover the answer to that question in this research-based lesson. The students research an American with a partner(s) and present the information to the class.

• Amazing Animals (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Amazing Animals gives students an opportunity to use their estimation skills as they compare amazing animal facts to their human world.

• Ambient Pressure: Three in One (Authored by summer zephyr.)

Description: This lesson explains the differences in the three confusing terms used to describe pressure and their measurement.

• America Doubled (Authored by Andrea Raley.)

Description: What could you do with 15 million dollars? The US doubled in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase. Students learn about Lewis and Clark and experience traveling through the land like them rationing out what items they would need and their importance.

• America's First Pictures (Authored by Francis Sicius.)

Description: Students will search on-line early photo archives from the Smithsonian located at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem in order to draw conclusions about life in the mid-nineteenth century.

• American History Research with Visual Timeline (Authored by Carter Hannah.)

Description: Students write a three page research paper choosing their topics from a Washington, D. C. landmark and create a project depicting their topics to go on a time-line.

• Ample Apples (Authored by Sissy Gandy.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students make observations about the growing process of an apple tree. They complete expository writing and draw illustrations in a student writing book. This lesson includes a cooking activity.

• An American Spy with Money To Spend (Authored by Joyce Honeychurch.)

Description: Teachers can teach across the curriculum as students use imagination, math, reading, computer, geography, and social studies skills in this unique, innovative, and fun lesson where students pretend to be international spies!

• An Atlas of Health Care (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Partner teams utilize programs such as Street Atlas USA and Student Writing Center software packages to research and publicize an alphabetical directory of maps that indicates the precise location of the community’s health care facilities.

• An Emerald Place (Authored by Martha Cordell.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson is designed to invite first graders to discover the four layers of the rain forest and to help them identify the life of animals at each level.

• An Explication of Death (Authored by Cheree Brown.)

Description: In groups of three, the students will explicate 'Thanatopsis.' During this explication they will identify poetic elements as well as sound effects in the poetry.

• An Interview with a View (Authored by Martha Salter.)

Description: Get your students involved in the interview process using this fun activity. The students participate in role-playing, group discussions and self-evaluations. In addition, they view and evaluate their classmates.

• An Invitation to Simple Machines (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: The principal with a hurt foot needs our help! Students are challenged to devise ways to move the principal around the school by exploring simple machines. They then write an invitation for parents to come view the simple machines and web page reports th

• An Odd Pair of Eyes (Authored by Dena Reid.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson creates an enthusiastic environment for learning about odd and even numbers through chants, actions, manipulatives, and drawings. Students are guaranteed to be all smiles by the end of the lesson.

• An Overview of the Civil War (Authored by Diane Krapf.)

Description: Examine the history of slavery in the U.S. and how it contributed to the Civil War. Students will use available technology to research and present information in response to a series of student-generated questions.

• An UnCOMFORTable Situation (Authored by Barbara Johnson.)

Description: Students explore the relationship between the area of square units and their perimeters in a hands-on activity. Observations are recorded, and students begin to recognize that shapes with the same area can sometimes have different perimeters.

• Analogies (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

Description: Students learn about relationships between words and then are expected to figure out the missing word for a list of analogies. This lesson is a good lesson to use with ESOL students or students who are having difficulty with word relationships.

• Analogies in Foreign Language Classes (Authored by Joanna Lowe.)

Description: Students decipher and create analogies in the target language.

• Analyzing a Science Fiction Movie (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

Description: Students observe and predict how technology and scientific knowledge interact. They then discuss the societal ramifications of this interaction and watch the movie CONTACT.

• Analyzing Persuasion (Authored by Sherry Czupryk.)

Description: Students identify and explain the persuasive devices used in -I Have a Dream.- This is the culminating lesson of a unit on analyzing persuasion. See lessons with -Persuasion- in the title.

• Ancient Africa's Connection to Today (Authored by Wilma Horton.)

Description: Ancient Africa's Historical Contributions are told though the eyes of a spider, Anansi and his search calabash game. Fabric art is optional.

• Ancient Egypt (Authored by Lois Christensen.)

Description: Students present a report about ancient Egypt through group work devoted to structured research. Comprehension is assessed through a Jeopardy game format.

• And the Number Is (2nd Grade) (Authored by Kathy Peters.)

Description: Students create their own Mystery Numbers by giving clues about the name, value, and multiples of the digits which comprise the number.

• And the Number Is (Kindergarten) (Authored by Nancy Bernath.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Through the use of music and the manipulation of numeral cards and counting objects, the children learn to read numerals 1-10.

• And Your Point Is . . .? Part I (Authored by Lois Christensen.)

Description: This is Part I of a two-part series. Part I introduces students to point of view through a structured WebQuest. Part II (See Weblinks) extends understanding through student engagement in a variety of debate activities.

• And Your Point Is . . .? Part II (Authored by Lois Christensen.)

Description: This is Part II of a two-part series. Part I introduced students to point of view through a structured WebQuest. (See WebLinks.) Part II extends understanding through student engagement in a variety of debate activities.

• Angels of Generosity (Authored by Amy Hayes.)

Description: This lesson uses ANGEL CHILD, DRAGON CHILD by Surat to identify generous actions. Students will keep a generosity journal reflecting acts of kindness they performed each week.

• Angle Aerobics (Authored by Amy Gunn.)

Description: This lesson introduces students to names of angles. It provides an action activity and then a follow up worksheet to assess.

• Angles and Algebra (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: This lesson covers angle measure for triangles and complementary/supplementary angles.

• Animal Homes Near and Far (Authored by Renee Benefield.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students work in cooperative groups to list animal habitats. They conclude the lesson by selecting one of the habitats and writing about some of its characteristics and listing a few animals that live in that environment.

• Animalopedia Poetry (Authored by Prudence Mason.)

Description: Students work in groups to research animals and write poems for an Animalopedia classroom book.

• Animals and Their Biomes (Authored by Mary Lirette.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Using biome and animal flashcards, the learner will categorize the animals according to the biome in which they naturally live in with 100% accuracy.

• Animals Galore (Authored by Kay Davis.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students classify and sort animals into groups according to the structural characteristics.

• Animals in Research - Right or Wrong? (Authored by Carol Houck.)

Description: Students research and discuss a sensitive or controversial issue and attempt to make a decision based on group findings.

• Ants in Your Pants (Authored by Diana Dome.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students investigate different ways numbers can be expressed as a sum and use a chart to record and analyze their findings. The use of children's literature, hands-on manipulatives, and the Internet are incorporated.

• Any Way You Slice It (Authored by Farica King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, ESE - CL (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Using real-world text, students learn about the history of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches while using a graphic organizer to clarify meaning of text. Following the activity, students write directions on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Students then exchange directions and follow their classmate’s recipe to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

• Anyone for Lunch? (Authored by Sandi Tidwell.)

Description: The student will use statistical methods to record and make inferences about real-world situations using graphs.

• Apple Eaters (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is an entertaining, cooperative learning lesson where students have the opportunity to taste a variety of apples and to graph which apple is the most favorite. Students practice their speaking skills by explaining the results of the group graph.

• Applemania (Authored by Debra Barbosa.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Lesson Description- Children will practice using the mathematical concepts of sorting, patterns, classifying, counting, and recording by participating in an authentic classroom survey and experiment.

• Appropriate Responses (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

Description: Students work in pairs to practice listening and speaking to each other. Students offer input, make clarifying remarks, and demonstrate that they understand what they hear.

• Architecture Makes an Imprint (Authored by Kim Salesses.)

Description: Students will explore architecture of the world, uses of buildings and discuss architecture as a career. Students will work in cooperative groups and present their findings to the class.

• Are They the Same or Different? (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)

Description: Using a graphic organizer, students synthesize and separate collected information.

Description: Students analyze three presidents. They create a graphic organizer explaining how three influences for each president affected the development of the New Nation.

• Are We Sure They Are Parallel? (Authored by Xiuqing Li.)

Description: This lesson is designed to explore the definition and properties of parallel lines.

• Are We the Same? (Authored by Mary Ann Taylor.)

Description: Students identify and make symmetrical figures.

• Are We There Yet? (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is the review lesson for the unit, Going to Grandma’s. Using the Formative Assessment Checklist and all completed summative assessments, the teacher reinforces skills and concepts using the activities from this lesson.

• Are You a Good Sumerian? (Authored by Eric Miles.)

Description: After students have studied life in Mesopotamia, students construct a Sumerian brick. The brick is supposed to represent material used to build a home in Sumer.

• Are You a Liberal or a Conservative? (Authored by Jenny Collier.)

Description: Students use a web-based quiz to determine their own placement on the political spectrum, and then work cooperatively to define the liberal and conservative viewpoints.

• Are You a Peacemaker or a Man-Eating Shark? (Authored by Teri Grunden.)

Description: Students work on the concept of "fairness" through a group activity, discussion, and written responses with conflicts/resolutions from a short story, and then produce a page on the computer (or on paper) for a class book.

• Are You a Radical or Just a Square Root? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: The inverse of squaring is finding a “square root.” Square roots are found in many formulas used in many disciplines.

• Are you a Sexual Harasser? (Authored by Sandra Sicbaldi.)

Description: Students gain insight into forms of sexual harassment, and learn techniques to avoid threatening situations, unwanted effects, dating violence, myths and school and state laws governing sexual harassment.

• Are You Charged? (Authored by Rosemary Wilson.)

Description: This lesson is a teacher-directed study of the charges on ions with an easy method of remembering charges based on elements' locations on the periodic table.

• Are You Coordinated? (Authored by Sissy Gandy.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn how to locate coordinate points on a grid. They create a graph during the lesson and identify the coordinate points.

• Are You for Real? (Authored by Stacy Durham.)

Description: Students review newspaper articles, magazine articles and advertisements to determine if they are informative or persuasive. They identify the methods that the writers use to persuade or inform the audience.

• Are You Listening to Me? (Authored by Melanie Henderson.)

• Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students identify differences between listening and not listening skills. Students learn how to use good listening skills when trying to solve a conflict. Students role-play using listening skills to resolve conflicts.

• Are You Moody? (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: Are you moody? Is a novel? Students continue their study of the novel, [Jacob Have I Loved] and their examination of literary techniques the author uses to grab their attention.

• Are You My Mother? (Authored by Lee Strain.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students will discover baby animals look similar to their parents.

• Are You Ready for Personal Independence? (Authored by Shirley Godbold.)

Description: Through class discussion and self evaluation, students will discover what independence means to different individuals.

• Are You Sure They Lived Happily Ever After? (Authored by Diane Goodson.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Have you ever wondered whether some of the fairy tales would have truly ended “happily ever after” if the story had continued? Predict what will happen after the frog prince marries the princess in the [The Frog Prince Continued].

• Are You Sure You've Got the Right Answer? (Authored by summer zephyr.)

Description: The student selects a problem to answer in the content area. Through the use of strategic questioning, planning, searching and information-compacting skills the student effectively uses the Internet to find the answer to his question.

• Are You Talking About Me? (Authored by Susan LosHuertos.)

Description: Student creates a beginning level Power Point presentation using facts about themselves. Lesson focuses on Power Point tasks: outlining, inserting clip art and images from Internet, customizing presentation with transitions and animation.

• Area Adventure (Authored by Teri Grunden.)

Description: Students use manipulatives (paper squares, geoboards) to figure out the area and learn that area = length x width. Students learn how to solve real-world problems involving area.

• Arithmetic Artistry (Authored by Stacy Durham.)

Description: Students will create a classroom quilt that illustrates the many unique ways that children use math skills.

• Arithmetic Sequence (Authored by Xiuqing Li.)

Description: Students will examine the concept of arithmetic sequence and learn to find the sum of arithmetic sequence.

• Around and Around We Go (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: A POLYGON is a closed figure formed by line segments. The PERIMETER of a polygon is the sum of the lengths of its sides.

• Around the Room Short Story (Authored by Laura Childers.)

Description: Once students are taught the elements of a short story, they will demonstrate their understanding by collectively creating stories within a group. This lesson will develop/ solve conflicts and show short story elements through listening skills.

• Around the World in 5 Days (Authored by Georgia Roberts.)

Description: This is an introductory lesson on the seven continents. Students learn the continents, draw a map, discuss cultures, use research to learn geography, and investigate cultures. The purpose is to help students understand that we live in a global world.

• Around the World with Multiplication (Authored by Beverly Iacobellis.)

Description: This is a fun and exciting game that reviews the multiplication facts.

• Arranging Numbers from 1 to 5 (Authored by Tammy Hales.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students are expected to explore arrangements of numbers up to 5 and explore conservation of numbers.

• Art in the Sky (Authored by Linda Pentiuk.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students become familiar with four types of clouds by experimenting with cameras and exploring the web. Students observe illustrator’s renderings of clouds and draw their own representation of clouds.

• Artfully Speaking (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This language arts lesson is for Day 12 of the unit [Native Americans]. It is to be done after [The Seminoles] lesson plan on the same day. Students will complete a My Favorite Artwork form and use it to practice speaking to small groups.

• As the Earth Turns (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Why do the sun and moon seem to disappear and reappear making day and night? This lesson demonstrates the rotation of the earth.

• Ask the Antlion (Authored by Jack Petersen.)

Description: Students learn about basic biological principles through using the scientific processes of observation and recording as they examine live insects (antlions).

• At the Corral (Authored by Sandra Rosengren.)

• Subject(s): Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: "Down at the ranch" students learn dotted eighth/sixteenth note rhythm pattern using percussion instruments and alternating from "corral to corral" in groups of 4-6. They play the pattern while listening to selected American wester

• At the Governor's Mansion (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: -At the Governor's Mansion- is a mock visit to -talk with- our state governor and his family while -touring- the lovely mansion facility. Students report interesting facts that they learn about the governor in the class-made boo

• At War With Multiplication (Authored by Shannon Safriet.)

Description: Many children may have played War with cards before, but this lesson adds a little twist. The children will be practicing their recall of the multiplication facts while playing cards!

• Atom and Eve (Authored by Rebecca Renfro.)

Description: The students will use a concept map to define and share their information about the Hydrogen atom. They will construct a model of a Hydrogen atom using simple, low-cost materials.

• Atomic War: Just the Facts (Authored by Chet Geering.)

Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Only the FACTS will be covered in this lesson.

• Attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Authored by Rae Harrelson.)

Description: Students hear a story about the atomic bombing of Japan and write an editorial about the event from the perspective of either a Japanese or an American.

• Attracting an Audience with Purpose (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: Making sure that the purpose of an oral presentation or speech, and the intended audience are compatible will help students become good speakers.

• Attractive Adjectives (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

Description: This ESOL lesson, that is part 3 of a unit, reviews nouns and verbs, then introduces adjectives. Students learn to identify and use adjectives in sentences, identify them in listening activities, and review all three in a commercial.

• Autumn Leaves: Where does the color come from? (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

Description: In Autumn most people enjoy colorful leaves, brought about by external stimuli. In this lesson students explore leaf pigmentation through chromatography.

• Aviator Timeline (Authored by Stuart Brannon.)

Description: The students choose five famous aviators to research and present the information in a timeline format. The students use a variety of sources for their information.

• Awesome Alliterations (Authored by Regina Letizia.)

Description: The learner will build an interest and appreciate poetry through writing alliterative poems.

• Awesome Audio Book (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

Description: Students select and record a poem, article, or short story that incorporates images and sounds within the text to elicit emotions in the listener. They write an explanation of how sounds and images are used to elicit the emotional response.

• Baby Cell “Facts of Life” (Authored by Elizabeth Russell.)

Description: The students, by taking on the rolls of an animal cell's parts, will relate the structures of the animal cell parts to their purposes.

• Back Up (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This lesson is for Day 10 of the unit [Inventions and Inventors]. Students have fun participating in a review game by identifying significant people who have made contributions in the fields of communication, technology, and science.

• Bag It (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Using a paper bag or a gift bag, students create a book report providing information on the elements of the book.

• Bags of Numbers (Authored by Todd Hauser.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is a hands on activity designed to allow the child to use manipulatives to count orally with a one to one correspondence.

• Bah Humbug (Authored by Nicole Briggle.)

Description: After listening to Charles Dickens’ [A Christmas Carol] and Dr. Seuss’ [How the Grinch stole Christmas], students create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the two main characters.

• Balanced Equations (Authored by Judy Fox.)

Description: If your students have a hard time understanding variables, this lesson is for you. It is wonderful for the visual student. In the lesson students will use weights and a balance scale to show how the sides of an equation are equal.

• Balanced Students (Authored by Albert Baggott.)

Description: Students use a hands-on activity to investigate the relationships between weights and the distance of the weights from the fulcrum in a balanced 1st class lever.

• Balloon Bustin' Biographies (Authored by Idella Kruger.)

Description: Using balloons as inspiration, students choose a famous person to research. Students view videos, read electronic encyclopedia summaries, and/or biographies of a famous person from the past, then create a one to three page report.

• Bang, You're Dead! (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

Description: By participating in this indoor/outdoor activity, students work to understand the pattern of events to learn about ultimate understanding.

• Bargain Hunter (Authored by Kelly Allen.)

Description: Students will engage in a classroom shopping adventure to search for the best bargains.

• Bargain Town, USA (Authored by Rita Williams.)

Description: Designed to follow your instructions about converting number forms, this lesson is a real-world application of the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents.

• Barge Building…What Floats Your Boat? (Authored by Glenn Rutland.)

Description: Using aluminum foil, pennies, and water, students build a barge that will float while holding the largest number of pennies. Students will learn problem solving, estimation, weight and balance, and the causes and effects of water displacement.

• Bark/Meow, Purr/Snort - Oh, What a Voice! (Authored by Dianne Parks.)

Description: Students will do teacher directed experiences to understand voice in writing. Students will complete a narrative writing depicting two animals/things that are opposite by focusing on different voices.

• Barnacles: Harder than Cement (Authored by summer zephyr.)

Description: Students will be fascinated watching the movements of the complex animal hidden inside the tiny barnacle shells. This lesson allows students to study the behavior, adaptation, and larval stage of the barnacle.

• Base It (Authored by Melanie Malone.)

Description: To expose students to number systems other than the decimal system and explain why we need to know these systems (binary: electronics and computers; octal and hexadecimal: flight test, computers)

• Basic Features of a Civilization (Authored by Jamie Berry.)

Description: Students work in groups answering questions about what they would need for their civilizations to survive on a deserted island. They then have to relate their findings to the basic features of a civilization in essay form.

• Batty Facts (Authored by Carol Cline.)

Description: Go batty! Students use a KWL chart as a prereading strategy to organize and display their knowledge of bats, nocturnal animals.

• Be a “Source”erer’s Apprentice (Authored by Jan Curtis.)

Description: Students sharpen research skills by studying primary and secondary sources. When students know what kind of sources are available, they can find exciting stories, facts, and photographs which can make history come alive.

• Be a Celebrity and Share Your Life with Us (Authored by Patricia Morres.)

Description: Students become class celebrities by writing their own autobiographies and by sharing them with the public, the class.

• Be a Responsible Citizen: Vote! (Authored by Lisa Whildin.)

Description: Explore American citizens' rights and responsibilities through group research on the Internet and presentation of content to the class.

• Be A Star Reporter!!! (Authored by Hazel McCormack.)

Description: Students become a Star Reporter when they write a paragraph and orally present the who, what, when, where and why of cut out pictures from magazines.

• Be An Expert (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson is for Days 5-7 of the unit [Native Americans]. Students will read informational texts to become “experts” on a Native American culture group. They will record notes and make a project to inform the class about their culture group.

• Be Impulsive! (Authored by Abby Hill.)

Description: Students work as a -nerve cell relay team-, each having a specific part (order) in the race. A secret (written) message is sent, in relay fashion, until it reaches the final team member. The first team to finish, and relay the correct message, wi

• Beams and Bones (Authored by Joyce Dowlatram.)

Description: The human body is like a house. Students use this analogy to learn how some parts in the human body interact.

• Bean Sort (Authored by Mark Howell.)

Description: Students create dichotomous keys, classify items, and practice writing scientific names.

• Bearly There (Authored by Judith McCormick.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity is a fun way to introduce measurement. After reading How Long Is A Foot? the students use nonstandard measuring devises to measure different items and place them in order from longest to shortest.

• Bears in a Box (Authored by Sharon Ussery.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students enjoy using counting bears to predict the missing addends. Using these concrete materials they are able to see and understand the concept of missing addends. An added plus is the students cannot wait to see how many bears are really hiding in the box.

• Bears Odd Bears Even (Authored by Karen Beck.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students use counters and cubes to classify and model numbers as even or odd.

• Beary Good Problem Solvers (Authored by Dena Reid.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity is a “beary” fun way to practice adding and subtracting operations. Students act out problems using teddy bears, write and solve number sentences.

• Beat the Wheel (Authored by Kaye Maddox.)

Description: This lesson provides an opportunity for students to practice multiplication facts in a large group setting.

• Because I’m Big and Bad! (Authored by Martha Todd.)

Description: Students use -The Three Little Pigs- and -The Three Wolves and the Big Bad Pig- to identify cause-effect relationships.

• Become a Detective (Authored by Shannon Flynn.)

Description: Everyone loves a mystery and now your students can be the detectives! In this lesson, students read a mystery story while searching for clues to help predict the outcome. They record the outcome then finish the story to see how well they predicted.

• Behavior and the Adolescent (Authored by James Buchannon.)

Description: This lesson is a class discussion to cause students to think about controlling anger in the classroom.

• Benefits Are All Around (Authored by Brent Johns.)

Description: Students explore the potential fitness benefits of various activities and the places in the community that they can experience these benefits.

• Benjamin Franklin and Electricity (Authored by Paul Baldauf PhD.)

Description: This is an interdisciplinary lesson combining exercises in Language Arts and Science, and includes discussions and written assignments on one of the seminal figures in science, Benjamin Franklin, and continues with simple experiments in electricity.

• Better than Average (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students use baseball cards to understand averages, decimals to thousandths, and the real-world use of math.

• Better to Tell the Truth (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: The purpose of this lesson is to teach students to distinguish between emotional and logical arguments in advertising.

• Bicycle Safety (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn how to operate and practice safe behavior on bicycles.

• Big Brain Central (Authored by Shelley Mann.)

Description: Students set up Editing Centers and become trained specialists in certain components of editing. Peers come to specialists for editing needs.

Description: Students work in cooperative groups to provide presentations on business organization and “Big Business” during the second part of the Industrial Revolution (1860-1910) in the United States.

• Big Dog and String-bean (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: The students read a story and identify the pronouns. They determine what noun from the story these pronouns stand for. They then enhance their knowledge of pronouns by completing an assignment that practices this language skill.

• Big on Biography (Authored by Lorinda Luther.)

Description: Students select a person to research for biographical information. Utilizing resources in the Media Center, students record information on note cards; students then interpret and categorize information for appropriate placement on a graphic organizer.

• Big, Bigger, Biggest (Authored by Melissa Lawley.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students demonstrate keyboarding skills to illustrate big, bigger, biggest and small, smaller, smallest in a transportation picture. (NETS for Students: 1.1 and 3.1)

• Bio-Poem (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students write a biographical poem about themselves using an easy formula.

• Biographical Research Paper (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Using resource materials, students write a biographical research paper.

• Bird's Eye View (Authored by Linda Pentiuk.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students become familiar with different types of maps by exploring books. Students create their own representation of a map.

• Birthday Blast (Authored by Amy Brown.)

Description: -Birthday Blast- will allow students to become familiar with their classmates birthdays as they gather information and interpret the results using a tally chart, a pictograph and a bar graph.

• Bits and Pieces! (Authored by Priscilla Boan.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students listen to the story [Winter Fun] written by Rita Schlachter. They listen for information throughout the story that relates to the characters, setting, problem, and solution.

• Blind Alley (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

Description: Students work together to gather communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity in this indoor/outdoor activity.

• Block Heads (Authored by Carolyn Francis.)

Description: Block Heads gives students the opportunity to work hands-on, using base ten blocks to model whole numbers through one thousand.

• Blooming with Self-Confidence (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Many children worry about not being able to do what other children can do. This lesson will help them understand and respect differences in readiness and abilities, as they read the book [Leo the Late Bloomer] and make flowers of their own.

• Blooms Connection II (Authored by Marshall Thomas.)

Description: Students will apply the Bloom's Connection strategy in their social studies or science class. This is a second lesson applying Bloom's principles.

• Blowing Kisses (Authored by Jeanne Barber-Morris.)

Description: Fifth Grade students thank their mothers (grandmothers, aunts, god-mothers, etc.) for their first breath of life. Activities are pre-writing, designing a poem form, and making a card.

• Boarding of Symmetrical Shapes (Authored by Janet Greathouse.)

Description: The students use geoboards to model polygons and to practice finding lines of symmetry.

• Bodaciously Beautiful Butterflies Take Flight (Authored by Heather Watson.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson is for K-1 students. The students complete a study on butterflies using real caterpillars. Each student keeps a personal daily journal of observations and completes a timeline for their caterpillar/butterfly.

• Body Buddies (Authored by Jennifer Ryan.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson is an interactive way to introduce body parts to first graders. After students are introduced to new vocabulary, they work in pairs to construct and label twenty body parts on a life-size outline of their bodies.

• Body Parts (Authored by Mary Montcalm.)

Description: Using Total Physical Response strategies, students learn body parts in the target language (Spanish).

• Body Systems in Action (Authored by Carolyn Garner.)

Description: This is the last lesson, days 13-16, of the Unit Plan, What Makes Me Who I Am? Students research the body systems. Cooperative groups create and present a short skit demonstrating how systems work together.

• Body Systems, Part I (Authored by Candace Parker.)

Description: Students work with the systems of the body through research.

• Body Systems, Part II (Authored by Candace Parker.)

Description: This is the second of a two-part lesson. Students create a multimedia presentation to reinforce the knowledge they gained from the lesson, -Body Systems, Part I-.

• Boo-ographies (Authored by Kathy Peters.)

Description: During the month of October, students are encouraged to read biographies of famous individuals from the past. Students pretend to be the character and give a short video-taped presentation.

• Book Jeopardy (Authored by Megan Siska.)

Description: Students participate in a fun, educational game of -Book Jeopardy- which can be used to review material before a comprehensive test on any novel.

• Book Selling Project (Authored by Megan Siska.)

Description: Students create an oral presentation that uses a visual aid to sell their books to their classmates with the goal of trying to get their classmates interested in reading the book.

• Book Share (Authored by Joan Jackson.)

Description: Students meet in small groups to reflect on and share their thoughts after reading a short story, poem, chapter in a novel, etc.

• Boom and Fizz (Authored by Cheryle Borsos.)

Description: Boom and Fizz is a thrilling discovery of physical and chemical changes. It combines an engaging teacher demonstration with a hands-on student lab experience.

• Boston Spies' Report on the Redcoats (Authored by Francis Sicius.)

Description: Students collect information about British actions in Boston and send it by secret message to leaders in Philadelphia.

• Bounce & Sing Introduction (Authored by Tisa Craig.)

Description: This activity is performed at the beginning of the school to introduce students to classmates and the teacher.

• Bouncing Balloon Volley (Authored by Rhonda Gibbons.)

• Subject(s): Physical Education (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn to volley, consistently striking a balloon with their hands using a two-handed underhand pattern, proper stance and an appropriate amount of force in order to keep the balloon in their self-space.

• Bountiful Biomes (Authored by Linda Webb.)

Description: Students work in groups to research five different biomes (arctic tundra, tropical rain forest, North American desert, African grasslands, deciduous forest) and complete a graphic organizer.

• Bountiful Butterflies (Authored by Alicia Floyd.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After creating a symmetrical design resembling a butterfly, the students describe symmetry. Using their pictures students then write a story about the butterfly while focusing on creative ideas.

• Bowling Over the Order of Operations (Authored by Amelia McCurdy.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
Description: After learning how to solve equations using the order of operations, students will use their skills to create equations that will -knock down bowling pins-.

• Brain Game (Authored by Katherine Leftwich.)

Description: This is a fun lesson that challenges the student’s ability to respond to stimuli that are mixed word/color messages. (Responses to changes in the environment/stimuli)

• Brainstorm This! (Authored by Jena Lewis.)

Description: Students learn about brainstorming, and how to effectively use this prewriting tool for four different writing tasks - persuasive writing, expository writing, character development, and the development of vivid and precise details for any subject.

• Branches of Government (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Are the different parts of government confusing to you? Students will use graphic organizers to assist them in learning about the three branches of government.

• Branching Out (Authored by Carolyn Calloway.)

Description: In this lesson, students work in pairs to research the structure, function and primary responsibilities of each office of the Executive branch. After researching, students come together in pairs and create a chart displaying their research.

• Break Down (Authored by Mary Borges.)

Description: Students apply their understanding of the elements of plot structure and conflict to cooperatively create storyboards and speak effectively as they present their products.

• Break It Down (Authored by Debbie Hartley.)

Description: This engaging game may be used as a group activity for the reinforcement of identifying word parts. It could be modified to be used as individual assessment of the same skill.

• Bright Sky, Night Sky (Authored by cheryl martinez.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Through this activity students will apply information known about the differences found in the sky.

• Broadcasting World War II (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

Description: Students create and perform radio broadcasts relating to events and situations that affected American society in World War II. They test their listening skills during these broadcasts. They practice by responding to tasks like those found on the FCAT.

• Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (Authored by Martha Simmons.)

Description: This is an introductory lesson on the Great Depression. Students discuss the Great Depression and the impact that it had on American Society and teens during that era.

• Brown Bag It (Authored by Deborah Walther.)

Description: Students draw an object relying only on their sense of touch and imagination and then draw it again using their powers of observation to create a detailed study of the object. Comparisons are then made of the two drawings.

• Bubbles Everywhere! (Authored by Annette Nixon.)

Description: The lesson is a fun way to practice measurement, and circle and sphere formulas. It can easily be adapted to fit any level of circle exploration.

• Buddy Stories (Authored by Kim Forgione.)

Description: Students will write and illustrate short stories to share with a younger class of -Buddy Readers-.

• Budget Hungry (Authored by Donna Allen.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, ESE - CL, ESE - CO (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
Description: Students create an expense budget for a meal at a restaurant. They learn the basic communication and etiquette skills needed to successfully go on a field trip to implement the budgets they created.

• Buggy Beats (Authored by Deborah Supe.)

• Subject(s): Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students have an opportunity to use both creative and logical sides of the brain by developing an understanding that ALL words have a logical, patterned rhythm of their own, and by being able to create and perform their own unique musical compositions.

• Buggy Patterns (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This literature-based lesson is the second lesson from the unit plan Patterns, Patterns Everywhere. Students learn to identify, create, predict, extend, and use patterns.

• Building a Dichotomous Key (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

Description: A dichotomous key helps us understand diversity and identify unknown organisms. In a laboratory/classroom setting students design a dichotomous key.

• Building Blueprints (Authored by Melissa Lawley.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students demonstrate the use of mouse skills to design and print a created blueprint of a building. (NETS for Students: 3.2)

• Building With Blends (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students learn how to blend sound components into words by completing a whole group activity with the teacher. They then use this knowledge in a station activity game where they match word parts with blends to form complete words.

• But That's Not FAIR! (Authored by Barbara Johnson.)

Description: Students solve problems using fractions through hands-on activities and appropriate literature.

• Butterflies and Frogs (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is the fifth lesson in the unit plan, Patterns, Patterns Everywhere. Included in this lesson are activities for days 6 and 7. Students identify patterns found in nature.

• Butterfly Bonanza (Authored by Becky Peltonen.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: How do butterflies change and grow over time? After looking at butterflies, reading about butterflies and singing about butterflies, students will be able to describe the life cycle of the butterfly.

• Button Bonanza (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is a small group activity in which students sort, classify, and write about how they sort buttons.

• Buttons R Us (Authored by Randy Bowne.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students compare buttons by attributes. Using their data, the students create different types of graphs demonstrating what they have learned.

• Buying and Budgets (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: How do you decide if you can afford to buy something new? Using a budget lets you know where your money is being spent as well as how much money you have left to spend. In this lesson, students use tables to solve budget problems. Addition and subtr

• Buying Power (Authored by Kecia Hills.)

Description: As students become informed consumers with a basic understanding of financial and non-financial factors that influence spending, they will make decisions that reflect adequate allocation of funds for their wants and needs.

• By Dawn's Early Light (Authored by Edward Blackwell, Jr..)

Description: Students have the opportunity to explore the history of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” In the process, they explore how the lyrics of a song can be a form of poetry and the principles of cause and effect.

• C is for Cookie-A MEAN-ingful Graphing Activity (Authored by Michelle Gowan.)

Description: Students work in groups to dissect a variety of brands of chocolate chip cookies and calculate the mean for each brand. Students create their own bar graphs, pictographs, and line graphs to represent information

• C.M. Beg (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is an interesting lesson about the concept of living things. Students will be introduced to a pretend boy named C.M. Beg. The initials of the boy will be a mnemonic device to help students understand the basic characteristics of living things. C stands for change. M stands for move. Be stands for breath. E stands for eat. G stands for grow.

• Calculate the Answer (Authored by Katherine Sparks.)

Description: "Calculate the Answer" allows students to practice independently multiplication and/or addition skills. (This activity is appropriate for a learning center/station).

• Calculating Cats (Authored by Sharon Ussery.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Come along with the “Calculating Cats” and learn all about calculators and how to add and subtract whole numbers less than 1,000.

• Calling All Cartographers (Authored by Jane Cunningham.)

Description: This is a map lesson. The class participates in a discussion and completes the class K-W-L chart. This allows for review of terminology, symbols, types of maps, etc. Students assist in instruction by drawing symbols they remember on the board.

• Can Bacteria Arise from Non-living Things? (Authored by Hala Bessyoune.)

Description: This lesson is a lab activity in which students work in groups to solve the problem, 'Can bacteria arise from non-living things?'

• Can I Be Your Friend? (Authored by Ann Lyons.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After reading, [Charlie, the Caterpillar] to the class, students write one paragraph about how they can be a good friend.

• Can I Put You in Your Place? (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students play a game that allows them to place number cards in an order to make the least three digit number possible using place value. Students compare these numbers with a partner to see who has the least three digit number.

• Can We Live Without Government? (Authored by Clifford Snipe.)

Description: This lesson helps students understand the role that government plays in the lives of its citizens and how the government protects individual rights.

• Can You Calculate the Speed of Your Pet? (Authored by Edward Williams.)

Description: What is the fastest wind up toy pet? In this lesson students will explore how to calculate the speed of wind up toy pets, average the speeds and identify the correct units of measure of speed.

• Can You Figure Language? (Authored by Robin Ziel.)

Description: Everyone always compares themselves to someone else, however, can they understand figurative language or compare two dissimilar objects? This lesson teaches similes and metaphors and how to understand and create them.

• Can You Hear Me Now? (Authored by Miriam Buchanan.)

Description: Students will explain steps to guide another student to reproduce a drawing. Students will also do peer evaluations critiquing articulation abilities.

• Can You Picture This? (Authored by Joel Beck.)

Description: The students create a Web page using an appropriate picture format, which they determine by analyzing size and download time.

• Can You See it, Touch it, Hear it? (Authored by summer zephyr.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Through this lab activity, students are helped with development of their observational skills. (This lesson may be used with students at any grade level.)

• Can You See the Music? (Authored by Warren Bell.)

Description: The students learn the makeup of the electromagnetic spectrum and how the various forms of EMRs are similar and different from each other.

• Can You Sense Scents? (Authored by Becky Peltonen.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: During this hands-on lesson, students will use their sense of smell to identify familiar scents.

• Cancer Public Service Announcement (Authored by Christy Carpenter.)

Description: Students explore the causes and treatments of cancer by developing a Public Service Announcement to share with others.

• Candy Cane Chemistry (Authored by Jo Ann Parsons.)

Description: Students in this laboratory activity work cooperatively to produce a desired product, make observations, and examine the effect of heat on bonding forces. They complete a written handout relating the effect of heat on bonding and have lots of fun.

• Candy Fractions (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Candy Fractions is quite the treat for Fraction Fridays. Families donate bags of seasonal treats that the class estimates, counts, sorts on tree diagrams, names, and then graphs. Oh yeah, then they get to eat the treats!

• Capitalization and Washington, D.C. (Authored by Joyce Sewell.)

Description: In this unit, students learn and practice capitalizing names of cities, states, countries, streets, buildings, bridges, and geographical places around the theme of Washington, D.C.

• Captain’s Quest (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

Description: Students work together to gather communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity in this indoor/outdoor activity.

• Career Recruiter (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

Description: Multimedia and technology are integrated into a classroom presentation on a health-related career. NETS for Students: 3.2, 4.2 and 5.1)

• Careers in Criminal Justice (Authored by Bill Chapman.)

Description: Identify and describe the career opportunities and prerequisites in the criminal justice system using multimedia and technology.

• Cars on the Curve (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

Description: Students predict which car will -win- and then play a car-race game to test their predictions. Their results are analyzed to recognize patterns of central tendency.

• Cars, Trucks and Things That Go Sorting Fun! (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is a small group activity in which students have fun sorting, classifying and writing about how they sort transportation vehicles.

• Cartesian Classroom (Authored by Annette Nixon.)

Description: The classroom is turned into a human Cartesian coordinate plane, thereby introducing students to the characteristics of the coordinate system.

• Cartoon Vocabulary (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

Description: A student’s comprehension of a vocabulary word is tested by having the student draw a picture to illustrate the meaning of the word.

• Cat's Meow One Through Ten (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Through the use of classroom activities, role-play and cooperative learning, students practice counting and reading numerals 1-10.

• Catch Me! (Authored by Jeanette Robaldo.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This read-aloud activity gives students basic ideas and vocabulary to speak about a leprechaun trap.

• Catching a Balanced Diet (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn the importance of balanced meals and select foods that make up a balanced meal by playing a fishing game.

• Cause or Effect (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: The students develop relationships among ideas by recognizing cause and effect in sentences. They complete a whole-group activity then play a station activity game where they determine if part of a sentence is the cause or effect.

• Cause-and-Effect Scavenger Hunt (Authored by Kim Forgione.)

Description: Students go on a scavenger hunt to locate and identify cause-and-effect relationships in a reading selection.

• Cave Paintings, Leaving a Message for the Future (Authored by Jamie Berry.)

Description: Students create cave paintings to leave behind a message for the future civilizations about how they live today.

• Cave Paintings, Studying the Past (Authored by Patricia Barry Holbert.)

Description: Students study prehistoric cave paintings from Lascaux, France, and Altamira, Spain. The students form their own -clans- and draw cave paintings about their culture.

• Celebrate You (Authored by Beverly Stanley.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity reinforces the uniqueness of each student on his/her birthday. The students learn through a pictorial graphing activity about the months of the year. Students write about their special birthday traditions.

• Cell Cookies (Authored by Dawn Pack.)

Description: Students create a plant or animal cell they can eat! A cookie, frosting, and candy pieces serve as the cell's parts. Class discussion will lead to the understanding of the cell's parts and the role the cell plays in tissues, organs, and body syst

• Cell Cycle Movie (Authored by Mark Howell.)

Description: Students draw on previous knowledge and create hand-held flip books that show a cell going through the motions of the cell cycle.

• Cell Factory (Authored by Emily Durney.)

Description: This activity is a fun way for the students to demonstrate their understanding of the basic structures of cells and the essential functions in cells. Students build a model of a factory where each factory part is compared to a cell part via the function.

• Cell Types (Authored by J.P. Hamilton.)

Description: Students create cartoon characters which compare and contrast two types of cells: nerve and muscle. Cartoon characters show how these two cells are similar, how they are different, and the relationship between the two cell types. Cartoons are presented in

• Cell-a-bration (Authored by Kelly Toomey.)

Description: Students compare and contrast the structures of a plant cell and an animal cell by creating a graphic organizer and a food model in preparation for writing an essay comparing and contrasting the two kinds of cells.

• Cells in the Making (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: How do cells keep us alive? Through reading and hands-on activities, students learn about parts of a cell, and their functions in carrying out processes for life. Study skills are taught and modeled as students make entries in science notebooks.

• Cells, Building Blocks of Life (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: What is the basic unit of all living things? Through reading and hands-on activities, students learn about cells, and their function in carrying out processes for life. Study skills are taught and modeled as students make entries in science notebooks

• Cellular Cellebrities (Authored by Susan Goodman.)

Description: Students work in cooperative groups to learn the morphology and function of organelles within plant and animal cells.

• Celsius Tells Temperature, Too (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is the sixth lesson in the Unit Weather Watchers. Students become aware that thermometer liquids expand or contract as temperature affects them. Concept of telling the temperature on a Celsius thermometer is introduced as students identify and recor

• Cemetery of Famous Americans (Authored by Kathy Corder.)

Description: Students conduct research on a famous American and create a tombstone for a class bulletin board.

• Centimeter Slinkies (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This activity is a fun way to investigate measuring in centimeters. The student estimates & measures the length of a whole color-segmented, candy gummy worm. Then, as students bite off each segment, they estimate, measure and record findings in an activity log.

• Central Tendencies and Normal Distribution Curve (Authored by Dan Schmidt.)

Description: Students will be given data (class test scores) to determine central tendencies, and will find information needed to construct a normal distribution curve.

• Central Tendency (Authored by Carson Ealy, Jr..)

Description: This lesson provides students with activities to assist them in determining the mean, mode, and median of given data.

• Chairs That Speak Rhythm (Authored by Marguerite Schmitzer.)

• Subject(s): Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Using chairs to visualize beats, this lesson introduces the concepts of whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes to second graders.

• Challenging the Human Spirit (Authored by Colleen Starr.)

Description: Students select a theme-related essay topic from [Night], by Elie Wiesel, or [The Metamorphosis], by Franz Kafka, and develop an essay that relates the theme to modern day personal experiences. The essay follows a preset rubric.

• Change Agents (Authored by Karen Marler.)

Description: Students conduct experiments and complete observation logs about three erosive change agents and their effects on a variety of surfaces. They present their log information to others through a song, poem or skit.

• Changes All Around Us (Authored by Sherri Barber.)

Description: After students observe various physical and chemical changes demonstrated in class, they work in groups to create a collage of pictures to illustrate how changes occur all around us.

• Changes in Matter (Authored by Carson Ealy, Jr..)

Description: This lesson is developed to enhance student understanding of physical and chemical changes. It will also review knowledge of the states of matter.

• Changes in the Copper Penny (Authored by Patricia Davison.)

Description: This is a unique and fun way to introduce the difference between a physical change in a substance and a chemical change. The student studies the volume, density, altering shape, and chemistry of a copper penny.

• Changing Twines: Exploring Area and Perimeter (Authored by Jessica McDonald.)

Description: In this fun, hands-on activity, students actively engage to determine the relationships between area and perimeter measurements! Students are challenged to discover, prove, and write mathematical conjectures.

• Changing Ways (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This lesson is for Day 8 of the unit Bedlam in Bedrock. Students use reference materials, sketches, diagrams, and models to understand scientific ideas about ways landforms change over time.

• Character and Choices: Dickens' A Christmas Carol (Authored by Jeff Gillard.)

Description: In this three week lesson, the teacher provides instruction in the basic elements of literature. By reading Dickens' novel students are provided the opportunity to understand how their choices can change their attitudes and behavior.

• Character and Plot Development Through Comics (Authored by Monica McManus.)

Description: Students are introduced to character, plot development, point of view, and tone through the use of comic strips. Students identify these four attributes in the comic strip and present their findings to the class.

• Character Comparison (Authored by Terri Griffin.)

Description: This lesson allows students to practice comparing characters from two stories, focusing on actions, motives, emotions, and traits. The Venn diagram is used to display the similarities and differences.

• Character Traits and People in Black History (Authored by Cynthia Lott.)

Description: Students read a one-page biographical essay and write in paragraph form how an African American has demonstrated a certain character trait.

• Character, You Say? Prove It! (Authored by Kathy Boyte.)

Description: Students complete a Character Map and a Venn diagram for selected characters in any text.

• Characters in the Chocolate Factory (Authored by Beth Brewington.)

Description: Books are more interesting when the characters come to life! Students will make creative guesses and compare information about selected characters from the book [Charlie and the Chocolate Factory].

• Charting the Discovery of the Americas (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Charting the Discovery of the Americas teaches students how to use Microsoft Word to create a chart depicting how trade led to the exploration of different regions of the world.

• Chasing Peter's Wolf (Authored by Sharon Hardy.)

• Subject(s): Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students listen to Prokoviev's Peter and the Wolf, relate the story to the music and identify instruments and their representative characters. Students learn that music communicates events and images that help the listener to better understand a story.

• Cheerios Number Patterns (Authored by Jean Mozell.)

Description: This activity provides an opportunity for students to use Cheerios to describe, extend and create numerical patterns.

• Cheerios- Not Just for Breakfast Anymore (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

Description: In this lesson, students practice measurement of surface area and perimeter with estimation by completing activities using Cheerios breakfast cereal.

• Cheesy Math (Authored by Peggy Christian.)

Description: Entice students to investigate perimeter with one of their favorite foods. Students use a variety of methods to measure the perimeter of a piece of cheese, infer the change in perimeter before slicing it and recalculate the perimeter.

• Cherries Are Positive, Lemons Are Negative (Authored by Rita Williams.)

Description: Students discover the rules for adding integers. This lesson should be conducted after students have been introduced to the definition of an integer.

• Cherries Are Positive, Lemons Are Negative - Part 2 (Authored by Rita Williams.)

Description: Designed to follow Cherries are Positive, Lemons are Negative, this lesson has students discover the rules for subtracting integers.

• Cherries Still Positive, Lemons Still Negative (Authored by Rita Williams.)

Description: Designed to follow the lesson -Cherries are Positive, Lemons are Negative,- this is an introductory lesson on solving simple addition equations with positive and negative integers.

• Chessboard Challenge (Authored by Susanna Vondeck.)

Description: This lesson has been created for use with the book [The Kings's Chessboard] by David Birch. The students predict and extend the numerical pattern of twice the day before's total (multiplying by 2 or doubling). They search for other patterns within

• Chip Off the Old Block (Authored by J Drag.)

• Subject(s): Applied Technology, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students use cards showing pictures of adult and baby animals to identify similar characteristics shared by parents and their offspring.

• Chips Ahoy A Thousand Chips In Every Bag (Authored by Amelia McCurdy.)

Description: Nabisco claims to sell 1000 chocolate chips in every 1 pound bag of Chips Ahoy! Students use their problem solving skills and data collection to determine if the claim is true.

• Choice Not Chance (Authored by Rosa Banks.)

Description: Fact or fiction: Do the foods we choose affect our health? The student researches diets in a country other than the USA, and compares it to the Food Guide Pyramid analyzing the affect it has on an individual’s health.

• Choose a Book You’ll Like (Authored by Martha Todd.)

Description: After a class discussion of how to choose a book, students complete class and personal charts which will be used to help select books to read.

• Choosing a Summer Job (Authored by Dan Schmidt.)

Description: Given two summer job opportunities, the student must determine when each job will earn the same amount and what that amount will be. This will be done by solving systems of equations.

• Chris' Culture Club Cruise (Authored by Christine Broyles.)

Description: Ride the virtual highway on a field trip to museums, cultural centers, and exhibition spaces to discover exciting roles of public and private facilities. Follow various links on a cultural cruise of new knowledge and make local connections.

• Christmas Around the World (Authored by Shirley Godbold.)

Description: Every country has its own customs for the celebration of Christmas. This is a look at the customs used in Czecholslovakia and Mexico. Students may have customs from other countries to share.

• Christmas Counting 1 - 25 (Authored by Karen Minks.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students count 25 M&M's in correct order.

• Christmas Shoppers (Authored by anne brandon.)

• Subject(s): Physical Education (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Children use a parachute and shopping bags to play a Christmas shopping game.

• Christmas Shopping (Authored by Deborah Brannon.)

Description: Students will pretend to buy age/gender appropriate Christmas presents using a given budget for a specified number of people.

• Chronic Conics (Authored by Steve Friedlander.)

Description: The students will use two activities to be able to draw four different conic sections. One of the activities is of a physical nature while the second activity is a more traditional pencil and paper activity.

• Chunking Huck Finn (Authored by Lisa Glenn.)

Description: Students read a designated chapter of [The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn]. In small groups, students discuss chapter summary and answer specific questions related to the chapter. Groups will present summaries, addressing answers to specific questions,

• Cinderella Around the World (Authored by Monica McManus.)

Description: Students compare and contrast two versions of the same fairy tale. Students use a Venn diagram to graphically illustrate the similarities and differences in the two stories.

• Cinderella Stories (Authored by Judy Albero.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: While doing this lesson, students will be able to remember, compare, and contrast two different Cinderella stories of their choice.

• Circle Up Your M & Ms (Authored by Rhonda Bajalia.)

Description: Have you ever noticed that the colors of M & M's aren’t evenly distributed in each package? This is a fun way to show your students how to construct a circle graph using percentages based on the colors of 100 M & M's.

• Circular Motion and Introduction to Relativity (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

Description: Students work cooperatively to view, demonstrate, and understand the importance of frame of reference. They present a short skit, based on the information from their research, that describes a trip to a nearby solar system.

• Cite Your Sites (Authored by Stacy Durham.)

Description: Students get exposure to a variety of resources by working in a cooperative group to complete a literary scavenger hunt.

• Citizenship (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: What is citizenship? Using the preambles from the US Constitution and the Florida State Constitution as references, students determine rights and responsibilities of citizenship. This introductory lesson for the unit, We the People, introduces stude

• Citizenship for All (Authored by Tashika Hiers.)

Description: Do you know your rights? This lesson will help students demonstrate their knowledge of the rights, responsibilities, and privileges as United States citizens. Students will show examples by completing a graphic organizer and writing persuasive essays

• Civil War Battle Map (Authored by James Humphrey.)

Description: This activity is a fun way to report geographic information. The student illustrates a blank map to identify 5 Civil War battles.

• Class Act (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students in small groups prepare a short videotaped presentation dramatizing a poem.

• Class President (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Have you wondered what kind of person makes a good president? Students learn strategies to develop reading vocabulary and learn to identify comparison and contrast as an aid to comprehension as they follow Julio and his secret desire to become class p

• Class Quilt (Authored by Joy Whithaus.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity will promote acceptance of diversity within the classroom through the creation of a class quilt. Students will evaluate the final product to find commonalities with other students.

• Class-I-fy (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)

Description: Students classify pre-selected art class items to see how classification methods are created and used. This activity gives students a greater understanding of why and how classification methods are used in science. The scientific method of categorizin

• Classified Clues (Authored by Deborah Shaw.)

• Classifying and Constructing Corners (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: Students explore, classify, and define the various types of angles (acute, right, obtuse, and straight) that occur in the world around them. This lesson plan is the second lesson in a series on geometry.

• Classroom Behavior Role Play (Authored by Jennifer Marshall.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students analyze appropriate and inappropriate classroom behavior after listening to and discussing MISS NELSON IS MISSING by Harry Allard and James Marshall.

• Clean Air (Authored by Mary LaLane.)

Description: Students create a graphic organizer to clarify information for a presentation.

• Climate and Topography, What Is the Connection? (Authored by Scott Neumann.)

Description: This lesson deals only with the Earth’s climatic patterns as they relate to the interplay of topographic features of Earth.

• Clips, Cards, Rocks and Rulers (Authored by Lara Weeks.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students work in pairs to use standard and non-standard tools to measure classroom objects. Partners compare data and respond to a journal prompt that provides application to real-world situations.

• Close Your Math (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)

Description: Students complete a roll playing activity to build understanding of number concepts. Students use 'Algebraic Closure' throughout six operations to better comprehend and review basic number theory.

• Closing the Case (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)

Description: Students review the steps for data collection and how to prepare data displays using statistical information from a survey.

• Cloud Watcher (Authored by Pamela Hoover.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Who wants to be a cloud watcher? Students will learn the names of clouds and the patterns of weather they may bring. Students will spend 2 adventurous weeks predicting the weather by watching the clouds.

• Cloud Watchers (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is the third lesson in the second grade unit on weather called Weather Trackers. Students identify the main types of clouds and the type of weather they typically bring as far as rain is concerned. The concept of matter as a gas and liquid will be ob

• Clouds of Spelling Words (Authored by Deborah Ford.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students receive a folded piece of paper and copy the spelling words onto the paper with a word in each block. They then trace the spelling words four times with four different colored crayons. This is a kinesthetic way to practice writing the spelling words.

• Cognate Detectives (Authored by Marta Encarnacion.)

Description: Students will learn that there are words in English and Spanish that share the same root. These words are visibly and audibly very similar and have the same meaning. Students will become detectives exploring the many cognates in Spanish and English.

• Coin Probability (Authored by Cary Cooley.)

Description: Students develop an understanding of probablility by tallying the coins they choose from different bags with different amounts of coins within them. They then predict the amount of coins within each bag according to their tallied results.

• Cold Sea Waters (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Cold sea waters affected the local and state area during the summer of 1998. Studying a detailed web-site map helps students gain an understanding of sea temperatures.

• Collaborative Compositions (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: This is the final lesson in an expository writing unit. Students are set loose to develop, draft, and elucidate information for a research topic. Students work collaboratively to write a paper as practice for the final task of writing their own papers.

• Colonial American Villages (Authored by Patti Corley.)

Description: The students construct a model of a colonial village. An understanding of why the New England, Middle, or Southern Colonies were settled in regions, will be shown through the students' visual and oral presentations.

• Colonization Specialization (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: This lesson demonstrates how various people in the southern colonies had specialized societal roles. It also provides a simulation of plantation owners' attittudes.

• Color Me Green if I Am a Five (Authored by Deborah Ford.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Are your students having a hard time understanding the concept of counting by fives? Here is a quick, sure fire way to get it across to them. Each student will have a hundreds chart and as you discover which numbers are said when counting by fives, the students will color the number and only the number with a green crayon.

• Color Me Red if I Am a Ten (Authored by Deborah Ford.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Are your students having a hard time understanding the concept of counting by tens? Here is a quick sure fire way to get it across to them. Each student will have a hundreds chart and as you discover which numbers are said when counting by tens, the students will color the number and only the number with red.

• Color My World (Authored by Donna Woods.)

Description: Students write poems using color to describe their feelings and environment.

• Colored Clouds (Authored by Melissa Lee Herring.)

Description: In this lesson learners will observe particles that make up warm water move around faster than particles that make up cold water. This will be demonstrated by observing clouds made of food coloring mixed with different temperatures of water.

• Colorful Solutions (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

Description: Fractions? Who needs them? Students complete a coloring activity and practice where like fractions are actually used in real-life situations. Problem solving involves using fractions with common denominators utilizing Think, Solve, and Explain f

• Colors that Melt in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hand (Authored by Lindsay Bryan.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students will sort balls according to their color, and then record their answers on an activity sheet. Students will also sort colored candies into different color groups.

• Combustion or Lack of Oxygen (Authored by Rosemary Wilson.)

Description: Students are able to see the combustion of ethanol and then write a report regarding the inability for the ethanol to ignite a second time.

• Come On, You Can Trust Me (Authored by Colleen Starr.)

Description: Students learn to define and then recognize a variety of propaganda techniques at work in their everyday world. Choosing one technique, they creatively demonstrate a thorough understanding from real world experiences.

• Come Work Out (Authored by Becky West.)

Description: Students learn how to correctly devise warm-up, conditioning and cool-down techniques. Then they are split into groups and work together to come up with correct techniques for an exercise of their choosing.

• Common Commas (Authored by April Smith.)

Description: The students identify where to place commas in a word series sentence and is appropriate for ESOL students.

• Common Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots (Authored by Deborah Jackson.)

Description: This activity is a fun way for students to identify word parts, such as prefixes, suffixes, and root words by cutting and pasting.

• Common Sense Cookie Shop (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Children count and add money to “shop” for cookies. The lesson involves role-play, graphing results and cooperative learning.

• Community Helpers Wheel (Authored by Beth McArthur.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Using a hand-made spinner, students play a game to reinforce the understanding that some community helpers are producers of goods and some provide a service.

• Community Brochures (Authored by Kim Forgione.)

Description: Students research facets of their community in order to create an informational brochure.

• Community Canned Food Drive (Part 1) (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: During the fall holiday months, the class actively assists the local community in the annual collection of canned food for needy families. Advertisements promoting the campaign are created with Student Writing Center.

• Community Canned Food Drive (Part 2) (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: During the fall holiday months, the class actively assists the local community in the annual collection of canned food for needy families. Students become involved in a graph-keeping adventure as they encourage the school to collect many canned foods.

• Community Quilt (Authored by Manuel Bustamante.)

• Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson helps build communication between students, teachers, administrators, and parents. This is a wonderful lesson to promote English language learning in a culturally sensitive and respectful manner.

• Comparatively Speaking (Authored by Sharon West.)

Description: Students learn to identify and use the literary terms simile and metaphor. Their knowledge will be reinforced as they are engaged in creating and illustrating two examples of each.

• Comparing and Ordering Fractions (Authored by Brenda Lazarus.)

Description: Students are introduced to the comparison of fractions and the ordering of fractions.

• Complaint Department (Authored by Kim Forgione.)

Description: Students write business letters describing a problem with a purchased product and offering a possible solution to the problem.

• Complexity (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Student will perform mathematical operations on complex numbers

• Composer of the Month (Authored by Anissa Sanz.)

Description: In order to keep music alive in the schools, we need to validate our class. What better way to do that than to intergrate social studies and writing into the Music Class?

• Computing Costs (Authored by Robert Pauley.)

Description: Students are expected to calculate the out-of-pocket money needed to purchase a discounted item taxed at a certain percentage of sales tax.

• Confusing Colors! (Authored by Kevin Holland.)

Description: This is a neat data analysis project in which students collect data, graph their data, and then make predictions based upon their findings. The student’s interest is maintained by the interesting way the data is collected.

• Congruent and Similar Figures (Authored by Melissa Aldridge.)

Description: This learning activity introduces students to the concept of congruent and similar figures. The class will identify, classify, and describe the similarities and differences among these figures.

• Congruent Triangles Postulates (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)

Description: Students enjoy this engaging activity in discovering three lettered postulates that prove triangles congruent. Students have a great insight to the workings and reasoning behind ASA, SAS, SSS, and AAS.

• Connect the Species (Authored by Daric White.)

Description: This is a lesson designed to test student knowledge of energy transfer and species interrelationships.

• Connecting Characters and Themes in Julius Caesar (Authored by Pat Mixon.)

Description: This pre-writing assignment prepares the students for the literary analysis. Writing one body paragraph gives the students the flavor of the analysis. The students locate, interpret, evaluate and analyze the relationship between a character and the t

• Conservation Critters Anonymous, Etcetera (Authored by Wilma Horton.)

Description: Students access one of the designated Everglades National Park Websites to understand the intricacies of conservation and relationship balance of flora to fauna.

• Conservation of Mass (Authored by J Keener.)

Description: Students observe a chemical reaction, determine that a gas has mass, and confirm the law of conservation of mass and energy.

• Conservation Station (Authored by Jennifer Carter.)

Description: Don't let your eyes mislead you. Size does not always matter. Students will be amazed once they've measured the volume of four containers that vary in size and shape.

• Consider This! (Authored by Julie Thompson.)

Description: Students draft a simulated email to the governor of Florida that includes their recommendation for the -heart of Florida- capital and provides support based upon research and established criteria.

• Constellation Creations (Authored by Mark Howell.)

Description: Students create visual aids that show common constellations. The creations are then used as study guides.

• Constitutional Amendments Survey (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Students conduct a Constitutional Amendments Survey to create an opinion poll forum for the upcoming Florida vote.

• Constructing a Cell (Authored by Carl Rogers.)

Description: Students construct a model of a plant or animal cell, using the materials provided to represent each of the different organelles within the cell.

• Constructing a Protein Sentence (Authored by Barry Anderson.)

Description: Students will utilize their knowledge of RNA transcription, and translation in order to make a protein. They will use a DNA template (portion of the DNA that will code for the protein) to determine the m-RNA and t-RNA sequences for that protein.

• Constructing Contractions (Authored by Beverly Iacobellis.)

Description: This game was developed to reinforce the skill of making contractions and the use of the apostrophe in contractions.

• Construction and Use of an Accelerometer (Authored by Lisa Locklin.)

Description: What is acceleration? The students investigate the concept of acceleration by building and using an accelerometer.

• Continuation of the Revolution (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

Description: This is Lesson 2 in the Industrial Times unit. Students research information on inventions that occurred during the second part of the Industrial Revolution. They write and publish articles on a selected invention.

• Contour Drawing (Authored by Becky Hill.)

Description: Students will be introduced to Contour Drawing. They will view examples and non-examples of student contour drawings. After a demonstration of correct technique, the students will produce contour drawings of the top side of their hand.

• Converting Metric Measurements (Authored by Dale Peterson.)

Description: Converting metric measurements is an essential skill for science students. This lesson offers a formula for helping students learn the process.

• Cooking a Few of my Favorite Things (Authored by Joyce Sewell.)

Description: In this activity, students learn about the nutritional value of foods, calculate the measurements, and prepare a healthy recipe for the class. Then students publish a class cookbook with their recipes.

• Cool School Poetry (Authored by Barbara Hirst.)

Description: The students draw ideas from words supplied by the entire class on fifteen subjects of school life, and compose a four line poem using AABB, ABAB or AAAA rhyme, in the same manner as Shel Silverstein or Jack Prelutsky

• Cool Words to Share (Authored by Martha Todd.)

Description: Students use teacher-selected vocabulary (can be from reading textbook) to present a written story to a first grade student. The book will include a glossary of terms and illustrations of the terms.

• Coordinate Crunch (Authored by Lee Strain.)

Description: Students will play a game using their knowledge of how to identify plots on a graph.

• Coping with Verbs (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

Description: This ESOL lesson that is week 2 of a unit, gives a review of nouns, introduces verbs, helps students understand how verbs function in sentences, explains verb tenses, and gives visual/verbal/written practice with verbs.

• Copy Me If You Can (Authored by Carolyn Rosier.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Learning to recognize symmetry in the environment is fun as children try to copy each other as they take turns creating a butterfly symmetrically decorated with colors and shapes.

• Could You Elaborate on That? (Authored by Donna Woods.)

Description: This lesson teaches the parts of an expository essay and how to organize and write an expository piece from a given topic.

• Could You Repeat That? (Authored by Colleen Starr.)

Description: Students gain an understanding of the Oral Language Tradition of Anglo Saxon Poetry and identify how existing lines were affected by this tradition.

• Count by Fives (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Counting by fives can be a challenge. This lesson gives students an opportunity to explore counting by fives in a variety of activities including using a hundreds chart and manipulatives.

• Counting by Fives for an Hour (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn that counting by fives will help them to tell time.

• Counting Creatures (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Counting Creatures gives students an opportunity to use the base three number system as they learn more about place value.

• Counting Down to Christmas Vacation (Authored by Jane Seevers.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students write numerals on a snowman and count off the days until Christmas vacation, using cotton balls to mark the days.

• Counting Money (Authored by Denise Simonson.)

Description: Students read, write, and identify different coin combinations and use this information in real-world situations.

• Counting to One Hundred (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Counting to one hundred is a major achievement for kindergarteners. In this lesson, students refine their oral counting skills using a hundreds chart and pennies as manipluatives.

• Crabby Mystery (Authored by Barbara Bloodworth.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity is a fun way to introduce nonstandard measuring to students. Students will measure the length of a molting hard shell crab and estimate if the new shell will be longer or shorter after molting.

• Crazy Classifications (Authored by Shannon Snow.)

• Subject(s): ESE - CL (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This classification idea provides ESE students with some much needed practice to show knowledge of characteristics of vertebrate groups. They cutout pictures of animals and identify which grouping that animal belongs in.

• Crazy Critters are Figuratively Fantastic (Authored by Andrea Farage.)

Description: The -Crazy Critters are Figuratively Fantastic- lesson uses creatures created from student’s imaginations to teach hyperbole, simile, metaphor, and alliteration in association with creative writing.

• Crazy Critters Creative Writing Assignment (Authored by Andrea Farage.)

Description: During the Crazy Critters creative writing assignment, students develop characters that take part in a narrative involving creatures that reside in a student’s imagination.

• Crazy Critters Teach Parts of Speech (Authored by Andrea Farage.)

Description: During -Crazy Critters Teach Parts of Speech,- students examine a paragraph they have written to determine the individual strengths and weaknesses of their writing. Included is a specific study of adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, nouns, and verbs.

• Crazy Putty Ratio (Authored by Georgia White.)

Description: Students mix various ratios of liquid starch and glue to make craxy Putty (their variation of Silly Putty) using knowledge of measurements and ratios. They chart their ratios, make observations, and write summary of activity.

• Create A Map! (Authored by Sherry McCullough.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students are independently and actively involved in creating their own school campus maps and they also review two- and three- dimensional shapes.

• Create A Park Map (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Students design the ultimate park experience for Florida families as they demonstrate their knowledge of map legend skills.

• Create Your Own Kaleidoscopes (Authored by Louise Kent.)

Description: Students research Sir David Brewster and his ideas on light. They put into practice one of his ideas by creating an inexpensive kaleidoscope using film canisters, microscope slides and beads, that teaches properties of optics.

• Create Your Personal Shield (Authored by Patricia Morres.)

Description: For the purpose of presenting a one - minute personal introduction speech, students create a poster in the shape of a shield , which represents their individual lives by using art, photographs, magazine and newspaper graphics

• Create Your Save And Rave Box (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Create Your Save And Rave Box engages students in creating a design from pattern block shapes that incorporates the principles of symmetry, congruency, and similarity, as well as flips, slides, and turns of some of the shapes used.

• Creating and Interpreting Graphs (Authored by Debra Davis.)

Description: Students use data collected at the beginning of the lesson, such as their favorite brand of sneakers or favorite soft drinks, to create graphs and to interpret the results shown by each graph. Note: This lesson assesses only the creation and interpretat

• Creating Circle Graphs using Excel (Authored by Mary Kay Bacallao.)

Description: Students evaluate data from a circle graph that compares time spent on various activities. They use the computer to manipulate their own data as they compare, examine, create and evaluate data using circle graphs.

• Creating Food for Thought (Authored by Cindy Listowski.)

Description: After listening to a selection of poems from William Cole's [Poem Stew], the students practice poem writing and later develop a poem on the topic of food. The poems are then compiled into a class book.

• Creating Graphs from Tables (Authored by Rhonda Bray.)

Description: “I don’t care what other people think!” Or do you? Statistical data recorded in a table is interpreted and displayed in an appropriate graph format demonstrating how opinion polls and other types of data can be easily read and interpreted.

• Creating My Personal Animal ABC Book. (Authored by Louise Kent.)

Description: Students create an Animal ABC book to present to a young child. Along the way they research specific information about animals.

• Creating Tessellations (Authored by Diane Bates.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies, Visual Arts (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
Description: Explore the history of tessellations; then use art and geometry to create an original tessellation.

• Creative Cats (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students use cat counters, pictures and numbers to solve joining problems.

• Creatively Creating Expository Essays (Authored by Kara Davis.)

Description: In groups, students create inventions using common objects such as pipe cleaners that could have been in FAHRENHEIT 451. Students share how their inventions work, then draft expository essays explaining their purpose or how they were built.

• Creature Features (Early Grades) (Authored by Rhonda Cawthon.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students select an animal and simple reference books to choose and share pictures and facts about their selected animals through the construction of story boards. As a culminating activity, students make a video of animal facts to share with the class.

• Creature Features (Intermediate Grades) (Authored by Jeanne Barber-Morris.)

Description: Paired children are to complete their own “creature and habitat” designs on construction paper. Writing a four paragraph narrative is the final step. Benchmarks include the writing process. Previous studies of animals and their habitats are needed.

• Creatures From the Black Lagoon (Authored by Joe Brock.)

Description: Students are taken to an aquatic area such as a small beach zone, bayou, drainage ditch or wetland near the school in an open inquiry lesson to evoke questions from the students regarding their observations. They learn how to use scientific processes in designing experiements that answer the raised questions.

• Creatures that Are Just So (Authored by Christy Carpenter.)

Description: Students listen to Rudyard Kipling's "Just So" stories read aloud. After observing an animal, students create their own "Just So" stories and publish them on Beacon's SiteMaker.

• Critic’s Choice (Authored by Jill Blonder.)

Description: Students read three to five genres and choose one as his or her favorite. Students write an essay persuading the class to read the genre.

• Critter Counting (Authored by Anne Hargrove.)

Description: In Critter Counting, students generate, collect, organize, display, and analyze data using a graphical presentation.

• Cruising Cars (Authored by Stephanie Martinez.)

Description: Middle school students love cars. They will have the opportunity to analyze, compare and contrast tables/charts, based on given car data. While working in groups students will generate a list of desired car features and create their own table/charts.

• Cruising the Caribbean (Authored by Kevyn Brown.)

Description: Students create 4 postcards by illustrating an island in the Caribbean that they will visit. Each postcard will focus on a different feature (historic landmark, mountains, people). The postcards incorporate photos/pictures with concepts and vocabulary.

• Cruising Through Clouds (Authored by Melanie Henderson.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students will be able to name the three major types of clouds and describe the characteristics of each cloud.

• Cube Combinations (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Cube Combinations gives students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of place value as they create 5 digit numbers from the roll of five number cubes.

• Cubed Containers (Authored by Renee Black.)

Description: This lesson allows for cooperative groups to explore volume in relation to centimeter cubes and other nonstandard units of measurement using small containers.

• Cubes, Sums and a Little Fun (Authored by Liz West.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this lesson,students work with partners to make and solve additon problems using number cubes and unifix cubes.

• Cuisenaire Chefs (Authored by Janet Greathouse.)

Description: Students become Cuisenaire Chefs as they mix and toss Cuisenaire rods to recreate recipes. This hands-on acivity gives students a chance to identify the value of fractions at an introductory level.

• Cultural Effects of The Great Wall of China for the Chinese (Authored by Kathy Easom.)

Description: Upon viewing a power point presentation or a video on China, and reading the lesson in the textbook, the students will show their understanding of how the Great Wall influenced Chinese culture by writing a 3 paragraph essay. Each paragraph will relate t

• Cultural Exposure (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: This lesson explains why and how colonist attitudes towards the Native Americans and African Americans changed over time.

• Current Events - Attack on America (Authored by Amy Osborne.)

Description: Explore and discuss the significance of what happened to the world on 9-11-01.

• Cut It Out (Authored by Tonja Fitzgerald.)

Description: Using a graphic model, students are asked to derive an original formula for calculating the area of an irregular figure. This lesson requires that students use critical thinking, visual perception, and mathematical computation.

• Cutting Up in Class, Fractal Style (Authored by Richard Angelini Sr..)

Description: A simple to make, hands-on manipulative, three dimensional, model of fractions, mirror images, tiling, fractals, tessellations, multiplying fractions, dividing fractions, and exponents; created from a single sheet of paper.

• Cylinder Surface Discovery (Authored by Carol Spice.)

Description: Help your students understand the surface area of a cylinder with this simple lesson where students create their own cylinders.

• Dance with Me (Authored by Diane Weiner.)

Description: Students create a simple dance that illustrates the changes in rhythm in a song.

• Dangerous Storms (Authored by Debra Giambo PhD.)

Description: The lesson promotes awareness of media language for dangerous storms. It stresses preparation, evacuation, and emergency assistance, and problem-solving techniques for emergency situations. Use in a second or third grade classroom with ESOL.

• Dare to be [Punnett] Square (Authored by Dale Peterson.)

Description: This lesson familiarizes the students with Punnett squares, specifically: purpose, application and interpretation. Key terms from previous lessons (included below) are reviewed/reinforced before data is applied to a Punnett square and interpreted.

• Data Daze (Authored by Ann Campbell.)

Description: This is a short introductory activity to teach students how to read and analyze data from bar graphs, pictographs, and stem-and-leaf plots.

• Dateline: 442 B.C. Antigone (Authored by Patti Cogburn.)

Description: Students work in groups to write, produce, and video tape a newscast based on the events in the play [Antigone]. The students will describe the main events, analyze the main characters, problems, conflicts and resolutions within the play.

• De Colores (Authored by Maria Gyory.)

• Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students will be able to understand how some Spanish color words change their endings and how other color words remain the same, according to the nouns that they modify.

• Dead or Alive (Authored by Michelle Passeretti.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The lesson is designed to allow students to analyze non-living and living objects by forming a T chart. Students make a collage to demonstrate what they have learned.

• Dead Words Come Alive! (Authored by Shannon Anderson.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is an exciting way for second graders to learn about synonyms and increase their vocabulary at a rapid pace. It is designed to be used all year on a daily basis.

• Dealing with Bouts of Depression (Authored by Melissa Westerly.)

Description: The purpose of this lesson is to bring out causes and symptoms of depression. Depression causes a tremendous amount of hurt to ourselves and others. This lesson offers an opportunity for hope to those who suffer from this illness.

• Dealing with Data (Authored by Ann Hanson.)

Description: Students collect, organize, and display data using a bar graph, line graph, pie graph, or picture graph.

• Dear FCAT Checker (Authored by Martha Todd.)

Description: After several months of preparation for the FCAT test, students review how to write business letters, and write one to the person who will check their FCAT test.

• Dear Santa Claus (Authored by Carol Swanick.)

Description: Santa answers letters. Students write letters to Santa Claus to find answers to their questions. Students then become Santa Claus answering the questions in a response letter.

• Dear Teacher (Authored by Ronja Ashworth.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After reading [Dear Mr. Blueberry], a book by Simon James that models letter writing, students write their own letters to their teacher.

• Debating Women's Rights (Authored by Melissa Aldridge.)

Description: Students debate the issue of -Women's Rights- and compare women of the past to the women of the present.

• Decidedly Different (Authored by Carolyn Garner.)

Description: In this first lesson of the Unit Plan, What Makes Me Who I Am, students study why scientists need to use observable characteristics, how they sort the characteristics, and why they do so. Journal entries allow students to reflect and make inferences.

• Decimals Make Cents (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

Description: Look out real world, here we come! Due to new jobs, pay increases, taxes, money in the bank, and opportunities to spend, spend, spend, students learn there is no way to avoid working with decimals in making life -centsable!-

• Decipher This! (Authored by Eric Miles.)

Description: This lesson is to be used when studying Ancient Egypt and the Rosetta Stone. The purpose of this lesson is to show students the difficulty of deciphering and determining the importance of a message written in hieroglyphics.

• Decoding DNA (Authored by Suzan Smith.)

Description: This is the sixth and final lesson plan in the unit, Where We Come From and is an extension activity that reflects the standards for Marion County Schools in Florida for eighth grade. Students complete their KWL charts from the first lesson of the unit as

• Deep Blue Sea (Authored by Sharon Ussery.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Would you like to live under the sea or on land? Come and explore with us as we take a look at some of our animal friends and the plants that they live with.

• Defending Great Literature (Authored by Laura Childers.)

Description: Responding to a fictional letter by an upset parent, students defend Mark Twain and the study of [Huck Finn] using persuasive techniques, appropriate word choice, and correct letter format.

• Defining Citizenship in Recent Events (Authored by Chris Black.)

Description: Have your students questioned how non-citizens could commit recent acts? Do they know what a legal alien is? This lesson will help define a citizen of the United States and a non-citizen alien of the United States.

• Defining Our Community (Authored by Christy Carpenter.)

Description: Students begin the process of developing a service-learning project by defining their own community and the problems within it.

• Delicious Words (Authored by Michelle Barlow.)

Description: Students work together to make simple menus more interesting by adding descriptive words. This plan works well with the Six Traits of Writing as it covers the trait of word choice.

• Demonstrating and Calculating Electrostatic Forces (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

• Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
Description: A presentation demonstrating electrostatic force focuses on how electrostatic forces exist between charged objects.

• Density and Solubility of Liquids (Authored by Beverly Grim.)

Description: Students predict and test the densities of common liquids. Solubility is also being observed.

• Density Destiny (Authored by Julie Sear.)

Description: Which is more dense, a block of wood or a glass marble? Students will answer this question as they measure and investigate the densities of several objects.

• Density Discoveries (Authored by Cheryle Borsos.)

Description: Density Discoveries is a hands-on student learning opportunity for students to find the mass, volume, and density of solid matter.

• Density of a Gas (Authored by Jeri Martin.)

Description: Gas, like all matter, has mass and volume, therefore, it has a density. Students will investigate the mass, volume, and density of a gas by producing it in a chemical reaction.

• Descriptive Writing (Authored by Cheryl Carasick.)

Description: Students will have fun using descriptive words in an expository format to describe a food that they hate.

• Design a Character (Authored by Janice Wilkins.)

Description: Upon completion of the novel, [The Witch of Blackbird Pond], students write a character sketch about one of the two main characters, Kit or Hannah Tupper.

• Design an Animal (Authored by Hala Bessyoune.)

Description: Students perform a lab activity in which they design an animal to live in a specific environment taking into account all aspects of that particular environment.

• Designing Detectives (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)

Description: Students explore the idea of formulating a hypothesis and designing an experiment to test the hypothesis. This is an introduction to the Unit Plan: Statistical Sleuths.

• Destination Outer Space (Authored by Michelle Barlow.)

Description: This lesson allows students to use effective writing skills, their imagination, and their knowledge of the nine planets. Students use these three items as they create travel pamphlets to the planets in our solar system.

• Detaching and Attaching Computer Components Safely (Authored by Ron Herron.)

Description: Using safe practices, students detach and attach the components of a computer system. When the task is completed, the computers should work properly as before (NETS for Students: 1.2 and 2.2).

• Details and Observations IQ or the Eyes Have it (Authored by Colleen Starr.)

Description: After studying Chaucer as a master of details, student partners exercise powers of observation to create a short story linking unrelated details into a logical plot with a clear setting and established characters.

• Determing Angle Measure with Parallel Lines (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: This lesson discusses parallel lines, transversals, corresponding angles, alternate interior angles, alternate exterior angles and consecutive angles.

• Determining Mercantile Volume of a Pine Tree (Authored by Lois Walsh.)

Description: Students determine timber volumes as sawtimber or pulpwood like a forester would for market purposes.

• Determining the President of 1860 (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: The learner will determine who won the U.S. Presidential election of 1860. Students will find the information online, create a database, manipulate a spreadsheet and present findings.

• Dia de San Valentin (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

• Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students listen and repeat common phrases associated with Valentine's Day and create a Valentine for someone, using the Spanish phrases they learned.

• Diagonal Lengths (Authored by M Dennis.)

Description: Students collect, organize, and analyze data while studying the Pythagorean Theorem. They measure the length and width of several rectangular objects and compare the measured results to the calculated results

• Diagramming Annabelle Lee (Authored by Susan Taylor.)

Description: Using a Story Diagram Chart and a K-W-L Chart, students examine the parts of the Edgar Allan Poe poem, “Annabelle Lee.”

• Dice Games - How to WIN! (Authored by Wesley Underwood.)

Description: This activity is a fun way to teach Data Analysis and Numerical Occurrence. The student works with a partner to play a game. Each player gets twelve counters to be placed on the numbers on the game board. The players take turns rolling two dice. On eac

• Did We Know? (Authored by Chet Geering.)

Description: Students process a variety of information on the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Then they are asked to form an opinion and support it in an essay.

• Different Dimensions (Authored by Kim Adair.)

Description: The students will utilize graph paper or dot paper to draw all views of a 3 dimensional object in 2 dimensional form. Then partners will work from the 2d drawing to create the actual 3d structure.

• Different Strokes for Different Folks (Authored by Rhonda Cawthon.)

Description: Students are taken to the media center to review various genre of literature, apply information and concepts to evaluate examples and locate specific genre, and search for materials for reading enjoyment.

• Different Tribes, Different Times (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson plan is for Day 10 of the unit [Native Americans]. Students will be actively involved in center activities utilizing informational texts to focus more in depth on Native American culture groups from different regions and times.

• Digan Queso (Authored by Mary Montcalm.)

Description: Students recognize and respond to commands involving family members and prepositions specifying locations

• Digging Up Words from the Newspaper (Authored by Blanche Peaden.)

Description: Can your students recognize and read sight words in print formats other than checklists? In this lesson students demonstrate their current knowledge of sight words by scanning the local newspaper to locate sight words. They then create and read sente

• Digital Autobiographies (Authored by Lynn Riddle.)

Description: Students apply technical skills to take photos and enhance their picture, which they include in an original word processing autobiography.

• Digital Plants...Alike and Different! (Authored by Shannon Flynn.)

Description: Use digital cameras and games to motivate students to learn about plants! Students get to take their own pictures of plants and compose them into a learning game about the similarities and differences of plants.

• Digital Waterworks (Authored by Sharon Schubert.)

Description: Students add digitally-produced, water sound effects to a song, using electronic keyboards.

• Dino’s Diner (Authored by Susan Mercer.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students create a modern day dinosaur menu to generate creative ideas regarding what dinosaurs would eat at an imaginary restaurant.

• Dinosaur Patterns (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students will use dinosaur counters to identify, copy, create and extend a pattern that is repeated at least three times.

• Dinosaurs Dancing Counting (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The student counts objects in a group to find out how many.

• Direct Express (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This language arts lesson is for Day 3 of the unit [Native Americans]. Students will explore speaking for different purposes (i.e., to inform, to express ideas, and to entertain).

• Dirty Worms (Authored by April Martin.)

Description: Students will learn the actions of earthworms and their effect on soil. The lesson will culminate with an earthworm dissection lab activity.

• Disasters - Where, When, Why (Authored by Irving Kohn.)

Description: The student uses electronic technology to create and develop a database for U.S. disasters in the 20th Century and writes a paragraph.

• Discovering Our Planets (Authored by Elizabeth Elliott.)

Description: In this lesson, the children explore through research and activities our solar system of planets. Using cooperative grouping and interactions, the students will gain an understanding of how the characteristics of the planets differ from one another.

• Disect a Toon (Authored by Debbie Hartley.)

Description: This lesson is an engaging way to introduce students to the literary elements of setting, plot, and character development.

• Distance over Time (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: What is velocity and how is it determined? In this lesson plan, students are actively involved in experiments to measure and calculate the magnitude of speed, known as velocity using algebraic terms.

• Divisibility Buzz (Authored by Cindy Beckham.)

Description: Students use the divisibility rule for three to compete in the game Divisibility Buzz. This lesson provides enjoyable reinforcement.

• Divisions of Generosity (Authored by Amy Hayes.)

Description: This lesson uses THE DOORBELL RANG, by Pat Hutchins to teach the concepts of generosity and fairness. Students apply the concept of generosity and fairness to a lesson on division.

• Do a Ditty (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

Description: Students work in cooperative groups to create a -ditty- to teach the characteristics that distinguish literary forms to younger students. The ditty is performed before the class.

• Do Be Square (Authored by Sharon Hardy.)

Description: The student performs a square dance using proper movements keeping the beat and the rhythm of the song.

• Do Objects Vary Very Much? (Authored by John Fowler.)

Description: This activity is a fun way to introduce standard deviation (SD). Students measure the SD of colors in a collection of objects (e.g. candy)

• Do They Agree? (Authored by Martha Todd.)

Description: Students review and practice subject-verb agreement by cutting and pasting (using a computer spreadsheet or a print out), and by writing a simple paragraph in which the subjects and verbs agree. (This lesson only addresses subject-verb agreement)

• Do They Play Sports in Costa Rica? (Authored by Katherine Williamson.)

Description: Students use target language (Spanish) newspapers found on the Internet to compare/contrast sports found in Costa Rica and the United States.

• Do You Haiku? We Do! (Authored by Judith Rose.)

Description: Have you ever used Math to write poetry? Try your hand at it, writing Haiku, a form of Japanese poetry. Haiku is usually 17 syllables in three-line form, with a first line of five syllables, the second of seven syllables, and the third of five syl

• Do You Have the Money? (Authored by Maria Ramdas.)

Description: Using a combination of coins and currency, the students will work in groups and use a menu to estimate if they have enough money to purchase a meal.

• Do You Have the Time? (Authored by Reshecia McNeil.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Do You Have the Time? enables students to learn how to tell time using digital and analog clocks to the hour and half-hour.

• Do You Judge a Book by Its Cover? (Authored by Patti Cogburn.)

Description: Following a class discussion about stereotypes, students cut pictures out of magazines that relate to their lives to glue on bags to share with the class.

• Do You Know the Master Programmer? (Authored by Author Unknown.)

Description: Students demonstrate DNA replication, RNA transcription, and tRNA translation into protein synthesis by building models of each process using candy as building materials.

• Do You Remember? (Authored by Kathryn La Rosa.)

Description: The student demonstrates an awareness of where a melody and melody fragments enter different voice parts, and adjusts dynamically to enable the listener to perceive these events. Each student uses a rubric to make critical evaluations of the performances.

• Do You See What I See? (Authored by Shelia Scofield.)

Description: Students develop an awareness that a person's perspective affects what they think they see and what they really see.

• Do-deca-he-dron-It’s Greek to Me! (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

Description: This activity is great for reinforcing and demonstrating knowledge of the elements of a short story. Students create a “visual” report of the literary elements with a short story. The report is a 12-sided ball called a dodecahedron.

• Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News, I’ve Got a Bad Case of Loving Math (Authored by Becca Childress.)

Description: Tired of hearing, “When are we ever going to use this again?” Students will use their knowledge of graphing inequalities to solve this real world problem. Students will have to figure how many doctors and nurses can be hired within budget and buildin

• Does It Match? (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: This lesson allows students to identify lines of symmetry of given figures such as shapes, letters, and objects.

• Does One Tree a Forest Make? (Authored by Linda Kitner.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
Description: Students take a walk around the schoolyard looking at and identifying the trees. One leaf for each tree is collected. A chart is developed that represents the population of trees on the schoolground.

• Does the Decimal Point Really Make a Difference? (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

Description: What’s the problem with cheeseburgers advertised for .99 cents each or colas for .89 cents each? Students study the decimal dilemma and discover major math mistakes in the real world.

• Does Word Choice Affect the Quality of a Piece of Writing? (Authored by Michelle Gowan.)

Description: Students will work in groups to rank a list of words from one extreme to the other, such as cold-hot, love-hate, etc. Groups will share their results with the class. After discussion and upon reviewing model descriptive writing, students will app

• Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor? (Authored by Karen Hamilton.)

Description: The students predict, infer, investigate, compare, and evaluate five different brands of gum of the same flavor to discover how long it takes for the flavor to disappear. The chewing time for each brand of gum is timed and results are recorded in a journa

• Does Your Fitness Compute? (Authored by Jill David et al.)

• Subject(s): Applied Technology, Health, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
Description: Students chart and analyze baseline data pertaining to improving and maintaining fitness levels.

• Does Your Rectangle Have Guts? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: A rectangle is the shape of a piece of notebook paper. The area is the space inside the rectangle, and it is measured in square units.

• Dog Gone Good Note Cards (Authored by Michelle Gowan.)

Description: Students research a dog breed and create at least three note cards detailing information obtained about the dog breed. This is the first of three lessons that are part of a unit called, "Dog Gone Paw-erful Writing and Presenting with PowerPoint."

• Doggie Delicacies (Authored by Stacey Higginbothem.)

Description: Looking for a real life business brought right into your classroom? If so, Doggie Delicacies is the business for you! Working in cooperative groups, students advertise their business, take orders, organize, create a product, and distribute.

• Doing Battle with Radical Equations (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Equations containing radicals with variables in the radicand are called radical equations. To solve such equations, first isolate the radical on one side of the equation and then square each side of the equation to eliminate the radical.

• Doing Dewey (Authored by Alice Clark.)

Description: Doing Dewey reinforces the Dewey Decimal Classification System. Students will apply their basic understanding of Dewey decimal classification to the process of book organization.

• Domino Effect (Authored by Lisa Locklin.)

Description: Students investigate a change from potential energy to kinetic energy and discuss the concept of waves carrying energy.

• Domus Romana: A Roman House (Authored by Pierce Taylor.)

Description: A home can tell a lot about the people that live there. This lesson explores the typical elements of a wealthy Roman politician or businessman’s home and the types of activities that go on there.

• Don't Delete Me (Authored by Elizabeth Burnett.)

Description: Students identify how a malfunction in a particular chromosome can result in a myriad of genetic disorders that may lead to a person requiring medical care, as a result of a condition caused by the genetic mutation.

• Don't Eat the Crayons: Real-Life Multiplication (Authored by Susan Vinson.)

Description: Students use items which come in sets to look for real-life multiples and write multiplication problems. For example: a box of 24 crayons has 3 rows of 8 crayons, so the problem written would be 3 x 8 = 24. A candy bar: 2 rows of 4 segments (2 x 4 =8).

• Don't Eat Your Words (Authored by Farica King.)

Description: Using different shapes of macaroni dyed various colors, students work in pairs to apply knowledge of punctuation rules to sentences.

• Don't Let Computers Bug You (Authored by Martha Todd.)

Description: Students use the computer, an Internet encyclopedia, and word processing program to write a paragraph about a bug.

• Don't Open That Door! (Authored by Tammy Hales.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students act out the story THE DOORBELL RANG by Pat Hutchins in a small group setting to learn about parts of a whole.

• Don't Throw Away That Junk Mail! (Authored by Cheree Brown.)

Description: Students will use old junk mail to identify techniques used to attract and hold the reader's attention.

• Doodle Bug Family Web (Authored by Nancy Strong.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this lesson, students doodle to create a web about their family to prepare for writing. All bugs are worked out prior to the final draft.

• Dot Two Dot (Authored by Linda Joyner.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students compare two numbers at a given time. The students then make an educated decision as to which number is larger, which number is smaller, or if the numbers are equal by putting the correct number of dots by each number.

• Double This (Authored by Mary Myers.)

Description: Does doubled mean to multiply? Does quotient mean subtraction or division? This activity will provide students practice in changing verbal expression to algebraic equations.

• Down by the Bay (Authored by Martha Cordell.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students will engage in a predicting and counting activity through simulated fishing as a way to identify the bluefish of St. Andrew Bay.

• Down the Knoll Without the Water (Authored by Lee Strain.)

Description: Students revise fairy tales or nursery rhymes using a thesaurus. They give synonyms for a selected word.

• Down to the Root of the Plant (Authored by 2301.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Through discussion and activity about roots of plants, students will identify types of roots and their purposes and will observe and document root growth.

• Dragon Math (Authored by Carol Weyrich.)

Description: This activity allows students to master multiplication facts in a fun and competitive manner.

• Draw to Scale the E-Z Way (Authored by Stuart Brannon.)

Description: In this lesson, students draw a rough floor plan of a house to scale without using a ruler to determine measurements.

• Drawing Bugs Game (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

Description: Students explore probability by predicting the likelihood of rolling any one number on a fair die, graphing data, and analyzing the results of playing a drawing game.

• Drawing Straws (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)

Description: Students enjoy this engaging activity by investigating possible lengths to sides of a triangle. Students discover the Triangle Inequality Theorem through hands-on activities with straws.

• Drawing with Scissors like Matisse (Authored by Belinda Brown.)

• Subject(s): Visual Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Snip colorful pieces of paper into a cut-work creation that expresses something you love or makes your heart happy. Use the style of drawing with scissors like Matisse to design a colorful cut-work masterpiece that reflects your personality.

• Dream Castles (Authored by Susan Johnson.)

Description: Students construct a medieval castle after studying related vocabulary, listening to a book, and completing a worksheet concerning the parts of a castle.

• Dream House (Authored by Amy Gunn.)

Description: This lesson should be used as a culmination to a unit on perimeter and area. . Students use scale drawings to solve real world problems problems involving perimeter and area.

• Dream Killers (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: What is a dream killer? A person? An idea? Students continue their exploration of figurative language and point of view in the novel, [Jacob Have I Loved].

• Dreaming to Come to America (Authored by Diane Krapf.)

Description: Students examine reasons for immigration to America, including economic, political, and religious considerations and conduct research to determine immigration history of students' families and compare reasons other groups have come to America.

• Dreams, Stars, and Beaches (Authored by Bobbi Shapiro.)

Description: In this lesson, students compare their own lives with that of a girl in a tenement building in New York City. Through reading -Tar Beach,- a story by Faith Ringgold, students better understand the hopes and dreams of the less fortunate.

• Dressing the Blues (Authored by Dorothy Sheldon.)

Description: Dressed for Blues Day, fifth grade students improvise a Blues melody choosing from these notes, G,Bb,B,D,or E, using xylophones and/or block flutes.

• Dynamic Divisibility (Authored by Tina Davis.)

Description: Students learn the rules of divisibility for the numbers 2,3,5,6,9 and 10. Students use these rules to check large numbers for their divisibility.

• Dynamics in Concept and in Action (Authored by Paul Dobson.)

Description: Students perform grade appropriate literature utilizing the specified dynamic indications and respond accurately to the cues of the director.

• Dynamite Data (Authored by Jennifer Catlett.)

Description: The students will collect and organize data for tally charts, tables, and pie graphs.

• Dynamite Dimes (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is a fun and entertaining lesson on dimes called Dynamite Dimes. Students have the opportunity to explore dimes in a game format. Students learn through teacher instruction, hands-on experiences, group activities and games. (This is the second

• E.T. Write Home (Authored by Susan Mercer.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After reading [The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System,] the students will pretend they're E.T. writing letters home describing his adventures through the solar system in a journal format.

• Earth Bags (Authored by Ronja Ashworth.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students will write and illustrate ideas for helping our environment on paper grocery bags that will be distributed at the local grocery store.

• Earth Matters (Authored by Laura Brown.)

Description: Students will understand and be able to identify the Earth's equator, prime meridian, lines of latitude, lines of longitude, parallels, and meridians.

• Easy Essays Step 1 (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: This is the first lesson of a three-step Unit Plan: Easy Essays in Three Steps, designed to guide teachers through teaching the five-paragraph essay to students.

• Easy Essays Step 2 (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: This lesson is the second step in the UnitPlan: Easy Essays in Three Steps. Students participate in mini- lessons which will encourage better essay writing.

• Easy Essays Step 3 (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: This is the third step in a three-step Unit Plan: Easy Essays in Three Steps, which has been designed to guide teachers through teaching the five-paragraph essay format to students.

• Easy Estimating (Authored by Debbie Funkhouser.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: -Easy Estimating- introduces children to the fun of estimating and graphing while incorporating the concepts of less, more and equal.

• Eating for Two (Authored by Michelle Groce.)

Description: Students learn how to keep a food diary and prepare a Healthy Meals Chart in order to assist them in making healthy choices regarding the foods they eat while pregnant.

• Eating More or Less? (Authored by Carson Ealy, Jr..)

Description: Students investigate by using the Internet to research the types of eating disorders and summarize their effects on the body by creating a PowerPoint presentation or poster presentation.

• Eco the Gecko and the Story of Economics (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Eco the Gecko, a puppet, leads students on a journey to discover basic concepts of economics.

• Ecology (Authored by Christine Newton.)

Description: Students will research a chosen ecosystem and produce a PowerPoint presentation or booklet titled: My Ecosystem and Its Endangered Species.

• Economics on a SeeSaw (Authored by Al Lewis.)

Description: Comparing a playground seesaw to the economy, students define a basic vocabulary of economic terms and place types of goods and wages on a sketch of a playground seesaw.

• Ecosystem Energizers (Authored by Alice Bamberger.)

Description: Students engage, explore and begin to investigate their knowlege of the flow of energy through an ecosystem by building a concept map.

• Edible Cells (Authored by Lauren Farinas.)

Description: Students will construct edible models of a plant cell and an animal cell and be able to state the functions of the organelles.

• Edible Rock (Authored by Angie Worcester.)

Description: Students experiment with gelatin Rock Strata to possibly discover fossils and identify the effects of erosion and weathering on the sedimentary rock. They illustrate and summarize their findings.

• Efficiency (Authored by J.P. Hamilton.)

Description: Students work cooperatively to investigate the efficiency of various household appliances. They share their findings in three to five minute oral presentations.

• Efficiency Means Getting More for Less (Authored by Richard Angelini Sr..)

Description: Here is a simple experiment. It costs little, the materials will last for 100 years, and it is safe. It is a study of efficiency in nature. Water is measured and predictions are made.

• Egg Carton Math (Authored by Gina Widener.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students are asked to recognize numbers 1-10 from a flash card held by the teacher and put the amount of beans in an egg cartoon that corresponds to the number the teacher holds up.

• Egg It (Authored by Pamela Williams.)

Description: Students show understanding of the relationship of multiplication and addition by writing multiplication number sentences.

• EggCELLent Diffusion (Authored by Sherri Barber.)

Description: Students observe the effects of diffusion on eggs by observing the change in the egg's size and the amount of liquid substance that remains.

• Egyptian Numeration Pyramid (Authored by Frieda Bates.)

Description: Students construct a 3-D pyramid and decorate it with Egyptian numbers and their equivalent in our numerical system.

• Eight Eighths Make a Roll (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Using a bag of individual rolls of Sprees, the students learn about fractions making up a whole. They also make a bar and a circle graph using the results of their Spree rolls.

• Eight Stars in the Night Sky (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Can you count eight stars in the night sky? This eighth lesson from the unit, Sky High Counting continues students’ exploration of the day and night skies. A page for the number 8 is added to students’ counting books.

• El Cuarto Loco (Authored by Mary Montcalm.)

Description: Students draw a complete house plan and then tell another student about a crazy room in their house, while the other student draws the room from the description.

• El Joki Poki (The Hokey Pokey) (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

• Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn the Spanish words for prepositions and act them out as they sing and act out the motions to the song, “El Joki Poki” (The Hokey Pokey).

• El Menu (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

• Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students make a menu (in Spanish) and present it to the class.

• Elaborate Cupcakes (Authored by Judy Fox.)

Description: This lesson is a delicious fun way for your students to gain a better understanding of how to use elaboration in their writing. Students use several of their senses in this lesson.

• Elaborate It (Authored by Kelly Allen.)

Description: Students add personal anecdotes to expository responses in order to elaborate on a central idea.

• Electric Generation (Authored by Dennis Bush.)

Description: Students identify the components that are necessary for the production of electric currents. This will be accomplished by having the students produce electricity by simply turning an electrical extension cord. (THIS IS AN OUTDOOR ACTIVITY)

• Electromagnetic Spectrum (Authored by Carol Houck.)

Description: Students investigate the properties of the electromagnetic spectrum.

• Email Buddies (Authored by Carol Rine.)

Description: Teachers set up an e-mail system whereby students in different classes or schools can communicate research-based questions and answers on a given topic. (NETS for Students: 4.1)

• Endangered Species (Authored by Teresa Lowery.)

Description: Students will be able to identify endangered species, identify physical & behavioral characteristics, work in a group for research and presentation, and create a PowerPoint presentation with their findings.

• Endothermic or Exothermic – That Is the Question. (Authored by Jeri Martin.)

Description: What happens to the heat energy during a chemical reaction? Students will become familiar with an endothermic reaction by testing a chemical reaction.

• Enforcers of the Law, The Executive Branch (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Have you ever wondered just what a governor does at work? Students learn about the executive branch of government, its structure, function, and basic responsibility, as well as whom their elected officials are for this branch. This lesson focuses on

• Environmenal Detectives at Work (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Environmental Detectives at Work engages students in an investigation of the influence of one human on our natural world.

• Environmental Mathematics (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)

Description: The students will explore what food sources are needed to survive in the wild. Then the students will plot on a graph the best food sources for their environments and the survivability rate for each member of their group.

• Environmental Quality in Our Own Backyard (Authored by Daric White.)

Description: This is a research project designed to increase student and community awareness and participation in local environmental issues.

• Environmentally Friendly (Authored by Cynthia Lott.)

Description: The focus of this lesson is to practice researching a project and write a formal letter. Students research using computers to gather information on wildlife management and use the information to write a letter to an agency.

• Enzymatic Action (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

Description: Enzymes are specialized proteins that regulate chemical activity in the body without themselves being altered in the reaction. In this lab, students observe how a cell uses an enzyme to rid itself of a poisonous substance.

• Escape to Freedom (Authored by Zerelda Hammer.)

Description: Students read “They Called Her Moses,” create a “Wanted Poster” for Tubman, compose a journal entry imagining they are William Still, and work in groups to create a newspaper depicting the incident of the runaway slaves and events from the time period.

• Escape Velocity (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: The ability to use and compute roots is often a necessary tool in physics. For example, square roots are used to compute the minimum velocity a spacecraft must have to escape the gravitational force of a planet.

• Escape! Survival of the Fittest Grasshopper (Authored by Lois Walsh.)

Description: Lab Activity: Student teams design a paperclip grasshopper and measure its ability to survive a prey by either jumping high, far, or with a distracting behavior. Students relate the ability to survive to the changing attack of predators. (NETS for Students

• Espresso Your Feelings in Poetry (Authored by Dee Camp-White.)

Description: Students discover that using descriptive, figurative, and vivid language to write “free verse” can be a fun form of self-expression. Students create poems using online resources and share their creations in a “coffeehouse” setting.

• Estimate a Dinner Plate (Authored by Barbara Johnson.)

Description: Students work with a partner to solve the real-world problem of planning a favorite meal given a specific budget. Estimation strategies are reviewed and practiced to help students determine the reasonableness of calculations in a given situation.

• Estimation in a Jar (Authored by Amanda Ellis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Fill a jar with goodies and guess what happens! Use some of your favorite teacher “stuff” for students to use to estimate, group, count, and journal.

• Ethos, Logos, and Pathos (Authored by Laura Childers.)

Description: After teaching ethos, logos, and pathos, students read -Letter From a Birmingham Jail- and -Civil Disobedience- to identify these appeals and write a comparison/contrast paper connecting these two essays, which were written a hundred years

• Euro English (Authored by Peggy Craig.)

Description: Students read a short essay and cull out the directions. Then the students rewrite the essay using standard English spellings.

• Evaporation Marathon (Authored by Cheryle Borsos.)

Description: Runners take your mark! This lesson involves a student experiment to see which container evaporates water the quickest. The lesson invites students to explore independent and dependent variables as part of the experimentation process.

• Even and Odd Numbers (Authored by Martha Cordell.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: First graders use patterns in order to identify and recognize even and odd numbers.

• Every Vote Counts (Authored by Brenda Heath.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
Description: This is a multi-phase activity designed to increase student awareness and participation in the voting process.

• Everybody Else Has One! (Authored by Farica King.)

Description: Commercials have an amazing impact on buyers of all ages. By creating a commercial, students become more aware of the propaganda techniques used to impact the buying power of the consumer.

• Everyday Use (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: While reading a short story, students make notations about characters on small, sticky notes that they will use in a comparison/contrast essay.

• Everything You Wanted to Know About Symmetry (Authored by Beverly Iacobellis.)

Description: This lesson introduces and reinforces the concept of symmetry.

• Examining Estimation (Authored by Denise Simonson.)

Description: Students participate in various activities which help them understand and explain the difference between an estimate and an exact amount.

• EXCEL It! (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

Description: Let’s go surfing! Students surf the Web gathering information about graphs. The data collected and analyzed in The Math Poet activity is now incorporated into a spreadsheet and graphs of varying nature generated to further enhance student understanding.

• Exercise - The Right Stuff (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn regular exercise keeps the body strong and healthy. They make an exercise chain and practice the activities written on the links.

• Exercise for Health (Authored by Joe Walker.)

Description: Students chart and analyze data on a physical fitness chart pertaining to assessment, improvement and maintaining cardiovascular fitness.

• Exercise for Life (Authored by Jill David et al.)

Description: Students produce a video that demonstrates health risk factors and how the controllable health risk factors can be reduced through regular exercise.

• Exercise Those Statistics! (Authored by Kevin Holland.)

Description: This activity is designed to reinforce the statistical concepts of mean, median, mode, and histograms. Students collect data by measuring their pulse rates through different activities.

• Expensive Choices (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: Students work in pairs to discover how to prioritize expenses in a budget.

• Expert Review (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson is for Day 13 of the unit [Native Americans]. Students will review both social studies and language arts unit concepts.

• Explore Three-Dimensional Shapes (Authored by Sherry McCullough.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students are “Shapes” for the day, They are assigned to a shape group and will be exploring three-dimensional shapes. They are continuing to review map skills and two-dimensional shapes while being involved in fun and enriching activities.

• Explorers of the New World (Authored by Pam Kennon.)

Description: Students researchan explorer and learn how his exploration affected the Western Hemisphere. They demonstrate competency in using Encarta, information software and present a Power Point presentation to classmates with two scanned drawings.

• Exploring Ancient Greece (Authored by Rachel Farris.)

Description: Students use play dough to create a relief map of Greece and through personal investigation and class discussion, draw conclusions about the impact of the geography of Greece on daily life and culture in Ancient Greece.

• Exploring Area/Perimeter Through Coordinate Geometry (Authored by Joseph Furner PhD.)

Description: Students learn about area and perimeter through coordinate geometry. The use of children's literature, hands-on manipulatives, and the Internet will be incorporated.

• Exploring Personal Responsibility (Authored by Christy Carpenter.)

Description: Students examine themselves to evaluate their own levels of personal and social responsibility.

• Exposing Expository Text Structure in a Rainforest Setting (Authored by Laura Hobbs.)

Description: This lesson represents the first two days lessons of an expository text structure unit. In this unit students explore expository text structure through the creation of a thematic booklet containing examples of different types of expository text structures.

• Express Yourself (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This language arts lesson is for Days 9-10 of the unit [Native Americans]. Students will practice speaking to a small group about their favorite part of a Native American tale. Peer partners will assess each other’s performances.

• Express Yourself! (Authored by Alicia Allen.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students work as a group to generate and play a game that displays an understanding of developmental level reading vocabulary based on a grade level checklist.

• Extra Terrestial Excursions (Authored by D Bush.)

Description: Students calculate the length of time it would take to fly to each of the planets in the solar system if we could do so by conventional jet and with our fastest spacecraft.

• Eye No the Write Won! (Authored by Alicia Floyd.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students practice with synonyms, antonyms, and homophones.

• Eye Spy! (Authored by Polly Beebe.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Using a Mystery Bag, the What Do You See? game, and an on-campus field trip with Eye-Spy binoculars, students have the opportunity to use descriptive words in many fun ways.

• Fable Writing (Authored by Farica King.)

Description: Using fables, students determine the moral or -central theme- of a piece of writing. Students create their own personal fables, editing for grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.

• Fabulous Alliteration (Authored by Madonna Scime.)

Description: In this lesson, students explore an alliterative tale called [Four Fanished Foxes and Fosdyke]. They listen to the story, then brainstorm their own lists of alliterative words and make their own alliterative tales.

• Fabulously Famous ABC’S (Authored by Christine Broyles.)

Description: Surf the Internet, library or even a textbook to find famous individual for a talk show at your school. Write script for an imaginary two-minute radio interview with this famous (past/present) individual.

• Face the Facts to Remember (Authored by Sissy Gandy.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students use manipulatives, drawings, and story problems to learn the two's multiplication tables. After learning how to find answers,they participate in a memory game to match facts and answers.

• Fact and Opinion Detectives (Authored by Sarah Hebert.)

Description: In this lesson, students learn to distinguish facts from opinions in a child’s news magazine.

• Fact Family Connection (Authored by Sandi Tidwell.)

Description: Students explore the relationship of multiplication and division using arrays.

• Fact or Fantasy Writing (Authored by Renee Benefield.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This simple lesson introduces fiction and non-fiction writing. Students see that some written text is for pleasure and enjoyment while some is for relaying information. They get to experience both types during the lesson.

• Fact or Fiction - What Is Expository Writing? (Authored by Carol Rine.)

Description: This is the first lesson in a unit on expository writing called Info Expo. Students take a pre-test, compare and contrast various forms of writing with a Venn diagram, and explore the various formats for expository writing.

• Factoring out Disease (Authored by Erin Cramer.)

Description: Students identify health problems that occur during adulthood and list the related risk factors, as well as ways to delay the onset of or the prevention of the identified health problems.

• Facts of Matter (Authored by Priscilla Boan.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students will be involved in making group decisions about matter. They will explore and interpret many types of matter as well as grouping matter.

• Fahrenheit Follies (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is the fifth lesson in the unit, Weather Trackers. This is a fun and entertaining lesson on temperature. Students learn about temperature using hands-on activities and games.

• Fair is Fair (Authored by Teri Grunden.)

• Subject(s): Health, Social Studies, Theater (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn more about the concept of -fairness- by being involved in two unfair activities, role-playing three scenarios, and filling in a web about fairness.

• Falling Apart for Plot (Authored by Melissa Layner.)

Description: Students study the effectiveness of the plot of [Things Fall Apart]. They complete a story diagram and compete in a debate regarding the effectiveness of the plot of the novel.

• Family at Home (Authored by Frieda Bates.)

Description: Students write a family of multiplication and division facts on a piece of paper cut in the shape of a house.

• Family Cookbook (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Family Cookbook is a published collection of recipes emphasizing number names and ingredients in a picture book format.

• Fancy Names (Authored by Christine Davis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After learning about closed and open figures, students will explore their own names to see if they contain closed figures.

• Fantastic Fraction Fudge (Authored by Amelia McCurdy.)

Description: Students sequence a recipe and convert the ingredients into various fractional portions

• Fantastic Fractions (Authored by Sharon Ussery.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Do you have only a fraction of time to teach fractions? Well, here is the lesson for you! Fantastic Fractions teaches students the difference between 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4. Students will use their imagination and pictures from magazines.

• Fantasy Visualization (Authored by Mary Tomczak.)

Description: This activity provides a unique way of brainstorming to get an idea. A group of artists known as the Surrealists used this game to give them ideas for their artworks.

• Far Out Fact Families (Authored by Jennifer Catlett.)

Description: The student explores related multiplication and division facts.

• Farmer 's Barnyard Animals Hungry for Greater Than (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: Students will compare numbers to the thousands place using < and >. Teacher can dress the part of a farmer for a motivational way to teach this concept. Less than and greater than signs will be turned into hungry barnyard animals.

• Farming the Southern Colonies (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: The student discovers the basis for farming choices in the early colonies using group research and discussion.

• Fascinating Factors (Authored by Kathy Rigling.)

Description: This activity is a fun and engaging way to introduce biotic and abiotic factors by the use of nature observation , peer discussion and the production of a collage.

• Fast Food Junkie (Authored by Christy Carpenter.)

Description: Students analyze the nutritional value of their favorite fast food meals and describe alternative choices for these unhealthy foods.

• Favorite Survey (Authored by Jennifer Sansone-Berbert.)

Description: This activity is a fun and interactive way for students to collect and organize data for charts and bar graphs by questioning their classmates.

• FCAT Writes! Frenzy (Authored by Fran Mallory.)

Description: Students that are test anxious greatly benefit from this practice run. Using the two most critical features FCAT Writes! places on our students, time constraints and the unknown prompt, students experience a dress rehearsal of timed demand writing.

• Federalism and the Prevention of Abuse of Power in the US Federal Government (Authored by Jim Vierthaler.)

Description: This multiple day lesson plan is designed to show the ideas, values, and principles of the United States Constitution and other other writings that helped to shape the government of the United States. Students demonstrate understanding of the federal gove

• Feed Your Cells (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: What happens to the food we eat? How does it help our bodies? In this lesson, students learn about the human digestive system through reading and activities. Study skills are taught and modeled.

• Feel the Beat! (Authored by Wes Landen.)

Description: Students will explore the benefits and work towards maintaing a target heart rate by using an aerobic activity. Students will construct a bar graph of their own heart rates after four, three-minute runs. The construction of their graphs will provide

• Feels Like Christmas, Exploring Touch (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The sense of touch helps us learn about our world by feeling it and learning the size, texture, and shape of things. In this activity, students will classify four different sandpaper shapes by using only their sense of touch.

• Fiddlin' Around (Authored by Sandra Rosengren.)

Description: In this lesson students learn to play open strings on the violin, viola, cello, and bass using proper bow technique while playing "Twelve Bar Blues" in the key of D.

• Figuratively Speaking (Authored by Faith Daigle.)

Description: Students construct and use vocabulary flipbooks to draw and describe three-dimensional figures.

• Figure This (Authored by Alice Bobe.)

Description: In this activity, students identify congruent figures and match shapes using transformation.

• Figuring Out Frost (Authored by Margaret Walton.)

Description: In this lesson, students read “The Runaway” by Robert Frost and analyze it for its literal and symbolic meanings. Students then compare their personal experiences with the poet’s suggestions about youthful attitudes and behaviors and eva

• Figuring Solutions (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: Sometimes students express their resistance to learning academic concepts. This lesson avails students opportunities to discuss their attitudes and feelings so they discover possible ways to constructively respond to them.

• Filling in the [Holes] (Authored by Donald Hines.)

Description: Students use graphic organizers and note taking to help gain understanding and clarify meaning from the novel [Holes] and write daily inferences and generalizations about what they have read in that day’s assignment.

• Filling Up Florida (Authored by Shari Rodgers.)

Description: Students study factors controlling Florida's population growth and related environmental impacts. Students research natural community types and construct maps (including a large-sized map of Florida) to be used for role play/simulation activity.

• Film at 11 (Authored by Abby Hill.)

Description: Students, in a two-person team, research, create, and present a TV news report simulation about a hurricane disaster in their hometown.

• Film Historian (Authored by Jill Blonder.)

Description: Students determine main concept, details, stereotypes, and bias through movies. After viewing the movie, students write an essay explaining the film's influence on issues presented in the film.

• Find a Character, Tell a Story (Authored by Patricia Morres.)

Description: Students choose a character from a magazine, complete a character sketch, and develop a short story placing this character in a situation.

• Finding Nice Things to Say (Authored by Deborah Brannon.)

Description: The students have the opportunity to praise all class members in a written form.

• Finding Self-Reliance (Authored by Carla Lovett.)

Description: Using Emerson’s “Self-Reliance,” students relate what is read to their own experiences and feelings and use active listening to respond to other students’ comments. Students synthesize other responses into their own thoughts about “Self-Reliance”.

• Finding the Acceleration Due to Gravity (Authored by Phil Lee.)

Description: This is a laboratory exercise which is used to calculate the acceleration due to gravity.

• Finding the Measure of Segments (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: This lesson uses the betweenness property, segment addition property, and distance formula to determine segment lengths.

• Finding the Spot (Authored by Rosemary Wilson.)

Description: Students use circles to ‘home in’ on particular spots, showing the ability of scientists to locate unseen objects in space. This activity shows how scientists know certain objects exist in space due to the forces exerted by adjacent bodies. The teacher i

• Finding Your Stride Length (Authored by Kevin Holland.)

Description: This is an estimation project designed to allow students to find the length of their strides. Using this knowledge, students measure the length of a hallway or find out how many people can fit in the school stadium or gym!

• Fire Ecology (Authored by Patrick O Bryan.)

Description: Students examine the role fire plays in mantaining the physical factors of the scrub ecosystem.

• First Class Mail (Authored by Janice Wilkins.)

Description: Upon completion of the novel, THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND students write a Friendly Letter to Elizabeth George Speare, the author, discussing their points of interest in the novel with her.

• First Day at School (Authored by Aida Losada.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: What happens the first day at school? Let's read a story. Students will then role play and retell the story.

• First Things First (Authored by Dianne Parks.)

Description: After reviewing the trait of voice through teacher directed experiences, students complete a narrative writing (focusing on voice) and an illustration about their earliest memory.

• Fish Count (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students participate in hands-on activities in which they count and match objects to 10 or more using one-to-one correspondence and make a record of objects counted, which will be kept in a math portfolio.

• Fish Eyes Sort (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is a small group instructional lesson in which students sort, classify and write about what characteristics they used to sort fish counters.

• Fishing for Fun (Authored by Juanita Looper.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students categorize fish crackers into groups by color then compare the 2 groups using the symbols <, =, and >.

• Fishing for Success (Authored by Shelia Ray.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Through a literature-based lesson students identify strategies to assist those in need. Problem-solving is discussed. Oral language as well as written will be emphasized.

• Fishing for Tens (Authored by Beth Malone.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students discover how to make ten while engaged in a card game that encourages mathematical thinking.

• Fitness is Fun! (Authored by Joy Grace.)

• Subject(s): ESE - IF (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Fitness is Fun empowers special populations to select activities that appeal to them as well as those that fit their abilities and lifestyle. Self-selection of accessible, individual fitness activities (rather than inaccessible or group sports) res

• Five Fingers for Eating Lunch (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Where in the sky is the sun while you are eating lunch? This fifth lesson from the unit, Sky High Counting, engages students in literature as they learn about the sun. Students continue their counting books adding a page for the number 5.

• Five Little Monkeys (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students act out subtraction situations.

• Five Little Pumpkins (Authored by Jill Taylor.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn to play rhythm instruments as part of a rhythm band to accompany the well-known poem, "Five Little Pumpkins." They learn instrument names, playing techniques, and playing at the appropriate time. Students learn how to perform

• Flavorful Graphing (Authored by Jennifer Gompers.)

Description: This activity is a fun extension to collecting, graphing, and analyzing data. Students work for a fictional advertising company and are looking to find what customers will like in new products.

• Fleece, Feathers, and Fur (Authored by Ann Espersen.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The slide-show presentation and colorful website pictures in this lesson will captivate students’ attention. This is a great way to expand interests and vocabulary while teaching prediction and categorizing using the book [Is Your Mama a LLama]?

• Flight Fair (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: The teacher seizes the teachable moment to announce The Flight Fair, an opportunity for the students to conduct their personal investigations into paper airplane flight.

• Flips, Slides, and Turns (Authored by Renee Duncan.)

Description: This activity is a hands-on way for students to practice manipulating and drawing shapes to demonstrate the concept of flips, slides and turns. This lesson is especially beneficial to tactile and visual learners.

• Float My Boat (Authored by Gail Stukey.)

Description: Why will a small piece of wood sink, but a huge boat will float? Is it magic or is it density? In this lesson students will start with the same raw materials and come up with a wide variety of results in the use of density and the displacement of

• Floating Forms Falling! (Authored by Wanda Perkins.)

Description: The student draws the five basic three-dimensional forms using tools (pencil, ruler, compass, protractor, etc.) and techniques (value application) proficiently and in a safe, responsible manner.

• Floating Plates on the Earth (Authored by Lynn Buchanan.)

Description: Science students develop a concept map to help them organize information, on Plate Tectonics, after reading a selection. Students then organize notes into an outline to further demonstrate knowledge of this topic.

• Florida Water Cycle (Authored by Carlos Lopez.)

Description: Discover the water cycle process that affects Florida. Students observe the water cycle in both a graphic presentation and a demonstration to learn about the stages and sequencing of the water cycle.

• Florida's Food Webs (Authored by Mark Howell.)

Description: Students research a Florida ecosystem and illustrate a food web based on the organisms that live in that ecosystem.

• Florida: A Paradise for the Written Word (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Using the pamphlet, FLORIDA LITERARY HISTORY, students read the article -Paradise for the Written Word: 400 Years of Literary History in Florida- by Kevin McCarthy and then answer FCAT-like questions to assess comprehension of the reading material.

• Florida’s Prize-Winning Authors (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: After students study a gazetteer of Florida’s prize-winning authors in a pamphlet entitled Florida Literary Map, they select one of the mentioned authors, research his or her life, take notes, and prepare a brief biographical report.

• Flowers and Rocks (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)

Description: Students enjoy this engaging activity by investigating the relationship between area and perimeter while creating and pricing a flower bed for their school name. Students calculate the perimeter and area of block letters, in order to compete in a ‘P

• Flowers Growing Through Music, Rhymes & Movement (Authored by Beth Delmar.)

• Subject(s): Music, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Begin with a traditional singing rhyme, which leads us to "plant" seeds in the ground. From there, we experience the growing process of a seed becoming a flower as it is exposed to the sun, rain, wind, day and night, and "tickling" bees.

• Flying With Mathematics! (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)

Description: Students fly miniature airplanes to discover characteristics related to velocity and average speed. After measuring the time and distance, the students calculate the speed and average velocity.

• Folded Fractions (Authored by Liz West.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students use various geometric shapes to represent fractional parts.

• Follow That Graph (Authored by Debbie Lloyd.)

Description: Help your students to follow that graph with ease. In this lesson, students investigate, analyze, and discuss the effects of parameter changes on a trigonometric function using a graphing calculator.

• Follow the Clues (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: The students read a story and predict words that make sense in replacing the nonsense words based on context clues. They choose appropriate words to match the meaning of nonsense words in sentences based on the context clues of the sentences.

Description: Orwell shows how leaders and followers in a society can act in ways that destroy freedom and equality. Choose a leader and a follower from [Animal Farm] and write an essay explaining how the behavior of each contributes to the loss of freedom and equality

• Follow the Pattern (Authored by Rita Williams.)

Description: Students recognize patterns & relationships and use them predict outcomes in real-world situations. (This lesson should be conducted after students have been introduced to patterns.)

• Food for Thought (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This language arts lesson is for Day 6 of the unit [Wellness Wonders]. Students play a fact and opinion game concerning foods.

• Food Pyramid (Authored by Pam Kennon.)

Description: Students understand the food pyramid, nutrients provided by each food group,and determine whether they are healthy eaters.

• Food Pyramid Picnic (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: Teacher and students discuss the food pyramid and appropriate choices for each food group. Students then plan a nutritional meal for a picnic lunch and make a class book. As a culminating event, the class plans and enjoys a picnic.

• For Sale-Ageless Water (Authored by Deloris Morris.)

Description: This is a two-part lesson in which students research bottled water advertisements on the Internet and printed ads and then create their own magazine advertisement (second lesson) for the spring water in the novel [Tuck Everlasting] by Natalie Babbitt.

• Forces and Balloons (Authored by Paul Scime.)

Description: Students use balloons to investigate and discuss the forces of compression, tension and torque on common birthday balloons.

• Forces of Change (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This lesson is for Days 9 and 10 of the unit [Bedlam in Bedrock]. Students create a class reference book about ways landforms change over time and share their Earth Explorer projects.

• Forget Us Not (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: Students are reminded of the Holocaust and its terrible cost by examining literary selections that deal with the conflict of the Holocaust. They respond in writing using a word processing program.

• Formal or Informal? (Authored by Tresha Layne.)

Description: With this entertaining activity students practice formal and informal English by using teacher-created scenarios. Peers evaluate each other based on a questionnaire and discussion.

• Formation of Fossil Fuels (Authored by Carol Houck.)

Description: Students investigate the process of fossil fuel formation.

• Foul or Fair Ball? (Authored by Judy Smith.)

Description: This culminating activity to the novel , [The Pinballs], by Betsy Byars, reviews common fouls and possible alternative, positive behaviors.

• Foundations of American Government (Authored by Clark Youngblood.)

Description: This lesson is designed to show the Principles and Origins of American Government.

• Four Animal Legs at Sunset (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Did you know that the sun is a star? This fourth lesson of the unit, Sky High Counting, engages students in counting and literature as they learn about the sun. Students continue their counting books adding a page for the number 4.

• Four Corners Mystery: Where In The World Are We? (Authored by Gretchen Witherspoon.)

Description: Students use the five fundamental themes of geography to research and describe various locations around the world in order to pose and answer the four corners mystery, -Where in the World Are We?-

• Fraction Action (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: Students create fractions using strips of paper and then compare the fractions.

• Fraction and Decimal Garden (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: Students write fractions and decimals using unifix cube models and grid paper. They draw a garden using grid paper and label each section with the correct fraction and decimal to the tenths.

• Fraction and Decimal Ordering (Authored by Lois Christensen.)

Description: Students learn to order numbers in fraction and decimal form, in a critical thinking and kinesthetic fashion.

• Fraction Card Shark (Authored by Sandi Tidwell.)

Description: The student will understand the relative size of fractions using symbolic and concrete representations.

• Fraction Feast! (Authored by Anne Roundtree.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson introduces the concept of fractions to kindergarten students.

• Fraction Food Frenzy (Middle School) (Authored by Amy Gunn.)

Description: This lesson is an introductory lesson for adding fractions with like denominators. It allows for illustrations and simple problem solving.

• Fraction Frenzy (Authored by Jennifer Catlett.)

Description: The student will identify fractions as part of a set.

• Fraction Fun (Authored by Brenda Lazarus.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this lesson students learn to identify common fractions. Students should already be familiar with the terms numerator and denominator.

• Fraction Pictures (Authored by Cheryl Carasick.)

Description: Students use pictures in their math lesson. They become numerical problem solvers as they create fractions from pictures, then write them into sentences.

• Fraction Popsicle Pop-ups (Authored by Stacy Durham.)

Description: Students decorate and use popsicle sticks to use as manipulatives to assist with their learning of fractions.

• Fractions and Equivalents (Authored by Jeannel Lopez.)

Description: The students uses Lego blocks, drawing paper, and visual aids to understand the meaning of fractions and the concept of equivalent proportions.

• Fractions in Clay (Authored by Rose Keasey.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Engage students in clay-play with a purpose. Students use modeling clay to represent fractions. They create sets of objects as directed by task cards.

• Fragments Wanted (Not) (Authored by Zerelda Hammer.)

Description: Using a newspaper employment ad, students work together in pairs or groups of three to rewrite the ad using complete sentences. Then, each student will choose an ad to rewrite.

• Framed (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: This lesson allows students to experiment with and calculate perimeter and area of given shapes.

• Frank Oo Berry Mush (Authored by Alicia Floyd.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: -Frank Oo Berry Mush- provides students practice in writing, incorporating reasons to support ideas and responding constructively to other’s comments.

• Franklin Roosevelt and the Dime (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: How many terms can a president serve? Franklin Delano Roosevelt served four terms. Learn about his life, presidency, monument, and tributes to him through stories and poems. Students will also learn the attributes of a dime.

• Frantically Fragmented (Authored by summer zephyr.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After instruction on recognizing sentence fragments, students practice changing the fragments into complete sentences. This is an excellent exercise for ESOL students.

• Free Reading Chart (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students will read library book daily for ten to fifteen minutes and then log in information on a Free Reading Chart, giving a brief summary of what they just read and then writing a brief reactionary response to the reading.

• Freeze Pops (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students experience problem-based learning as they use prior knowledge of the states of matter to keep a frozen juice bar from melting. This science lesson is literature based.

• Frictionally Speaking (Authored by Dawn Pack.)

Description: All you need to teach your students about the effects of friction on a moving object is a handful of marbles, a paper cup, and string.

• Friends Helping Friends (Authored by Judith Bachay.)

Description: Emotional health is a component to the overall health of students. Students are presented with an opportunity to learn problem-solving skills through the lens of helping a friend. They practice effective communication skills by giving a speech.

• Friendships Tied in Knots (Authored by Sherry Spencer.)

Description: This initiative emphasizes what participants perceive as characteristics of healthy friendships and how these characteristics can be utilized to solve the knots in the rope representing an unhappy friend relationship.

• From Different Angles (Authored by Monica McManus.)

Description: The students will participate in a Socratic seminar discussing a person's right to refuse to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

• From Peanuts to Peanut Butter (Authored by Erika Hall.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson is a creative way to introduce young learners to the accomplishments of scientist and inventor George Washington Carver. The students get to experience a variety of products created from peanuts.

• From Pirates to Pilots to Spies (Authored by Mark Peugh.)

Description: Students enjoy this introduction to the world of map projections, globes, aerial photographs, and satellite images. This lesson instructs the students on the advantages and disadvantages of each earthly representation.

• From the Farm to the Factory (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

Description: Students practice listening, reading, and writing while focusing on the early part of the Industrial Revolution in the United States. Empathy for the people of this period is shown through a series of letters that relate circumstances from the period.

• Fun Photosynthesis (Authored by Stephanie Callaway.)

Description: Give your students a chance to be the sun! Creative dramatics are used to internalize knowledge of the process of photosynthesis. Students analyze and predict the relevance of photosynthesis as it relates to the food chain and survival of all organisms.

• Fun with Form (Authored by Debbie Reynolds.)

Description: Your students will successfully identify basic ABA form in a song after this fast-paced lesson, which uses simple activities and appeals to their various learning styles.

• Fun with Fractions (Authored by Michelle Nivison.)

Description: Do you have Fractionitis? This lesson plan will help you overcome this condition! Using fraction bars, you will learn to add fractions. You will soon be a Fraction Expert!

• Fun With Symmetry (Authored by Cheryl Carasick.)

Description: Students will have fun munipulating shapes to discover their multiple lines of symmetry. This activity helps students to see the lines of symmetry through colors. It gives students the ability to manipulate shapes to make their own lines of symmetry.

• Funky Phone Calls (Authored by Debbie Eller.)

Description: Students place call, initiate communication and respond effectively. Students become familiar and comfortable with good telephone etiquette skills with real life application of those skills.

• Galaxy Adventure (Authored by Dianne Parks.)

Description: Students work in groups to create a mnemonic device, give an oral presentation, and create a pictorial representation of the correct sequence of the planets and asteroid belt from the sun.

• Game Creator Extraordinaire (Authored by Michele Rivera.)

Description: This activity is a way to have students work together in groups to invent new and creative games. Students also get the opportunity to teach others the games they created.

• Game Day Graphing (Authored by Kevin Hall.)

Description: Students produce data tables and bar graphs from given sets of information and then analyze and explain the data displays.

• Gas Money (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

Description: Students write, edit and produce resumés and cover letters in final form.

• Gator Pie, Anyone? (Authored by Mary Williams.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity introduces children to fractions in an active manner. The students listen to a story, manipulate flannel board figures, and cut soft cookies and paper plates into equal parts.

• Gearing Up (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: In mathematics, a ratio is a comparison of two numbers by division. A gear ratio can be expressed as a ratio to solve real-world problems.

• Gee O Me Tree (Authored by Gail Ladd.)

Description: Gee O Me Tree is a unique way to get acquainted and create a welcoming bulletin board for your classroom as the students follow multiple-step oral directions and review geometric shapes.

• Genre Book (Authored by Farrah Milby.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Language Arts, Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
Description: In this activity, students work in groups to present a genre to the class. Each group is given the distinguishing features of a genre. The group is to plan a presentation and find one example of their genre in the room.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 1, Lesson 1: Gee Quiz! (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Geo George, the geometric puppet, introduces the unit to students. The children are drawn into a conversation with George to check for prior knowledge about shapes. Once relaxed and warmed-up, the class participates in taking the diagnostic assessment.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 1, Lesson 2: Math Mouth! (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Ready for the challenge, Geo George has a wonderful game for teaching children the difficult and unusual mathematically correct vocabulary words encountered on the diagnostic assessment. The game develops student understanding of these difficult terms.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 1, Lesson 3: Math Moments on My Mind (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students begin a Math Moments journal in which they freely write about the day’s math immersion, recording personal thoughts about what they learned, something they are wondering about, a response to a lead question, and/or a letter to Geo George.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 2, Lesson 4: Sing a Song of Shapes (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn five songs to define and develop understanding of the attributes of two- and three-dimensional figures and the meaning of mathematical terms. Through use of the attribute songs, students classify objects as either two- or three-dimensional.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 2, Lesson 5: Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Working in groups of four, students utilize song lyrics, past knowledge, correct mathematical language, and speaking skills, to name, categorize, and describe various two- and three-dimensional shapes and objects.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 2, Lesson 6: Rhyme and Reason (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Practicing purposeful listening during this Shared Reading component, students experience mathematical language as it is enjoyed in the rhyme and reason of poetry.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 2, Lesson 7: Roll, Roll, Unroll the Scroll (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Entry in the Math Moments journal begins with student reflections on the day, recording personal thoughts about what they learned and/or something they are wondering about. Response to a higher-order thinking question rounds out the writing experience.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 3, Lesson 10: Patterned Poetry (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Through comparing and contrasting related two- and three-dimensional shapes, students complete a Venn diagram illustrating the attributes of each. Using a poem pattern from another lesson, students use data from the diagram to write an attribute poem.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 3, Lesson 11: Poly Doodles All Day (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students explore geometric vocabulary through creation of shapes on a geoboard. Oral presentation of design attributes, transfer of design, and color-coding components mix to create a fun and exciting lesson that stretches student thinking.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 3, Lesson 8: Copy Cat (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students are taught the technology skills of copy and paste as geometric language is introduced. Skills are developed and used to create a computer-generated page defining attributes of two- and three-dimensional shapes using the new vocabulary.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 3, Lesson 9: Attribute Attitude (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This Shared Reading lesson has students participating in vocabulary building through the reading of and interaction with poetry. Each poem presents the attributes of two- and three-dimensional figures.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 4, Lesson 12: Geo Gee-Hawin' (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In order to review unit content, with specific focus on geometric vocabulary students are expected to understand and use effectively, Geo George plays a Math Mouth word game with the class giving them an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge with geob

• Geo Jammin' - Day 4, Lesson 13: Where, Oh Where, Can the Geo Be? (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Listening for geometric shapes occurring in the natural environment as presented in a student-generated story, students identify each natural object and correctly label it as the geometric shape that it is according to its attributes.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 4, Lesson 14: Give It a Whirl (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Exploration of rotating 3-D shapes at varied speeds has students discovering, discussing, and questioning. Personal reflections move students to a hands-on activity that has them transition a two-dimensional square into a three-dimensional pinwheel.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 4, Lesson 15: Geo Jingo Jivin' (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this writing lesson, students investigate musical instruments of varying geometric shapes that correspond with the three-dimensional shapes studied, and write shape pattern tunes, which will be read and played by students on the geometric instruments.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 5, Lesson 16: Capturing "Lions" of Poetry (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students take to the Author's Chair and share poems written at home for the Capturing “Lions” of Poetry Literacy Link parent page. The class listens with purpose for the correct attributes of the shape for which each poem was written, as w

• Geo Jammin' - Day 5, Lesson 17: Geo Sakes Alive! (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Pleased with students’ knowledge of two- and three-dimensional attributes, Geo George gives students the opportunity to utilize mathematical language. The challenge is to create a geo puppet by following directions given geometrically.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 5, Lesson 18: By George! (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Taking on the identity of their geometric puppet, students write a script. The script describes the attributes the puppet had as a two-dimensional square and the attributes it has now as a three-dimensional character.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 5, Lesson 19: Hey, Hey, Whaddaya Say! (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students rehearse scripts by recording themselves on audiotape and then playing it back to self-assess strengths and weaknesses. Individual student tapes will be sent home to afford further opportunity for recorded practice and parental assistance.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 6, Lesson 20: Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Geo George leads students and friends through a review of all targeted standards. Children don their puppets and join their character in chorus, conversation, and choral correspondence.

• Geo Jammin' - Day 7, Lesson 21: Dear George (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In their journals, students write a letter to Geo George reflecting on the unit, activities, and things they learned. Included will be their favorite part of the unit, the hardest part for them, what they learned, and their thoughts on their performance.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 1, Lesson 1: Math in Motion (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Swirling, rotating, changing, sliding. . . stimulate interest with shapes in motion to prepare students for entry into the world of geometric design. Analysis and synthesis questions are served as the appetizer before the diagnostic assessment is given.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 1, Lesson 2: Dancing Duo (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Teacher and students are a dynamic duo who search a geometry Website to identify geometric vocabulary words, record them on a Quilt Word Wall, and dance them out together. Words are displayed to take on characteristics of different design patterns.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 1, Lesson 3: Moo-vin (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Put the meaning of newly introduced vocabulary to the tune of “Hokey Pokey” and children develop an understanding through music and dance. Lyrics are read as a whole group and become a Guided Reading experience where more geometric vocabulary is discovered within.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 1, Lesson 4: Transformation Station (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students predict the outcome of the slide, flip, and turn of a triangle by transforming their thoughts and ideas into informational text. The recorded text is tested for accuracy and through peer feedback is written to perfection.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 1, Lesson 5: Do You Hear What I Hear? (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Following directions given in poetry fashion, students apply newly learned geometric vocabulary to successfully create an animal. Reading informational text for key words and specific purpose and comprehension of geometric terms is the focus.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 1, Lesson 6: Quilt Story (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Through literature, discussion, and response to critical thinking questions, students recognize the use of geometric components in quilts, and that quilts are an artistic form that reflect the cultural heritage of the people who design them.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 2, Lesson 10: Wanna Trade? (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Through critical thinking questions, students develop an understanding of the way trade helps meet the basic needs of people, ways people can conserve and replenish their resources, and that quilts are an art form that reflect our cultural heritage.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 2, Lesson 11: A Stitch in Time (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Through reading personal size booklets, class discussion, and viewing of historical quilts, students are enlightened to the culturally artistic value of quilts, the importance of trade in meeting basic needs, and the conservation of natural resources.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 2, Lesson 7: Start At Square One (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Using manipulatives, students explore new shape possibilities by combining two and four triangles. A critical thinking approach is used to guide students’ predictions and discoveries with design.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 2, Lesson 8: Can You Please Give Me Directions? (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Guided reading strategies are utilized to teach students how to effectively read informational text. Challenged to cut a tangram, students read how-to directions and demonstrate their understanding of geometric terms to complete the task successfully.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 2, Lesson 9: Bringing It To A Fine Gloss-ary (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students demonstrate their understanding of geometric vocabulary and informational text by working independently to create their own glossary of terms. Investigative exploration with tangrams creates an arena for critical thinking and problem solving.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 3, Lesson 12: Jammin (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Utilizing learning aides, students are guided through a fast-paced review of vocabulary, language arts, geometry, and social studies concepts. Participation in choral reading, performance, and sharing of ideas are the means of concept clarification.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 3, Lesson 13: Reflections (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students write predictions for new word meanings. Through small group and classroom discussions, students forge their way to developing an understanding of the line of symmetry, and gear up for an exploration of symmetry.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 3, Lesson 14: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Led in exploration by accepting statements and probing questions, students work in small groups with mirrors to discover and identify the characteristics of symmetry, with the intent to write a description of symmetry and to locate the line of symmetry.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 3, Lesson 15: The Quiltmaker's Gift (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Using observation skills, students develop an eye for symmetry through literature. Class discussion is the arena whereby students hone in on the correct use of content language to enhance understanding and conceptualization of targeted concepts.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 3, Lesson 16: The ABC of Symmetry (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Steps for an art project are used for guided reading. The activity develops a deeper understanding of how to read informational text, symmetry as it pertains to all elements of design, and art as part of history that reflects aspects of daily life.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 3, Lesson 17: Granny's Attic (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Take a computer trip through Granny’s attic to see what old quilts can be found. Examine original quilt designs as displayed on large screen monitor. Then use children’s literature and class discussion to develop the social studies connection.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 3, Lesson 18: Coordinated! (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: A sequence of drawings performed by the teacher, leads students to make associations with the object being drawn and geometry content learned in prior lessons. Through questioning students unlock Quadrant 1 of a coordinate plane and new vocabulary words.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 4, Lesson 19: Geo Junction (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Using a geoboard as a coordinate grid and pieces of drinking straws as markers, students locate and mark coordinate points on the geoboard. Located points are transferred to geo dot paper where students identify the point by writing the coordinates.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 4, Lesson 20: Listening for Patterns (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Knowledge and understanding of patterns are extended through the use of literature as students make enriched connections to patterns in the real-world and transferring ideas.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 4, Lesson 21: The Important Thing (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Criteria are presented for designing a quilt block design. Students demonstrate their depth of understanding of math content by using their knowledge of the concepts and transferring it into a literary pattern to write a class big book.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 4, Lesson 22: Authentic Design (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Handmade quilts presented by the local Quilters Guild give students the opportunity to view, first-hand, a menagerie of quilt types, patterns, and themed designs. Students experience the actual size and complexity of handmade quilts and their designs.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 4, Lesson 23: Colors To Dye For (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Experiencing samples and reading about colors in fabric deepen understandings that works of art reflect cultural heritage, that trade helps families meet their basic needs, and that people can use and conserve their natural resources.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 5, Lesson 24: Read All About It! (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The most important thing about this lesson is the class wrote the book themselves. It reviews symmetry, line of symmetry, congruent, slide, flip, turn, shapes within a shape, and patterns. But the important thing is that the class wrote the book themselves.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 5, Lesson 25: Geo Jungle (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Knowledge of geometry is taken to the woods as students walk the school grounds in search of symmetry in nature. Their finds are brought back to the classroom, preserved by pressing, and then used as the focus of a student generated narrative.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 5, Lesson 26: Tangram Tantrums (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Virtual manipulatives and tangrams give students a lesson in geometric terms they won’t forget. Challenged with odd shaped puzzles, students must effectively see shapes within a shape, and correctly direct piece movement with the terms slide, flip, turn.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 5, Lesson 27: DeSigning Coordinates (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Geo dot paper is used as a grid for coordinate geometry, making a familiar arena for performing a most unusual task. Letters are assigned to each dot. The challenge is to decode each word using given coordinates and then to illustrate each with tangrams.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 5, Lesson 28: The Mo-tea-if (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Preparing a fabric swatch for appliquéing begins with reading informational text and directions for tea dying cloth. The task comes full circle as students are given a piece of fabric, and use tea leaves to dye it to the shade of their choosing.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 6, Lesson 29: Geo Jabber (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Given a vocabulary word by the teacher, students show what they know by jabbering on their geoboard. Students silently present created illustrations or demonstrations for each word by holding up individual geoboards.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 6, Lesson 30: Manipulative Mania (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Explore and experiment with creating designs with specific components is one individual activity that students engage in. As students transfer designs and use a checklist to check for inclusiveness, each is summatively assessed on selected standards.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 6, Lesson 31: Ge-0h Boy, Oh Boy (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Through literature, students see an authentic use for stitching that goes beyond the coverlet and quilting as a feminine pastime. The concepts of quilting come full circle and students learn that it is useful for boys, as well as girls.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 6, Lesson 32: Applique-tion of Learning (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Appreciation for quilts as an art form, trade item, and as a way to conserve resources is developed by students reading and applying how-to text to actually hand appliqué a motif design to background fabric using three different styles of stitches.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 7, Lesson 33, Unpack My Mind to Make a Design (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Design pumps are primed and creative juices start to flow as students view various quilt pattern designs to identify and label components of each. Students then work independently on creating a quilt block design. (Summative Assessment A)

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 7, Lesson 34: Flying Geese (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The Flying Geese quilt pattern is used as a graphic organizer for classifying learned concepts. Using student-generated ideas, the teacher models use of the design for organizing knowledge and writing recorded ideas into paragraphs for a report.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 7, Lesson 35: Scatter Brain (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The word is out! Challenge students to decode the message by locating the given coordinate points of letters scattered on a coordinate grid. Then, using letter coordinates from the grid, students write a coded message to parents.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 7, Lesson 36: DeSign Sampler (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Using pictures of quilts, student groups follow presented criteria and utilize the role of each student to write quilt reports. This exercise affords students another opportunity to prepare for the summative assessment given the following day.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 7, Lesson 37: Summarizing for the Summative (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Purposeful listening and discretionary ears are a must as peers listen to group reports and offer positive and corrective feedback with regards to content criteria. This summarizing activity prepares students for the summative assessment of like design.

• Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 7, Lesson 38: Kool Cups (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Caution, fun ahead! Students read informational text and use mathematical language for the specific purpose of making geometric cups! Students proceed through the lesson to make cups per direction specifications. To test for accuracy, fill with Kool-Aid.

• Geo-Folder (Authored by Kathy Peters.)

Description: Students create a Geo-Folder based on geometric terms and concepts.

• Geo-Town (Authored by Kathy Peters.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students use a checklist to construct a Geo-Town map including a compass rose, a map key, and a paragraph about a walk around Geo-Town, using appropriate geometric and directional vocabulary to identify the two-dimensional figures encountered on the walk.

• GeoDraw (Authored by Ruth Meinke.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: GeoDraw is a two-part activity to reinforce the student’s ability to recognize and identify three-dimensional figures in a fun way. It includes an art activity and a card game.

• Geometric Glances (Authored by anne brandon.)

Description: Students capture pictures of geometric shapes with cameras and use geometric vocabulary to describe the pictures.

• Geometric Sequence (Authored by Xiuqing Li.)

Description: Students will learn the geometric sequence and find the sum of an geometric sequence.

• Geometric Twins (Authored by Sandi Tidwell.)

Description: This lesson explores the concept of congruency using dot paper so that a student can visualize, draw, and replicate different congruent shapes.

• Geometry Geopardy (Authored by Annette Nixon.)

Description: A fun way to practice and review geometry material.

• Geometry in Nature (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)

Description: The students will explore how the circumference, diameter, and the relationship of Pi of a circle are related. The students will also determine the age of a tree by counting the summer growth rings.

• Geometry Library (Authored by Martha Todd.)

Description: Students write and illustrate books to make a class library of math term books. This is an excellent review for the FCAT math test.

• Geometry Scavenger Hunt (Authored by Sandra Pickard.)

Description: Students find everyday objects that represent geometric figures. The students must then prove the object is in fact the shape. Students also find the perimeter, area, surface area, volume, circumference of selected objects.

• Geometry: Tessellations (Authored by Kathy Peters.)

Description: Students apply knowledge of reflections, rotations, and translations in creating a tessellation.

• George Gorilla and Gallon Gorp (Authored by Sara Hubbard.)

Description: George Gorilla and Gallon Gorp is an exciting hands-on lesson that enables elementary children to construct a gallon gorilla puzzle. In the process students learn measuring skills, make Gorilla Gorp, and enjoy their edible creation.

• Get Hooked on Conflict Resolution Skills (Authored by Leslie Gortemoller.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After being taught the Peaceworks curriculum for managing conflict, students will participate in a fishing game that encourages the appropriate response when asked questions on conflict resolution skills.

• Get Hungry for Cooperation (Authored by Shelia Ray.)

• Subject(s): Health, Physical Education (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students, through music, movement, and literature, are taught the meaning and value of cooperation.

• Get in Order (Authored by Martha Todd.)

Description: Students practice putting events from a written passage in chronological order, both in groups and individually.

• Get In Shape: Exercise Daily (Authored by Stafford Nairn Jr..)

Description: The students begin the lesson with four exercises. Next, the students rest for a few minutes and then run one lap around the physical education field. After resting, students will complete the lesson with a four minute aerobic dance.

• Get Informed About English II (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

• Get into the Groove with Style (Authored by Roberto Gonzalez-Trigo.)

Description: Style! Style! Style! Your students will identify four styles of music that are exciting and fun to learn. They will learn Classical, Rock, Jazz, and Caribbean music.

• Get Off the Couch and Get Busy (Authored by Robert Blair.)

Description: Students will perform at 5 fitness stations a day for a week. Each fitness station will be based on a benefit of vigorous physical activity.

• Get Out of the Box (Authored by Nancy Slack.)

Description: Are your students stuck in a rut when it comes to writing? Get them to think outside the box with this lesson in organization through webbing.

• Get Physical (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

Description: Students research a physical exercise using primary source information. Students analyze the information and write a report that validates, rejects, or qualifies the information.

• Get Ready for FCAT with Music in Our Schools Month! (Authored by Anissa Sanz.)

Description: This lesson encourages the integration of writing skills with music during Music in Our Schools Month, which is in March. Afterwards, the smiles on the students' faces when they see their essays displayed around school is reward enough.

• Get the Joke! (Authored by Carole Bennett.)

Description: Middle schoolers love jokes! Capitalize on this by using jokes to help them understand how word context and inference are used in everyday language to create humor.

• Get the Picture with Graphs (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

Description: Pictures say a thousand words, so let’s just picture it with graphs! Students examine line, bar and circle graphs in the newspaper and on the Web. Sketches of graphs are completed with emphasis on selecting the best model to depict data collected. (NETS for Students: 5.1)

• Get the Picture? (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)

Description: Students design a simple coordinate graph picture. Then reflect, translate and rotate the picture according to specific directions.

• Get the Point! (Authored by Stephanie Hans.)

Description: Students use a variety of resources to gather information on the Civil War and then create PowerPoint presentations.

• Getting Down to Business (Authored by Joy Rowell.)

Description: Students use correct business letter format to write a first draft, edit and rewrite a final draft business letter to their choice of vendor with comments of criticism or praise.

• Getting There Socially (Authored by Sharon Wykle.)

• Subject(s): ESE - CL, ESE - SE (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
Description: How do your students interact with each other? Students learn social problem solving skills (anger management, interpersonal skills, sharing, etc.) through role-playing, using [Boardmaker] computer-generated pictures.

• Getting to Know My Apple (Authored by Louise Glover.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: By applying each of the 5 senses, students will compare an apple to unlike things in a similie poem. ie: The apple tastes sour like a lemon.

• Getting to Know Our Elected Officials (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Who is your favorite elected official? Students choose an elected official to research, and share their information in a report. The report must be focused, contain supporting details from various sources, and use correct conventions including indenta

• Getting to Know Our School (Authored by Akishna Glasper.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Who works at our school and what do they do? This is a great lesson for the first few weeks of school. In this lesson students explore their school and the various types of people who work there (school nurse, custodian, and principal). The students in

• Getting to Know You Through Peer Editing (Authored by Linda Sheffield.)

Description: Students learn to formulate effective questioning techniques and understand the characteristics of the interviewing process.

• Getting to Know You Through Questioning (Authored by Joan Jackson.)

Description: Students have opportunities to get to know their classmates through 'personalized' sentences that feature one student each day, and offer practice in proofreading and peer-editing related to capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and/or grammar rul

• Getting Your Students Started (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: On alternating days, students will begin class by either doing sentences for editing OR a gratitude journal. This is designed so students have a quiet activity which starts immediately at the beginning of class. The teacher is now free to take roll, etc.

• Gingerbread Genius (Authored by Tammy Hanlon.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students will sort by different attributes and name the sorting rule they used to sort their gingerbread men.

• Girl Power (Authored by Melissa Aldridge.)

Description: During a unit on the Renaissance, the class uses notes obtained through previous research to create a mobile that illustrates the contributions of a Renaissance woman and explains how these accomplishments influenced her society.

• Give a Mouse a Cookie (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

Description: Students listen to story and record progression of ideas onto a chart.

• Give Me Five at Christmas Time (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students become aware of their senses by taking a walking field trip, creating a word bank, reading a story and singing a song. This is the first lesson in A “Sense”sational Christmas unit that also includes a diagnostic assessment.

• Give Me Five! (Authored by Kathryn La Rosa.)

• Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Children hear a story about cooperation and identify different ways in which they can use their hands for helping.

• Give Me Five, Cents That Is (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Give Me Five is the third lesson in the unit, Common Cents. It is an interesting lesson on nickels. Students learn money concepts through entertaining games, teacher instruction, hands-on activities, role play and partner work.

• Give Me the Seven Digits (Authored by Farica King.)

Description: Using the telephone directory, city directory, and business directory, students practice locating specific information.

• Give Me Your Vital Statistics (Authored by Debbie Hartley.)

Description: This is a great -first week of school- activity that allows students to get to know one another while giving them the opportunity to practice their logical thinking skills.

• Glucose Factory (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

Description: Plants use chemicals from the environment and energy from the sun to produce their own food. The food they produce is glucose. Students determine through laboratory activity the presence or absence of glucose in a variety of plant leaves and stems.

• Go Far in a Car (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Traveling in a car can take you near or far. Through this literature-based lesson, students learn about rhyming words, that different things move at different speeds, and vocabulary as they explore transportation.

• Go Jump In The Lake! (Authored by Marla Blair.)

Description: In this real-life science activity, students test local lake waters to determine overall health of the lakes. Students then hypothesize possible human impact on the indicators they are testing in the waters and share these inferences in a scientific report.

• Go-o-o Tooth! (Authored by Pamela Williams.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students identify healthy and unhealthy choices which will help them take proper care of their teeth for a lifetime.

• Gobble Up a Good Story (Authored by Lois Johnson.)

Description: This activity is a yummy way to create a simple story line for an original fairy tale. The students use an edible setting and a planning sheet to help them put all of the story details in the correct order.

• Going Batty (Authored by Donna Nelson.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: We are going batty! In this lesson students begin with the word "at" then learn about bats and other things ending with "at."

• Going My Way (High School Math) (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: When an object moves at a constant speed, or rate, it is said to be in uniform motion. The formula d = rt is used to solve uniform motion problems.

• Going My Way? (Authored by Maria Gyory.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students create and utilize a picture graph of the various means of transportation that they use to return home at the end of the school day.

• Going to Grandma's (Authored by Jennifer Marshall.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After listening to and reading [The Bag I'm Taking to Grandma's] by Shirley Neitzel, students pack their bags for such a trip.

• Going Whole Hog (Authored by Cindy Beckham.)

Description: To reinforce skills in comparing fractions, students play a game in which they compare fractions and represent the fractions on a graph.

• Goldfish Subtraction (Authored by Sheila Spiddle.)

Description: Students explore subtraction and number sentences using Goldfish crackers.

• Goldilocks and the Bears Make Their Pitch (Authored by Elizabeth Roederer.)

• Subject(s): Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students listen to the story of [Goldilocks and the Three Bears] and identify the pitch of the bears' voices as high, medium, and low. Students improvise on xylophones a melody to accompany the bears in the telling of the story.

• Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Authored by Terri Burns.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson is designed to enhance students’ ability to comprehend written text by teaching them how to think about the events in a story as they read.

• Gone to the Dogs (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: The students learn how to decode words by breaking multi-syllable words into basic syllables and counting those syllables. The children then play a station activity game that builds vocabulary and practices decoding multi-syllable words.

• Good and Bad Grammar (Authored by Deloris Morris.)

Description: Students collect bad grammar examples from business signs, magazines, and other printed material and then individually teach a mini-grammar lesson on at least one bad example.

• Good Grief! (Authored by Pam Lord.)

Description: GOOD GRIEF! What better way to explain, demonstrate, and explore strategies related to a difficult topics? Through student role playing within family groups, the use of communicating strategies for managing grief will be explored.

• Good Health Care (Authored by Joyce Sewell.)

Description: Students learn about safety, nutrition, personal hygiene, dental health, and the effects of rest and physical exercise on the human body. Students become aware of the jobs related to each of these health areas.

• Good Snack,Smart Snack (Authored by Carolyn Mannis.)

Description: After completing a unit of study on nutrition, students work as company managers to design and advertise healthy snacks to sell. A list of ingredients will be listed for each snack and an advertisement will be designed to promote their product.

• Got Escher? (Tessellation) (Authored by Euconfra Corbit.)

Description: Students create Escher-like tessellations.

• Governor's Garden (Authored by Janet Greathouse.)

Description: The governor is planning to hire a landscape artist to design six polygonal gardens for the estate. Students create sketches of their plans and write an expository paragraph detailing their designs as part of the interview process for the job.

• Grab a Handful and Count (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students practice counting one-to-one correspondence using Fruit Loops with a partner and then compare them to see who has more or less.

• Grandparents' Day Celebration (Authored by Melanie Henderson.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Before Grandparents' Day Celebration, students make a family tree that dates back to their grandparents. They identify names, places, and particular customs and traditions of their family as well.

• Graph Both Crusts (Authored by Lois Walsh.)

Description: Students calculate the angles and construct a pie graph of the percentages of the elements in the continental and oceanic crusts. Then they analyze the results.

• Graph It (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: Students use real life experiences (school Open House) to learn graphing skills and use technology for creating tables and graphs.

• Graph Scavenger Hunt (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

Description: This learning activity is one of six in a station rotation where students go on a scavenger hunt to analyze how graphs are organized and used to solve problems. Students generate, collect, organize, display, and analyze their own data using a graph.

• Graphing Valentine Candies (Authored by Mirtha Pineda.)

Description: The student will learn to organize and display information in bar graph form using appropiate labels.

• Graphing With Candy (Authored by Beverly Iacobellis.)

Description: The purpose of this lesson is to gather information and interpret the results using a tally chart, a table, and a bar graph.

• Great Britain vs. Europe (Authored by Chet Geering.)

Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the reasons for the development of the Industrial Revolution as well as its effects on the population of Europe.

• Great Britain’s Greatest Queen (Authored by Chet Geering.)

Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the reign of Queen Victoria.

• Greedy Gator (Authored by Lory Vanpool.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Greedy Gator always wants the pile with more! Fortunately, his mouth looks just like a greater than-less than sign. After practicing with his toothy mouth and little cookies, students can easily begin using the sign like real mathematicians.

• Green Eggs and Purple Bacon (Authored by Ronja Ashworth.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Read Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. The class cooks and eats green eggs and ham. Students imagine a dish and write a recipe using a logical sequence. Students type, illustrate, and compile recipes into a class cookbook.

• Green, Green, Green (Authored by Anissa Sanz.)

• Subject(s): Dance, Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson travels around the world celebrating St. Patty’s Day and all things green! First, we start of in Ireland and travel our way down to Mexico for some green guacamole. Students will learn dances from the two places.

• Gripping Details (Authored by Shelley Mann.)

Description: Students examine literature for examples of paragraphs that are developed with gripping details.

• Group Research and Reports on STDs (Authored by Jeanne Pitts.)

Description: Students work together in groups to research and gather information on a specific Sexually Transmitted Disease. Working as a team, they write a report and present the information orally to the class.

• Grow a Creature Lab (Authored by Roberta Klawinski.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is an interactive, hands-on lesson to estimate and measure the length of the creatures as they grow when placed in water. Students check the creature assigned to their group and observe, estimate, measure, record, and compare data daily for one week.

• Growing a Literature Tree (Authored by Nancy Adams.)

Description: This is one in a series of lessons on distinguishing features of literature. The students use prior knowledge of fairy tales and fables to create a literature tree map. They categorize literature as fiction or nonfiction and use bubble maps to show features.

• Growing Old (Authored by Shirley Godbold.)

Description: This is a simulation activity whereby students experience problems the elderly face daily in their lives, such as loss of sight, hearing, taste, smell, mobility/dexterity and touch.

• Growing Pains of the Yearling (Authored by Mary Borges.)

Description: Language arts and/or social studies students will study the characters, themes, motivations, and background of pioneer Florida life through video lessons on the novel [The Yearling] by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

• Growing Patience (Authored by Leslie Gortemoller.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson is a wonderful way to incorporate learning the virtue of patience while developing the knowledge of how things grow. Be prepared to spark your students’ interest as they view the growth of a plant.

• Growth of a Revolution - The Industrial Revolution (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

Description: This is lesson one in the unit, Industrial Tool Time. Students follow a newspaper theme and create headlines for important events of the Agriculture Revolution and illustrations for the newspaper showing how the new inventions led to other inventions.

• Guess What It Is? (Authored by Brenda Lazarus.)

Description: Students write and present a descriptive 'powergraph' that describes a secret object using prior knowledge of adjectives, clustering graphic organizers, and presentation skills. Authors read powergraphs and classmates 'Guess What It Is.'

• Guess Who? (Authored by Angela Raybon.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Guess Who? Students write riddles about each other using descriptive words.

• Guest Performance (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This lesson is for Day 8 of the unit [Wellness Wonders]. Students use pretend television performances to practice how the media influence thoughts and feelings about health behaviors and distinguishing fact from opinion.

• GUM: More, Less, or the Same? (Authored by Lois Walsh.)

Description: A laboratory activity confirming the law of conservation of matter by weighing chewing gum before and after it is chewed. ‘ Will it weigh more, less or the same? What happens to the matter?’

• Gummy Bear Sorting (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students demonstrate knowledge of sorting and classifying by color as they sort gummy bear candies.

• Gummy Candy Count (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students count up to 10 objects in a group to find out how many.

• Gummy vs. Gum (Authored by Rita Williams.)

Description: Students discover a number pattern and write an equation that describes it. This lesson should be conducted after students have worked with patterns and one- and two-step equations.

• Habitats and All That (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson plan explores climate characteristics of different environments, adaptations of living things to environments, and adaptations of living things for survival. It is the second lesson of the Unit Plan: Living Things.

• Haiku Fun! (Authored by Yamile Sanchez.)

Description: Students learn about haiku poems and develop and illustrate a haiku poem of their own.

• Haiku Leaves (Authored by Michael Cyr.)

Description: The students use prior knowledge and first-hand observations of the natural world around them to create their own Haiku poems. The final draft is put on handmade leaves (from construction paper) to create an autumn-theme classroom display.

• Half of a Half (Authored by Fulton Smedley.)

Description: Students develop a number line and identify common fractions using the denominators 2, 4, and 8.

• Hands On Essays (Authored by Monica McManus.)

Description: Students relate the concept of individuality of geometric shapes to the individuality of topic sentences. Students write and revise a persuasive argument essay using the Florida Writes Rubric.

• Hands vs. Feet (Authored by Melanie Henderson.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students use unconventional units of measurement to discover the importance and need for a uniform unit of measurement.

• Hanging Out with Stories (Authored by Elisabeth Coogle.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students respond to a fictional story by creating a story structure mobile illustrating the main characters, setting, plot, problem, story events, and solution.

• Happy Birthday Class (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Birthdays are important events in children’s lives. This lesson integrates graphing and the use of calendars with their special days.

• Happy Birthday to Them! (Authored by Gwen Hafford.)

Description: Students use the Internet to "pop-in" on popular singers. (NETS for Students: 5.1)

• Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr. (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn why we celebrate Martin Luther King Day by making a Friendship Circle and a Peace Tree for a multicultural bulletin board and by illustrating a timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's life.

• Happy Holidays (Authored by Farica King.)

Description: After using Chris Van Allsburg's POLAR EXPRESS as a writing prompt, students create a holiday story while working in cooperative learning groups.

• Harriet's Halloween Sort (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is a small group instructional activity in which students sort, classify and tell about what characteristics they sort individually wrapped candy.

• Harry Potter Alive and Well In the Sorcerers Stone (Authored by Barbara Nedza.)

Description: Want to make learning about an author's purpose more interesting and fun? In this activity the children brainstorm an author's purpose, and then they use their own imagination to draw pictures that illustrate what the purpose is.

• Hatshepsut's Temples and Obelisks (Authored by Melissa Aldridge.)

Description: This lesson focuses on one of the great achievements of the first woman ruler known to history. Students create Hatshepsut's Temples and Obelisks using a variety of materials.

• Hattitude (Authored by Susan Joyner.)

Description: Students are given the opportunity to choose and manipulate 4 different colored gummy hats (yummy!) and record possible combinations as they're discovered.

• Have a Ball with Poetry (Authored by Lisa Rowe.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students will brainstorm words pertaining to the senses (smell, sight, touch, taste, and sound) about the beach by passing a beach ball marked with the categories. Students will write a free verse poem, using these words and adding a line about their feelings.

• Have I Got a Book for You! (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

Description: On your trips to the library, are you tired of hearing the question, "What’s this book about?" If so, here is an activity to help students discover what books the library has to offer.

• Have You Ever Seen a Sea Monkey? (Authored by Jo Ann Parsons.)

Description: Students use stereo scopes to observe brine shrimp on a daily basis and make scientific drawings of the growth and development of this species. Students learn about Artemia franciscana from research at web sites and from their observations.

• Have You Flipped Your Bic? (Authored by Nancy Guest.)

Description: This is lesson extends a lesson in probability using one coin. Students flip a dime and a quarter to record and predict the probability of possible outcomes.

• Have You Heard It Through the Grapevine? (Authored by Sheila McKenzie.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students predict which boxes of name brand raisins will have more. Students count, organize, and construct graphs comparing data gathered while working in small groups.

• Having a Great Time - Wish You Were Here (Authored by Nancy McGalliard.)

Description: This is an overview of colonial life in America focusing on the social, political, religious, and economic developments of the New England, Middle colonies, and Southern colonies.

• Heads-Up Probability (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

Description: As an introduction to probability, students use tree diagrams to predict the possible outcomes of coin tosses. The data they collect and graph also help them predict the likelihood of getting heads or tails when tossing coins the next time.

• Health Hounds (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This is the first health lesson for Day 2 of the unit [Wellness Wonders]. A problem scenario is read to students. Students are asked to become health experts to solve the problem. Unit Sunshine State Standards and vocabulary are introduced.

• Health Hunt (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This lesson is for Days 5-7 of the unit [Wellness Wonders]. Students listen to speakers to learn about personal health behaviors that influence individual well-being.

• Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil (Authored by Nancy Montague.)

Description: Through a video, group discussion, and role-playing, students learn about types of conflicts that occur in the school setting, identify how they escalate, and identify behaviors needed in resolving them.

• Heart Throbs (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: Students predict what might happen to their pulse rates after physical exertion and then make conclusions about the effects of physical activity on pulse rates.

• Heart to Heart (Authored by Dianne Parks.)

Description: After reviewing the use of conventions through teacher directed experiences, students complete a writing using dialogue to tell a narrative story using correct punctuation.

• Hectic Hurricanes! (Authored by Peggy Cook.)

Description: This activity is a great way to introduce hurricanes into your curriculum. Students will understand the anatomy of a hurricane, the change in energy that occurs during a hurricane and how to track a hurricane.

• Heeeeere’s Pea O’Vee! (Authored by Susan Teare.)

Description: Students prepare, present, and perform a panel discussion in talk show format, role-playing the differing points of view of characters from familiar fairy tales.

• Heirloom Chopsticks (Authored by Christy Williamson.)

Description: Students measure, pattern, and design heirloom chopsticks.

• Hello, Fractions! (Authored by Jane Neale.)

Description: Students gain an understanding about simple fractions through the use of literature, hands-on manipulatives, as well as an Internet activity.

• Hello, Santa! (Authored by Carol Hansford.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Do you need an exciting lesson to stimulate your kindergartners' thinking and writing skills? Begin this lesson by asking "What would you like to tell Santa?" Students peruse possible requests for Santa. Then the students dictate l

• Hello... I'd Like You to Meet..... (Authored by Dixie Wheelock.)

Description: Students interview and introduce each other to the class as an opening activity at the beginning of a new class, semester, or school year. This can be adapted to any group meeting for the first time.

• Help Mary Find Her Way Home (Authored by Carol Harris.)

Description: Students are introduced to the coordinate plane by using the coordinates of points to direct a lost girl home. In their directions, students will identify the x and y axes in the coordinate plane and the coordinates of a given point in the first quadrant.

• Help Me Find My Keys (Authored by Vivian Sharp.)

Description: Students write a five-paragraph essay on the topic: What mistakes have you made and then learned a life lesson from the experience? The teacher provides an example of a life dilemma, such as how to avoid locking keys in the car.

• Help Me Learn About the Holocaust (Authored by Carol Rine.)

Description: Students work in groups using presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint to create a slide presentation highlighting the elements of literature contained in Holocaust novels. The slide presentation follows preset criteria.

• Help! I Am Lost at Fox Chapel (Authored by Kathleen Buchnowski.)

Description: Students create a map to locate places on campus and share the map with another student. The other students use the map to locate certain places and validate for accuracy via a checklist. The parents use the completed map at open house.

• Help! Help! Someone Is Hurt! (Authored by Rebecca Weston.)

Description: This lesson is designed to teach students a programmed response to any emergency situation that they may encounter during physical education classes without pandemonium breaking out.

• Helping Hands (Authored by Christine Davis.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students identify different ways in which they can use their hands for helping.

• Here It Goes Again! (Authored by Martha Cordell.)

Description: This lesson is designed to encourage first grade students to work on patterns in nature and to recognize how different living things adapt to different environments.

• Here Kitty, Kitty (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students count up to ten objects in a group to find out how many.

• Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Authored by Sallie Everett.)

Description: This lesson is to help students learn the differences between chemical and physical weathering and learn the effects of climate on the weathering process.

• Here's the Answer - Now What Was the Question? (Authored by Glenn Rutland.)

Description: Students write as many statements as possible that could be the answers to a variety of questions. They can follow the topic of study or topics of personal choice.

• Hero Spontaneous Lecture (Authored by Christine Schuyler.)

Description: Students select and research a real-life hero. They then prepare short lectures for their classmates based upon the research they gain from a variety of primary and secondary sources.

• Hey Good Looking, What You Got Cooking? (Authored by Diane Weiner.)

• Subject(s): Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students perform a song and skit to illustrate how music can be used to communicate movement. .

• Hey Mom, Are We There Yet? (Authored by Farica King.)

Description: Students locate, organize and interpret information from a variety of sources to create a travel brochure for a selected destination of their choice.

• Hey You! Want to Become a Scientist? (Authored by Cheryl Duty.)

Description: Students prepare and give oral presentations about assigned scientists and the accomplishments of the scientists after completing research and written reports on their subjects. To make this interesting and fun for the students and teacher, each student c

• Hey! What Is Your Angle? (Authored by Lee Strain.)

Description: Students create and classify straight, right, acute and obtuse angles using pretzel sticks.

• Hey, Cuz! (Authored by Tisa Craig.)

Description: Students learn the relationships between rhythm and math, tone color and science, form and geography, melody and art, and harmony and social studies. Why, they are like cousins!

• Hey, I Don't Have Enough Stuff! (Authored by Nina Treadway.)

Description: Students discover through this simulated activity that resources are unequally distributed throughout the world and that regions use resources differently.

• Hi, Neighbor (Authored by Jennifer Sansone-Berbert.)

Description: Students participate in an exciting way to greet and meet a fellow classmate and then share the information with others.

• Hide and Seek Vocabulary! (Authored by Linda Gobran.)

Description: This activity uses a unique strategy to build student word recognition. Student partners practice new words using their verbal, visual, and kinesthetic intelligences.

• High Wire Act (Authored by Serena Mirabella.)

Description: This activity is a follow up writing activity for [Mirette on the High Wire] by Emily Arnold McCully. The students produce a “high wire” time line with yarn and index cards to sequence events and then write an expository paragraph.

• Hinduism vs. Buddhism (Authored by Jamie Berry.)

Description: Students create Venn diagrams showing the differences and similarities between the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism.

• Historical Limericks (Authored by Jennifer Snekszer.)

Description: As a class, students study an historical period. Then each student will write a limerick about a person, event, place, or artifact from that time period. The class will present the time period and limericks to an audience.

• Historical Timelines (Authored by Deborah Brannon.)

Description: Students learn how to read timelines and make timelines of their own lives by putting special dates of their choice in chronological order.

• History in my Town (Authored by Bill Chapman.)

Description: Students use multimedia and technology to research and present a historical event or period in their hometown.

• History through Poetry (Authored by Chet Geering.)

Description: Students will be able to analyze the poem -The Charge of the Light Brigade.- Students discuss its meaning and significance to the Crimean War. Students will also understand how war is perceived from a non-military point of view.

• Hitler vs. Mussolini (Authored by Chet Geering.)

Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the rise of two of the 20th Century's most notorious dictators. They will be asked to compare and contrast these two despots and complete a chart on the two dictators.

• Holding Leaders Responsible (Authored by Chet Geering.)

Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the Nuremberg Trials, including the charges brought against the defendants. They will then answer short-answer questions on the topics discussed in class.

• Holey Story (Authored by Michelle Gordon.)

Description: Holey Story!! Student groups create story sheets with missing vocabulary words. Students locate context clues, justify their work, and evaluate their responses.

• Holocaust Memorial Service (Authored by Jamie Berry.)

Description: Students pay tribute to holocaust victims through an art form, showing the students' empathy and victims' suffering.

• Holocaust Nightmare Revisited (Authored by Suzanne Kruger.)

Description: Imagine living through the horrors of the Holocaust and having these memories return years later through writing a book! After reading the autobiography [Night], students determine why Elie Wiesel was willing to relive this time of his life through writing

• Home on the Range (Authored by Michelle Barlow.)

Description: Students learn how to find the range of a set of numbers by analyzing data.

• Home Sweet Home (Authored by Kathy Kelly.)

Description: Students create and implement a schedule of activities designed to help their parents improve their physical conditions.

• Honest Abe's Economy of Words (Authored by Deloris Morris.)

Description: Students write expository essays using the FCAT writing prompt format and the FCAT scoring method and rubric after reading ACROSS FIVE APRILS and a study of the Gettysburg Address

• Honey I Shrunk the . . . Story (Authored by Sandra Arnolds-Patron.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Talk about making a mole hill out of a mountain! In this lesson, students use critical thinking to decide which story components are important to include in a summary.

• Honk If You Love Writing (... and Bumper Stickers!) (Authored by Jeannie Overby.)

Description: In this activity, students collect and create bumper stickers and examine how they influence people.

• Hoops! There It Is! (Authored by Dianne Parks.)

Description: Students will view and discuss the use of voice in writing through the in-your-face, aggressive, powerful messages of the Nike advertisements and the book HOOPS as examples of the intensity words can have and how voice is expressed.

• Hooray for the 100th Day (Authored by Louise McGinnis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Counting to 100 boring? Have fun on the 100th Day of School with some fun ways to practice counting with the students.

• Hot Time in the Classroom (Authored by Michael Hall.)

Description: Students use a thermometer and ice to learn that temperature is a measure of the average translational kinetic energy.

• Household Products - Past to Future (Authored by Judy Marburger.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
Description: Students will research and explore the development of household inventions.

• Hover Above the Earth (Authored by Dawn Gott.)

Description: Students build a balloon hovercraft, take direct measurements, answer critical questions, and make calculations using the data gathered in order to realize the concept of acceleration as a change in velocity.

• How Big Is Your House? (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)

Description: The students will explore geometric formulas involving area by measuring and developing a scale drawing of their own homes. The students will find the area of each room as well as the total area of the house.

• How Body Systems Interact (Authored by Brenda Mason.)

Description: Students demonstrate learned knowledge that the human body is made up of different systems whose functions are related.

• How Can We Organize Study of a Given Place? (Authored by Michelle Gowan.)

Description: The Five Themes of Geography is an organized way to study any area of the world. It is the adopted method of the National Geographic Society. This is a beginning of the year cooperative group activity where students embark in discovery of basic facts abo

• How Close Can We Get? (Authored by Shannon Nower.)

Description: Students guide themselves through the traditional outline structure by reassembling papers, which have been cut into separate sentences. Students then see “how close they’ve come” to the original paper and evaluate their achievement.

• How Cool Is It ? (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)

Description: The students will check the outside temperature at 5 different times of the day. The students will use both the Celsius and Fahrenheit scale. The students will then compare their temperatures using a bar graph.

• How Cool Is Your Environment? (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)

Description: The students calculate heat energy and convert from one temperature scale to another. The students will be able to manipulate formulas need for conversions.

• How Dense Are You? (Authored by Jeri Martin.)

Description: How did Archimedes find the gold crown? Students relate how density is a value that describes the material of which the object is made and is not influenced by the object's shape or size in any way.

• How Did We Get to School Today? (Authored by Diane Reinstatler.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: As the class discusses different ways children get to school they draw pictures on a cards showing how they came to school today. They then sort themselves into groups by transportaion such as bus, daycare van, car, walk, bike.

• How Do I Get There From Here? (Authored by Joan Jackson.)

Description: Students use a school map to create a charted course and a corresponding written description of the directions for travel from class to class, beginning with an arrival location in the morning and ending with a departure location in the afternoon.

• How Do I Measure Up? (Early Grades) (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health, Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this lesson, students find out more about their bodies and what makes them different by tracing each their partners' bodies on butcher paper. They record their heights and weights, then compare them to the others in the class.

• How Do I Measure Up? (Intermediate Grades) (Authored by Tisa Craig.)

Description: This activity allows students to compare the relationship between meter in music and measurement in math.

• How Do Words Feel? - Individually (Authored by Christine Davis.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students discover how spoken words feel by exploring these same words in textured print.

• How Do Words Feel? - Small Group (Authored by Christine Davis.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students place their hands in a cup and decide if the materials inside that cup would describe a word that is harsh or soft.

• How Do You Do? (Authored by Annemarie Hayes.)

Description: Students research organisms living in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and identify their relationships.

• How Do You Get Home From School? (Authored by Melissa Lawley.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students use basic computer skills to collect information, generate pictographs, and interpret the results of transportation home from school. Note: Circulate and formatively assess students as they use the technology tools. Provide assistance for stude

• How Do You Get to School? (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: How do your students get to school? Through this literature-based lesson, students learn that different things move at different speeds as they explore basic modes of transportation.

• How Do You Know Where You Are? (Authored by Catherine Dixon.)

Description: This activity introduces students to geographic thinking, setting the stage for the creation of a map showing distance, direction, location and symbols from their residences to school.

• How Do You Measure a Triangle? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Student will discover angles and their relationship to triangles.

• How Do You Pay a Complement to an Angle? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Complementary angles are two angles that form a right angle (90 degrees). Students practice finding the complement of an angle.

• How Do Your Students Measure Up? (Authored by Carol Spice.)

Description: Have you ever been frustrated trying to show students how to measure accurately and what the little lines on a ruler represent? I was until I found this simple activity to show students how to properly measure with a standard ruler to 1/16th of an inc

• How Does a Pumpkin Grow and Glow? (Authored by Alicia Floyd.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After listening to an informational article that explains the steps needed to grow pumpkins, the group participates in carving a pumpkin, and then writes the sequence of events needed to produce a carved jack-o-lantern.

• How Does Art Feel (Authored by Lynne Locke.)

Description: Bristly and rough or soft and smooth, most anything we can feel can be portrayed in a work of art as a texture. Imaginary or real, texture can add excitement and interest to your creation.

• How Does It Move? (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: How do objects move? Through this literature-based lesson, students review using illustrations and phonetic principles to understand words, that different things move at different speeds, and vocabulary as they explore how forms of transportation move.

• How Does It Sound? (Authored by Letashia Betsey.)

Description: The students will participate in a game that uses the elements of grammar in an inappropriate way. They will transform the inappropriate grammar into grammatically correct statements.

• How Does Your Garden Grow? (Authored by Ann Everett.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson is a fun way to introduce factors that influence the growth of living things. The students read [The Garden] by Arnold Lobel.Then the students plant seeds to discover what makes them grow.

• How Fast Does Your Race Car Go? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Students are given average winning speeds for even-number years. The students then graph, determine a line of best fit, interpolate, extrapolate, write an equation in slope-intercept form, and predict winning speeds.

• How Fast Is It Traveling? (Authored by Obed Morales.)

Description: Students manipulate toy cars and simulate various walking speeds to discover characteristics related to rate of speed, distance and time. After measuring the time and distance, the students calculate the speed.

• How Fast Is that Rocket? (Authored by Lisa Locklin.)

Description: This lesson will allow the students to calculate the speed of a falling object using measurements from a falling rocket.

• How Fast Is Your Car? (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)

Description: In this lesson, students discover the relationship between speed, distance, and time. They calculate speed and represent their data graphically.

• How Logical Is Garfield? (Authored by Monica McManus.)

Description: Students analyze the comics found in the newspaper for samples of logical, emotional, and ethical appeal. They write a paragraph for each selected comic strip explaining how the comic strip represents the use of logic, emotions, or ethics.

• How Long Is Forever? (Authored by Deloris Morris.)

Description: Students use graphic organizers to predict events that may take place in the novel, [Tuck Everlasting] and make inferences about what is read.

• How Long Is Your Smile? (Authored by Kachanda Silva.)

Description: This activity is a creative way for students to learn to measure to the nearest centimeter. Students will work together to create a portrait of themselves with an accurate measurement of their smile to the nearest centimeter.

• How Many Bears in the Forest? (Authored by Amelia McCurdy.)

Description: Students model the tag and recapture of bears and use proportions to estimate the population of the bears in their forest. This is a statistical sampling method used by scientists and naturalist to determine population numbers.

• How Much Do You Really Weigh? (Authored by Margaret Bogan PhD.)

Description: Students use a computer to analyze how their weights are affected if the students are placed on various planetary bodies. The students will record their findings on a data sheet.

• How Much Gift Wrap Do I Need? (Authored by Pam Kennon.)

Description: Students estimate measurements in a real world problem situation.

• How Much Is Too Much? (Authored by Dorothy Davis.)

Description: Students observe the construction and workings of an aquifer. They record and react to the effects of pollution on the aquifer.

• How Old Did You Say? (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: How Old Did You Say? What an interesting way for students to see and develop algebraic formulas based on their own ages as the known variable.

• How Simple Is Your Rational Expression? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Rational expressions are algebraic expressions whose numerator and denominator are polynomials. This lesson simplifies such expressions and identifies values of the variable that must be excluded.

• How Stuff Is Put Together (Chemical Bonding) (Authored by Richard Angelini Sr..)

Description: All compounds are made of combinations of elements held together by bonds in exact proportion. The demonstration of a simple experiment illustrates the ratio of the elements that make up the common chemical compound of water.

• How Tall in the Fall? (Authored by Tammy Hales.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students use nonstandard measurement to measure. Students estimate to predict the correct length before they measure. Students count the correct number of objects used to measure.

• How Tall is that Billboard? (Authored by Alan Kent.)

Description: This lesson covers constructing and using a basic hypsometer to measure the heights of tall objects such as trees, billboards, and buildings.

• How Tall Is That Flag Pole? (Authored by Amelia McCurdy.)

Description: Students learn that similar triangles have sides that are proportional. They will use this knowledge to determine the height of a flagpole. This method was used by the ancient Egyptians to determine the height of the great pyramids.

• How the Pig Got a Curl in His Tail (Authored by Ann Nichols.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students listen to a retold story from my childhood, They demonstrate comprehension using visual and concrete materials to retell the story.

• How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation (Authored by Sheila Sexton.)

Description: This activity is designed to help students become familiar with creating a PowerPoint presentation. After being given a demonstration of how PowerPoint works, students create a PowerPoint slide presention that can be used in another subject area. (NETS fo

• How to Get Rich Slowly (Authored by Brenda Rider.)

Description: Students learn how to budget in order to live in today's world. Allocating their resources is of prime importance in the monthly budget.

• How To Stay Out of Hot Water (Authored by Beth Brewington.)

Description: What would the world be like today if a conflict that caused the Revolutionary War was resolved peacefully? Students will use their conflict resolution skills to role-play problems associated with the Boston Tea Party.

• How Unique Are You? (Authored by Suzan Smith.)

Description: In this second lesson of the unit, Where We Come From, the students use traits that they each possess to gain further understanding of dominant and recessive traits. In groups, they survey the class for various dominant and recessive physical trait charact

• How Will You Measure Up? (Authored by Debi Vermette.)

Description: Students use the appropriate units of measure when given a list of items to estimate and measure. Students work in cooperative groups to locate, estimate, and measure given items using the correct unit of measurement.

• Hula Hoop Hullabaloo (Authored by Karen Cook.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students demonstrate the ability to group numbers to 1000 or more using concrete materials. This activity is a unique, engaging way to help your students obtain a more visual understanding of place value.

• Human Body Quiz (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Are your neurons alive? Does your larynx vibrate? Students review the various functions and organs of the human body systems as they participate in “The Human Body Quiz” in preparation for the summative assessment of the body systems.

• Human Fax Machines (Authored by Lilith Reller.)

Description: This activity is a fun way to introduce the technological communication process. The student uses verbal instructions to command another student to duplicate his/her building blocks. ISTE Standards 1 and 4.

• Human Impact on the Everglades Environment (Authored by Cheryl Darbyshire.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science, Social Studies (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
Description: Students research changes the Army Corps made in Everglades, focus on the human impact on the environment, design graphic organizers, summary statements, develop a Florida map of the Everglades region and give a presentation about what they learned.

• Human Rights (Authored by Melissa Aldridge.)

Description: During a study of Eleanor Roosevelt, the class examines -The United Nations' Declaration of Human Rights- in order to gain an understanding of the document and to create a list of rights for the classroom.

• Human Sentences (Authored by Leslie Dobbs.)

Description: This lesson allows students a hands-on opportunity to learn grammar. The students will work in groups to create human sentences to demonstrate for the class how to correctly use commas when punctuating dates in sentences.

• Hurricanes … Are They Coming to Your Neighborhood? (Authored by Dale Peterson.)

Description: Hurricane season (June-October) may result in large storms on the Gulf Coast. Students learn how weather systems influence hurricanes and tropical storms. This lesson enables students to predict landfall of hurricanes and tropical storms.

• I Am a Book (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

Description: Students are encouraged to take advantage of their right to read books.

• I Am the Lucky One (Authored by Judith Bachay.)

Description: Students explore their birth orders and the stress created from them. Then they identify their birth orders by drawing pictures of themselves and listing their birth orders. They are introduced to the concept of survey and conduct a verbal survey.

• I Can Make a Pattern, You Can Make a Pattern (Authored by Rebecca Brown.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Patterns, patterns everywhere! Can you make a pattern? Students will make a physical pattern using sounds, physical movements, and manipulatives.

• I Can Use a Worm to Count. Can a Worm Count Me? (Authored by Rebecca McCroan.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: A quick and easy way to learn how to count to 100. Lessons include literature that features worms/counting, puppets or props for daily counting practice.

• I Choose Card # . . . (Authored by Glenn Rutland.)

Description: Students practice problem solving and creative thinking in order to develop an answer/solution for the prompt on a chosen activity card.

• I Dare to Dream (Authored by Cassandra Andrews.)

Description: Dr. King had a dream. Everyone has a dream. What is yours? Students write a one-paragraph speech depicting their own dreams. They orally read their speeches in front of the class and create posters to show the visual effects of their dreams.

• I Hate My Sibling? (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: Can you truly hate your sibling? Students explore this controversial question and examine literary techniques used by the author as they begin to read the book [Jacob Have I Loved].

• I Have a Little Pony (Authored by Jill Taylor.)

• Subject(s): Dance, Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Primary students will be introduced to barred percussion instruments learning to play simple bordun patterns to express the way a pony moves.

Description: Students will create a portfolio that reflects knowledge of present day professional musicians or individuals related to the music industry.

• I Highly Recommend It (Authored by Carmel Monaghan.)

Description: After reading "The Watsons Go to Birmingham" by Christopher Paul Curtis, students submit critical reviews via the Internet as a way to publish their personal responses to the novel.

• I Just Want to Say (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: I just want to say- I love you, I hate you, things haven’t been easy for me, and much more. Through the use of poetry, people can relay a powerful message. Students study poetic devices included in conversation poems and explore their eloquent messages.

• I Like Me (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson celebrates the uniqueness of students and what they like about themselves. Students make collages and display them in the classroom

• I Love Navarre (Authored by Regan Lee.)

Description: The Navarre Beach area (or your area) is growing rapidly. The Chamber of Commerce wants help in creating a brochure for families with middle-school students who may be moving to our area. Students engage in a project-based lesson to provide the n

• I Need a Job (Authored by Shelia Ray.)

Description: Students learn that individual character traits play an important role in their daily lives and could impact their future employment status.

• I Need Air (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Our cells need oxygen to live, but how do they get the oxygen? In this lesson, students learn about the organs of the respiratory system as they read articles and participate in activities. Study skills are taught and modeled.

• I Need Room to Breathe (Authored by Joe Brock.)

Description: Students use a ph indicator in a structured inquiry lesson to learn how exercise affects carbon dioxide levels in exhaled air.

• I Nominate My Friend (Authored by Martha Todd.)

Description: Students review friendly letter writing skills and the use of descriptive language. Students practice writing persuasive letters, with help from teacher and peers. Letters are then written to nominate his or her friend for Friend of the Year.

• I Think Mom Loves You Best (Authored by Margaret Graham.)

Description: This is an introductory lesson for teaching the literary element, point of view. Students apply understanding of information from a picture book story to write their own family position paragraphs.

• I Want You! (Authored by Lainie Ferrell.)

Description: This activity is designed to have students show that they understand how political conditions and significant events that led to United States involvement in World War I influenced works of art by applying their ideas to create a war poster.

• I'll Just Charge It (Authored by Beth Santini.)

Description: Students explore the advantages and disadvantages of credit card use before they fall into the credit trap!

• I'll Take One! (Authored by Laura Childers.)

Description: Students collectively create a product , slogan, and advertisments for different types of media using their senses with different types of appeals.

• I'm a Hundred, You're a Thousand (Authored by Mary Ann Taylor.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Given a place value word problem, students put themselves in the correct place value, write the correct number on paper, and create their own place value problems.

• I'm A Poet and Now I Know It (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: This is the final phase of the poetry unit, I’m a Poet and Didn’t Know It! Using ideas generated from other poems and their own inspiration, students create original poetry. A celebration is included as students bind and submit poems for publication.

• I’m a Little Crab Pot (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: Students delve more deeply into figurative language and conflict/resolution as they complete the novel, Jacob Have I Loved.

• I’m Convinced! (Authored by Kerry McMillen.)

Description: After learning about the various kinds of persuasive techniques used to sell products, students create and write an advertisement for peanut butter.

• Idea Generator (Authored by Jeanette Robaldo.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This read aloud activity helps students generate ideas for writing.

• Identifying the Food Groups (Authored by Sendi Palmer.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After reviewing the school's lunch menu, the learner will be able to identify and label the five food groups correctly in a collage.

• If The Shoe Fits (Authored by Alison Hannon.)

Description: Shoes, shoes, and more shoes! But [whose] shoes could [these] be? Collect some unwanted shoes of all styles and sizes. Delight as your students “tie-in” detailed descriptions and create vivid images in their writing.

• Illustrated Quotes of Julius Caesar (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students make a booklet of twenty illustrated quotations from William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar.

• Imagine That (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science, Social Studies (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
Description: Information dangles from the ceiling! That’s the effect when students gather information using a variety of references and create mobiles of inventions or scientific discoveries. This lesson is for Day 5 of the unit [Inventions and Inventors].

• Improving the Quality of Life (Authored by Carson Ealy, Jr..)

Description: This lesson focuses on contributions made by individuals of diverse backgrounds in medicine, science and technology.

• In a Pickle (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: The students listen to a story that uses homonyms and figurative language throughout the text. They illustrate the literal and figurative meanings of some figures of speech.

• In Conclusion (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: The students are introduced to the reading skill of drawing conclusions from a story. The children then use this skill to draw conclusions of their own from several stories.

• In Line with Time (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science, Social Studies (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
Description: This lesson is for Day 4 of the unit [Inventions and Inventors]. Students participate in constructing timelines of significant contributions in the field of communication. Class interaction follows to provide practice in interpreting the order of events.

• In Search of Food . . . Living Off the Vegetation (Authored by summer zephyr.)

Description: Students locate information from a variety of sources, to describe what Indians gathered and how they sustained life. Using five sources students select a paragraph from each and state the main idea and supporting details.

• In Summary (Authored by Martha Todd.)

Description: Students use a text to practice summarizing and matching summaries to the correct text.

• In the Blink of An Eye (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Students record data, both in written form and digitized form, on a field trip to Marianna Caverns that is then compiled into an A-to-Z Environmental Book. (NETS for Students 3.1, 3.2, 4.2 and 5.1)

• In the Presence of Oxygen (Authored by Kathy Kelly.)

Description: Working in groups, students design a poster depicting aerobic and anaerobic exercises or activities. Posters are set up at stations for students to examine and determine which activities are aerobic and which are anaerobic.

• In Your Prime (Authored by Melanie Malone.)

Description: This activity allows students to find prime numbers on their own. They use a method developed a few thousand years ago to discover the primes that are less than 100.

• Inch Around This (Authored by Mary Ann Taylor.)

Description: Students learn the concept of perimeter by measuring the perimeter of different shapes and creating shapes to be measured for perimeter.

• Inching Worms (Authored by Karen Ledet.)

Description: In small groups, students have a blast trying to measure live, wiggly, stretching worms to the nearest ½ inch. Groups record their data onto a class graph and then compare characteristics.

• Income and Outcomes (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: Students use peer support to reflect on their spending and how it reflects their income and their values.

• Incredible Inventions That Make A Difference (Authored by Beverly Simpkins.)

Description: Students use reading and research skills to effectively retrieve and synthesize information about inventions that have made an impact in their lives. This is an introductory lesson on developing timelines.

• Independent - Top Be or Not To Be - Day 1, Lesson 1: I Pledge Allegiance! (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: This is the introductory lesson to the Unit Plan: Independent – To Be or Not To Be? In this lesson, national symbols of freedom and speech strategies are introduced, tokens are distributed, and the unit diagnostic is administered.

• Independent - Top Be or Not To Be - Day 1, Lesson 2: Scavenger Hunt (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: This lesson is designed to have students seek and find and record visually, and in sequential order, thirteen significant events that led to the Americans fight for independence and thus the start of the American Revolution.

• Independent - Top Be or Not To Be - Day 1, Lesson A: View and Re-View (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: The elements of an oral presentation are introduced under the guise of writing a paper and presented in the form of a KWL. Students supply the details for the introduction, body, and conclusion of an oral presentation.

• Independent - Top Be or Not To Be - Day 1, Lesson B: To Arms! (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: Through the exploration of new vocabulary words and utilizing the KWL chart started in Lesson 2, students are introduced to the verbal and non-verbal components of an oral presentation.

• Independent - Top Be or Not To Be - Day 2, Lesson 3: In the Course of Human Events (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: Building and scaffolding on scanning techniques, students locate information from teacher-selected text in search of answers and details to leading question(s) for each of thirteen events.

• Independent - Top Be or Not To Be - Day 2, Lesson C: Freedom of Speech (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: Students expand their understanding of verbal, non-verbal, and visual aid components of an oral presentation by exploring three relationships: What is it? What is it like? What is an example?

• Independent - Top Be or Not To Be - Day 2, Lesson D: Intestinal Fortitude (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: Through expansion of their understanding of content components, students will begin preparation for their oral presentations.

• Independent - Top Be or Not To Be - Day 2, Lesson E: In My Opinion . . . (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: Building on retelling of significant events from QAD information, students record personal reflections and opinions using the Mountains to Climb self-reflection sheet.

• Independent - Top Be or Not To Be - Day 3, Lesson F: Coming to Terms (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: Students will develop a better understanding of significant events and reasons leading up to the Revolutionary War through the exploration of content vocabulary.

• Independent - Top Be or Not To Be - Day 6, Lesson 4: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: Students play a version of the game [Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?] as a review for knowledge and understanding of significant events, reasons leading to the American Revolution, and the difference between fact and opinion.

• Independent - Top Be or Not To Be - Day 7, Lesson 5: A Novel Idea (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: Students read a historical novel through a chapter-by-chapter reading, recording and re-telling presentation by small groups of students. Students have practice creating and utilizing a visual aid and the Oral Presentation Rubric.

• Independent - Top Be or Not To Be - Day 8, Lesson 6: Weave a Web of Words (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: Students will apply writing strategies to web their ideas and write a first draft for their summative oral presentations in which they will address the guiding question, Independent – To Be Or Not To Be?

• Independent - Top Be or Not To Be - Day 9, Lesson 7: Press Conference (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: Working in small groups, students practice their oral presentations using their written drafts. Peer members use the Oral Presentation Rubric for assessing and giving positive and corrective feedback on the practice performance.

• Independent - Top Be or Not To Be - Day 9, Lesson 8: Assessing the Casualties (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: Guided reading strategies are used to understand misreads on scored content assessments and how they affect the outcome of an assessment. Students apply this information to revise presentations and develop test-taking skills.

• Independent - Top Be or Not To Be - Day 9, Lesson G: Say It Again, Uncle Sam (Authored by Katie Koehnemann.)

Description: Students revise their oral presentation content drafts, presentation skills, and visual aids using Press Conference feedback and Content Assessment feedback.

• Indian Picture Symbol Vests (Authored by Janet Turner.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: What were some of the picture symbols that Indians used? Students use Indian picture symbols to decorate a vest.

• Indians of the Plains (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson is for Day 11 of the unit [Native Americans]. The students will learn about the physical surroundings and climate of the Plains region and how they affected the lives of the Plains Indians. Students work in centers to create related projects.

• Information Sensation! (Authored by Carol Rine.)

Description: This is the second lesson in a unit on expository writing. Students are brought up to speed on narrowing the topic, conducting research, and creating source cards. Students practice recording bibliographic information in a research scavenger hunt.

• Information Shuffle (Authored by Carol Rine.)

Description: This is the fifth lesson in an expository writing unit. Students are set loose to explore, examine, and evaluate information for a research topic. Ultimately, students shuffle and physically sort their note cards into an organizational pattern for writing.

• Ingredients for a Story (Authored by Michelle Barlow.)

Description: This lesson teaches students the three elements (characters, plot, and setting) needed to create a story.

• Inquiring Minds Want to Know (Authored by Carolyn Modawell.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn to ask questions and to listen to responses by interviewing people.

• Inquiring Minds Want to Know (Middle School Science) (Authored by Melinda Dukes.)

Description: Inquiring minds participate in an inquiry-based lesson plan which has them construct an experiment in a scientifically valid way that will shed light on the controversy of nature vs nurture. This is lesson three of the unit, Twin Traits.

• Inside Information (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science, Social Studies (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
Description: This lesson is for Day 3 of the unit [Inventions and Inventors]. Students use a variety of references and write to inform as they explore significant inventors and inventions and the impact of the inventions in the field of communication.

• Insulators, Conductors, and Energy Transfer (Authored by Carol Houck.)

Description: Students conduct experiments to determine what types of material make good insulators.

• Integrating Language Arts, Health, and Visual Art (Authored by Antonio Fernandez.)

Description: A 4th grade art lesson using health education ideas is modified to include a language arts activity and computer work.

• Interaction Actions (Authored by Carolyn Garner.)

Description: This is the fourth lesson on the sixth day of the Unit, What Makes Me Who I Am? In this lesson, students work in cooperative groups to brainstorm characteristics that are the result of interaction with the environment.

• Interior Designer for a Day (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)

Description: Students will organize a 20 x 17 room with a given set of furniture pieces. Arrangement is to be based on maximum comfort and practicality.

• Internet Art Research (Authored by Antonio Fernandez.)

Description: Upper-elementary students choose two artists from a Yahooligans search of African-American artists, answer questions on an Artist Biography Checksheet, and write an essay on the differences and similarities of the two styles.

• Internet Field Trip on Fractions and Geometry (Authored by Joseph Furner PhD.)

Description: This lesson is on fractions/geometry as it relates to parts and wholes. Students take an Internet field trip to learn more about fractions. ESOL strategies include using pattern block manipulatives and pairing ESOL and non-ESOL students on computers.

• Interpreting Political Cartoons (Authored by Clark Youngblood.)

Description: This activity is designed to have students locate political situations in cartoons(newspapers, etc. ) They should choose cartoons and write a short essay (3 ) paragraphs about the cartoon, and then present orally to the class.

• Interrelationships Within the Marine Community (Authored by summer zephyr.)

Description: Students create an electronic story showing the interrelationship of species within the marine environment.

• Intriguing Beginnings (Authored by Shelley Mann.)

Description: Students become Doctors of Intrigue as they search for the ever illusive intriguing beginning. Guided practice is provided for developing this writing skill.

• Introducing the Incredible RBT-2000 (Authored by Kelly Allen.)

Description: Students work cooperatively to construct a miniature robot using recyclable materials They individually write a descriptive explanation from the robot's point of view explaining how it will aid in protecting the environment.

• Introducing World War II (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

Description: Students practice listening skills while getting an overview of the events of WWII. Emphasis is placed on events mentioned in the novel, [Jacob Have I Loved]. Writing an FCAT style short response on one of the focal events assesses writing skills.

• Introduction to Call and Response (Authored by Latoya McCormick.)

• Subject(s): Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students listen to, sing, and dramatize call and response songs. They deomonstrate expressive singing in performing call and response while moving and playing instruments.

• Introduction to Classification (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

Description: Classification is a systematic method used to diversify, categorize and organize animate and inanimate objects. Students explore these relationships by designing a classification system.

• Introduction to Fractions (Authored by Jennifer Catlett.)

Description: This lesson is intended to introduce the students to fractions.

• Introduction To PowerPoint (Authored by Richard Ponton.)

Description: Students will create a three to five slide PowerPoint presentation introducing themselves to the rest of the class and the teacher. This lesson will walk students slowly through PowerPoint, from login to saving the project uniformly.

• Inventing a New Life (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

Description: Students research information on selected inventions of the latter part of the Industrial Revolution in the United States. They then write persuasive essays on which invention they consider to be the most important. Using their essays as reference, student

• Invertebrates, No Backbone, No Problem (Authored by Cheryl Darbyshire.)

Description: Students study characteristics of invertebrates, observe a micro-habitat for two weeks, research an invertebrate, create a profile poster, and present a report.

• Investigating Langston Hughes (Authored by Joan Phillips.)

Description: The students will read and appreciate the writing of great American Authors. For example, Langston Hughes was the first African American author to be published and widely acclaimed in the literature world. An investigation into his life and times will giv

• Investigating the Food Pyramid (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn that the food pyramid is an important nutritional tool. They classify foods and compare the number of servings per group that are necessary for maintaining good health by placing empty food containers in grocery bags.

• Invisible Neighbors (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students understand how keeping the body clean is important for maintaining good health. They demonstrate the importance of washing hands and identify everyday good health and hygiene habits.

• Invitation to Religion (Authored by Lisa Deaton.)

Description: Students are introduced to the world’s five major religions including: traits, characteristics, similarities and differences . Following discussion students create an invitation to a holiday from one of the religions they have studied.

• Irish Literature Alive (Authored by M. Joy Gorence.)

Description: Literature of Ireland comes alive with an introduction to the writings of Mc Court, Heaney and Yeats.

• Irish Literature Scavenger Hunt (Authored by M. Joy Gorence.)

Description: Students locate and evaluate various books, journals, anthologies, and Internet sources that contain information that may be used in answering the scavenger hunt questions related to Ireland and Irish literature.

• Is It Alive? (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is the first lesson of the Unit Plan: Living Things. Students explore living things and their habitats. They create an original It’s Alive! book to demonstrate what they have learned.

• Is It Kinetic or Potential ? (Authored by Carson Ealy, Jr..)

Description: This lesson is an introduction to energy. It allows students to explore real life activities that demonstrate kinetic and potential energy.

• Is It Legal? - The Judicial System (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Our governor suggests laws, and our congress passes the laws, but who makes sure the new laws are legal? Students learn about the judicial branch of government, its structure, function, and basic responsibility, as well as whom their elected officials

• Is It Real? (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students learn how to determine whether a text is fact or fiction by completing a whole-group activity with the teacher. They then use this knowledge in a small-group station activity game where they determine if sentences are fact or fiction.

• Is It Slimy? Does It Have Fur? Is It Really a Bird? (Authored by Linda Weber.)

Description: In this lesson students identify the different types of vertebrate animals based upon their major characteristics, as they create collages in cooperative learning groups. Collages show pictures of vertebrate animals labeled with the appropriate structural

• Is It Too Broad? (Authored by Martha Todd.)

Description: Students play a class game to learn to identify and classify levels of specificity among words.

• Is Over Of (Authored by Annette Nixon.)

Description: This lesson discusses an often used, but rarely seen in books, method of teaching percents. Former students report this is one of the most useful algorithms learned in class.

• Is That a Bird in Your Hat? (Authored by Elisabeth Coogle.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After learning about adaptations animals need for survival, students imagine they find an injured bird. They create a clay bird and nest to stimulate creative writing. The lesson includes an integrated week-long art, science, and writing activity.

• Is That a Fact, Harry? (Authored by Gail Faughn.)

Description: Students examine short excerpts from books and determine whether each one is fact, fiction, or opinion.

• Is that a Fact? (Authored by Kelly Allen.)

Description: Students will be given a newspaper article. They will predict the content based on the title, read and chart fact and opinion statements, and conclude by summarizing the article.

• Is that a Fact? Reading the Newspaper (Authored by Kim Forgione.)

Description: Students work in small groups to identify facts and opinions in a selected reading sample.

• Is the Price Right? (Authored by Jennifer Catlett.)

Description: Students play The Price Is Right game to estimate and to chart the price of items to the nearest \$1.00 and \$10.00 and then check their estimates by counting out the actual amount in play money.

• Is the Probability Probable? (Authored by Rita Williams.)

Description: The students compare experimental results with mathematical expectations of probabilities. This lesson should be used after students have been introduced to probability and taught how to calculate the mathematical probability of an event's occurrence.

• Is the Sun our Heater? (Authored by Jeanelle Kingry.)

Description: Why is it warm in Florida and cold in Alaska? Students explore and discover how the sun provides heat to the earth, depending on the surface as well as the angle of the sun’s rays. (This lesson focuses on the sun as a source of heat only.)

• Is There Room on the Bus? (Authored by Robin Downing.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After fixing up a rickety bus, Sam sets off around the world, picking up an alliterative assortment of animals, from one lonely lion to ten bothersome bees along the way. This is an exciting way to explore beginning, middle, and end with young children.

• Is Your Square Complete? (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Solving quadratic equations using the Complete the Square form.

• Islam or Christianity? (Authored by Eric Miles.)

Description: After studying the Byzantine Empire, students make a mosaic representing Constantinople under Christian or Muslim rule.

• It Figures! (Authored by Karen Castle.)

Description: Students use a variety of materials to construct, compare and judge two-dimensional figures.

• It Has to Balance (Authored by Laura Brown.)

Description: Students use a price list and balance sheet to plan for a day of fun at the beach. They learn about expenses, income, outgo, and balancing of resources.

• It Is a Job (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students read a non-fiction book about a career and write a six-paragraph expository composition about the book.

• It Is All in the Call (Authored by Brent Johns.)

Description: Students have an opportunity to show mastery of square dance skills by calling a square dance of their own in a non-threatening environment.

• It Is Raining Cats & Dogs (Authored by Michele Rivera.)

Description: Does sterilization prior to adoption reduce the euthanasia rate? This interactive lesson focuses on a community problem by measuring the annual adoption rate of sterilized animals to determine if sterilization before adoption reduces the euthanasia ra

• It Is the Little Things that Count (Authored by Brent Johns.)

Description: Students participate in warm-up, cool-down, and hydration activities while learning the reasons these techniques are important for physical health, especially in Florida's humid climate.

• It Takes Two (Authored by Kathy Kelly.)

Description: Through research and experimentation, students examine various exercises in order to analyze and distinguish between exercises designed to increase muscular strength and those designed to improve muscular endurance.

• It Won't Budge: Balloon (Authored by summer zephyr.)

Description: Through use of a "silent teacher" demonstration, students use the scientific method to discover the principle behind the balloon not being inflated.

• It's a Ball, It’s a Sphere…No, It’s a Dodecahedron (Authored by Cindy Beckham.)

Description: Students construct a dodecahedron that displays facts about two and three- dimensional figures.

• It's Alive (Authored by Renee Benefield.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson is designed to allow the student to critically analyze living and nonliving objects, then develop a list of characteristics to classify objects on a science walk. Students make a book to close out the lesson.

• It's Close Enough: Rounding and Estimation (Authored by Kathy Peters.)

Description: Students are introduced to place value concepts as they learn how to round to the closest five, ten, and hundred.

• It's Great to Be More (Authored by Sally McDine.)

Description: Comparing whole and fractional numbers using <, >, or =, with manipulatives and drawings.

• It's Haiku Time! (Authored by Sherrie Consolazio.)

Description: This lesson is a fun and creative way to introduce your students to Haiku's. The learner will develop and illustrate an original Haiku poem.

• It's in the Paper! (Newspaper In Education Unit) (Authored by Anne Zahra.)

Description: Students brainstorm a list of the kinds of information found in newspapers, present examples, and state how reading a newspaper is useful to them and people they know. They also demonstrate understanding of the term mass media.

• It's Oobleck (Authored by Alicia Floyd.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After listening to the story [Bartholomew and the Oobleck], students will be able to list information that they learn about Oobleck and use context clues to construct a meaning for Oobleck.

• It's Play Time (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

• Subject(s): Physical Education (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: During this outdoor activity, students attempt to focus on several objects which causes them to move in different directions.

• It's Raining Idioms! (Authored by Kerry McMillen.)

Description: Through illustrations and paraphrasing, students will analyze idioms in order to comprehend their literal meanings.

• It's That Time of Year (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

Description: Students devise a system for organizing and displaying information they collect about Florida colleges.

• It's the Real Thing (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: THE GIVING TREE by Shel Silverstein is read to the students followed by a discussion of what is real in the story and what is make-believe. The students then read some sentences and decide if they are real or make-believe.

• It's Time for a Rhyme (Authored by Jolene Poppell.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: A Wocket in Your Pocket? Introduce rhyming skills to your students by using the Dr. Seuss favorite to begin the lesson. Students will play a rhyming game after hearing and reading [There's a Wocket in My Pocket].

• It's Time to Put Our Money Where Our Mouths Are (Authored by Jay Lowe.)

Description: If we believe in the ideal that “All men are created equal”, why is our currency used to honor only old, white men? The students select a person they think should be honored on our currency and write a letter outlining the reasons for their choice.

• It's Your Wellness (Authored by Richard Rooker.)

Description: In this lesson the students will gain an understanding of factors that affect their wellness. The lesson will focus on the individual's responsibility to avoid personal risk behaviors that have a negative impact on wellness.

• Jack and The Beanstalk Estimation (Authored by Cheryl Carasick.)

Description: Students use beans to estimate and measure the area of a shape using [Jack and the Beanstalk] to introduce this lesson.

• Jack O' Lantern, Jack O' Lantern (Authored by Judith Rose.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Halloween is an exciting time for young children. Capitalize on their excitement while reinforcing color identification, holiday symbols, and language arts skills with this lesson built on the much-loved book [Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See

• Jamestown on the Internet (Authored by Christine Sermons.)

Description: The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand the conflicts and problems associated with the founding of colonies and the clash of technologically and culturally different civilizations which occurred in this colonization process.

• Jazz-Age Intrigue (Authored by Lisa Glenn.)

Description: After reading THE GREAT GATSBY students will demonstrate their understanding of the jazz-age using jazz-age terms to create an original story, scene, or letter.

• Jefferson on a Nickel (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Who wrote our Declaration of Independence? Our third president, Thomas Jefferson, was the main writer. Learn about his life, presidency, monument, and tributes to him through stories and poems. Students will also learn the attributes of a nickel.

• Jeopardy Changes It! (Authored by Debra Anderson.)

Description: This lesson is a culminating activity after teaching fraction, decimal, and percent conversions. Students enjoy playing Jeopardy as a review for expressing these conversions. The students will be able to express percents as fractions and decimals, fractions as decimals and percents and decimals as percents and fractions. This will show that students understand the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents.

• Jimmy Jett and His TV Set (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: What would happen if we don’t accept responsibility for our actions? Through the use of the fun poem, “Jimmy Jett and His TV Set,” students learn the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health.

• Job Interviews (Authored by summer zephyr.)

Description: Through the use of role-playing strategies as well as video taping, students practice skills required for effective job interviewing and listening skills.

• Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Have you wondered how many workers are needed to move people and cargo? Through this literature-based lesson, students review rhyming words, that different things move at different speeds, and vocabulary as they explore transportation and transportation related jobs.

• Johnny Appleseed Pops Up (Authored by Susan Mercer.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After hearing the story of Johnny Appleseed (see book title below), students will use the writing process to recount details from the book to create their own pop-up book about his life.

• Joining Hands (Authored by Virginia Spivey.)

Description: Students explore the inverse relationship of addition and subtraction in a "hands-on" activity based on the fact families of ones, twos, and threes.

• Jump for Joy (Authored by Rhonda Gibbons.)

• Subject(s): Physical Education (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn the basic skills necessary to jump and land correctly to the rhythm of clapping or music.

• Jumping Jaguars! (Authored by Debra Mastro.)

Description: Students accurately measure the distances they and their classmates jump. They determine the mean, median and mode of specific jumps.

• Junk to You, Art to Me (Authored by Deborah Walther.)

Description: The student will create a sculpture or relief by assembling found objects using the appropriate media, techniques, and tools that express a definite theme or idea, utilizing the elements and principles of design specified in the Art Production Criteria.

• Just an Old Fashioned Love Song (Authored by Nora Perez.)

Description: Students sing a song with three-part harmony.

• Just Because (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: Students listen to a story and determine the cause and effect relationship of one event in the story. Students then write about and illustrate cause and effect sentences that relate to them.

• Just Dig It (Authored by Bonnie Kirin.)

• Subject(s): ESE - CL, ESE - CL (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
Description: If the shoe fits, wear it. If the plant outgrows its pot, repot it. In this lesson students learn to transfer plants into larger pots.

• Just Graph It! (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

Description: Poetic Math Challenge - Lesson 4 Pictures say a thousand words, so, Just Graph It! Data collected and analyzed is now incorporated into a spreadsheet and graphs of varying nature generated to further enhance student understanding. (NETS for Students:

• Just Plan It! (Authored by Donna Woods.)

Description: This lesson teaches the importance of prewriting activities and how stories are written from a -planning sheet-.

• Just the Facts (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: The students read a story and determine if the example sentences about the story are facts or opinions. They then demonstrate their proficiency in assessing whether sample sentences are facts or opinions.

• Just the Facts, Jack (Authored by B Adams et al.)

Description: Students are presented with musical selections that set the tone for investigating the mystery behind fact and opinion.

• Just the Facts, Ma’am (Authored by Shelley Mann.)

Description: Techniques are used to promote strategic reading and writing. Students are taught to use print variations, key words, section headings, tables of content and chapter titles as a means of organizing non-fiction information and producing end documents.

• Just Write It! (Authored by Donna Woods.)

Description: Students write a narrative story from a planning sheet.

• Keep It Quiet! (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: How can a container be soundproofed? Learning about sound waves and how they behave in various media will enable students to create a soundproofed container.

• Keeping an "I" Out for the Answers (Authored by Ann Pearson.)

Description: Students use an I-Chart to locate and gather information from several sources.

• Keeping An Inverse Relationship (Authored by Joanne Johnson.)

Description: Students learn how to identify the inverse relationship of positive and negative numbers using real-world examples.

• Ketchup to Collecting Data (Authored by Beverly Kyte.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Do your students love ketchup? Students collect data for a survey of 3 brands of ketchup and create class charts.

• Kid Garden Math (Authored by anne brandon.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The student designs a geometric garden. Shapes to be included are squares, triangles, and hexagons.

• Kindergarten Line Up (Authored by Jeannie Schultz.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn to identify their ordinal number, line up in numerical order matching their number with the sticker label on the back of their hand and identify their buddy group, helping members line up in order.

• Kings, Knights, and Countrymen (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Have you ever wanted to travel back to the time of kings and knights? This lesson plan provides students with a look back in time into the feudal form of government. Aspects of family life from the different classes are presented. Life styles of nob

• Kitchen Duty (Authored by Sherri Barber.)

• Subject(s): ESE - IF, ESE - IF, ESE - IF (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
Description: Through modeling and practice using a task board of photographed steps involving the student, students learn the steps of how to clean up after eating a meal.

• Know Numbers Now (Authored by M Camber.)

Description: By using manipulatives, hands-on activities and teamwork, students gain a greater understanding of numbers and will be able to demonstrate this by reading, writing and identifying multi-digit numbers to millions.

• Know Your Place in Space (Authored by Kathy Morgan.)

Description: The purpose of this lesson is for the students to understand the positions of the nine planets in respect to our solar system and understand the unique characteristics of each planet.

• L'heure (Authored by Amy Jones.)

• Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson teaches students how to ask and tell the time of day and to relate the times of everyday school activities in the target language of French.

• La Casa de Sus Sueños (Authored by Rosalind Mathews.)

Description: Using appropriate technology, students create a virtual tour of a house complete with a realtor's narration in the target language.

• Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Each student makes a salad and presents his/her salad to the class (in the target language).

• La Mochila (The Backpack) (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

Description: This lesson introduces the students to the Spanish words associated with items that they carry in their backpacks.

• La Ropa (The Clothing) (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

• Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson introduces "clothing" vocabulary. Students listen to vocabulary, practice words by labeling clothes, and recognize the Spanish words for clothing items.

• Labor Pains (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

Description: This is an inquiry lesson where students read an account of the Chicago Haymarket Riot of 1886 and identify questions that need to be addressed to understand the historical circumstances surrounding the event. Student groups then research individual questi

• Ladies and Gents, Start Your PowerPoint Engines (Authored by Kay Taylor.)

Description: Students are introduced to the PowerPoint presentation program. Students create three slides and incorporate text formatting, graphics, transitions, and sounds into their slides. Slides are saved on zip disk for use in a follow-up presentation lesson.

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is an interesting lesson on addition that encourages class participation through role-play and concrete hands-on activity. Students practice putting two sets together to form a new set.

• Langston Hughes (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: Come and enjoy Langston Hughes' poetry and lyrics via the Internet. No books needed!

• Language Arts Through Web Page Research (Authored by Antonio Fernandez.)

Description: Students research their school's Web page and another school's Web page in a different school district. Then, they write a friendly letter (hard-copy) to a student in the other school.

• Language for Sale (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

Description: Students rewrite a catalogue description of an item for sale. The new ad reflects a change in the voice of the writing, and the writing is edited for conventions.

• Las Caras (The Faces) (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

• Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)

• Las Frutas (The Fruits) (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

Description: Students should be able to recognize the Spanish words for the fruits we study, when these words are spoken or written.

• Las Problemas (The Problems) (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

Description: Students will review math vocabulary in the target language and create math problems in the target language.

• Latitude and Longitude: Geography and Geometry! (Authored by Anne Roundtree.)

Description: This lesson integrates areas of geometry and geography. The students will learn to pinpoint locations on maps and charts using latitude and longitude coordinates.

• Laundry List of Idioms (Authored by Abby Hill.)

Description: Using the idiom -laundry list- as an example, students create paper items representing things seen on a clothesline that visually and in written form depict common idioms.

• Law of the Land (Authored by Tara Dykes.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn about the differences and similarities between the rules and responsibilities at home and at school. They effectively communicate ideas discussed in class, orally and in writing to display on a poster of class rules/responsibilities.

• Laying the Groundwork: ART Installation (Authored by Debi Barrett-Hayes.)

Description: Students create a large-scale installation on the lawn or grounds of the school environment. Excitement is heightened by making humorous creations that use highly recognizable, appropriated images of art.

• Lead Me On - Writing Lively Leads for Book Reviews (Authored by Michelle Gowan.)

Description: Using the concepts found in a PowerPoint presentation, students learn to write leads for book reviews that attract readers and stimulate book interest.

• Leading into Good Writing (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

Description: Students identify and create “leads” for art work and essays.

• Leap Frog Experiment (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

Description: As an introduction to problem solving, students ask questions and design an experiment to explore different spinners in -The Leap Frog- board game. As students conduct their experiment, they collect information and interpret the results using a gra

• Leaps and Dives: Is it Odd or Even? (Authored by Tara Ply.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Inspired by some fun dolphin characters, second graders use a diagram to demonstrate and explain even and odd numbers.

• Learn The Shapes! (Authored by Sherry McCullough.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students are introduced to two-dimensional shapes and explore their similarities and differences. They go on a “Shape Search” and create illustrations of shapes to share with their peers!

• Learning about Shapes with Tangrams and the Net (Authored by Andrea Jacobsen.)

Description: This lesson uses tangrams, children's literature, and Websites to teach primary students about shapes.

• Learning About Temperature Is Cool! (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: Students estimate and compare temperature using degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit. They create mini temperature posters and answer questions about temperature.

• Learning to Love That Poetry (Authored by Melody Ernest.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Use the book [Love That Dog] by Sharon Creech to inspire and teach children how to enjoy reading and writing several types of poetry.

• Learning Words (Authored by Lee Parrish.)

Description: After reading, [All Those Secrets of the World] students develop vocabulary by actively defining words using skills other than USING THEIR DICTIONARIES FIRST. This new approach to vocabulary skills is a fun way to “Look up the meanings of words."

• Least Common Multiples (Word Problems) (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)

Description: Students cooperatively complete several real world problems using Least Common Multiples and sequencing. Creativity and understanding are used to finalize the packet with a student made real world problem.

• Legends Old and New (Authored by Martha Grant.)

Description: In this activity, student teams read Native American legends from books and Web sites, write an original legend with enriched word choice and elaboration, and practice volume, pacing, stress, and pronunciation through a suede/flannel board presentation.

• Lender or Borrower Be? (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: Students compare the costs and benefits of interest involved with borrowing and depositing at banks.

• Lesson on Wayne Thiebaud (Authored by Todd Hauser.)

Description: This activity is designed to introduce art students to a lesser-known contemporary artist. Students view the artist’s work in order to form opinions and share in class discussions. They also critique some of the artists work using the Linderman method

• Let Me Count the Ways (Authored by Kaye Maddox.)

Description: What are the possible combinations? Students combine given items to make as many different sets as possible

• Let Me Tell You About My Favorite Animal (Authored by Keri Gunn.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Did you ever want to be a published author? Here is your chance. Students use graphic organizers to begin creating a book about their favorite animals.

• Let the Bugs Do the Rhyming (Authored by Jenny Fasching.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn about limericks and write their own about a favorite insect.

• Let the Light Shine Through! (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)

Description: Students design a geometric stained glass window pattern which includes at least one line of symmetry.

• Let Us Bond Together (Authored by Warren Bell.)

Description: Students learn about bond strengths/bond types by observing a demonstration. They apply this knowledge in their own experiments so they can predict bond strengths/bond types based on the locations of the bonding atoms on the periodic table.

• Let Us Learn the Computer Parts (Authored by Diana Echezabal.)

Description: Kindergarten students recognize the proper names of the components of the computer by clicking, dragging and dropping. This engagement activity uses hands-on activities to introduce students to technological systems. (METS for Students: 1.1)

• Let's Call It Automatic (Authored by Mary Tomczak.)

Description: This activity exhibits the art room's version of “Pop-Up” video. The students create two products that are done automatically. In each activity, the students draw or write whatever “pops up” in their minds in a timed session.

• Let's Celebrate! (Authored by Ann Lyons.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students listen to [Over and Over] to be introduced to holidays/celebrations that occur during the year. Students work cooperatively as a whole class to make a calendar of holidays using cards. On the following day, children add their birthdays to the ca

• Let's Edit! (Authored by Donna Woods.)

Description: Fourth grade students pair up with second grade students to edit the second graders' writing for conventions.

• Let's Get Cooking (Authored by Leslie Gortemoller.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)

• Let's Get Moving (Authored by Rebecca Weston.)

Description: This lesson is an interdisciplinary unit with technology, physical education, and science activities relating to motion,velocity, and momentum and sports related activities.

• Let's Go Fact Fishing! (Authored by Marci Greene.)

Description: In groups students use the Internet, encyclopedias, and resource books to research animals in the ocean. Each group creates an information sheet with a photo of the animal and three facts about the animal, that culminates in a summary paragraph.

• Let's Go Shopping (Authored by Gina Dolan.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Counting money and paying for purchases is usually left to adults. Give your students this real-world, adult responsibility in your classroom and watch them become proficient consumers who can count, figure change, and find the value of saving.

• Let's Go Shopping (Authored by Beverly Iacobellis.)

Description: This lesson reinforces the math skills needed by our students to become wise consumers.

• Let's Go Shopping (Authored by Carol Spice.)

Description: Excite your students! Give them \$500 to spend. Little will they know how much they are learning about fractions, decimals, and percents.

• Let's Graph It! (Authored by Dirk Naegele.)

Description: Students calculate the conversion factor between cm and inches by graphing the height of each student in cm and inches and finding the slope of the line.

• Let's Just Dialogue! (Authored by Dianne Parks.)

Description: After reviewing the use of conventions through teacher directed experiences, students complete a cartoon drawing containing dialogue that shows an understanding of the conventions used in dialogue by using the bubble form.

• Let's Make Fudge (Authored by Kathy Peters.)

Description: Students work in small groups to read a recipe involving fractions, change recipe values, and create their own batches of fudge.

• Let's Measure the Speed of Sound (Authored by Richard Angelini Sr..)

Description: This is an outside the classroom experiment. The students experience in concrete terms an investigation of the speed of sound by measuring it. It blends scientific research with math skills and teaches sound scientific investigative techniques.

• Let's Play (Authored by Roberto Gonzalez-Trigo.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In order for students to read music, they must be able to recognize and perform individual notes and patterns. Watch students' faces for pure enjoyment as they demonstrate patterns aurally through hand/body movements, visually through manipulatives, and finally perform them on instruments.

• Let's Play Again (Authored by Roberto Gonzalez-Trigo.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Expression is an important element in music. This lesson plan will enable students to familiarize themselves with basic variances in dynamics and tempo, and later perform them on instruments. The lesson will conclude with review activities.

• Let's Retell This Story (Authored by Jolie Ducey.)

Description: Students will identify story grammar elements of folk tales. Teacher will model completion of chart with help of students. By re-reading the story grammar element sentences, students will complete a story retelling.

• Let's Shop (Authored by Nancy Verdone.)

Description: Students learn how to add and subtract decimals, using concrete objects and story problems. Two activities and a homework assignment are provided to perform this task.

• Let's Sing, Read, and Write (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students sing and read the old favorite song Wheels on the Bus and write new song text for a poster and a class book.

• Let's Visit Letter Land (Authored by Renee Benefield.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students listen to a narrative story of how the letters learn what alphabetical order is when the letters can’t figure out who should start the Letter Land Parade. The students will practice their new skills by alphabetizing letters first, then words.

• Let's Watch a Story (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

Description: As a means to review the elements of a story, students watch a silent movie and visually identify the elements of a story.

• Let's Weigh Air (Authored by Richard Angelini Sr..)

Description: This lesson is a class experiment to measure the weight of air by measuring the weight of the mass it displaces. It incorporates simple equipment and procedures into a highly convincing demonstration of the weight and mass of air.

• Let's Write Invitations for our Class Celebration (Authored by Patti Pensula.)

Description: Students are introduced to the parts of a letter as well as the components of a written invitation. They then compose letters in which they invite family members to an upcoming classroom celebration.

• Letter War (Authored by Ronja Ashworth.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After reading THE WAR BETWEEN THE VOWELS AND THE CONSONANTS by Priscilla Turner, the children will create words using letter tiles.

• Letters Alive, Oh, My! (Authored by Allison Braun.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: I write A, you write A – A A A . This lesson helps students form the letter Aa.

• Letters to my Friends (Authored by Tabitha Kosmas.)

Description: Students write a friendly letter.

• Life and Death (Authored by Wesley May.)

Description: This is a great interactive game students can play to review how living things are classified. This lesson and assessment should be used after the GLE (SC.G.1.2.5.3.2) has been introduced.

• Life Box (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students will decorate the outside of a small box, using words and pictures to depict how they see themselves, and they will decorate the inside to show how others see them. Students will present an oral presentation, explaining the box’s decorations.

• Life Is a Cycle (Authored by Jane Seevers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Children learn about cycles through games, shared readings and a shared writing activity.

• Life Is Like (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: Is life really like a box of chocolates? Is it more like a bowl full of cherries? Students explore how to create their own metaphors for life.

• Life Is Like a Jar of Pickles (Authored by Danica Norris.)

Description: Can a jar of pickles affect the quality of your life? Yes! In this lesson, students discover how the production of a jar of pickles can affect their lives. Students will gain an understanding of the interconnectedness between humans and the Earth

• Life Is Like a Roller-Coaster (Authored by Carmen Haskins.)

Description: This activity will increase awareness of how life can be like a roller-coaster especially concerning changes in a family. Students may share feelings orally, in writing, and in drawing. Students learn and/or practice I messages.

• Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Limited Government (Authored by Alan Peacock.)

Description: Students demonstrate knowledge of the differences between limited and unlimited governments, by writing a letter from the point of view of Thomas Jefferson to King George III explaining why a constitutional democracy is better than despotic royal tyranny.

• Light on Trial: Wave or Particle? (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

• Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
Description: Students determine whether light is a wave, a particle, or some combination of each by presenting evidence in a mock trial format.

• Lighting Instruments from the Inside Out (Authored by Gordon Gair.)

Description: Where does that pretty stage light come from for [Cats] and [Phantom of the Opera]? Students examine theatrical lighting instruments to see how light is controlled. Observation lists help students write a paragraph telling of their discoveries.

• Likeable Differences (Authored by Michelle Barlow.)

Description: This two day lesson teaches students how to compare and contrast two characters by using a Venn Diagram.

• Lilting Limericks (Authored by Mary Borges.)

Description: Through demonstration and practice, the students recognize limericks and write their own. The lesson includes a brief historical orientation, a formula for recognizing and creating limericks, a review of poetic elements, and prompts for writing.

• Line Plots (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Statistical data can be organized and presented on a number line. Numerical information displayed on a number line is called a “line plot.”

• Linking Up the Food Chain (Authored by Jane Seevers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After listening to the book [Life in a Pond], students discuss the food chain and create a food chain mobile.

• List Poetry (Authored by Michelle Wolvin.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students write a list poem about themsleves using the letters in their name. They will present their poems to the class and create a class book of poetry. Children enjoy the simple structure of list poems.

• Listen and Learn (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This lesson is for Day 2 of the unit [Wellness Wonders]. Students participate in a listening game and brainstorm ways to communicate health information and ideas.

• Listen to a Shape (Authored by Carolynne Gischel.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The student will identify basic shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle) and describe the attributes of each.

• Listen Up (Authored by Roberto Gonzalez-Trigo.)

Description: Having a great ear is a skill that must be constantly exercised. This lesson allows your students to enhance their listening skills while giving them the opportunity to lead the class in a Play and Echo Game.

• Listen! Listen! Learn All About It! (Authored by Donna Woods.)

Description: Students view non-fiction videos for specific information.

• Listen, Look, and Move! (Authored by Michele Dawn Manieri.)

• Subject(s): Music, Physical Education (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson presents a personalized, interactive socialization song-game in which students sing and move to a familiar melody.

• Listeners for Life (Authored by Katie Tilton.)

Description: How many times a day do we repeat directions to our students? If you start teaching your students to be good listeners now, they will be listeners for life. In this lesson it is a must for your students to be good listeners.

• Listening Positions, Please (Authored by Michelle Barlow.)

Description: In this lesson, students use effective listening skills as they listen to oral poetry readings

• Literary Devices Paper (Authored by Laura Childers.)

Description: Students write a character anaylsis of someone they know describing them through similes, metaphors, and hyperboles.

• Little Mysteries Solved in a Poem (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: This lesson is designed to help students think abstractly and randomly about solving life's little problems and then taking that knowledge to create a life is... metaphor or simile poem.

• Little Red Riding Hood (Authored by Michele Gibbs.)

Description: Students review story elements such as plot and setting. This lesson is appropriate for lower performing students.

• Lively Math (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

Description: Set mathematical problem solving to music and play like musical chairs. Use classical music to set a thought-provoking atmosphere. This is also an excellent method for reinforcement or review.

• Living Biographies (Authored by Scherie Hritz-Atwell.)

Description: George Washington, Michael Jordan, and Betsy Ross..... History comes alive through living biographies. Come along and take a walk in someone else’s shoes.

• Living Biographies (Multimedia Project) (Authored by Carol Rine.)

Description: Students create a multimedia slide presentation containing facts, graphics, and sounds relating to a biographical figure based on their reading of a biography or an autobiography. Students present their slide presentations before the class. (NETS for Stude

• Living in Water (Authored by Hala Bessyoune.)

Description: Students perform a lab activity in which they examine the external structure of a preserved fish and find out why fish can survive and live in water.

• Living Tobacco Free (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students identify physical effects of smoking and recognize that tobacco is made of harmful substances. Students find a way to share this information with others.

• Long-Tall-Up-Down (Authored by Edwin Brooks.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this lesson, students select objects that can be grouped according to similarities and differences of their physical characteristics.

• Look at What I Did at School! (Authored by Lee Strain.)

Description: Students use an outline to write a letter to their parents sharing their week at school with them.

• Look It Up! (Authored by Leslie Dobbs.)

Description: Students improve their writing skills by finding, defining, and correctly using new and interesting vocabulary words.

• Look Who's Talking to Me (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: Students are able to make a determination of effective speeches based on good speaking habits and then use the information to aid in improving their own presentations.

• Looking at Data (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)

Description: Students use two days to create, collect, display and analyse data. Classroom activities and practice will build greater understanding to a variety of forms used to display data. Central tendencies become a major focus in the prompt questions during the

• Looking at the Man in the Mirror (Authored by Virginia Spivey.)

Description: Prepare for a fun way to teach your students to reflect on their behavior by -Looking at the Man in the Mirror.-

• Looking Back at Pre-Civil War Slavery (Authored by Marcellus Alexander.)

Description: Students understand the nature of slavery, the impact of slavery on African-Americans, and how slavery intensified the conflict between the North and South that eventually led to a major cause of the Civil War.

• Looking for More Clues (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)

Description: Students review how to display collected data on bar and circle graphs.

• Looking Through Time (Authored by Kaye Maddox.)

Description: A Look Through Time gives students an opportunity to create their own books using the Bookbuilder or PowerPoint program in order to share some of our local history.

• Looks Like Christmas, Exploring Sight (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health, Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this lesson, students will explore their sense of sight, learn about the eyes and how to keep them safe, and become familiar with how to help blind people become a part of their world.

• Los Colores (The Colors) (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

• Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students associate an English word for a color with a Spanish word for a color.

• Los Deportes (The Sports) (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

• Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn the Spanish words for sports. Then, they make vocabulary cards and test each other's comprehension.

• Los Opuestos (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

• Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn the words in the target language Spanish for six pairs of opposite words. Students then demonstrate their comprehension by drawing a picture to illustrate each opposite and rewriting sentences containing the Spanish opposites.

• Lost & Found Letters (Authored by Ronja Ashworth.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After listening to THE LETTERS ARE LOST by Lisa Campbell Ernst, the children will use objects in their own world to create a personal dictionary.

• Lots of Lessons from Aesop (Authored by Martha Todd.)

Description: Students use two of AESOP'S FABLES to learn theme, simile, alliteration, and metaphor.

• Love Changes Everything (Authored by Kathryn La Rosa.)

Description: Students edit a score excerpt that has been deliberately modified to more accurately interpret the composer's idea as represented on a recording of the excerpt. Students justify any recommended changes to the score.

• Lucky Charms Pictograph (Authored by Cheryl Carasick.)

Description: Students create pictographs using a breakfast cereal.

• Luscious Language Boxes (Authored by Shelley Mann.)

Description: An inextricable link is created between writing with pizzazz and an infusion of luscious language. A magical Luscious Language Box is prepared to use as a year-long reference.

• Lyrics Statistics (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

Description: Poetic Math Challenge-Lesson 2 Since all the rhyming is through, now what are we to do? What does all of this prove to you? The answer to that question is in the statistics found in Lesson 2. Stay tuned and you will see; the best to come is yet

• M & M Candy: I Want Green (Authored by Susan Cornwell.)

Description: This lesson is a fun way to compare mathematical expectations and experimental probability, and then explain any difference in the two numbers. Students use colored candy pieces (such as M & M’s) for their data collection, comparisons, and explanations.

• M & M Counting Fun (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students count up to 10 or more M&Ms using verbal names and one-to-one correspondence, as well as use sets of M&Ms to represent quantities given in verbal form.

• M & M Lab (Authored by Judy Fox.)

Description: Here is a delicious way to capture your students' attention. Through the use of M&Ms, this lesson helps students learn about several different types of graphs.

• M & M Math (Authored by Rochel Abrams.)

Description: Use M and M Math to entice your students into working on math. Rarely will students not be motivated by getting chocolate to eat. This lesson is designed to help teach students how to find the relationships among fractions, decimals, and percent.

• Macaroni Quotations (Authored by Cheryl Carasick.)

Description: Help students grasp the difficult concept of using quotations. This lesson uses a hands-on approach to assist students in mastering this skill in a fun and easy way!

• Machines Help (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Do you know what simple machines are at use on the school grounds? After reviewing the six simple machines, students locate simple machines on the school grounds and chart what machines are found and how they are used to make tasks possible.

Description: Students review and use the different parts of speech using Mad Libs or Web Libs. They also utilize creative writing skills by providing the most interesting word(s) for the story line.

• Magical Shapes (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is a fun lesson on shapes that encourages student involvement. Students practice manipulating shapes into different locations. They learn that even though shapes may look different when they are moved into different locations, the shape remains the same with the same properties. The lesson is called magical shapes because students have the opportunity to make pictures using pre cut-out shapes.

• Magnetism and the Magnetic Force (Authored by J.P. Hamilton.)

Description: Students investigate magnetism and magnetic force.

• Magnetism in Action (Authored by Lisa Locklin.)

Description: The students recognize that magnetic force can act through a distance.

• Magnificent Marsupials (Authored by Deirdre Byrne.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This literature-based lesson will provide students with the opportunity to learn about the life cycle of a kangaroo, and the differences and similarities between mother and baby as growth occurs from birth to adulthood.

• Main Sequence Stars: A System in Equilibrium? (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

Description: Studentsunderstand and describe the equilibrium of internal forces in a main sequence star.

• Maintain Your Gain (Authored by Jill David et al.)

• Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
Description: Students develop an individual wellness plan that addresses flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, body composition, and muscular endurance. They monitor their progress and make any necessary adjustments in order to reach their goal.

• Make a Design by Plotting Points (Authored by Dan Schmidt.)

Description: Students design a picture by plotting points on graph paper and then color their designs.

• Make Life Simple (Authored by Linda Wenzel.)

Description: This activity introduces students to simple machines. Pictures of real world objects help students know the six simple machines.

• Make Your Own Musical Instrument (Authored by Robert Coursey.)

• Subject(s): Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students create paper straw instruments to produce a sound and discover changes in tone or pitch in relation to length of the straw.

• Makers of the Law, The Legislative Branch (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Who makes the law? Students learn about the legislative branch of government, its structure, function, and basic responsibility, as well as whom their legislative representatives are. This lesson focuses on state and county legislatures.

• Making a Speech (Authored by Samuel Love Sr..)

Description: This is an introduction to the public speaking process.

• Making Cents of Division (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: Students will use pennies as manipulatives to solve simple division problems. They will create division number sentences to correspond with each exercise.

• Making Cents of Fractions and Decimals (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students will learn decimals and fractions using groups of 100 pennies. By classifying the pennies in different ways, there will be an unlimited number of ways to learn fractions, decimals, and place value in money.

• Making Change (Authored by Pamela Williams.)

Description: Students learn how to incorporate a new type of technology, the cash register and/or a calculator, as a motivational tool for solving real life problems. Students practice estimating money and counting back change from \$20.00. NETS for Students: 3.1 and 6

• Making Child’s Play of Antigone (Authored by Kara Davis.)

Description: Conscience vs. Authority is the major theme of ANTIGONE. Working in small groups, students make children’s books to share with elementary students that teach a universal rule that obeys both conscience and authority.

• Making Connections (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This language arts lesson is for Day 4 of the unit [Wellness Wonders]. Students learn how to connect ideas in expository writing with effective transitions.

• Making Hypotheses (Authored by Mark Howell.)

Description: Students practice making hypotheses about what they believe will occur as they perform an osmosis experiment in class.

• Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions (Authored by Farrah Milby.)

Description: Students use poems to make inferences and draw conclusions.

• Making Sense with Amelia Bedelia (Authored by Elisabeth Coogle.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn about multiple word meanings with the help of Amelia Bedelia.

• Making Singular Nouns Plural (Authored by Jay Babcock.)

Description: This series of short lessons will show students the written forms of plural words they should have familiarity with, in oral form from previous grades. They will learn how to classify them based on their singular-form spelling and to memorize some irregular words.

• Making Stained Glass Windows (Authored by Patricia Barry Holbert.)

Description: After studying cathedrals and stained glass windows from the Middle Ages, students create a stained glass window using slides, textbook, or pictures from the Internet.

• Making Tracks (Authored by Leon Mays.)

Description: Students make casts of animal tracks, identify, and explain how the animal's feet are adapted for their function.

• Mammoth Sunflower Problem (Authored by Frieda Bates.)

Description: Students use information on a package of seeds to practice measurement and solve a real-world problem.

• Manatee Journey (Authored by Ronja Ashworth.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After reading the book MANATEE WINTER, students will participate in a game designed to promote awareness of the dangers manatees face.

• Map an Event (Authored by Jo Lynn Wiley.)

• Subject(s): ESE - CL (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Want your students to have a strategy for obtaining pertinent information from print material? This lesson incorporates a graphic organizer to help students navigate a newspaper article. Students will learn to use the organizer to document informat

• Map Scaling (Authored by Katherine Sparks.)

Description: Students learn to use a map scale and determine distances between cities within the state of Florida.

• Map the Mystery! (Authored by Janice Wilkins.)

Description: Upon completion of the novel, THE HOUSE OF DIES DREAR students analyze the plot and recall events chronologically to create a story map.

• Mapping My Way Around (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students use maps to determine where places are around school and how to get there.

• Mapping Possible Solutions (Authored by Julie Thompson.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
Description: Where is the heart of Florida now that we have entered the 21st century? Students propose possible sites for the heart of Florida state capital by mapping collected data onto a Florida state map and recording data in a Travel Log.

• Marble Grab Bag: Certainly? Maybe? Impossible? (Authored by Tara Ply.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Second graders use a hands-on activity and a data chart to explain the certainty, probability, or impossibility of drawing a particular color of marble from a bag.

• Marbles in Motion (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students will learn how to play different games of marbles while learning the scientific concepts of force, motion, mass, acceleration, friction, and inertia.

• Market Day Adventure (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students become immersed in the economic process by participating in this Market Day project. Students produce goods, market goods, and earn “money” to buy goods. They are engaged as both producer and consumer while exploring basic economic concepts.

• Marking the Minutes (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Marking the Minutes is a class timetable report of the time that the class spends during Uninterrupted Silent Reading. The time is added on each day, indicating the total number of seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, etc. (actual increments of time).

• Marshmallow Babies (Authored by Suzan Smith.)

Description: In this third lesson of the unit, Where We Come From, students pair up “chromosomes” and interpret the genotypes and phenotypes. Then, they use those genetic traits to create their own "Marshmallow Babies!" This is a modified version of an activi

• Marvelous Multipliers (Authored by Alonza Holden.)

Description: Students use manipulatives to multiply.

• Mass Manipulation (Authored by Heather Burnett.)

Description: This lesson encourages students to discover, become aware of, think about, and record methods the media (news journalists and programs they produce) used to persuade the audience to think the way they want them to think.

• Mass Matters (Authored by Tami McConnell.)

Description: This lesson is a creative way to illustrate the relationship between the stages in a star’s life and the star’s mass. The student creates a concept map to organize the stages in the development of three categories of stars.

• Mass of a Penny (Authored by Bill Hilliard.)

Description: Students will produce data on the mass of pennies over time, plot the data using a bar graph and thereby, discover evidence for a historical event in the minting of coins.

• Mass, Volume and Density (Authored by Carol Houck.)

Description: Students compare and contrast mass, volume, and density of various objects.

• Match It Up ! (Authored by Farrah Milby.)

Description: After receiving definitions for cause and effect, students move around the room to match either a cause or effect with other students. This lesson uses poetry as the text to teach cause and effect.

• Matching Synonyms (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: The students learn about the concept of synonyms by completing a whole group activity with the teacher. They then use their knowledge in a station activity game where they match synonyms.

• Math Match Up! (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

Description: Students solve problems using multiplication and repeated addition.

• Math on Your Lap Quilt (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: Student-created quilt blocks are used to investigate and develop procedures for finding the area of squares and rectangles.

• Math, Sweet Math (Authored by Farrah Milby.)

Description: A great way to make math sweet ! Using candy, students explore whole numbers one to hundred thousand. Students place candy on a place value chart and learn how sweet math can be.

• Mathematical Contributions by Women (Authored by Diane Bates.)

Description: Students explore the contributions of women to mathematics by writing a research paper, presenting a summary to their peers, and sharing an activity with their peers.

• Mathematicians Through Time (Authored by Kim Douberley.)

Description: This lesson offers students the opportunity to conduct research on the Internet about mathematicians and to synthesize that information into a timeline.

• Matter Matters (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is lesson one of a unit titled, Weather Trackers. Students learn by observation and hands-on activities the act of water changing form from a solid to a liquid to a gas.

• Matter Matters! (Authored by Karen Hamilton.)

Description: This introductory lesson offers an interactive opportunity for the students’ prior knowledge to be expressed and extends an understanding of the states of matter (solid, liquid, gas) through inquiry in preparation for more indepth experimentation in heati

• Maximum Profit (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: This lesson uses application that provides reinforcement in such areas as problem solving, multiplying polynomials, and finding maximum points.

• Mayan Culture Logbook (Authored by Jillian Eriksson.)

Description: The students use different websites to create a logbook of the Mayan civilization in order to become familiar with their culture.

• Me, Plain and Tall (Authored by Donna Woods.)

Description: After reading SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL, the students write a narrative putting themselves in the setting of the story.

• Mean Averages (Authored by Michelle Barlow.)

Description: Students find the mean, median, and mode by analyzing numerical data.

• Mean Meanings (Authored by Martha Todd.)

Description: Students look up multiple definitions of a word and make sentences. These are shared with classmates who select the word that should fit in the sentence. Students write their own sentences to demonstrate understanding.

• Measure Me! (Authored by Jennifer Mann.)

Description: This lesson allows to students to use a nonstandard concrete method to estimate and record measurements of their body.

• Measure This! (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)

Description: Students estimate in centimeters the measurement of ten items that are in a paper bag and record the results. Sudents then measure the items using a centimeter ruler and record the results next to the estimates.

• Measurement Mania (Authored by Elise Cruz.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity is a way for students to understand measuring in standard ways (using an inch ruler only) and non-standard ways (using unifix cubes). Students measure 10 different objects found in the classroom, including their own hands and feet, then

• Measurement Scavenger Hunt (Authored by Carol Spice.)

Description: Start your year with this scavenger hunt! Familiarize students with your classroom while reviewing and assessing basic understanding of estimation, measurement, and units in fraction and decimal form.

• Measures and Weights! (Authored by Kevin Daly.)

Description: This lesson only deals with the length and weight in centimeters and grams portion of the standard. Students increase their estimation and measurement skills in regard to the metric system (centimeters and grams). Students order their results in a table f

• Measures of Central Tendency (High School) (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: In analyzing, statistical data, measures of central tendency are used because they represent centralized data.

• Measures of Central Tendency (Middle School) (Authored by Diane Bates.)

Description: Students compute the measures of central tendency (mean, median, and mode) and range and determine how outliers affect the measures.

• Measuring Acceleration (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

Description: Students observe, measure, and calculate acceleration. They construct an accelerometer to make measurements.

• Measuring Mania (Authored by Gina Dolan.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Watch your students turn into measuring maniacs with this activity. With real world objects, students practice measuring accurately to the nearest inch and centimeter.

• Measuring the Merchantable Height of a Tree (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

Description: In this activity, students learn techniques that determine the merchantable height of a tree and the number of logs a tree provides.

• Measuring Up (Authored by Tabitha Kosmas.)

Description: Students measure various amounts of liquid while exploring the different capacities of a cup, a pint, a quart and a gallon. Students measure the correct quantities of punch ingredients and make the punch.

• Measuring Up on the Mayflower (Authored by Susan Mercer.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students use a meter tape to compare the length of the Mayflower to a basketball court and make homemade butter for crackers. Afterwards, all the students sit inside the makeshift Mayflower's dimensions and enjoy their Pilgrim butter.

• Measuring with Mathematics (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)

Description: Students discover how the change in the dimensions of a shape will cause a change in the overall area of the shape, but the perimeter will stay the same.

• Mechanically Inclined (Authored by Albert Baggott.)

Description: Students use hands-on or demonstration activity to investigate the mechanical advantage of an inclined plane.

• Mechanics Aren’t Just for Cars (Authored by Brent Johns.)

Description: This lesson allows students to understand why throwing the proper way is important. The principles of levers and rotation are taught. Students also learn to check other students as they throw.

• Media Literacy (Authored by Leslie Gortemoller.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)

• Media Moves (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This lesson is for Day 7 of the unit [Wellness Wonders]. Students examine various media to identify ways the media influence thoughts and feelings about health behaviors.

• Media Violence - The Good, the Bad and the Future (Authored by Judith Bachay.)

Description: This lesson asks students to define, identify, measure and assess the level and impact of violence in media. The media forms that they will evaluate include music, sitcoms, news and other programs that may be identified by the students.

• Medieval Castles (Authored by Nanette Merrell.)

Description: The students design a scale model of a medieval castle and its surroundings including the following items: castle, moat, bailey, drawbridge, turrets, dungeon, grounds, and outer walls.

• Medieval Mathematicians and Whimsical Windows (Authored by Peggy Kelly.)

Description: Open students' minds toward creating a medieval-styled stained glass window. Working as an artist and mathematician on this project demonstrates their mathematical knowledge of symmetry and reflection using congruent geometric shapes.

• Meet Me at My House (Authored by Cheryl Weaver.)

Description: Students improve their writing skills by writing directions from school to their houses to give to a friend. The directions must be sequential and include direction words (north, south, east, west), landmarks and specific street names.

• Meet our Teachers (Authored by Carolyn Reynolds.)

Description: The students capture the unique personality traits of your school’s teachers and staff using interview skills, an action photo, and sound bite arranged into a Powerpoint presentation that can be shared with the school and parents.

• Meet the Five Food Groups (Authored by Martha Cordell.)

• Subject(s): Health, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson is designed to invite first grade students to identify the five food groups and the foods within each group as shown on the food pyramid.

• Meet the Press (Authored by Mary Borges.)

Description: Students create and present oral book report scripts for a mock “Meet the Press” interview between a character in a novel or biography they have been assigned to read and a television reporter.

• Melt in Your Mouth Subtraction (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The lesson involves role-play and using manipulatives to solve subtraction problems.

• Melt the Ice (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: As students explore the properties of water, they hypothesize how to cause changes from a solid and gas state to a liquid state. Students use their new science knowledge to have an ice cube melt race.

• Melting Ice is Hot Stuff! (Authored by Rosemary Wilson.)

Description: Students will use crude calorimeters to determine the amount of energy required to melt ice and will be able to calculate the Molar Heat of Fusion of Ice.

• Memo from the Governor (Authored by Julie Thompson.)

Description: Students receive a mock memo from the governor, setting the stage for inquiry into the history of Florida's capital and for proposing sites for a "heart of Florida" capital. This engagement activity introduces students to a Problem-Based

• Memory of a Kiss (Authored by Zerelda Hammer.)

Description: Students read, discuss, and memorize the poem -Jenny Kissed Me- by Leigh Hunt. The students then write a letter to Jenny imagining that they are an elderly person reliving the memory of her kiss.

• Mental Math Relay (Authored by Sandra Pickard.)

Description: Students use mental math, paper and pencil and calculators to solve problems. The students are put into teams and “race” to see who will get the most correct answers per round.

• Merry Easter (Authored by Deborah Maksymyk.)

Description: Merry Easter? This activity is a fun way to incorporate holiday activities with age appropriate writing skills. The student creates a greeting card to a special person for a special holiday.

• Message to Mother (Authored by Ronja Ashworth.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students write sentences to their mothers and include them in beautiful Mother’s Day gifts.

• Metalling in Around the World (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: Students learn the important leaders in different cultures by researching coinage. Through this process, they also recognize the cultural universality on coinage and currency.

• Metals or Nonmetals? The Families of Elements (Authored by Stewart Tick.)

Description: After viewing a short demonstration by the teacher, students will work cooperatively in groups to compile information on the characteristics of groups of elements. They will then present their findings to the entire class.

• Meter Readers Turned Composers (Authored by Tisa Craig.)

Description: Students learn to interpret time signatures/meter, and then compose eight measures of music in the meter they select.

• Metric M & M Fun (Authored by Laurel Withee.)

Description: This is a fun activity that explores the relative sizes of common metric prefixes as they compare to the base unit.

• Mighty Metaphors (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: This activity addresses one part of this standard on which the students learn that metaphors are figures of speech that compare two things, but do not use the words -as- and -like.- They then complete a worksheet on which they write metaph

• Millennium Santa! (Authored by Kerry McMillen.)

Description: Students write a paragraph using descriptive language to create a vivid image of their idea of a more modern, updated version of Santa Claus--the Millennium Santa!

• Millennium Scrapbook (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students create a millennium scrapbook, collecting stories about the past millennium and including photos of local, national, international events. They may also include information about personal lives.

• Million Dollar Gift (Authored by Annette Nixon.)

Description: A homework project in which students use problem-solving skills and their knowledge of volume to create a box large enough to hold a million dollars. The project is fun to do near the winter holidays with inexpensive gifts included in the boxes.

• Millions of Numbers (Authored by Lisa Driscoll.)

Description: The students use manipulatives and cooperative groups while reading, writing, and identifying whole numbers through millions.

• Mind Games (Authored by Geri Gautney.)

Description: The teacher receives a letter from the CEO of Nasbro, Inc. Nasbro is conducting a nation-wide search for new game ideas. Teams of students will develop and produce a game prototype that could be mass produced and sold to every adolescent in the world.

• Mind over Matter (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: Mind Over Matter is for Day 2 of the unit [Inventions and Inventors]. Students use their minds to create new devices out of everyday objects (matter). An introduction to unit vocabulary words and their meanings follows.

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson teaches children how to identify the range, median, and mode in a list of numbers by using concrete materials.

• Mine Is! Is Yours? (Authored by Liz West.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson teaches the concept of symmetry through the use of letters in the child's name.

• Mirror, Mirror (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this lesson students practice important beginning reading skills with poems and the big book, [In the Mirror]. They learn some new vocabulary about themselves and they celebrate that their bodies are alike, but also different!

• Mitten Magic (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is a small group acitivty in which students sort, classify and write about how they sorted the mittens.

• Mix and Match Poetry (Authored by Leslie Dobbs.)

Description: Students create and use mixed up one-word poetry cards to write short, vivid poems.

• Mixed Expressions and Complex Fractions (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Algebraic expressions such as (a + b/c), and (5 + (x-y)/(x+3)) are called mixed expressions. Changing mixed expressions to rational expressions is similar to changing mixed numbers to improper fractions.

• Mixing Colors (Authored by Sheila Spiddle.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students explore and observe primary color combinations on a coffee filter using food coloring and water.

• Mobile-ize (Authored by Patti Corley.)

Description: The student creates a mobile with a minimum of four space figures. The mobile is made after the students understand the geometric/space figure vocabulary and have practiced drawing these figures using software programs. (NETS for Students: 3.1 and 3.2)

• Mobius Strips (Authored by Darlene Wolfe.)

Description: The Mobius strip often upsets the students’ expectation of the normal order of things. To practice the critical thinking and higher order thinking skills necessary to science inquiry, students construct and cut a Mobius strip in half, lengthwise twice. L

• Molecules Rock (Authored by Mary Easley.)

Description: This shows students that molecules of life move dynamically and powerfully. It’s an interactive approach to teaching diffusion and osmosis.

• Momma Always Said, “Cover Your Mouth When You Sneeze!” (Authored by Margaret Markey.)

Description: Yuck! Germs! Students practice knowledge of personal care related to health and extend social/personal skills as they learn some of the many ways germs are carried to other people. This lesson allows for reading to interpret information and diagramming of

• Mondrian and Matisse: Combining Styles (Authored by Deborah Walther.)

Description: Students create artwork using the pure elements of line, shape, and color as the subject matter. The artwork is then cut or torn into organic shapes which are then glued onto a background paper, leaving areas of paper showing in the composition.

• Money Bags (Authored by Mary Ann Taylor.)

Description: Students explore different combinations of coins that can be used for specified amounts of money using paper money and tree diagrams. Students write money amounts in different forms (expanded, standard, decimal).

• Money Matters (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Money Matters is the fourth lesson in the unit, Common Cents. In this lesson, students practice adding, exchanging and comparing coins through games, hands-on activities and role-play.

• Money Sings (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: Students listen to and perform songs to learn the perceptions of people in regard to their financial holdings.

• Monkey See, Monkey Write (Authored by Susan Mercer.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After a fieldtrip to a local zoo, students will create an original travel brochure, detailing some of its exotic sites.

• Monster Graph Activity (Authored by Princesse Jenkins.)

Description: Monsters are considered scary creatures, but this lesson will take the fear out of graphing. Student creates and draws conclusions from data found in a Monster graph.

• Monumental Conclusions (Authored by Shelley Mann.)

Description: Children's literature is used to search and model the art of monumental conclusions. Student written conclusions will be presented in PowerPoint presentations.

• Monumental Disappearance (Authored by Warren Bell.)

Description: The students are to compare the emissions listed on the EPA isopleths over the past five-year period for ten key states. They will use this information to rank each region according to the degree of acid rain problem in those parts of the United States.

• Moooooove into Graphing (Authored by Pam Carroll.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: And on this farm we have a cow, E-I , E-I-O! Students explore graphing software and create their own graph of farm animals. Then students analyze their graph using the teacher made worksheet (see Associated File).

• More Bait for Your Buck! (Authored by Denise West.)

Description: This activity, intended for use with a science lesson using invertebrates, poses the problem of where to buy earthworms. Students estimate and weigh worms to determine where they can purchase the heaviest ones. Compile results in a double bar graph.

• More Body Parts (Authored by Mary Montcalm.)

Description: Using Total Physical Response strategies, students learn additional body parts in the target language (Spanish).

• More Choices (Authored by Andrea Raley.)

Description: Did you know that words you use could be strong or weak? This activity explores the writing skill of using appropriate word choice. Explore word choice in books, create strong words, and learn the meaning of onomatopoeia.

• More Money, More Money (Authored by Janet Harrigan.)

Description: Students explore money via poetry and problem solving.

• More or Less (Authored by Kathy Kelly.)

Description: Students create a workout program that concentrates on aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercises. They demonstrate exercises to their peers and participate in their individualized fitness program for six weeks, tracking their progress in their journals.

• More or Less? Mouse or Elephant? (Authored by Sharon Ussery.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students have fun predicting the relative sizes of answers to addition and subtraction problems using their animal friends.

• More Volume Please! Don’t Be Dense! (Authored by Dawn Pack.)

Description: Students use their knowledge of mass, volume, and density to determine volume and density. It is assumed that students have seen demonstrations of and have had guided practiced with the measurement procedures and tools used in this lesson.

• Morning Activity (Authored by Renette Miret.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The morning activity is a series of steps that requires students to locate and interpret daily classroom situation using oral, print or visual information for a correct response. The students are involved throughout the lesson.

• Morning Message (Authored by Jane Seevers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The MORNING MESSAGE is a shared reading with emphasis placed on concepts of print and phonetic principles. A designated student points to words in the message as it's read, then illustrates a printed copy of the message.

• Most Valued Possessions (Authored by Jane Seevers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After listening to [The Legend of the Bluebonnet], by Tomie dePaola, students will illustrate and label their most valued possessions.

• Mother, May I Communicate? (Authored by Paula Jones.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity is an inexpensive, active way to teach positive communication of needs, wants, and feelings. Through the use of a “Mother, May I?” type game, students have the opportunity to identify problems and to demonstrate ways to react to given p

• Mountain Tops (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

Description: This is an outdoor activity. Students work together to practice communication skills, leadership, trust, respect, and creativity. Students will be doing an excercise that requires them to help and trust each other in order to accomplish the task.

• Mouthwatering Adjectives! (Authored by Kerry McMillen.)

Description: Students use adjectives to write descriptions of food items in order to create a restaurant menu.

• Move Over, Beethoven (Authored by Martha Stanley.)

Description: Students, in small groups, create an ABA introductory composition using various, student-chosen sound sources. Student self-assessment opportunities are available.

• Movers and Trackers (Authored by Brenda Heath.)

Description: Students work cooperatively to research and map changes in minority population in Florida from 1960 to 1990. Students research and prepare oral presentations describing the information obtained.

• Movie Analysis (Authored by Marshall Thomas.)

Description: Students show the relevance of literary terms to a movie of their choice.

• Moving to the Beat of the Heart (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Are you familiar with the thump of your heartbeat? In this lesson, students learn about the organs of the circulatory systems as they practice various study skills. Students learn how to establish their resting heart rates.

• Mr. Bubble’s News (Authored by Nancy Hecht.)

Description: This activity is a fun way to learn about and compare magazines and newspapers. The student records the information using bubble and double bubble thinking maps.

• Mr./Ms.Scientist, This Is Your Life (Authored by Michelle Gowan.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science, Social Studies (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
Description: Students create a timeline of ten events in chronological order about a scientist to include his/her accomplishments. Students practice by completing a personal timeline in which they follow verbal instructions.

• Multi-Cultural Attire (Authored by Carolynne Gischel.)

Description: Students will research the native attire of a chosen culture, write an essay reflecting the role of the attire in the given culture, and create a significant piece of attire from that cultue that will be modeled in a fashion show.

• Multicultural Canterbury Pilgrimage (Authored by Brenda Biletnikoff.)

Description: After the students have read Chaucer's [The Canterbury Tales], they create travel brochures that detail various people and places that are encountered on the way to Canterbury.

• Multimedia Scavenger Hunt (Authored by Diane Bates.)

Description: Students use a multimedia encyclopedia to answer teacher-generated questions and then in pairs design their own scavenger hunt questions.

• Multiplication & Division Word Problems Made Easy (Authored by Joe Crawley.)

Description: This lesson helps students determine when to multiply or divide when solving real-world problems. The student will explore why they multiply or divide.

• Multiplication Illustration (Authored by Peggy Christian.)

Description: Engage students using literature and art to apply the principals of multiplication with three or more factors.

• Multiplication in Cells (Authored by Leon Gaither.)

Description: The students model cell division processes of mitosis and meiosis.

• Multiplication Mania (Authored by Kathy Pajak.)

Description: The student will learn to multiply by one-digit whole numbers.

• Multiplying Rational Numbers (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: To multiply rational expressions, you multiply the numerators and multiply the denominators.

• Multiplying by 3 (Authored by Jennifer Catlett.)

Description: The students practice the multiples of three as an introduction to multiplying by three.

• Mummies Matter! (Authored by Jennifer Womble.)

Description: Using technology and language arts, students create an Ancient Egyptian magazine focusing on the civilization traits. Individuals research, write articles and work cooperatively to assemble a product as a culminating lesson for a unit on Ancient Egypt. Rep

• Munchy Multiplication (Authored by Mary Ann Taylor.)

Description: Students will learn the concept of multiplication by putting goldfish crackers into groups, adding them up, and writing multiplication sentences to show what they have done.

• Music's Speed Zone (Authored by Elizabeth Roederer.)

• Subject(s): Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students relate tempo in music to the story of the “Tortoise and The Hare.”

• Musical Math Challenge (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

Description: Prerequisite activity to Poetic Math Challenge - Set mathematical problem solving to music and play like musical chairs. Use classical music to set a thought-provoking atmosphere. This is also an excellent method of reinforcement or review.

• My Awesome GIG! (Authored by Betty Lee.)

Description: Each student creates a collage of pictures and words that relates to a career of choice and presents it to the class.

• My Black Teddy (Authored by Linda Pentiuk.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students become familiar with facts about black bears by exploring the web and books. Each student will create his/her own story of a bear using facts learned. This lesson is appropriate for K-2 students.

• My Body (Authored by Carolyn Modawell.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn the names and location of the human body parts. Working as a team to find pictures of different body parts, students put them in the correct position on a life size outline of a human body.

• My Crazy Contraption (Authored by Jo Ann Parsons.)

Description: Students design, build, and present a “Rube Goldberg Device,- identifying five simple machines and all energy transfers that will take place.

• My Dream Job (Authored by Joyce Sewell.)

Description: This lesson allows students to use their research notes from a previous Beacon lesson entitled Searching for a Career to make plans for writing a research paper called My Dream Job.

• My Family Tradition (Authored by Kay Halverson PhD.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students gain understanding of social patterns in families by learning about tradition and discovering different family traditions.

• My First Number Book (Authored by Jan McRight.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students produce a book that includes a page for numbers 0-10. On each page they write the numeral, the word for that numeral and place the correct number of stickers to represent the numeral. The cover includes a title, student's name and an illustration.

• My Life as a Star! (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

• Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
Description: Students analyze the life cycle of a star, and creatively prepare a presention a star’s life cycle. (NETS for Students: 5.1)

• My Life in Numbers (Authored by Sandra Pickard.)

Description: Students create a number line depicting their lives and family history. Students use absolute value to represent pre and post birth events.

• My Machine (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: How can simple machines affect our health and lifestyle? Students use their knowledge of simple machines to build their unique machines. Their written reports explaining their machines will be published as web pages.

• My Name Puzzle (Authored by Deborah Ford.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: *Note this lesson can be administered alone or as a follow up to lesson #4211 "Who Am I?" Each student has a name puzzle (made by the teacher prior to the lesson) which he/she puts together. The student's first name is written in

• My Reading Words in My Social Studies Book? (Authored by Michelle Gordon.)

Description: Student groups, using subject area textbooks, locate words with specific word parts (prefixes, roots, suffixes) in order to better comprehend the word meaning.

• My Time: Understanding Timelines (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

Description: Students practice using timelines and create their own personal timelines. This lesson is the first lesson in an introductory unit entitled Historical Tool Time that covers basic historical concepts and themes.

• My Way (Authored by Terry Gladfelter.)

Description: Students perform an improvisation of the Blues that could be used to accompany a video about a decade in American history.

• My World Is Upside Down (Authored by John Lien.)

Description: Students make a pinhole viewer to demonstrate that even though light travels in oscillating waves through space, the wave lengths are so small that light behaves as traveling in a straight line.

• My! What a Sky! (Authored by Patti Hurd.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: What objects do you usually see in the day and night skies? Sing a song, share a book and look at objects in the day and night skies. Then students will be able to differentiate objects as seen in the day and night sky.

• Mystery Masks (Authored by Sue Donk.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Mystery Masks provides a fun and creative way for students to answer descriptive riddles about their classmates. Students also use this activity to better learn how to use descriptive words in their creative writing.

• Mystery of the Eleven Unknown Substances (Authored by Jo Ann Parsons.)

Description: This is an easy outline for students to follow for identification of eleven white substances that are commonly found in the household.

• Mystery Polygon (Authored by Frieda Bates.)

Description: Students create riddles by giving a written description of a polygon. They share their riddles with their classmates.

• Mythology and Ancient Civilizations (Authored by Shirley Godbold.)

Description: Students learn about ancient world civilizations and the mythologies they created to explain natural phenomena, as well as the writers and poets who wrote about the mythologies.

• Name Fame (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health, Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this lesson, students learn the uniqueness of their names by reading the book, [Chrysanthemum], and completing other integrated math counting and graphing activities.

• Name That Tune (Authored by Terry Gladfelter.)

Description: Students listen to music that is representative of different styles, periods, cultures, composers, and performers and identify the music using as least two areas of classification.

• Name the Constellation (Authored by Lee Strain.)

Description: Students' names twinkle in the night sky when they create narratives for their own constellations.

• Name the Device (Authored by Addy Melendez.)

Description: Do you know the parts of a computer? Do you know what an output device is? Students identify three different types of computer devices by cutting, labeling and pasting pictures of the different types of devices on a poster. (NETS for Students: 1.

• Names Count! (Authored by Tamara Atkinson.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson introduces range, mode, and median in a fun way. Using the number of letters in their names and in fairy tale characters’ names, students work in small groups to complete a graph and use data to determine range, mode, and median.

• Narrative Sketches (Authored by Becky Miller.)

Description: Sketches as an organizer? Quick Sketches with short notes are a fun way to get kids to plan out their narrative stories. Students draw three pictures that illustrate the beginning, middle and end of a story with very short notes to describe the sketc

• Native American Necklaces (Authored by Diane Reinstatler.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students will make an -abb- pattern from macaroni they dyed in a previous lesson. They will follow the pattern as they string the macaroni to make a necklace.

• Natural Patterns (Authored by Janet Turner.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson reinforces recognition of patterns using items collected from outside the classroom (i.e.: leaves, sticks, rocks, etc…).

• Nature of Game Balls (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students will investigate how mass and size will affect the motion of balls when dropped from the same height.

• Nature vs. Nurture (Authored by Melinda Dukes.)

Description: Is nature or nurture more important? Students begin the exploration of this concept in this first lesson of the unit, Twin Traits.

• Nature Walk Poem (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students write and share a poem after taking a -nature walk- for inspiration.

• Navigating a Map (Authored by Andrew Brouwer.)

Description: Students learn to use map scale, read physical maps, analyze landforms and determine land use.

• Navigating Through Capital History (Authored by Julie Thompson.)

Description: Students research the history of Tallahassee using a Website and other materials to determine why the capital is where it is today. Students organize the information on a timeline and investigate the question, Where's the heart of Florida?

• Neat Nouns (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

Description: This week long lesson is part 1 of a unit that teaches ESOL students about grammar. Students construct sentences using nouns, recognize nouns in listening activities, identify nouns, and present nouns from a song to the class.

• Neb -u- la (Authored by Carson Ealy, Jr..)

Description: This lesson will allow students to conduct research on the life cycle of stars using the Internet.

• Needs and Wants (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: The learner distiguishes between psychological needs and wants to control spending.

• Needs of the Family (Authored by Renee Benefield.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students gain an understanding and appreciation of needs that have to be met in order for a family to survive and flourish. They see that many things are just for their enjoyment.

• New Nation (Authored by Laura Childers.)

Description: Students have a chance to create and develop their own nations or islands, and make decisions about finance, economy, defense, and even the flags.

• New Year's Eve 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989 (Authored by Patricia Barry Holbert.)

Description: Four groups of students are given one of the following decades: 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, and 1980’s. The students re-enact a New Year’s Eve television broadcast that recaps the highlights of the assigned decade.

• News Anchor (Authored by Mary LaLane.)

Description: Students understand the effect of volume, stress, pacing, and pronunciation on the deliverance of a mock newscast.

• News Poetry (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students choose a newspaper article and dramatize it in a well-constructed poem.

• News View (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

Description: Students analyze three different news sources that describe the same event by comparing and contrasting the similarities and differences. They write an essay describing the main idea of the event, and the different methods used to develop the main idea.

• Newsmakers (Authored by Candace Parker.)

Description: This lesson gives students an opportunity to write about themselves and their families and enables them to share this information with others in a newsletter format. (Nets for Students: 3.2 and 4.2)

• Newspaper Knowledge (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: The purpose of this lesson is to acquaint students with a local newspaper and to teach them to interpret the written information for their own use.

• Newsworthy Fairy Tales (Authored by Kerry McMillen.)

Description: After reviewing several familiar fairy tales, students work in small groups to rewrite the familiar story as it might read as a news article in today’s newspaper.

• Newton in Motion! (Authored by Angelic Chappell.)

Description: This activity is an exciting way to introduce Newton's First Law of Motion. The student will be able to verbally explain and physically demonstrate examples of Newton's First Law. The students will explore real life consequences of Newton's First Law.

• NFL Logos for You (Authored by John Weston.)

Description: This lesson is intended to teach students the proper method for downloading computer graphics from the Internet and to save them to their home directory or floppy disk. Sixteen NFL team logos will be downloaded. (NETS for Student: 5.1)

• Nine Around the Sun (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Have you wondered about the planets in our solar system? Using this lesson plan as a guide, students explore and record the characteristics of the nine planets. Students learn about gravitation as it applies to orbits.

• Nine in the Sky (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Can you see the nine planets in the sky? This ninth lesson from the unit, Sky High Counting continues students’ exploration of the day and night sky. A page for the number 9 is added to students’ counting books.

• No Bones About It (Authored by Stacey Schlichter.)

Description: Ah, the skeleton, that old sack of bones! Actually, it’s the framework for all vertebrates and comes in very handy. Students will obtain valuable knowledge on the skeletal and muscular systems as they explore the Internet and create a model arm.

• No Plagiarism, Please! (Authored by Carol Rine.)

Description: This is the third lesson in a unit on expository writing. Instruction provides boundaries for taking notes by differentiating between paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing. Students practice writing note cards.

• Noah's Ark, Revisited (Authored by Rebecca Endrelunas.)

Description: To become familiar with endangered species’ habitats and characteristics, students will design, present, and evaluate a visual presentation (kiosk or website) for a specific endangered species. This is similar to the real-world model of Busch Gardens.

• Nobody Does It Better (Authored by Terry Gladfelter.)

Description: The students complete a journal entry using criteria developed for justifying the type of music they prefer.

• NoneEdible System/Edible System Edible System (Authored by Lorna Carnley.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity is a great way to start studying ocean life. Students set up a class aquarium and individual edible aquarium.

• North by Way of a Magnet (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: During the study of explorers and on magnetism, students will learn about the use of magnets in navigation. They will magnetize needles and make their own compasses.

• Not Just an Average Class (Authored by Donna Perini.)

Description: Students work together to find the median, mode, and mean of their first and last names using a numerical code in this fun, interactive lesson.

• Not Your Average Planet (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Using information about the planets and our solar system, students explore median, mode, mean, and range. Calculators assist students in finding the range and mean.

• Notes to a Mathematician (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

Description: This activity introduces how to express likelihood as a ratio in fraction form. After exploring the concept of likelihood, students write a -Note to a Mathematician- to analyze what they have observed about the likelihood of simple events.

• Novel Analysis (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Small groups write an expository, multi-modal essay, analyzing the novel [Lord of the Flies], discussing the elements of the novel. All groups’ essays will be compiled into the one document, the “Novel Analysis.”

• Novel Tee (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students illustrate a fiction novel by painting a depiction of the book on a tee shirt and then share with the class.

• Number Chameleon (Authored by Amy Gunn.)

Description: This lesson teaches students to express a quantity in a variety of ways; to understand whether relationships among fractions, decimals, and percents are equal; and to convert a number expressed in one form to another.

• Number Muncher (Authored by Jennifer Soderlund.)

Description: Hungry Harold is starving! Students develop and solve comparative number sentences using greater than and less than symbols to feed Harold.

• Number Order 1-10 (Authored by Karen Minks.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students read and write numerals 1-10 in correct order.

• Number Patterns (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students recognize patterns in a series of numbers and symbols. They also make their own patterns and explain them in writing.

• Numbers Beyond Reason! (Authored by Cylle Rowell.)

Description: Students use the story of the “discovery” of irrational numbers to learn about the different classes of numbers, the different ways in which numbers may be represented, and how to classify different numbers into their particular class.

• Numbers, Patterns, and Algebraic Thinking (Authored by Mike Rooney.)

Description: Fifth grade students use spreadsheets to help in their understanding of concepts of numbers, patterns, and algebraic thinking.

• Nutcracker (Authored by Donna Barnett.)

Description: Have you ever thought about taking your students to a professional performance? Students learn how to behave in a formal setting by reading about manners and role playing in formal situations.

• Nutrition with a Smile (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This lesson is for Day 4 of the unit [Wellness Wonders]. Students will listen to a literature selection and then play a game about personal health behaviors related to nutrition.

• Nutritionist for Hire (Authored by Jill David et al.)

• Subject(s): Applied Technology, Health, Language Arts, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
Description: Students devise a healthy dietary plan.

• Nuts for Counting (Authored by Carolyn Rosier.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: How many nuts in a peanut shell? Children observe, predict, and count in this nutty lesson featuring boiled or parched peanuts. But before they can eat, they must record the actual number of nuts on the provided worksheet.

• Nym Family (Authored by Deborah Maksymyk.)

Description: Anot-Nym always argues. When you say, "up" he says, "down." Charting the Nym family with this activity will assist to increase vocabulary, using antonyms, synonyms, and homonyms.

• Objects Scavenger Hunt (Authored by Carolyn Modawell.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn about the different properties of objects by going on a Scavenger Hunt to find specific items. After they return with their items they will describe them in concrete terms such as hard, soft, big, round,etc.

• Observation Challenge (Authored by Mark Howell.)

Description: Students are asked to observe a similar set of items and write a detailed description about one of those items. That description is read by others who then try to select the item being described.

• Observing Sensory Details (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: In small groups, students choose two experiences or images from a given list and experience or directly observe each detail before they write about it, describing each one in several sentences.

• Observing the Evidence (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)

Description: Students discuss ways to choose a representative sample of a large group in order to answer a class question and learn how to collect the data.

• Ocean Life (Authored by Karen Toussaint.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Does the realm of the ocean fascinate you? If so, come and join us as we explore the types of plants and animals that can be found in the ocean.

• Ocean Patterns (Authored by Erin Cleveland.)

Description: Students observe how waves and the tide affect the earth.

• Ocean Vocabulary Word Scramble (Authored by Marci Greene.)

Description: Students use word processing and technology skills to create a word puzzle. Students also learn the skills of copying and pasting graphics.

• Octopus Legs (Authored by Carolyn Rosier.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Have oceans of fun transforming a wienie into an octopus kids can eat! After counting, cutting halves and fourths, observing steam and the effects of heat, they learn about mixing colors as they create a yummy dipping sauce from mustard and ketchup.

• Of Mice and Moths (Authored by J.P. Hamilton.)

• Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
Description: Students show how genetic variation of offspring contributes to population control in an environment and that natural selection ensures that those who are best adapted to their surroundings survive to reproduce.

• Off to a Great Start (Authored by Cecilia Harbin.)

Description: Students are introduced to the school handbook which includes rules for student conduct. Class rules and expectations are also discussed.

• Off to Work We Go (Authored by Renee Benefield.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students role-play different jobs and decide if their jobs are to produce goods or provide services. At the conclusion of the lesson, students draw pictures and write about a job in each category.

• Offensive and Defensive Strategies (Authored by Rebecca West.)

Description: Students will understand what offensive and defensive strategies are and will develop their own offensive and defensive strategies in soccer.

• Oh Deer! (Authored by Candace Parker.)

Description: Students interact as deer, food, water, and shelter in an activity to demonstrate how nature is constantly changing according to changes in the environment. They construct a graph to show this concept.

• Oh Man, History in Language Arts (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

Description: As an introduction to a video-literature unit on [Jane Eyre], students research aspects of the Victorian Era.

• Oh My Darling (Authored by Rebecca Hobbs.)

Description: What happened to Clementine? Students make generalizations/summations of each verse of ("Oh, My Darling") "Clementine" and infer what kind of person the narrator is.

• Oh Where, Oh Where, Can My Industry Be? (Authored by Sue Hutchins.)

Description: Youth scientists conduct observational studies of three ecosystems. Using the Web World Wonders site cameras, they gather data to justify the establishment of an industrialized park at one site over the others.

• Oh, Let the Rain Fall Down (Authored by Jeanne Barber-Morris.)

Description: Using the three phases of the water cycle and five science vocabulary words, students write a narrative paragraph(s) describing the journey of a raindrop during one day.This introduces personification.

• Oh, Say Can You Said? (Authored by Michelle Gowan.)

Description: Students revise a document replacing the overused verb -said- with more elevated word choice.

• Old Poly Factoring (Authored by Kevin Holland.)

Description: -Old Poly- factoring is a great reinforcement or enhancement to any algebraic factoring unit. Students are given a set of -Old Poly- cards and have to match polynomials to their factored forms. The game is played like -Old Maid-.

• On Becoming a Grammar Guru (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: Students review and practice the basic parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, and possessives) by creating and entering their own stories on a Website or by sharing their stories with a friend. (NETS for Students: 3.1)

• On the Move (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Can you wiggle your ears? It takes control of the face muscles to wiggle your ears. In this lesson, students learn about the muscular system of the human body as they read articles and participate in activities. Study skills are stressed.

• On the Trail with Lewis and Clark (Authored by Kathy Corder.)

Description: Students use the Internet to conduct research on the Lewis and Clark journals and work cooperatively in planning and delivering a presentation.

• On Top of the World (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: After the teacher reads excerpts from an autobiography and a magazine article about a blind’s man journey to climb farther than the eye can see, students write a bio-poem about him.

• On with the Show! (Authored by Jennifer Kirchhoff.)

Description: Students perform in musical ensembles using the district adjudication sheet to assess their performance.

• One Pager (Authored by Shelly Clark.)

Description: After reading the novel FREAK THE MIGHTY students will be able to describe and illustrate the setting of the novel, explain character development through production of a graphic organizer, and identify the elements of the plot.

• One Sun, One Moon (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Share the joy of books while introducing students to counting to ten, making predictions, and recognizing characteristics of the day and night sky. Students begin creating their own counting books while studying the number 1.

• Onward and Upward! (Authored by Deirdre Kaufman.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students learn about various methods of travel and how they have changed over time.

• Oobleck vs. Gloop (Authored by Melanie Henderson.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: By the end of the lesson, second grade students will be able to explain that we use our senses to make observations and that the observations often describe properties of an object or substance.

• Oops! I Made a Mistake (Authored by Kitty Roberson.)

Description: Students study the causes, effects, and inheritance patterns of sickle-cell anemia.

• Oops, I Did Not Say It Right (Authored by Brenda Lewis-Williams.)

Description: Students will understand how the behavior of family members and peers affects interpersonal communication. The story “Chicken Little” will demonstrate and differentiate between truth or gossip.

• Opened, Found and Closed (Authored by Lucretia Brannon.)

Description: Students open a word processing program to retrieve files containing a word. They then write down the words and turn them into the teacher.

• Opening the Case (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)

Description: This is an introduction to the unit Data, Detectives and Decisions. Students are taught how to design an experiment and use graphs and statistics to help solve a problem.

• Opposites Attract (Elementary School) (Authored by Angela Raybon.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Opposites Attract! Students use newspaper and magazine pictures to show opposites

• Opposites Attract (Middle School) (Authored by Jana Lantz.)

Description: Students investigate the properties of magnets and static electricity through a series of lab activities, demonstrating the behaviors of charged particles as they relate to the atom.

• Orange Freeze (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Orange Freeze gives students a hands-on experience with calculating increased ingredient measures as they multiply a recipe prior to concocting a frozen delight.

• Order in the Classroom (Authored by Dana Hopkins.)

Description: Students define and identify integers, rational, irrational, real, and complex numbers. They find examples of each and write them on note cards. They work in small groups to put each card in ascending or descending order.

• Order My Steps (Authored by Patricia Harris.)

Description: Do your students have two left hands when writing? Are they unorganized, confused, and frustrated? Have no fear. Order is here! This lesson will offer your students with a simple and easy way to group related ideas for their writing assignments.

• Order, Order All Electrons (Authored by Rosemary Wilson.)

Description: Students learn how to ‘read’ the periodic table by applying their knowledge of the construction of atoms. Applications of Aufbau Principle, Hund’s Rule, and Pauli Exclusion Principle will be explained in detail.

• Ordering the Alphabet (Authored by sonja harris.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn how to order the letters in the alphabet using twenty words, using names of objects found at home and school, names of animals, and color words.

• Ordinal Numbers Are Out of this World (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students identify and write ordinal numbers by following the sequence the school bus followed during a field trip to the nine planets in the solar system. This is based on the book THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS LOST IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM.

• Organism Detectives (Authored by Bobbi-Jean Fremer.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Using magnifying glasses, students become detectives as they take a nature walk in search of organisms that live on or near the surface of the Earth in land, air, and water.

• Organization of Nations Project (Authored by Jillian Eriksson.)

Description: This lesson is a research project that teaches different viewpoints on current world issues. Each student researches a different country, becomes its ambassador and represents its interests in classroom debates with other countries on current issues.

• Organizing Organs (Authored by Carolyn Garner.)

Description: This is the fifth lesson for days 9-12 in the Unit Plan, What Makes Me Who I Am? Students examine the parts of a cell. They compare and contrast plant cells to animal cells. They understand how cells are organized to form structures (tissues, org

• Our Anthem (Authored by Jill Taylor.)

Description: In honor of the Olympics, students learn some national anthems of the world. They use the melody of “America/My Country 'tis of Thee” to cooperatively brainstorm and write their own town or school anthem.

• Our Body Systems (Authored by Shelia Scofield.)

Description: Students demonstrate learned knowledge that the human body is made up of different systems whose functions are related.

• Our Class Record Book (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Our Class Record Book is an ongoing collection of information about our class. Each entry provides an opportunity for the class to extend their measurement skills.

• Our Country, Our Community, Our Jobs (Authored by Thomas Valesky PhD.)

Description: Students will analyze jobs that are of interest to them. They will create graphic organizers explaining how jobs affect the world in which they live with at least five supporting details.

• Our Government Scavenger Hunt (Authored by Candace Parker.)

Description: Students go on a paper scavenger hunt to learn about the United States Constitution and government.

• Our Hour (Authored by Lee Strain.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students keep track of time throughout the day by recording the time and what activity they are doing at that particular hour.

• Our Lifeline Pump (Authored by Jacquelyn Fils.)

Description: Students explore the exterior and interior of the human heart, and look at terminology related to the heart.

• Our Local White Pages (Authored by Marlene Loewen.)

• Subject(s): ESE - CL, ESE - CL, ESE - CL (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
Description: Do your students know how to use the telephone book? Will they be able to function in the real world, when they need to find someone? The students learn to identify a local phone book and find phone numbers in the white pages for specified purposes

• Our Solar System: Its Planets and Their Satellites (Authored by Ray Ano.)

Description: Using different sets of Styrofoam balls, students create a replica of our solar system.

• Out of the Dust (High School) (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students read Hesse’s [Out of the Dust], the story of a girl who struggles to help her family survive the dust bowl years of the Depression. Students respond to FCAT-like questions about the novel and write a free-verse poem modeled after the auth

• Out of the Dust 1 (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: After being introduced to the novel, OUT OF THE DUST, students create an autobiographical poem using figurative language.

• Out of the Dust 2 (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: After reading the novel OUT OF THE DUST students explore language from the past.

• Out of the Dust 3 (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: While students are reading the novel, OUT OF THE DUST, they create charts, answer questions, and ultimately take an FCAT type assessment to demonstrate understanding of what they read.

• Out of the Dust 4 (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: After reading the novel, OUT OF THE DUST, students create a free-verse poem about a treasure.

• Out of This World (Language Arts) (Authored by Candace Parker.)

Description: Groups of students research the planets of our Solar System and create a guidebook for travel through the Solar System.

• Out of This World (Science) (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: The students complete three hands-on, cooperative activities to learn the positions of the planets from the sun. They then draw a pictorial representation of the position of the planets.

• Out of This World (Solar System) (Authored by Sue Jones.)

Description: The students arrange the planets in the correct order by working in small groups, participating in a class discussion and by constructing a pictorial model of our Solar System.

• Out to Lunch (Authored by Gina Dolan.)

Description: Grab your students’ interest through their stomachs and provide an opportunity for them to solve a problem real to their world. With a menu from a local restaurant, students use their computation skills to plan a lunch with a cost of \$5.00 or less.

• Outline and Shine (Authored by Candace Culberson.)

Description: Use the note taking strategy of outlining to reinforce an understanding of setting, character, plot, and theme.

• Outlining for Beginners (Authored by Kim Forgione.)

Description: Students learn the standard form of an outline, practice categorizing information, and create a simple outline.

• Over the Rainbow with Isaac Newton (Authored by Paul Baldauf PhD.)

Description: This is an interdisciplinary language arts and science lesson focusing on the nature of rainbows. (composition of light) It includes a poetry assignment and a science experiment with an assessment.

• Over There with World War I Songs (Authored by Patricia Barry Holbert.)

Description: Students listen to and interpret songs from World War I. These songs express feelings, a time period, and patriotism. (This activity can be used as an introduction, conclusion, or as a part of a larger unit on World War I.)

• Oxygen Factory (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

Description: Through laboratory investigation, students examine the interdependence of the oxygen and carbon dioxide cycle in an ecosystem.

• Oyster Shell Observation (Authored by Nancy Dow.)

Description: Students use oyster shells to observe and identify specific attributes and communicate those in writing to other classmates. This activity helps students to master proper scientific observation and communication .

• Pac Man Subtraction (Authored by Katherine McQuown.)

Description: Pac man three-digit subtraction (renaming tens) is taught in a game format using visual symbols, auditory responses (gobbling), and tactile stimuli (touch counting dots).

• Pacing a Gunther Chain (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

Description: In this activity, students learn to pace a Gunther Chain, which is a unit of measurement used by foresters to determine distance and area.

• Painless Poetry (Authored by summer zephyr.)

Description: Children learn how to write poetry in a painless way. They learn that it can be fun and that our language can be flexible. By putting together various forms of easy-to-write poems they will learn to write them independently.

• Pair 'Em Up! (Authored by Suzan Smith.)

Description: In the fourth lesson plan of the unit, Where We Come From, students learn how to use and verify the validity of Punnett squares by using a Weblink for instruction. They will also simulate a real-world situation by drawing “chromosomes” from a paper bag

• Pairs of Angles (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: This lesson discusses adjacent angles, vertical angles, linear pairs, supplementary angles and complementary angles

• Palindromes to WOW Student Minds (Authored by Deloris Morris.)

Description: Students create “Palindromes,” simple sentences and phrases which read exactly the same backwards as forwards, and identify each as a sentence or fragment.

• Paper Airplane Project (Authored by Judy Fox.)

Description: In this lesson, students have permission to make and fly paper airplanes. Have fun while you are teaching the scientific process.

• Paragraph Elaboration and Examples (Authored by Joanne Anderson.)

Description: Using prompts, the student supports expository paragraphs with examples and elaboration.

• Parallel and Perpendicular Lines (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Students work with parallel and perpendicular lines and their properties.

• Partner Poetry (Authored by Jill Klausing.)

Description: Students pair up with a partner the teacher has randomly placed together. They brainstorm positive characteristics about their partner, and create a poem about one another.

• Parts Are Parts - The English Measurement System (Authored by Dale Peterson.)

Description: All scientific studies require accurate data collection. Knowledge of the English measurement system’s origins helps students understand the importance of standardization.

• Party Time (Authored by Cheryl Carasick.)

Description: Students create a schedule to provide to the guests of a birthday party. This activity incorporates elasped time, time duration, and AM and PM.

• Pass the Manners, Please (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students become aware of correct classroom communication and manners by reading the book, [David Goes to School], and playing the Good Manners Pudding Game. This is the first lesson in the All About Me Unit.

• Passages of Man and Word (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This lesson uses timelines and a variety of sources to provide understanding of selected developments in transportation and written communication prior to the Renaissance and how these changes affected the lives of people.

• Passing the Pattern (Authored by Liz West.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this lesson, students work in small groups and will develp patterns using pattern blocks and will extend the patterns of the other group members.

• Patchwork Quilting (Authored by Kathy Pajak.)

Description: Students apply knowledge of symmetry to design and create individual squares of a patchwork quilt. Students' squares are compiled to form a classroom quilt which can be used to explore area in a follow-up lesson entitled -Math on Your Lap Quilt.-

• Pattern Detectives (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: As an introduction to the Unit Plan, Patterns, Patterns Everywhere, students are asked to become Pattern Detectives. This literature-based lesson exposes students to patterns in language, math, and science.

• Pattern People (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The student will describe a wide variety of classification schemes and patterns related to physical characteristics and sensory attributes of people and will recognize, extend and create a wide variety of those patterns and relations.

• Patterns All Around (Authored by Deirdre Byrne.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson provides students with fun ways to explore and create patterns using paint, pattern blocks, paper shapes, and musical instruments. The students will be able to show their understanding of creating and extending patterns.

• Paw-er up for PowerPoint (Authored by Michelle Gowan.)

Description: Students learn how to display research material in PowerPoint slide format. This is the second lesson in a unit called, "Dog gone Paw-erful Writing and Presenting with PowerPoint."

• Peace Begins with Me (Authored by Judith Bachay.)

Description: This lessons help students develop pro-social skills. Through the metaphors of a Dr. Seuss story, students identify bias, prejudice and discrimination. They brainstorm and practice skills that promote respect for diversity.

• Peace Pie (Authored by Shelia Ray.)

• Subject(s): Health, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students review peacemaking strategies by identifying their capacity of creating and promoting peace within their classroom, home, community, and world. Fractions are introduced through the making of a -peace pie-.

• Peanut Mining (Authored by Terrie Lyons.)

Description: In this hands-on activity, students come to understand the implications of using a nonrenewable resource, as well as some of the problems associated with mining an ore.

• Peer Power Partners (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Peer Power Partners empowers fourth graders with care and consideration for others as they tutor their first grade reading buddies.

• Pen Pal Party (Authored by Shelia Scofield.)

Description: Students write letters to students in other areas of the state, country, or world focusing on using the correct friendly letter form as well as describing their lives and asking questions to learn about someone else's life.

• Pen Pals (Authored by Glenn Rutland.)

Description: Students become pen pals from other countries and research their countries for information that will help with their writing. This information is then sent to another student who is also portraying someone from another country.

• Pencil Pals (Authored by Leslie Gortemoller.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn to identify and to use polite words through "I Care" Language vs. non-"I Care" Language.

• Pendulum Power (Authored by Tracy Smith.)

Description: Students use a pendulum to discuss the Law of Conservation of Energy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

• Penguin Palace (Authored by Frieda Bates.)

Description: The students design a model to scale of the basement in [Mr. Popper's Penquins]. The model includes 5 modifications made to the basement by Mr. Popper and identifies the area and perimeter of each modification.

• Pennies of My Life Part I (Authored by Jeanne Barber-Morris.)

Description: Students write their autobiographies, collect pennies for each year of their lives, and illustrate their favorite yearly activities, after they read and discuss the book [The Hundred Penny Box]. This is part one of a two-part project lesson.

• Pennies of My Life Part II (Authored by Jeanne Barber-Morris.)

Description: Students write and construct their own autobiographies, based on [The Hundred Penny Box] by Sharon Bell Mathis. Sunshine State Standards used are narrative writing, peer editing, and writing process steps. This is the second part of a two-part project

• Penny Pinchers (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is an entertaining kindergarten lesson on money. Students are introduced to the penny and a classroom "toy store."

• Penny, Nickel, Dime (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: What do you know about money? Using coins, students recognize and compare the value of pennies, nickels, and dimes. Counting skills are reviewed as students count pennies, nickels, and dimes.

• People Behind the Masks (Authored by David Worrell.)

Description: A visual presentation with teacher commentary introduces the students to the art of maskmaking and develops the students’ understanding of the world cultures that have produced the masks.

• People Do Not Live In Round Houses (Authored by Jane Peebles.)

Description: Do you want well-rounded students who are excellent writers and informed technology users? This is the lesson for you! This lesson teaches students to create, revise, retrieve and verify information.

• People Experts (Authored by Laurel Withee.)

Description: Students will respond to pictures, providing observations and drawing conclusions about the people they see. Afterwards, they will revisit their judgments, identify a specific source for each one, and examine common influences on perceptions.

• Perfect Places! (Authored by Judy Bryant.)

Description: This lesson will help students understand the role of the decimal point and the relationship between tenths, hundredths, and thousandths.

• Perfect Polygons (Authored by Jacquelyn Clark.)

Description: This lesson introduces the concept of regular and irregular polygons.

• Perfect Squares and Factoring (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Numbers such as 1, 4, 9, and 16 are called perfect squares. Products of the form (a + b)^2 and (a – b)^2 are also called perfect squares, and these expansions are called perfect square trinomials.

• Perfectly Puzzling Pentominoes (Authored by Mary Bohannon.)

Description: Students utilize manipulatives (pentominoes) to demonstrate knowledge of: lines of symmetry, slides, reflections(flips), rotations(turns), area, and perimeter.

• Perfectly Square (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students use graph paper to make models of perfect squares.

• Periodic Table Families (Authored by Melanie Fraser.)

Description: Students investigate chemical and physical properties within families or groups of the periodic table. They create and perform plays for younger students in which the dialogue and costumes accurately represent these properties.

• Perky Plurals (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: The students learn how to form the plurals of words by adding -s, -es, changing the y to i and adding -es, changing the f or fe to v and adding -es, and some irregular cases. The children then use this knowledge to play a station activity g

• Perky Prefixes (Authored by Eva Kilpatrick.)

Description: This lesson focuses on prefixes. The students create games of their choice to be played with the class to reinforce their knowledge of prefixes.

• Personality Plus (Authored by Deloris Morris.)

Description: Students create a -Personality Box- and present to classmates using specific speaking skills.

• Personally Speaking (Authored by Janice Wilkins.)

Description: Students reflect on the choices they have in society today and compare them to Kit's choices in the novel, THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND by writing expository essays in which they discuss these choices.

• Personify This (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: Can a tree’s fingers really stretch towards the setting sun? They can if the author is using personification! Students study personification in published works of poetry then create their own through the use of diamante or cinquain poetry.

• Persuaded or Informed? (Authored by Deborah Maksymyk.)

Description: This activity incorporates real life media, such as the newspaper and/or magazines, to help students identify an author's purpose for writing, whether it is an informational or persuasive article.

• Persuasion and Figurative Language (Authored by Sherry Czupryk.)

Description: Students identify and explain the effect of metaphors, similes and personification in -Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.-

• Persuasion and Parallel Structure (Authored by Sherry Czupryk.)

Description: Students identify and explain the effect of parallel structure in -The Declaration of Independence.- This is the first in a series of lessons on persuasive techniques. See lessons with -Persuasion- in the title.

• Persuasion and Use of Language (Authored by Sherry Czupryk.)

Description: Students analyze Henry's use of connotative language, hyperbole, allusion, and rhethorical question in -Speech to the Virginia Convention.- This is second in a series of lessons on persuasive devices.

• Persuasive Vegetables (Authored by Michelle Barlow.)

Description: This lesson is intended as an introduction to persuasive writing. Students work in groups to write paragraphs that persuade others to eat or to not eat certain vegetables.

• Pétanque: A Lawn Game (Authored by Susan Johansen.)

Description: This is a fun way for students to incorporate technology and outdoor activities to learn about an age-appropriate cultural activity. Students locate information about the origins and rules of play of the game "Pétanque" on the Internet. They

• Phase In, Phase Out, the Magnificent Moon (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students know very little about the moon, so investigate what’s in the night sky and find out why the moon looks different every 28 days.

• Photoelectric Devices (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students view a teacher-made PowerPoint presentation on how photoelectric devices work, and then they answer FCAT-like questions on the material presented.

• Physical Activity Can Reduce Your Stress (Authored by Vivian Lett.)

Description: This lesson helps students identify stressors in their day-to-day lives and how physical activity helps to reduce perceived levels of stress.

• Physical Difference and Classification (Authored by Carol Houck.)

Description: The students compare and contrast several physical properties and develop a classification system using observation skills and a microscope.

• Physical or Chemical? That is the Question (Authored by Ann Kennedy.)

Description: Students use the five Web World Wonders camera sites to locate and identify examples of physical and chemical changes.

• Physical/Chemical Properties of a Burning Candle (Authored by Jeri Martin.)

Description: What happens to the physical and chemical properties of a candle before and after it is lit? Students investigate these properties by conducting the Burning Candle activity.

• Pi Day (March 14) (Authored by Dan Schmidt.)

Description: Students will determine the value of PI by measuring the circumference and diameter of circular objects such as soup cans, Oreo cookies, etc..

• Pickles: Death in a Jar! (Authored by Darrin Minns.)

Description: This lesson explores the influence that lurking variables can have on data and statistical inference.

• Picture Fists Full of Kisses (Authored by Ann Espersen.)

• Subject(s): Health, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Dissolve fears and evaporate tears anticipated on the first school day. In this handy lesson, students will empathize with the main character in the book THE KISSING HAND and experience a pictograph while learning to tell left hand from right hand.

• Picture Me with Words (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

Description: The students will produce an art and writing project that introduces them to the concept that words define who we are.

• Picture This (Authored by Paula Willis.)

Description: Picture This!! Explore creative ideas for illustrating children's books using innovative and unusual objects for illustrating juvenile stories.

• Picture This! (Authored by Stephanie Humphries.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Given a prompt, the student develops a theme using four sequential pictures with words that correlate to the pictures.

• Piece-by-Piece (Authored by Andrea Raley.)

Description: Every story is made up of the same parts. Character, setting, and plot are the story elements. Each author has to use these in order to spark an interest in the reader. Students break apart stories, complete story webs, and make a Venn diagram in this lesson.

• Pies and Rhythms (Authored by Robert Cox.)

Description: Students learn to use different types of pies to recognize and notate rhythms in standard notation. The students use popsicle sticks to illustrate rhythms clapped by someone else.

• Piggy Pockets (Authored by Kelly Toomey.)

Description: Students work cooperatively to formulate estimates and calculate exact totals when dealing with money. They keep a checkbook ledger to illustrate totals in their piggy pockets.

• Pilots, Drivers, and Captains (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Who makes the transportation go? Through this literature-based lesson, students review rhyming words, that different things move at different speeds, and vocabulary as they explore transportation and transportation related jobs.

• Pinch Pot Possibilities (Authored by Deborah Walther.)

Description: Students create round pinch pots with lids that have uniform shape and overall surface designs that emphasize line.

• Pinpointing Particular Places (Authored by Laura Brown.)

Description: The students locate places on the globe using lines of latitude and longitude and give the names of the locations, using latitude and longitude measurements.

• Pizza Anyone? (Authored by Susan Parsons.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students cooperatively create models of pizzas and divide them into the following fractions, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4.

• Pizza Fractions (Authored by David Hardrick.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students identify a whole and the fractions ½, ¼, and ¾ using pizza.

• Pizza Probability (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Pizza Probability allows students to use graphing software in displaying the results of their gathered statistical data to make predictable decisions in suggesting the varieties of pizza to sell at a community fundraiser.

• Place Value Popsicles (Authored by Sandi Tidwell.)

Description: The student will explore regrouping and place value in a game format using concrete models.

• Place Values and Patterns, What is the Value? (Authored by Lizzie Gonzales.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students understand the significance of a number’s place value by interactively engaging in the identification of patterns and two-digit place values. Students use 10 by 10 grids to create a number puzzle. ESOL strategies are included in the Extensions

• Places, Places, Everyone (Authored by Karen Beck.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students practice place value by playing the game -Show Me,- and by using math software, such as Edmark's Mighty Math Carnival or The Learning Company's Treasure Mathstorm.

• Plan for Research Success (Authored by Martha Smith.)

Description: Students are introduced to an online organizational tool that helps them develop an effective and efficient plan for successfully completing a research project.

• Plant Parts with Sequencing Cube (Authored by Elizabeth Elliott.)

Description: Students learn the parts of the plant by looking at live plants, listening to the story [Jack's Garden] by Henry Cole, researching and sequencing the various plant parts.

• Play Dough Number Sentences (Authored by Deborah Ford.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students receive a can of play dough and form it into numbers to make addition problems. The students also learn the proper format for an addition sentence from left to right.

• Play Dough Pizza Party (Authored by Nancy Strong.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity allows students the opportunity to use and create (cut) fractions using a real-life situation. Students participate in identifying and creating fractional parts of a whole.

• Playful Verbs (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: The students will learn how to read sentences and determine whether the verb tense of the sentence is past, present, or future. The children use this knowledge to play a station activity game.

• Playground Games (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: This review lesson allows students to use their knowledge of velocity and wave behavior while competing in playground games.

• Playing Detective (Authored by Bethany Cookman.)

Description: Using Roald Dahl’s “The Landlady,” students play detective to learn about foreshadowing and how it contributes to plot development in a text.

• Please Explain (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This language arts lesson is for Day 3 of the unit [Wellness Wonders]. Students interact with various examples of expository writing identifying any irrelevant and/or repeated information.

• Please Tell Me a Story (Authored by Sabrina Allen.)

Description: To a sixth grader, what is a day to remember? During this activity the students write narrative essays, which demonstrate an organizational pattern having a beginning, middle, end and transitional devices.

• Plot It (Authored by Alice Bobe.)

Description: Students use a stem-and-leaf plot from a set of data to identify the range, median, and mode of their own math grades.

• Plot That Decimal (Authored by Cindy Beckham.)

Description: Students work in groups to plot a set of number cards containing whole numbers and decimals on a number line.

• Plot the Oysters’ Peril! (Authored by Kerry McMillen.)

Description: After reading the narrative poem, “The Walrus and the Carpenter” by Lewis Carroll, students use a comic strip format to study the organization and presentation of ideas and supporting details in the plot sequence of the poem.

• Plotting Ordered Pairs 1 (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: This lesson serves as an introduction to graphing. Students identify the origin and use the x- and y-axes to plot positive ordered pairs in the coordinate system.

• Plotting Ordered Pairs 2 (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: This is -part 2- of an introductory lesson that exposes students to identifying and plotting positive ordered pairs in a coordinate system. Prerequisite knowledge: origin, x- and y-axes, and a basic understanding of how to plot ordered pairs.

• Plotting the Ocean Floor (Authored by Nancy Dow.)

Description: Learning about the topography of the ocean floor is easily accomplished when students plot points on a graph, connect the dots to make the ocean floor profile and label the topographical features.

• Poetic Math Challenge (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

Description: Are you a ‘math poet?’ Make math problems unique and interesting by allowing students to create and/or solve problems relating to real-world experiences incorporating rhythmic lines. A catchy line might save you time when solving a real-life problem!

• Poetic Math Greeting Cards (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

Description: Poetic Math Challenge-Lesson 3 What is the most often purchased greeting card? Discover this, and then have students produce their own greeting cards. Students surprise family and friends while analyzing data at the same time. Creativity soars!

• Poetry Book (Authored by Monica McManus.)

Description: Students work in cooperative groups to find poems that exemplify the characteristics of word choice, dialect, invented words, concrete terms, abstract terms, sensory language, figurative language, sentence structure, line length, and rhythm.

• Poetry in Motion (Authored by Darnita McDaniel.)

Description: This activity is an excellent way to reinforce students’ knowledge of poetry and allow students the opportunity for self-expression through creative writing.

• Poetry Pot (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Student delivers oral, informative presentation on a favorite poem that the student has artistically illustrated with images, title, author's name, and words of poem on a clay flowerpot, effectively communicating ideas and feelings about the poem.

• Poetry Sings (Authored by Tim Chestnut.)

Description: Students find and explicate literary terms exemplified in lyrics of songs which the students already enjoy.

• Poetry Voices (Authored by Jay Babcock.)

Description: Students discover, read, write about and perform pieces of poetry individually or in small groups. This is not an introduction to poetry, but rather an extension activity of the performance aspect of poetry.

• Point of You (Authored by Joan Jackson.)

Description: Students learn about point of view by rewriting an existing narrative paragraph (using a different point-of-view). Students expand this knowledge by writing an expository paragraph, then rewriting it to reflect a different point-of-view.

• Political Cartoons (Authored by Kim Forgione.)

Description: Students observe, discuss, and identify techniques used and messages conveyed through various political cartoons.

• Political Ramifications of the American Revolution (Authored by Catherine Thornton.)

Description: Students will understand reasons the colonists demanded more freedom to expand their territorial domains and extend their few freedoms via studies of the many parliamentary actions of Great Britain, as well as effects of these actions.

• Political Speech (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

Description: Students listen to a variety of speeches and analyze their purposesand how well the speaker achieved that purpose. Students analyze methods used by the speaker and their effectiveness. Students present their analyses to the class.

• Politics: Who Is in Control? (Authored by Patricia McAdams.)

Description: Students will read the article "Council Members Clash over Administrator's Job." They will be asked to think about how they would feel being placed in the same situation. All students will participate in role playing the news article.

• Ponyboy, What’s a Theme? (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

Description: Students seek supporting proof of major conflicts and themes in the novel, [The Outsiders] by S.E. Hinton.

• Pop into My Community (Authored by Julie McBride.)

• Subject(s): Visual Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: An intro to shapes, architecture, and depth in art. Students distinguish cityscapes from seascapes & landscapes and explore the features of a community. Then, they create a pop-up paper city showing foreground, middleground, and background

• Popcorn Book Report (Authored by Shannon Anderson.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity is a great way to get children excited about recalling events of a story. Students are able to select their own reading material and then illustrate and retell the events of the story on a lunch sack that is then filled with popcorn to eat!

• Popcorn Literacy (Authored by Stephanie Callaway.)

Description: Try popcorn and a great book! Students will participate in a book share that facilitates mastery of literary elements (in a delicious way). At the conclusion of a book, students are required to discuss setting, plot, character, problem, and solution/reso

• Popping Up Percents! (Authored by Annette Nixon.)

Description: Popcorn provides a tasty way to practice finding percents and unit price.

• Popsicle Place Value (Authored by Sharon Ussery.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Picture this! Students “get the picture” by using concrete materials, pictures, or symbols to help them understand place value.

• Popsicle Prose (Authored by Charlotte Fooks.)

Description: This lesson is designed to teach students to write an expository essay explaining a logical sequence of events. While eating a Popsicle, they think about how they would describe the steps they go through to eat it.

• Port Hole (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

Description: In this outdoor activity, students work together to practice communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity. The students also display physical and mental strengths.

• Portfolio Autobiographies (Authored by Louise Kent.)

Description: The students create autobiographies. The final projects are published using word-processing and computer graphics. (NETS for Students 1.1, 3.1 and 3.2)

• Positively Precise Organization (Authored by Shelley Mann.)

Description: Students go online to critique the organization of children's writing.

• Post Office Stamps (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Each student creates a commemorative stamp to show how people communicated long ago, now, and in the future. Students plot their stamps on a timeline and explain when the communication depicted on the stamps was common and why.

• Post-It Poetry (Authored by Kathryn Bonelli.)

Description: Are you tired of reading students' bland language? This lesson teaches students how to spice up their work using vivid words and images.

• Postcards from the Past (Authored by Kim Forgione.)

Description: Students create postcards of historical events.

• Power Place Value (Authored by Marcy Burnette.)

Description: Students learn Power Place Value numbers - hundreds, thousands, and ten thousands by working with a variety of manipulatives in a cooperative learning activity.

• Power to the People (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Reviewing the branches of government can be a boring, tedious procedure, but students will be happy to show what they know while participating in this game type review.

• Power Words (Authored by Michelle Barlow.)

Description: This lesson teaches students about synonyms and antonyms. Students also use a thesaurus to look up antonyms and synonyms.

• Powerful Poetry (Authored by Eric Orlando.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn about Haiku poetry and then use what they have learned to write informally in their journals.

• Practice Makes it Better (Authored by Cheryl Weaver.)

Description: Students produce a final document that becomes published on the World Wide Web.

• Practice Makes Perfect (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This language arts lesson is for Days 6-7 of the unit [Native Americans]. Students will practice speaking for large group settings.

• Predictable Powers (Authored by Francie Diaz.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: We all have the power to predict! Students use a Story Impression Worksheet to record their predictions about a story based on prior knowledge, title, cover, and illustrations and finally confirm or negate predictions.

• Predictions, Predictions, and More Predictions (Authored by Monica McManus.)

Description: Students pose questions about the subject of a short story based on the title and cover illustration; then read the story and determine if their questions actually pertained to the story line, and, if so, how the story answered the questions.

• Prefix Power (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: The students will increase their vocabulary by learning about root words, prefixes and suffixes. They will then use this knowledge to play a Prefix Power station activity game.

• Preparing for the Life After (Authored by Raymond O'Neil.)

Description: This activity is a ROTC/Life Management Skills career knowledge activity that applies oral communication skills with job knowledge. The students research a given job (career) and create a presentation to give to the class.

• Preposition Pizazz (Authored by Zerelda Hammer.)

Description: Students write a poem made up of prepositional phrases.

• Presentaciones (Authored by Amy Jones.)

Description: This activity is a great way for the teacher and the students to get to know one another on the first day of a new class. It also enables students to communicate with others that speak another language, specifically, Spanish.

• Presentations Come Alive! (Authored by Monica McManus.)

Description: Students deliver oral presentations about a book or short story using audiovisual aids.

• Presenting an Autobiography (Authored by Jerry Stephens.)

Description: Students prepare and present their own autobiographies with the assistance of a computer presentation they have created using a presentation program such as Microsoft PowerPoint .

• President Who? (Authored by Tabitha Kosmas.)

Description: Using their reading comprehension skills, the students will demonstrate their knowledge of basic facts on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln through a question and answer game format.

• Presidential Sweet (Authored by Deirdre Kaufman.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn about Presidents' Day, the individuals commemorated on this holiday, and their importance in history. They write a letter to a president stating things they have learned. (Nets for Students: 3.1)

• Pretty Patterns (Authored by Beverly Iacobellis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students participate in a variety of activities to extend their knowledge of patterning.

• Pretzel Math (Authored by Carolyn Rosier.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Math you can eat is always fun! Demonstrate grouping pretzels into sets of twos, fives and tens on the overhead projector, then provide students with their own pretzels to count, group, tally and eat!

• Preventing Childhood Diseases Project (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: The students become informed advocates in the prevention of childhood diseases during the Preventing Childhood Diseases Project.

• Prewriting Strategies (Authored by Evelyn Rivera.)

Description: Tired of listening to students saying they don’t know how to start writing? This lesson guides students in selecting appropriate prewriting activities to make writing a painless and fun experience.

• Prime Factorization Mobile (Authored by Amelia McCurdy.)

Description: During this review lesson, students demonstrate their knowledge of prime numbers, composite numbers, and prime factorization using exponents to create a factor tree mobile.

• Prime Real Estate (Authored by Christine Austin.)

Description: This is a hands-on procedure that utilizes the “Sieve of Eratosthenes” to identify prime numbers from 1-100. Eliminating all the multiples of the first four prime numbers identifies primes. The 25 numbers that remain are all primes!

• Prime Time (Authored by Lisa Richardson.)

Description: This activity is a fun way to practice determining the prime factorization of composite numbers. The students create Christmas factor trees for prime numbers greater than 100.

• Primed and Ready! (Authored by Cindy Beckham.)

Description: Primed and Ready is a project designed to use the Sieve of Eratosthenes to determine and display the prime and composite numbers from 1 to 100.

• Prints and Patterns (Authored by Bill Chapman.)

Description: Students learn to lift a latent fingerprint and identify the fingerprint pattern.

• Probability and Compound Events (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Students determine the probability of compound events.

• Probability and Odds (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Students determine the probability and odds for various events.

• Probability Kisses (Authored by Cheryl Carasick.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn about probability by randomly picking a Hersey Kiss from a bag. They will be picking from a variety of colors. The students decide if they are less likely, more likely, or equally likely to pick a certain color based on the numbers of each c

• Probability or Ability? (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students test probabilty by catching candy.

• Probability Popsicle Pop-ups (Authored by Stacy Durham.)

Description: Students decorate and use popsicle sticks as manipulatives to assist with their learning of probability.

• Probing Our Solar System (Authored by Susan Sherrow.)

Description: This lesson uses structured, small group activities and individual work incorporating student research on space satellites and probes and international connections. Student groups construct information disks, timelines, and written reports.

• Problem Project (Authored by Marshall Thomas.)

Description: Students will utilize their various skills in this project to assist them in reaching a solution to a problem or area of concern to them.

• Problem Solving with Batting Averages (Authored by Mary Kay Bacallao.)

Description: Students use data from an Excel document to analyze and predict trends in batting averages.

• Problems in Pollutia (Authored by Kelly Toomey.)

Description: Students work in groups to make recomendations about environmental issues arising in the imaginary kingdom called Pollutia. They present short speeches highlighting action they believe should be taken and ideas of how each problem should be solved.

• Problems with the Congress of Vienna (Authored by Chet Geering.)

Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the Problems with the Congress of Vienna.

• Product Persuasion (Authored by Jeanne Barber-Morris.)

Description: Students analyze the “hidden” messages of product advertisements, and then write their own advertisements for the products they bring into class. The skill focus is to write persuasively using the six-traits of writing.

• Projectile Motion (Authored by Carol Houck.)

Description: Students observe projectile motion and calculate the speed of a projectile.

• Prom Letters (Authored by Joy Rowell.)

Description: Students will effectively communicate through writing two letters of narratives describing his/her prom date written for two different audiences—a grandparent and a best friend. Style, tone, level of detail, and organization will be addressed.

• Propaganda Flyer (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

Description: Students create a persuasive flyer to sway the opinion of the class on a controversial issue.

• Properties of Waves (Authored by Carol Houck.)

Description: Students observe and investigate wave properties.

• Prove it! Fact or Opinion (Authored by Michelle Barlow.)

Description: The purpose of this lesson is to teach students the difference between fact and opinion. Students have an opportunity to pick out facts or opinions in reading and to create their own fact or opinion statements.

• Publishing a Group Book (Authored by Joyce Sewell.)

Description: Students will learn how to follow a pattern for writing pages that can be collaborated into a book. Students will learn writing skills, computer skills, and editing skills necessary to publish a piece of writing.

• Publishing an Alphabet Book (Authored by Joyce Sewell.)

Description: Students use basic computer skills needed to publish individual books. The students do research on a subject of their choice and write an individual A,B,C Book on their subject.

• Pulley Power (Authored by Richard Angelini Sr..)

Description: This lesson is a manipulative experiment in the mechanical advantage of simple machines and graphically demonstrates the change in magnitude of applied force when using simple machines. Great for ESL to discover the ratio formula for pulleys.

• Pumpkin Play (Authored by Debbie Funkhouser.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The children have some fun with pumpkins while beginning to learn about weight, circumference, buoyancy, and graphing information.

• Pumpkin Seed Data! (Authored by Emily Vander Kooy.)

Description: How many seeds are in a pumpkin? Find out in this lesson! [NOTE: This lesson is designed for a grade level in which students change classes. It is easily adaptable for self-contained classrooms.]

• Pushy Kids in Physics (Authored by Gencie White.)

Description: This is an interesting way to introduce balanced forces, unbalanced forces, and resulting net forces. Students actively demonstrate these concepts and then study and complete the activity with actual calculations of these forces.

• Putting It On Paper (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

Description: What are the essential parts of a business letter? Using Internet search methods students locate and print samples of two different business letter formats. Students write rough drafts of business letters inquiring when, where, and how math is used.

• Putting Our Solar System in Order (Authored by Kristina Robinson.)

Description: Students use a Website to explore sizes, composition, and characteristics of the planets. They then form a model of the planets orbiting the sun. Students’ models demonstrate the planets’ different sizes.

• Putting Together Pictographs (Authored by Terri Eichbauer.)

Description: Understanding pictographs can be easy when students learn to make their own. In this lesson, students learn about pictographs by seeing examples of different types, creating one together with the teacher and then creating one on their own.

• Puzzling Percents (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)

Description: Students use twenty equivalent fraction, decimal, and percent facts to create a puzzle.

• Puzzling Perimeters (Authored by Debra Mastro.)

Description: Students use estimation, fractions and decimals to determine the perimeter of objects in the classroom.

• Pyramid Power (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This health lesson plan is for Day 3 of the unit [Wellness Wonders]. Students brainstorm facets of well-being and investigate health behaviors related to nutrition.

• Pyrotechnics (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Pyrotechnics is the scientific name for fireworks. This word comes from Greek words meaning “fire arts.” Factoring can be used to solve such problems dealing with Pyrotechnics.

• Qualitative vs. Quantitative (Authored by summer zephyr.)

Description: Students examine the difference between qualitative and quantitative observations by doing a simple lab activity. This lesson can be used at any grade level. It involves the basic observation process skill.

• Quandaries, Quagmires, and Quadrilaterals (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: Students classify, flip, slide, and turn a quantity of quadrilaterals. Hands-on manipulatives and problem-solving steps are used to explore these four-sided polygons. This plan is the fifth in a series of lessons on geometry.

• Question of the Day Counting (Authored by Stephanie Little.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This daily activity is an easy and fun way to involve children in counting objects. The students answer a daily question and then count to see how many responded with yes or no. Numbers are written in a math journal. Results are then discussed.

• Quick and Sticky Context Clues (Authored by Liz West.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson shows students how to use beginning sounds and context clues to determine what an unknown word is.

• Quit Playing Games on My Chart (Authored by Diane Weiner.)

• Subject(s): Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students correctly identify an instrument or family of instruments after listening to a taped excerpt of the instrument being played.

• Rain Patterns (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is the second lesson in the unit Weather Trackers. Students have the opportunity to work in groups to draw the rain cycle and make their own “movie’ using a large cardboard milk carton and heavy white paper. Students are assessed on their ability to

• Rainbow Writing (Authored by Prudence Mason.)

Description: This lesson teaches students how to revise a draft for organization using a creative visual approach. It is a great lesson for weaning them from simple paragraphs to multi-paragraph stories and essays.

• Range and Measures of Central Tendency (Authored by Wanda Martin.)

Description: Students are introduced to range and measures of central tendency with a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. After practice in calculating and analyzing data, students will create a table in Microsoft Excel.

• Rare, Fat, Flabby, Big-Mouthed Sharks (Authored by Wilma Horton.)

Description: The megamouth shark is an atypical shark that shatters all preconcieved knowledge of sharks. This one is unusual due to the fact that it cannot swim well, is flabby and is new to man.

• Rate Your Plate (Authored by Kathy Crane.)

Description: This activity is a fun way to teach students to analyze what they eat for one day. The student analyzes the nutrients, calories, and food groups using the USDA CNPP website Interactive Healthy Eating Index.

• Rays and Angles (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: An angle is defined in terms of two rays that form the angle. This lesson deals with ray and angle measurement, Angle Addition Postulate and Protractor Postulate.

• Reaction Time (Authored by M Dennis.)

Description: This lesson helps the student collect, organize and analyze data while studying reaction time. Students calculate measures of central tendency using a calculator and show data on graph.

Description: Using a variety of magazines, students work cooperatively to determine the main idea of a text and how details help support the main idea.

• Read My Lips (Authored by Deniece Weaver.)

Description: Get your students prepared to learn more about Florida's government by teaching them the three branches of government. Students write and present a campaign speech explaining the reasons why they would be the best candidate for governor.

• Reader Response Poetry (Authored by Karyn Snell.)

Description: Instead of a book report, why not have your students do a Cinquain poem about the book?

• Reader's Review (Authored by Patricia Wachholz.)

Description: Students create their own booklets to provide information on the elements of a novel, including plot, setting, character, major and minor conflicts and theme.

• Reading The Great Kapok Tree (Authored by Karen Garcia.)

Description: Students gain an understanding of the development of plot and how conflicts are resolved in [The Great Kapok Tree] written by Lynne Cherry. Students demonstrate this understanding by completing a story frame.

• Reading and Recognizing Safety Signs (Authored by Cindy Stichweh.)

• Subject(s): ESE - CL, ESE - CL, ESE - CL (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
Description: This lesson teaches recognizing and comprehending the meaning of safety signs in the community to lower-level students and nonreaders.

• Reading for Righties and Lefties. (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: This is a year-long project which appeals to students who are concrete-based learners as well as those who lean toward the abstract. This reading workshop program is an open reading forum in which students choose their own novels they would like to read.

• Reading Predictions (Authored by Martha Todd.)

Description: Students use a table of contents, index, headings, captions, illustrations, and major words to predict content and purpose of reading from their science or social studies textbook.

• Reading Restaurant (Authored by Janice Wilkins.)

Description: Transform your classroom into a Reading Restaurant where students enjoy a variety of book titles through oral reading.

• Ready, Set, Go! (Authored by Diane Schmidt.)

Description: The students conduct an inquiry-based investigation to generate, collect, organize, analyze and display data in order to determine the effect of net force on an object.

• Ready, Set, Grow (Authored by Michele Ludick.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students construct a class butterfly garden. Students create a journal entry with an illustration of their class butterfly garden.

• Real Numbers (Authored by Xiuqing Li.)

Description: Students examine the concept of integers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers and understand their relative size.

• Realistic Leather Projects in Clay (Authored by Deborah Walther.)

Description: Students bring an object made of leather and recreate it in clay, relying on observation skills and problem-solving skills to make it as realistic as possible.

• Reality Check (Authored by Debra Mastro.)

Description: Students practice living on a budget. They must plan for rent, utilities, and food and determine if they can afford the luxuries of a phone, car, gas, movies, clothes, etc., using a newspaper to gather their information.

• Reap What You Sow with Writing (Authored by Holley Murphy.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: You reap what you sow! Sow the seeds of the writing process by teaching students to make a plan before they write. This lesson details how to use a graphic organizer to summarize the story [The Little Red Hen and the Grain of Wheat].

• Rearrange the Room (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Rearrange the Room gives the class a constructive problem-solving lesson in these days of construction and renovation of building projects in our school system. Students measure and grid their ideas for the new classroom floor plan.

• Record 'THE' Results (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)

Description: Students predict, then discover the number of times the word -the- appears on an average newspaper page. Results are posted on a back-to-back stem and leaf plot.

• Red, Green, and Blue Mystery Liquids! Hypothesis or an Inference? (Authored by ELIZABETH BAILEY.)

Description: Students are actively involved in the scientific method and inquiry as they form quick hypotheses based upon a teacher set of mystery liquids. Students will determine they need to make additional observations of the liquids to test their initial hypotheses

• Referendum Results: Our New Year Expectations (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: -Referendum Results: Our New Year Expectations- gives the class a meaningful voice in planning their semester activities as they survey and graph their choices.

• Reflection with a Friend (Authored by Susan Mercer.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After listening to a teacher read a story, students will respond to the story with illustrations and comments, share them with a partner, and then respond to their partner’s reflection of the story.

• Reflections of a Different Time; Pilgrim Children (Authored by Michele Ludick.)

Description: Students create a reflective journal entry on the lives of Pilgrim children. Optional opportunities are provided for students to use a word processing program or create a PowerPoint presentation.

• Reflexives Rock (Authored by Joanna Lowe.)

Description: Students describe and demonstrate their daily activities from a.m. to p.m. using gestures, actions and props in this TPR lesson. They sing the reflexive verb song, “Me acuesto a las diez,” incorporating their daily activities.

• Regional Renaissances (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: Students discover the differences between the Renaissance and the Northern Renaissance through group interaction and discussion.

• Reinforcing Fractions Using a Fraction Calculator (Authored by Joseph Furner PhD.)

Description: This lesson incorporates the use of Texas Instruments (TI) Explorer Calculators to reteach and reinforce operations with fraction/mixed number concepts using technology.

• Rejection of the League of Nations (Authored by Chet Geering.)

Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the reasons for the U.S.'s rejection of the League of Nations. They will be asked to discuss the material, as well as completing a set of questions on the subject.

• Relating to Franklin’s Age of Reason (Authored by Cheree Brown.)

Description: Students keep track of five of Franklin’s virtues for a week. When completed, they write a five-paragraph essay that discusses their attempt to reach moral perfection.

• Relaxation Station (Authored by Farrah Milby.)

Description: The Relaxation Station teaches students how to C.O.P.E. with stress and anxiety. Students learn helpful strategies to use in a classroom center.

• Religions of the World (Authored by Shirley Godbold.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students begin a study of the part that religion plays in culture, by discovering how many different religions there are in the world and where they are predominantly located. This will involve reading, as well as map work.

• Resolution or Revolution? (Authored by Anne Reeves.)

Description: Students learn appropriate strategies to resolve conflicts and potentially dangerous and/or threatening situations by role playing situations

• Responsibility (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: How can we teach students to be responsible? This lesson invites students to brainstorm, and then share ideas of how they can behave responsibly by respecting the rights of others. This is lesson one of seven in the unit, A Television in My Room.

• Responsibility Rules! (Authored by Tiffany DuBose.)

• Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity is a valuable method in teaching students responsibility with home and school tasks. If students in your class need to demonstrate the ability to organize the classroom or a room at home, then this is the lesson for you!

• Rest in Peace, Maniac Magee (Authored by Kerry McMillen.)

Description: After reading the novel, MANIAC MAGEE, students use precise words to create an epitaph for each of the major characters reflecting the individual character¹s personality and nature.

• Revamped Recipe (Authored by Kim Adair.)

Description: This lesson is used to assist students with proportional measurements. Students will use a given recipe written for 12 servings, and use a chart to determine the ingredient amounts for 30 servings (or number of students in class).

• Revolutions of 1848 (Authored by Chet Geering.)

Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the Revolutions in Europe in 1948.

• Rewriting Alexander’s Day (Authored by Julia Unger.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students experiment with word choice and sentence fluency to revise [Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day] by Judith Viorst.

• Rhythmic Travel Around The World (Authored by Tisa Craig.)

• Subject(s): Music, Music, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students accompany songs from various countries on rhythm sticks. The CD used in this plan is -Multicultural Rhythm Stick Fun- -Kimbo Educational. (see Weblink)

• Rice (Gohan) Observations (Authored by Christy Williamson.)

Description: The student estimates, observes, and records observations of rice (known as -gohan- in Japan) in two experiments and communicates the results.

• Riddles and Words (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: What color is a jaundiced pig? Hamber, of course! Using an exciting vocabulary game in which students create riddles and answers, this lesson explores word choice, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

• Riding the Wave (Authored by Sean Kavanaugh.)

Description: Students will be introduced to waves through hands-on demonstrations and a concept map scavenger hunt. Students will then perform fun activities to help identify the properties of waves (crest, trough, amplitude, wavelength, frequency, and wave speed).

• Rights in the Holocaust: Imagine and Remember (Authored by Christine Sermons.)

Description: This poetry writing activity is designed to introduce students to the Holocaust as a violation of personal, political, and economic rights. It is a component of a larger unit on American constitutional government.

• Ring, Ring . . . Please Get That Phone (Authored by Athena Gill.)

Description: Students create a multimedia PowerPoint presentation using proper telephone procedures. Using the Internet, students produce a presentation containing proper telephone procedures. (NETS for Students: 3.2)

• Rip, You're Sleepin' Your Life Away (Authored by Cheree Brown.)

Description: A Venn diagram is used to show how two things are alike and different. Think about Rip's life before and after he fell asleep for 20 years. Fill in the Venn diagram by writing how Rip's old life and his new life are alike and how they are differen

• Rise and Review (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This lesson is for Days 7 and 8 of the unit [Inventions and Inventors]. Students work in small groups to brainstorm responses to teacher posed questions as a means of review and present their Interview Projects.

• Rising and Falling Fractions (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

Description: Why are announcements stating that a particular stock is "up 1 and 5/8ths" or "down 2 and 3/16ths" now history? Students explore outcomes from the conversion – fractions to decimals – in stock market quotes and explore fluctuating i

• Road Trip (Authored by Stacy Durham.)

Description: Students will use the Internet and other research tools to create a PowerPoint presentation on their chosen destination.

• Rob Router Learns How to Communicate Again (Authored by Sharon Golden.)

Description: “Rob Router” Learns How to Communicate...Again! In this lesson, students configure a router, analyze a real-world scenario, troubleshoot problems with the router, apply hands-on solutions to problems, keep a detailed journal, and participate in a classroom discussion.

• Rock Around the Clock (Authored by Christine Davis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students will learn to tell time by ringing a bell on the hours and half-hours.

• Rock Concert (Authored by Kathy Lewis.)

Description: Students create a product (song, skit, poem, etc.) that describes the three major types of rocks and how they are formed. Then, they present their product during a class "rock concert".

• Rock On! (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: In making different types of candy and cookies, students will have models of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.

• Rock the Boat (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: As a spelling strategy, the students learn how to divide words into syllables between the consonants in the middle of the word. The students then use this knowledge to play a station activity game.

• Rock the Rocky Road (Authored by Sharon Hardy.)

Description: Students independently perform an accompaniment on a barred instrument using appropriate techniques such as mallet control, keeping a steady beat, and attention to tempo and conductor.

• Rock the Vote (Authored by Kristi Fisher.)

Description: Would you like to create your own laws? Students get the opportunity to participate in the process of making laws. After reenacting this process, they explain the function and duties of the House and the Senate within the Florida government.

• Rockin Review (Authored by Deborah Ford.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students receive math fact cards. They review their cards and solve each fact. When the teacher writes an answer on the board, the student brings the fact card and receives a sticker if it is correct.

• Rockin' and Rollin' (Authored by Kathy Lewis.)

Description: Students create a product (song, skit, poem, etc.) that describes the three major types of rocks and how they are formed. They present their products during a class -rock concert.-

• Rodeo Round-Up (Authored by DiAnn Shores.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students survey kindergarten through fifth grade teachers and construct a class graph of the teachers' favorite events at the rodeo.

• Roll a Decimal (Authored by Cindy Beckham.)

Description: By the roll of a die, students place digits in the place value chart to create a number having the greatest or least value possible.

• Roll a Fact (Authored by Mary Ann Taylor.)

Description: Students will write multiplication and division fact families for two given numbers.

• Roll On (Authored by Linda Kitner.)

Description: This is a structured inquiry lesson on force and motion. Students observe how forces such as gravity, friction, equal, unequal forces and change in direction cause marbles to move. Small groups develop and present models to explain the forces they observe.

• Roll On Down! (Authored by Deborah Ford.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson reinforces the proper format for number sentences. Each student rolls two dice. Next, they write down the numbers in number sentence format. Then they add the problem by using the strategies of counting on, doubles, and doubles plus one.

• Roll With The Punches: Crossroads to Where? (Authored by Martha Simmons.)

Description: Students visualize and create a map to outline scenes from the novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. The student understands the importance of organizing information when making maps and giving directions.

• Roll With the Punches: Can't We All Get Along? (Authored by Shirley Baker.)

Description: After participating in a segregation experiment, students reflect and explore their feelings and reactions to the experiment through poetry.

• Roll With The Punches: Depression Era Machinery (Authored by Paula Weaver.)

Description: Groups construct models of simple and complicated machines with Legos. Then they design an experiment using the scientific method. ESE modifications included.

• Roll With the Punches: It's Not in Black and White (Authored by Shirley Baker.)

Description: Students evaluate the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting events related to minorities.

• Roll With the Punches: Oprah's On! (Authored by Shirley Baker.)

Description: After reading the novel [Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry] by Mildred D. Taylor, students participate in an Oprah Winfrey Show to review events in the novel and gain a more in depth understanding of them.

• Roll With the Punches: What Do You Know? (Authored by Martha Simmons.)

Description: Through a cooperative group activity, students activate prior knowledge about life in the South during the Great Depression in preparation for reading the novel, [Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry].

• Roller Coaster Mania (Authored by Alice Joseph.)

Description: This is a fun way for students to extend their knowledge of developing maps. Students work in cooperative groups to develop an amusement park display and a brochure.

• Rolling Through Space (Authored by Terrie Lyons.)

Description: This lesson uses a common roll of toilet paper to give students a practical means of visualizing the vast distances that separate the sun and the planets of our solar system.

• Roman Toothpicks (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students make a chart comparing Roman numerals and our number system using toothpicks and construction paper.

• Romeo, Who for Art Thou Author? (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

Description: Instead of the typical introduction to a new author, students use the Internet to discover facts about Shakespeare.

• Rootbeer Writing (Authored by Scherie Hritz-Atwell.)

Description: Make writing more thirst quenching. Using IBC Rootbeer, watch introductions, bodies, and conclusions within the paper become more delightful.

• Rosa Parks Refused to Do What? (Authored by Eva Abrams.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Rosa Parks Refused to Do What? enables students to learn about an African-American woman whose brave act led to the Montgomery bus boycott organized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

• Roundin' up the Research (Authored by Cheree Brown.)

Description: Students learn how to gather information that is crucial to their research. They learn to categorize the information which will assist them in writing their research paper.

• Rounding (Authored by Jennifer Catlett.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students round to estimate greater sums.

• Rube Rube (Authored by Kathy Lewis.)

Description: Students design a Rube Goldberg Device using the six basic, simple machines. The students will make posters that illustrate the designs of their devices and that identify the simple machines involved. In addition, the students will write paragraphs to

• Run! Run! You Can't Catch Me! (Authored by Patricia Mader.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After listening to the story, -The Gingerbread Boy,- students make a gingerbread cookie and decorate it. The cookies run away while being baked and students then have to find them by following clues that acquaint them with places around the school

• Running Out Loud (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

Description: Throughout this outdoor activity, students will work together to practice communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity. The student's ability to focus will determine the student's success.

• Safe Actions (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn to distinguish between threatening and nonthreatening situations and role-play what to do when confronted with them.

• Safe from the Storm (Authored by Joy Rowell.)

Description: Students read the poem 'Snowbound.' In pairs, they compile a collaborative list of refuge attributes. Individuals then create a graphic display of a personal refuge and write a descriptive paragraph following correct format procedures

• Safety First (Authored by Kenneth Shealy.)

Description: Through inexperience or lack of training, teens may overlook safety in the automotive shop and on the job. This lesson provides a better understanding of safety rules outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

• Safety in the Laboratory (Authored by Rosemary Wilson.)

Description: Students are instructed by the teacher as to the locations and uses of all the safety devices in the laboratory. They are then required to sign a safety agreement which assures their commitment to safety in the laboratory.

• Safety Scenes (Authored by Carolyn Modawell.)

Description: The students look at teacher-developed or student-developed slides of safe and unsafe situations. They identify the possible dangers and what can be done to prevent them.

• Safety Surveys (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Students conduct Family Safety Surveys on a weekly basis for a month, hoping to encourage their families to actually practice safe family skills on a consistent basis.

• Sail on the Vocabulary Ship (Authored by Patricia McAdams.)

Description: ESOL students make paper ships on which to identify and write root words, prefixes and suffixes.

• Sail, Sail, Sail Your Ship! (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn about the celebration of Columbus Day and the history behind it by creating a booklet.

Description: Salad Factory allows students the ability to make their own salad and have the salad computer analyze it for the nutritional content.

• Salt and Water Divorce by a Physical Change (Authored by Rosemary Wilson.)

Description: The students vaporize water from a solution of salt and water leaving the NaCl behind and showing the separation by physical means (change of state of the water).

• Sammy Discovers Shapes at School (Authored by Sherry McCullough.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Introduce the students to maps, take them on a grand tour of the school campus, and then involve them in real world experiences using maps!

• Sampling Snoops (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)

Description: Students practice formulating a hypothesis and designing an experiment to test the hypothesis. Then they identify several sampling techniques they can use to test their hypotheses.

• San Luis Trip (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: San Luis Trip gives students an authentic field trip view of an archeological site replicating the influences of the Apalachee Indians and Spanish missionaries.

• Sandwich Sequencing (Authored by Audrey Gay.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: These activities are an exciting and tasty way to introduce sequencing and sequential writing.

• Save Our Earth (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

Description: Students research current environmental problems in order to develop and deliver an oral presentation. This presentation will persuade the audience to act on the student's point of view on the issue.

• Saving Money Through Mathematics (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)

Description: The students compare the cost of energy use for a variety of sources of light. A variety of graphs will be used to make the comparison.

• Say What You Mean (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)

Description: Students are challenged to create what their partners are viewing, with only verbal communication. The reporter is not allowed to see what the receiver is drawing, which forces students to understand the importance of detailed instruction, clear communic

• Scavenger Search (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Using library resource materials, reference books, electronic media, and the Internet, students search for answers to questions.

• Schedules, When and Where? (Authored by Wesley May.)

Description: Students make and keep a daily schedule for a week. They discover elapsed time and calendar time frames.

• School Advisory Council (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

Description: Students participate in a discussion of the most pressing issues facing teenage students at their school. In groups, students present their issues to the class and reach consensus regarding the single most pressing issue the school faces.

• School Daze--Remembering First, Best, Worst (Authored by Glenda Fillingim.)

Description: Students gather and record information in interviews with adults discovering their first, best, and worst school memories. Students transfer this interview information to a memory page containing the interview information. Students orally present on

• Schools and Cells (Authored by Mark Howell.)

Description: Students create analogies in poster format between a cell's organelles and their school.

• Scientific Method and Crystal Growth (Authored by Paul Baldauf PhD.)

Description: Students use a hands-on experiment in crystal growth to learn about the nature of science as inquiry. In addition to science as inquiry, the students will learn about mineral crystallization and rates of crystal growth.

• Scientific Who's Who (Authored by Lisa Locklin.)

Description: The student will choose a scientist from a specific culture or time period to research.The student will address the scientist's scientific, mathematical, or technological contribution and the effect of the contribution on human culture in a report.

• Scientists Have Major Impacts on Our Lives (Authored by Mark Howell.)

Description: Students are expected to read a [National Geographic] article and complete a reading tool as a group. They then share their answers orally with their classmates.

• Scores of Surveys (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This lesson is for Days 6-8 of the unit [Wellness Wonders]. Students create appropriate survey questions, administer a survey, create pictographs to display the survey results, and explain the results from the data.

• Scrambled Stories (Authored by Leslie Dobbs.)

Description: Students brainstorm several examples of plots, settings, and characters and randomly select these elements to create their own short stories.

• Scrambled Stories II (Authored by Leslie Dobbs.)

Description: Students use different parts of other students' story outlines to write very unique short stories. This activity allows the students to use their imaginations as they try to put together a story using only the information they are given.

• Scrumptious Subs (Authored by Alice Mensitieri.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Student will distinguish between and convey needed items when speaking to get a desired result.

• Search for the Missing Pi (Authored by Brenda York.)

Description: Students actively investigate measuring circular objects, recording data accurately to derive the formula for the relationship known as [pi].

• Searching for a Career (Authored by Joyce Sewell.)

Description: This lesson allows students to do research on careers, take notes on what kind of job they would like to have when they grow up, and construct a timeline for reaching this goal.

• See How They Run (Authored by Ramona Guth.)

Description: Students view non-print campaign advertisements and analyze for factual and persuasive information. They determine which advertisement is the most persuasive and share reasons to support their decisions with a peer.

• See What You Can Find (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)

Description: Students must locate and record examples of acute, right, obtuse and straight angles found within a classroom.

• Seeking Super Cities (Authored by Louise Jones.)

Description: Did you ever want to move to another city in the United States? If so, come travel with us on a Super City Search. Researchers, start your engines!

• Self Portrait, What Nerve! (Authored by Beverly Grim.)

Description: Students determine the density of touch receptors in various parts of the right-hand side of the human body. By using the data collected, students draw a picture of the -Homunculus- of the experimental subject.

• Self-Portrait Poem (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students write a self-portrait poem, giving the reader an indication what he or she is like on the inside, instead of picturing how he or she looks on the outside.

• Selling, Spending, or Saving (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: Students use commercials to discover emotional benefits and challenges associated with communications about finances.

• Sending Electronic Cards over the Internet (Authored by Francheska Jones.)

Description: This activity introduces the students to electronic communication by using the Internet Technology tools. The students send electronic cards, ECards, using www.yahooligans.com Website to communicate with their teacher.

• Sensational Seasons (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is the seventh lesson in the Unit, Weather Trackers. Students learn how seasonal weather patterns affect temperature and their lives through concrete, hands-on activities.

• Sense or Ship? (Authored by Nicole Thomas.)

Description: Students will be required to review, evaluate, and synthesize information through individual and group projects after reading Orwell's [1984].

• Sensitive Synonyms (Authored by Bertha Stanley.)

Description: The students use a variety of hands-on activities to increase their understanding of synonyms.

• Sentence Sequence (Authored by Kevin Hall.)

Description: Students write a paragraph with detail sentences in chronological sequence using the signal words: first, next, then, after, and finally.

• Separation of Powers (Authored by Joyce Honeychurch.)

Description: The learners will research the three branches of government and look at the effect that the separation of powers has on the presidency.

• Ser y Estar (Authored by Maria Gyory.)

• Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students know the difference between using ser and estar correctly when they are able to describe physical characteristics of animals or people, and then describe feelings or state of mind using the correct verb.

• Settling America in 1640 (Authored by Shelia Scofield.)

Description: This activity gives students information about an American settlement in 1640. It will also ask them to take what they have learned and use it to write a story that takes place in that time period.

• Seven Quacks Me Up (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Need a fun look at the number seven? Enjoy [Quack and Count] from this seventh lesson from the unit, Sky High Counting. Students continue exploration of the day and night skies and add a page for the number 7 to their counting books.

• Shadow Chasing (Authored by Christina Keeler.)

Description: This activity is a fun way to introduce proportions and reinforce measuring in centimeters. The students compare themselves and their shadows to various objects big and small. They then use their data to set up proportions to solve.

• Shape City (Authored by Sherry McCullough.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students engage in review activities, identifying two- and three-dimensional shapes, and by describing similarities/differences and attributes. The teacher creates a model building. Then, students design and construct buildings to be added to a class Shape

• Shape It Up (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

Description: Students work together to gather communication skills; practice leadership, trust, and respect; and experience creativity in this indoor/outdoor activity.

• Shape Up Exercise (Authored by Barbara Estevez.)

Description: This activity allows students to use technology to demonstrate mastery of congruent and similar shapes. Students use software like MS Word 97 or higher with gridlines to draw the shapes and manipulate them for congruency and similarity.

• Shared Writing (Whole Group) (Authored by Jay Babcock.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Similar to Shared Writing (Small Group), this lesson is designed for the whole class. Students will compose an original text together and will participate in and see the thought process of other writers, including an expert - you!

• Sharing (Authored by Debbie Funkhouser.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson will give each child an opportunity to share something important to him and will encourage the development of good verbal communication skills.

• Sheep Adventures (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is an interesting lesson centered around the book and tape [Sheep in a Jeep]. Students have the opportunity to practice rhyming words in a fun and entertaining format.

• Shining Stars (Authored by Sue Donk.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity is a fun discovery lesson for students to learn more about their classmates. Students will use questioning techniques to learn about the weekly star classmate.

• Ship Ahoy! (Authored by Jill David et al.)

Description: Students develop a schedule of fitness activities to meet the needs of a diverse group of people with a wide range of ages, physical abilities, and fitness levels.

• Ship Shape (Authored by Barbara Brown.)

Description: Ship Shape allows students to experiment with, identify, and follow teacher-directed instruction toward understanding two-dimensional geometric shapes found within the environment.

• Shoeless Math (Authored by Sandy Blacher.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson is to introduce students how to sort and classify along with completing a T-chart.

• Shopping for Skills (Authored by Leslie Phillips.)

Description: The students will solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals using a grocery flyer from the newspaper. The students will select the appropriate operation to solve specific problems.

• Shopping Spree (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: In Shopping Spree, students use estimation skills as they race a thirty- minute time limit to spend no more than \$1,000 in a toy catalog.

• Show Me (Authored by Nancy Slack.)

Description: Create a game show atmosphere to heighten student interest in writing. Students use descriptive language (specific nouns, adjectives, and strong verbs) to be sure their message/image is clear.

• Show Me the Money, Inc. (Authored by Mary Borges.)

Description: Following a background study, small student groups create mock advertisement campaigns. Student products include written, oral, and visual presentations to convince the audience that their ad campaigns sell effectively.

• Show You Care (Authored by Carolyn Mannis.)

Description: Students construct a four-line poem to be used on the inside of a Valentine's Day card. They use a digital camera to show themselves to their "buddies" (local nursing home patients) who will receive the cards on Valentine's Day.

• Shuffle About (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

Description: Students must work together and practice communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity in order to complete this outdoor activity successfully.

• Sidewalks to Success in Middle School (Authored by Joan Jackson.)

Description: Students create a brochure that will be placed in the receiving area of the school to educate incoming students on how to succeed in middle school.

• Signs of Autumn (Authored by Cathie London.)

Description: This is a culminating activity on the study of photosynthesis, how chlorophyll is important to leaves, and why leaves change colors in the fall.

• Silly Nilly (Authored by Laura Childers.)

Description: Through teaching the short story elements, students develop their own creative stories with a life lesson and illustrate them by putting together pictures.

• Silly Sentences (Authored by Renee Benefield.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students have fun making sentences and then playing a silly game of switching the subjects and the predicates to create hilarious new sentences.

• Silly Symmetrical Names (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: Students participate in hands-on activities to introduce them to the concept of symmetry.

• Similar and Congruent Triangles (Authored by Mary Kay Bacallao.)

Description: Students create and classify different types of triangles using an online geo-board. They explore the concepts of similar and congruent as they discover how to draw similar and congruent triangles.

• Similar Similes (Authored by Janice Jowers.)

Description: This activity addresses the first part of the GLE LA.D.2.2.2.3.1. The students learn that similes are figures of speech that use the words -as- and -like- as visual terms. They use this knowledge to complete a worksheet where they write so

• Simile About Me (Authored by Cheryl Carasick.)

Description: Students identify and write similes in a fun and memorable way!

• Simple Bar Graphs Using Excel (Authored by Mary Kay Bacallao.)

Description: Students create surveys and generate data for a simple Excel bar graph using two variables.

• Simple Melody (Authored by Susan Dane.)

Description: Students write out the rhythm to a song using stick notation.

• Simple Seasonal Sentences (Authored by Jane Gutridge.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Seasonal pictures stimulate students to think of sentences using proper nouns including months of the year and the days of the week. Students practice writing simple sentences with capitalization and punctuation.

• Simple Sequencing (Authored by Sharon Ussery.)

Description: Students will be moving to the music to find their sequencing partners in this stand up version of musical chairs. Students will organize a series of three pictures and as a group write sentences that will describe their pictures.

• Simplifying Square Roots (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: The square root of a positive integer is in simplest form if the radicand has no perfect square factor other than one.

• Simply Speaking (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This language arts lesson is for Day 4 of the unit [Native Americans]. Students will review criteria of effective speaking and practice using speaking skills in center activities.

• Simply Symmetry (Authored by Fatima Ginoris.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity is an introduction to symmetry using a hands on approach.

• Sing a Song About the Continents (Authored by Jennifer Marshall.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Engage in a fun-filled song that entices children to learn the continents of the world.

• Sing As One (Authored by Tisa Craig.)

Description: Prepare students for district festival, all-state, competitions, or even singing the two-part songs performed in the World's Largest Concert by rehearsing with recorded music featuring their parts played alone, progressing to students singing their parts accapella and, finally, performing with other parts in an ensemble with piano accompaniment.

• Sing that Tune (Authored by 2301.)

• Subject(s): Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: A formative activity to encourage listening skills and matching tones. The students work toward singing a musical passage without accompaniment and maintaining the tonal center.

• Sinking in the Rain (or Drought) (Authored by Lisa Fenn.)

Description: The students learn ways that sinkholes are formed as well as the effects of sinkholes on humans and the natural environment.

• Six Insect Legs (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: What do you know about the sun moving in the sky? This sixth lesson from the unit, Sky High Counting, engages students’ interest as they learn about the sun’s apparent movement. Students continue their counting books adding a page for the number 6.

• Skateboard Renegade (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: What does skateboarding have to do with showing responsibility? Reading skills and strategies are taught while students use the novel, [Skateboard Renegade], to explore responsibility. A variety of simple machines is identified and their uses explored.

• Skin & Bones (Authored by Jill Taylor.)

• Subject(s): Music, Theater (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students act out the story and play instruments to accompany a spooky song.

• SkittleGraphs (Authored by Kathy Pajak.)

Description: The student will learn to make a bar graph.

• Skittles™ Count (Authored by Carole Mason.)

Description: Students will count Skittles™ then use the numbers to find the relationships among fractions, decimals, and percent.

• Skittles™ in the Middle (Authored by Peggy Christian.)

Description: Entice students using candy to determine a mean of a set of real world data.. Students work in small groups, using bags of Skittles™ to determine the mean of one color of Skittles™ found in each bag, in each group, and in the entire class.

• Skyfires, Rainbows, and Color Words (Authored by Liz West.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students listen to the story, SKYFIRE by Frank Asch. The students make their own -skyfires- and have the opportunity to apply their knowledge of color words.

• Slang Ain't the Thang! (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: By creating a visual image with words, the listeners are invited into the scene created by the speaker. Students look at a speaker's tools to learn how to use words and images to express a message.

• Slavery through the Ages (Authored by Chet Geering.)

Description: Students work in groups to define slavery in three different cultures. Students will be given information on slavery in Greek, Roman, and African cultures, and then after some discussion, they will be asked to answer questions on the topic.

• Sleep Central (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health, Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn about rest and sleep and how their habits may be healthy or unhealthy. Students make conclusions about how much sleep their bodies require by organizing information on a graph.

• Slicing Up Food Fractions (Authored by Elisabeth Coogle.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This quick and easy lesson allows students to learn about fractions by categorizing, cutting, and sorting food items.

• Slide into a Rhyme (Authored by Sheila Ryan.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Multimedia projects make learning fun for students. This lesson helps students practice phonetic analysis skills with onsets and rhymes. Groups of students create animations in PowerPoint to demonstrate combining beginning letters with rhyme patterns.

• Slithering into Revision (Authored by Leslie Dobbs.)

Description: Using Aesop’s short fable, “The Dove and the Snake,” students will learn the importance of sensory language and sentence structure in creative writing while practicing the steps and procedures to good writing.

• Slope-Intercept Form of a Linear Equation (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: This lesson discusses slope-intercept and standard forms of linear equations.

• Sloping and Intersecting a Linear Function (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: This lesson discusses graphing, slope, x-intercept and y-intercept.

• Slow and Steady Wins the Race (Authored by Alicia Floyd.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: “Slow and Steady Wins” the Race enables students to learn the characteristics of fables.

• Small and Tall (Authored by Sharon Hardy.)

• Subject(s): Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students demonstrate pitch direction by using movement and visual representation.

• Small Group Shared Writing (Authored by Jay Babcock.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Small cooperative groups will compose a text and have the process modeled for them as part of a weekly writing curriculum. Students can practice writing, hear your thoughts as an expert writer and have the support of others in their group.

• Smallest to Tallest - Where is the Middle? (Authored by T. Sundeen.)

Description: Learners find the mean, median, and mode for the height of the students in their class. Students use the data to determine the most appropriate measure of central tendency for the class.

• Smart Decision! (Authored by Elizabeth Russell.)

Description: The students, by using a “Decision Making Model”, will recognize, analyze and solve an environmental problem of public concern.

• Smells Like Christmas, Exploring the Nose (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this lesson, students learn that the sense of smell helps us to enjoy life and learn about unsafe conditions. Students will smell Christmas by making gingerbread ornaments.

• Smoking: The Real Cost (Authored by Carol Spice.)

Description: This is a great lesson to use anytime but especially during Red Ribbon Week or on National Smoke Out Day. Students calculate the cost of smoking over a period of time and construct graphs to display the data.

• Snack Time (Authored by Marilyn Daniels.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is a fun activity to introduce writing sequential information by composing a simple recipe.

• Snacks 'R Us (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students identify foods that make nutritious snacks. They will analyze snack foods to determine their fat content by completing an experiment.

• Sneaky Peeky Symmetry Book (Authored by Tracy McDaniel.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: There's no peeking into this book. Students will want to read and explore each other's books as they guess what could be behind the flap of their Sneaky Peeky Symmetry Book.

• Sneetches by Dr. Seuss (Authored by Jill Blonder.)

Description: This activity provides the students with the opportunity to use persuasive writing to influence others regarding prejudicial issues.

• So Many Cats! (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this lesson students learn to use manipulatives to model simple addition stories.

• So Why Did They Kill Him? (Authored by Jenny Collier.)

Description: In small groups, students research particular aspects of rule by various European absolute monarchs from the 1400's to the 1700's. Presentations are then given to the class based on the groups' findings. (NETS for Students: 5.1)

• So You Want to Be a TV Reporter! (Authored by Sue Orth.)

Description: Students gain information from an interview with each other in order to write a script for a video segment.

• So You Want to Drive an Automobile? (Authored by Diane Dodd.)

Description: Students use the Internet to define the types of automobile insurance they will need to purchase in order to legally drive in the State of Florida. They choose an automobile and find the cost of insurance to drive it.

• Sold! Ageless Water (Authored by Deloris Morris.)

Description: With the popularity of bottled water today, students create a magazine advertisement for the spring water, which causes a person to live forever, in the novel [Tuck Everlasting] by Natalie Babbitt.

• Solid, Liquid, or Gas? (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Using literature to introduce the states of matter, students identify physical characteristics and group objects for a picnic using the states of matter for each object.

• Solids Rule as Precipitates Form (Authored by Rosemary Wilson.)

Description: Students mix two solutions containing dissolved ions, one containing calcium and the other containing carbonate, which form the precipitate CaCO3. Stoichiometry can be employed to determine the actual yield and percent yield of the product.

• Solve Simple One-Step Linear Equation (Authored by Yunling Zhang.)

Description: Students learn how to solve one unknown number by using hands-on manipulatives after being introduced to the history of abstract mathematics through literature.

• Solving a Problem with the Scientific Method (Authored by Tracy Wade.)

Description: Students will use the scientific method to determine the similarity or difference in 2 liquids.

• Solving Absolute Value Equations (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: This lesson discusses absolute value and how it relates to equality.

• Solving Inequalities (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Student will solve and graph inequalities and absolute values.

• Solving Rational Equations (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: You can solve equations containing fractions by using the least common denominator of all the fractions in the equation. Multiplying each side of the equation by the common denominator eliminates the fractions.

• Solving Right Triangles Using Trigonometry (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: This lesson covers solving techniques using trigonometric ratios for right triangles.

• Solving Science Mysteries (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Using resource materials, small groups investigate a science-related mystery, then write and deliver a persuasive speech that supports the theory of the mystery.

• Solving Systems of Equations Algebraically (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Student will solve a system of equations algebraically.

• Solving Systems of Equations Graphically (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Students solve a system of equations by graphing.

• Something About Me (Authored by sherrie consolazio.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: A fun method for introducing the students to each other and to list poems.They will create, illustrate and present a list poem based on a word that describes them. After they are turned in the teacher can create a "Who's Who" poetry book.

• Something From Nothing (Authored by Carole Gooden.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students listen to the story [Joseph Had A Little Overcoat] to learn about people from another culture and how one item can be used to make other items. Students use scraps of fabric and other knickknacks to create something such as a picture or toy.

• Sondage: J’ai horreur des broccolis! A Survey of Food Preferences: I Hate Broccoli! (Authored by Susan Johansen.)

Description: This is a fun way for students to see if they are able to comprehend oral messages using learned food vocabulary in French. Students listen to each other to participate in a contrived conversation in French to determine preferences for known food items.

• Song Analysis (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students pretend that they have just landed a job with a local music magazine, and their first assignment is to write a short article in which they interpret the lyrics of a popular song.

• Sort It Out! Size It Up! (Authored by Ann Miller.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students sort a variety of objects by size and discuss the characteristics of these items. Students look at jars filled with the items and estimate the amount in each jar. Then they sort and order them from least to greatest amount in each jar.

• Sound Detective (Authored by Jane Seevers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students listen for a particular letter sound and decide whether it is at the beginning, middle or end of a word.

• Sounds Like Christmas, Exploring Hearing (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health, Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this lesson, students learn that the sense of hearing helps us learn from each other through communication. Also, students learn sound can produce patterns.

• Sounds You See, Hear, and Feel (Authored by Michele Dawn Manieri.)

• Subject(s): Music, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students explore and experiment making sound wave vibrations on various musical instruments and common objects. The will also compare/contrast, demonstrate, and describe actions that cause sound wave vibrations which can be seen, heard, and/or felt.

• Sources of Energy (Authored by Carol Houck.)

Description: Students research various methods for preparing food and analyze energy sources.

• Sources of the Cold War (Authored by Fred Willes.)

Description: Students make a time line from their notes and outlines of the causes of the Cold War.

• South America Layered (Authored by Sammie Nicholls.)

Description: Students produce an overlay map of South America to show the relationships between cities (population), landforms and economies.

• Southern Fried Sentences (Authored by Traci Damron.)

Description: You can’t deep-fry your students, but you can immerse them in the process of creating properly written sentences! Take a fun stab at extreme Southern dialects by having students read aloud and correct improper sentences. Get ready to laugh!

• Space: In Your Face or Not? (Authored by Patricia Douglass.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Do the planets in the solar system, the moon and Alpha Centuri exist if we cannot see them? In this lesson, the student is led to understand that it does not matter if we can see the planets in the solar system or not.

• Space: The Final Frontier (Authored by Cynthia Lott.)

Description: Students use electronic technology to find information on the solar system and then construct a graph to explain the information. They also demonstrate a solar or lunar eclipse by providing a written explanation with an illustration of the planet chosen.

• Speak a Little Clearer! (Authored by Michelle Barlow.)

Description: In this lesson the teacher models effective speaking strategies for students. The students prepare an oral presentation of a Fairy Tale or short story. The students demonstrate effective speaking strategies during their presentations.

• Speak No Evil (Authored by Patricia Harris.)

Description: What's up? Oh, yes, that's just the expression. If your students have no idea of what to say, this lesson will offer a fun way to explore all the possibilities in a world of communication!

• Speak Up (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This language arts lesson is for Day 2 of the unit [Native Americans]. Students will watch two fifth grade students role-playing an effective and an ineffective speaker. They will then brainstorm and discuss qualities of an effective speaker.

• Speaker Report (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

Description: Students report on the presentation of a guest speaker by taking notes on the presentation, creating a rough draft, and submitting a final copy for possible inclusion in a local newspaper.

• Speaking Geometrically (Authored by Marilyn Wallace.)

Description: This activity introduces students to, and reinforces, the vocabulary needed to identify the attributes of two and three-dimensional figures.

• Speeches to Introduce (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: Students create multimedia speeches of introduction which focus on women and Hispanics.

• Speed & Velocity with Straw Rockets (Authored by Lisa Nall.)

Description: What is speed? What is velocity? It what ways are they the same? In what ways are they different? How do you calculate them? In this lesson, students explore speed and velocity with Straw Rockets.

• Speeding by the Numbers (Authored by Ryan Stokes.)

Description: Students determine speed (velocity) by running/walking a given distance and dividing the distance by the time it took them to do so. This lesson involves measurement and number sense, concepts and operations, and can be easily modified into a science lesson.

• Spill the Beans (Authored by Colleen Habhab-Strickland.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Are you looking for an exciting, hands-on approach for your students to practice forming short vowel words? Try Spill the Beans. Students use an alphabet bean game to create short vowel, CVC words.

• Splash! (Authored by Lore Davis.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students use fish counters, fish stickers, numbers and symbols to solve joining (addition) problems.

• Sports for All (Authored by Brent Johns.)

Description: Students experience what it is like for students with special needs to participate in sports. They learn to make modifications for students with special needs.

• Spotted Stones Linked Just Right (Authored by Sissy Gandy.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn to play the game of dominoes using mental math skills to solve equations that will earn points. They become fast critical thinkers in determining which unknown addend will tally up points in their favor.

• Spring Doesn't Bug Me (Authored by Jeanne Barber-Morris.)

Description: Students make a LADYBUG art item using math vocabulary and measurements of circles. Previously written Haiku poems are affixed to the LADYBUG for a Spring display.

• Spring into Science (Authored by Suzanne Roberts.)

Description: Students become investigative scientists through observing, recording, and analyzing data collected from Wakulla Springs Video Web Camera.

• Square by Square (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)

Description: Students select a simple picture to enlarge, and transform.

• Square Circles (Authored by Carol Spice.)

Description: Show your students how a circle can be measured in square units and how diameter, radius, and circumference are related.

• Squares to Compare (Authored by Michael Marzano.)

Description: In this lesson the students learn how to draw and classify two and three dimensional figures (squares, triangles, rectangles.)

• St. Andrew Bay Story (Authored by summer zephyr.)

Description: Students produce a front page newspaper story about St. Andrew Bay (Fl) after completing a field trip to St. Andrew State Park (Fl) and viewing two videos about the bay system. They will use a word processing computer program to complete the assignment.

• Stained Glass Painting with Tempera Resist (Authored by Deborah Walther.)

Description: Students are introduced to the art of Louis Comfort Tiffany and produce a work of art inspired by Tiffany using tempera and ink, recognizing the characteristics of each medium and contrasting examples of paintings with Tiffany’s artworks.

• Star -Spangled Illustrations (Authored by Stacy Durham.)

Description: Students create a PowerPoint presentation to show their patriotism and express their thoughts on the meaning of The Star-Spangled Banner with this exciting and creative activity.

• Starlight, Star Bright (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this lesson, students learn about stars and make star pictures that are constellations. They take the information they have learned and write a simple report.

• Starry, Starry Night (Authored by Becky Peltonen.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this hands-on lesson, students make their own night sky (full of stars) that can be seen in the middle of the day!

• Start Your Engines: An Internet Research Lesson (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: This lesson offers informational how-tos for conducting research on the Internet. Three search engines are introduced and used to gather information to solve a specific problem. This lesson is to be used in a series of lessons on geometry. (NETS for S

• State of Matter (Authored by Carol Houck.)

Description: Students examine how atoms change from solid to liquid to gas.

• States of Water (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students identify the various states of water. Hypothesizing and hands-on experimenting on changing the states of water assists students in understanding the properties of water and the role of heating and cooling in the changes of state.

• Statistical Specimens (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)

Description: Students explore sampling techniques that are used to collect data. Students also practice finding mean, median, and mode of a set of data. Finally, students determine appropriate measures of central tendency for a situation.

• Statistically Lyrical (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

Description: Since all of the rhyming is through, now what are we to do? Describe, analyze, and generalize! Calculating measures of central tendency makes the activity even more alive. Stay tuned and you will see; the best to come is yet to be!

• Stem and Leaf Plots (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Students experience using the stem and leaf plot as a method of organizing statistical data. The greatest common place value of the data is used to form the stem. The next greatest common place value is used to form the leaves.

• Step into It with Goldilocks (Authored by Teri Sotherland.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Can you recall the story of [Goldilocks and the Three Bears]? Well, first graders can! Watch as first graders step into it with Goldilocks and her pals through sequencing.

• Stone Soup (Authored by Barbara Northcutt.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students count ingredients in Stone Soup and create a list of ingredients. Each child colors his or her own little book..

• Stop That Sentence (Authored by Susan Demaris.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn to stop their sentences with the correct punctuation marks. Students choose which punctuation mark is needed to write sentences in their journals.

• Stop, Drop, Goal (Authored by Prudence Mason.)

Description: Is tattling burning you up? Here’s a good lesson for teaching students to resolve conflicts quickly and independently in the classroom by connecting putting out fights to putting out fire.

• Story Mapping: The Hundred Dresses (Authored by Mary Coyle.)

Description: Note: This lesson is a follow up to lessons on story mapping and the book [The Hundred Dresses] by Eleanor Estes. Story Mapping is a creative tool for students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of a story. Within this assignment, studen

• Storybook Character Graph (Authored by Diane Reinstatler.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students will come to school dressed as their favorite storybook character. Each will draw a self-portrait, place the drawing on a graph, and interpret the graph with the class.

• String of Fish (Authored by Frieda Bates.)

Description: Pairs of students research a Florida fish to determine its length. They display this information on two index cards, which are cut to the shape of the head and the tail and attached to a string that they measure and cut to the correct length of the fish.

• Strong Verb Image Makers (Authored by Carol Swanick.)

Description: Strong verbs make strong writing. Students use description language to clarify ideas and create vivid images in an essay.

• Student’s Choice (Authored by Gema Perez.)

Description: What happens when we listen to a storybook? Students interact, answer questions, and extend the story plot.

• Studious Students (Authored by Alicia Floyd.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Studious Students enables students to learn basic story elements by writing a short story focusing on a descriptive adjective in the title.

• Study? You’ve Got to be Kidding! (Authored by Mary Borges.)

Description: The students cooperatively develop effective study aides for learning specific terminology required for any subject (language arts, economics, history, science, etc.) and review for tests using a familiar game in a whole-group setting.

• Studying Anchor Papers (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: How can students best learn something? By doing it! By scoring Florida Writes/F-CAT essay anchor papers, students are provided an opportunity to better their own essays.

• Subject and Verb Agreement: Using Literature (Authored by david gingold.)

Description: Given two excerpts from a classic literary novel, language arts students will identify and correct the discrepancies in subject and verb agreement.

• Subject Poetry (Authored by Julia Balukin.)

Description: Subject poetry allows students to write creatively using the letters of the subject they are writing about to begin each line. Students will experience presenting their work to the class as well as listening and responding to poetry.

• Subjunctive Rules (Authored by Joanna Lowe.)

Description: Students will create a list of rules, suggestions and recommendations in the target language on -How to be successful in class.- Students will appropriately use the present subjunctive forms of a variety of verbs.

• Substance Use and Its Effect on Behavior (Authored by James Buchannon.)

Description: This is a lesson to cause students to think about substance use and afford them an opportunity to use their resistence skills for avoiding potentially harmful situations.

• Subtraction and Addition Word Problems Made Easy (Authored by Joe Crawley.)

Description: This lesson helps to lay a foundation for solving addition and subtraction word problems. It will be the basis for future lessons on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The students will explore the reasons for adding or subtracting.

• Subtraction Relay (Authored by Mary Ann Taylor.)

Description: Students will subtract two-digit numbers and use addition to check their subtraction.

• Succeeding at Kite Day (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Succeeding At Kite Day is a learning invitation that encourages students to design a successful kite for flying at the annual spring, school-wide Kite Day.

• Sunbeam Dining (Authored by Pamela Mapoles.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: In this lesson, students read about animals to find at least two things animals eat. They play a food chain game and construct a food chain.

• Sunny Delight (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students are introduced to the scientific method to complete experiments on the sun and find out how heat from the sun has varying effects depending on the surface it strikes.

• Sunrise Sequencing (Authored by Jennifer Marshall.)

Description: By using sequencing from their everyday lives, students will gain experience in writing.

• Super Sellers (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students practice purposeful listening skills by listening to the novel, [Max Malone Makes a Million] written by Charlotte Herman. The book is read aloud to students as part of the “I Mean Business” economics unit.

• Superb Shapes and Fantastic Figures (Authored by Lizetta Payne.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity is a unique way for students to compare and contrast similar two- and three- dimensional shapes within cooperative groups.

• Superb Sonnets (Authored by Carla Lovett.)

Description: As an introduction to sonnets, students practice identifying the elements of both Petrarchan (Italian) and Shakespearean (English) sonnets and try their hand at writing their own original sonnets in one of these styles.

• Survey Savvy (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This is a math lesson for Days 4 and 5 of the unit [Wellness Wonders]. Students design appropriate questions for a survey, survey classmates, create a pictograph to represent the results, and explain the survey results.

• Survey Says (Multi-day Activity) (Authored by Elinor Mount-Simmons.)

Description: This is a fun conclusion to unit on graphs. Learners brainstorm and create surveys to disseminate to all homerooms. From this input, learners work cooperatively to create line, bar and picture graphs.

• Survey Says… (Authored by Bobby Uschold.)

Description: Students survey their classmates and use this data to create a bar graph.

• Survey Surfing (Authored by Sharon Ussery.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Let’s go surfing, Now! Students will love getting involved with surveys when you start surfing with this ocean theme. Students will have fun, and they will learn things about their classmates.

• Survival (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

Description: As a pre-reading activity for the novel [Lord of the Flies] by William Golding, students write a survival story.

• Survival of the Fittest (Authored by April Martin.)

Description: Do all creatures in the sea swim? Do all of them have sharp teeth? No! Students use information learned about animal habitats and how they survive to develop their own “never before seen” marine creatures.

• Surviving the Hatchet (Authored by Becky Miller.)

Description: The novel [Hatchet] is about survival after divorce and a plane crash. How would we survive if we had the same thing happen to us? Journals will keep track of students ideas.

• Survivor Suitcases (Authored by Alison Hannon.)

Description: Yikes! The class must prepare for a trip to a desert island. Students may only bring three things in their “Survivor Suitcases.” Students write to explain why they chose each item in order to “survive.”

• Survivor! (Authored by Renee Benefield.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students will answer the question of what is needed for basic survival of all living things. They will participate in group discussion and then create an individual project to display examples and non-examples of basic needs.

• Sweet Treats . . . Even or Odd? (Authored by Shannon Anderson.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This is a sweet way to motivate your students to learn about even and odd numbers! Using candy as manipulatives your students will divide a bag of candy with a partner. If each partner has the same amount then the number is even and if one is left over

• Symbolic Poem (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students write and share a symbolic poem about simple things that stand for deeper subjects.

• Symbols of Freedom (Authored by Franchesta Birgs.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The purpose of this lesson is for students to display a knowledge of historical facts regarding the American Flag as they use creative writing skills.

• Symmetry Collage (Authored by Diana Dome.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students investigate symmetry. They compose their own collages and bulletin board borders using the standards of symmetry. The use of children's literature, hands-on manipulatives, and the Internet will be incorporated.

• Symmetry in Nature (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)

Description: The students use a variety of observation and measurement techniques to identify lines of symmetry and also use graphing techniques to determine plots of ordered pairs.

• Symmetry Monsters (Authored by Julia Unger.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After a study of symmetrical shapes and designs, students will create their own “Symmetry Monsters.”

• Synonymous Sharks (Authored by Vicky Brioso.)

Description: This lesson focuses on developing and applying vocabulary knowledge as well as reciprocal reading strategies through the use of an article on sharks. Students use the Internet to access the passage.

• Systems Working Together (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: How do the systems of the human body work together to carry out the processes needed for life? Through various activities, students become aware of the interdependence of our body systems. Students also practice reading in the content area.

• Tackling Mean - Median and Mode (Authored by Jeffrey Townsend.)

Description: Get ready for some football! Wear a jersey of your favorite player or team and get ready to tackle mean, median, and mode. The students fill in stat sheets using the numbers on jerseys. This is a great kickoff for the Math Bowl!

• Take A Meal Worm To Lunch (Authored by Robert Brock.)

Description: Students use mealworms in a guided inquiry lesson to stimulate questions from observations and learn how to use scientific processes in designing experiments to answer those questions.

• Take a Plane or a Train (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Is there more to learn about transportation? Through this literature-based lesson, students review rhyming words, that different things move at different speeds, and vocabulary as they explore transportation.

• Take A Splash into the Gene Pool (Authored by Carolyn Garner.)

Description: This is the third lesson and fifth day of the Unit, What Makes Me Who I Am? Students further explore inherited characteristics by conducting a simulated experiment where they create a person using simple genetic coding.

• Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Authored by Gretchen Witherspoon.)

Description: This game can be used to practice solving real-world math problems of any type of particular operation. The game can be used to assess students' mastery of selecting the appropriate operation to solve specific problems.

• Take My Word for It (Authored by Vicky Nichols.)

Description: Students take a summative assessment, then begin researching and organizing information for an oral presentation on significant leaders in history.

• Take the Challenge (Authored by Kathy Kelly.)

Description: Students create a program that will improve their overall fitness levels. They keep daily records in personal journals of all exercise and physical activities, as well as their personal thoughts and reflections on their progress toward their goals.

• Taking Outer Space to Cyber Space (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: Students experience the joy of sharing their knowledge of the planets in our solar system by completing an expository writing and then publishing their writing on an Internet Web page. The Beacon Web authoring tool, SiteMaker will be used.

• Tallahassee or Bust (Authored by Shelley Mann.)

Description: Fourth or fifth grade students create a Power Point presentation to record their trip to Tallahassee.

• Tangram Discovery (Authored by Monica Stahley.)

Description: Tangrams are used to develop a child’s natural curiosity and the skills to be used in problem solving. These skills will encourage creativity and divergent thinking, while developing an understanding and enjoyment of math concepts and cultural awareness.

• Taste Test (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

Description: Students review writing compound sentences based on an experiment that allows them to create a -cola.-

• Tastes Like Christmas, Exploring Taste (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Taste helps us, among other things, to select and enjoy food. In this lesson, students learn about taste buds and the four familiar tastes.

• Teacher of the Year (Authored by Kenny McCay.)

Description: Each student selects a teacher who he or she feels should be named as Teacher of the Year. The student plans and drafts a paragraph to convince the class of his or her choice. After revising and editing, the student presents a clean copy of this paragraph

• Teacher, We Shrunk the Classroom (Authored by Amy Jansen.)

Description: The students will use the metric system or standard measurement to measure the perimeter of the classroom; area of the floor, walls, chalkboard, teacher desk, student desks, closets, etc. to create a scale model of the classroom.

• Tear into a Story (Authored by Kim Gann.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students retell a story using the correct sequence of events, identify characters and setting using pages from the story that have been torn out and laminated. This will be done after the children have heard the story 5 times.

• Tech Number Patterns (Authored by Kishia Aguilar.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students engage in interactive activities with the computer and other students to recognize patterns in even numbers.

• Technology in the Early 1800s (Authored by Francis Sicius.)

Description: Students view and analyze photos that depict early nineteenth century work technology from the on-line Smithsonian photo collection.

• Technology vs. Nontechnology (Authored by Carol Houck.)

Description: Students determine the range, mean, median and mode using a computer spreadsheet. An identical set of calculations is done without using a computer. The results of each method are compared. (NETS for Students: 5.2)

• Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This literature-based lesson plan is day 4 of the Unit Plan, Patterns, Patterns Everywhere. Students identify and use patterns in oral and written language, as well as in sounds, physical movements, and concrete objects.

• Television Schedule Time (Authored by KELLY SMITH.)

Description: Students use a television schedule from the newspaper to practice elapsed time to the hour and half hour.

• Tell a Tale (Authored by Linda Fasthoff.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students add a picture to the class story. Using the pictures as prompts, they retell the story in correct sequential order.

• Tell Me That You Love Me 5-7-5 (Authored by Dixie Wheelock.)

Description: In this lesson students compose Haiku poetry and visually enhance it with writing ink .

• Telling Tales (Authored by Lucille Andreu.)

Description: Students share personal versions of fairy tales from their memories with each other. They listen, analyze and paraphrase the tales’ differences and similarities in a Venn diagram while asking questions for clarification.

• Telling Time to the Hour (Authored by Tammy Hales.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn to tell time to the hour.

• Ten Fingers Ten Toes (Authored by Sandi King.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Can you count your fingers and toes? This tenth and final lesson from the unit, Sky High Counting concludes students’ exploration of the day and night sky. The final page is added to students’ counting books.

• Ten Pins (Authored by Kathy Pajak.)

Description: Students use computer-based and hands-on activities to discover and explore patterns of multiplication using multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000.

• Tennis, Anyone? (Authored by Jill David et al.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Physical Education, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
Description: Students develop various drills to enhance tennis skills. Students practice the drills and use self-assessment.

• Tension Over Slavery (Authored by Ariel Viera.)

Description: What caused the Civil War? The students will explore the events that caused tension between the North and South leading to the Civil War.

• Testing for Congruent Triangles (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Students test triangles for congruency.

• Testing Termites to Discover (Authored by Wendi Henderson.)

Description: Students utilize open inquiry and the scientific method to discover how termites respond to their environment.

• Tetrahedron Kites (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students learn about two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures by making a kite.

Description: Students use clay to create a slab vase with a surface design that emphasizes the elements shape and texture.

• Thanksgiving Bargain Shopping (Authored by Christine Corvin.)

• Subject(s): ESE - CL, ESE - SE (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
Description: Let’s talk turkey about Thanksgiving grocery shopping! Students work in groups to compare grocery store prices to shop for Thanksgiving dinner.

• That Rascal Pascal (Authored by Daphne Kallenborn.)

Description: Students use the concept of number patterns to complete a portion of Pascal’s Triangle as well as identify and describe the patterns represented.

• That Was Alpha Smart of You (Authored by Michelle Gowan.)

Description: Students utilize the Alpha Smart mini word processor units during a writing workshop to draft and edit a piece of writing.

• That's a Fact (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

Description: This language arts lesson is for Day 5 of the unit [Wellness Wonders]. Students use various media (newspapers, magazines, brochures, catalogs, etc.) to distinguish fact from opinion.

• That’s Not What I Meant to Say (Authored by Christine Davis.)

• Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students choose the “undesirable” word and replace it with its antonym.

• The Lunar and Terrestrial Tug of War (Authored by Cody James.)

Description: Students work in groups to locate, comprehend, interpret, and evaluate information about celestial bodies that influence ocean tides on Earth. Students apply this information through graphic representations.

• The 21st Century Lewis and Clark Trail (Authored by Terry Provancha.)

Description: Students enjoy learning about the Lewis and Clark Trail as they trace the path from the beginning to the end using modern technology. After studying the path, students create a better route through the Rocky Mountains using a topographical CD Rom.

• The 3 R's of Common Denominators (Language) (Authored by Michael Newton.)

Description: After solving various word problems that deal with common denominators, students practice writing the mathematical explanation they used to obtain the solution.

• The 3 R's of Common Denominators (Math) (Authored by Mitch Maddox.)

Description: Students are shown an alternative method of determining the lowest common denominator of two or more unequal denominators.

• The 3 R's of Common Denominators (Reading) (Authored by Kathleen Long.)

Description: The purpose of this lesson is for the teacher to introduce common math terms that are relevant to determining the common denominator for two or more fractions. This is a lead in to Math Part 2 of this lesson.

• The ABCs of Computers (Authored by Debra Giambo PhD.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: ESL students (beginners) identify and construct meaning from terminology utilized when learning how to operate a computer. Following written guidelines students learn basic computer skills, access the Internet, and use email.

• The ABCs of Healthy Foods (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health, Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students make an alphabet book of nutritional foods using the information they learned about nutrition and the value of different foods. Students also taste the foods represented by the letters they wrote about in their alphabet books.

• The Accident That Did Not Happen (Authored by Jeri Martin.)

Description: How safe are your science students' skills? In this lesson, students become familiar with the basic rules of laboratory safety and some of the laboratory equipment used in scientific discovery.

• The Acid Rain Test (Authored by Daric White.)

Description: This is a research project to increase students' abilities to conduct experiments, interpret data and discuss results in a scientific paper.

Description: TOAD by Ruth Brown is a great way to illustrate the proper use of adjectives in written language. Students make a class book utilizing a story pattern and knowledge gained through the book TOAD.

• The Allegorical Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Authored by Bruce DeKoff.)

Description: Students read the Richard Bach classic [Jonathan Livingston Seagull] and analyze the story to better understand the author's use of style and the allegorical literary form in this thought-provoking story.

• The Arthur Ashe Story (Authored by Edward Blackwell, Jr..)

Description: Students learn and share their information on Arthur Ashe. In the process, they use the Internet to find information about Arthur Ashe and to create a biography using chronological order. This lesson is appropriate for grades 4 through 6.

• The Assassin’s Hand (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: After reading Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, students research the assassination of another historical figure.

• The Average Atom - Isotopes (Authored by Jeri Martin.)

Description: When looking at a periodic table, students notice that atomic masses are decimal numbers. These masses are an average of all the isotopes of that element. Students investigate a model of isotopes by completing the Isotopes Model activity.

• The Balancing Act of the Fulcrum (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: If you have observed people on a seesaw, you may have noticed that the heavier person must sit closer to the fulcrum to balance the seesaw. This is an example of an inverse variation. A seesaw is a type of lever.

• The Beat Goes On (Authored by Diane Schmidt.)

Description: Students examine and collect data on the heart at work and rest.

• The Best Butter (Authored by Christine Davis.)

• Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students learn the importance of cooperating by working in cooperative groups. The groups are divided to show the many possiblities of how students work together.

• The Best Pet (Authored by Barbara Northcutt.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Award winning, blue ribbon pets are fun! Read [Pet Show]. Have your students pick the "Best of Show" animal.

• The Best Times of Our Lives (Authored by Christine Davis.)

• Subject(s): Health, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students combine their time skills with their understanding of the -I - Care- rules in a game format. They decide if the time card is a good time or a bad time and place the good times on a clock.

• The Bloom's Connection (Authored by Marshall Thomas.)

Description: Do you want students to better understand what they are reading? If so, try this lesson. Students will be engaged in a process of reading using Bloom's Taxonomy that will provide them with another tool to better understand whatever they are readi

• The Breakfast Busters Persuade Others (Authored by Scott Hebert.)

Description: Students will learn how advertisements are used to influence people in making decisions. They will have an opportunity to write a persuasive essay on their favorite breakfast cereal.

• The Building Blocks of Geometry (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: Students explore geometric building blocks in the real world in order to describe the characteristics and relationships of points, lines, line segments, rays, and planes. This is the first lesson plan in a series of lessons in geometry.

• The Calculus Whiz Who Loved Candy (Authored by Linda Knowles.)

Description: Students develop an equation for finding the volume of a commonly known piece of candy (M&M, Hershey’s Kiss, Tootsie Roll Pop, Life Saver, etc.) by using calculus.

• The Calculus Whiz Who Owned a Box Company (Authored by Linda Knowles.)

Description: Students develop an understanding of the relationship between volume and surface area. They then construct a box out of a piece of paper that maximizes volume using a table, by graphing and calculus techniques.

• The Case of the Missing Middle Term (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: You can use the difference of squares to factor binomials of the form “a" squared minus “b” squared.

• The Changing Map of Europe (Authored by Chet Geering.)

Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information and explain the differences on the map of Europe in 1914 and in 1936.

• The Christmas Tree, Just Where Did it Come From? (Authored by Shirley Godbold.)

Description: The Christmas tree is popular in most homes in the United States. We decorate our living and family rooms and outside in the yard, with trees. Just how did they become part of the American Christmas?

• The Color of Poetry (Authored by Julia Balukin.)

Description: This is a fun and creative method for introducing students to poetry. Students gain experience writing and presenting poetry as well as listening and responding to poetry.

• The Colors on My TV Screen (Authored by Jeri Martin.)

Description: Visible light contains all the colors of the rainbow. However, electronic screens (TV, computer) use only three of these colors to produce the colors that we see on them. Students investigate these colors by making and testing a color wheel.

• The Complexities of Reconstruction (Authored by Walter Gulley, Jr..)

Description: The students will be able to critically analyze the social, economic, and political impact of the Federalization of the South. The students will develop a PowerPoint presentation relative to the Post Civil War South.

• The Composer's Blueprint (Authored by Tisa Craig.)

Description: Students recognize AB and ABA form in music and distinguish between these two forms. Students also learn the meaning of tempo and how to perform accents in written music.

• The Cost of Art (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: Students experience difficult situations where they need to choose values. This lesson provides students with a role-playing opportunity to discover alternative ways of approaching these situations.

• The Cost of Life (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: An adult needs to budget expenses. At some point, one must choose a career and determine the expenses one can manage. This lesson affords students an opportunity to discuss and discover the conditions and characteristics of different career choices.

• The Counting Caterpillar (Authored by Ann Nichols.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students practice counting orally to 100 by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s by participating daily in -The Counting Caterpillar- number line.

• The Days of Jane Eyre's Life (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

Description: Students watch the video [Jane Eyre] by Charlotte Bronte and visually discover the elements of the novel.

• The Diary of Anne Frank (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

Description: Students read The Diary of Anne Frank and determine whether or not this book should be a classic based on criteria given.

• The Dot and Dashy Language (Authored by Raymond O'Neil.)

Description: This is a ROTC/Life Management Skills activity that acquaints students with an international form of communication. The students’ will develop a message using Morse code and then be able to communicate the message to other classmates using alternate meth

• The Energy Grab Game (Authored by Richard Angelini Sr..)

Description: Demonstrates the scarcity of energy resources. It allows the students to experience competition for natural resources and demonstrates the result of inadequate distribution of natural wealth among the Earth’s nations.

• The Eraser Game (Authored by Katherine Sparks.)

Description: This is a good first day of school icebreaker to begin the new year. At the conclusion of this activity, the students understand the necessity of rules and the consequences of not having rules.

• The Eyes, Nose, and Taste Write It (Authored by Susan Mercer.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students will use their senses of sight, smell, and taste to write descriptive and informative paragraphs about a chocolate Reese's Cup.

• The Fantastic Kindergarten Zoo (Authored by Patricia Mader.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After completing a unit on zoo animals, students will create their own zoo to share with other classes and parents.

• The Fence (Authored by Christine Davis.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The students become aware of the lasting effects that their words and actions have on people.

• The Fish Game (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students demonstrate the knowledge of addition and subtraction using edible manipulatives.

• The Food Chain (Authored by Renee Benefield.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students gain an amazing understanding of how from the smallest to the largest creature, most living things depend on other living things to survive, especially when it comes meeting the need for food.

• The Food Guide Pyramid (Authored by Christy Carpenter.)

Description: This lesson introduces the Food Guide Pyramid and Daily Guidelines for Americans and allows students to evaluate their current nutritional habits and to create a plan for developing healthy habits to last their lifetime.

• The Fun Polygon (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: Students use hands-on manipulatives to explore and describe the properties and attributes of the “fundamental” polygon: triangles. This is the fourth lesson in a series of five on geometry.

• The Gingerbread Journey (Authored by Jennifer Ryan.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This beginning-of-the-school-year activity, using the fairy tale character the Gingerbread Man, is an interactive way for students to become familiar with different people and buildings that will be a part of their everyday lives at school.

• The Gingerbread Man (Authored by Barbara Northcutt.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Run, run, as fast as you can. We learn about halves from the gingerbread man.

• The Golden Student (Authored by Kevin Holland.)

Description: This is an enrichment activity for the enhancement of the study of ratios and data collection. Students are introduced to the golden section in mathematics and use this ratio to determine if their bodies are -golden- through a group investigation.

• The Grass is Always Greener (Authored by Judy Marburger.)

Description: Students will use common grass to observe and experiment with cellular division.

• The Gravity of the Situation (Authored by Linda Knowles.)

Description: Students drop a ball and record its position using a CBL and a TI89 graphing calculator. The data collected will then be transferred to an EXCEL spreadsheet and a quadratic curve of best fit will be generated and compared to expected results.

• The Great Chile Challenge (Authored by Manuel Bustamante.)

Description: This lesson allows students to gather data, create a graph, and interpret information. Students improve vocabulary by practicing graph creation, negotiating ideas and meaning of the graphs created, and communicating those meanings.

• The Great Depression Group Activity (Authored by Jamie Berry.)

Description: Students work in groups filling in worksheets learning about and appreciating conditions during the Great Depression.They will be able to analize the difference in the cost of living today versus the Depression years.

• The Great Gas Race (Authored by Coleen Pemberton.)

Description: Students improve their understanding of Graham's Law by using properties of gases to evaluate the rate of effusion of two compounds as they vaporize.

• The Great Scientific Debate (Authored by Rachel Poore.)

Description: Using information and analytical skills students learn about scientific issues that affect the public by debating their classmates. Students also write brief essays that will show they have learned how to express their reasons for their pros and cons of a

• The Great War? (Authored by Delia Chacon.)

Description: The Great War. It was supposed to be the war to end all wars, and the only things that ended were idealism and innocence. Groups create graphic organizers and a timeline illustrating their observations which they will present to classmates.

• The Guise of a Graph Gumshoe (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)

Description: Students practice constructing bar, circle, and box-and-whisker graphs. Students also practice reading and interpreting data displays and explore how different displays of data can lead to different interpretations.

• The History of Paper Money (Authored by Wilma Horton.)

Description: Exploring the history of paper money helps students gain a new appreciation of this taken-for-granted aspect of their lives. Imagine using something that has a history of over 1300 years!

• The History of the Pencil (Authored by Wilma Horton.)

Description: Through an Internet investigation, students gain knowledge about the history of an important tool used in school and complete a concept map and an essay.

• The House of Burgesses (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: The students will role-play a session of the House of Burgesses from colonial times to demonstrate how laws affect different people in different ways.

• The House that Dies Drear Built (Authored by Janice Wilkins.)

Description: Virginia Hamilton is a master of descriptive language. Create a descriptive paragraph describing the landscape around your house.

• The Human Body, Incorporated (Authored by Linda Kitner.)

Description: Joe is the CEO of the Human Body, Incorporated. He is downsizing. The students research each body system and write a letter to Joe persuading him to keep specific body parts as employees.

• The Human Jigsaw (Authored by Carla Lovett.)

Description: Using Thomas Paine’s "The Crisis, No. 1" from [The American Crisis], students form a human jigsaw as they find the main idea, supporting details, persuasive arguments, imagery, and emotional appeals. Prior experience with the elements listed is a

• The Ice Cream Shop (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: The Ice Cream Shop gives students an opportunity to design products, calculate appropriate selling prices, and calculate the costs, income, and profits generated from an ice cream business.

• The Importance of Observation (Authored by Kelly Justice.)

• Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble! Students demonstrate knowledge of the importance of observation to the learning process by conducting careful observation and recording their findings as a journal entry.

• The Important Thing (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health, Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Student-made time capsules end the All About Me unit by showcasing important things about individuals in class.

• The Incredible Edible Rocks (Authored by Cathie London.)

Description: As a culminating activity to the study of rocks, students observe three different goodies and compare them to the three different types of rocks, noting the similarities and differences.

• The Incredible Flexible Line (Authored by Lynne Locke.)

Description: Swirly, curly, or straight as an arrow, lines can be whatever you want them to be. Students discover the excitement of working with one of design's most flexible elements, the line.

• The Indian Way of Life (Authored by Harold Towne.)

Description: Why did the Sioux Indians live in tents covered with animal skins, the Cherokee live in wooden homes, and the Navajo live in mud houses? This activity is a way for students to investigate why several Indian tribes developed different ways of life base

• The Industrial Revolution Meets the Press (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

Description: This is lesson three in the unit, Industrial Tool Time. After categorizing the effects of the Industrial Revolution into positive and negative categories, students appear on Meet the Press to discuss effects and propose solutions to the negative effects.

• The Inside Story (Authored by Dawn Capes.)

Description: When is a door not a door? When it’s symbolic of something else! Students study the usage of symbolism in poetry and examine how symbolism can be used to explain their own lives and emotions.

• The Inside Story of Muscles, Bones and Exercise (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn the role of physical activity in helping muscles and bones grow strong and stay healthy.

• The Joke Is on You (Authored by Barbara Finn.)

Description: The student uses prereading strategies to prepare and be able to understand Poe's short story, “The Cask of Amontillado.”

• The Land and the Water (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students compare and contrast the tragic event that occurs in a work of fiction to a real-life tragic experience that occurs in a work of non-fiction.

• The Language of Shakespeare (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: In small groups, students write and dramatize a scene using Elizabethan language.

• The Large and Small of It (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

Description: It is hard to envision the distance to the Moon without thinking about a very large number. Yet, a lunar dust particle is so small, several fit on the tip of a pinhead! Students explore the extreme solving problems related to the Apollo space missions.

• The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Authored by Julia Unger.)

• Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: What made Martin Luther King Jr. an American hero? What events in his life contributed to his importance to our country? Students refine their knowledge of MLK’s life through the creation of classroom timelines and oral presentations.

• The Link With TV and Vegetables (Authored by Wilma Horton.)

Description: Through a research journey students will appreciate the fact that Philo Farnsworth, a fourteen year old farm boy in 1921, thought up the idea of television and by the time he was in a high school physics class he drew his concept.

• The Lost Flyer (Authored by Dena Blanchard.)

Description: Students create a notice of a lost pet flyer in Microsoft Word using a border, exaggerated fonts, colors and clip art. They practice creating, revising, and retrieving information.

• The Luxor Hotel Contract (Authored by Wanda Martin.)

Description: Given square feet of the base, volume, and the volume formula, students will determine slant height the Luxor Hotel so that they can find surface area. Then they will create a model to scale, including the mirrored glass, which is on each triangular face

• The Magic in Writing (Authored by Tim Chestnut.)

Description: The students understand the structure of the short story, apply literary terms to the components, and explain how the author used the structure to convey tone and to reveal a theme.

• The Making of an Organ (Authored by Sandi King.)

Description: How do cells make up our organs? Using a science reading, the study skills of outlining, note writing, and using a graphic organizer are taught. Students make a model of a tongue showing cells, tissues and the organ.

• The Many Phases of the Moon (Authored by Elizabeth Elliott.)

Description: This lesson expands students' knowledge of the phases of the moon. Using a daily newspaper from the Internet, students develop an understanding of the phases of the moon in relation to the calendar days. ESOL strategies are incorporated to assist with

• The Math Poet (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

Description: Are you a math poet? Make math problems unique and interesting! Engage students in an active setting solving problems relating to real-world experiences incorporating rhythmic lines. A catchy line might save you time when solving a real-life problem!

• The Mathematical Fingerprint of Our Solar System (Authored by Richard Angelini Sr..)

Description: An integration of science and math in the study of the locations of all planets in our solar system. Students learn the beautiful mathematical model unique to our solar system. A minimal knowledge of mathmatics is necessary.

• The Matrix (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This lesson is for Day 8 of the unit [Native Americans]. Students will read the class matrix and review by making comparisons of Native American culture groups from different regions and times to determine ways they were alike and different.

• The Meaning of the Mean (Authored by MAdele Carson.)

Description: Students use candy to learn about mean, median, mode, and range.

• The Mind Map (Authored by Debra Rogers.)

Description: This activity is designed to introduce students to geographic thinking by creating mental maps from their residences to school and then recreating their maps on paper showing, direction, symbols, location and distance.

• The Multimedia Heart (Authored by Carol Rine.)

Description: Working in groups, students research the different aspects of the human heart. Groups work through steps to create a multimedia slide presentation. The presentation must follow preset criteria.

• The Musher's Trail (Authored by Sissy Gandy.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: Students learn about and follow the Iditarod race that begins in March. They research data and select a musher to trail in the race. Then they write daily in a journal about events that happen on the trail, including pictures from the Website.

• The Mysteries of Twins (Authored by Melinda Dukes.)

Description: How can twins help us uncover important information about hereditary? Students are taught how to read science content through the modeling of proper summarization techniques using the article, "Mysteries of Twins." Then, they practice the same reading techniques using another section of the same article.

• The Mystery of the Accelerating Race Car (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: Acceleration is the rate at which speed is changing with respect to time. Students learn how to compute acceleration (a) by dividing the change in speed by the time (t) needed to make the change.

• The Mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke (Authored by Kathy Corder.)

Description: Students learn how to evaluate a primary source and use it to interpret John White's diary entry regarding the Lost Colony of Roanoke.

• The Naming of a Native American (Authored by Denise Scott.)

• Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: After listening to and discussing many Native American legends, the students brainstorm a list of other possible Native American names. The teacher writes these on the board and gives positive reinforcement.

• The Nature of Haiku Poetry (Authored by Jody Robinson.)

Description: Haiku poetry is an excellent way for students to focus on the use of language to describe observations of nature. Students write in the standard Haiku form while practicing the use of simile, alliteration, metaphor, and analogy to describe nature.

• The Net Force and Rube Goldberg (Authored by Julie Brown.)

Description: Roll, drop, slide, twist, and turn your middle school students' attention by exploring net force while creatively building Rube Goldberg contraptions.

• The Nuts and Bolts of a Mathematical Expression (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

Description: When an expression contains more than one operation, you can get different answers depending on the order in which you solve the expression. Mathematicians have agreed on a certain order for evaluating expressions, so we all arrive at the same answers.

• The Only Person Superstitious Is Huck Finn (Authored by Laura Childers.)

Description: Students interview people from three different age groups about superstition including what they believe and why they believe it. This may correspond with reading the beginning of HUCK FINN.

• The Oreo Express (Authored by William Beard.)

Description: The Travel Channel will have nothing on you when you travel the Oreo Express! This lesson explores probability in the simplest form. Just think! Oreos and math, nothing could be finer than probability in the middle.

• The Origins of Heraldry (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

Description: Students design shields for personal coats of arms which depict themselves and then explain their shields to the class in an informal presentation.

• The Parkingtons Are Coming (Authored by Glenn Rutland.)

Description: You have been chosen to take in a family of aliens from the planet Pluto. Your job is to decide what important things they need to know before they come. You can send 10 pages from the Almanac. Which 10 pages do you think will help them the most?

• The Peace Table (Authored by Martha Cordell.)

• Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: The Peace Table engages first-grade students in a healthy way to talk about and handle feelings.

• The Plane! The Plane! (Authored by Kristy Rousseau.)

Description: Students draw, describe, and classify polygons built from points, lines, line segments, and rays within a two-dimensional plane. This lesson plan is the third in a series of five on geometry.

• The Plastic Bag Greenhouse (Authored by Elizabeth Elliott.)

Description: Students observe, record, and describe how roots, stems, and leaves grow.

• The Politics of Big Business (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

Description: Simulating a congressional debate, students discover the issues involving monopolies and big business during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.

• The Portable Niche (Authored by Louise Kent.)

Description: Students capture an ecosystem in empty film cans placed inside the bottoms of a two-liter bottles. Each created niche is then used to observe distinctive biotic samples.

• The Power of 1: Individual Assessment of ANTHEM (Authored by Kara Davis.)

Description: Individuality is the major theme of Rand’s novel [Anthem]. This lesson extends that idea to the classroom by offering unique summative assessments using Multiple Intelligences theory instead of a standard multiple-choice test.

• The President's Role and Succession (Authored by Clark Youngblood.)

Description: This lesson shows the role the President of the United States plays in American government and the order of succession of cabinet members.

• The Price Is Right (Language Arts) (Authored by Amelia McCurdy.)

Description: Students use the unit price to compare which local grocery store has the best prices.

• The Price is Right (Math) (Authored by Kelly Allen.)

Description: The students design written advertisements using cut out items from catalogs or newspapers in order to persuade consumers.

• The Price is Right, So Let's Make Change (Authored by Denise Simonson.)

Description: Students estimate, calculate, and count back the amount of change needed from purchases made during small group activities. This lesson can be used to extend the lesson, -Is the Price Right?- available from the Beacon Learning Center.

• The Price of War (Authored by Lisa Whildin.)

Description: Students identify and compare significant facts of Civil War battles. (NETS for Students: 5.1 and 5.2.)

• The Problem with Prejudice (Authored by Zerelda Hammer.)

Description: Students will read/discuss -The Hangman- by Maurice Ogden and answer questions about the poem. Students will list things they can do to combat prejudice using each of the letters in the word and create a small poster with a slogan against prejudic

• The Proof Is in the Picture (Authored by Sandra Pickard.)

Description: Students photograph items that are geometrical figures.They use measurements of item to write a formal or informal proof to prove the item is what they say it is.The proofs are exhanged with other groups; the students must match the proof to the photo.

• The Race to Dominate the Known World (Authored by Daniel Markarian.)

Description: Students will be able to describe the cause/effect relationship of a European country’s need for resources, exploration, colonization, and settlement of different regions of the world beginning in the 14th century.

• The Real Me! (Authored by Scott Reeve.)

Description: Students examine and understand who they are and communicate that person to the viewer through the use of the visual arts.

• The Real Problem of the Week (Authored by Christy Clanton.)

Description: Problem of the Week engages students in an integrated, ongoing awareness of the current events affecting our daily lives as reported in our local newspaper while working mathematical word problems.

• The Rest of the Story (Authored by Farica King.)

Description: Using a short story as a writing prompt, students use background knowledge to predict ideas, give rationale for predictions, and confirm predictions as the story progresses. Students also complete a cooperative group writing assignment.

• The Rhythm of My Heart (Authored by Dena Reid.)

• Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Description: This activity is a fun way to incorporate music as students learn to describe pattern rules.

• The Rock Cycle Graphically Organized (Authored by Lois Walsh.)

Description: Science students use the prereading strategy of discussion and then use a graphic organizer to help guide reading on the topic of the rock cycle.

• The Roman Calendar: The Fabric of Our Time (Authored by Pierce Taylor.)

Description: We look at a calendar every day, but most of us do not appreciate the origins of our calendar. Students will learn about the Roman origins and the evolution of our calendar.

• The S.S.Tarpon (Authored by Christy Clanton.)