Beacon Lesson Plan Library

   Lesson Plans - Learner Level 1


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. Composition with instruments is also involved.

  • 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 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 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 February.

  • 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 second letter.

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 correct or incorrect. The index cards were created in a Word Document file.

  • 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.

  • 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 to count and add. How do we add numbers? How do we know when we’re supposed to add? Students will be able to add and to recognize the symbol of operation. Note: This activity consists of using manipulatives for addition only.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 will use their quilt square as the means of communicating what they have learned through a graphic display.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 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 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].

  • 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.

  • 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 western theme songs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 record temperatures on Celsius thermometers through hands-on activities and games.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 observed by a classroom experiment where “clouds” are produced using hot water and ice. Students do a group activity where they draw their special cloud formations and make a class graph.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Creative Cats (Authored by Lore Davis.)

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 lesson in the unit, Common Cents).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 a vocal solo.

  • 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]?

  • 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.

  • Folded Fractions (Authored by Liz West.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students use various geometric shapes to represent fractional parts.

  • 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.

  • Fraction Feast! (Authored by Anne Roundtree.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson introduces the concept of fractions to kindergarten students.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 geoboards.

  • 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 well as for quality speaking traits.

  • 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-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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 interview these people and complete an activity based on the information they have obtained.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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-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.

  • 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? (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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 letters to Santa.

  • 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 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.

  • 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. .

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 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 students who are experiencing difficulty and monitor accordingly.

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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'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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 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.

  • 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 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 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].

  • 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?] by Bill Martin, Jr.!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Ensalada (The Salad) (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

  • 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 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.

  • Ladybug Addition (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

  • 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.

  • Las Caras (The Faces) (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students learn about facial expressions by creating masks and talking about masks (in target language).

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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'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 calendar. As a final activity they create their own mini-calendars and illustrate three to five holidays on them.

  • Let's Get Cooking (Authored by Leslie Gortemoller.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Get ready for your students to learn more about their classmates' cultures. Your students will share their cultures through food tastings and presentations.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 record their findings.

  • 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 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.

  • Media Literacy (Authored by Leslie Gortemoller.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Media literacy is an important skill in reading different types of advertisements. Help your students learn how to read magazine ads and know what they are really saying.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mind Your Business (Authored by Sissy Gandy.)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 problems.

  • 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.”

  • 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 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 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 red and the last name is written in blue. The skills accomplished in this lesson are being able to identify their name and the correct spelling of same, following three-step oral directions, and listening skills.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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-.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 section.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 colored kiss.

  • 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.

  • 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 identify the pattern of the rain cycle and to sequence the events in order.

  • 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.

  • 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].

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Rounding (Authored by Jennifer Catlett.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students round to estimate greater sums.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 City. Summative assessment should begin today and will probably take two days to complete. See Summative Assessment (see Extensions) for procedures and materials.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 then the number is odd.

  • 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 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Seminoles (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson is for Day 12 of the unit [Native Americans]. The students will work in centers to learn about the physical surroundings and climate of the Southeast Woodlands region and how they affected the lives of the Seminoles.

  • The Sky Jeopardy (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students play the Sky Jeopardy game to reinforce concepts learned about sun, moon, day and night and sky. Then as a reward, they nibble on round crackers to show the different phases of the moon.

  • The Sorcerer and You (Authored by Sharon Hardy.)

  • Subject(s): Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students will become familiar with The Sorcerer's Apprentice and the tone poem written by Paul Dukas. They will identify instruments (bassoon) and understand how music can communicate ideas suggesting events, feelings, and moods.

  • The Ten Little Indians Count (Authored by Patricia Hope.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Did you ever have fun blowing feathers in the air? This activity is a fun, hands-on activity that uses a Thanksgiving theme to incorporate one-to-one counting to 10.

  • The Water Cycle (Authored by Melanie Henderson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students name the three steps of the water cycle and define the terms evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.

  • The Wonderful World of Colors (Authored by Tina Thaggard.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: The object of this lesson is to teach children to recognize 9 basic colors (red, orange, green, blue, yellow, purple, white, black, and brown) Learning this skill will help children make connections to real life objects.

  • Three Bears and Three Goats in the Morning Sun (Authored by Sandi King.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Is the sun always in the same place in the sky? This third 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 3.

  • Tic-Tac-Place Value (Authored by Mary Ann Taylor.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students write, read, and identify three-digit numbers.

  • Time Travelers (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This is an interesting lesson on telling time to the hour that encourages class participation.

  • Time, Time, Go Away, Please Come Back Another Day (Authored by Kate Theodore.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Is it time yet? Through the use of clocks, the children will learn to understand and tell time using analog and digital time.

  • To Tell or Not to Tell (Authored by Christine Davis.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: By filling out an application, students receive a license to tattle. When completing the application, the student will identify the problem, decide if he or she can solve it on his or her own, and write three nice things about the person that he or she wants to tattle on.

  • Train Talk (Authored by Pat Commander.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students learn to retell specific information. They will listen and interpret train whistle signals and work cooperatively to play the game “I’m Going on a Train Trip."

  • Trash It (Authored by Christine Davis.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students learn to throw away their mean thoughts instead of saying them to the person with whom they are upset.

  • Tree of Compliments (Authored by Jennifer Marshall.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Build your students' self-esteem along with their writing skills in this fun activity.

  • Triangle Town (Authored by Elisabeth Coogle.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students create a fact family town to develop the understanding of numbers related in fact families. Students learn each family has a big number and two baby numbers. They then make triangle shaped houses for their facts.

  • Twenty Is Too Many (Authored by Jay Babcock.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students evaluate and write expressions using subtraction of the number one.

  • Twix-n-Tween (Authored by Regena McLaney.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Get caught “Twix and Tween”! Students use Twix candy bars to make direct comparisons, sort and order candy pieces by length.

  • Two Owl Eyes (Authored by Sandi King.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: What can be seen in the night sky? This second lesson of the unit, Sky High Counting, teaches students to count to ten, make predictions, and recognize the day and night sky. Students continue their counting books adding a page for the number 2.

  • Ugly Bug/Snuggly Bug (Authored by Regena McLaney.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students demonstrate an understanding of rhyming words by creating “buggy” pictures and a sentence containing rhyming words. (If the student does not yet use phonetic spelling, dictation may be recorded.)

  • Understanding Rotation (Authored by Dunia Fajardo.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson helps students develop a better understanding of the rotation of the earth through a hands-on experiment.

  • Underwater Descriptive Detectives (Authored by Sharon Ussery.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Everyone loves to have spice in their lives. Why not add spice to your writing! Come and join us on an underwater adventure with Danny the Underwater Descriptive Detective. By the end of our adventure, you will be one of Danny’s junior detectives.

  • Une Salle de Classe Ideale (Authored by Nancy Podrez.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This activity gives students a chance to actively learn classroom objects in the French language using TPR strategies. Although it was created for the French class, it can be adapted to most languages.

  • United States All the Way (Authored by Renee Benefield.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students will love to learn about their country’s patriotic symbols and will have a book that will show their pride at the conclusion of the lesson.

  • University Sort! (Authored by Lore Davis.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This is a small group activity in which students sort and classify Gator and Seminole pasta by a variety of characteristics.

  • Up in the Sky (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: In this lesson, students brainstorm what is in the day and night sky, as well as discover interesting facts about the sun.

  • Upside Down and All Around (Authored by Sissy Gandy.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: After learning about a line of symmetry, the student demonstrates slides, flips, and turns with an object. Students provide a written explanation of changes they observe in pictures.

  • Valentine Hearts (Authored by Randy Bowne.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: In this lesson students group Valentine candy hearts, then create individual graphs.

  • Wash Day with Numbers (Authored by Linda Johns.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students show the real-life skill of hanging up wash with clothespins, after enjoying a book that sets the stage. Students then match and sequence numerals by 10's.(If successful, move on to same skill but by 5's.)

  • Washington and the Quarter (Authored by Sandi King.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Why is George Washington called the Father of our Country? Learn about the life of this president, his monument, and tributes to him through stories and poems. Students also learn the attributes of a quarter.

  • We're Alike, We're Different! (Authored by Lore Davis.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This is a small group activity in which students compare a variety of people counters to determine how they're alike and different and then sort, classify and write about how they sort and classify people counters.

  • We're Counting at the Zoo! (Authored by Lore Davis.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students use sets of concrete materials to represent, count and match quantities to 10 or more given in verbal or written form while participating in hands-on activities.

  • Weather Watchers (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students observe change in daily weather conditions and recognize the consistency of weather patterns by completing a five-day observation sheet and science journal entry.

  • Weather Graphs (Authored by Melanie Henderson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students will use their knowledge of weather symbols to organize and construct a graph of the daily weather for one month. Also, each child will have a chance to give the daily weather report using Sammy's Science House Computer Software.

  • Weather Wonderland (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This is the fourth lesson on weather in a unit called Weather Trackers. This lesson primarily deals with types of tools that scientists use to study weather. Students have the opportunitity to do a fun cooperative learning activity that will review other skills such as pictorial graphing.

  • Weather Wonders (Authored by Jennifer Slichter.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson is the eighth lesson in the Unit Weather Trackers. This lesson will serve as a review for the unit's summative assessment. Students review weather concepts through interactive games, role-play and experiments

  • Weighted Eggs (Authored by Diane Reinstatler.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students arrange 5 plastic eggs (with objects of different weights inside) in order from lightest to heaviest.

  • What a Shape! (Authored by Dian Hooper.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This interactive, cooperative, culminating activity is designed to apply a second grade student’s knowledge of mathematical descriptor terms about 2 and 3 dimensional shapes to describing attributes of 2 and 3 dimensional real world items.

  • What Counts? (Authored by Helen Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This book building activity is a fun way to reinforce counting from 1-10. Students count and write numbers up to 10.

  • What Difference Do Good and Bad Make? (Authored by Patricia Wahlberg.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson assists students with determining what are good and bad citizenship behaviors. It explores how these behaviors can and do affect society.

  • What Do We Need for Our Picnic? (Authored by Sandi King.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson uses literature to stimulate the students' prior knowledge of items that would be taken on a picnic. These items are then grouped according to their physical properties.

  • What Does It Take? (Authored by Lillian Romans.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: After playing a game called, What Does It Take? the students will be involved in cooperative groups (or learning stations) to explore and investigate attributes of circles, squares, triangles and rectangles.

  • What Makes a Pig Squeal? (Authored by Chris Carey.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This activity is a fun way to generate small or large group conversation among groups of students and the teacher. Many children live in urban and suburban settings and do not have opportunities to learn about pigs and their hooves.

  • What State Is It? (Authored by Sandi King.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: After reviewing the states of matter and reading [Bartholomew and the Oobleck], students create some oobleck and then use the descriptions of the states of matter to categorize the oobleck.

  • What You See is What You Read (Authored by Renee Benefield.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: A picture is worth a thousand words! Looking at a bookcover, students make predictions about a story. They draw their predictions then listen to the story. The students compare predictions and past experiences after the lesson.

  • What's in a Name? (Elementary School) (Authored by Jane Seevers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: After the shared reading of CHRYSANTHEMUM by Kevin Henkes, the children will have fun learning concepts about reading and using their names!

  • What's Inside My Memory Bag? (Authored by Sue Donk.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This is a great way to discover a special memory about each student. Children bring one special memento to class and write sentences and illustrate a picture that relates to a main topic about the memento.

  • What's Next? (Authored by Dalys Avila.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: After listening to a story read together, students will demonstrate their understanding of sequence by retelling the story.

  • What's on Your Plate? (Authored by Wendy Wood.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students create mock dinner plates. On these plates, they include magazine cutouts of foods from each of the groups in the food guide pyramid.

  • What's the Matter? (Authored by Renee Benefield.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students become scientists when they are actively involved in this lesson that teaches students to observe the differences between solids, liquids and gases. They will be amazed at the objects they come up with to sort in this engaging lesson.

  • What's the Texture (Authored by Lore Davis.)

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

  • What's Your Adaptation? (Authored by Brandi Gadson.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students gather information about the physical traits an animal has which help it survive in its environment. Using collected data, students draw illustrations with adaptation features labeled.

  • What's Your Temperature? (Authored by Leslie Gortemoller.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: When students lose their temper, they have trouble calming down. This lesson offers two ways to teach them how to keep from getting “boiling mad.”

  • Whatever Floats Your Boat (Authored by Sissy Gandy.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: The students make boats by folding paper. They identify and draw shapes made during the creating process and place lines of symmetry on them.

  • When I Grow Up (Authored by Deirdre Byrne.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: What a way for children to share what they want to be when they grow up. The students listen to a story and then create a self-portrait of themselves now, and what they will be like in the future. Then they share their ideas with the rest of the class.

  • Where Do I Belong? (Authored by Sissy Gandy.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students locate three-digit numbers on a number line and explain their placement in this hands-on activity based on their knowledge of numbers and place value.

  • Where Do We Begin? (Authored by Renee Benefield.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students learn that writing and reading have to be in a certain order to make sense. This lesson will show students that in a no nonsense way!

  • Where Have All the Plants and Animals Gone? (Authored by Sharon Ussery.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Have you ever wanted to add a little excitement to your classroom lesson plans? Here is your chance. Where Have All the Plants and Animals Gone? is a 13 day lesson plan that teaches the students about habitats through the Internet and PowerPoint.

  • Where in the World am I Headed? (Authored by Michael Ryan.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson introduces the horizon, cardinal points and intermediate directions using magnetic compasses. Once mastered, students move to all eight compass point directions when prompted.

  • Where Is Japan? How Far Is That? (Authored by Sandi King.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students use literature and hands-on activities with maps and globes to understand distances and tools used to measure distance.

  • Where Is Japan? How Are We Alike and Different? (Authored by Sandi King.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students use literature, maps, and globes to understand how physical environments in various parts of the world are similar to and different from one's own, and that certain areas have common characteristics and can be called regions.

  • Where Is Japan? What Direction Is It? (Authored by Sandi King.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students use literature and manipulatives to understand that maps and globes represent real places, the cardinal directions, and the hemispheres. Selected countries will be located on a map and globe. This lesson plan is for three days of instruction.

  • Where the Wild Things Live (Authored by Ronja Ashworth.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: In groups of 4-5, students will use literature to research a particular habitat. Each group will then create a collage portraying their habitat.

  • Where, Oh Where (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson is for Day 3 of the unit [Native Americans]. It focuses on using informational texts to locate different Native American culture group regions.

  • Which Number Does Elmo the Alligator Eat? (Authored by Deborah Ford.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: The students hear a story about Elmo the Alligator who loves to eat big numbers. Each student gets a drawing paper and a newspaper flier. They cut out numbers, compare two of them and identify which is more than, less than, or equal to the other.

  • Which One is Forte and Which One is Piano? (Authored by Anissa Sanz.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language, Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: In order to know if your students know the difference between forte (loud) and piano (soft), this is a good assessment lesson to do. The students have fun and are tested on what they have learned at the same time.

  • Who Am I? (Intermediate Grades) (Authored by sherrie consolazio.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: An interesting and fun method for introducing students to poetry. Students learn that poetry allows them to express their views, thoughts and feelings to others.

  • Who Am I? (Middle School) (Authored by Deborah Ford.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This is a great activity for the beginning of the school year. The students identify their names, follow directions, listening skills and it is an informal way of learning their classmates name. I have found doing this activity at the end of the day about 10 minutes before the students go home helps them to calm down before we leave. We turn the main lights out in the room and only the little lamps are on. Then we begin.

  • Who Fed the Chickens? (Authored by Barbara Northcutt.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Use Ella Jenkins' song “Who Fed the Chickens?” to help students learn the pronouns I, you, we, she, he, and they.

  • Who is George Washington Carver, Anyway? (Authored by Eva Abrams.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: -Who is George Washington Carver, Anyway?- enables students to learn about an African-American scientist who made significant contributions in science since 1880.

  • Who Is Who? (Authored by Shirley Godbold.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This wonderful ice breaker, for the first day of class, will help students to look at themselves in relationship to others, and to get to know each other. Use this as an introduction to a unit on self-esteem and Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs.

  • Who Were the First Americans? (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson is the beginning lesson of the unit [Native Americans]. Students will view an introductory PowerPoint presentation about Native Americans. They will then discuss the physical surroundings and climate of the region they live in.

  • Who's Left Holding the Bag? (Authored by Mary Mueller.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This activity is a fun way for students to practice language skills while asking and responding to questions in a game form. This gives students who may not often participate in a group activity an opportunity to get involved.

  • Who's on Top? Building a Food Chain (Authored by Donna Moody.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: After discussing food chains and how living things depend upon one another for survival, students participate in building a living food chain from the smallest animal to the largest.

  • Whodunit? (Authored by Kim Smith.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson is a way to integrate conflict resolution using positive behavior. The student chooses a community member, shows how to resolve a conflict, and trades writing with a classmate.

  • Whooo's in the Nest? (Authored by Elisabeth Coogle.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: During a weeklong writing workshop, students illustrate a family of owls and write about their owl family. Students draft a five sentence expository writing essay, revise in peer editing groups, and publish their work.

  • Why Is She Smiling? (Authored by Cathy Burgess.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson provides students with the understanding of the historical period of the Renaissance, and the great scientist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, including his famous painting of the Mona Lisa.

  • Why You Should Listen to Your Granny (Authored by Peggy Rocanello.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students hear a story and use a graphic organizer to identify problems and solutions. Students also identify main characters, setting and simple plot.

  • Wicked Similarities and Differences in Cinderella (Authored by Michelle Legried.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Do your children have a difficult time with story details? The following lesson helps your children focus and listen to stories in order to identify similarities and differences in those stories.

  • Winning Resolutions (Authored by Melanie Henderson.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: After being taught -I Care Rules- for handling conflicts, students will role play different situations and use the -I Care- rules to handle the conflicts.

  • Wonderful Water (Authored by Renee Benefield.)

  • Subject(s): Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students learn by doing! An experiment will help the children understand that water is more than just wet! This lesson is a great prerequisite lesson for the water cycle and should be taught after students have explored solids, liquids and gases.

  • Words of the World (Authored by Sandra Doughman.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students work collaboratively in learning and demonstrating their knowledge of words of the world.

  • Words to Guide You (Authored by Tabitha Kosmas.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Using guide words, students practice locating specified words in a dictionary.

  • Would You? Could You? Take A Trip On A Choo-Choo? (Authored by Ann Espersen.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students cheer on the main character in [The Little Engine That Could] and practice retelling this classroom favorite using picture prompts. This lesson ignites the positive spirit of persevering determination that creates success.

  • Wrapped Up In A Kiss! (Authored by Angela Raybon.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This activity is a fun way for students to estimate, predict and measure using a Hershey’s Kiss

  • Write Your Favorite Author (Authored by Lois Christensen.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students write letters to authors of children's books. They learn good letter writing format and recognize letter writing as a viable means of communication, especially to people with whom they would like to communicate, but are not personally acquainted.

  • You Are What You Eat (Middle School) (Authored by Michaél Dunnivant.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students self-assess their personal snack habits and design a healthy snack to share with others.

  • You Flattened Me (Authored by Alicia Floyd.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students draw self-portraits to make themselves “flat”, then e-mail themselves, along with a letter, to a participating person.

  • You Gotta Have A Hat (Authored by Gail Przeclawski.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson presents the folktale, [Caps for Sale], and a different version of the same tale, [The Hatseller and the Monkeys], for students to compare and contrast.

  • You're a Grand Ol' Flag (Authored by Deirdre Kaufman.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students learn about the American flag and its symbols, and create an original flag that represents what they see in their own lives. (NETS for Students: 1.1 and 1.2)

  • You're a Pattern and I Know It (Authored by Sandi King.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This is the third lesson in the unit plan, Patterns, Patterns Everywhere. Students identify, predict, extend, create, and describe patterns according to their attributes. Students transfer patterns to a different medium.

  • You’ve Got My Money! (Authored by Anissa Sanz.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson is best done around Halloween time but it can be done with any story that has a repetitive section. Students will recall Orff instrument families and specific instruments so that they can put sound “effects” to certain words in a scary story to make it more interesting. Not only does this reinforce knowledge of the different instruments and their families (i.e. Woods, Skins/Membranes, Metals, Shakers/Scrapers), it also helps them listen for repetiveness within a story.

  • Your Song (Authored by Diane Weiner.)

  • Subject(s): Music, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students create an instrument to demonstrate their understanding of how the science of vibrations is used to create sounds.

  • Yum Yum – What Animals Eat (Authored by Kimberly Perez.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Have you ever wondered what animals eat? Children enjoy learning more about animals by cutting out animal pictures and placing the animals into the categories of omnivore, herbivore or carnivore.

  • Yummy Bar Graph (Authored by Maike Christopher.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students put their hearts on the line in this lesson to display data and identify mode.

  • Yummy Shapes (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students identify space shapes and their characteristics. As a fun culminating activity, students identify shapes found in vegetable soup and enjoy!

  • Zoo Coordinates (Authored by Cindy Jacobs.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students place animals at given coordinates on a zoo grid.

  • Zoo Favorites (Authored by Tara Ply.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students demonstrate their understanding of data analysis by gathering and displaying data using a tally grid and picture graph, then interpreting and communicating the results.

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