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   Lesson Plans - Learner Level 1: Mathematics


  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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’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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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]?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 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.

  • 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, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 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.

  • 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'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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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-.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rounding (Authored by Jennifer Catlett.)

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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..

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • 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 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 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 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'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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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