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Holidays are an exciting part of a child’s life, and Valentine's Day can make winter a little brighter! As students celebrate and explore the fun of Valentine's Day through activity centers, a loving feeling will soon fill the air.
by Catherine Crider
February 13, 2016
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Look all around! In this lesson, students will use real-life examples and an interactive mapping activity to identify the cardinal directions of north, south, east, and west.
by Anna Parrish
November 17, 2015
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In this “leafy” lesson, your students will participate in a class project that shows the actions of the three branches of government. Using a close read, students will learn about the very specific actions of these branches.
by Anna Parrish
November 16, 2015
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What kinds of homes do we live in? In this lesson, students will explore and describe different types of homes. By the end of this lesson, students will have created a visual of their own homes and write about them!
by Anna Parrish
November 16, 2015
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Help your students “picture” the difference between goods and services! In this lesson which integrates art, reading, and social studies, your students will both find and create examples of goods and services.
by Anna Parrish
November 15, 2015
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Let's scout out the states in the United States! In this jigsaw lesson, students will explore individual states, create a state collage, and share their knowledge with other students in the class.
by Anna Parrish
November 15, 2015
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Stay active and encourage healthy eating with favorite fruits. This lesson emphasizes multiple core learning competencies including phonological awareness and greater than and less than number concepts.
by Chris Herman
November 14, 2015
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Are your students ready for a virtual road trip? In this lesson, your students will learn more about clusters of states called regions and explore the unique characteristics of the states within each region!
by Anna Parrish
November 14, 2015
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In this lesson, your students will discover fall colors in a fun and entertaining way. Engaging their scientific inquiry skills, you will help them mix primary colors to create artwork.
by Chris Herman
November 13, 2015
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Clap along to pictures of vegetable-themed cartoons as your students learn about phonological awareness. Get ready to "chop" up words as you prepare them to be served.
by Chris Herman
November 13, 2015
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Cook up a fun classroom learning experience for kindergarteners of all levels and abilities. Have students create combinations of vegetables as they implement principles of addition.
by Chris Herman
November 12, 2015
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Categorize words by their ending sounds using a fun-filled football theme. Your students will complete various word sorts and write down words to emphasize the principles of rhyming.
by Chris Herman
November 12, 2015
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In this lesson, your students will identify rhyming words and create illustrations from Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. They will love listening to this classic book!
by Marci Peterson
November 11, 2015
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Do your students lack color and details in illustrations? Are you tired of gazing at a blank piece of white paper? Well... no more! Use the following lesson to turn your students into detailed illustrators.
by Bruce Cabell
November 11, 2015
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Help students understand ethics and how it relates to life in the classroom with this lesson that has them use their own independent reading books to find relevant situations.
by Desiree Espinoza
November 10, 2015
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Give your students a head start in rounding with this fun lesson that gives them an easy trick to help them learn if they should round up or down to the nearest 10.
by Ms. Kara Smith
November 10, 2015
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This fun and interactive lesson will teach your students the scientific method to find out if something sinks or floats with a little help from Cookie Monster.
by Dwayne Slobodnick
November 9, 2015
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Featuring Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch, this creative writing lesson gives students the chance to turn themselves into the main characters of emotion-packed short stories.
by Jen Kessel
November 9, 2015
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Help students apply prepositional concepts while having fun. Students will love honing their writing skills in different "opposite" areas throughout the classroom.
by AnneMarie Mann
November 8, 2015
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Featuring a series of hands on activities and worksheets, this ESL-friendly lesson will give your young writer a comprehensive overview of common punctuation marks.
by Natalie Chari
November 8, 2015

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