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A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
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A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Gratitude Tree
Gratitude Tree
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Gratitude Tree
Research shows that when we focus on things we are grateful for, we literally rewire our brains to focus on the positive. Help kids experience the joy of gratitude by creating trees that give thanks.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Discover the Colors of Fall
Discover the Colors of Fall
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Discover the Colors of Fall
This activity will inspire adults and kids alike to take time to explore the beauty in their community and discover the colors of fall while developing their descriptive and creative writing skills!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Create Your Own Pumpkin Person!
Create Your Own Pumpkin Person!
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Create Your Own Pumpkin Person!
Get creative with this engaging activity where kids are asked to create their own pumpkin person and tap into their creative writing skills! Include all family members by having them create their very own pumpkin people.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Learning Why and How to Compost
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Children will learn why and how to compost as they help with the process of filling their compost, turning it, and observing the changes that occur.
2nd grade
Science
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A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
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A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
Children take inspiration from Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai to write their own blog listicle on a topic of their choosing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
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Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
In this fun fall-themed activity, your child will design and decorate a pumpkin based on a picture book. After completing their pumpkin, they’ll write a short story about a new adventure related to their picture book.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Take Action Like Greta
Take Action Like Greta
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Take Action Like Greta
This activity is a great way to engage learners in Earth Day celebrations while cultivating skills around nonfiction comprehension and research writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make an ALL ABOUT ME! Book
Make an ALL ABOUT ME! Book
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Make an ALL ABOUT ME! Book
Spark your kids' interest in writing by helping them write a mini-book about their favorite subject: themselves!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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String Story Necklaces
String Story Necklaces
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String Story Necklaces
This string a necklace arts activity teaches first grade readers to look for a story's beginning, middle, and end.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Create a Recipe to Practice Writing
Create a Recipe to Practice Writing
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Create a Recipe to Practice Writing
With this activity, your third grader will get experience with informational writing, and your Thanksgiving guests will leave with a keepsake to cherish!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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What is a Character Trait?
What is a Character Trait?
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What is a Character Trait?
Who are the people young readers meet in their books? This reading activity will help your first grader build important comprehension skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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How to Write a Scary Story
How to Write a Scary Story
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How to Write a Scary Story
Want to build your child's literary repertoire with tools like foreshadowing and description? Try a spooky Halloween story!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Design a Diorama!
Design a Diorama!
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Design a Diorama!
Help your child make an imaginative scene come to life by making a diorama. Your child will be practicing three dimensional thinking and language arts skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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The Daily News
The Daily News
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The Daily News
Help your children practice their presentation skills by helping them create their very own show called "The Daily News."
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Thanksgiving Proclamation!
Write a Thanksgiving Proclamation!
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Write a Thanksgiving Proclamation!
Helping your child write their own "Thanksgiving Proclamation" can help them grasp the spirit of the day, and develop more of an attitude of gratitude.
4th grade
Social studies
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Create a Family Movie Guide
Create a Family Movie Guide
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Create a Family Movie Guide
Encourage your fourth grader to develop their critical thinking and critical writing skills with this Critics' Choice movie booklet for your family.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Valentine Haiku
Valentine Haiku
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Valentine Haiku
Looking for a simple, yet unique writing activity for your child on Valentine's Day? Try a hand at haiku!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Mother's Day Coupons
Mother's Day Coupons
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Mother's Day Coupons
Help Mother's Day feel special for weeks and months ahead, while giving your child some good writing practice, too.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Going Green Plan
Write a Going Green Plan
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Write a Going Green Plan
Here's an authentic writing task that is perfect for Earth Day, or any day! In this activity, your child's pen becomes an instrument of planetary importance.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Tall Tale
Write a Tall Tale
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Write a Tall Tale
Help second graders grasp their understanding of tall tales and practice writing with this activity by writing about their own family!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Everyday Darwin: Create a Nature Journal
Everyday Darwin: Create a Nature Journal
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Everyday Darwin: Create a Nature Journal
In this outdoor science activity you'll find tips on how to create a nature journal by choosing a native plant or animal and tracking that species.
5th grade
Science
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Make a Paper Bag Book
Make a Paper Bag Book
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Make a Paper Bag Book
This project combines arts and crafts with writing, as your child writes a story and publishes it into a book made out of a paper bag!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Nature Poetry
Nature Poetry
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Nature Poetry
Inspire a love for the written word by creating an illustrated nature poetry book with your kids.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Create an Autumn Tree of Resolutions
Create an Autumn Tree of Resolutions
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Create an Autumn Tree of Resolutions
Help your learner develop her fine motor and communication skills with this fun and festive fall activity.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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