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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
2nd grade
Social studies
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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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
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Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
In this design thinking activity, your child will choose an animal to research, learn about the animal’s habitat, and then replicate the animal's habitat using household items.
2nd grade
Science
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Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Rock Painting: Retell a Story
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Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Children will read a book, then retell the story with pictures they have painted on stones.
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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Jane Goodall and Nature Journaling
Jane Goodall and Nature Journaling
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Jane Goodall and Nature Journaling
By incorporating natural materials and the powers of observation, your child will become a backyard naturalist while building early writing and drawing skills!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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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
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
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Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Thanksgiving dinner can be filled with fun and memorable interactions between family members. This holiday, why not memorialize some of those details and events with a family poem? You can create a lasting memory in the form of a poem with contributions f
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
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Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
In this parts of speech fall scavenger hunt, kids will search for all the hidden leaves, sort them into parts of speech categories, and then practice creating their own sentences using the words they find. 
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
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Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Children have a naturally inquisitive mind. Foster their curiosity with a walk through an autumn field or park to answer age-old “why” questions. As you walk with your child, you can encourage them to ask questions.
2nd grade
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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Rewrite the Fairy Tale Ending
Rewrite the Fairy Tale Ending
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Rewrite the Fairy Tale Ending
What happens after the prince and the princess get married? This writing activity allows your child to answer that question for herself.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Patriotic Poem
Patriotic Poem
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Patriotic Poem
This 4th of July, end the battle for independence in your house, and show your child just how much freedom she can enjoy.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Dialogue Journal!
Make a Dialogue Journal!
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Make a Dialogue Journal!
Parents can help their children at home by using a dialogue journal to model good writing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Spark a Story
Spark a Story
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Spark a Story
This activity will help generate ideas for your child to write about...without the moans and groans!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Reading Bookmark!
Make a Reading Bookmark!
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Make a Reading Bookmark!
This bookmark is a helpful tool to use during and after reading to remind your child of "good reader" strategies that she can use on her own.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Family History Fanfold Timeline!
Make a Family History Fanfold Timeline!
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Make a Family History Fanfold Timeline!
Need help teaching your child to sequence and organize information? Creating this graphic organizer will help your child see what happened before and after.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Plan Stories with The Five-Finger Technique
Plan Stories with The Five-Finger Technique
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Plan Stories with The Five-Finger Technique
Got the pre-writing blues? Try this simple five-finger technique to help your second grader develop a sequenced plan for her early compositions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Understanding Headers and Subheaders
Understanding Headers and Subheaders
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Understanding Headers and Subheaders
Paying attention to headers and subheaders is a great way to orient your child to the text they're tackling. Here's how:
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Backyard Field Guide
Backyard Field Guide
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Backyard Field Guide
Combine your child's natural curiosity with his developing classification and writing skills by helping him create a backyard field guide.
2nd grade
Science
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Can You Picture It?: A Writing Activity
Can You Picture It?: A Writing Activity
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Can You Picture It?: A Writing Activity
Build second and third grade writing skills by using pictures to help kids "see" how to use details in their stories.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make Back to School Business Cards!
Make Back to School Business Cards!
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Make Back to School Business Cards!
Looking for a unique arts and crafts activity that gives some writing practice? Help your child make her own back-to-school business cards!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Practice Capitalization with a Homemade Calendar
Practice Capitalization with a Homemade Calendar
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Practice Capitalization with a Homemade Calendar
Making a calendar is a great way for third graders to identify those words that are always capitalized. Here's how to get started.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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