1st Grade Lesson Plans

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Adding it All Up
Adding it All Up
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Adding it All Up
In this lesson, students will learn how to add a one-digit number to a two-digit number. This will help students build upon the skills needed for regrouping larger numbers.
1st grade
Math
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Shopping Time
Shopping Time
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Shopping Time
Food and grocery shopping will take on a different perspective for students by the end of this activity. Students may even find themselves keeping a closer eye on their pennies!
1st grade
Math
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Pizza Time: Half Hour
Pizza Time: Half Hour
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Pizza Time: Half Hour
Explore time by introducing time on the half hour. Using the example of a whole pizza verses half a pizza, this lesson will make your students hungry to learn more.
1st grade
Math
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Mindfulness: Mindful Movement
Mindfulness: Mindful Movement
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Mindfulness: Mindful Movement
Imagine wild animals teaching students to walk mindfully, and camoflauge teaching about stillness. This lesson takes a cue from animal adaptations as students practice walking and pausing mindfully.
1st grade
Social emotional
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Paying Attention with Animal Breaths
Paying Attention with Animal Breaths
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Paying Attention with Animal Breaths
In this lesson, students will have fun, calm themselves down, and settle into the present moment through a fun activity called "animal breaths." This lesson also explores what it means to pay attention and be present.
1st grade
Social emotional
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Let's Build It! Two-Digit Addition
Let's Build It! Two-Digit Addition
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Let's Build It! Two-Digit Addition
Let’s start building numbers! Just as building skyscrapers is a visual representation of mathematics, students will use the visual representation of base-ten blocks to add—or build—onto a two-digit number.
1st grade
Math
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I Can Find the Main Idea
I Can Find the Main Idea
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I Can Find the Main Idea
This flowery lesson has students filling in daisy-shaped graphic organizers with story details. Your young readers will love improving their comprehension skills with this lesson's creative activities.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Spring Showers Water Cycle
Spring Showers Water Cycle
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Spring Showers Water Cycle
Leap into a spring lesson plan about the water cycle, with the help of a friend in the book *The Little Raindrop*. Students will learn features of the water cycle and retell the journey of the raindrop verbally and in writing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Musical Math
Musical Math
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Musical Math
Students love to explore instruments! Add some method to the madness by having students count, add, and subtract when working together to make music.
1st grade
Math
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Counting Collections
Counting Collections
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Counting Collections
Counting collections are a great way to help students practice counting while gaining practice recording and justifying their thinking. Students will work specifically with the numbers 1-30 to develop fluency counting and writing numbers.
1st grade
Math
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Going on a Sight Word Scavenger Hunt
Going on a Sight Word Scavenger Hunt
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Going on a Sight Word Scavenger Hunt
Students will love practicing their sight word reading skills using this fun scavenger hunt lesson plan! Can be used as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson for the Sight Word Salad lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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I Spy Nature All Around
I Spy Nature All Around
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I Spy Nature All Around
Get your young scientists out of the classroom and into nature with this interactive science lesson.
1st grade
Science
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Quarters and Cents
Quarters and Cents
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Quarters and Cents
Introduce students to the quarter in this hands-on lesson. This is a great way to reinforce double digit addition.
1st grade
Math
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Reading Inventories
Reading Inventories
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Reading Inventories
Want to engage students in reading? Give them books that they want to read! This lesson will give you a chance to learn about your readers so that you can best support them to become fluent readers.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Stone Age
Stone Age
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Stone Age
Excite your students with knowledge of the past by showing them a film and pretending to live in the past! In this lesson, your students will learn about the Stone Age.
1st grade
Social studies
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Action Words are Amazing
Action Words are Amazing
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Action Words are Amazing
Explore the world of words! In this lesson, play an amazing game to introduce action words to your students.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Adorable Adjectives!
Adorable Adjectives!
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Adorable Adjectives!
Encourage your kids to describe the world around them with this vibrant lesson on adjectives. Using various images and their own vocabularies, students will write descriptions for a multitude of different things.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Predict It
Predict It
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Predict It
Engage students in reading grade-level texts by making and testing predictions. Your students will be excited to read on to find out if their predictions are correct!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Shape Sort
Shape Sort
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Shape Sort
Sorting takes on a new challenge for students in this activity which engages their critical thinking skills. As students determine defining attributes, they’ll figure out what makes a shape a shape!
1st grade
Math
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Storytelling: Identifying Elements in Wonderland
Storytelling: Identifying Elements in Wonderland
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Storytelling: Identifying Elements in Wonderland
In this lesson, your students will be taken into wonderland by reading familiar stories such as The Ugly Duckling. Your students will identify characters, setting, and main events in these stories.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Fun With the Short U Sound
Fun With the Short U Sound
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Fun With the Short U Sound
Your students will have fun identifying pictures, reading, and grouping words with the initial and medial short 'u' sound.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Picturing Goods and Services
Picturing Goods and Services
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Picturing Goods and Services
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.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Math Mind Magic
Math Mind Magic
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Math Mind Magic
Every student can be a magician after this lesson in mentally adding and subtracting by 10. No previous magic training required!
1st grade
Math
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Counting to 120
Counting to 120
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Counting to 120
Now that your first graders have mastered numbers to 100, extend the counting sequence to 120 with this scaffolded lesson. Use this EL Support Lesson alone, or alongside the lesson plan **120 Steps.**
1st grade
Math
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Fun-tastic Fractions!
Fun-tastic Fractions!
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Fun-tastic Fractions!
Yummy fractions! This lesson will introduce fractions to your students and help them identify and make fractions of their own.
1st grade
Math
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1st Grade Lesson Plans

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