This lesson, perfect for first and second grade learners, will help kids become environmental activists as they think of ways to help the Earth! First, students will brainstorm examples of what it means to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Next, students will partake in a creative art project where they trace their hands and think of way ways they can give the planet a hand. This engaging activity integrates creative writing skills and Earth science.
The peace corner is a space where students may practice previously taught calm-down methods, such as deep breathing and mindfulness. Students will draw a picture of themselves in the peace corner and practice in small groups.
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space. Use the Get to Know Mae Jemison lesson plan to learn more about this famous scientist. Children will then read and write about her, and create their own paper rocket.
How does your garden grow? In this lesson, students will practice listening comprehension, vocabulary, and story sequencing. This hands-on art and literacy lesson is perfect for Earth Day, or any nature unit.
Every experiment begins with a hypothesis. In this hands-on science lesson, young botanists will learn about making educated guesses by planting and observing the growth of their very own lima bean seeds.
From seed to flower, students will learn all about the life cycle of a plant in this science lesson. Your class will discover what living things need to grow, and learn the various stages of a plant’s life span, with new vocabulary words.
Your students will love to see rhyming trees! They will manipulate letters to form different words that have the same rhyme. This lesson also integrates science and could be used to discuss parts of a plant or a tree.
Bingo! Short vowel word recognition turns into a fun and engaging game in this teacher-approved reading lesson. Your students will have a blast identifying vowel sounds and using their knowledge to fill in bingo spaces.
This Halloween-themed hundreds chart game has plenty of tricks and treats! Students will roll two dice to move up and down the chart to be the first to 100. Players will also recognize important number patterns as they move their marker.
Don't put students in a sticky situation by not having them practice their subtraction facts! This lesson will give them plenty of practice, both in a group setting and individually to help them succeed later on.
Inventors and their novel inventions are always a thrilling topic! In the lesson Researching Black Inventors, first graders and second graders are encouraged to research the rich history of African American inventors. This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about inventors they find interesting and the impact those inventors have on the world. Perfect for Black History Month, this learning activity highlights informational writing skills and helps build students' vocabulary.
Make maps relevant for your class! With an introduction to basic map skills, students will discover the nuts and bolts of how maps are designed. They will even have the chance to map out relevant places like their school and neighborhood!