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.
Introduce your class to composite shapes with this lesson that reviews geometric shapes and makes use of tangram puzzles. This lesson will give your students a strong base for learning geometry later on in their school careers.
Prisms, cubes, cones...oh my! Your students have 2-D shapes down, but how are they coming along in their mastery of 3-D shapes? Use this colorful activity to assess your first graders’ abilities to recognize and differentiate between 3-D shapes.