Title: A Penny For Your Thoughts
This is an outline for a week-long lesson usually taught in the month of February around President's Day. It is an interdisciplinary study combining coin identification with a literature-based study of the Presidents represented on the coins.
Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 2:
Title: Celebrating The Chinese New Year
During this lesson, students will learn about the Chinese New Year celebration, including customs, symbols and their meanings, and roles of adults and children. Following the lesson, students will compare the celebrations in United States and China. The students will also draw a picture and write a sentence about their favorite holiday celebration.
Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT1 (1) 11:
Title: Cooking Experience with Blueberries For Sal
This lesson will enhance the study of the color blue by providing a story, cooking experience and writing activity.
Standard(s): [TC2] (0-2) 10:
Title: Art Fun With the Fairy Tale, The Fisherman and His Wife
This lesson will give students the opportunity to view a variety of illustrations in different forms of literature. Students will be able to create their own work of art. They will also find that fairy tales can inspire readers to create original works of art.
Standard(s): [AED] VA (1) 2:
Title: There's Magic In Green Eggs and Ham
As a part of a unit about Dr. Suess, students will learn about sequential order. Student understanding will be aided by the use of hands-on preparation of green eggs and ham, dictation, flannel board, sentence strips, and a living center.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (0) 15:
During this lesson students will be involved in hands-on discovery activities using pumpkins and pumpkin seeds. They will compare the size and weight of their pumpkins. They will also have an opportunity to taste pumpkin seeds. Students will also learn how to create a simple illustration using a graphics software program on the computer or the Internet.
Title: From an Ugly Caterpillar to a Beautiful Butterfly!
This is a kindergarten reading lesson using a character analysis Think-sheet. Kindergartners will discuss characters, plot, and setting of a story.
Title: Rain, Ice, Steam: Using Reading to Support Inquiry About the Water Cycle
Water is always moving in a continuous cycle from liquid to solid to gas and back again. Students study this never-ending cycle through shared readings, center activities, and experiments.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 38:
Title: Two Thumbs Up! Get Students Writing and Publishing Book Reviews
Students evaluate book reviews written by other children, discussing their components and effectiveness, and write reviews of favorite books to record on video or post online.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 34:
Title: Taking Photos of Curious George: Exploring Character Through Images
Students will be monkeying around in this lesson when they create a digital class book in which they imagine what Curious George would do if he visited their school.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 34:
Title: Tell a Migration Story...With Interviews
In this Xpeditions student activity, students become reporters for the local newspaper and conduct interviews with someone who has migrated to their community. After they finish their interviews, students share what they have learned about their interviewees experiences, memories, and feelings about coming to live in their new community.
Standard(s): [SS2010] HGEO (9-12) 2: