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Students explore simple physics concepts such as push/pull, friction, and speed. In this physics/physical education lesson plan, students work in co-operative groups to "build" a spaceship out of scooters and folded mats. Teams experiment with movement to determine the best placement of materials to achieve optimum speed and balance.
Students explore the challenges of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through a physical education simulation. For this cross-curriculum physical education lesson, students work in groups of three to log 8000 steps, stopping to participate in physical activities similar to the challenges Lewis and Clark may have faced.
Students listen to the book Helpers in My Community and participate in a variety of activities relating to this theme. In this community helpers instructional activity, students practice their fine motor skills by playing the Operation game, and practice writing the letter 'H' on paper.
Students are introduced to books about farms and make connections to farm life. For this farm lesson, students make three corrals using small toy fence pieces then separate the animals into like animal groups. This lesson contains suggestions for activities encompassing pre-math, art, and language skills.
Students are introduced to the concept of gardening while making associations with the color green, the number 5, and the oval shape. In this gardening lesson, students listen to the story Planting a Rainbow, then plant seeds into the soil. Students pretend they are a plant and hold their face up to the sun and put their hands over their head with fingers spread out to become a flower.
Students listen to the story The Little Engine that Could and participate in a variety of activities that support the theme of trains. In this trains lesson, students review the letter "T" for trains, create train cars with colorful play dough, and create a collaborative train made out of paper that is displayed on the classroom wall.
Students listen to the story I Like Me and explore various activities related to the theme 'me.' In this all about me instructional activity, students practice printing their first name on pieces of paper, play the game "head, shoulders, knees, and toes, and construct a self portrait of themselves by gluing shapes and items on a large piece of construction paper.
Students listen to the story Beautiful Bats and participate in a variety of activities related to bats. In this bats lesson, students are introduced to the letter 'B' and explore a sensory table with water and black marbles. Students then recite a bat rhyme practice writing the letter 'B.'
Students explore the theme of grandparents and participate in a variety of activities regarding this theme. In this grandparents lesson, students listen to the story Hooray for Grandparents' Day and play 'old fashioned' games, such as marbles, jacks, and pick up sticks. Students then create a portrait of their grandparents on paper.
Students listen to the book I'll Teach My Dog 100 Words and take part in various activities relating to dogs. In this dog lesson plan , students review the letter "D" for dogs, associate the letter "D" with the number 3 and with the color brown. Students practice lacing by using yarn to string it through the holes of a dog bone made from a poster board and create a dog bone print out from construction paper and brown paint.