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Students listen to the story, I Am a Little Giraffe and participate in a variety of Giraff related activities. In this giraffe lesson, students draw and cut out a giraffe shape from white paper and paint it, then sing a song about giraffes to the tune of 'Ten Little Indians.'
Students play the P.E. game Stuck in the Mud to strengthen their gross and locomotor skills. They participate in a warm-up and stretching activity, and play the game that involves students tagging each other with Nerf balls. Those that are tagged are "stuck in the mud" and can be freed by other students.
Students explore the theme of bears and participate in a variety of activities that relate to this topic. In this bear lesson, students bring their teddy bears to class. Students create a bear book out of 4 pieces of paper. Student recite bear songs and rhymes. Students discover the word hibernation and examine the diet of bears.
Students demonstrate locomotor traveling movements by playing and participating in the P.E. game "Magic Ball." They complete a warm-up stretching activity, and play Magic Ball, moving a medium sized ball in different directions and following the ball in the direction in which it moves.
Young scholars identify the state capitals. In this geography lesson plan, students pick a card with a state or capital written on it and perform the motor skill written on the card. Young scholars continue to pick cards until they match the state with the correct capital