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Students are read the story "Brown Bear, Brown Bear". They create their own bear painting out of chocolate pudding. They are allowed to bring in their own stuffed animal to make the first day better for them.
Third graders identify and perform the five main dance movements of the "Chicken Dance" to accordion music.
Students play the games Sharks and Seaweed, Juggle, and Shark Filled Waters. They are simply tag games that can be played outside of P.E. because it requires no equipment - and can be played with 6+ Students.
Third graders memorize the steps to the "Chicken Dance" while discovering the uses of an accordion. The teacher explains the role of folk music in history, and the students perform the chicken dance paying special attention to rhythm.
In this painting worksheet, students remove their shoes and put their feet in a tray of paint. Students paint an abstract painting with their feet. This worksheet is geared to the adults who will be guiding students.
Students practice accurately kicking a ball. In this gross motor skills lesson, students practice kicking a ball through the legs of a classmate, who is the "goal".
Students practice gross motor skills. In this music lesson, students practice waltz time as they "skate" on plastic plates in their own area.
Students focus on improving their listening skills through this circus themed unit. They listen to gain information, to gain understanding, and to visualize descriptive reading. They listen to poetry that tells them actions to perform.
Students model good listening behaviors. Students identify different ways to communicate. Once a week throughout the year, students complete fun activities in small groups. Students are assessed at the end of the year while demonstrating good listening 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 activity, 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 explore world geography by participating in role-playing activities. In this beach lesson, students discuss the locations of some of the most popular beaches around the world. Students utilize beach balls, sand and shells to participate in a beach role-playing simulation.
Students read books, learn about the letter o, and sing nursery rhymes all to learn about owls. In this owls lesson plan, students also make owls out of their hand prints.
Pupils read books, learn about the letter r, and eat vegetables all to learn about Peter Rabbit. In this Peter Rabbit lesson plan, students also use triangles to make rabbit ears.
Young scholars read books, learn about the letter i, and eat ice cream all to learn about ice cream. In this ice cream lesson plan, students also scoop play dough to simulate scooping ice cream.
Students read books, learn about the letter i, and eat raisins that represent ants all to learn about insects. In this insects lesson plan, students also observe an ant farm and play follow the leader.
Students explore visual arts by participating in a color identification activity. In this rainbows lesson, students discuss the different colors that make up the color spectrum and why we see rainbows in nature. Students read the book Planting a Rainbow and paint their own using water based paints.
Students read books, learn about the letter k, and eat diamond shaped sandwiches all to learn about kites. In this kites lesson plan, students also fly kites around.
Students are introduced to books about farms and make connections to farm life. In 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.
Learners explore language arts by creating food dishes in class. In this nursery rhymes lesson, students read the classic story "Humpty Dumpty" and discuss the character and setting. Learners utilize real eggs to create deviled eggs, egg salad and hard-boiled eggs to eat.
Students explore forms of transportation. In this transportation lesson, students participate in several activities such as as creating stop light cookies, reading transportation themed books and playing the game Red Light, Green Light.

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