Spring Teacher Resources

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Holi, Easter, Fassika, Sham El Nessim, and Earth Day are all springtime events that celebrate renewal and hope. Explore how different cultures celebrate the spring season with a three-step lesson plan that incorporates research, social studies, and art. The class first discusses spring, and then, in small groups, researches one of the aforementioned holidays. They create artistic displays to showcase their research efforts. 
Plan ahead! Integrate science and language arts! Schedule your reading of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe to coincide with the arrival of spring. As pupils read Chapter 11 of the Lewis classic, they are assigned one of the trees or flowers mentioned, as well as vegetation found on the school grounds, to research. Using the provided templates they draw a picture of their plant, record important facts, and record observations as the plant changes with the seasons. The richly detailed series of lessons would work in any climate zone.
Students use Kid Pix to choose different pictures that represent the winter and spring seasons. They write one sentence telling which season they like the best and why. Students recognize and explain seasonal changes of the environment.
In this spring worksheet, students read 2 paragraphs about the season of spring and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 5 short answer questions.
In this spring season counting coloring worksheet, students count the ladybugs, frogs, flowers, trees, and birds in the scene that may be colored.
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins with your class? This reading guide, though not a complete lesson plan or curriculum, will provide you with all the information you need to develop an excellent literature unit for this award winning book. Starting with background information about Scott O'Dell and his writing of the story, this guide moves on to provide a plot summary, character and setting descriptions, key vocabulary, important themes, and chapter related guiding questions. Also included are potential writing topics and extension activities, making this a complete resource for teaching this story. Consider reading this historical fiction novel as the class is learning about Native American cultures to allow for interdisciplinary connections.
Step into the great outdoors and develop young scientists' skills of observation with a nature journaling lesson. Given a specific focus or goal, children practice making and recording observations of nature through written descriptions and detailed sketches. Once students become comfortable with this activity, it can be repeated as a supplement to elementary science units on just about any topic.
The warm-up is not relevant, since by the time you reach the end of a unit on climate change, most will not feel that it is good for humans. The thought-provoking questions, however, make a poignant class discussion about its effects. A neat chart is provided to guide learners through the talk and to provide a place to record responses. 
Germination is an amazing process that results in amazing things. The book The Tiny Seed is the inspiration for a set of activities that will help build early literacy, observation, language, and writing skills. The class observes how plants grow into flowers by planting seeds in small pots. As the plant grows, learners discuss what plants need to survive, the stages they go through from seed to flower, and how each part of the plant has a specific job.
Using animation and music, the spring season in a meadow is explored. There are animated creatures, a downpour of rain and more.
Learners explore Earth science by reading weather stories in class. In this four seasons lesson, students read a book for each season written by Nuria Roca while identifying the types of produce that are available during each season. Learners participate in outdoor activities and sing songs based on the current season.
Young scholars compare fall and spring. In this seasonal changes lesson plan, students read the book Apples and Pumpkins and discuss the fall season. The young scholars then read It's Spring and describe the spring season. As a culminating activity, students construct a Venn diagram, comparing the two seasons.
Students explore the different types of vertebrates found in their area. In this environmental science activity, students perform a case study on the Common Raven. They analyze data collected from research and create charts and graphs.
This is not a lesson plan, but an outstanding resource to provide material for your lessons on seasonal changes and animal migration. Links connect you to live web cams and up-to-date information on Monarch Butterflies, hummingbirds, gray whales, and more. Your class can participate in reporting their animal observations and a track sunlight and seasons to help solve a mystery. Check it out!
Meteorology majors will be enriched by this presentation on the movement of dust throughout our world atmosphere. They will examine graphs of the spatial and chemical patterns of the dust suspended over North America and then extend the study to other continents. The background knowledge required for understanding this presentation makes it most appropriate for advanced environmental science learners or college courses. It is top-notch in appearance and information content!
Students explore choreographic narrative. In this choreography instructional activity, students explore the elements of Appalachian Spring as they develop a series of written responses to assignments that challenge them to investigate the structure of the choreography.
Students discover what are the components of soil. They examine how it is formed and it's importance. They engage in garden activities and processes. They hold a handful of garden soil and describe what they see. They take a combination of materials- sand, silt, organic material, water and combine them to make their own soil.
Fourth graders keep a record of the daily high and low temperatures and times of sunrise and sunset for three to four weeks. This information can be found in the newspaper, weather reports or on the Internet. The information is analyzed and conclusions are drawn about weather trends.
Students hear Eric Carle's book, The Tiny Seed, to explain the concept of seeds changing and growing into plants when conditions in the environment are appropriate. They germinate seeds and learn the parts of plants.
In order to compare winter and spring, learners use educational software to create a presentation. The lesson begins with the class listening to a story called Spring by John Hirschi. Then, they then to the computers and sort pictures of items relating to winter and spring.  This is a great way to motivate visual and kinesthetic learners.

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