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I Like Bugs!

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Young scholars explore the story I Like Bugs! In this language arts lesson, students sort bugs from the story into the correct category. Young scholars draw pictures of bugs and create a retelling booklet.
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Reading Speedway

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students practice reading for fluency and comprehension. Students read for one minute, timing themselves with a stop watch. They discuss reading strategies for improvement. Students record their reading speed on a race car. Students...
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The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students access websites and print the picture of the life cycle diagram unlabeled. They then color and label the printout and use the website to get an activity or idea for their oral presentation.
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Imaginative Writing

For Teachers K - 1st
Students create original drawings of their choosing, use these drawings as a basis for the story writings. then dictate the story to scribe and copy the story in their own hand.
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Animals from Eggs

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders recognize that some animals lay eggs. In this life cycles lesson, 2nd graders discover the purpose of animal nests and create their own faux nest using twigs, chenille sticks, cotton balls, and string.  
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Valley of the Butterflies

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore why butterfly populations in Idaho's Lapwai Valley have decreased.
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Read, Read, Read !

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars perform repeated readings of the same text to increase their reading fluency and expression. They practice reading sentences from the board aloud to practice fluency. They read "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" as a...
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Word Wizards: Students Making Words

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explore patterns in words and how to make new words by adding or changing the sequence of letters
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Picture This

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use two-dimensional and three-dimensional media, techniques, tools, and processes to communicate an idea or concept based on research, environment, personal experience, observation, or imagination.
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Butterfly Life Cycle

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders use the internet to compose the different stages in a butterfly's life cycle. They observe the different stages first hand. Students complete several worksheets within this lesson.
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The Gingerbread Man

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students tour their school meeting all of the staff members and taking their pictures. They use the pictures to make cut outs that describe the person's job and other facts about them. They listen the Gingerbread Man, and retell the...
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Going Buggy!

For Teachers K - 4th
Learners study bugs over a four week period.  In this insect collection of activities, students observe insects covering basic science concepts and skills, such as classification, observation, and responses to habitat.  Learners develop...
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Baggie Butterfly

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students create butterfly art. In this visual art lesson, students fill plastic zip bags with bits of colored tissue paper and twist a pipe cleaner around it to make a butterfly.
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Nutrition in Space

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students compare and contrast the process of dehydration with the processes of freezing and canning. They predict energy sources that may be accessible in the future in different environments such as the moon and planets, most notably Mars.
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The Praying Mantis

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this praying mantis reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 5 paragraph non-fiction selection about the insect and test their reading comprehension as they answer 7 multiple choice questions based on the reading.

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