Building Classroom Community
Learners practice critical-observation and pre-writing skills as they recognize and embrace diversity. They discover how even though all people share some traits, we are also unique and name some physical traits that we all have in common.
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Doing Our Share
Whether at home or in the classroom, each member of a community has certain responsibilities they must tend to. With the help of the children's story Piggybook by Anthony Browne, kids learn how to assign jobs in a fair and safe manner...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Arthur's World Neighborhood: Building Global and Cultural Awareness
Kids become global anthropologists as they explore commonalities and differences both in their classroom and expanding across the globe. Throughout several activities, learners conduct partner interviews that culminate in Venn diagrams,...
1st - 4th English Language Arts
May: Bullying is NOT a Normal Part of Growing Up
Students brainstorm and discuss positive behavior choices to counteract bullying. In this character development and citizenship instructional activity, students brainstorm ways in which to deal with bullies and practice anger management...
K English Language Arts
Telling An Adult about Bullying is not Tattling
Students differentiate between "tattling" and "reporting." In this character development and conflict resolution lesson, students brainstorm appropriate reasons for reporting situations and behaviors to an adult. Students work in groups...
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History
Unique Monique: Building a Community of Unique Individuals
Students recognize that each student is unique and has special talents. Students develop a puzzle piece that describes them and their particular talents. Students share their pieces and post on a bulletin board.
K - 5th English Language Arts
Whole Language Reading: Pumpkin Pie Baking Activity
Fill your classroom with the delicious aroma of freshly baked pumpkin pie using this fun language arts lesson. Beginning with a class reading of the book Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman, learners practice identifying rhyming words, making...
K - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed