Getting to Know You
First graders go on an in-school scavenger hunt to get to know the many kinds of people that make up an elementary school community. They work in small groups and use digital cameras to take pictures of the workers they find.
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Specific Skill: I Can Listen Attentively
Practice makes proficient. Scholars practice how to be attentive listeners, a skill that is imperative in and outside the classroom. The listening skills instructional activity is divided into sections: Tell, Show, Practice,...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
My Favorite Things
Celebrate your students' individuality with this simple back-to-school activity. Offering six sentence frames asking for students' favorite subject, book, lunch, and more, this activity will help break the ice during the first days of...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sequence of Events: Personal Stories
First graders depict an event from their lives that follows a specific sequence. They draw their narratives in three pictures that show the order in which things happened. They then present their stories to the class. To frontload the...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts