Introduction to Call and Response
First graders listen to, sing, and dramatize call and response songs. They deomonstrate expressive singing in performing call and response while moving and playing instruments.
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The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza
Make a study of producers and consumers with an updated version of the classic story The Little Red Hen (this one is called The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza). After reading and discussing the story and terms, learners practice being...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Teacher's Guide to The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School
What if the Gingerbread Man was trying to catch you, rather than the other way around? Pupils can find out what happens by reading the story The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray and enrich their experience with the...
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Will the Real Abraham Lincoln Please Stand Up?
Engage young historians in learning about America's sixteenth president with this fun Reader's Theater script. The second play in this series puts a modern spin on learning about history, involving a game show where three contestants try...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Flight Dreams - Folding into Flight
Combine measurement, following directions, physics, and art with one fun activity. Learners read a set of instruction to create three different kinds of paper airplanes. They measure, fold, and fly the planes, and record data and answer...
Pre-K - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
It's a Match...Developing Accurate Vocal Pitch
First graders develop their individual singing abilities to match pitch and sing in tune. In this developing accurate vocal pitch lesson, 1st graders imitate the teacher's singing by echo-singing, alone, and with others, in a...
1st Visual & Performing Arts
Picture Fists Full of Kisses
Ease children's back-to-school jitters with this primary grade lesson based on the book The Kissing Hand by Ruth E. Harper. Starting off with a singing of the song "I Wish I Had a Little Red Box", children go on to discuss and create a...
Pre-K - 2nd Math CCSS: Adaptable
First graders learn about the power of protest. They view images from various protests, then make placards to demonstrate what is important to them. They begin by brainstorming ideas about making the world a better place, then they...
K - 3rd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable