Making Tracks Into First Grade
First graders engage in this wonderful beginning-of-the-year ice breaker lesson. After listening to the book, "Animal Tracks," students make painted outlines of their own feet to make a class set of "tracks."
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Using Connecting Themes in First Grade Social Studies
Foster contributing members of society with a social studies unit focused on five aspects of community. First graders discuss themes of culture, groups, location, scarcity, and change with discussion questions and activities about...
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Bringing Animal Issues Into the Classroom
Here's an excellent packet of worksheets that delves into animal issues, and also covers the people who work in the community who help animals, such as veterinarians. There are thought-provoking questions associated with photographs of...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Spruce up a class reading of the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback with this fun series of activities. Starting with a list of reading comprehension questions and key vocabulary to address during a teacher read...
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Leonardo da Vinci
Get the scoop on Leonardo da Vinci—the artist, inventor, and scientist—with a instructional activity that challenges young scholars to read a brief informational text then show what they know by way of four multiple choice questions, a...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 1 Literacy in Social Studies: My Informational Report About Community Workers
Get ready to teach a unit about community workers that uses Common Core literacy standards as a way to connect language arts and social studies. The packet is printable and contains teaching strategies, scripted activities, and...
1st Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Animal names are a great way to practice syllables with words your young scholars will be familiar with! Using images, students examine 7 animals and color in the number of paws that correspond with the number of syllables in that animal...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage, Grades K-2
A civil rights movement lesson designed specifically with the Common Core State Standards in mind, young learners are introduced to the story of Ruby Bridges as the first African American child to attend an all-white elementary school....
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed