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Tracking Temperature

For Teachers K
Students explore how to read a thermometer and what the instrument does. They practice measuring hot and cold objects and discuss changes in the weather based on temperature.
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Stars and Stripes Forever: Flag Facts for Flag Day

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students are introduced to the symbolism of the flag of the United States of American. They identify flag components, history, etiquette and lore. They also use constrution paper to make a flag and discuss the Pledge of Allegiance.
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Unique Monique: Building a Community of Unique Individuals

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars recognize that each student is unique and has special talents. Students develop a puzzle piece that describes them and their particular talents. Young scholars share their pieces and post on a bulletin board.
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Lots of Lakes: Minnesota Quarter Reverse

For Teachers K - 1st
Students examine the Minnesota quarter reverse and discuss the state's slogan, "Land of 10,000 Lakes." They describe the terms greater than and less than and complete a worksheet about the concept. While inspecting the Minnesota quarter...
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Grow Old McDonald’s Hair

For Teachers K - 2nd
Youngsters discover what is needed to grow a plant by planting grass seed into panty hose to grow the hair for a face that they created. They take responsibility for what they planted and grew. Predictions and discussions are also used...
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Transportation

For Teachers K - 2nd
Engage in an 8-day study of different modes of transportation. Your students explore the concept of location and define the physical characteristics of places, such as, land forms, bodies of water, natural resources, and weather.
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You're Wearing Your Plants!

For Teachers K
Students examine the many uses of plants and trees by looking at their clothing. They make lists of products that come from plants and trees and their uses.
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Telling Stories Through Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd
Examine the movement of characters in the story, Caps for Sale. Using the text, pupils invent gestures and movements for some of the actions and major events. They practice retelling a story by using the movements they developed. They...
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Elsie Marley

For Teachers K - 2nd
The nursery rhyme "Elsie Marley" is used to help childrent determine the meaning of the verses. They act out the rhyme, chant the rhyme as a class and complete a cloze activity. Afterward, they add the rhyme to their "My Very Own Nursery...
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Create a Graph Online

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Scholars create colorful bar, line, or pie graphs. They decide on a survey question to ask or a type of data to gather. From there, they collect information and data. They display this data in bar, line, or pie graphs that they create...
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Sensational Subtraction Centers

For Teachers K Standards
Engage your kindergarteners in a center-based lesson which provides experience and exposure to the connecting and symbolic levels of subtraction. This excellent lesson has many wonderful activities and handouts included for each of the...
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Just a Minute!

For Teachers K - 12th
Students put the standard measure of clock time -- the minute -- in perspective. This lesson plan can be modified for virtually any grade level. They write about what they learned about a minute as a result of the activities.
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Telling Time

For Teachers K - 1st
First graders play a fun game while learning to tell time. This BBC site is well designed. They enjoy it while learning a lot. Playing in pairs would be lots of fun.
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Citizenship

For Teachers K - 12th
Examine citizenship and the rights and responsibilities that come along with it. Discuss civic values, compare requirements for citizenship today with those from 1896, and lead your students to create a country with its own citizenship...
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Everybody Is Unique: A Lesson in Respect for Others' Differences

For Teachers K - 8th
Learners of all ages talk about the meaning of the word "unique," and draw a truly unique person, one part at a time. They create a totally unique person, with a head drawn by one student, a torso drawn by another student, and lower body...
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Pay It Forward Project

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Create a list of random acts of kindness and have your class perform them during a designated week. Learners will also participate in a project centered around being kind to others. Each grade chooses their kindness project, and then...
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Chipmunk Review Game

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Play a chipmunk game to review skills that enhace a community or family atmosphere in the classroom. In this non-competitive review game, this technique will challenge children to recall facts from any topic without the usual...
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Online —On Stage—and Action

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Use your tablets to participate in a culture-sharing project with a class in a foreign country. Your class can communicate and share ideas with a class in another country, swapping information regarding language and culture. Together you...
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Mary Todd Tours the World

For Teachers K - 5th
Pupils analyze how distinguishing another culture encourages us to respect each other. They research culture and all its avenues, recognizing and comprehending the relationship between people and geography. Ultimately, they can apply...
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Hunter Model 3

For Teachers K
Kindergarteners will increase their overall speech intelligibility. They use "tail" sounds to produce consonant-vowel-consonant --(CVC - consonant vowel consonant) syllable words. A fabulous resource for use with comunicative disorders. 
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Animal Alphabet

For Teachers K - 2nd
Review the alphabet and the sounds each letter makes before having learners identify animals whose names begin with each letter. Working in groups of four to six, they make an animal alphabet book with the letter, a picture of the animal...
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Mouse Mess

For Teachers K
Scholars practice rhyming and phonemic awareness using trade books and poetry. They will listen to the book Mouse Mess several times throughout the week, identifying rhyming words, and matching words that begin with the same sound. Then...
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Don't Fall in the Hot Lava

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Readers will explore letter recognition through an ABC game. Letters are scattered on the floor. The teacher calls out a letter and learners find that letter and jump on it. Then the teacher calls out words and they jump on the letter...
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What's in a Word?

For Teachers K - 1st
Explore compound words and their use in text with young readers. They locate, create, separate, and define compound words found in meaningful text and print. In addition, they create a compound word bank, create words using strips, and...