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“I Can” Common Core! 2nd Grade Writing

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Monitor the growth of young writers with this Common Core writing standards checklist. Written as I can statements, this resource provides second graders with clear goals for developing their writing skills.
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Spring Colors

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Holi, Easter, Fassika, Sham El Nessim, and Earth Day are all springtime events that celebrate renewal and hope. Explore how different cultures celebrate the spring season with a three-step lesson plan that incorporates research, social...
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Parts of an Antelope

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
There are so many wonderful parts to an animal: fur, antlers, tails, and legs, to name a few. A large diagram of an antelope is used to start a matching game, where the class matches body parts made of the same material. They discuss...
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A Season for Chapters

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Art, music, poetry, and the beauty of the seasons is what you'll find in this very nice unit idea. You can use any of the suggested books and activities to engage your second graders in an exploration of the changes that take place...
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Marvelous Measurement in the Outdoor Classroom

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Here is a lesson that isn't just about making scientific observations, it's also about determining which tool is needed to collect accurate data. After reviewing what it means to be safe when working outdoors, the class hikes around the...
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Wild Whale Classification

For Teachers 1st Standards
Did you know you can classify whales into two major categories; whales with teeth and whales with baleen? Audio recordings of a whale song kicks off the lesson, as learners examine the similarities and differences they see in a set of...
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Life of a Butterfly

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Reading about the life of a butterfly is great, but reenacting the life of a butterfly is even better! After reading and discussing the stages in the butterfly life cycle, the class teams up to run a life cycle relay race. Each team...
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Coral Reef Habitat Match

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Different animals live in different habitats, and each animal has specifically adaptive traits that make them tailor-made for their environments. This is true on land and in the ocean. Little ones examine how various marine animals have...
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Staying Safe Online

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Discuss with your class online safety and show them how to choose sites that are appropriate. Youngsters then play an interactive game which helps them determine suitable websites. An excellent, lively lesson that teaches a very...
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Going Places Safely

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
In this internet safety lesson, students discuss the rules for staying safe on the internet. By taking a virtual field trip, students experience how the Internet can take them to places they might not be able to visit in person. This...
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Show Respect Online

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Digital citzenship is explored as your class discusses how to show respect in social situations, in-person, and online by recognizing the importance of "tone" in both face-to-face and online communications. Using a hand-out, learners...
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Activity Guide: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Enhance a reading of the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Joseph had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback with this collection of learning activities. Starting with general background information about the book and author, this...
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Teachers' Resource Kit - Taming the Sun

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
For thousands of years, people have been creating stories to explain their observations of the natural world. Explore this interesting literary form with this series of activities complementing the book Taming the Sun: Four Maori...
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Migration Activities for Kids

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
For as long as there has been life on earth, animals, including humans, have used migration as a means of survival. This collection of activities supports young scientists as they learn about this behavioral adaptation, encouraging them...
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As the Kids Come and Go: Mapping a Classroom

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Map the classroom with your kids to help them understand how maps work and how to read them. The lesson starts off with a story about animals living and moving around the globe, and then kids create maps of their classroom to show how...
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Sending Email

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Kindergarten students discuss how they can send email messages to other people as forms of communication. This lesson helps students see that the Internet provides a means of communicating with real people through a role-playing activity.
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No Foot, No Horse

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Why do horses wear shoes? Why do people wear shoes? Using worksheets, which are embedded in the plan, learners write descriptive paragraphs about their own shoes, classify a pile of shoes, and also engage in math games about the variety...
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Things For Sale

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Students research online products and the sites that try to sell them. In this online advertising instructional activity, students see that the main purpose of product sites is to encourage viewers to buy the product. Students create...
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Oklahoma Stone Soup

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Class members complete activities related to the story "Oklahoma Stone Soup." First, pupils read, discuss, and answer questions about the story. Next, to incorporate math into the lesson, learners make stone soup using a variety of...
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The Solar System

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Students explore the Solar System. In this cross-curriculum space instructional activity, students identify the planets, name them in order according to distance from the sun, and describe major characteristics of each planet. Students...
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Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
What does it mean to grow? To germinate? For the plan detailed here, class members investigate the growth process of an oak tree while focusing on the beginning stages of planting and germination. They plant seeds and record observations...
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Beef or Dairy?

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Guernsey, Jersey, Holstein. Brangus, Charoloais, Herford. Here’s a truly cross-curricular resource that combines language arts, science, math, and visual arts activities as class members learn to distinguish between beef and dairy...
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The Fable of Franny And Her Fabulous Fainting Goat

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Mix the art of reading comprehension with the skill of telling time. Children in grades two and three will discuss the importance of goats throughout history based on the provided background information. They'll create cute goat clocks...
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ABC Searching

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Young scholars explore English by completing an interactive computer activity. In this alphabet lesson, students research the Internet to create a picture dictionary which they share with classmates. Young scholars locate digital images...