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Wax Museum

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Student role play as statues in a wax museum while the teacher takes the role of the curator. They stand in a static position until the curator leaves the room. They interact until the curator returns at which point they freeze. Now they...
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Guess What I Am Doing

For Teachers K
Students observe as the teacher performs a pantomime for a number of activities that the students would see in everyday life. They identify the action that the teacher is performing such as folding clothes or washing dishes. They are...
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3D Houses

For Teachers K - 1st
Students construct 3-dimensional structures from 2-dimensional paper. They design and compile their structures to resemble a neighborhood community.
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Rhyming With Ramon

For Teachers K
Students examine healthy behaviors to avoid the flu. They repeat words that rhyme, sing a song, and repeat a chant and act out the verses to reinforce healthy behaviors to avoid the flu.
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We All Have Feelings

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students are read the book, Can I Be Good? by Livingston Taylor, and discuss the fact that people and animals have similar feelings. They also figure out which feelings both people and animals have and discuss examples, as well as,...
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Pollution in Fish - Bioaccumulation

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students use napkins or sheets of paper to simulate how toxins can bioaccumulate through the food chain. They enact the passing of toxins throughout the food chain and consider how toxins can become harmful to humans.
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Phonics Monster Game Suggestion: Change It

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Students play the game "Change It" and practice making words from phonic monster cards. In this "Change It" instructional activity, students read words and phrases that are used as functional print with visual cues. Students respond to...
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Finding an Apartment

For Teachers Pre-K - 7th
Students practice appropriate etiquette and language when finding an apartment. In this finding an apartment lesson plan, students role-play examples of manners associated with the task of looking for a place to live. Students work with...
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Donavan's Word Jar

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Youngsters read the fictional story Donavan's Word Jar. Then they discuss word usage and phonetics in class. They also answer study questions about the book and define a list of vocabulary terms.
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The Web of Life

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore the interconnectedness of living things in an ecosystem. They use pictures and arrows to develop a food web, and participate in constructing a class food web with students representing various parts of the web.
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PARACHUTES IN CYBERSPACE

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students research on the Internet to find pictures of parachutes/skydiving. They pick out shapes, colors, letters, and body positions. Then they play different games with the parachute in gym class.
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The Chocolate Touch

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars investigate language arts by answering story study questions. In this word sorting lesson plan, students read the book The Chocolate Touch and answer questions regarding the characters, language and conflict in the story....
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Alphabet Quilt

For Teachers K
Students investigate English by creating an art project. For this alphabet lesson, students listen as the teacher reads them a story regarding the ABC's and practice reciting them as well. Students utilize the web to locate images based...
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Jump, Jump

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students investigate physical education by reading a children's book. For this jump rope lesson, students read the book Jump, Jump and discuss their own physical activities and identify the characters, settings and plot. Students answer...
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My Dog

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students examine animal characteristics by reading a children's story in class. In this story comprehension lesson, students read the book My Dog by Carolyn Cordon and discuss their own opinions of pets, dogs and their knowledge about...
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Note Values

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore music appreciation by participating in a rhythm activity. In this musical notes lesson, students utilize the Internet and complete activities regarding musical compositions, music time and note values. Students create...
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Look at this Mess!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students investigate language arts by analyzing images in a story. In this story prediction instructional activity, students examine the front cover of the book Look at this Mess! and discuss their predictions about the content. Students...
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Guess That Sequence!

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students analyze number sense by participating in a pattern identification activity. In this number sequence lesson plan, students examine several groups of numbers and identify the sequence in the group before adding on to it. Students...
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Bon Appetite Arcade Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students research nutrition by examining the food pyramid. In this culinary lesson, students identify the concept of a balanced meal by researching the different groups on a food pyramid. Students utilize the web to play a game titled...
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Book of Little Things

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students inquire about visual arts by reading a children's book in class. In this Keith Haring lesson, students examine the book Nina's Book of Little Things and create their own drawings based on their personal life. Students emulate...
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A Book About Heart

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars analyze emotion by participating in a coloring activity. In this art analysis lesson, students examine art pieces on the Internet and discuss their communicative abilities. Young scholars create illustrations based on...
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Pop Art People

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners research art history by creating an illustration in class. In this popular art lesson, students identify Keith Haring by researching information on the web. Learners draw people in different athletic poses and mount their...
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Hip Hop Dance Cut Outs

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners research visual art by examining art on-line. In this art expression activity, students discuss the history of art after researching information on the Internet. Learners view images on the web which feature physical movement...
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Big Hat People

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students investigate visual arts by reading a children's book in class. In this collage lesson, students read the book by Keith Haring titled Big and discuss the themes and settings. Students discuss how adjectives are used to describe...