Lesson Plans & Worksheets for Grades 1 & 2
Make learning exciting and fun with these lesson plans, worksheets and unique ideas, created and vetted by teachers and education professionals. Several curriculum-based subjects are covered such as language arts, science, social studies and math, as well as thematic units that run throughout all subjects and encourage students to think creatively and holistically. You’ll find book and literature ideas, webquests and computer-based lesson plans, songs and poems, games and much, much more. Make Bright Hub Education among your go-to resources for creative lesson plan ideas.
- Spend or Save? Counting Money in First and Second Grade
Use a fun book as a springboard to a money-counting lesson! Students will have hands-on practice adding and subtracting coins.
- Hail to the Chief! Celebrating Presidents' Day in First Grade
This two-day lesson includes activities to complete your study of this important holiday, which honors presidents of the past and present.
- Show Me the Money! A First Grade Math Lesson
Start by reading a well-done book about a little girl saving her money until she accumulates $1.00. Then do some cross-curricular follow-up activities that give students practice with coin counting.
- Hundreds Chart Activities for First Grade and Kindergarten Math
Here you will find ideas for getting the most out of the hundreds chart.
- How Far Did It Go? A First Grade Math Lesson
The great thing about a lesson on measurement is that it is usually a hands-on activity and it often gets the kids up and moving. This lesson fits those criteria with an added “spin” to it.
- Data Isn’t Dull! A First Grade Math Lesson
Organize, represent and interpret data? That sounds too technical! Actually it can be simple and fun for your young students. You can even include this in your daily morning routine. The main thing to do is to think of an engaging kid-oriented subject and you will grab students’ attention.
- It’s Time to Study Timelines! A First Grade Lesson
Timelines are a great way to put events in sequential order in a simple way for young students to understand. Start with some examples and then assist students as they make personal timelines. As part of the cross-curriculum project the children will share their work with the class.
- Teaching Literacy with Eve Bunting: Author Study
Eve Bunting is a true storyteller who has written over 150 books. She was born and raised in Ireland, as many of her books are based on Irish folklore. Do an author study on Bunting in your Elementary class to build your students' literacy skills.
- Celebremos! Let’s Celebrate! Hispanic Heritage Month: A First Grade Lesson
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th and continues until October 15th. Include a lesson each week of the month and end it with a fiesta!