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.
- Labor Day Lesson Plans: The Teacher
The Teacher will be taught as the last community helper before the review lesson. Here you will discuss with the students what a teacher does and what they think a teacher does. Worksheets, songs and plenty of fun material!
- Creating Journals for Beginning Writers
You can buy journals for beginning writers, but making them is so easy and inexpensive. In this learning activity, students will make and decorate their own journals to use the whole year long.
- Essay Writing Lesson Plan for Early Elementary Students: The Many Faces of Mom
This lesson plan offers teachers of younger students a creative approach to outlining an essay while celebrating Mother’s Day at the same time.
- Spring Art Projects: Making Egg Head Plant Containers
This nature-based, springtime classroom project lets you plant grass in adorably decorated eggshell plant containers. Your students can use their artistic talents to decorate the shells and their science and nature brains to observe the growth of the seeds. Save up those eggshells!
- 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.