Make use of a technique that will help clean up scrap pieces of paper in your art room while creating unique projects. Paper fibers are broken apart when torn, which adds a dimensional effect to collages and allows a hands-on approach to learning lines, colors and shapes.
Dodgeball games for elementary PE classes include the traditional survival of the fittest to the more inclusive games that allow everyone a chance to win. Learn the rules to four variations of dodgeball.
Jon Agee wrote and illustrated, “The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau”, a charming story full of surprises. This lesson plan offers a brief summary of the plot and suggestions for classroom activities to encourage creative thinking.
The Paper Bag Princess is a fun read aloud story that empowers children to think through conflict situations. Use as a springboard for classroom discussion on true friendship, bravery and determination. Introduce a team building activity with a bragging contest and let the kids take charge.
Find out what your students remember from your classroom reading of The Witches by Roald Dahl. Choose from the following tests; thirteen short answer questions, multiple choice or descriptive paragraphs.
The Witches by Roald Dahl is full of mischievous twists and turns. In this article you will find several ideas to extend reading comprehension such as holding a debate, creating a newspaper and more.
Physical education gives students a sampling of the wide variety of fitness activities available to them. This article introduces a fitness unit for physical education containing a variety of lesson plan topics and activities such as running and jumping rope and ways of choosing teams for gym class.
“Matilda” is a great read-aloud book for an elementary school classroom. Imaginative and exciting, the story will engage your class. This article gives instructions on creating a comprehensive book report that incorporates vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing.
Roald Dahl offers English teachers a wonderful gift. Poems by Roald Dahl are perfectly suited for teaching a variety of poetry concepts in a way that engage the classroom.
Introduce your class to the concept of couplets, then lead them to create their own fun character poem.
“Fantastic Mr. Fox” is an imaginative read aloud story by Ronald Dahl. Use clever Mr. Fox and the gang to teach new descriptive vocabulary words and character analysis through engaging book discussions.