By second grade, most children know a lot about winter. They know about animals that hibernate, that the weather becomes colder and outdoor activities change. However, not many can explain why we have winter. Here is a lesson to help them understand the answer.
Learning big words that identify shapes can be exciting for young students. It seems grown up to them! But it’s important that they learn the attributes of a rectangle, square, circle or a triangle. This lesson will allow students to practice verbalizing the characteristics of each shape.
Graphs and charts are simple and space-saving ways to impart information. Since we’re all flooded daily with information presented in this way, creating and interpreting graphs and charts is a fundamental skill to learn. In this lesson, third graders will compile information they have gathered to cr
When mental math is required, the best technique to accomplish this objective is practice…practice…practice. But how do you keep the students interested when practicing this skill? Make it fun! Here are several activities that are quick, easy and effective.
Sorting is a fun hands-on activity for young students that gets them thinking. At first, provide a sorting rule such as sorting by color, size or shape. Take it to the next level and allow the children to sort by their own rules. This lesson provides activities to stimulate the thinking process!
Now that most second graders can compose complete sentences and short paragraphs, it is time to challenge them to choose words to liven up their writing. Is the turtle slow or poky? Are you hungry or famished? A change of one word can make a difference! Let’s practice this skill.
Begin by reading a simple version of a favorite Aesop’s Fable. Not only will it be an easy book with which to introduce characters, setting and major events but it will also provide a lesson about the importance of helping others.
Where’s my shoe? Is it under the bed or behind the chair? Did the cat go out or is she in front of the fireplace? Positional words are important to understand. In this lesson the students give clues using positional words so their friends can find a hidden object.
Children are never too young to learn fire safety rules. This lesson begins by reading an engaging rhyming book that depicts some common mistakes people make when caught in a fire. Then let the safety conversation begin!
Why is rhyming important? Research shows a correlation between rhyming and reading readiness. It provides an opportunity to sharpen listening skills, identify sounds and change sounds around. Besides, it’s fun! Today we will read a rhyming book as an introduction and play an active rhyming game.
Much of the news these days is about who will be the next president of the United States. Even young children are noticing it on the news. But what does the president do? This lesson will help to explain the duties of the president and the duties of being a good citizen.