What conservation projects for 2nd graders will excite them? What about making a wildlife habitat in the schoolyard, or taking air pollution samples. There are more inspiring projects for your students to explore and enjoy.
In preschool shapes – stars is one of the most appealing to young children. Sing a song, make “star paint,” and hold a Star Party. Students will have fun and learn too in this star studded environment.
Nora is a little girl who lives in a huge apartment building, and through her efforts she helps build community spirit. Students will examine vocabulary and make comparisons between their living conditions and Nora’s lifestyle with this Busybody Nora literature unit.
“If You Give a Pig a Pancake” provides another fun filled opportunity for students to learn more about sequencing. This skill is important in comprehension, giving and receiving instructions, retelling a story and story writing. What fun you and your students will have with a pig and a pancake!
Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond have created a whole series of “If You Give a ……” and children love them. These teaching ideas will provide suggestions for vocabulary activities, exploration of the structure of the story and opportunities for students to create their own stories.
The concept of mapping is difficult for most students. Follow these steps from easy to complex and encourage to inspire and encourage your 2nd graders to explore maps on their own.