Teaching Grades Pre-K to 5

The elementary school years in the US cover a range of grade levels, typically from kindergarten through fifth grade, but often ranging from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade or higher, depending on the individual school system. The lesson plans, worksheets, and teaching tips covered in this section of Bright Hub Education focus on teaching younger students, from Pre-K through Grade 5, though some lesson plans may be suitable for slightly higher grade levels as well.
While lesson plans are divided by the appropriate level as much as possible, you will also find a section entitled Grade School Activities, where we cover a broad range of activities and crafts that cross many grades, depending on the unit you are teaching and the individual abilities of your students. The vast majority of lesson plans and activities have been written and vetted by teachers and education professionals, and have been tried and tested in classrooms throughout the United States.

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Hands-on Learning With Books: Activities for the Early Childhood Class

Appreciate literature in your classroom. It is one of the best ways to motivate your students to take an interest in written as well as a spoken language.  Why not integrate learning across the curriculum with good books?  Don’t fall short on ideas for the upcoming school year. Turn to your children’s literature library and …

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Patriotism: Activities For Children That Can Nurture a Love of Our Country

Patriotism: Activities For Children That Can Nurture a Love of Our Country

We are lucky to live in a nation where freedom and justice for all prevails. We as parents/teachers are the ones to teach our children the importance of patriotism. How much does your child know about the United States? When we understand our country’s history and events, we respect each other more and feel like …

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Native American Crafts For Kids: Southeastern Nations

Native American Crafts For Kids: Southeastern Nations

For years before the European explorers came upon American shores, the native nations prospered around the areas of the Southeastern areas known today as North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana. Discover traditional crafts of these tribes (Catawba, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole) –nations of people who lived in a …

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Conversation Heart Activities for Valentine’s Day

Conversation Heart candies are those sweet-talking, heart-shaped confections that have kids of all ages enjoying the sayings and munching for years. Loads of colors, flavors, and sayings that change from year to year; these candies are over a century old. The New England Confectionery Company (NECCO) began manufacturing these hearts around the year 1902, but …

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Games and Puzzles in Mathematics for the Elementary Classroom

National Game and Puzzle Week is celebrated from November 21st thru the 27th and National Puzzle Day is January 29th. It’s a time to discover all types of “Arithmetricks” in the classroom by playing games and puzzles in mathematics that stimulate analytical thinking and challenge kids’ problem-solving skills. Below are a few ideas to try. …

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Reindeer Games and Activities for the Primary Grades

Reindeer Games and Activities for the Primary Grades

Focus on fun as you spotlight one of the season’s favorite animals – the reindeer. Children hear about the famous Rudolph during Christmas and wonder if reindeer can really fly. Teach your students about this animal through reindeer games and other movement activities. Handprint Reindeer Hats Prior to the movement games, invite the children to …

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