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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.

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  • Crafts for Unofficial Holidays in September
    Kids love holidays, but some months like September do not have any major ones. So, it’s time to think about unofficial holidays and celebrations to entertain your students and create crafts to go along with the date. Here are a few unofficial celebrations to consider in your classroom.
  • Need a Lift? A Second Grade Lesson About Lift and Drag
    Aerodynamics is a big word for second graders. But learning about aerodynamics can be a fun hands-on lesson. First, we will read a book together and then use our knowledge.
  • This Equals Twenty! Mental Math Activities for Second Grade
    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.
  • Why Do We Have Winter? Second Grade Science
    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.
  • Contrast and Compare The Tortoise and the Hare: Second Grade Language Arts
    When students look at literature with a more critical eye, it helps them to learn different styles of writing and illustrating. In this lesson, we compare two versions of a popular fable.
  • Building a Snowman Together: A Math Glyph for First Grade
    Glyphs are a thought-provoking way to show several pieces of data at once. In this lesson, first graders will work with a partner to design a snowman based on a series of instructions.
  • Is the Bear Big or Gigantic? A Second Grade Language Arts Lesson
    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.
  • What Does a President Do? A First Grade Social Studies Lesson
    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.
  • The International Space Station: A Workplace in Space
    Children have a natural curiosity about space and traveling to planets. Stimulate interest in learning about the International Space Station by presenting your little astronauts with activities that help them understand what it’s like to live and work in outer space.
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