Thanksgiving is the perfect time to explore fractions, although this first grade lesson could work on any day of the year. Have your students practice fractions to decide how many slices of pie are needed in order to feed the whole class and how many pies the teacher should purchase for a treat.
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Find some fun and creative ways to bring Thanksgiving into your Kindergarten or first-grade classroom. We have several songs and finger-plays as well as sorting, listening skills, and counting.
Story problems are a great way to practice basic math skills. Use these first grade math story problems in the classroom, or send them home with your students for additional practice.
In this series of articles, we looked at communities and careers, focusing on community helpers, such as policeman, firefighters and teachers. To wrap things up, hold a career day at school and get your young students thinking about what they would like to be when they grow up.
To help the students in your class to learn and understand the importance of classroom rules, make your classroom rules attractive and memorable. For children in lower elementary grades, using “bees” to teach them how to “be” in the classroom is a cute and effective way to teach the classroom rules.
To improve reading comprehension, students should be encouraged to complete pre-reading activities before reading text. Familiarity with the text improves understanding and leads to reading success.
Here are two really easy and quick science projects you can do to intrigue and amaze your students. These elementary science activities will show your students just how interesting science can be!
One of my favorite teaching methods for the writing process for K-2 teachers is sharing the pen. Here you will learn how to choose a writing topic from everyday classroom experiences and share the pen with students.