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Earth Day Teaching Ideas

Here are some ideas posted @ the A to Z Teacher Stuff Forums over the years… Miss W: Go on a nature hike, even if it’s around the playground. Have teams find an item they can share with the class, or take clipboards and make a nature scene on paper. Plant seeds that they can later [...]

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Earth Day Songs & Poems

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (Tune: The More We Get Together) Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Recycle, recycle Reduce, Reuse, Recycle It’s easy to do ‘Cause your trash And my trash Make up way Too much trash Reduce, Reuse, Recycle It’s easy to do! Trash is Blowing All Around (Tune: London Bridge) Trash is blowing all around, All around, [...]

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And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street Writing Activity

Students use And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss to write a story. Objectives: The students will listen to a story, then use the same format to write a class book. Materials: And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss writing paper Lesson Plan: First, [...]

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Teaching Money

Here are two of my old lessons from student teaching… so you may have to overlook my wordiness to find something useful in them. These lessons were modifications of the boring textbook we used. Objectives: Lesson One Students will be able to identify coin/money values. Students will be able to write amounts of money. Lesson [...]

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Fraction Fun with Food

Objectives: The students will be able to identify concepts of fractions by using M & M’s and pizza shapes to create their own fraction. Group skills and cognitive skills will be used when allowing the students time to work together to devise a fraction combination. Materials: pizza boxes circle pieces bag of m & m’s [...]

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Clouds, Cloud Formation & Types of Clouds

The students will understand what a cloud is, how it is formed and the various types of clouds. Teacher Materials: It Looked Like Spilt Milk – Paperback | Big Book Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs large jar plastic bag filled with ice warm water one sheet of black paper flashlight matches Student Materials: science journal, [...]

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Where are all those teeth?

The students will explore the legend of the tooth fairy. Where do they think the fairies take all those teeth or is there just one fairy, etc. Materials: Book - What do Fairies Do With All Those Teeth?   Ingredients for tooth necklace 1 cup flour 1/4 cup salt 1/4 cup clear glitter 1/3 cup water [...]

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Sink or Float

Students discover which items sink and which items float. Materials: Tub of water or small bucket 5-10 small items that will sink or float in the water (I would have 5 that float and 5 that sink) Lesson Plan: Have students in the class circle around the object that you have the water in. Talk [...]

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Shapes!

This lesson is designed to teach preschool children about five basic shapes- square, rectangle, triangle, circle, and star. Objectives: Following instruction on the five basic shapes, the preschool students will be able to recognize and name each shape with 100 percent accuracy. After doing a hands-on experiment with the different shapes, the preschool students will [...]

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Class Number Book

Students will practice counting to ten and one to one association. Materials: catalogs or magazines, such as Sears, Ltd and J.C. Penney scissors glue large pieces of construction paper of different colors Lesson Plan: Find large numbers in the catalogs or magazines. Use these to glue at the corner or center of each page of [...]

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