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It’s Time to Get Organ-Wised

Several activities & printables for a unit on the body and body organs. GET TO KNOW YOUR MAJOR ORGANS Printables: Organ Cards – color • black & white • facts For younger children, copy the colorful organs onto card stock. Cut out and paste on craft sticks to make organ puppets. Introduce the organs to your students one by one […]

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The Heart

The objective of this lesson is to introduce the parts of the heart and the flow of blood through the heart. Materials: diagram of the heart a model of the heart masking tape markers small pieces of paper or index cards floor space Lesson Plan: Before class, the teacher should draw a large diagram of […]

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Folktale Unit: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

To help kids create their own versions of stories and learn to write a letter. The format for a letter is very important and also addressing an envelope can also be taught if time permits. Materials: envelopes lined paper pens or pencils Book: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs large piece of poster board […]

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Folktale Unit Ideas

Ideas to go with reading folktales. A folktale is usually an anonymous, timeless, and placeless tale circulated orally among a people. A fairy tale is a story (as for children) involving fantastic forces and beings (as fairies, wizards, and goblins). Therefore the two terms are used interchangeably here. The activities include reading, writing, graphing, map […]

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Complete Sentences

Students will be able to put parts of a sentence together to make a complete sentence. Materials: sentence strips paper sentence parts Lesson Plan: Do some warm up exercises with parts of a sentences using pieces of sentences strips. Have volunteers come to the board to put sentences in order. After the beginning exercise on […]

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Being Treated Equally

To let children experience prejudice first hand, in reference to Martin Luther King Day. Materials: A favorite class treat – enough for the entire class. I use peanut butter crackers or pretzels that we normally have for a morning snack. Book: A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. or Happy Birthday Martin Luther King                             Lesson Plan: […]

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Using the Internet, students will draw the flag of Australia, identify and label Australia’s major cities, and become familiar with facts about Australia’s tourists attractions and culture. Students will create a travel brochure for Australia. Materials: Picture books by Mem Fox, especially Possom Magic. Other suggestions: Koala Lou, Wombat Divine, Hattie the Hen, Night Noises. Computers with internet access, and […]

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Technology and the African American Inventor

The purpose of this lesson is to create an awareness and understanding that important technological advances within our culture, in a variety of areas, are the result of the work done by a diverse group of people, many of whom are African Americans. To this end, students will be actively involved in discussions, research, and […]

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Learning the Days of the Week

Song lyrics for singing about the days of the week. Objectives: To teach children the days of the week through a song. Lesson Plan: During group time this can be sung everyday to help children learn the days of the week. For the day of the week the song is: Today is Monday all day […]

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If You Give a Pig a Pancake – P is for Pancakes! Classroom Cooking Activity

The children will write the letter P with pancake batter for a yummy treat to eat! Materials: If You Give a Pig a Pancake (Big Book) by Laura Numeroff Electric griddle pancake mix squeeze bottle. *Safety Note*  Do not heat up the griddle until the children have finished squirting the P. Lesson Plan: Read the […]

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