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Gingerbread Houses

This is a great activity for the week before winter vacation — very calming activity. Be sure to play soothing instrumental music during the building process. Objectives: listen to literature about the North Pole, bakeries, Mrs. Santa Claus, ginger bread. follow directions to assemble a gingerbread house out of icing, graham crackers and candy. write [...]

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie… Sequencing Wheel Activity

My favorite book is one in a series by Numeroff, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, where the children design their own story, using a literature “wheel” and fill in each part of the wheel with the next thing the mouse will want. The top portion of the wheel is turned to see the [...]

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Let’s Talk Teeth Dental Health Unit

This unit includes both primary and intermediate activities for a dental health/teeth study. UNIT ACTIVITIES Make a Tooth Model Make a Book The Tooth Fairy Came Last Night – Poem My Teeth Chant Play a Game Teeth Graph Make a Tooth Model You will need: marshmallows and toothpicks INTERMEDIATE For older children, supply them with fresh [...]

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Dictionary Skills

This is a lesson which will help students review their spelling words while practicing dictionary skills Objectives: Students will successfully locate words in the dictionary and will demonstrate awareness of guide words Materials: Spelling list dictionary piece of paper pencil Dictionary Skills Worksheet – Guide Words - Use worksheet to record spelling words, look up in dictionary, [...]

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Sense You Asked! Writing Workshop Lesson

A Cooperative Group Writing Workshop Lesson Materials: chart paper photos of a recent study trip markers Lesson Plan: This cooperative group writing workshop activity is best when completed after a study trip or a “being there” experience(i.e. to the zoo). A lesson on developing students descriptive writing using the 5 senses. Group the students in [...]

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Pumpkin Circuit Learning Centers

Set up pumpkin activities in a circuit. Cooperative groups rotate from station to station.  This activity may be planned during a unit on pumpkins. I usually plan it toward the end of my unit on pumpkins in late October. Materials: A student record sheet on which information from each task is recorded 5 large sheets [...]

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Halloween Creative Writing Project

Objectives: Students practice writing creatively from the pumpkin’s point of view and build on creative writing skills. Materials: A sheet of paper with a pumpkin shape drawn on it. (Lines can be drawn to help younger students write in a straight line.) Pumpkin Printables Lesson Plan: I start by telling the students that they are [...]

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First Day of School: I’ll Get to Know You

To welcome children to school and help them get to know one another. Materials: Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein Big Buttons with a letter of the alphabet written on it, or Hershey’s miniature candies. Lesson Plan: The first activity is called, “I’ll get to know you.” The teacher (ahead of time) tapes either a big [...]

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