Use Sculpey clay as a fun way to introduce young children to the concept of self-portraits while they create a pen topper.
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Summer is coming to a close and many students start to get weary of the pressure of the upcoming school year. Help your child have a successful year.
Students will enjoy this experience even as they challenge themselves to make an effort towards change. Use this lesson plan as an introductory lesson plan to teach students how to create a science experiment.
Use this lesson plan to help your students create an experiment in matter and energy. Students will enjoy this as they use their own creativity and ineterests to create a fun and interesting science experiment.
Budget lesson plans need to teach students about managing their own finances as well as being able to manage larger finances, such as for specific events. Use this fun lesson plan to teach students how to create and manage an event budget. Their reward will be great if they budget right!
This introductory genetics lesson plan to begin instructing your students on genetics. This genetics lesson plan is the first in a series that will narrow in focus as it goes along.
The first day of school is rapidly approaching, so it is time to start preparing for the beginning of school. It is time to start photocopying documents, writing lesson plans, and establishing that old routine.
Use this budget lesson plan to let students see how tax dollars are spent. Students will enjoy the debating aspect of this lesson plan as they try to determine how the community could be better served.
This article examines activities that teachers can do while they are still enjoying summer break and able to relax. Soon, classes will be in session, and many teachers will be too busy and too tired to enjoy their time away from the class room.
The ‘Granny’ series of books is ideal for using as first chapter books with early elementary students. There are many linked lesson plans to use, and the books have lots of cool pictures to keep kids interested and build comprehension. Grannies have never been so appealing!
It’s not everyone who can claim a movie star for a granny! This hilarious tale in the Granny series by Jan Dallimore links easily with media literacy and using film and drama in the classroom with 2nd grade readers. As a first chapter book it is a great story to use in English with early elementary.
Chemistry experiments can be lots of fun to do with kids. Especially when they get to transform themselves into a foaming at the mouth creature using carbonation! Try this inexpensive experiment to show your students how fun learning can be!
This is a fun and inexpensive chemistry experiment that teaches students about the natural process of cleaning through using natural chemicals. Students will enjoy doing this project.
For some, animal science projects are an easy option when it comes to teaching science in elementary school. But with a few good non fiction science books in hand, inquiry learning through an animal science project can reach a whole new level. Check out this new book!