Lesson Instructions Day 1: (Duration: 60 minutes) 1. Read a book about the Earth’s Layers. I use Planet Earth/Inside Out by Gail Gibbons (1998). 2. Look up a picture of the Earth’s layers (here’s a good URL: http://www.universetoday.com/61200/earths-layers/) or use a poster that shows the Earth’s layers. Introduce or review the different layers of the […]
Lesson Instructions see zip file upload, see Google Docs link, pictures included Full set-up takes 2-5 hours depending on how you mark your boundaries and how many Fitness Center stations are included. I also post a Roller Racer Fitness Center word wall and post poster-size Roller Racer Fitness Center Rubric. I usually go in the […]
Lesson Instructions This lesson encourages children to explore an outdoor garden space. Children will use a clipboard, pencil, and the form to find different things in the garden. They will need to have a basic understanding of living and non-living things and plant parts. Magnifying glasses help students deepen their level of engagement. Children will […]
This is an open ended lesson. Students can enter in and be successful no matter their level.
Lesson Instructions I work with 7th grade Life Science Students. This lesson uses 2 different cubes to teach them not only the steps of the scientific method but also the nature of science-gathering and analyzing data and drawing conclusions from that data. I have chosen to not show my students the bottom of the second […]
Lesson Instructions This lesson/unit can be a single lesson, multi-lesson, full unit, and/or a “Challenge” competition. Teacher choice! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij-3VO5AiUQ Materials: 5 balls/objects in variety of shapes and sizes. I use beanbag, 8 inch foam (covered) ball, stuffed ball (like stuffed animal), beach balll, knobby ball, and/or e-z grab ball. Sometimes (for fun!) I also used […]
Who says you can’t make money teaching? Each year I use a token economy as a system to encourage students to help in the classroom with attitude and work, and in the first day of school we make coins out of homemade dough with ¾” PVC to roll stamp them out with. It’s nice to have some textures to press in the dough, too. That’s what I call rolling in the dough! Or, at least, rolling it out.
In preparation you can read “The Story of Money” by Betsy Maestro, which actually can take a couple of hours to get through orally, or you can give a brief history of money from Wikipedia or this nice concise version from PBS. Any of these can also be read or introduced during the making of the money. The idea, though, of working together on a physical task, is that it allows conversation to happen, and we are the people who also teach how to be a person.
At the beginning of the year, I introduce Book Bingo to my students. At that time, I send home the instructions, a sample Book Bingo Review and the Book Bingo Grid. I make mass copies of the Book Bingo Review to keep in a drawer in my classroom that students can easily access as they finish books. I also post the Book Bingo Review, Grid, and Instructions in my classroom and on my website for access at home. To keep organized and to make sure students are reading on their grade level or slightly above, I created an Approval Sheet for each student where I record each title, the date and the category. I can then tick off each book as they turn in the summary as an easy reference for keeping track of progress. I keep these sheets in a binder.
Lesson Instructions Student will use inhaler properly Materials Vocabulary Pictures Inhaler Lesson Duration 15 minutes Placement Beginning Categories Health Standards Common Core ELA Common Core ELA Language Other/Alternative Standard(s)