Students explore the works of four award-winning authors and illustrators, Grace Lin, Yuyi Morales, Monica Brown and Jerry Pinkney, learning about their lives and inspirations.
Lions and Tigers and Bears OH-my! Help young students practice their research and presentation skills with this fun, hands-on animal research and presentation project.
How do we find a happy balance between our online and offline activities? Students consider the feelings of themselves and others when making decisions about when, where, and how much to use technology. Approximately 25 mins.
LESSON OBJECTIVES: Know when and why to take breaks from device time. Consider the feelings of people around them, even when engaged in fun online activities.
Students become engaged in reading through a variety of familiar stories with predictable patterns and illustrations that allow them to anticipate words, phrases, and events on their own.
How do you say goodbye to technology when you don't want to? Whether it's watching TV or playing on a tablet, using tech can be super fun! Often, kids find it hard to transition from an online activity to an offline one. Teach your students a simple routine for how to manage those inevitable digital interruptions that are part of everyone's lives in the digital age. Approximately 30 mins.
LESSON OBJECTIVES: Learn why it's important to be aware and respectful of people while using devices. Learn the Pause, Breathe, Finish Up routine as a self-regulation strategy for transitioning from technology to face-to-face interactions.
Students learn about how to save the earth by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Students learn why waste is a problem, about the options for limiting waste, and read stories about different people from around the world who have found ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste.
How do you go places safely online? The power of the internet allows students to experience and visit places they might not be able to see in person. But, just like traveling in the real world, it's important to be safe when traveling online. On this virtual field trip, kids can practice staying safe on online adventures. Approximately 30 mins.
LESSON OBJECTIVES: Discover that the internet can be used to visit faraway places and learn new things. Compare how staying safe online is similar to staying safe in the real world. Explain rules for traveling safely on the internet.
Students discover what it means to be part of a classroom community, and learn how they can make the classroom a fun place to be by exploring a variety of texts and activities.
Students begin to explore African American history and the civil rights movement, serving as a launch for further discussions around discrimination, justice, and valuing individuals.
Students explore the beauties of winter through a variety of texts about winter, learning about winter weather and weather forecasts and how different animals and plants survive winter.