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Soda Straw Rockets

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Three, two, one, blast off to a better understanding of force and motion with this exciting science lesson! Beginning with a discussion about rockets and gravity, young scientists go on to complete a series of worksheets about net forces...
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My Online Community

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
The Internet isn't a place, but it is made up of real people. As your students will find out, it is a way to connect people and ideas to build a larger and more global community. They'll draw, discuss, and explore vocabulary as they...
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The Class Election from the Black Lagoon Storia Teaching Guide

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
One of my favorite things about this resource is that they use a standardized lexile to help you determine who should be reading what book. I also love this great teacher's guide for the book, The Class Election from the Black Lagoon. In...
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Keep It Private

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Internet sites ask for a lot of personal information these days and most youngsters are not aware what is safe for them to share. By showing your class online check-out pages for sites such as Amazon, ETSY, and LEGO they will begin to...
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Kids Can Make a Difference

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What is a philanthropist? We can all be philanthropists! After assessing the needs of the school and listening to literature about how they can help others, primary learners develop a class project and maintain a journal of their...
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Create With Cozmo - Digital Workbook

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Shared Resource Take your students on a creative coding journey with their very own robot buddy, Cozmo. (Cozmo robot not included.) Use code to teach new concepts to make and customize your own games and projects:Start off on Coder Level 1 and tackle...
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Expressing Emotions through Art Lesson 1—Everyone Shows They Care

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
In a instructional activity that explores art and emotions, scholars analyze a piece of art and discuss which emotions it portrays. They go on to reflect on their own emotions and how they are similar to the feelings expressed...
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Oral Interviews

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Show class members how personal history can be using an oral interview project. Even the youngest learners engage with history using a resource to create and execute interviews with members of their community. The activity walks a class...
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Good Touch, Bad Touch

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
A lesson examines three types of touches—safe and caring touches, unsafe touches, and unwanted touches. Scholars take part in a class discussion in preparation for an activity in which small groups read scenarios, identify which type of...
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Protect Your Personal Space

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Bubbles blown in the air begin a lesson about personal space. Making the connection between one's personal bubble and the floating bubbles around them, scholars take part in an activity that challenges them to stand with their peers and...
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Goldilocks Revisited

For Teachers 2nd Standards
After a read-aloud of the story Goldielocks and the Three Bears, scholars gather into small groups to answer a series of questions. Peers examine the idea of smart decisions and identify three feelings of characters alongside three...
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The Many Roles I Play in My Community

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Small groups brainstorm their roles in the community. Then, individually, complete a community roles web worksheet. Peers share their completed product and extend the conversation to include the feelings and character traits that go...
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Retelling Henry's Freedom Box

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine is the focus of a lesson that sheds light on a child's experience as a slave. Following a preview of the book, scholars begin a KWL chart and discuss their...
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Social Awareness Strategies

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
What are the benefits of developing social awareness? Using the resource, readers learn strategies for fostering civil discourse, creating a participatory classroom, and enhancing family involvement. Scholars also take a personality...
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Who Can Help Me at School?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
A discussion about community helpers opens a lesson about the helpers in your school. Scholars list responsible adults found at school, a list they can reference while they complete a graphic organizer that answers a series of questions...
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My Mouth is a Volcano

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
A discussion about interrupting others sets the stage for a lesson all about respecting others when speaking. Scholars listen to the story, My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook, then brainstorm ways an individual can keep from...
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The Seasons Circle

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
An engaging video begins a learning experience in which scholars look closely at the four seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall. A read-aloud shares information followed by a discussion to answer specific questions. Small groups work...
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BIG Ideas about BIG Feelings

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A read-aloud of the story, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, begins a lesson all about big emotions. Scholars share a time when someone they know exhibited strong feelings, focusing on what they said, looked like, and how they...
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Stranger Danger

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Assist scholars in making safe choices with a activity all about strangers. After a discussion about instinct and what a stranger is, pupils listen to the story Ruby by Michael Emberley. Pairs work together to read a scenario and share...
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Benefits of Connecting with Nature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Feel the healing effects of nature. Individuals learn about the benefits of nature using imagery. They begin by defining words to express how they feel emotionally and then practice using those words with hands-on activities. Once they...
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Food Waste Solutions

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Easy doesn't always mean better. In an era with pre-packaged everything, learners consider the environmental impact of the convenient trend. They critique the packaging of food and how waste impacts cost and then look for solutions.
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Food Waste and the Environment

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Out of sight out of mind can be a dangerous habit. Learners investigate the life of food waste after it leaves people's homes and its impact on the environment. They complete a series of three activities that involve building a mini...
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Food Waste and Natural Resources

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
There is a limited supply of natural resources. Pupils complete a series of activities to investigate the natural resources used in food processing. They consider food waste to draw conclusions about the amount of resources used...
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Trees of the Midwest

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
All trees are not created equal. A set of three wildlife conservation lessons has learners examine the characteristics of individual trees. They look at the life cycle of the tree using a story and reference a field guide to identify...