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The teacher will begin with a “Shout It Out” activity for students to identify the different traits plants and animals need to survive. Once students understand the basic needs of life, they will create and label a Venn diagram; one side for plants and the other side for animals. Students will then look at a series of pictures and write down similarities and differences of the characteristics of each plant and animal on the Venn diagrams they have created. As an extension, the teacher will divide the class into teams to talk about the story of the "Three Little Pigs" and how their behaviors (building different types of houses) affected their survival. The teams of students will then create a short story that features adaptations.
During this activity students will learn what is needed for a tomato plant to survive. Students will accomplish this by creating a hypothesis, placing plants in various environments and recording their results.
During this activity students will measure various household objects using non-standard units of measure (paper clips). This will be done both digitally with SMART Learning Suite Online and with manipulatives.
During this activity, students will learn about the people that serve and help their community. They will practice basic research skills to learn about their chosen community helper. They will then practice writing skills by writing them a thank you note.
During this activity students will explore light, shadows, 2D and 3D shapes. They will accomplish this by building a structure that casts a shadow and tracing that shadow. They will then try to re-build the structure based off the shadow drawing. Students will also learn the vocabulary words "transparent" and "Opaque and be able to use them to describe and object.
Who doesn’t love a castle? During this activity students will explore shapes and how they can fit together to create a castle. At the end of this activity students will have described and named 2D shapes and sorted them according to likeness. They will have also engineered a castle and worked their fine motor skills by picking up and placing the shapes.
Over the course of several lessons students will learn about various famous artists. They will explore seveal types of art and artistic movements by praticing basic research skills. Students will have the opportunity to create a work of art inspired by the artist they are studying. Students will also have the opportunity to build their vocabulary and work on their fine motor skills. In this lesson specifically students will study Van Gogh and create a self portrait inspired by his.
Over the course of several lessons students will learn about various famous artists. They will explore seveal types of art and artistic movements by praticing basic research skills. Students will have the opportunity to create a work of art inspired by the artist they are studying. Students will also have the opportunity to build their vocabulary and work on their fine motor skills. In this lesson specifically students will be learning bout impressionism, modern art and Jackson Pollock. Like Pollock they will explore unconventional methods of painting and creating artwork
This is a digital twist on a traditional back to school activity. During this lesson students will have the opportunity to explore and express their likes, dislikes, preferences and tell their classmates and teachers their story by writing and illustrating their own book. This purposely simple template with sentence prompts allows students to create from scratch without distractions. This lesson will also open door the to have discussions about individuality, families, friends and all things involving the whole student. This lesson can be done all at once, or over the course of the school year.
During this STEAM lesson, students will research and learn about Andy Goldsworth and his works of art. Students will collect leaves, create a piece of art and snap a picture of their work that has been inspired by Goldsworth’s nature art. They will be encourage to pratice self expression with the leaves and photo editing they choose to do. Students will practice reseach skills, gain vocabulary and work on 21st century technology skills. This lesson will also be addressing Next Genration Science Standards as well.
Using the drive or draw mode, students will match the compound word formula with the correct picture. Students will then write out the compound word.
In this activity, students will use the Sphero Mini to practice solving word problems. Students will do this by rolling their robot up and down the number line to solve the addition or subtraction equations in the word problem.
During this lesson, students will practice their sight word frequency by “dancing” their Sphero Mini to the sight word that is read aloud.
During this activity student will retell a short story or Fairytale using the Sphero Mini. They will accomplish this by retelling and illustrating the major events and coding the Sphero Mini to move through the story.
In this activity, students will engage in a Sphero Mini bowling activity with a math twist! Students will set up the bowling pins and use the Sphero to knock the pins down. Students will determine how many pins are left and they will subtract that number from the original number of pins. Additional "pins" or objects can be added on to make this activity more advanced. In addition, students can apply different math strategies such as addition, multiplication, and division to take this activity to the next level!
In this activity, students will engage in a unique Sphero Mini activity! Students will work on identifying shapes and using the Sphero Mini to trace each shape. Students or teachers will draw the shapes and then drive Sphero over each shape. This will lead into a discussion of different types of shapes as well as a great opportunity to practice shape recognition and Sphero Mini driving skills!
During this activity students will work on creating and understanding compound words. They will achieve this but using lines, color codes and the Ozobot robot.
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