Here’s a simple graphic organizer for teaching the life cycle of a bee. Here’s the key for the “_____ days” part: egg – 3 days, larva – 6 days, pupa – 12 days. In the boxes, kids can write notes, draw pictures, etc.
I haven’t made anything for kindergarteners lately. And when I saw this cute mouse clip art, I just HAD to do something with it! And here’s my creation… counting shamrocks! Students should fill in the missing number (sequenced 1-16) and then write how many shamrocks there are total. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I can’t wait to try this idea! The prompt is a picture: a dog in a bath tub. Students should plan each part of the story (setting, characters, problem, solution) and then put together a rough draft. This will work nicely with a unit on parts of a story.
The Arizona social studies core has a standard all about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Here’s my graphic organizer all about it. Kids should draw an example of each idea listed and then describe it.
I made this a few days ago for a friend. She teaches 2nd grade, and need a way to teach an AZ science standard (standard 3 concept 2) about technology in society. This seemed like a good way to start the unit. Each idea on the page is something the students are probably already familiar with. Kids match the picture with the benefit/use of that technology.
The children’s book, Rainbow Fish, has been the subject of a few posts recently (click here and here for the previous posts). Rainbow Fish has so many good applications to character development. In the book, Rainbow Fish learns that he has more friends when he shares. Here’s one more activity you can use to develop this theme of what real friendship looks like. To complete the activity, students are directed to only color in the fish that have characteristics of real friendship.
My friend teaches first grade. Their class is just wrapping up their unit on rocks and soil (Common Core science standards for 1st grade). I made this graphic organizer for her to give as a fast-finisher after the test or as a review activity . She hasn’t decided which she’ll use it for yet. It asks students to draw places they might find/use soil and rocks.
A few days ago, I wrote about the Children’s book, Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister. Click here for the original post. I found a few more fun activities that can help you continue your focus on social skills and high morals.
Retell the story and act it out using decorated clothespins as scales (source).
Glue pieces of tissue paper and googly eyes onto paper plates (source unknown).
Decorate old CD’s with sequins and glitter (source unknown).