All resources in K-1 Review and Alignment

Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things

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In this lesson, students will write free-verse acrostic poems about themselves using the letters of their names to begin each line. They then write an additional acrostic poem about something that is important to them. After proofreading, both poems are recopied or typed and illustrated and then mounted on construction paper for display. Several opportunities for sharing and peer review are incorporated.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Renee Goularte

Action ABCs: Learning Vocabulary with Words

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Students can work together to brainstorm and create lists of verbs for each of the letters of the alphabet in this interactive activity. Then, choosing one verb for each letter, or letters of their choice, they can create pages for an Action Alphabet book. Each page includes an illustration and a sentence using the verb in context or students can create a chart with all of the verbs listed.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive, Lesson Plan

Author: Iron Monkey Interactive/Melissa Weimer

100 Hunt: Target Number - 10

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In this game, players are given a target number and a hundreds chart. When they click on the number ten less than the target number, their time to find the number is reported. A new target number is provided by clicking the ?next? button.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Game, Interactive

Author: J. Barrett

2-Day Investigating Soil Samples: Observing and Identifying Soils

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In this lesson, students collect 3 samples of soil from different outdoor locations, recording observations and questions about each location in their science notebooks. On the second day of the investigation, students will work in collaborative groups to investigate the soil using hand lenses, sifters/strainers, and sorting pans. Then students will share what they have learned with their peers.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Debra Ose, Minnesota Science Teachers Education Project

Sprouting Seeds

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In this lesson, students will examine fresh sprouts and obseve the different textures, sizes, and scents. THen they will plant sprout seeds and observe the differences and similarities as they grow.

Material Type: Lesson Plan