K.1.14 match all consonant sounds to appropriate letters
K.1.6 Recognize and name all capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet
Alphabet book made by class LA K.1.4, K.1.18,
I see a snowman. He is big! My snowman has a black hat. AJ K.4.5 Write by moving from left to right and from top to bottom K.4.2 Tell a story that the teacher or some other person will write.
First Grade Tools Plants Compound words Maps Nutrition Compound Words Turkeys
Identifying parts of plants
Read and understand simple compound words and contractions.
Standards: LA1.6.2 (using complete sentences)
S.S Draw simple maps that show how land is included in the school and local community.
Math Show equivalent forms of the same number.
Math Identify and give the values of pennies, nickels, and dimes.
Graphic Organizators Standards: LA1.5.1 organizing stories Use various organizational strategies to plan writing
Where we live
Internet sites Clifford the Big Red Dog Jan Brett Polar Express
Tooth Unit Ingredients –First grade class –Teacher and media specialist –Online collaboration with other classes –Global Schoolnet
Process –Do K-W-L chart on teeth –Research the tooth –Draw tooth in Kid Pix –Graph how many teeth lost each month, compare it to the other schools involved –Read about the tooth fairy –Draw the tooth fairy; keep researching teeth
1.4.2 Use various organizational strategies to plan writing.
Authors Examples Eric Carle Helen Lester Norman Bridwell
Variations Art teacher talked about Carles art style Create caterpillars structured on Carles art work Students write using AlphaSmarts to create author books
Read and discuss The Very Hungry Caterpillar Explore graphs Graph what the caterpillar ate Create individual student graphs in lab Use different graph forms
Helen Lester Read Tacky the Penguin books Discuss penguins with class Bring penguin books in; discuss table of contents, and index Determine a list of questions Do research and take notes on sticky notes
Second Grade Describing words Biographies Goods Urban, Rural Long Ago Animals Graphing Venn Diagrams Math
Standards: LA1.5.4 using describing words
Standards: SS famous people and LA1.1.5 writing stories
S.S Identify community workers who provide goods and services.
S.S Listen to historical stories and compare daily life in the past and present.
More projects Penguins Snakes Spiders Landforms Landmarks Solar System
Continents Ingredients All second grades Teachers and library media specialist Lots of books about the continents, countries, folktales Large maps
Third Grade Adjectives Systems of the Body Simple Machines Biomes (rainforest, deserts, oceans, caves, polar regions, ponds, forests
6 +1 Writing Trait: Descriptive words
Learned how to take notes Reviewed table of contents and index Learned how to use online encyclopedias Learned how to find books on Alex Drew pictures of their animals Printed pictures of animals Wrote and corrected paragraphs on animals raryhttp://www.greensburg.k12.in.us/ges/lib rary
Deserts Ingredients Teacher and library media specialist Desert books Cactus books Discuss life cycle of a cactus Kidspiration
Fourth Grade Historical Fiction Animal Groups Animal books/online encyclopedia Scientists How to writing
Fifth Grade Colonial occupations Lewis and Clark Space Second oneSpaceSecond one INSPIRE
WebQuests Internet activity or paper and pencil Student centered Research Higher level thinking Bernie Dodgehttp://webquest.org/ Snakes Insects
Using the Web for research: Online encyclopedias INSPIRE My web site ibrary ibrary Other kid search engines Other sites
Over 2 dozen databases with: Thousands of magazines and journals with full-text Hundreds of newspapers from around the U.S. Material for students in elementary school in INSPIRE Kids and junior high and high school in the Student Research CenterINSPIRE Kids.
Need to teach students to: Evaluate sites How to be safe on the Internet How to choose keywords How to not plagiarize
Remember Know your standards Think about standards Know your curriculum Think about curriculum Investigate technology Learn technology
Remember Work with others Work with your media specialist Read magazines, books, etc. Visit other schools Go to conferences And most of all
Have fun using technology! You and your students will enjoy learning together.