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  • Turkey Napkin Art Example

    Art - Thanksgiving Turkey Napkins

    A little fabric paint and a little creativity, brushed on re-usable cloth napkins, makes a beautiful keepsake of each  child’s hand print that can be used every Thanksgiving. Objectives: grade 1’s learn about the elements … View Full Lesson →

  • In Flanders Fields

    Reading - In Flanders Fields by John McCrae

    I have had my class memorize this poem, using hand and arm movements to “illustrate” the poem.  This makes it easy for them to remember the words and much more interesting to watch them recite … View Full Lesson →

  • Math - Hugs and Tallies

    A memorable way for remembering how to make tally marks that equal 5.  Four students stand close together in a row, and a fifth student faces them with outstretched arms and gives them a group … View Full Lesson →

  • Reading - Finding Synonyms

    This lesson can be done with Antonyms (Greek ANT means opposite, NYM means name), and Homonyms (sound the same but have different meanings, eg. pray/prey, pain/pane), and Homographs (sound the same and spelled the same, eg. mail the … View Full Lesson →

  • Adding And Subtracting

    Math - Finger Counting

    Hands are used to get students to identify 5 fingers quickly, or 3 fingers, or 7 fingers.  Once students can recognize the number of fingers you are holding up, change it to “what’s missing?”.  If … View Full Lesson →

  • Health and Nutrition - Nutrition Plates

    Objective: Identify healthy eating choices from Food Guide Write a description of a healthy meal, including at least one choice from each of the four Food Groups Learn 4 food groups (vegetables and fruit; grain products; milk … View Full Lesson →

  • Counting With Tally Marks

    Math - Popsicle Stick Regrouping Fun

    Objectives: Learning and practising regrouping Print examples of regrouping in student math journals Learn term names:  minuend take away subtrahend equals difference/answer (for subtraction) and addend plus addend equals sum/answer (for addition) Materials for each group … View Full Lesson →

  • Math - Put the Order in Ordinal Numbers

    Prerequisite: Practise reading numbers from the Hundreds Chart, especially the first 31 numbers. Objective: Learning to put ordinal numbers in order Learning:   Ordinal numbers: numbers that tell their position in a series.  They end in ”  st,   … View Full Lesson →

  • Math - Super Easy 9 Times Tables Trick

    Objective: Learn and remember the 9 times table (multiplication). Materials: Chartboard/marker  or blackboard/chalk math journals

  • Art - Learning Secondary Colours

    Objective: Learning secondary colours Materials needed for demonstration: Shaving cream paint powder in primary colours (yellow, red, blue) plastic sheeting (clean, old shower curtain) ream of newsprint/cheap paper/ enough for each child to do one mixing … View Full Lesson →