• ### Reading - Contraction Caterpillars

Making the caterpillars is a very fun way to practise and use contractions. View Full Lesson →

• ### Spelling - Make a Word Race: Class Teams

This team race encourages students to help each other master spelling any words that need practise. Encouragement is emphasized, and team work is necessary to “build” each word. The team builds the word, not just one student, so that all learning levels can participate and feel good about their progress. View Full Lesson →

• ### Writing - Handprint Adjective Booklet

A hand-shaped booklet is made entitled “What is in my hand?” Students describe items glued or taped on each page, “I have a spider in my hand. How does it feel? It feels…” Adjectives are written on fingertips, “soft, tickley, creepy, light, furry”. View Full Lesson →

• ### Math - Learning Even and Odd Numbers

Prerequisite: Students have learned about skipcounting.  eg. You can start at ANY number, skip three, circle that number, skip three, circle that number, skip three, etc. Students know about digits and that the number 10 has … View Full Lesson →

• ### Art - C. M. Russell Art: Western Sunsets

A beautiful sunset picture is created with paints, as a background for a simple black silhouette of mountains, trees, cactus, with perhaps a barn and cowboys. Easy art with gorgeous results for young students. View Full Lesson →

• ### Art - Paul Gauguin (Go-gan) Art: Opposite Colour Masterpieces

Landscapes are drawn with a horizon line, overlapping mountains, trees near and far, a stream or lake, and a sun, but they are coloured differently. Gauguin painted yellow skies, with orange grass and red mountains, and students follow this method of using opposing colours. What a fun twist on the normal! View Full Lesson →

• ### Reading - Alphabet Letters in a Can

Objectives: Daily practise reading the alphabet. Learning the sounds of the letters by matching tactile object to alphabet card letter. Daily practise putting the letters of the alphabet in the correct order. ** Teacher visits … View Full Lesson →

• ### Spelling - Spelling Race

Objectives: learn spelling words Materials: scrap paper cut or ripped into 2-3″ squares, each with a different letter on it, one letter for each of the spelling words (eg. for the word “any”, the student … View Full Lesson →

• ### Physical Education - Fortune Cookies

Objectives: warm ups at beginning of gym cool downs at end of gym review use of gym equipment practise reading instructions (of familiar gym activities)

• ### Math - Toothpick Art/Math Shapes

Objectives: review primary colors practise using ruler to make straight lines make simple shapes, at least as large as a toothpick:  triangles, squares, rectangles review/use math words: parallel, perpendicular, horizontal, vertical, diagonal reinforcement of math shape … View Full Lesson →