• ### Math - Making Fossilized Eggs

This is a great dough for making fossils or fossilized eggs.  The eggs are made by “burying” a small toy inside egg-shaped dough.  Fossils are made by pressing shells or fish bones into the dough … View Full Lesson →

• ### Writing - Valentine’s Day Booklet

This heart-shaped Valentine’s Day Booklet is written especially for mom or dad, grandma or grandpa.  Pages are written and illustrated with lines like “Flowers love the sun./ Dogs love walks./Children love candy”, etc. with the … View Full Lesson →

• ### Writing - Homework Books

This is an activity I do with my grade 1’s and 2’s at the end of each day.  It’s a way to communicate with parents, letting them know what’s been done during the day.  (It’s … View Full Lesson →

• ### Art - Name Art

Practise using rulers to make straight lines…horizontal, vertical and diagonal in this pretty art activity.  Students use rulers and pastels to make their NAME a thing of linear beauty…literally!  Pastel coloring reinforces their knowledge of … View Full Lesson →

• ### 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 →

• ### 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 - 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 →