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  • Domino Adding

    Math - Domino Adding

    A fun way to practise adding numbers to 12.  Using the familiar picture patterns of dominoes, students match ends of two paper dominoes, saying “3 plus 6 equals 9”.  Teacher models reusing photocopy paper, cutting … 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 →

  • Piet Mondrian Art

    Art - Piet Mondrian Art

    Objective: Learning about artists and imitating their work Using primary colours reviewing squares and rectangles (remind students that squares ARE rectangles, but rectangles CANNOT be squares) Materials: 8 1/2″ X 11″ white paper for each student … View Full Lesson →

  • Writing - Macaroni Quotation Marks

    This lesson is to help students remember HOW to make quotation marks and WHEN to use them.  It combines an artsy aspect that makes it a little more fun.  After gluing the quotes in order, … View Full Lesson →

  • Opposite-Word Concentration Game

    Reading - Opposite-Word Concentration Game

    Based on the familiar game of Concentration, this variation has students quickly learning opposites, increasing their memory, and reading new words.  Old decks of playing cards can be used, with a word and picture glued … View Full Lesson →

  • Germ Monsters - Art Lesson

    Health and Nutrition - Making Germ Monsters

    I do this lesson at the beginning of the year.  It’s a really fun art activity and reminds students to cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze and to use their inner elbows, not … View Full Lesson →

  • Math - Line Hunt

    Objective: To learn diagonal, horizontal and vertical lines.

  • 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 →

  • Art - Twig Picture Frame

    Materials: box cardboard for picture backing and to anchor frame to twigs and flowers and nuts (optional) to use as border frame white glue scissors TEACHER or PARENT uses hot glue gun to glue a … View Full Lesson →

  • Art - Coasters

    Objectives: reuse bits of leftover yarn recycle plastic lids Materials: yarn scraps plastic snap-on lids from hot chocolate, coffee, iced tea white glue that dries clear and waterproof scissors Method: Generously spread glue inside the … View Full Lesson →