December 13th, 2017

High School Resource: Weather Forecasting

Weather Forecasting

In this lesson students will have an opportunity to view weather related videos, weather websites and map symbols, as well as have a chance to practice forecasting ourselves. Let’s see if we can predict the weather better than the pro’s!

Related NY State Academic Standards: WST.9-10.6, WST.11-12.6, MST2.I.IS.1.3, and more!

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December 12th, 2017

Middle School Resource: Snow Day Math

Snow Day: Get the Word Out!

Students will work together to construct a system, using basic mathematical computations that will notify students of a snow day. In this lesson, students design various phone trees (diagrams) or other means, using mathematical computations to complete the task in the fewest possible steps.

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.7.7, W.7.11, CDOS.I.2.1.A, and more!

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December 11th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Let It Snow

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

This learning experience involves two creative activities, poetry writing and composing a sound composition using instruments/sounds and pictograph notation. Students create poetry and compose a sound composition using instruments, sounds, and pictograph notation. Creative writing and original sound compositions are two methods of responding expressively to music. Students should experience an integration of both forms of creativity by second grade.

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.2.11, W.3.11, W.4.11, and more!

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December 6th, 2017

High School Resource: Cupcake Economics

Cupcakes & Microeconomics

This lesson is sure to spark an entrepreneurial spirit in your students! Using a fictitious cupcake factory start up, students discover understanding of micro-economics, for example, why prices increase and decrease when starting a business. This lesson contains the video: Economics of a Cupcake Factory and Cupcake Economics.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.12E.3, SS.12E.4, SS.SSP.9-12.4.5, and more!

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December 5th, 2017

Middle School Resource: Money Management

Money Management: What are checking accounts?

Checking accounts are convenient. They help you to keep track of money use, allow you to send money safely through the mail, and provide proof of payment. This lesson teaches students about the value of checking accounts.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.I.3a.MR.7.A, HPF.FC.I.3.1.A, HPF.FC.I.3.1.B, and more!

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December 4th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Primary Economics

Primary Economics by Illuminations

In this lesson, students play the role of a consumer as they learn how to use different combinations of coins to make money amounts up to twenty-five cents. In this fun activity, students (Pre-K through 2nd grade) earn money and save it in their piggy banks until they have the exact amount to purchase an item of their choice.

Related NY State Academic Standards: K.CC.1, K.CC.2, K.OA.3, and more!

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November 29th, 2017

High School Resource: Poe’s Vocabulary in “The Raven”

Decoding The Raven

The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe is a classic and is studied throughout many high schools across the U.S. The poem is chuck full of words that have different meanings based on context. In this high school resource, students apply definitions to better comprehend the poem.

Related NY State Academic Standards: ELA2.I.LR1D, ELA2.C.LR1D

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November 28th, 2017

Middle School Resource: What makes a poem a poem? by LearnZillion

Middle School Resource

What makes a poem a poem? by LearnZillion

In this lesson, you will learn how to dive into poetry by reminding yourself what makes a poem a poem.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.3.10

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November 27th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Intro to Writing Poems

Intro to Writing Poems

This lesson introduces second grade students to free verse poetry and gives them the opportunity to listen to, write and share this type of poetry. The students will listen to, discuss, write and share poetry. They will learn to look at their world (the classroom, gym, playground, garden, house, kitchen, etc.) through the eyes of a poet and learn to describe their world as a poet would.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.2.4, RL.2.10, RL.2.11, and more!

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November 22nd, 2017

High School Resource: Functions and Graphs

Functions and Graphs

This lesson introduces students to functions, input-output tables, and the vertical line test. Students are asked to create input-output tables for a given function, decide whether a given table of values is that of a function, and decide whether a given graph is a function. This resource is best suited for 9th or 10th grade students.

Related NY State Academic Standards: 7.EE.3, 8.F.1, 8.F.2 and more!

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