June 18th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Kickball Soccer from P.E. Central

A red ball

Kickball Soccer

In this lesson, students will practice kicking, passing, and trapping skills in a game.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.PE.E.1.1.A, HPF.PE.E.1.1.C, HPF.PE.E.2.1.A and more!

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June 11th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Citizenship for SMART Board

American Flag

Citizenship for SMART Board

In this SMART Board lesson for citizenship, students will learn about the American Flag and its symbols, and also the Pledge of Allegiance.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.K.ID.3.b.3, SS.K.ID.3.b.4, SS.1.ID.2.b and more!

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June 4th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Summer Mystery Garden

Display of fruit

Summer Mystery Garden

With this resource, the teacher can read a story to the students about fruits and vegetables. The students will then decide how to sort them.

Related NY State Academic Standards: K.MD.3, MST3.K.S.3

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May 28th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Symbols of USA

The liberty bell

Symbols of USA

This site contains printable symbols such as the bald eagle, liberty bell, American Flag and the Statue of Liberty. There are also descriptions of each and activities related to the symbols. Additional links on this site leads to American songs and the history behind their lyrics. There are detailed art activities that can be done in the classroom in relation to American symbols.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.K.ID.3.b, SS.K.ID.3.b.2, SS.1.ID.2 and more!

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May 21st, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Classroom Idea: Indoor and Outdoor Patterns

Classroom Idea: Indoor and Outdoor Patterns

Children can find patterns outdoors as well as indoors. Place a few sheets of paper on each paper plate, fasten it with a clothespin, and distribute these notepads to the children along with crayons and pens. When they are on the playground, ask them to look for and describe the patterns they see.

Related NY State Academic Standards: PK.OA.2, MST3.PK.CM.2, MST3.PK.CN.1 & more!

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May 14th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Good Food, Good Health

Nutrition: Good Food, Good Health

In this lesson, students use internet resources to learn more about how eating good and bad food can affect their health. Students study the food pyramid and learn how important it is to eat from all food groups. Discussion questions are provided, along with extension activities.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.HE.E.1.1.C, MST4.E.LE.5.3

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May 7th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

To enhance the concepts of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by creating a simulation of physical education challenges similar to the actual journey of Lewis and Clark. Students will be challenged to log 8000 steps, compared to the 8000 miles that were logged during the actual expedition.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.PE.E.1.1.A, HPF.PE.E.1.1.C, HPF.PE.E.2.1.C and more!

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April 30th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Mexico – History and Culture

Mexican masks

Mexico – History and Culture

This site provides information about Mexico using images and text. The site includes links about Mexico, its history, culture, food, and what various popular cities in Mexico have to offer. Information about Latin America including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Costa Rica among others is also available.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.3.GEO.2.a, SS.3.GEO.3.a.2, SS.3.TCC.4.a and more!

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April 23rd, 2018

Elementary School Resource: How old is the tree?

Tree Talk

If a tree could talk, we could ask it how old it is. Here is a mathematical way to estimate the age of your schoolyard trees. Students will measure circumference of trees in order to find diameter and calculate age of local trees using a growth rate table.

Related NY State Academic Standards: 3.MD.2, 3.MD.4, 4.MD.2 and more!

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April 16th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: EPA Student Center

EPA Student Center

This resource provides information about environmental club projects, environmental basics, recycling, conservation, what to do in your neighborhood, etc.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.4.ESS.3.1, MST4.E.LE.7.1

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