September 17th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Fact Monster

Elementary School Resource

Fact Monster

This kid-friendly site contains several cross-searchable resources, including an encyclopedia, almanac, atlas and dictionary. Fact Monster includes several sections devoted to specific subject areas, current events, and US history, interspersed with entertaining and educational games. There is also a people center, with a searchable database containing information on over 30,000 people.

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

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September 10th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Me in the Future


Elementary School Resource

Me in the Future

Students communicate what they want to be when they grow up & discusses the positive aspects of the “future people” shared by the students.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.1, CDOS.C.1.1, CDOS.C.1.1.A and more!

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September 3rd, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Helping Hands

Elementary School Resource

Helping Hands

Students will gain knowledge of how people help each other.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.E.3a.BS.1.A, CDOS.E.3a.TS.2.A, CDOS.E.3a.IS.4.A

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August 27th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Classroom Snack

Elementary School Resource

Classroom Idea: Classroom Snack

Have students decide how many napkins, snacks, and drinks are needed for the class. To figure out the answer, have them draw a picture of how they will distribute the snack materials.

Related NY State Academic Standards: PK.CC.3, PK.CC.3.b, PK.CC.3.c and more!

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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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