December 9th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Gingerbread House by History.com

gingerbread house, gingerbread man, gingerbread tree

Elementary School Resource

Gingerbread House

This four minute video from History.com’s archives focuses on the Christmas tradition of creating gingerbread houses. It can be used in the classroom to teach tradition or could be turned into a STEM activity as students create their own houses.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.3.TCC.4, SS.3.MOV.5.b, SS.E.1 and more!

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December 2nd, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Health Awareness by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

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Elementary School Resource

Health Awareness

Students will create a graphic organizer using Kidspiration, participate in group discussion, and illustrate the four elements of a Healthy Lifestyle by creating a poster.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.HE, HPF.HE.E.1.1.B, HPF.HE.E.1.1.C and more!

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November 25th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Thanksgiving: Then and Now by ECSDM

thanksgiving food and decorations

Elementary School Resource

Thanksgiving: Then and Now

In this lesson, kindergarten students will compare and contrast life as a child in 1621 at the first Thanksgiving with life today.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.K.9, RI.K.8, RI.K.9 and more!

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November 18th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Traditional Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address

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Elementary School Resource

Traditional Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address

In this activity, students will listen to the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address, illustrate pictures to go with sections of the Address, and create a book.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SL.4.1.d, SL.4.1.e, SL.4.5 and more! 

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November 11th, 2019

Elementary School Resource:  The Starfall Reading Program

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Elementary School Resource

The Starfall Reading Program

This site hosts books and games that offer beginning readers the opportunity to explore and interact with words and the sounds that make up those words.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.PK.5, RF.PK.1.a, RF.PK.1.b and more!

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November 4th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Conducting Research by ReadWorks

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Elementary School Resource

Conducting Research by ReadWorks

Students will create questions about a nonfiction topic. Use nonfiction text features and evidence to answer questions.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.10 and more!

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October 28th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Why Do We Have Seasons? (SMART Board Lesson) by ECSDM

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Elementary School Resource

Why Do We Have Seasons? 

Students will learn that the tilt of the Earth’s axis as it revolves around the sun is responsible for the changing seasons.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.1.ESS.1.2

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October 21st, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Halloween by History.com

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Elementary School Resource

Halloween by History.com

This page, from History.com’s archive, focuses on the history of Halloween and includes several videos.

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

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October 14th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Personal Newspaper

 

newspapers

Elementary School Resource

Personal Newspaper

In this activity, students will be writing different articles for the front page of each person’s personal newspaper. Additionally, students will be drawing pictures for the newspaper.

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.4.4, W.4.6

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October 7th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Native American Storytelling

dreamcatchers

Elementary School Resource

Native American Storytelling

In this activity, the class will talk about when stories are told and why they are told.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.3.TCC.4.a, SS.3.TCC.4.a.1, SS.4.2 and more!

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