January 16th, 2023

Elementary School Resource: Magnetic Suction by Exploratorium

Elementary School Resource Magnetic Suction by Exploratorium This experiment shows how your doorbell works. A coil of wire with current flowing through it forms an electromagnet that acts very much like a bar magnet. The coil will magnetize an iron nail and attract it in a remarkably vigorous way. Related NY State Academic Standards: S.3.PS.2.1, […]

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January 9th, 2023

Elementary School Resource: Respecting Differences

Elementary School Resource Respecting Differences This activity will help students to see respect as a valued trait and to encourage understanding of individual differences. Introduce the meaning of respect. Convey to the students that respect means treating others the way in which you would like to be treated – regardless of their differences. Have students […]

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January 2nd, 2023

Elementary School Resource: Classroom Idea: Situational Ratios

Elementary School Resource Classroom Idea: Situational Ratios In this classroom idea, use pattern blocks such as a green triangle, blue rhombus, red trapezoid, and yellow hexagon, and have students discover the quantity of triangles needed to cover the blue rhombus, the red trapezoid, and the yellow hexagon. Related NY State Academic Standards: 1.MD.2, 1.G.1, MST3.1.PS.8, […]

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December 26th, 2022

Elementary School Resource: Classroom Idea: Months of the Year

Elementary School Resource Classroom Idea: Months of the Year In this classroom idea, make a large pictograph with the months of the year. Put each child’s name with the month in which he/she was born. Talk about the information shown on the graph. Related NY State Academic Standards: PK.CC.3.a, MST3.PK.CN.3, MST3.PK.S.2, and more! Be sure […]

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December 5th, 2022

Elementary School Resource: Making a Peanut Butter Sandwich

Elementary School Resource Making a Peanut Butter Sandwich The day before you do this activity, “psych” the kids up. Tell the children that you are going to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich – only the children are going to give the directions and you (the teacher) will do exactly what they (the children) […]

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November 21st, 2022

Elementary School Resource: The Snowy Day by ReadWorks

Elementary School Resource The Snowy Day by ReadWorks In a pair of lessons, this unit analyzes the text “The Snowy Day” and integrates the non-fiction reading passage “Snow Science!” Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.K.1, RL.K.3, RL.K.4, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, […]

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November 14th, 2022

Elementary School Resource: Paired Text Lesson: “The First Thanksgiving” and The Treasure by ReadWorks

Elementary School Resource Paired Text Lesson: “The First Thanksgiving” and The Treasure by ReadWorks In this activity, will integrate information from the non-fiction reading passage “The First Thanksgiving” and the book The Treasure to identify and compare ways of giving thanks. Related NY State Academic Standards: RI.1.1. RI.1.2, RI.1.3, and more! Be sure to check […]

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November 7th, 2022

Elementary School Resource: Veteran’s Day

Elementary School Resource Veteran’s Day This site provides information about Veteran’s Day. It also offers resources, lesson plans and activities for Memorial Day. There are also suggested ways for students to connect to American soldiers available on the site. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.K.ID.3.b, SS.K.ID.3.b.1, SS.1.ID.2.a.2, and more! Be sure to check out our […]

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October 31st, 2022

Elementary School Resource: Art Gallery: Starfall

Elementary School Resource Art Gallery: Starfall This page contains short, interactive books about the famous artists Vincent van Gogh, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Marc Chagall, Ernie Barnes, and Dorothy Strait. In addition to helping students practice basic reading skills, these books provide worksheets where students can write personal responses to the artists’ work. Related NY […]

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October 24th, 2022

Elementary School Resource: Adventures in History Series: The Canadian Shore

Elementary School Resource Adventures in History Series: The Canadian Shore Although divided by water, Western New Yorkers have a long history with the Canadian Shore of Ontario. Author Peter C. Andrews examines this noteworthy and historic relationship. This pamphlet is one of twenty-seven volumes in the Adventures in WNY History Series, which were produced based […]

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