
Math  Hugs and Tallies
A memorable way for remembering how to make tally marks that equal 5. Four students stand close together in a row, and a fifth student faces them with outstretched arms and gives them a group … View Full Lesson →

Writing  Macaroni Quotation Marks
This lesson is to help students remember HOW to make quotation marks and WHEN to use them. It combines an artsy aspect that makes it a little more fun. After gluing the quotes in order, … View Full Lesson →

Writing  Homework Books
This is an activity I do with my grade 1’s and 2’s at the end of each day. It’s a way to communicate with parents, letting them know what’s been done during the day. (It’s … View Full Lesson →

Reading  Rhyming Word Poems
Use poetry to find and identify rhyming words. Students highlight rhyming words on their own copy of the poem glued in their Poem Book, with each rhyming word pair highlighted in a different colour. View Full Lesson →

Math  Finger Counting
Hands are used to get students to identify 5 fingers quickly, or 3 fingers, or 7 fingers. Once students can recognize the number of fingers you are holding up, change it to “what’s missing?”. If … View Full Lesson →

Math  Bingo Dabbing By 5′s
Prerequisite: Previous experience counting by 5’s Objective: counting by 5’s to 100 (for grade 1’s) counting by 5’s to 200 (for grade 2’s) Materials: One bingo dabber for each student Recycled paper, like once used … View Full Lesson →

Math  Popsicle Stick Regrouping Fun
Objectives: Learning and practising regrouping Print examples of regrouping in student math journals Learn term names: minuend take away subtrahend equals difference/answer (for subtraction) and addend plus addend equals sum/answer (for addition) Materials for each group … View Full Lesson →

Reading  Contraction Caterpillars
Making the caterpillars is a very fun way to practise and use contractions. View Full Lesson →

Art  Paul Gauguin (Gogan) Art: Opposite Colour Masterpieces
Landscapes are drawn with a horizon line, overlapping mountains, trees near and far, a stream or lake, and a sun, but they are coloured differently. Gauguin painted yellow skies, with orange grass and red mountains, and students follow this method of using opposing colours. What a fun twist on the normal! View Full Lesson →

Math  Toothpick Art/Math Shapes
Objectives: review primary colors practise using ruler to make straight lines make simple shapes, at least as large as a toothpick: triangles, squares, rectangles review/use math words: parallel, perpendicular, horizontal, vertical, diagonal reinforcement of math shape … View Full Lesson →
Lesson Plans for Elementary School Students
Full Length Lesson Plans from an Elementary School Teacher