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  • Math - Handprint Counting by 5’s

    Simple worksheet (see below) makes the concept of counting by 5’s very easy to understand.  The layout allows students to see the pattern of the 5’s and 0’s in the one’s column, and the patterns … View Full Lesson →

  • Art - Joseph Stella Art: Line Designs

    Art is created using the 5 elements of design by drawing a focal point, with 10-12 lines radiating from it. Each space between the “lines” is a different size (“mass”) and each will be filled by a different art medium (pastels, paint, crayon…) and using a different method, creating different “textures”, “colours”, “shapes”, and “lines”. View Full Lesson →

  • Reading - Finding Synonyms

    This lesson can be done with Antonyms (Greek ANT means opposite, NYM means name), and Homonyms (sound the same but have different meanings, eg. pray/prey, pain/pane), and Homographs (sound the same and spelled the same, eg. mail the … 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 - Money Booklet

    Objective: Learning to identify coins and bills Materials: Coin stamps or enough coins to trace (1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, loonie, toonie) For each student, two 8 1/2″ X 11″ pages cut … View Full Lesson →

  • Reading - Making the Alphabet

    Students sometimes still have difficulty knowing what follows m in the alphabet or what’s before j. Using plasticene to create the alphabet and work with the letters in 3-D helps them figure out what’s after m, what’s before q, without having to sing the Alphabet Song each time. Makes dictionary work easier. View Full Lesson →

  • Reading - Contraction Caterpillars

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

  • Reading - Dolch Sight Word Booklet

    This sight word book helps students learn to find and read basic sight words. Words are practised daily at school and at home. Recognition test is done weekly. Includes Dolch 220 Basic Sight Word List and Dolch 95 Commonly Used Nouns List. View Full Lesson →

  • Reading - Acting Out Verbs

    Objective: Students identify “action” verbs in their reading. Students think of “active” creative movements for each one. Students get “active” and act out the verbs they find, helping them to remember that a verb is … View Full Lesson →

  • Art - Paul Gauguin (Go-gan) 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 →