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Bury “Can’t Lists” in Class Funeral
This fourth-grade teacher developed an inspirational outdoor activity for the first day of school in which students literally and metaphorically bury their self-doubt and plant the seeds of a positive attitude.
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Classroom Farming Activities
Nothing beats a field trip to a real farm, but if you cannot visit, Ms. Postman has a few suggestions you can do at school: germinate lima beans, hatch chicks, set up a pumpkin patch, make a cow from a cardboard box -- kids will love the boxed milk.
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Counting Birds
Ms. Daniel’s class participates in a birding event in which her students count birds, draw pictures, and write stories. The event is coordinated online, where students can enter results of their counting and submit photos.
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Imaginary Animals
Here's what we did Friday, a beautiful fall day. We went outside for 10 minutes to walk around the building. Each person had to collect a handful of colorful leaves, pine needles, twigs, and mum bloss...
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Listening and Thinking
I take a class out to play 'Listening' once a year. It doesn't work more often than that, but then, it doesn't need to. By the end of the game, they discover that 'Listening' can be renamed 'Thinking....
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Musical Fun
When the weather is nice, I take my 5th graders, some chalk and some beanbags out to the blacktop. We group ourselves into teams of five or six. We write musical symbols on the sidewalk and take turns...
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Nature Bracelets
In autumn, my students make nature bracelets. Take masking tape and turn it so the sticky side is out and then stick leaves, grass, and flowers to the tape I have done this activity two ways, going ou...
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Parking Lot Survey
Students can use their state designated laptops to conduct a Parking Lot Survey. As teams, they count the automobiles in their assigned section of the school parking lot, recording quantities of make,...
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Plant Sale Project
Ms. Graff’s project-based learning activity incorporates science, writing and math, as students grow varieties of plants from cuttings, seeds and bulbs. There are several payoffs, but a great Mother’s Day gift might be the best.
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Special Friday
The final Friday of each month is special because students are allowed to get creative, kinesthetically. Small group of students plan an outdoor activity that compliments and supports a recent reading selection.
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