Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

I would use this activity to help students get an idea of where they actually are in regards to the bigger idea that they live in a house, on a street, in a city, in a state, in a country and so on. This is helpful for students to actually get it so that it makes sense on their level. You could also do this on a smaller scale first of the school so they get an idea before the large scale project that this is.

The kiddos love this story extension activity from this charming little book by Leo Lionni! Also, a great way to experience color mixing hands on!

Have kids vote on classroom decisions and back their vote up with a reason why. Great for teaching about opinions and evidence.

Quiet critters: In times of quite needed, pass out quiet critters. Take away from those caught talking. At the end of the activity, anyone who still has a quiet critter gets a prize, point, or whatever system used.

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Our Version of Me-On-The-Map

Another version of "me on the map."

This is a landform flipbook that students can create in order to differentiate between the different types of landforms. This activity could be done as guided practice, and it could also be an assessment tool after a lesson on landforms.

After learning about the different levels of government, the students create their own "vote for me" projects, including why they should be president and what they would do.

Print images of activities children do throughout the year to create a class timeline!! Mrs. T's First Grade Class: First Grade Timeline