Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Getting Ready for the last day of School with Picture Books!

Picture books for the end of the school year

School is almost out for the Summer and I know we all just can't wait to enjoy the break. Especially the students! However, it is important for them to look back on the experiences of the past year and savor the last few days of being in their current class. In addition to journal writing about the end of the school year and other end of year activities, it is a very good idea to include reading about it from another child's point of view.

For Kindergarten:
My first suggestion is this Nancy Loewen book, The Last Day of Kindergarten. I'm a fan of hers and I LOVE her silly fairy tale spins. 

Other Kindergarten books:
 

First Grade:
 

Different Grades:
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 In the books above, the main character is a child who will be making the most of the last day of school.

This one below is about getting ready for the Summer!

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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Cylinder Lesson Plan

Cylinder lesson plan with activities, posters and a worksheet

This no-prep cylinder lesson plan will save you time, just print it and that's it. It's a 5E lesson plan with structured activities for the discovery of attributes that make a cylinder. It follows the 5E lesson plan template with structured activities and has a worksheet at the end. There are questions in it for you to ask your students as they are guided through the activities in small groups. These questions will encourage critical thinking and help your students connect the concept of cylinders to the real world. I used a transportation theme for the real world connection aspect and used cylinders found in the home for the summative assessment. The worksheet comes with an answer key for you. This one for introducing cylinders is available here at TpT. 

Cylinder Lesson Plan

Monday, 2 April 2018

Sphere Lesson Plan

Sphere Lesson Plan

If you are teaching about spheres for the first time, this lesson plan would be right for you. This no-prep sphere lesson plan will save you valuable time. It's a 5E lesson plan with structured activities for the discovery of attributes that make a sphere.  There are model questions in it for you to ask your students as they do the activities in small groups. These questions will encourage critical thinking and help your students connect the concept of spheres to the real world. I used a sport theme in this lesson for the real world connections since so many spheres are used in sports. The worksheet is very kid friendly and it comes with an answer key for you. This lesson plan about spheres is available here at TpT.

Lesson plan about spheres

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Cube Lesson Plan

3D Shape Lesson Plan for Cubes

Do you need an easy to follow lesson plan for introducing cubes? This no-prep cube lesson plan will save you time, just print it and that's it.  It's a 5E lesson plan with structured activities for the discovery of attributes that make a cube.  It starts with a riddle, the different activities, and the evaluation.  There are questions in it for you to ask your students as they do the activities in groups. These questions will encourage critical thinking and help your students connect the concept of cubes to the real world. You can use either of the two themes suggested in this lesson for the real world connections; the home, or the classroom. The worksheet is very kid friendly and it comes with an answer key for you.  More lessons for the other 3D shapes will be coming soon. This one for introducing cubes is available here at TpT. 

Cube lesson plan

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As a Caribbean primary school teacher, I share my unique classroom with the world through this blog. Readers step into my class through the pictures, articles and classroom samples of games and lessons used in my class. I have been teaching since 2005 at the std. 4 primary level in Trinidad and Tobago. I am particularly interested in sharing my own personal lesson plans, tests and activities. Teachers need to share ideas and support each other because in doing so, we help to educate our students and develop ourselves as teachers. Technology is ever evolving and we as teachers should get on board with it, collaborate and keep up to date with this new age that we live in. Our students belong to this technological era and we must embrace opportunities to learn from each other in this global community. I also love to express my creativity in the classroom. I am a bit of a craftster . So I'm always cutting, gluing or making something... a game, a chart, a learning center, etc. So, teachers and parents, feel free to stop by and see what's new at Nyla's Crafty Teaching!