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Looking at the processes and actions embedded within various team and individual sports is a great way to get exposed to concepts and ideas from physics, engineering, and any other number of basic and applied sciences.

Weather and Seasons



Graphing Greenery
In this lesson, students gather leaves and trace them on graph paper. They then plot coordinates that approximate the shape of the leaves and share those coordinates as "worksheets" for other students to complete. (Grades 6-8)


Spring ...Handprint tulip craft

This is a wonderful craft for kids who like to get messy








Snowflake Fun Finger Puppet Activity (K-1)



Summer Songs & Poems

From: Josephine

Read "The Tiny Seed" to the class, discussing what they think will happen if we plant a seed. Have available several sandwich size zip-lock bags. Fold paper towels so they fit inside and wet them. Place several sunflower seeds in each bag. zip up the bags and use a stick pin to post on the wall in the Science area. After several days the seeds will start growing and the children will be able to observe the growth of the root and also the stems. After they have grown a bit the can be planted in soil. Chart the progress and send home the plants to be transplanted .My class always loves to watch the growth of each seed.

Make a fall word scrambler Click here.

Language arts -- editing. Use the You Be the Editor teaching master with this activity. Make copies of the teaching master for students, or post the activity at a language arts learning center. Challenge students to work on their own or in pairs to edit the paragraphs. There are ten errors of capitalization, punctuation, spelling, or grammar in the text, which is borrowed from the Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall? page of a Web site called Science Made Simple. You might check out the Web page; it offers several cool science experiments for students in the upper elementary grades and above.
Answer Key:
  1. The headline needs a question mark after the word Fall.
  2. In paragraph 1, the word they at the start of the second sentence needs a capital T.
  3. The third sentence needs a period after the word air.
  4. The word using is spelled wrong in the fourth sentence.
  5. The wrong form of the verb is used in the last sentence of the first paragraph; the word should be gives, not gaves.
  6. In the second paragraph, the word dry is spelled wrong in the first sentence.
  7. The word then in the fourth sentence should begin with a capital T.
  8. The wrong form of the verb is used in the last sentence of the paragraph; the sentence should read "Those colors were," not "Those colors was."
  9. In the last paragraph, the word red is spelled wrong in the first sentence.
  10. A period is needed after the word leaves at the end of the paragraph.


Now It's Fall
In this lesson plan for the picture book Now It's Fall by Lois Lenski, students will learn about autumn and different objects and events associated with this special season

Weather Station

Grade Levels: 3 - 5

With a student-made weather station (that tracks temperature, rainfall, wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, humidity) and/or the Internet, students measure weather in a variety of ways, write about procedures, make predictions, and use averaging.



Coloring Page: Spring Design

This makes a great decoration or booklet cover.

Spring in a Bottle

If it feels like spring's taking too long to sprout, liven up a winter windowsill by making this mini greenhouse -- a recycled take on a cloche, traditionally used outdoors to protect early plantings.

Soar Into Spring With Kites
Spring has sprung! Soar out of the winter doldrums with a lesson plan both you and your students are sure to enjoy.

Fall Science Challenge


 Tornado Info -

 Scholastic's Weather Watch: Tornadoes -

 Weather Channel Encyclopedia -

 Weather Classroom Encyclopedia -

 Tropical Twisters: Hurricanes -

 Scholastic's Weather Watch: Hurricanes -

 Canadian Hurricane Centre for Kids -

For 2nd graders.
 Go to:
 Click on Collaborative Planning at the right hand side.
 Click on Next and scroll down to find "Weather Resources"

Enchanted Learning a lot for 2nd grade research. 
BrainPop Jr.  They have a weather video coming soon.

  a good website for earthquakes is:

  Kidslclick is an excellent search engine .
 Here are the results:

Freak Weather and Folklore

web weather for kids

 The Earth Today
 At this site you will find recent activity information.



Watch a video of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter




‘Red Rubber Ball’ Bounces in

What is it that excites you, makes you smile and fuels your dreams?

Click on the picture for more about this inspirational book for children.




For children, sight word recognition is an important step to being able to efficiently learn to read. If they don’t have to stop and consider what each word is, they will have the freedom to comprehend the meaning and context of sentences and paragraphs.
Consequently, it’s critical for parents, babysitters, guardians, grandparents and educators to help beginning readers





Mapping our world
Discover a unique perspective on the world with this interactive whiteboard resource for ages 8-14.




Kids in the Kitchen


Scarlett’s Yummy Fairy Cakes


Find out about plants with Zip the bee

This interactive activity provides information about the different parts of a plant, the plant life cycle and pollination.

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