Franklin the Turtle - Activities Across the Curriculum

Franklin the Turtle - Activities Across the Curriculum

At first glance it would seem that Franklin would only be suitable for very young primary students, but there are several aspects that make Franklin suitable for older students as well. For example, see the patterning activities for Franklin’s Blanket and you will see that they are ideal for introducing arrays for interpreting multiplication and division sentences in the Grade 3 Number Sense and Numeration. In this unit the outcomes for each grade are clearly stated, ideas for evaluation are given. There are activities to deal with all aspects of the curriculum.
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Maryann Kovalski - Author Study

Maryann Kovalski - Author Study

Maryann Kovalski is a much loved author of children's books. Her illustrations are favourites with all children. In this unit there are suggestions for activities across the curriculum for books: The Wheels on the Bus, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Brenda and Edward, The Big Storm, Grandma's Secret, Pizza for Breakfast, and Alice and the Birthday Giant. There are math problems, science experiments, language arts projects, and art and craft ideas.
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Clifford the Big Red Dog - a cross curricula unit

Clifford the Big Red Dog - a cross curricula unit

Clifford the Big Red Dog is a popular character with young children. In this unit there are activities for language arts, math, science, art, drama and music. The outcomes are clearly stated and evaluation techniques are suggested. Many links to suitable literature are included. Use this character's appeal to encourage students to take part in the many learning activities.
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Family Fun Boxes - for Teachers and Parents

Family Fun Boxes - for Teachers and Parents

The goals of this program are to provide an opportunity for parents and children to enjoy books and reading together, and to encourage students to reflect on their experiences through the use of journals. This home - school connection will enable the teacher to use the journal portion of each activity as an evaluation tool for each student, and, during the year, the students will be able to progress through the journal writing stages as they gain confidence. Each Fun Box contains one or more books. Some of the books are at the child’s independent reading level, and others are meant to be read to the child. Children share the Fun Boxes with their families, reading and sharing the books, working on the activities that are part of each Fun Box, and then making an entry in the journal. Fun Boxes answer those requests for “homework”, and also provide a focus for parents who wish to help with their child’s education, but often do not know the best way to accomplish this.
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Milk - a Thematic Unit

Milk - a Thematic Unit

Milk. A Thematic Unit Milk provides a basis for a myriad of learning activities encompassing the whole curriculum. This is particularly useful for Canadian teachers, but all of the aims and objectives that are satisfied in this unit are part of curriculum objectives in UK, Australia, and USA. The expectations are clearly stated for each subject. There is a comprehensive book list. There are experiments, fun activities, mathematical problems, activities involving language arts, suggestions for drama, art and music.
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Fun With Numbers

Fun With Numbers

Fun filled, hands-on number activities for K-Grade 3 students. There are many different activities with skills clearly stated, and the target group identified. Each activity is easy to administer and takes advantage of simple routines such as taking attendance at the beginning of school. Also included are literature links for each of the skills.
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Pumpkins- A Thematic Unit

Pumpkins- A Thematic Unit

Pumpkins. A Thematic unit. The Fall season is an ideal time to introduce the students to pumpkins. Children equate pumpkins with Hallowe'en and Jack o' Lanterns, and are naturally enthusiastic about this big orange fruit. This thematic unit covers all areas of the curriculum with many activity suggestions and a list of suggested books. There are observations to be made and experiments to be conducted – along with mathematical problems and language arts activities. You will find handouts ready to duplicate and distribute. There is also a recipe for pumpkin cookies!
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Across the Curriculum with Picnics

Across the Curriculum with Picnics

Across the Curriculum with Picnics: Picnics can be fun any time of the year. They provide an excellent starting point for activities dealing with nature, art and crafts, language arts and mathematics. Your students will enjoy the adventure of a Winter picnic or look forward to a Summer picnic. In this unit you will find evaluation suggestions, book and story suggestions, and the learning outcomes clearly stated. There is a plethora of activity suggestions to take you all across the curriculum.
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Across the Curriculum with Shells

Across the Curriculum with Shells

Across the Curriculum with Shells. In this unit students will explore different shells and discover their uses. They will use the shells in language activities, math games, art and crafts and science discoveries. This is a rich resource that costs nothing, but provides material for numerous activities across the curriculum.
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Across the Curriculum with Eggs and Ducks

Across the Curriculum with Eggs and Ducks

This unit has activities dealing with number problems, weighing and measuring, language arts, art and crafts, and science. There are details of hatching eggs in a classroom incubator and how to look after the ducklings in the weeks after hatching. This unit may be used any time of the year, but Spring time is ideal for hatching. Handouts are included. A rubric is included to track the progress of each student.
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The Jolly Christmas Postman - cross curricula activities

The Jolly Christmas Postman - cross curricula activities

The Jolly Christmas Postman is an excellent book for introducing letter writing and communications, sequencing events, and retelling fairy tales and nursery rhymes. This is a cross curricula unit with questions and activities aligned with Common Core State Standards, UK Language Arts, and Canadian Curriculum Objectives. You will find a plethora of activities to keep your class engaged and interested. There are suggestions for creative letters, character role playing, post office projects and sequencing fun. There is also a Rubric to track the progress of each child.
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A Thematic Unit on Apples

A Thematic Unit on Apples

This thematic unit gives suggestions for books and activities across the curriculum. Teachers will be able to plan activities for the whole day, and students will move freely from one center to another.
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Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriend Novel Study

Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriend Novel Study

Product Description Pookie Aleera Is Not My Boyfriend is a verse novel written by an Australian author. Although the unit is geared to Australian curriculum it is also relevant to North American or UK students. Scope and Sequence Statements relevant to the activities and questions are stated at the beginning of the package. There are activity suggestions for each group of poems in the novel. There are questions for individual answers or group discussions. This is a complete package that will save teachers many hours of preparation.
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Early Childhood Education - Story Book Bears

Early Childhood Education - Story Book Bears

This unit about story book bears provides opportunities for students to take part in activities that will teach important prerequisite skills for reading and mathematics. There are also ample opportunities for creative thinking, speaking and listening topics, and craft activities.
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Early Childhood Education Activities - Boxes

Early Childhood Education Activities - Boxes

Gather together all the boxes you can find and use them as a stepping stone for prerequisite skills that students need for language, reading and number work. Young students will love the activities dealing with tools and musical instruments. They will be able to make an alligator or build sculptures and towers – honing important skills at the same time.
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Early Childhood Activities - Buttons

Early Childhood Activities - Buttons

What can you do with buttons? They can be used to teach a plethora of skills to prepare students for reading, number work, small and large muscle activities. In this unit there are many ideas for using buttons and book suggestions. Enjoy the many activities using this inexpensive resource.
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Art Across the Curriculum

Art Across the Curriculum

Children love to play with colours and experiment . Art can be used as a stepping stone to all areas of the curriculum. Use the ideas in this unit to inspire your students.
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Pizza Math Activities

Pizza Math Activities

Young children often find fractions very difficult so why not make use of a favourite food -PIZZA- to stimulate interest and understanding of patterns, fractions and creativity.
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Author Study featuring Phoebe Gilman

Author Study featuring Phoebe Gilman

This is a comprehensive study of Phoebe Gilman, beloved author and illustrator of childrens' books. The Objectives and Standards are clearly stated at the beginning of the unit. The activities that are described for each book cover the whole curriculum. Each story has an explanation of the author's inspiration for it, and things to look for as you share the book. Phoebe Gilman is famous for her hidden surprises in each of her creations. Books included in this study: The Balloon Tree: Jillian Jiggs: Little Blue Bed: The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs: Grandma and the Pirates: Once Upon a Golden Apple: Something From Nothing.
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Chrysanthemum - an ELA unit featuring a Kevin Henke's mouse

Chrysanthemum - an ELA unit featuring a Kevin Henke's mouse

This ELA unit features one of Kevin Henke's delightful mouse characters named Chrysanthemum. The objectives are clearly defined. Students will discuss bullying and teasing and how to be kind to others. There are activities for students to explore their names. Handouts are provided.
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Wemberly Worried - an ELA unit based on this book

Wemberly Worried - an ELA unit based on this book

Wemberly Worried is one of Kevin Henke's delightful mouse books. Using this book as a base students will discuss the worries that they might have, and use puppets to tell their stories. They will explore unfamiliar words and character characteristics. Handouts are provided.
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