Being in charge of a project or preparing for a large assignment involves breaking down a large, abstract idea into definable and manageable pieces. Analyzing the processes involved in board games can help your students overcome feelings of helplessness when faced with large assignments.
The first snow of the year might mean a snow day for your happy students. When they return, talk about the impact snow has on your local environment – including missed days of school and work.
Have students create a visual map of your school. You can use this lesson to incorporate about as many subjects as you want – writing, drawing, math, computer design, even fire safety. For example, do you know where all the fire extinguishers are in your building? A school map could tell you.
The most stable of structures is all around us. Try these activities to open your students’ eyes.
A lowly plastic grocery sack may not seem like a versatile tool for the classroom, but don’t overlook all the uses for this free and easy-to-find item. Start with these ideas, then build on your own brainstorms.
A list of ideas for incorporating fairy tales and their characters into just about any subject.
They’re on nearly everyone’s dinner table at least twice a month, maybe even twice a week. In fact, Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza each day. What can you do with a pizza? Even a student-made cardboard one?
Need a theme idea for an art project? Maybe you’re looking for a theme that can last in your classroom for an extended period of time; a theme to kick off the next school year? There are many reasons you may need to use a theme. Our list of tried-and-true themes that you can use in the classroom (and many of these would also make great themes for a new baby’s nursery or a child’s bedroom.)
As you travel down the Mississippi River from north to south, how many of the following items can you collect?
“STOMP! Out Loud” is an excellent video to show to high school students, or even younger students. It’s vastly entertaining, upbeat, and has some great educational value. Preview the video before presenting it to the students, and go over the worksheet I’ve presented here. I’m sure you will come up with many of your own ideas. The video is 50 minutes long: This lesson plan may last two or three days.
Introduce younger children to the concept of Assisted Living for elderly citizens. After a discussion, create artwork to share with an elderly community near you.
It seems everyone is looking for a gift that students can make for their parents, family and friends. Never fear, Teachnet.com is here! Magnets are a fun and easy-to-make gift that your students will love.
There are a variety of uses for “homemade” paper. Use a paper recycling project as a way to promote awareness for recycling and landfill use. Recycled papers can also be used for wonderful crafts – everything from book covers to decorative pins.Whatever the lesson you use recycled paper for, check out the ideas here from the Teachnet.Com T2T forum for uses you may not have considered before and some great links.