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  • Keep track of things with this simple journal form. (Today is... I...)
  • This unit is a great enhancement to a nutrition lesson, and also works well as a "stand alone". Based on the 2005 food pyramid guide, and featuring imaginative writing prompts, real-life nutrition analysis, graphing, and more.
  • "My family goes to the lake every summer in July." A realistic fiction reading comprehension.

  • This Watermelon Number Matching Board Game (color) is perfect to practice number matching skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Watermelon Number Matching Board Game (color). Match the numbers to the watermelon seeds.
  • Four cute bookmarks with Earth Day-themed slogans ("Earth Day Recycle" etc.)
  • Reviews Phoebe Gilman's retelling of this Jewish folktale, with questions tying the story moral to the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle.
  • Use this 'Book: Miss Rumphius (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Miss Rumphius (primary/elem)'. Writing and drawing prompts to review Barbara Cooney's popular story of a woman who wanted to make the world a more beautiful place. This ties in nicely with Earth Day or with a citizenship unit.
  • Flashcards to use for practice in making purchases when shopping for grocery items. Each card includes the name of the item, a unit price, and a color illustration or photo. (22 pages, 6 flash cards per page)
  • This Watermelon Number Matching Board Game (b/w) is perfect to practice number matching skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Watermelon Number Matching Board Game (b/w). Match the numbers to the watermelon seeds.
  • Cut out the six school items and paste them on the matching squares on the board.
  • Use this sheet to check which recycling theme words have been called.
  • This Math Chart Metric Conversions is perfect to practice conversion skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Math Chart Metric Conversions. Two conversion charts: Metric to US and US to Metric.
  • This Castle Shapes Board Game (color) is perfect to practice geometry skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Castle Shapes Board Game (color). Spin the wheel and advance to the corresponding shape. This colorful castle-themed game is a fun way to master basic shapes.
  • Using small squares of colored paper, student paste the paper to the stick figure template. Each student's work will reflect their likes and personalities.
  • Four b/w bookmarks with Earth Day-themed slogans ("save our resources" etc.)

  • Use this 'Worksheet: Picture Sentences - School (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Worksheet: Picture Sentences - School (primary)'. "The children are getting on the bus." Choose the sentence that best describes the picture.
  • Use four of the five senses to explore the community, tracking what can be seen, heard, smelled, and felt throughout a neighborhood on this handy chart.
  • Introduce the children to a community helper and the way that person helps the community. Sort a variety of pictures to match each occupation. (Use alone or with other Community Helpers in this series)
  • To learn and practice mapping skills by drawing a map of the neighborhood.
  • A realistic fiction story, and great testing practice! This reading comprehension would make a good opening for talking about friends, peer pressure, fitting in...
  • Whether or not you're actually at the beach, these fun activity pages are sure to get youngsters in a beach-y mood! Includes word search, word unscramble, writing prompt, and much more.
  • Open-ended comprehension questions and prompts to go with Dick Gackenbach's tale of three trees: one used for material, one a Christmas tree, and one left in the forest. A great Earth Day tie-in.
  • Match the natural resources to their products.
  • Set of twenty bingo cards with pictures related to the theme of recycling. Each picture is something that can be recycled.
  • Colorful game board: Reinforces use of the words "go", "to", and "the".
  • Cut out the six school items and paste them on the matching squares on the board. Print out two copies to create a matching game.
  • A short reading comprehension selection about fires in the home is followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 5 questions that require brief written responses.

  • Use this 'Fiction: A Perfect Beach Hat (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: A Perfect Beach Hat (primary/elem)'. "Aunt Jane said Kimmie could only go if she had sunscreen and a hat." A realistic fiction story about choosing a perfect beach hat.
  • Each page of this booklet lists a natural resource, gives examples of how it is used in our daily life, and classifies it as renewable or non-renewable. These pages could also be used as informative posters.

  • Back to School Unit: Cut out the pictures and put them in order next to the sentences. Then write a story that uses the sentences as the foundation. Good early reader work.

  • This activity is designed to reinforce the relationship between natural resources, their uses, and the goods that are produced from them.
  • This Earth Day Bar Graph is perfect to practice graphing skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Earth Day Bar Graph. Use this simple bar graph to determine how many trash items (categorized by type) were picked up.
  • Use this 'Daily Reading Log (all ages)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Daily Reading Log (all ages)'. This handy table form enables students to track what they are reading and how much, and also develops summary skills. One form is with graphics, one without.