Grades 1 and 2: Theme: Friends & Family

1st Grade Theme Book: The Doorbell Rang


1st Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood. Child’s Play International, 1982.
  • We are Best Friends by Aliki. HarperCollins Publishers, 1987.
  • The Bible Story Volume 5 by Arthur S. Maxwell. Review and Herald Publishing, 1973. This set of books must be purchased through an Adventist literature evangelist. It is not available through the Adventist Book Center.
  • I’m Sorry by Sam McBratney. HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.
  • A Sock is a Pocket for Your Toes by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon. South China Printing Company, Ltd., 2004.
  • The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston. G. P. Putnam, 1985.
  • A Is for Angry: An Animal and Adjective Alphabet by Sandra Boynton

1st Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with The Doorbell Rang? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson. Chronicle Books, 2000. ISBN - 10 0-8118-2778-X


Technology Ideas

  • Use Google Earth to map out all the countries represented by the class. Create a class KMZ file with pictures from class family members. Add to it each year!
  • Use Skype to connect to one or more students' relatives in another country or representing another country. Use these tips from Digitally Speaking to prepare questions.
  • Create a slideshow of "100 Things Kids Can Do". Have students illustrate a slide each in drawing software like KidPix, Pixie, or TuxPaint. Or have students take pictures of each other doing the various verbs. Assemble into a slideshow in KidPix, PowerPoint, Animoto, VoiceThread or similar tool.
  • Create a alphabet book/slideshow of Action Words or Describing Words. Have students illustrate in drawing software or with a digital camera.
  • Create cookie, country, or name graphs with Create A Graph online or Graph Club or similar kid-friendly graphing software. Your interactive whiteboard might have a graphing tool with its software also.
  • Have students illustrate and publish their stories on the computer.
  • Create a class slideshow on sharing. Take digital pictures of students sharing various objects throughout the school. Or print and paste the pictures to plain paper and have students decorate to hang outside the classroom door.
  • Use a Google Form and have students send it out to family members to learn more about countries represented by the class and classmates' relatives.
  • Make a word web with "share" or "sharing". Have students name things they can share. Then make a word cloud from the class list using Wordle to show the class. Enter "share" with every item so that it is the largest word shown. (ex: share, toys, share, lunch)

Websites

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"In Real Life" Ideas

Non-technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
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Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here.



2nd Grade Theme Book: Galimoto


2nd Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • Eat My Dust! Henry Ford’s First Race by Monica Killing. Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 2004
  • Ben Franklin and His First Kite by Stephen Krensky. Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group, 2002.
  • The Color of Us by Karen Katz. Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 2002.

2nd Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with Galimoto? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.
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Technology Ideas

  • Use Google Earth to map out all the countries represented by the class. Create a class KMZ file with pictures from class family members. Add to it each year!
  • Use Skype to connect to one or more students' relatives in another country or representing another country. Use these tips from Digitally Speaking to prepare questions.
  • Create a class cultures slideshow representing family celebrations of all the cultures represented in the schools. Assemble into a slideshow in KidPix, PowerPoint, Animoto, VoiceThread or similar tool.
  • Use Voice Thread to have students make an "audio book" of Galimoto to benefit students with special needs.
  • Use a concept map tool such as Inspiration, Kidspiration, Webspiration, Gliffy, or CMapTools to have students create a map of what they know already, what they want to learn. Then after the book, have them modify the concept map to include what they learned or what ideas were corrected. Share before & after concept maps.
  • Use concept map software on computers, on your interactive whiteboard, or online to create your concept map about Malawi, Africa.
  • Publish class Malawi brochures in Microsoft Publisher or word processing software. Or take it a step further and create a VoiceThread introduction to Malawi.
  • Have students use KidPix, Pixie, or TuxPaint to draw the cover for their Reading Journal and Fact Book.
  • Use a Google Form and have students send it out to family members to learn more about countries represented by the class and classmates' relatives.
  • Have the children go to the Story Map website and complete and print one of the graphic organizers there. They can do either a Character Map, Conflict Map, Resolution Map, or Setting Map.

Websites



"In Real Life" Ideas

Non-technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
  • Give the students some wire or pipe cleaners to see what type of toy they can make.

Lesson Plans


Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here.

Credit: This page was developed for the AVLN online class, Integrating Technology with Pathways. Class participants contribute to the wiki. Please join the next session of the class if you would like to contribute and receive notifications when this wiki is updated. Requests to join the wiki will only be accepted by class participants. Or, if you would like to contribute without taking the class, you can send updates or ideas to janine@avln.org.
Sandra Boynton