Grades 1 and 2: Theme: Environment

1st Grade Theme Book: We All Went On a Safari: A Counting Journey Through Tanzania


1st Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • The Napping House by Audrey Wood. Harcourt, 1984.
  • 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo by Eric Carle. Penguin Young Readers Group, 1998.
  • Too Much Noise by Ann McGovern. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1992.
  • One Smile by Cindy McKinley. Illumination Arts Publishing Co., 2002.
  • 50 Below Zero by Robert Munsch. Annick Press, Limited, 1985.

1st Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with We All Went On a Safari: A Counting Journey Through Tanzania?
Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. HarperCollins, 1964.

Technology Ideas

  • Create a class multimedia presentation on different habitats: desert, rainforest, plains. Collect pictures and illustrations of each type; as well as information.
  • Use Skype to connect to another class in North America that lives in a desert or on the plains. Learn about what animals live in that habitat as well as what the weather is like. Compare weather in your location and theirs.
  • Create a counting slideshow of seeing different animals that live in your area. Share with another class via Skype.
  • Use Google Earth to learn about the African locations in this unit.
  • Use a concept map to make a food chain with different types of animals that live in Africa.
  • Create animal reports on VoiceThread or Glogster or a similar presentation tool.
  • Make a Power Point with one slide for each of the numbers from 1 to 10. Add clip art images of African animals or objects to each slide in accordance with whatever number is on the slide. If this is too complicated, have each child choose a number and do one page in a Word document with the number and clipart images for that number. Print pages and combine them into a class book.

Websites


"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: Will We Miss Them?


2nd Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals by Ed Emberley. Scholastic Book Services, 1970.
  • Ed Emberley’s Picture Pie: A Circle Drawing Book by Ed Emberley. Little, Brown and Co., 1984.

2nd Grade Other Supplemental Books

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


  • Create an endangered species class slideshow or multimedia presentation. Include Bible verses of how God created and loves animals. Share in church on Sabbath.
  • Connect with another class via Skype and share animal reports. Or share animal riddles and have the other class guess the animal.
  • Have students work in groups to create a multimedia presentation persuading people to save a specific endangered species.

Websites



"In Real Life" Ideas

Non-technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
  • Write here.

Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans


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