This introduces the learners to a deck of playing cards, and teaches classification, taking turns, and clockwise movement....
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Unit: Let's Play and Learn
In this lesson over several days, students learn three games with plenty of time to practice and discover strategies. The three games involve taking tricks, and over time, students learn about trump and working with a partner. They follow directions, display good etiquette, and discuss...
Students learn new card-playing vocabulary, classify by attributes, practice counting, and follow rules to cooperatively play a game.
Learners discover that rules are helpful. Rather than being a roadblock, rules can actually help us to avoid problems. Students learn that cooperation skills involve knowing and following (obeying) the rules.
The lesson teaches learners that games are most fun when the players know and follow the rules. The lesson introduces the learners to geographic locations of North, South, East, and West. They also use playing cards to learn about rank order and greater than and less than.
Unit: Earth Keepers
Unit: Living In a Community
Students learn that the community has four sectors: business, government, nonprofit and family. The students take a walk through a central business district in their local community and identify which sector funds or is represented by different buildings, business, parks and so on.
Unit: Earth Connections
The purpose of this lesson is for students to continue to explore the Native-American traditional beliefs of Mother Earth through contemporary Native American writers and to express this concept through Haiku and visual art.
Students become more aware of the variety of jobs required to run the school. They also demonstrate appreciation for the work of different people through a bulletin board display and respectful behavior.