Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Lesson Plan

Language Arts

New Year’s word search

Make your resolutions with this goal setting worksheet.  


Practice your division with this worksheet.



Make this fun crown to celebrate the New Year!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Multiplication Arrays Math Challenge

Write two math sentences for the multiplication array above.  How many in all?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gingerbread Baby Lesson Plan

Gingerbread Baby, by Jan Brett is a retelling of the old favorite about a fast running gingerbread boy who escapes from the oven and the misadventures he has on his way.


 Watch and listen to Jan Brett read her version of the story, Gingerbread Baby (note actual story begins about 3.5 minutes through the video).
After reading answer the questions on this reading comprehension worksheet.
Compare and contrast the Gingerbread baby with the original Gingerbread man story using this venn diagram.   
Writing Prompt
Make up your own adventures of the Gingerbread Baby.  Where will he go? Who will he meet?  How did he escape?  How will you catch him?

Social Studies
Make a map of your Gingerbread Baby's adventures around your neighborhood.  Make his path clear and mark any place he stopped (houses, businesses, etc.)

Learn about the history of Gingerbread here.

 Practice division with this Gingerbread division worksheet.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Maryland State Flag Math Challenge

Maryland's state flag is made up of the Calvert and Crossland Family Seals.  Each family has their seal displayed twice.  What fraction if the flag does one seal take up?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Happy Birthday to the Florida Everglades!

Did you know? 

Everglades National Park celebrates it's birthday on December 6th!  On December 6th, 1947, the government set aside 1.5 million acres of protected land (a small fraction of its original size) as Everglades National Park.
Before there was an Everglades National Park there was Everglades, the ecosystem. This Everglades has been around for 5,000 years!

The original Everglades used to reach all the way from the Orlando area to Florida Bay. It was a big wilderness of wetlands containing sawgrass marshes, freshwater sloughs, mangrove swamps, pine rocklands and hardwood hammocks.


 Use a dictionary to find the meaning of each of the words below:



The Everglades are in Florida.  Learn more about Florida with this worksheet.


Frogs live in The Everglades.  Solve this problem about a frog.


Enjoy a tour of the Everglades below: