# Category Archives: teaching

## The Sun for 1st Grade

These students will understand basic relationships between the sun and earth.  They will learn that the sun is the source of energy and light and that it warms the land, air, and water.  Students will also be able to identify … Continue reading

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This resource set is geared toward teaching first grade addition and subtraction. Students can use various manipulatives and activities to help students understand the concepts of addition and subtraction and recall basic facts up to 10. Text Annotations 1. Domino … Continue reading

## Teaching Fractions in 3rd Grade

The topic chosen is Fractions, built with a 3rd grade class in mind. Text Annotations Full House: An Invitation to Fractions Dayle Ann Dodds (Author), Abby Carter (Illustrator) A fun introduction to fractions, good for reading to younger students, with lots of … Continue reading

Throughout the elementary grades, students learn to work with and manage money. In second grade, the relevant money concepts are addressed in Standard of Learning 2.11. In this SOL, students should learn to count and compare a collection of quarters, … Continue reading

## Fraction Action

Introduction Students in third and fourth grade begin to explore the use of fractions in mathematics.  Students will recognize the numerator and the denominator, and understand how to compare different fractions. In third grade, the focus will be on fractions … Continue reading

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## Introducing Division

Introduction This post includes a variety of resources (books, websites, lesson plans, games, printables, etc.) that can be used to introduce basic division concepts to students and aid them in committing the basic division facts (dividends to 144) to memory. … Continue reading

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Introduction Chosen books could be used to help students investigate and understand the characteristics of electricity, such as conductors and electricity, basic circuits, static electricity, transformation of electrical energy into light, heat and mechanical energy, electromagnets, and historical  contributions in … Continue reading

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## Shaking It Up: Earthquakes!

Even though we may not feel it, the ground beneath us is in almost constant motion.  There are hundreds of earthquakes each year; however, many are not felt or occur far away from civilization.  Tectonic plates move along fault lines … Continue reading

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