5 Classroom Resources for Black History Month

During Black History Month in February and throughout the school year, it is important for students to learn about significant historical events and their impact on American culture, and celebrate the achievements made by icons including Martin Luther King Jr, … Read More

Narrative & Descriptive Writing Lesson Plan with Visual Illustrations

Objective: To enhance narrative and descriptive writing using illustrations cut into parts; showing a beginning, middle, and ending Age: 5+              Time: 40 minutes (writing varies)         Grades: k-4 Materials: Pictures of animals, people, places (optional) Colored pencils, markers, crayons or paint … Read More

Student Writing Lesson Using Photographs – Classroom Ideas

Objective: To enhance descriptive, expository, and creative writing using pictures Age: 5+ Time: 30-45 minutes (writing/art varies) Grades: any age Materials: Photographs, magazine pictures of animals, people, places & things Construction paper Lined paper Pencil Glue Scissors Colored pencils or … Read More

Family Paint Night Activity for Elementary School

At Lebanon Elementary School, the PTA planned a Family Paint Night where students from Pre-K through 5th grade and their families paint their own ceiling tile for the school. We wanted to do something special to get families together and … Read More

Writing Lesson Plan with Visual Illustrations

Objective: To enhance descriptive writing and action using illustrations cut into parts Age: 5+ Time: 40 minutes (writing varies) Grades: K-4 Materials: Pictures of animals, people, places (optional) Colored pencils Markers Crayons or paint White paper Construction paper Lined paper … Read More

Student Writing Activity Using Paint & Framed Silhouettes

Objective: To visually enhance all subjects with various writing genres Age: 5+                Time: 30-45 minutes (writing varies)                Grades: Kindergarten Materials: Paint Sponges or brushes Crayons or Colored Pencils Cardboard frames or pre-cut matted frames Construction paper (black, white and assorted … Read More