1st-3rd Grade

Sample first grade activities
Enrichment Social Emotional Learning Art & Science
Vocabulary Development – Feelie Bag

Students described everyday objects placed in a bag (comb, fridge-magnet etc.,). Using clues, the other students guess what the object is.

Listening Skills – Mystery Object

This activity is designed to develop listening skills. Each student was asked to select an object in a room and then talk about it with a partner.

Hands on Science: Refraction of Light

An experiment was conducted by passing light through different liquids. Students observed the light and discussed their ideas.

Math: Time

Students formed a human clock face. Each student solved time problem and showed the answer using both arms.

Group Agreements

Students discussed group agreements and came up with a set of rules for Myndflex.

Group Coloring

The children colored a mega coloring page of a monster truck as a group. They added details as they saw fit.

Reading

Kinder: Students read “Bob” books and answered oral questions.

1st graders read “Counting with Barefoot Critters”. They discussed the  map in the book and counted the critters.

Ten seconds – Creative Coloring

A game facilitating teamwork, creating a positive atmosphere and raising self-esteem.

Who’s Hues?

Children colored areas according to the letters R= Red, G=Green, B = Blue, P = Brown

The emerging picture took them by surprise! It was a dragon!

 

Sample second grade activities

Enrichment Social-Emotional Learning Art & Science
Math

Counting by 5’s and 10’s, Number comparison, Matching numbers with words,

Measurement with centimeters, inches, feet, and yards.

Talk To Me

To help children sharpen their listening skills and improve ability to follow multi step directions.

Corn Husk Dolls and Paper Turkeys

As part of our Thanksgiving activities, each child followed step-by-step directions to make colorful paper turkeys and corn-husk dolls to take them home! Both activities were enjoyed by the kids and we had 100% participation!

Quiz

Children answer grade appropriate general knowledge questions.

Recognizing Positive Qualities

Students wrote positive qualities about friends and read them aloud.

Expressive Art

Children were encouraged to draw a tree with many branches. Each branch symbolized a family or friend who is part of their support system.

Antonyms

Students learned what Antonyms are and then matched pairs of antonyms.

Warm-Ups and Ice-Breakers

Meet my friend, Bear Salmon Mosquito, People Shelter Storm

Water Surface Tension

Using paperclips, and a cup of water, students conducted an experiment to observe water surface tension.

 

Sample third grade activities
Enrichment Social-Emotional Learning Art & Science
Math – Multiplication

Word problems are read out to the students, step-by-step. They solve each step on individual white boards.

Warm-Ups/ Ice-Breakers

Dance your name, Slow motion emotion, Freeze dance

By wrapping colorful yarn around twigs, children created native-american inspired “Talking Sticks”.
Vocabulary Development

Children were shown a picture of Hero the dog, and asked to build a story in 4 sentences by answering a few questions, and using their perception and imagination.

Recognizing Positive Qualities

Students wrote positive qualities about friends and read them aloud.

Hands on Science: Refraction of Light

An experiment was conducted by passing light through different liquids.Students observed the light and discussed their ideas.

Spelling

Christmas Bingo: A bingo board filled with Christmas related words were used to play the game.

Workshop with Jim Hall

Jim Hall from the Museum of American Heritage came with interactive  ‘toys’ from the pre-transistor technology and the impact they had on society.

Corn Husk Dolls and Paper Turkeys

As part of our Thanksgiving activities, each child followed step-by-step directions to make colorful paper turkeys and corn-husk dolls to take them home!