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You are a Pot of Gold!

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Kindergarten Grade • Printables
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You are a Pot of Gold!

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Kindergarten Grade • Printables

Subject:
Seasonal/Holiday, Spring, Saint Patrick's Day, Social Emotional

Type:
Printables

Skills: Social Emotional, Holidays

Description: A printable for teachers or students to fill in and give to different students to make them feel special. Also included is a printable for the student to fill in and color to practice self-love, self-affirmation, and boost self-confidence.

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Winter Holiday Creative Writing

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Winter Holiday Creative Writing

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Kindergarten Grade • Mini Lessons with Activity

Subject:
Seasonal/Holiday, Winter Holidays, Winter, ELA

Type:
Mini Lessons with Activity

Skills: Holidays, Creative Writing

Description: Choose a character and setting from mix and match cards to inspire a holiday creative writing piece. Students use a story map template to help them organize their writing. (Grades K-5)

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Wall of Fame

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Wall of Fame

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Kindergarten Grade • Freebies, Mini Lessons with Activity

Subject:
Beginning of the Year, Social Emotional

Type:
Freebies, Mini Lessons with Activity

Skills: Social Emotional Any Subject Area Desired

Description: Help foster an environment of pride and support! Together with your class create a place to display work they are proud of. Work as a class to acknowledge each other's strengths and build a community of students who support and encourage one another.

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Valentine’s Day Chain Links Activity

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Valentine’s Day Chain Links Activity

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Kindergarten Grade • Mini Lessons with Activity

Subject:
Seasonal/Holiday, Valentine's Day

Type:
Mini Lessons with Activity

Skills: Holidays, Listening & Speaking, Writing

Description: Have your student’s create this fun Valentine’s Day Chain Link while they practice asking & answering questions, listening, and then writing their answers in complete sentences. This is a great way to incorporate literacy into your holiday celebrations. (For Grades K-5)

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Time Capsule Activity – Dear Future Me

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Time Capsule Activity – Dear Future Me

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ELL, Kindergarten Grade • Mini Lessons with Activity

Type:
Mini Lessons with Activity

Skills: social-emotional learning, goal-setting, creativity, writing skills

Description: This time capsule activity is an opportunity for all K-5 students to learn about themselves through goal-setting and thinking about the future, while fostering social-emotional skills, writing, and creativity. It can also be used as an opportunity in class for students to share about themselves with other students in the classroom.

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Thanksgiving: What’s on Your Plate?

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Thanksgiving: What’s on Your Plate?

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Kindergarten Grade • Mini Lessons with Activity

Subject:
Seasonal/Holiday, Thanksgiving, Fall, ELA, Social Studies

Type:
Mini Lessons with Activity

Skills: Social Studies, Holidays, Listening & Speaking, Reading, Health

Description: Explore the foods that were eaten at the first Thanksgiving and compare them to what the students eat today – highlighting any foods from different cultures. Using the food pyramid students, will create a healthy plate based on their traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

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Daybreak Lesson Plans is dedicated to bringing you the most flexible, customizable and meaningful curriculum and instructional tools in K-5 education. At Daybreak Lesson Plans, we believe in helping teachers get the lesson plan they need when they can’t make it to school due to illness, family emergency or attending a workshop.

1st Grade Lesson Plans that are Substitute-Friendly

As educators ourselves, we know the familiar juggle: Drag ourselves into the classroom despite being plagued with numerous aches and pains, or labor to craft a lesson plan for the substitute that manages to provide a educationally stimulating lesson plans to the students and is straightforward enough for a sub to understand. Many times, the trouble of creating plans for someone else to follow leaves us at work when we should be elsewhere. Yet how can we avoid such a situation? We have a solution. Comprised of experienced classroom teachers, those of us at Daybreak Lesson Plans have devised several of ready-to-use 1st-grade curriculum and lesson plans for those days when you really need to call out. Each lesson is designed to align with state standards and any curriculum you already follow.

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  1. To find lesson plans for 1st grade, simply click on the desired grade level, subject area, and type of lesson desired.
  • Possible grades: Kindergarten through 5th
  • 1st-grade subject areas: English/language arts and math, with student protocols that address speaking and listening standards
  • Types of lesson plans: 1 hour, half day, or whole day

Each lesson plan contains the following information:

  • Common Core Standard addressed
  • File type
  • Materials needed
  • Printable resources
  • Plan for teaching, including a script for the teacher to Follow
  • Exit ticket, so you know what students learned when you were out
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