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100 Years of History on the 100th Day of School
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 To review and pre-teach content material, this fun and engaging 100th Day of School activity is a great way to get students interested in the major historical events of the last 100 years. To begin the activity, the teacher will either write on the whiteboard or announce that today the class is going to assume the role of Historical Investigators, revealing the most exciting events in history over the last 100 years. The teacher will then group the students into groups of 2-4 based on the class size. The teacher will pass out the investigation sheet, and direct students to open the Google Slide presentation. The teacher will model how to select and research a given historical event using credible sources. 

Subject:
Writing
American History
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Author:
Megan Stevens
Date Added:
04/14/2021
3D Space Travel
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 I created this board game to give my 2nd grade students review of 3D shapes.  They travel through space, trying to make it back to earth.  This game supports sol 2.13, identify, describe, compare, and contrast plane and solid figures (circles/spheres, squares/cubes, and rectangles/rectangular prisms.  Before playing this game, my students completed activities using manipulatives to identify solid shapes, the number of vertices, edges, and faces, and traced the faces of the cube and rectangular prism in order to build understanding of the relationship between plane and solid figures.  My students played this game in small groups of 3-5 students.  They take turns rolling a die, jump to the number rolled, and answer the question in the box they land on.  My students love to play board games!  As a result, they are more attentive and motivated to learn.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Game
Author:
Tina Fuller
Date Added:
11/04/2020
3 Digit Addition with Regrouping Pumpin Walk
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 My students need lots of practice to master addition with regrouping, so I created this fun game to help them practice.  This activity supports sol 3.3b, create and solve single-step and multi-step practical problems involving sums or differences of two whole numbers, each 9,999 or less.  The students make a big circle around the room and play a cakewalk style game.  When the teacher stops the music, they sit in front of the closest card and add the two numbers.   Students use their knowledge of place value and estimation to determine if their answer is reasonable.  I created this activity during the week of Halloween so the pumpkins were a big hit with my students who really enjoy movement activities.      

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Game
Author:
Tina Fuller
Date Added:
04/06/2021
6.12 Best Deal
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The opening slide describes that the best deal is getting more for your money.  Things on sale are not always at the best price and the amount of product matters.  Students are given five slides with two or three prices.  Students have to determine which is a better deal.  Students may use unit rates, but students are also asked to use another way to determine which is a better deal.  Students can scale up or down using ratio tables or by purchasing the same quantity of each item. 

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Melody Oquinn
Date Added:
04/06/2021
6.12 Ratios and Proportional Reasoning.
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This lesson should be used as practice after students have had experience with ratio tables, graphing points, and determining proportional relationships.  On slides 1-4 students are given a situation, then they complete the ratio table, graph the coordinates, and determine if the relationship is proportional.   On slides 5-7 students are given graphs and asked to determine if it represents proportional relationships, and explain why.  On slide 8 students are given written situations and asked to determine if they represent proportional relationships and explain their reasoning.  This lesson was created with Jamboard to provide teachers and students with real time collaboration.   

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Melody Oquinn
Date Added:
04/06/2021
6.14 Inequalities
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Directions:   Solve the following inequalities.  Write each with the variable on the left and then on the right.  Graph it on the number line.  Label 3 points on the number line.    Tell 3 numbers that would be in the solution set and if the circle is open or closed.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Melody Oquinn
Date Added:
04/06/2021
6.7 Area, Perimeter, Circumference
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 The student will complete a task where they are given 50 feet of fencing.  They have to design the largest area of garden using all of the fencing.  Students must explore circles, right triangles, and rectangles.  Students will be using the formulas of area and perimeter and circumference to calculate perimeter and area.     This task was created with Jamboard to allow students to collaborate together in person or remotely, in real time, as well as allowing the teacher to view students' work in progress.   The initial slide presents the task and provides the formulas for each shape’s area and perimeter.  The subsequent slides provide workspace for students’ thinking and collaboration.  The last slide is a conclusion slide.  Here students tell which shape they chose, give the measurements, and justification

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Melody Oquinn
Date Added:
04/06/2021
6.8 Coordinate Plane Practice
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With this activity, students will review the components of the coordinate plane, graph coordinates, and tell coordinates.   This activity was created with Jamboard to allow the teacher to view students placements of points and work in real time.  The activity can be presented to the whole group with the teacher giving  students assignments on each slide (by sharing editor rights) or assigned to individual students with each a copy. 

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Melody Oquinn
Date Added:
04/06/2021
Addition with Regrouping Cupcake Walk
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 My students need lots of practice to master addition with regrouping, so I created this fun game to help them practice.  This activity supports sol 3.3b, create and solve single-step and multi-step practical problems involving sums or differences of two whole numbers, each 9,999 or less.  The students make a big circle around the room and play a cakewalk style game.  When the teacher stops the music, they sit in front of the closest card and add the two numbers.   Students use their knowledge of place value and estimation to determine if their answer is reasonable.  Movement activities are always a big hit in my classroom!  This game is one of my students’ favorites!     

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Author:
Tina Fuller
Date Added:
11/04/2020
American Revolution Primary Source Activity
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This primary source activity can be used after teaching students about the different groups during the Revolutionary Period such as patriots, loyalists, and neutrals.  The activity is on a Google Worksheet and includes links to primary sources online and questions about those sources. The primary sources include writings by Cato, an American farmer, and Reverand Inglis.   You can add or change questions if you so wish.  The settings can be changed as well by clicking on the settings icon at the top right corner of the screen.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Primary Source
Author:
Rhonda Musick
Date Added:
02/16/2021
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Atomic Structure and Counting Atoms Review-Remix by Rita Breeding
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I love this activity, and I think it is a great instructional resource for students to learn about atomic structure and counting atoms in compounds.  However, I would like to add a single modification.MODIFICATION:  Add the following question: How are atoms of one element different from the atoms of  a different element?   This resource is designed to accompany students notes, texts, and other instructional resources and provide a means to review what they have learned about atomic structure and counting atoms in compounds.

Subject:
Matter
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Assessment
Author:
Rita Breeding
Date Added:
04/15/2021
Atoms of Elements
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Overview:  I created this lab activity to provide my students with a fun way to learn about the components of the atom.  Students will investigate and understand that all matter is composed of atoms.  Key ideas include atoms consisting of particles including electrons, protons and neutrons.  This activity will be done after the introduction of the Periodic Table of Elements. This activity uses Playdough which is and always will be a favorite among kids. This activity provides support for SOL 6.5a in which students are expected to create and interpret a simplified, modern model of the structure of an atom.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Rita Breeding
Date Added:
09/30/2020
Author's Purpose
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I created this activity to help students learn to identify the author’s purpose. This activity is meant to help students see the completed strategy while asking them to analyze what is going on. This allows the students to pick apart the completed strategy in order to better understand it. This activity should be completed before asking students to identify the author’s purpose of an entire passage. When talking about author’s purpose use the acronym PIE (persuade, inform, and entertain). This is an engaging way to practice SOL 4.6b.

Subject:
Reading
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Nicole Snead
Date Added:
09/30/2020
Bloom Ball Novel Project
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 To conclude any novel read in class or as a book report option, students will create a Bloom Ball book report. The twelve-sided structure will require students to answer questions connecting to the novel. Each face of the structure will ask a question that aligns with a particular level of Bloom’s Taxonomy. 

Subject:
Reading
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Megan Stevens
Date Added:
04/14/2021
Brochure for an Attraction in the USA.
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This lesson is part of a cross curriculum unit based upon planning of a road trip.  In this lesson students research an attraction they wish to visit on their road trip.  After researching an attraction students complete a brochure describing their attraction.

Subject:
Research
Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kevin Yates
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Career Salaries and Computing Tax Withholdings
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Teacher Instructs the student to navigate to Google.com.  The teacher will model researching their career by typing in the search box, “What is the average salary for a teacher in Virginia.”  The teacher will ask what does average salary mean and add details to the students’ responses.  The teacher will then pull up the Google Sheet to be used for today’s lesson.  Students will begin researching their own career choice by typing, “What is the average salary of a _______________________ in VIrginia?  The students will find a low, average, and top salary for their career choices.   The students will use the average or middle salary given.  If more than one average is given the students will use the mathematical equation for finding the mean to calculate the average of the salaries given. 

Subject:
Data and Analysis
Computation and Estimation
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kevin Yates
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Career Salary Research (Final Budget)
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Students will lead discussion on their net pay for their chosen career, their total expenses, and the amount they will have left after paying all the monthly expenses.  If there wasn’t enough money to pay all their expenses what will they need to do?

Subject:
Data and Analysis
Computation and Estimation
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kevin Yates
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Career Salary Research Lesson Plan 3  (Mortgage and Home Expenses)
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Students will research the cost of homes and expences associated with owning a home.  This proccess will help the studet to determine if thier chosen salary will support the purchase of the selected home.

Subject:
Data and Analysis
Computation and Estimation
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kevin Yates
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Career Salary Research (Living Expenses)
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Students will pretend they have a family of 4.  Use the list given by students and make sure the following are included: average cost of groceries for a family of 4average cost of health insurance for a family of 4average cost of dining out for a family of 4 (multiply this by 4 for eating out once a week)average monthly internet feeaverage monthly cable or satellite 

Subject:
Data and Analysis
Computation and Estimation
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kevin Yates
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Career Salary Research (Vehicle Purchase)
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The teacher will lead discussion on cost of the vehicle versus the salary made for his/her career.  What are the pros and cons of this vehicle?  Students will then research the type of vehicle they want.  Each student will determine the cost of the vehicle.  Students will share with each other the type of vehicle they chose, the cost of the vehicle, and the pros and cons of the vehicle. 

Subject:
Data and Analysis
Computation and Estimation
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kevin Yates
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Cause and Effect
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I created this activity to use during the introduction of cause and effect for my fourth-grade class. I feel that beginning with pictures helps my students distinguish between why and what. This is an engaging way to allow students to practice with cause and effect. This is an engaging activity to practice SOL 4.5j.

Subject:
Reading
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Nicole Snead
Date Added:
02/25/2021
Conflict Storyboard
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To review types of conflict in fiction text, students will create a storyboard highlighting each of the types of conflict. Students will develop a short story involving a form of literary conflict. Students will write and illustrate the story within the designated boxes of the storyboard. Students will create a total of six storyboards for each of the types of conflict - Individual vs. Individual, Individual vs. Self, Individual vs. Nature, Individual vs. Supernatural, Individual vs. Technology, and Individual vs. Society.

Subject:
Fiction
Reading
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Megan Stevens
Date Added:
04/14/2021
Conflict in the News Activity
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The teacher will review the six types of conflict found in literature (individual vs. individual, individual vs. technology, individual vs. nature, individual vs. self, individual vs. supernatural, and individual vs. society). Students will create conflict in the news presentations identifying the six types of conflict. Students will use current newspapers and credible online news sources to identify and correctly label current examples of conflict today.

Subject:
Reading
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Megan Stevens
Date Added:
04/14/2021
Connotation/Denotation Charades
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 This is a fun review activity to support connotation and denotation in the classroom. I use this while formally teaching connotation and denotation, but also use it sporadically throughout the school year as a fun way to review! 

Subject:
Reading
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Megan Stevens
Date Added:
04/14/2021
Creation Myths or Narratives
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The purpose of this lesson is to help students understand the various religions of the ancient river valley civilizations.  Students will read and relate creation narratives or myths to the class, and for a personal experience with history, the students will write a creation myth of their own and share it orally with the class. **Be sure to preview creation myths to ensure the stories are appropriate for your class.

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Rhonda Musick
Date Added:
04/14/2021
Denotation and Connotation
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Students will review denotation and connotation. The teacher will provide examples. Students will then work independently or in pairs to replace the underlined words in the given sentences with synonyms that have either a positive connotation or a negative connotation. Students will share their answers with the class. 

Subject:
English
Reading
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Marsha Presley
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Edible Cells
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Overview:  I created this lab activity to provide my students with a fun way to learn about the components of the plant and animal cell.  Students will investigate and understand that all living things are composed of one or more cells that support life processes, as described by the cell theory. A key idea includes that the cell structure and organelles support life processes (SOL LS.2b).

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Rita Breeding
Date Added:
09/30/2020
Equation Vocabulary
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This is a digital sort of terms for equations and expressions.  Students are able to sort terms the teacher provides, the given equation, and create their own equation.  https://jamboard.google.com/d/1xT6VfZwn38OcLnmGz2OsX29ci6jbmN4iCrtqo7JgPT4/copy?usp=sharing 

Subject:
Patterns, Functions, and Algebra
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Melody Oquinn
Date Added:
03/23/2021
Equations True or False Jamboard
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 I created the Equations True or False Jamboard to give my students practice with identifying equations.  They used a graphic organizer to solve each equation and then sorted it to the true or false column.  You could also have students work the problems on whiteboards.  Before doing the sort, we practiced finding the answers to equations and creating equations that were true.  We talked about the equal and not equal sign and how that might change whether or not an equation is true or false.  This activity supports sol 3.17.   

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Tina Fuller
Date Added:
04/06/2021
Estimate Sums & Differences Game
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 I created this partner game to give my students practice estimating sums and differences.  This game supports sol 3.3a, estimate and determine the sum or difference of two whole numbers.  Before playing the game, students should have already studied rounding.    In this game, students take turns flipping over four cards and rounding the number.  Then, they add the rounded numbers to find the sum or subtract the rounded numbers to find the difference.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Author:
Tina Fuller
Date Added:
11/04/2020
Fact and Opinion Sort
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Fact and Opinion SortDirections: Students will work in teacher-assigned pairs to sort statements into the correct Fact or Opinion column. Statements will need to be cut apart and placed in envelopes before giving them to students. Students will work collaboratively to sort the statements into the correct column. Alternative: Paste each fact or opinion statement on an index card and give one card to each student. On a whiteboard or poster board, draw two columns and label one as Fact and one as Opinion. Have students place their card in the correct column. Once all students have placed their cards, the teacher should lead the class in a discussion to review each statement.

Subject:
Reading
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Marsha Presley
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Fiction Digital Interactive Notebook
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I created this lesson to allow my students to record notes during our Fiction Unit. The teacher will provide the notes to be added to each section. The students will record the notes in the provided spaces. This is an engaging note collection method that allows students to easily follow along with the teacher's instruction. In addition, this notebook will provide a collective study set for students throughout the Fiction Unit.

Subject:
Reading
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Megan Stevens
Date Added:
09/30/2020
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Figurative Language Sort
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Figurative Language SortDirections: Students will work in teacher-assigned pairs to sort statements containing examples of figurative language into the correct columns. Statements will need to be cut apart and placed in envelopes before giving them to students. Students will work collaboratively to sort the statements into the correct column.    

Subject:
English
Reading
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Tara Little
Date Added:
07/26/2022
Figurative Language Sort
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Figurative Language SortDirections: Students will work in teacher-assigned pairs to sort statements containing examples of figurative language into the correct columns. Statements will need to be cut apart and placed in envelopes before giving them to students. Students will work collaboratively to sort the statements into the correct column.    

Subject:
English
Reading
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Marsha Presley
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Find Area of Regular Shapes Jamboard
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The first skill I practice with my students on area is counting the square units inside of a regular shape.  It gives them a better understanding about area.  This activity supports sol 3.8b, counting the number of square units needed to cover a given surface in order to determine its area.  I created this jamboard for my virtual students, so that they are doing the same lesson as my in person students and I can see their work in real time.  Jamboard has been an essential Google tool for me during this school year while teaching both in person and virtual students. 

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Author:
Tina Fuller
Date Added:
04/06/2021
Flip the Money Game
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 I created this game to give my students hands on practice with counting money.  Counting money is a skill that is used daily in real life, so it is necessary that all students master the skill.  This activity supports sol 3.6a, determine the value of a collection of bills and coins whose total value is $5.00 or less.  Before playing this game, students should be able to recognize coins and know the values of each.  This game has four recording sheets so you can differentiate instruction based on the needs of your students.  Students play with a partner to flip cards, write the number under each column, and put dollars/coins on the work mat to count.  While students play the game, I walk around to help students as needed.  By doing this, I can assess and remediate with those students who need extra help.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Author:
Tina Fuller
Date Added:
11/04/2020
Google Search Tips and Tricks for Research
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Demonstrate Google Search tips and tricks  Using “ “ around a search term to tell Google the results must include the words inside the quotation marksUsing - in the search term to tell google to exclude something from the results ex. search apple -fruit will give results about apple the company with out any results about apple the fruit.Using site: to search with in a particular website you have deemed creditable. ex. search site: www.cnn.com Use OR to search for either one search term or another  ex. search climate change or global warming 

Subject:
Data and Analysis
Research
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kevin Yates
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Greek Mythology
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This lesson will help students understand that Greek mythology was based on a polytheistic religion that was integral to culture, politics, and art in ancient Greece.  Students will see examples  of Western civilization’s symbols, metaphors, words, and idealized images which come from ancient Greek mythology.  The students will search for the names and area of influence for Greek gods and goddesses, and they will create a project which illustrates their understanding of the role of a Greek god or goddess.  Students will need Chromebooks, Ipads or other devices by which they can access the Internet.  

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Rhonda Musick
Date Added:
02/03/2021
Homophones
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I created this activity/game to provide my students with practice using frequently misused homophones. I begin this activity by reviewing what homophones are and having the class identify some examples. This activity/game provides practice for SOL 4.4b.

Subject:
Reading
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Nicole Snead
Date Added:
02/25/2021