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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.

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Writing
American History
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Megan Stevens
04/14/2021
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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.

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Mathematics
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Tina Fuller
11/04/2020
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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.

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Mathematics
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Tina Fuller
04/06/2021
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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.

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Mathematics
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Melody Oquinn
04/06/2021
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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.

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Mathematics
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Melody Oquinn
04/06/2021
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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.

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Mathematics
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Melody Oquinn
04/06/2021
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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

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Mathematics
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Melody Oquinn
04/06/2021
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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.

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Mathematics
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Melody Oquinn
04/06/2021
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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!

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Mathematics
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Tina Fuller
11/04/2020
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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.

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American History
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Rhonda Musick
02/16/2021
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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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Rita Breeding
04/15/2021
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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.

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Science
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Author:
Rita Breeding
09/30/2020
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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.

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09/30/2020
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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.

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Megan Stevens
04/14/2021
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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.

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Research
Writing
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Kevin Yates
04/19/2021
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In this lesson students will practice computing the average or mean of 3 or more menu prices or numbers with decimals.

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Data and Analysis
Computation and Estimation
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Author:
Kevin Yates
04/19/2021
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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.

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Data and Analysis
Computation and Estimation
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Author:
Kevin Yates
04/19/2021
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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?

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Data and Analysis
Computation and Estimation
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Kevin Yates
04/19/2021
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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.

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Data and Analysis
Computation and Estimation
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Kevin Yates
04/19/2021
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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