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Our Country’s Symbols

OBJECTIVES Students learn to:
•Recognize symbols of the United States of America
• Understand the reason behind each of the images being USA symbols

• Understand that hand-drawn pictures are a form of storytelling and communication

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Teepee Talk

OBJECTIVES Students learn to:
• Learn some of the background and customs of the Native Americans
• Make a replica of a teepee
• Understand that hand-drawn pictures are a form of storytelling and communication

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Simple Machines

OBJECTIVES Students learn to:
• Learn the names and functions of the six simple machines
• Understand the functions well enough to make small models to illustrate
• Be able to give examples of real-life machines that use the simple machines principles

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What’s the Matter?

OBJECTIVES Students learn to:
• That matter has three forms: Solid, liquid and gas
• That evaporation and melting are changes that occur when objects are heated
• To identify in which stage matter is, at the time

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Plethora of Polygons

OBJECTIVES Students learn to:
• What polygons are and the names for the first six
• How a protractor works to measure degrees based on a 360-degree circle
• Optional: How to use a protractor

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Design Mobile

OBJECTIVES Students learn to:
• Recognize movement and balance in both still works of art as well as moving works of art
• See objects as they relate to one another and create positive and negative shapes in space
• Work with others to create a unified mobile (sculpture) comprised of individual parts they created

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Speak to Me!

OBJECTIVES Students learn to:
• How to define, recognize and use: Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs
• Combine the parts of speech into sentences
• Apply the guidelines to their own writing

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Punctuation Demonstration

OBJECTIVES Students learn to:
• Recognize the forms of punctuation
• Listen to sentences to know which punctuation to use
• Practice the use of punctuation through a fun activity

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Serpentine Values

OBJECTIVES Students learn to:
• To see light and dark values in black and white photos
• How to physically mix paint to create new values
• To distinguish and create an even transition among five values

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It’s About Time

OBJECTIVES Students learn to:
• Understand the difference between analog and digital time
• Read an analog clock- to the level of detail you determine
• See the relationship between the hour and minute hands on the analog clock
• Create a learning tool that can be used throughout the year