going out to clean the pasture spring; I'll
only stop to rake the leaves away
(And wait to watch the water
clear, I may): I shan't be gone long. -- You come too.
is the beginning of what poem? Can
you name the poet?)
FAQ - Sample
Items & Guides -
Release Items - Information
for Students, Parents, and Educators about the Palmetto Achievement
Challenge Tests from the South Carolina State
Department of Education
Puzzles (from Education World)
Build critical thinking skills! Print several sudoku
puzzles for your students -- perfect for extra credit,
homework, before school, recess, or anytime!
is National Poetry Month - Listen, Read, & Write!
Poetry Forms - More than sixty writing activities in
an interactive format. Students type what they would like
to write, then have the option of printing their work!
Activities and Poems (Scholastic) Language and literacy
skills for all grade levels
Poetry Board - Have fun moving words to create your
* Write * Think - Classroom activities to celebrate
poets and their craft
Days of Poetry - Lessons on writing many forms of
poetry with examples
Learning Rhymes - Many all time favorite rebus
rhymes to read, rhymes to paint online, rhyming
word activity sheets, and rhyme printouts to read
Almanac - Poetry themes and articles, links
to find a poet, poems, and more. "365 days'
worth of poetry highlights, activities, ideas,
Folktales, and Fairy Tales -
Explore and learn! Find contributions
from many authors in this resource for
writing in these genres (ex. Myth Brainstorming
Machine.) There is also an opportunity for live online
They will discuss their work in these genres
young writers working on creating their own tales!
Great Egg Roll VII -
Schools from all over the world will roll eggs
to learn about estimation, measurement, and
more! You will find ready-made project worksheets
well as "egg" activities to excite
your students. This project runs March 26 -
April 13, 2007.
addition to the online project, there are 'egg-cellent'
egg resources and ideas for Language Arts, Math,
Science, Art, and Technology! One technology example
is the "Great
Egg Trivia Hunt." A math lesson example
Math." You might also want to check out
Learning Area......school projects, activity
sheets, and more to learn about chocolate!
Trees of Washington - Learn the history of
these famous trees, the varieties of trees, and
follow the estimated peak blooming time! Did
there are approximately 3,750 cherry trees? You may want to use the Cherry
Blossom Time! student worksheet from Education World with your class.
Candy! Yum! (Did you know that sixty million chocolate Easter bunnies
are produced each year? And according to 74% of American
children, bunnies' ears should be eaten first.)
Put all 5 senses to work (Taste, Touch, Sight, Smell,
Hear) and describe this candy!
Use Inspiration to record your thoughts. Hersheys Kiss (Inspiration
What's your favorite Easter Candy? Survey
students in your class! A wonderful way to encourage skills in reading
charts and graphs and gain experience using MS Excel.
Favorite Candy (Excel file)
Came First - the Chicken or the Egg?
Incredible Edible Egg - The American Egg Board's
Incredible Edible Egg site includes a wealth of recipe ideas, eggs
facts, and an 'eggcyclopedia'.
Information Service (BEIS) "All About Eggs" is yet another
educational resource for those interested in oology. Where
do eggs come from? What's in a hen's egg? Which mammals
lay eggs? From Hen to Shop - How Strong is an Egg? and more!
All About Eggs -
Take a peek inside an egg and see how a chick grows - and find
more egg information!
The Chick Hatchery -
View photos of eggs being "candled" and
a chick hatching. The Hatching Process web
site also has excellent photos!
Chickscope Embryology - This
Internet resource will take you on an exploration
of the 21-day life cycle of the embryological
chick. Older students will enjoy "Egg Math", too!
Incubation & Embryology -
Lesson plans, hands-on activities, and experiments related
See photos of various eggs compared to a large chicken egg
How Do You Like Your
See if your students can answer questions using a Venn
Diagram that shows egg survey results. Try making one with your own
class survey or encourage students to design one of their own! Egg Venn Diagram (Inspiration
Animals- What are they? Can
you name examples? Students research to learn examples of insects, birds, fish, reptiles,
amphibians, and mammals that are oviparous.
Information is recorded using Inspiration.
Oviparous Animals (Inspiration
For an extended activity, students can research one specific oviparous animal and share facts
with fellow class members. A wonderful way to learn about lots of animals! My Oviparous Animal (Inspiration
Egg Quiz- One dozen Grade A Questions! See
how many you know! Interesting! Also, be sure to view the many
learning areas of this Canadian Egg
At the Farm, Making the Grade, Care and Safety, and more
- A Virtual Exhibition! This
might be the closest you get to seeing
wild bird eggs without disturbing birds
at the nest. This virtual exhibit showcases
eggs of the world.
Plants & Gardening
Time of New Growth!
The Great Plant Escape -
Journey into the world of plants - the
life cycle of plants, parts of plants, soil, seeds,
and more! This interactive site will excite
interest in your students.
Explorer - Topics of discovery include Parts
of a Plant, What Do Plants Need?, Find the Flower,
Eating Plants, Plant Glossory, I Didn't Know
I Ate That - Wonderful for younger students!
Meet the Plant
Parts - A quick interactive game identifying
plant parts - Make a salad!
in the Classroom - Plant seeds, Design
a Garden, Tour an Online Garden,
Investigate a Worm's World, and more lesson
ideas for learning
Plants-In-Motion - View time-lapse movies to see plants grow
and change. Germination, General Growth,
Root Growth, Wilting, Flowers are some of
Children can interact with plants and the outdoors.
for gardening with kids.
Garden! Basics for planning,
maintaining journals, nurturing, and plotting growth
Launchpad - Over 2,000 gardening related links alphabetically
organized - tons of information!
Name in Flowers (Inspiration file; right
click > "Save Target As") Discover flowers!
Use Internet resources to research and organize
facts about various flowers. Find flowers that begin
with each letter of your name! Write facts about
Use these excellent multimedia video resources to bring
your plant unit to life! In addition to the video clips,
there are wonderful blackline masters available, as
well as teacher guides. First grade teachers will especially
like Debbie Greenthumb: Plants Can Be Found Everywhere and The
Structure of Plants. Third grade teachers may
be interested in the video clip Venus Fly Trap (a
plant native to the Low Country of South Carolina)
and Debbie Greenthumb: The Importance of Plants
To Our World (food chains, photosynthesis). Other
examples include Plants: Green, Growing, Giving
Life, Where Plants Come From, Plants
and People, and more.
(Do a Unitedstreaming keyword search: plants)
The Adventures of Herman! - Treat
your students to the autobiography of Squirmin' Herman,
the Worm! Learn all about the anatomy of worms and their
function in our world.
The Dirt on Soil -
What's Really Going On Under the Ground - Explore
and learn all about layers of soil and meet its tiny but
Living Things Main
topics at this site include Individuals, Families,
Neighborhoods, and The Circle of Life and branch off
from there! Do take time to explore the wealth
of information available!
Tree of Life The "Tree
of Life" provides information about the diversity
of organisms on Earth, their history, and characteristics.
Learn more about a butterfly's life cycle,
eating habits, and more.
your unit with an Inspiration KWL
chart and continue your study with this Butterfly
Scavenger Hunt. Included is a printable student worksheet
as well as related butterfly Internet resource sites.
these delicate creatures! They're lovely!
a "Spring Cinquain"- a five line poem. Begin
with words such as butterfly, caterpillar, daffodil,
robin, etc. (Spring
Cinquain PDF file)
Excite your students with "real-life" videos
such as World of Nature: Monarch Butterfly: Milkweed
to Mexico, Insect Metamorphosis, The
Caterpillar and the Polliwog, Exploring the
Diversity of Life: Butterfly Garden, and more!
(Do a Unitedstreaming keyword search: butterfly)
resources about butterflies!
About Butterflies - from Enchanted
Learning - A comprehensive on-line
hypertext book that provides information
Butterfly Site - Activities, photos, book resources,
and answers to frequently asked questions about butterflies!
Life Cycle -
Photos of the life cycle of a butterfly
Life Cycle -
Fun Butterfly Facts
creepy crawlies are from the Arthropod group
of animals. Do
you know the characteristics of all insects? Take
time to explore Insects! Sample
lesson plans and activities are available!
Explore videos such as The Incredible World of Insects,
Junior Zoologist: Insects,Those Amazing Arthropods!, World
of Nature: Insect Disguises, Insects: Facts and
Folklore, and more!
(Do a Unitedstreaming keyword search: insects)
Coming Soon - Vacation Time!
Keep your students interested in school work while dreaming of
being on vacation! Students research using the Internet,
collect data, use a spreadsheet to display information,
and write persuasive paragraphs - WOW!
Time! - Lesson Details