Last post, we included a lesson plan and worksheet/answer sheet for reading and writing to 100. Today, we are posting a lesson about the big number ’1000′. How much is 1000? For our grade 3 students, this is a large number….a number that gets them thinking about all sorts of interesting things. Have you ever read the book ‘How Much, How Many, How Far, How Heavy, How Long, How Tall Is 1000?’ In just one book, your students will begin to understand just how big, small, long and tall 1000 really is! It is definitely a neat book that both you and your students will enjoy….and with that, it will definitely guide you in teaching your grade 3′s all about the number 1000! Click on our lesson plan below which is based on this great book and more. You can get creative and create interesting worksheets for your students to work on as a follow up activity!
Here is a lesson plan for your grade 3 students to teach them how to read and print whole numbers from 1 – 100. It includes a ‘getting started activity’ that allows you to work with the class as a whole, further encouraging and focusing on interaction, participation and cooperation and it also includes independent work – a worksheet to be done independently as a follow up activity! We have also included an answer sheet to save you the time! Just click on the lesson plan below to get the complete lesson plan and click on the worksheet to get the 2 page worksheet and answer sheet!
Understanding what Bullying Looks and Sounds like is essential to helping students help themselves and others. Dr. Michele Borba (www.micheleborba.com) writes that “Bullying is a cruel and/or aggressive act that is done on purpose. The bully has more power (strength, status, or size) than the target, who cannot hold his own. The hurtful bullying behavior is not an accident, but done on purpose. The bully usually seems to enjoy seeing the victim in distress and rarely accepts responsibility and often says the target “deserved” the hurtful treatment.”
In a previous post (Reporting vs. Tattling), we stated that others are present when this bullying happens. What is coming to light, according to Dr. Borba, is that these students suffer emotional distress when seeing these acts against their schoolmates occur.
As educators we need to proceed to make it safe for all in the school environment. We need to teach them the tools to want to make a change. But, before we teach them those tools they need to understand what to act on and how to act on the particular situation. Dr. Borba breaks bullying down to particular situations and students should understand when it is bullying and when it is not.
We have created a poster based on Dr. Borbas information of what bullying could be. Use it as a printable or a discussion point with your students and other colleagues. By addressing these, students will come to truly understand the real definition of bullying.
It is Thanksgiving tomorrow for many, which gives us perfect reason to add a quote to our list about Gratitude. It is so important to be grateful for what we have, yet the majority of us find it difficult to do so. We spend more time thinking about what we don’t have, and thinking about what we want that we simply forget about all the great things we do have. Today’s quote is a simple one….one that helps us stop for a minute and reflect. Stop and think about all that you have and be grateful for it, for although it may be harder to do so, it is much more important as there are many who do not have anything.
Print todays quote and be sure to stay tuned for next weeks ‘ Words to Live by Wednesdays’.
With Bully Awareness Week on hand, todays Tuesday 12 is a list of books that can be used in the classroom to open discussions and develop conversations as a community. Through discussions students can develop an understanding of what bullying is and what it looks like. Through their discussions, students will develop an understanding for methods of preventions. Remember, students can be great agents of change.
1) Don’t Laugh at Giraffe, Rebecca Bender
A lovely story from the perspective of a giraffe and a bird who like to rile each other up. But one day it goes a little too far and bird needs to rectify the situation.
2) Have you filled a Bucket Today, Carol Macloud
This lovely book focusses on the effects of our actions and words on others. Through positive behaviours, daily acts of kindness students understand how they can be agents of change.
3) How full is your bucket today? For Kids, Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer
This story geared towards a younger audience helps children understand that acts of kindness are for the good of others and for themselves too. The metaphor of a bucket is a great way for young people to visualize the meaning.
4) Confessions of a Former Bully, Trudy Ludwig
A great story written in a very matter of fact way! The perspective of a former bully is a different view that most students have never experienced. With this perspective, students can identify and relate to relationships that are hurtful and how to change that behaviour.
5) The Bully Blockers Club, Teresa Bateman
How about eliciting the help of your students? Here is a great book to discuss how students can help rid bullying in the school yard! Students are our greatest asset and challenging them to be the leaders will help the whole school.
6) Say Something, Peggy Moss
Another great book that takes a different perspective! Not the bully, not the victim but the bystander. This story helps students understand that just watching also helps the bullying. There are some suggested activities at the back of the book in order to help your classroom discussions.
7) Each Kindness, Jacqueline Woodson
A great young child book where learning about making others feel welcome is the central message. The development of the story is based on the belief that each kindness makes the world a little better.
8)Teammates, Peter Golenbock
A fantastic story about Jackie Robinson becoming the first coloured man to play baseball and the strength of friendship superseding fear and ridicule.
9)The Bully Goat Grim, A Maynard Moose Tale, Willy Claflin
The story of a Bully Goat and a Baby Troll. It is a high flying story with lots of characters and a funny story. At the heart of the story is the essence of being strong willed and loving yourself enough to stand up for yourself.
10) Way to Be! How to be Brave, Responsible, Honest and an All Around Great Kid, Mary Small
A wonderful book showing how one’s character counts. There are many examples on choosing right from wrong with a text that is easy to understand.
11) Colours of Me, Brynne Barnes
A child’s interest in the colors of the world around her, help her develop an understanding that it is great to be anyone of them. An inspiring perspective in acceptance of differences.
12) Don’t Laugh at Me, Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin
A sweet book for young children helping them understand diversity is acceptable. Furthermore, it builds on language skills for students to use in order to stop teasing.
We hope you find our list useful in your classroom.