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2nd Grade Lesson Plans

DANCE/MOVEMENT

Title of Lesson Core Subject Comments
Dancing with Literature Language Arts/Dance Movement that encourages reading comprehension.
Math Lesson Plan Math/Dance In a 45-­‐minute class students will practice quick decision making, working together and interacting with each other while practicing math and dancing together.
MoonLessonPlan Science/Dance In a 45-­‐minute class students will explore the phases of the moon and the properties of the moon while exploring locomotor steps.
My Many Colored Days Language Arts/Dance In a 45-­‐minute class students will develop a deeper understanding of their emotions by exploring and creating a dance based on the book My Many Colored Days.
Geometry through Movement     Math/Dance Students will demonstrate their knowledge of geometric shapes and create their own shapes.
Living & Non Living Science/Dance In a 45-minute class, K – 3rd grade students will explore the concept of living, non-living, once lived, and never lived things by exploring popular dance steps.
Terrarium Science/Dance  n a 45-minute class, K-3rd grade students will explore that plants  need water, sunlight, soil and air to grow by performing a dance based on locomotor and axial movement

 


MUSIC

Title of Lesson Core Subject Comments
Tinga Layo The Donkey Who Does Language Arts/Music In this activity the student learns to sing a song to practice verbs. Students will create a list of verbs as a class and write them on the board and then use them in the song, Tinga Layo The Donkey That Does.

DRAMA

Title of Lesson Core Subject Comments
Four Seasons & Math Math/Language Arts/Science/Drama  Students will learn and understand the four seasons and the relationship they have to numbers.
Seasons and Weather - K-2 Science/Drama Students will learn to differentiate different types of weather and associate the types of weather that occur in the seasons.
To Each His Own Habitat Science/Drama Students will learn about the animals that live in the desert, the tundra and/or the ocean.

VISUAL ARTS

Title of Lesson Core Subject Comments
Classroom Quilt Social Studies/Visual Arts Read "Patchwork Quilt" book. Create a quilt patch on a piece of paper about personal culture/beliefs and place all quilt patches of students on a large piece of paper on wall to show diversity in classroom.
Islamic Name Art Social Studies/Visual Arts Very adaptable for grades 2-6. Use block names to create a fun art activity.
Dinosaur Poem Language Arts/Visual Arts Students read Dinosaur Books and then write Poetry reflecting what they learned.
Winter Writing & Art Language Arts/Visual Arts Lends itself to a great winter-time bulletin board. Students write about winter experiences, learn cool/warm colors and create iconic artwork.
What's Your Story Language Arts/Visual Arts In 30 minutes, students will create an acrostic poem. They will use descriptive adjectives to describe what they can do and who they are!
Who Is Worth More Than Gold Language Arts/Visual Arts 2nd grade students will write opinion papers about who is worth more than gold and demonstrate their knowledge of the elements and principles of art to draw a picture of that person.
Color Wheel Portrait Mural Social Studies/K-2 Content Core/Visual Arts Students will learn about the color wheel, how to draw a simple or detailed face (depending on the grade), and then will create a piece of a mural using one or two colors.