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Monthly Activities for Grades 1-2

September 2022

September is Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), Classical Music Month, and National Courtesy Month. Explore these PBS LearningMedia resources on these topics to incorporate into your classroom or home:

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Art: Friendship Bracelets

In this lesson, students consider friendship—who their friends are, what makes someone a friend, and objects that are used to symbolize friendship. After watching video excerpts from the PBS KIDS series PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC®, students use colorful string to create friendship bracelets. They listen to a book about two friends who knit gifts for each […]

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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A woman dressed as a pirate next to a white board of vowel sounds.

English Language Arts: Bossy Pirate R Vowels

Do you know what a pirate’s favorite letter is? Join 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, as she teaches about those bossy r-controlled vowels. Use the supplemental student worksheet to identify more r-controlled vowel words.

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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Health & PE: Power up with Determination

Lizzy is 18 years old and an athlete and a leader. She was born with spina bifida and has embraced herself and her GIRL Power. She is an archer as well as a basketball player. She played as a point guard for the Rollin Rockets in Charlotte NC. She has the goal of playing for […]

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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Math: Classroom Connection Collection

PBS North Carolina’s At Home Learning Project Presents Classroom Connection: Math, a series of engaging and aligned video segments for math students in Grades PreK-5. Hosted by North Carolina’s finest teachers, each video segment also includes a lesson extension that can be printed out for home or classroom use.

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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Science: Shine a Light On Me

In these Hero Elementary activities, children learn about light. They will investigate and observe what happens when light shines on different things. They will describe that we need light to see things. And they will discover that light shines through some objects but not others.

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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Social Studies: Railroad Safety

The Railroad Safety collection provides public safety awareness and simple rules to stay safe around trains and train tracks. This collection uses videos to teach three simple rules everyone should know to stay safe around the rails. Engage in conversations about rail safety with your kids and reinforce the safety tips with activities procided in […]

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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World Languages: Oh Noah! Collection

Oh Noah!, (formerly known as Noah Comprende) is designed to teach Spanish to children ages six to eight through animated videos with embedded games that help build vocabulary. In each video, a misunderstanding launches a comic misadventure. Kids learn language better when they can put it into meaningful context.

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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