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Arts Lessons in the Classroom: Visual Art Curriculum - Grade 1
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These active process-oriented lessons focus on concepts of line direction and type, organic shape, 3-D form, real and implied texture, secondary color, and principles of composition. Literacy-infused lessons explore text direction/spacing, observation, description, and story elements through drawing, painting, collage, clay modeling and printmaking.

The K-6 lesson handbooks were originally produced for the Lake Washington School District with grants from 4culture and ArtsWA. Encourage your colleagues, other schools, and organizations to use these materials for non-commercial, educational purposes at no cost by downloading their own copy at: http://artsedwashington.org/portfolio-items/alic-2

Subject:
Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Washington ArtsEd
Date Added:
09/09/2020
Arts Lessons in the Classroom: Visual Art Curriculum - Grade 2
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A broad range of art is created using concepts of contour and line type, abstraction, color palette, 3-D form, and positive and negative space. Students make both realistic and abstract drawings, relief prints, paintings, and paper sculptures. Literacy-infused lessons include making sketch/journal entries, inventing clay characters and illustrating stories and poems in collage.

The K-6 lesson handbooks were originally produced for the Lake Washington School District with grants from 4culture and ArtsWA. Encourage your colleagues, other schools, and organizations to use these materials for non-commercial, educational purposes at no cost by downloading their own copy at: http://artsedwashington.org/portfolio-items/alic-2

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Washington ArtsEd
Date Added:
09/11/2020
Arts Lessons in the Classroom: Visual Art Curriculum - Kindergarten
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This creative start introduces concepts of line variety, geometric shape, actual texture, primary color, and pattern through exploratory drawing, painting, collage, and stamping. In literacy infused lessons, students make decorative letters, identify word sequence, analyze visual clues, and develop pictures by linking words and images.

The K-6 lesson handbooks were originally produced for the Lake Washington School District with grants from 4culture and ArtsWA. Encourage your colleagues, other schools, and organizations to use these materials for non-commercial, educational purposes at no cost by downloading their own copy at: http://artsedwashington.org/portfolio-items/alic-2

Subject:
Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Washington ArtsEd
Date Added:
09/09/2020
Early Learning Climate Science (Pre K-K) Canvas Commons
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In the 2018-2019 school year, Northwest Educational Service District 189 brought together a design team of six Pre Kindergarten - Kindergarten educators through a ClimeTime grant to find play-based, and engaging ways to teach climate science to early learners. This course shares out the findings of the team, including some work around designing for equity and 3-Dimensional Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) alignment. You will engage in activities to use with students including a puddle walk, soil permeability tests, and lesson examples. Phenomenon based lessons will be shared as well as a list of resources and recommended books compiled by our design team.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Module
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jodi Crimmins
NWESD 189
Date Added:
06/29/2020
Early Learning Transition Resources
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OSPI and DCYF collaborated to compile resources useful to the Preschool Development Grant Transitions initiatives including:100 Schools Reach Initiative: local community early learning- elementary school partnerships pursuing Wildly Important Goals in strengthened transitions for children birth through kindergarten.Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Partners in Transition: Scaffolding for districts to implement all five pillars of TK in collaboration with community-based early learning programs to support an array of options for four-year-olds to best meet individual needs.PreK to 3rd Grade Outdoor Learning and Since Time Immemorial: Early learning collaboration to support high-quality outdoor environmental and tribal cultural learning.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Special Education
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Case Study
Author:
Gretchen Stahr Breunig
Allison Beason
Karma Hugo
Date Added:
12/31/2020
Grade 1 - Elementary Science and Integrated Subjects: Plants and Their Parts
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Elementary Science and Integrated Subjects is a statewide Clime Time collaboration among ESD 123, ESD 105, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Development of the resources is in response to a need for research- based science lessons for elementary teachers that are integrated with English language arts, mathematics and other subjects such as social studies. The template for Elementary integration  can serve as an organized, coherent and research-based roadmap for teachers in the development of their own NGSS aligned science lessons.  Lessons can also be useful for classrooms that have no adopted curriculum as well as to serve as enhancements for  current science curriculum. The EFSIS project brings together grade level teams of teachers to develop lessons or suites of lessons that are 1) focused on grade level Performance Expectations, and 2) leverage ELA and Mathematics Washington State Learning Standards.

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Georgia Boatman
Washington OSPI OER Project
Kimberley Astle
Ellen Ebert
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
06/08/2020
Grade 2 - Elementary Science and Integrated Subjects: Tumbling Tumbleweeds
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Elementary Science and Integrated Subjects is a statewide Clime Time collaboration among ESD 123, ESD 105, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Development of the resources is in response to a need for research- based science lessons for elementary teachers that are integrated with English language arts, mathematics and other subjects such as social studies. The template for Elementary integration can serve as an organized, coherent and research-based roadmap for teachers in the development of their own NGSS aligned science lessons.  Lessons can also be useful for classrooms that have no adopted curriculum as well as to serve as enhancements for  current science curriculum. The EFSIS project brings together grade level teams of teachers to develop lessons or suites of lessons that are 1) focused on grade level Performance Expectations, and 2) leverage ELA and Mathematics Washington State Learning Standards.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Elementary Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Author:
Georgia Boatman
Washington OSPI OER Project
Kimberley Astle
Ellen Ebert
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
06/22/2020
Highline Public Schools First Grade Word Study Guide
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The intentional instruction you provide in foundational literacy skills within the context of a rich balanced literacy program will set students on a trajectory toward success in reading and writing. The purpose of this document is to give you the resources you need to teach first grade students the phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, and sight-word-recognition skills that will empower them to become confident, competent and thoughtful readers and writers. Instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and sight words can and should be fun, fast-paced, and brief. The lessons in this document are designed with that in mind. This guide includes routines with sample instructional language to use during lessons

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Daniel Ervin
Date Added:
06/07/2019
Highline Public Schools Kindergarten Word Study Guide
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The intentional instruction you provide in foundational literacy skills within the context of a rich balanced literacy program will set students on a trajectory toward success in reading and writing. The purpose of this document is to give you the resources you need to teach kindergarten students the phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, and sight-word-recognition skills that will empower them to become confident, competent and thoughtful readers and writers. Instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and sight words can and should be fun, fast-paced, and brief. The lessons in this document are designed with that in mind. This guide includes routines with sample instructional language to use during lessons.

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
Daniel Ervin
Date Added:
06/07/2019
Highline Public Schools Second Grade Word Study Guide
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The intentional instruction you provide in foundational literacy skills within the context of a rich balanced literacy program will set students on a trajectory toward success in reading and writing. The purpose of this document is to give you the resources you need to teach second grade students the phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, and sight-word-recognition skills that will empower them to become confident, competent and thoughtful readers and writers. Instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and sight words can and should be fun, fast-paced, and brief. The lessons in this document are designed with that in mind. This guide includes routines with sample instructional language to use during lessons.

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Daniel Ervin
Date Added:
06/17/2019
Inspired by Nature: 1st grade STEM Project
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Meaningful STEM learning can happen at home as we problem-solve around the house and make sense of intriguing phenomena around us! Join us as we explore plants and animals in nature and use them as inspiration to solve an everyday problem for our family!

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Educational Service District 112
Author:
Pranjali Upadhyay
Date Added:
05/05/2020
Kindergarten - Elementary Science and Integrated Subjects: Tackling Trash
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Elementary Science and Integrated Subjects is a statewide Clime Time collaboration among ESD 123, ESD 105, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Development of the resources is in response to a need for research- based science lessons for elementary teachers that are integrated with English language arts, mathematics and other subjects such as social studies. The template for Elementary integration can serve as an organized, coherent and research-based roadmap for teachers in the development of their own NGSS aligned science lessons.  Lessons can also be useful for classrooms that have no adopted curriculum as well as to serve as enhancements for  current science curriculum. 

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Elementary Education
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Georgia Boatman
Washington OSPI OER Project
Kimberley Astle
Ellen Ebert
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
06/04/2020
Learning Pathways in Literacy
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CC BY-NC-ND
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The Early Literacy Pathway was created to support educators, caregivers and families in understanding and supporting Washington children’s development in literacy and beyond. This document will support and enhance the conversation of how best to support every child’s future.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
05/13/2021
Learning Pathways in Numeracy
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This document features progression pathways for the development of numeracy concepts. It can be used as a quick reference to isolate children’s learning along a particular pathway and determine the next steps in learning that would move children forward along a particular pathway

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Mathematics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Washington Association of Educational Service Districts
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
05/26/2021
Math Snacks
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Math Snacks is a fun and interactive educational series. This website contains five animated videos focusing on key mathematical concepts included in the Common Core curriculum for grades 4-8. Each interactive is beautifully illustrated, contains audio, and is supported by supplementary printable resources. All learner resources are available in both English and Spanish. Teacher guides as well as teaching videos support classroom implementation. A powerful supplementary tool for educators teaching about ratios, rates, scale factor, unit conversion, and the number line, as well as a source for children's educational entertainment at home.
Math Snacks was developed by the Learning Games Lab located at New Mexico State University.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
NM State Learning Games Lab
Date Added:
11/30/2018
OSPI Continuous Learning Resource Suggestions
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In response to school closures due to COVID-19, OSPI content experts have curated a selection of links to external organizations providing high-quality online educational materials – courses, lessons, videos, physical and outdoor activity suggestions, etc. Please note that in many cases, these resources are free to use online but are not openly licensed for wide scale reuse and adaptation.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
03/23/2020
OSPI K-2 Science Home Learning Resources During COVID-19
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This document provides some learning resources associated with each of the K-2  Washington Science Content Learning Standards. They are intended to serve during this “stay at home” time, which includes all Washington schools. They are not intended to replace or be equivalent to face-to-face learning. Please feel free to use the resources or to make adaptations

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Kimberley Astle
Ellen Ebert
Date Added:
04/08/2020
PBS - At Home TV Learning Opportunities
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We’re excited to announce a partnership between the public television stations across Washington and OSPI.  Your local public television station is helping support educators, parents and caregivers with a variety of free high-quality, accessible educational media resources. The PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and PBD KIDS programming on the main channel (for young learners ages 2-8) and the WORLD channel At-Home Learning Service (for learners grades 6-12) feature broadcast programming linked to at-home learning resources that can be used by educators to supplement distance learning plans, or by parents to provide added enrichment and support for children’s educational needs. With both channels available free over the air, these educational programs can reach families who do not have internet access or computers at home.

Subject:
Applied Science
English Language Arts
History
Life Science
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lesson
Author:
Barbara Soots
Cathryn Burby
Washington OSPI OER Project
Janet Hayakawa
Date Added:
04/15/2020
PEI SOLS Kindergarten Food Waste
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While food waste is not typically seen as contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, it is a major contributor. Reducing food waste ranks as the 3rd most beneficial drawdown solution. Wasted food, and the resources to produce that food, are responsible for approximately 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. When individuals and groups reduce food waste, it has a huge impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Food waste awareness is applicable to every person and community. In this storyline, students connect with cultural values around food, impacts of food waste and solutions to food waste issues.  

Subject:
Environmental Science
Elementary Education
Nutrition
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Pacific Education Institute
Date Added:
06/16/2020
PreK - Grade 3 Reentry: Assessment
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Resouces and guidance to help educators assess children in observational settings in order to find out where each child is on a developmental continuum.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Gretchen Stahr Breunig
Karma Hugo
Washington OSPI Mathematics Department
Jennifer Cronquist
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
07/14/2021
PreK-Grade 3 Reentry: Classroom Resources
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Resources to help educators as students transition back into in-person learning in the fall.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Gretchen Stahr Breunig
Karma Hugo
Jennifer Cronquist
Washington OSPI Mathematics Department
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
07/14/2021
PreK-Grade 3 Reentry: Connecting to Families
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This resource provides tools and guidance to help educators and families get to know one another and collaborate on learning activities that promote growth across learning settings. 

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Gretchen Stahr Breunig
Karma Hugo
Washington OSPI Mathematics Department
Jennifer Cronquist
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
07/14/2021
PreK - Grade 3 Reentry: Developmental Progressions
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Development is sequential, with skills building on prior knowledge and learning. Young students pass through many key milestones on their way toward end-of-year standards. These progressions in literacy and numeracy show how learning unfolds across multiple grade levels allows teachers to identify what knowledge and abilities students possess at the start of the year and what comes next, so they can meet each student where they are and address any gaps that may exist.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Gretchen Stahr Breunig
Washington OSPI Mathematics Department
Jennifer Cronquist
Karma Hugo
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
07/14/2021
Reading Practice in a Time of Remote Learning
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The activities in this weekly reading routine from Student Achievement Partners (Achieve the Core website) are designed to support growth in all three areas of reading fluency (accuracy, rate, and expression). Detailed guidance is given on how to implement the routine during in-person (or virtual synchronous learning), virtual asynchronous learning, or limited access/technology situations. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Aira Jackson
Molly Berger
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
10/16/2020
Reading in the Time of COVID-19: Free access to online reading
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Free reading options for all Pre K - 12 students. Sites include access for English learners as well as students with reading barriers. Opportunities are highlighted for online reading, downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, apps to read content on smartphones/tablets, and read aloud stories for our youngest learners.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Molly Berger
Aira Jackson
Karma Hugo
Date Added:
04/07/2020
Resources for PreK - Grade 3 Reentry
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This document was created by staff from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the nine Educational Service Districts as a resource to educators across the earliest years of school, PreK–3rd grade. It is intended to support a smooth transition this fall for students who are just beginning their formal education or who may have experienced disruptions to their early education due to COVID-19

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jennifer Cronquist
Gretchen Stahr Breunig
Karma Hugo
Washington OSPI Mathematics Department
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
05/13/2021
Teaching Strategies Family Resources: Ready Rosie
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Teaching Strategies is also developing free resources through Ready Rosie™ that will include interviews with experts on how families can stay healthy and safe, how to support children’s emotional well-being during the pandemic, and some fun activities families can do at home that support learning and overall well-being.  More information on these resources will be shared with you this week.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Amber havens
Date Added:
03/18/2020
WaKIDS Family Activities for Home
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We would like to remind you of the Resources Library located within the Family area of the online platform, GOLD®. If you have added your student's family members and their emails to the online platform (if not see instructions below), you will be able to directly email families those activities that are based on the areas of development for your students. These activities are intended to be shared and are therefore, family friendly. Take some time to explore the Family area in GOLD® and consider using these lessons as a way to support your remote learning plan.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Amber havens
Date Added:
03/18/2020
WaKIDS Family Tools and Choice Boards
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Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction created WaKIDS resources to support kindergarten families and teachers with remote learning including the Goal Planning and Reflection Sheet, Choice Boards, and Discussion Prompts, Look Fors, and Observational Activities.  Kindergarten children are not yet able to manage their learning independently, so it will be important to establish goals together with the key adults who will help them engage in remote learning. The Goal Planning and Reflection Sheet is intended be co-created with the child, their parent/guardian and teacher during meeting times.  The other resources assist families and teachers to identify learning activities that offer opportunities for observation and assessment of skills, knowledge, and behavior.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Gretchen Stahr Breunig
Date Added:
08/12/2020
Weather and Climate - Kindergarten NGSS Unit
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Developed in partnership with the Jamerson Center for Engineering and Mathematics and ESD112 STEM Initiatives, this unit explores NGSS Performance Expectations for Kindergarten Weather and Climate, including an engineering design performance task.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Vickei Hrdina
Date Added:
06/02/2017
Where did the Beach Go?! 2nd Grade STEM Project
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Meaningful STEM learning can happen at home! Embark on a journey with your students to answer the driving question: How can we design a solution to prevent Washington’s coast from eroding?

Subject:
Environmental Science
Geology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Educational Service District 112
Author:
Pranjali Upadhyay
Date Added:
05/05/2020
Wide Open School: Online Teaching Resources
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Wide Open School is a free collection of online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.This site has a very user friendly interface, an excellent organizational structure, and reputable partners providing quality content. Though the connected resources are free for viewing online, please note that not all are openly licensed so your permitted use of the materials will vary.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
03/31/2020