FunCation Academy’s 1st Grade Lesson Plan Sampler
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1. This Lesson Plan Sampler contains six (6) 1st grade lessons, Reading, Writing, Spelling, Math, Science, and
Social Studies.
2. Please read through the complete lesson before you begin teaching. (Some lessons require a little prep work
before you can teach).
3. Each lesson includes additional resources, such as an instructional/introduction video, worksheets, and
activities and/or games to enhance the lesson.
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Subject
Reading
Title
Story Sequencing
Lesson Objective
Students will be able to sequence a fairy tale story using the words first, second, next, then,
and last.
Background Information for Teacher
N/A
Student Prior Knowledge
N/A
Materials:
Pencils
Colored pencils
Paper
*story cards (with a scene from the story on each card)
Poster with words first, second, next, then,
and, last
written on it
"The Gingerbread Man" by McCafferty, Catherine (Step 1)
*Teacher can make the story cards by drawing main scenes from the story on each.
Step-by-Step Guided Lesson
Step 1: Start Video
(Tips: Interact with the video by pausing, to ask questions or discuss information viewed with student.)
Step 2: Teach Lesson
To introduce the sequencing lesson and gain the student's attention, the teacher can tell a silly "out-of-order" story about his/her day.
For example : "This morning, I woke up and ate dinner. Then, I put my pajamas on and went to school. Next , I brushed my teeth
played with my friends".
This can lead into a conversation about the importance of putting events in order. Introduce the concept of sequencing.
Watch the video in Step 1 or read the book, "The Gingerbread Man".
After watching the video, bring out a large poster that already has the words first, second, next, then
, and last
written on it. The
words are ordered like a train. There will be an arrow starting at first and pointing to last. Use the pre-made story/picture cards to
sequence the events in the story.
To check for understanding, you can intentionally place some cards in the incorrect place to see if students are following along. You
can use gestures and body language to help convey the words. You can use slower speech with physical cues and clear articulation
when approaching key topics.
Give the student a random event from the story to illustrate. Once the student finishes one event give the student another event,
and so on up to 4 events. ( If you have additional students, you can have them illustrate an event as well).
After the student illustrates their scene, the student will put the events in order. ( some events might be missing, but that is ok)
They will use a bold marker to add the words first, second, next, then, and last to each drawing.
Step 3: Complete the worksheet attached below.
Worksheet for extra practice
Worksheet for extra practice
Worksheet for extra practice
Step 4: Review. Start the next lesson with the game or activity attached below for review so the student can demonstrate
understanding of this lesson before moving forward.
Three Little Pigs (offline) activity
Students will work independently to illustrating the sequence the events from "The Three Little Pigs".

Subject
Writing
Title
Where is Jane?
Lesson Objective
In this writing prompt, students will demonstrate comprehension and sequence writing.
Background Information for Teacher
N/A
Student Prior Knowledge
N/A
Materials:
Paper
Pencil
Where is Jane? (Step 1)
Step-by-Step Guided Lesson
Step 1: Read Story
(Tips: Interact with the video by pausing, to ask questions or discuss information viewed with student.)

Click Read Story for the online book to appear.

Step 2: Teach Lesson
Writing Prompt 1
In Where Is Jane? Jane used household items to build a scarecrow. Have you ever built something out of items from your house? If
you have, describe what you built and how you built it. If you have not used household items to build something, tell what you would
like to build and what items you would use.
Writing Prompt 2
Jane built a scarecrow in Where Is Jane? What will she do with the scarecrow she built? Write about how she will use the scarecrow.
Will she use the scarecrow she built in the house or outside? What is the purpose of the scarecrow?
Writing Prompt 3
Write about the sequence Jane used to build the scarecrow. What happened first, next and last? Explain how you think she used the
objects to build the scarecrow.
Editing Checklist
Did you remember to. . .
Write your uppercase and lowercase letters so that they can be easily read by someone?
Use complete sentences?
End each sentence with a punctuation mark?
Begin each sentence with a capital letter?
Step 3: Complete the worksheet attached below.
Extra Practice Worksheet with Answer Key
Step 4: Review. Start the next lesson with the game or activity attached below for review so the student can demonstrate
understanding of this lesson before moving forward.
Using the worksheet in Step 3, write a short story about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Submit your story and *earn $5
FunBucks.
*FunBucks are only rewarded to FunCation Academy members.

Subject
Spelling
Title
Spelling List 1
Lesson Objective
Sight words and -at family words.
Background Information for Teacher
N/A
Student Prior Knowledge
N/A
Materials:
Paper
Pencil
Step-by-Step Guided Lesson
Step 1: Start Video- Have the student say the words as they appear.
(Tips: Interact with the video by pausing, to ask questions or discuss information viewed with student.)
Step 2: Teach Lesson
Spelling words for this week are:
the
of
and
that
cat
mat
sat
hat
Step 3: Complete the worksheet attached below.
Worksheets needed to complete the lesson
Step 4: Review. Start the next lesson with the game or activity attached below for review so the student can demonstrate
understanding of this lesson before moving forward.
Play hangman using 2-3 words every day for the week.

Subject
Math
Title
Graphing With Insects
Lesson Objective
Students will be able to collect data and draw a bar graph of their findings.
Background Information for Teacher
Words in bold are said by the teacher.
Student Prior Knowledge
N/A
Materials:
plastic bugs: spiders, crickets, worms, etc.
graph paper
Pencil
Step-by-Step Guided Lesson
Step 1: Start Video
(Tips: Interact with the video by pausing, to ask questions or discuss information viewed with student.)
Step 2: Teach Lesson
Start by asking the student: “Do you like insects?” “What is your favorite insect?” Write on board a list of a few insects and how
many legs the insect has.
Today, we are going to learn how to take “data” and put it into a bar graph.
Using data from the introduction, show the students how you would put that information into a bar graph. Introduce the parts of the
bar graph: title and measurements
Show students how to draw the lines on the graph paper. Input “Name of Insect and number of legs” data
Have the student create their own bar graph with the bag of plastic insects: give the students graph paper and tell them they will now
assemble their own bar graph, they will have to collect the data by using the bugs in their bags, then fill in their graph with the data
they collect. (Examples of data collected: same type of insect, number of legs, eyes, wings, size, etc.)
What did you learn today? What did you like about today’s activity? How can we make it better next time?
Step 3: Complete the worksheet attached below.
Worksheet for extra practice with answer key
Step 4: Review. Start the next lesson with the game or activity attached below for review so the student can demonstrate
understanding of this lesson before moving forward.
Insect Tally (offline) worksheet- Introducing tally marks in a bar graph

Subject
Science
Title
Changing Matter
Lesson Objective
Students will investigate the concept of the changing states of water.
Background Information for Teacher
N/A
Student Prior Knowledge
N/A
Materials:
white art paper
ice cube trays
water
food coloring
Step-by-Step Guided Lesson
Step 1: Start Video
(Tips: Interact with the video by pausing, to ask questions or discuss information viewed with student.)
Step 2: Teach Lesson
After watching the video, ask the student what do they think happens when water gets really cold?
Let’s find out what happens when water freezes then melts.
In a glass pitcher, mix water and one color of food coloring. Discuss the properties of liquids. Is the water a liquid, solid, or gas?
Pour liquid into ice cube trays. Place trays in the freezer. Repeat steps 1-4 with a different color of food coloring.
Once the liquid has frozen, remove trays from freezer. Have the student place one ice cube of each color on white art paper.
Place paper and cubes in a sunny location or use a blow dryer. Wait for liquid to evaporate and dry.
Observe and discuss the pattern that remains on the paper.
Step 3: Complete the worksheet attached below.
Worksheet for extra practice
Step 4: Review. Start the next lesson with the game or activity attached below for review so the student can demonstrate
understanding of this lesson before moving forward.
The Dissolve Test (offline)

Subject
Social Studies
Title
Friendship – Accepting Differences
Lesson Objective
The student will learn about friendship, accepting differences, and positive qualities.
Background Information for Teacher
Words in bold are said by the teacher.
Student Prior Knowledge
N/A
Materials:
"It's Okay to Be Different" by Todd Parr
markers
crayons
paper
dynamic music
Step-by-Step Guided Lesson
Step 1: Start Video
(Tips: Interact with the video by pausing, to ask questions or discuss information viewed with student.)
Step 2: Teach Lesson
After watching the video,"It's Okay to Be Different". Ask: What did you like about the book? Was there anything you did not
like? Why did it say in the book that it was "okay" to have all those different things? Why is it okay to be different? What if
we weren't all different?
How different are we? Have the student stand up and get ready to… dance! Dance with the student and/or have other siblings
dance.
Play Uptown Funk or Play Happy ( just play song for 30-60 seconds)
. You can also play both songs to see how different the
student’s dancing changes with the music.
The children will respond spontaneously to the music. The students will then share perform their spontaneous movements.
Once the song has stopped, the teacher and student will compare and contrast movements.
We all listened to the same song, why were everyone's movements different? How is this similar to the story "It's Okay to
Be Different" by Todd Parr.
Write responses on to chart paper.
Close your eyes and imagine that we all had the same hairstyle, the same shirt on, and the same parents. How would this
make you feel? Think of one thing that makes you different from everybody else. Keep it to yourself.
Teacher will explain to the student that they are going to make their own "It's Okay to Be Different" page.
The students will draw a picture of what they have or do that makes them different from everyone else The students will discuss how
and why they made a specific work of art.

Step 3: Complete the worksheet attached below.
Worksheets for extra practice
Step 4: Review. Start the next lesson with the game or activity attached below for review so the student can demonstrate
understanding of this lesson before moving forward.
One of a Kind? (offline) activity
This activity works best with more than one participant.
Materials: crayons, pencils, 11x17 construction paper, (magazines, glue, and scissors optional)
Description: Students will draw pictures (or cut and paste pictures from a magazine) showing their favorite holiday activity, favorite
food, favorite thing to wear, favorite type of transportation, etc. Once everyone has completed their project, compare them and
discover your similarities.

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