Plants of the Rain Forest Rubric
|Worked together||Group worked very well together and completed the assignment. They presented their work to the class in an interesting, clear manner.||Group worked well together and completed their assignment. Their work could have been presented to the class in a more interesting manner.||Group could have worked more efficiently, in both construction and presentation of their work to the class.|
|Drew sketches of the assigned plants||Sketches are accurate, artfully rendered, and informative.||Sketches are accurate and well drawn.||Sketches do not seem to be accurate and more time could have been spent drawing them.|
|Identified uses of the assigned plants||Three uses of assigned plants and a fact for each were identified.||Three uses of assigned plants and a fact for each were identified in at least two of the three examples.||There were not three uses and a fact identified for all assigned plants.|
Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month
May is Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month! Don't overlook this opportunity to study and enjoy activities about the history and culture of Asian-Pacific American communities.
The recent rash of tornadoes in Oklahoma, which killed at least two dozen people, may have your students wondering why such natural disasters occur, how they may be affected by them, and what they can do to help. Use these resources to teach the geography of Oklahoma and the Southwestern United States, to explain tornadoes, and to discuss the resulting crises with your class.
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May Calendar of Events
May is full of holidays and events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/23-29) and Memorial Day (5/27). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Clean Air Month, and Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!
Common Core Lessons & Resources
Is your school district adopting the Common Core? Work these new standards into your curriculum with our reading, writing, speaking, social studies, and math lessons and activities. Each piece of content incorporates the Common Core State Standards into the activity or lesson.