In every K-2 classroom, teachers face an evolving dual challenge.
How can I keep kids consistently engaged? And how can I meet established curriculum standards?
Most pre-packaged lesson plans are designed for only one field of study: math worksheets are used once, and tossed. It is more efficient, and more engaging, to bring a thematic lesson plan that covers multiple curricula and lasts more than a single week.
Teachers, this is not news to you! But it’s very difficult to find prepared, high-quality, long-term, cross-curricular lesson plans (that also meet curriculum standards!) -- to keep a group of squirrelly K-2 kids engaged.
The creation of this epic thematic lesson plan generally falls to YOU, and eats up YOUR free time.
Teachers, please meet your new best friends: Stan & Bea Tall, twin giraffes who learn how to “stick their necks out” for the common good.
With this free curriculum, students go through three stages: HEAR THE STORY, TELL THE STORY, and finally BECOME THE STORY as they follow along with Stan & Bea Tall and meet real, everyday “Giraffe Heroes.”
The free 300 page K-2 curriculum kit provides you with enough materials to engage students for an entire year. You’ll discover grade-appropriate stories, lesson plan outlines (language arts, social studies, science & math, art), various student and teacher templates (plus adorable letters from Stan & Bea Tall!), audio tracks, multimedia reflection ideas, and seven “Neck Bone” projects to help kids become Giraffe Heroes in their own community.
Example: Language Arts
• Students use Giraffe stories as their reading materials in Stage I.
• They prepare and deliver oral reports throughout the program.
• They discuss, lobby and choose issues in Stage III.
• They research their issues in Stage III.
• They’ve written letters as part of their service projects in Stage III.
[Check out our free database of heroes here]
[Get some stickers: "EnCouraging tomorrow's heroes."]
[Meet new Giraffe Hero, teenager Yadav Jyoti of India]