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 SMARTBoard ™ Lessons 

SMARTBoards ™ have become extremely popular tools to engage students in interactive learning. Now you can download SMARTBoard ™ lessons based on IDNR educational materials. More lessons will be added regularly so visit this page often.  

PLEASE NOTE:

1. The artwork in these lessons is copyrighted and may not be used in any other format without the written permission of the IDNR Division of Education.

2. If you do not have a SMARTBoard ™ and its associated software, you will not be able to open these files.

A to Z from a Tree Leaf Types
A Year with Wildlife (English and Spanish language) Mammals from Illinois' Past
Creatures of the Night Native Americans and Nature in Illinois
Illinois Forest Facts Slime, Scales and Mudpuppy Tails
Fall Colors Monarch Mania!

A to Z from a Tree

These activities are based on the student activity sheet, A to Z from a Tree and have been developed with the Illinois Early Learning Standards as their foundation. When finished with a lesson, do not save the changes unless you want to start where you left off. For example, if the students unscramble the letters in the alphabetical order activity, and you save the changes, the letters will appear in the proper order the next time you open the file. If you do not save the changes, the letters will again be out of order when the file is next opened. If you accidentally save a file, you can just download the original file and start again or change the file yourself and save it.

Alphabet: There are two versions of the alphabet file: 1) you can see part of the alphabet on screen and can scroll to the rest; and 2) you can see the entire alphabet on the screen at once.

Illinois Early Learning Standards: 1.A.ECa, 1.A.ECd, 1.A.ECe

Alphabetical Order: This exercise asks students to look at groups of three or four letters and put them in alphabetical order. Letter groups are sequential through the alphabet.

Illinois Early Learning Standards: 1.A.ECa, 1.A.ECd

Alphabetical Order Level II: Students are given small groups of letters and asked to place them in alphabetical order. These letter groups are not organized sequentially through the alphabet.

Illinois Early Learning Standards: 1.A.ECa, 1.A.ECd

Find the Vowel: Students select the vowel from a group of letters and slide it into the answer box.

Illinois Early Learning Standards: 1.A.ECd, 1.A.ECe

Sorting: Students sort the pictures into two groups. The items in the first activity can be sorted into foods and musical instruments. The items in the second activity can be sorted into sports equipment and cleaning resources.

Illinois Early Learning Standards: 12.C.EC

What Is It?: Students identify the object and slide the appropriate word into the box.

Illinois Early Learning Standards: 1.A.ECa, 1.C.ECb

Rhyming Words: Students select the word that rhymes with the item shown.

Illinois Early Learning Standards: 1.A.ECa, 1.B.ECc

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A Year with Wildlife

These activities are based on the activity book, A Year with Wildlife, and have been developed with the Illinois Early Learning Standards and Illinois Learning Standards as their foundation. When finished with a lesson, do not save the changes unless you want to start where you ended. If you accidentally save a file, you can download the original file and start again or change the file yourself and save it.

View the video podcast of this activity book.

Calendar Pages: A different wildlife species is featured each month, and information about wildlife events in the month is also provided.

January through April:

May through August:

September through December:

Activities: These activities will test the students' knowledge of the information in the calendar pages.

Activity Set 1

A Year with Wildlife – Illinois Early Learning Standards 12.A.ECb

Month by Month – Illinois Early Learning Standards 12A.ECb

We Need Each Other – Illinois Early Learning Standards – 1.A.ECa, 12. B.EC; Illinois Learning Standards 12.B.1b

Creature Feature – Illinois Early Learning Standards 1.A.ECa, 12.A.ECa; Illinois Learning Standards 12.A.1a, 12.B.1a

A Year for the White-tailed Deer – Illinois Early Learning Standards 1.B.ECa, 12.A.ECb; Illinois Learning Standards 12.B.1a

Activity Set 2

Part of Me - Illinois Learning Standards 12.A.1a, 12.B.1a

The Right Class – Illinois Early Learning Standards 1.A.ECa, 12.A.ECa; Illinois Learning Standards 12.A.1b

Calendar Activities, January through June - Illinois Early Learning Standards 1.A.ECa, 1.C.ECb; Illinois Learning Standards 1.B.1c

Calendar Activities, July through December - Illinois Early Learning Standards 1.A.ECa, 1.C.ECb; Illinois Learning Standards 1.B.1c

Answers

English- and Spanish-Language Activities

Activity Set 1

A Year with Wildlife – Illinois Early Learning Standards 12.A.ECb, 28.A.EC, 30.A.EC

We Need Each Other – Illinois Early Learning Standards – 1.A.ECa, 12. B.EC, 28.A.EC, 30.A.EC; Illinois Learning Standards 12.B.1b

Activity Set 2

Part of Me - Illinois Learning Standards 12.A.1a, 12.B.1a

The Right Class – Illinois Early Learning Standards 1.A.ECa, 12.A.ECa, 28.A.EC, 30.A.EC; Illinois Learning Standards 12.A.1b

Spanish-language Version

Entire Activity Book

Calendar Pages: A different wildlife species is featured each month, and information about wildlife events in the month is also provided.

January through April:

May through August:

September through December:

Activity Set 1

A Year with Wildlife – Illinois Early Learning Standards 12.A.ECb, 28.A.EC, 30.A.EC

Month by Month – Illinois Early Learning Standards 12A.ECb, 28.A.EC, 30.A.EC

We Need Each Other – Illinois Early Learning Standards – 1.A.ECa, 12. B.EC, 28.A.EC, 30.A.EC; Illinois Learning Standards 12.B.1b

Creature Feature – Illinois Early Learning Standards 1.A.ECa, 12.A.ECa, 28.A.EC, 30.A.EC; Illinois Learning Standards 12.A.1a, 12.B.1a

A Year for the White-tailed Deer – Illinois Early Learning Standards 1.B.ECa, 12.A.ECb, 28.A.EC, 30.A.EC; Illinois Learning Standards 12.B.1a

Activity Set 2

Part of Me - Illinois Learning Standards 12.A.1a, 12.B.1a

The Right Class – Illinois Early Learning Standards 1.A.ECa, 12.A.ECa, 28.A.EC, 30.A.EC; Illinois Learning Standards 12.A.1b

Answers

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Creatures of the Night

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Illinois' Forest Facts

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Mammals from Illinois' Past

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Native Americans and Nature in Illinois

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Slime, Scales and Mudpuppy Tails

Entire Activity Book

Information Pages and Corresponding Activities

Picture Match Activities

Identifying Traits and Activities

Vocabulary Matching

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Monarch Mania!

To download a copy of any of the activity books or activity sheets, visit http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/Publications.

 

 

 

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