** Common Core. Math.1.MD.A.1.** Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.

## Using a digital clock or other method, help students calculate the number of daylight hours

**Common Core. Math.1.OA.A.1.**Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

## Explore such questions as

**Common Core. ELA-Literacy.Speaking and Listening.1.2. **Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

## Lead a discussion about what trees and other plants need to live

**Common Core. ELA-Literacy.Speaking and Listening.1.1.A. **Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

## assign each group part of the story to rewrite on sentence strips

**Common Core. ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2, RI.4.2.** Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

**Common Core. ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2.** Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

## students will use just two of these measurements to approximate the amount of carbon.

** Common Core. Math.7.EE.B.4. **Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.

## If you were an animal and the weather became cold and rainy, where would you go?

**Common Core. ELA-Literacy.Speaking and Listening.2.4.** Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.

## sort and match the leaves or to play a memory game

**Common Core. Math.K.MD.B.3.** Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.

**Common Core. Math.1.MD.C.4.** Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.

## Using the tree part labels, children can decide how many of each part is needed to make a tree

**Common Core. Math.K.CC.4.** Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.

## identify as many ways for each category as possible

**Common Core. ELA-Literacy.Writing.2.8.** Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

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