• August 21, 2014

Kindergarten Worksheets and First Grade Worksheets

Flocab just released a plethora of vocabulary videos for kindergarten and first grade. But it's not just the songs and animations that are new; the accompanying exercises have entirely new formats! Here's what to expect in these printable worksheet packets: Vocabulary Reinforcement Students get the opportunity to step inside the story with narrative-based activities that reinforce terms from the story. Opportunities for Creativity & Expression These packets are chock-full of images waited to be colored in! Activities ask students to incorporate and identify words within drawings, circle pictures that illustrate given words, create their own original artwork and more. Grade…

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  • August 14, 2014

Writing Prompts

Teachers, you know your students best. That’s why we created these rich and flexible lesson ideas that can be adapted for different ages and abilities. Tackle Vocabulary and Writing at the Same Time Each of our Word Up songs tells a story. Why not combine a Word Up story with one of our reading and writing units? Have students examine a Word Up story from different angles, such as: Rewriting the story using a different character’s point of view (see this activity for an example) Identifying the figurative language used in the lyrics Writing the next “chapter” of the story:…

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  • June 3, 2014

Big Idea Week

Here at Flocabulary, we believe it’s important for students to experience real-world applications of the subjects they study in school. We also know how important it was for us to have role models—people who inspired us to dream, create and learn. That’s why our co-founder and CEO, Alex Rappaport, partnered with an organization in our Brooklyn neighborhood, the DUMBO Improvement District, to create Big Idea Week. Big Idea Week, which took place May 19-23 this year, is a project-based STEM curriculum designed to immerse students in the entrepreneurial mindset, allowing them to explore problem-solving and teamwork through innovation. This year,…

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  • June 3, 2014

Summer Fun: Student Raps in 4 Steps

Over the years, we have seen some amazing student rap creations. Want to have students make their own raps or videos? Here's everything you'll need to get started. 1. Choose a Beat Have students check out these free Flocab beats. Once they find a favorite, right click on the beat title at the bottom of the page and click "Save Link As" to download the Mp3. 2. Write Lyrics Start with our lesson plans for writing academic rhymes. You'll learn how to lead students through writing rhymes, incorporating figurative language, and more. Have them choose their own topics or work with specific…

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  • May 1, 2014

Flocab Thanks Teachers

We were going to write a post about how it's important to thank your teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week. Then we realized—Hey, why don't we thank OUR teachers? This post goes out to all the teachers who inspired this creative team. From kindergarten to college, everyone at Flocab remembers teachers who changed us for the better and stayed with us forever. Without further adieu, THANK YOU! Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5-9. How will you thank the teachers who inspire you?

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