These lesson plans have been created and curated in response to the production and as a follow up to your visit to The Coterie. They offer ways to connect the show to your classroom in coordination with state standards and curriculum.

Life Cycle Lesson Plan for Grades 1-4

  • This lesson plan is for use before you come to The Coterie. It asks students to actively explore the the life cycle of a plant as well as other objects in nature to prepare to see Just Ask!

PBS Daniel Tiger Alike and Different for Grades Pre-K-K

  • This lesson was created by PBS to help students understand how they are alike and different from their classmates.

How does your garden grow? for Grades 3-5

  • This is a lesson plan that focused on gardening practices and how they differ.

Kansas Standards

  • SL.1-5.1 1st – 5th Grade Speaking and Listening Standard  
    • Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners. 

Missouri Standards

  • K-5.SL.1.A.b 
    • Kindergarten – 5th Grade ELA Speaking and Listening Standard 
    • Develop and apply effective listening skills and strategies in formal and informal settings by continuing a conversation through multiple exchanges 
  • K-5.R.1.C.a 
    • Kindergarten – 5th Grade ELA Reading: Making Connections 
    • With assistance, determine the connection between text to self (text ideas and own experiences).
  • K-5.ETS1.A.1 
    • Kindergarten – 5th Grade Engineering, Technology, and Application of Science Standard 
    • Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool. 

Activity Pages

Diversity Word Search

“Just Ask!” Activity Pages

“Flowers” Coloring Page

“Gardening” Coloring Page