Find resources aligned to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

PK.I.A.1
Child is aware of where own body is in space and respects personal boundaries.
PK.I.A.1.a
The child is able to stay in designated personal space without intruding upon others’ (stays in own seat at lunch table without kicking feet or leaning against neighboring children).
PK.I.A.1.b
The child can move around the classroom without stepping on materials or disrupting others’ activities.
PK.I.A.2
Child shows self-awareness and can express pride in age appropriate abilities and skills.
PK.I.A.2.a
The child describes self using basic characteristics (hair color, eye color, gender).
PK.I.A.2.b
The child describes self using personal preferences (favorite color, favorite food: “I like . . . ”).
PK.I.A.2.c
The child describes self using specific competencies (“I can buckle my shoes.” “I’m good at drawing.”).
PK.I.A.2.d
The child describes self in terms of being a member of different communities (family, classroom, school).
PK.I.A.3
Child shows reasonable opinion of his own abilities and limitations.
PK.I.A.3.a
The child exercises appropriate caution in clearly dangerous situations.
PK.I.A.3.b
The child requests help from adults when appropriate.
SS.6.1
History. The student understands that historical events influence contemporary events. The student is expected to:
PK.I.A.3.c
The child declines help politely when not needed (“No, thanks, I can do it myself.”).
SS.ECO-FE.1
Economics. The student understands the concepts of scarcity and opportunity costs. The student is expected to:
SS.K.1
History. The student understands that holidays are celebrations of special events. The student is expected to:
PK.I.A.4
Child shows initiative in independent situations and persists in attempting to solve problems.
Steps for Success icon Steps for Success
Lesson Study ID: TXLSR11.014 Grade Range: PreK Subject: Early Childhood
Students demonstrate problem-solving skills by using Steps for Success hand signals and conflict cards and demonstrate skills during independent centers.
SS.6.1.A
trace characteristics of various contemporary societies in regions that resulted from historical events or factors such as colonization, immigration, and trade; and
SS.ECO-FE.1.A
explain why scarcity and choice are basic economic problems faced by every society;
S.K.1
Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following home and school safety procedures and uses environmentally appropriate and responsible practices. The student is expected to:
SS.K.1.A

explain the reasons for national patriotic holidays such as Presidents' Day, Veterans Day, and Independence Day; and

PK.I.A.4.a
The child is eager to try out new activities and materials.
SS.MAS.1
History. The student understands historical points of reference in Mexican American history. The student is expected to apply absolute and relative chronology through the sequencing of significant individuals, events, and time periods.
SS.6.1.B
analyze the historical background of various contemporary societies to evaluate relationships between past conflicts and current conditions.
SS.ECO-FE.1.B
describe how societies answer the basic economic questions: what to produce, how to produce, and for whom to produce;
SS.ECO-FE.1.C
describe the economic factors of production: land, labor, capital, and entrepreneurship; and
S.K.1.A
identify, discuss, and demonstrate safe and healthy practices as outlined in Texas Education Agency-approved safety standards during classroom and outdoor investigations, including wearing safety goggles or chemical splash goggles, as appropriate, washing hands, and using materials appropriately; and
OnTrack logo Matter and Energy—Food Chains, Food Webs, and Energy Pyramids
Resource ID: S7M1L2 Grade Range: 7 Subject: Science
Given scenarios and descriptions, students will be able to diagram the flow of energy through living systems, including food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids.
OnTrack logo Organisms and Environments—Levels of Organization
Resource ID: S7M2L4 Grade Range: 7 Subject: Science
Given descriptions or illustrations, students will be able to recognize levels of organization in plants and animals, including cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms.
SS.K.1.B
identify customs associated with national patriotic holidays such as parades and fireworks on Independence Day.
PK.I.A.4.b
The child participates in a variety of individual activities and tasks.
SS.MAS.2
History. The student understands developments related to pre-colonial settlements and Spanish colonization of Mesoamerica and North America. The student is expected to:
SS.6.2
History. The student understands the influences of individuals and groups from various cultures on various historical and contemporary societies. The student is expected to:
ELA.K.1

Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, discussion, and thinking -- oral language. The student develops oral language through listening, speaking, and discussion. The student is expected to:

SS.ECO-FE.1.D
interpret a production-possibilities curve and apply the concepts of opportunity costs and scarcity.
S.K.1.B
demonstrate how to use, conserve, and dispose of natural resources and materials such as conserving water and reusing or recycling paper, plastic, and metal.
PBS Learning Media Nature Cat | The Treasure of Bad Dog Bart
Resource ID: PBS445 Grade Range: Kindergarten - 4 Subject: Early Childhood
While digging a hole to bury his bone, Hal uncovers Bad Dog Bart's treasure map. Legend has it that Bag Dog Bart stole the neighborhood dogs' toys, and buried them in a treasure chest for himself! 
M.K.1

Mathematical process standards. The student uses mathematical processes to acquire and demonstrate mathematical understanding. The student is expected to:

SS.K.2
History. The student understands how historical figures, patriots, and good citizens helped shape the community, state, and nation. The student is expected to:
PK.I.A.4.c
The child selects centers or activities based on personal preferences.
SS.MAS.2.A
explain the significance of the following events as turning points relevant to Mexican American history: Aztec arrival in Mexico's central valley, establishment of the Aztec Empire, Hernán Cortéz's first encounter with the Aztecs, Spanish conquest of the Aztecs, creation of the New Laws, and Jesuit expulsion from the Americas; and
SS.6.2.A
identify and describe the historical influence of individuals or groups on various contemporary societies; and
SS.ECO-FE.2
Economics. The student understands the interaction of supply, demand, and price. The student is expected to:
S.K.2
Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student develops abilities to ask questions and seek answers in classroom and outdoor investigations. The student is expected to:
M.K.1.A

apply mathematics to problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace;

SS.K.2.A
identify contributions of historical figures, including Stephen F. Austin, George Washington, Christopher Columbus, and José Antonio Navarro, who helped to shape the state and nation; and
ELA.K.1.A

listen actively and ask questions to understand information and answer questions using multi-word responses;

PBS Learning Media Rhyme Time | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS261 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Learn all about rhyming with Grover in this fun train game! Conductor Grover leads the way as you drive the train and pick which words rhyme. Don't forget to blow the whistle! Choo choo!
PBS Learning Media ¡El Pollo! | StoryBlocks
Resource ID: PBS202 Grade Range: PreK - 2 Subject: ELL Support
La investigación muestra los bebés pueden reconocer que las palabras mucho antes de que puedan hablar.
PBS Learning Media Los Elefantes | StoryBlocks
Resource ID: PBS203 Grade Range: PreK - 2 Subject: ELL Support
La investigación muestra los bebés pueden reconocer que las palabras mucho antes de que puedan hablar.
PBS Learning Media Samantha Harris: Reporter | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS204 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Teach language, vocabulary, and listening comprehension with Celebrity Vocab clips!
PBS Learning Media H Is For Home | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS205 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Take a trip through this home and discover the different words that begin with the letter "H," like "home" and "hose." This video focuses on letter recognition and vocabulary.
PBS Learning Media Word on the Street: Observe with Murray | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS206 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
What's the word on street? Murray introduces the vocabulary word "observe."
PBS Learning Media Word On the Street: Measure | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS207 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
What's the word on street? Murray introduces the vocabulary word "Measure."
PBS Learning Media Word on the Street: Scrumptious | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS208 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
What's the word on street? Murray introduces the vocabulary word "Scrumptious."
PBS Learning Media David Beckham: Persistent | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS209 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Teach language, vocabulary, and listening comprehension with Celebrity Vocab clips!
PBS Learning Media Ice Cube: Astounding | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS210 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Teach language, vocabulary, and listening comprehension with Celebrity Vocab clips!
PBS Learning Media Drew Brees: Measure | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS212 Grade Range: PreK - Kindergarten Subject: Early Childhood
Teach language, vocabulary, and listening comprehension with Celebrity Vocab clips!
PBS Learning Media Henry Cavill: Respect | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS213 Grade Range: PreK - Kindergarten Subject: Early Childhood
Teach language, vocabulary, and listening comprehension with Celebrity Vocab clips!
PBS Learning Media Jesse Williams: Furious | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS214 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Teach language, vocabulary, and listening comprehension with Celebrity Vocab clips!
PBS Learning Media Inside/Outside | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS216 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
A girl plans a picnic and learns all about the words "inside" and "outside" and what they mean.
PBS Learning Media Abby's Sandbox Search | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS217 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Go on a word hunt in the sandbox with Abby Cadabby as you dig up words that start with a certain letter. This helps with letter recognition, early reading, and letter sounds.
PBS Learning Media Outer Space Alphabet Song | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS219 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Put on your space helmets for an alphabet song that's out of this world! Practice your ABCs as you travel through outer space!
PBS Learning Media Colombian Folktale: Pastorcita
Resource ID: PBS223 Grade Range: PreK - 5 Subject: ELA & Reading
This video features the Colombian story Pastorcita in both English and Spanish. Pastorcita has many elements that are similar to “Little Bo Peep.
PBS Learning Media What is Communication? | IPTV KIDS Clubhouse
Resource ID: PBS225 Grade Range: PreK - 2 Subject: ELA & Reading
Exploring our world is fun! Abby Brown, IPTV KIDS Clubhouse co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, kids learn about a variety of verbal and nonverbal ways to send and re...
PBS Learning Media X Salute Song | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS228 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Go on a musical journey to find the letter "X!" This music video uses visual aids to demonstrate various "X" words.
PBS Learning Media Imagining I Words | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS260 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Imagine words that start with the letter "I," like "ice cream" and "ivy." This resource teaches vocabulary.
PBS Learning Media Quincy's Letter Q Song | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS233 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
A musical tale about the letter "Q" and a boy named Quincy on a quest to find a rare bird who lived in a nest.
PBS Learning Media Z for Zipper | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS234 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
"Z" is for zipper! This catchy tune explores the sound the letter "Z" makes with some fun visuals to help.
PBS Learning Media Song: Letter of the Day: Z | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS235 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Make learning the letters of the alphabet fun with this catchy "Letter of the Day" song featuring everyone's favorite Muppet friends!
PBS Learning Media Find the Hidden Letter A | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS236 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Letters can be hiding anywhere! Use the power of investigation to spot the hidden letter! This resource reviews the letter "A."
PBS Learning Media Love Letter B | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS237 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
"B" is for "brother," "basketball," and "ballet"! This resource introduces a variety of words that start with "B."
PBS Learning Media Letter C in the Clouds | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS238 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Learn words that start with the letter "C"! What do you see in the clouds that starts with the letter "C"?
PBS Learning Media Love Letter E | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS239 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Explore the endless list of words that start with "E!" Use this video to introduce new vocabulary using visual aids.
PBS Learning Media Letter G Game | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS241 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Game show host Grover hosts the letter "G" game! 
PBS Learning Media Letter J Robot | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS242 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
The letter J robot demonstrates different words that start with "J," like "juggle" and "jump." This resources teaches letter "J" vocabulary.
PBS Learning Media Letter M in Motion | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS243 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Letter recognition takes center stage as we find many letter "M" words.
PBS Learning Media O Is for Ocean | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS244 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Expand vocabulary by taking an underwater journey to discover all of the different words that start with the letter "O."
PBS Learning Media P Is for Princess | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS245 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
The letter "P" is for Princess! The Princess wears a purple dress while she has a picnic with her poodle. This video focuses on letter recognition and letter "P" vocabulary.
PBS Learning Media Song: Letter of the Day: Q | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS246 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Make learning the letters of the alphabet fun with this catchy "Letter of the Day" song featuring everyone's favorite Muppet friends!
PBS Learning Media Song: Letter of the Day: S | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS248 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Make learning the letters of the alphabet fun with this catchy "Letter of the Day" song featuring everyone's favorite Muppet friends!
PBS Learning Media Hand Painted: T Is for Turkey | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS249 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
An artist is painting something that starts with the letter "T" on his hand. Use this video to encourage children to guess what he's painting using context clues. It can also be used to review other w...
PBS Learning Media Letter V Salesman | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS251 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Grover unsuccessfully attempts to sell the letter "V." When the customer isn't interested, Grover offers something that starts with the letter "V": like vegetables, or a violin. 
PBS Learning Media Fireflies: W | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS252 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Fireflies form into the letter "W"! Together, they find different animals that have wings. This resource teaches letter recognition and vocabulary.
PBS Learning Media Song: Letter of the Day: X | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS253 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Make learning the letters of the alphabet fun with this catchy "Letter of the Day" song featuring everyone's favorite Muppet friends!
PBS Learning Media Why Do I Love the Letter Y | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS254 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
This song answers the question: why is "Y" so great? With the letter "Y," you can do yoga in your yard and eat yogurt on a yam.
PBS Learning Media Picnic Patrol: Z | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS255 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
The ants of the Picnic Patrol are looking for foods that start with the letter "Z." They find zucchini at the picnic and zucchini starts with "Z"! This resource focuses on letter recognition.
PBS Learning Media Sesame Street Story Book Builder | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS256 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Early readers will love building their own story book with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, or Cookie Monster! A perfect tool for helping identify feelings and emotions, word and letter recognition, and letter sou...
PBS Learning Media D-Dance | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS258 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Explore the letter "D" with this dance parody! This resource teaches letter recognition.
PBS Learning Media Firedog Freddie—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab
Resource ID: PBS273 Grade Range: Kindergarten - 2 Subject: ELA & Reading
This video will help children understand the parts of a story. Helen reads her favorite childhood story to Jake and Martha.
PBS Learning Media T.D. Tells a Story—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab
Resource ID: PBS274 Grade Range: PreK - 2 Subject: ELA & Reading
This Martha Speaks video will help children identify the key elements of a story and build vocabulary. T.D. tells Jakey a story he wrote about Martha.
PBS Learning Media Usher: Volunteer | Sesame Street
Resource ID: PBS211 Grade Range: PreK - 1 Subject: Early Childhood
Teach language, vocabulary, and listening comprehension with Celebrity Vocab clips!
PBS Learning Media Skits and Martha Bake a Cake—Martha Speaks
Resource ID: PBS375 Grade Range: PreK - 2 Subject: ELA & Reading
Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts. Skits and Martha bake a cake for Helen.
PBS Learning Media A Clubhouse Mystery | IPTV Kids Clubhouse
Resource ID: PBS422 Grade Range: PreK - 2 Subject: ELA & Reading
In this clip from IPTV KIDS Clubhouse, Dan Wardell and DanBot receive a mysterious letter in the mail and must follow clues to discover what the letter is communicating and who it is from!
PBS Learning Media Junk or Treasure: A Clubhouse Story | IPTV Kids Clubhouse
Resource ID: PBS425 Grade Range: PreK - 2 Subject: ELA & Reading
In this clip from IPTV KIDS Clubhouse, DanBot thinks Dan Wardell’s stuff is useless junk and gets rid of it! Dan teaches DanBot how seemingly useless junk can be repurposed or reused in valuable ways!...
PBS Learning Media Chinese Folktale: The Little Rabbits
Resource ID: PBS428 Grade Range: PreK - 5 Subject: ELA & Reading
This video features the Chinese story "The Little Rabbits" in both English and Chinese. The story has elements of the Western stories “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs.” 
PBS Learning Media When We Do Something New (at the Doctor): Strategy Song and Activity | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Resource ID: PBS280 Grade Range: PreK - Kindergarten Subject: Early Childhood
Knowing what to expect and playing about it can help children better manage their concerns about doctors' visits. When children play being the doctor, they're the ones in charge.
PBS Learning Media When You Feel So Mad That You Want to Roar: Strategy Song and Activity | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Resource ID: PBS303 Grade Range: PreK - Kindergarten Subject: Early Childhood
In this video excerpt, Daniel Tiger and his friends sing a song about conquering anger by counting to four. 
PBS Learning Media Whose Lunch is This? | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Resource ID: PBS308 Grade Range: PreK - Kindergarten Subject: Early Childhood
It's lunchtime at school in this Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood video excerpt. After the teacher selects Miss Elaina to be the lunch helper, she hands the lunchboxes out to their owners. Then, the teache...
PBS Learning Media The Babysitter Arrives | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Resource ID: PBS317 Grade Range: PreK - Kindergarten Subject: Early Childhood
Saying goodbye to his Mom and Dad is difficult for Daniel Tiger, especially as they are leaving him with a new babysitter. In this video clip, Daniel Tiger grows to understand that his parents are goi...
PBS Learning Media Fruit Game | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Resource ID: PBS324 Grade Range: PreK - Kindergarten Subject: Early Childhood
Daniel Tiger and his friends go on a picnic and sing a fun alphabet song to pick out their favorite fruit to eat as a snack. Learn what letter certain fruits begin with.
PK.I.A.4.d
The child plans and sustains independent play sequences.
SS.MAS.2.B
examine the contributions of significant individuals from the Spanish colonial era, including Moctezuma, Hernán Cortéz, La Malinche, Bartolomé de las Casas, and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.
SS.6.2.B
describe the social, political, economic, and cultural contributions of individuals and groups from various societies, past and present.
SS.6.3
Geography. The student understands the factors that influence the locations and characteristics of locations of various contemporary societies on maps and/or globes. The student is expected to:
SS.ECO-FE.2.A
understand the effect of changes in price on the quantity demanded and quantity supplied;
S.K.2.A
ask questions about organisms, objects, and events observed in the natural world;
PBS Learning Media Professor Monkey Follows the Directions—Martha Speaks
Resource ID: PBS383 Grade Range: Kindergarten - 3 Subject: ELA & Reading
Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts with this Martha Speaks video! Professor Monkey follows instructions to make a paper airplane but accidentally uses paper that has...
PBS Learning Media Read a Good Book: Creature Craft | IPTV KIDS Clubhouse
Resource ID: PBS426 Grade Range: PreK - 2 Subject: ELA & Reading
Clubhouse friends visit their local library to read and discover more about birds. In this segment, kids take on the role of a bird and create a nest. Working in teams, kids apply their problem solvin...
PBS Learning Media Motion of the Ocean | Nature Cat
Resource ID: PBS438 Grade Range: PreK - 3 Subject: Science
Sing along with Nature Cat, Nature Dog, and their friends and learn about how the ocean currents work with this “Motion of the Ocean” song! From the Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion special.
PBS Learning Media How to Travel Around the World | Nature Cat
Resource ID: PBS439 Grade Range: Kindergarten - 3 Subject: Science
In this fun clip from Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion, Nature Dog and Sputnik form an unlikely alliance to rescue Mr. Chewinsky and in the process, they find out whether it’s possible to travel around the...
PBS Learning Media Nature Cat | The Treasure of Bad Dog Bart
Resource ID: PBS445 Grade Range: Kindergarten - 4 Subject: Early Childhood
While digging a hole to bury his bone, Hal uncovers Bad Dog Bart's treasure map. Legend has it that Bag Dog Bart stole the neighborhood dogs' toys, and buried them in a treasure chest for himself! 
PBS Learning Media A Nature Hike | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Resource ID: PBS318 Grade Range: PreK - Kindergarten Subject: Science
Come on a nature hike with Evie as she explores the woods in her real neighborhood. Carefully Evie and her nature guide explore off trail, looking at plants using a magnifying glass and searching for ...
M.K.1.B
use a problem-solving model that incorporates analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying the solution, and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution;