Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Firework Thaumatrope

Celebrate the 4th of July by creating your own optical illusion of fireworks blasting in the night sky! Visit We Are Teachers for the full post!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Playground Design

Students practice regrouping decimals by designing a playground in cooperative learning teams! Click here for the printable.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Plant Scavenger Hunt

Take students outside for a plant scavenger hunt! Click here to download. Students tally how many vascular and nonvascular plants they find. Then they draw an example of each. Throughout their walk, they take photos of different plants that they believe represent 7 different types of seed dispersal. They check off different types of roots they come across based on their knowledge of plants. They draw an example of a stem they investigated. Then they draw 2 different leaves and describe the leaves' properties (color, size, texture).

Monday, March 16, 2015

Party Time!

Free printable: Students design a party invitation! Hang their party invitations up around the room. Then the students choose 10 parties they would like to attend. They write down the party name or the name of the student who created each invitation. Next to the name they record, they write when each party starts and ends. Then they write how long each party is (elapsed time). Click here for the printable, which includes clocks on the invitation to help students practice telling time. For more hands-on telling time activities click here to see my post at We Are Teachers.