Math Workshop: Using Developmental Grouping to Differentiate Your Instruction
math stations for differentiation - I started this in my class a couple of months ago... this makes so much sense! (GREAT explanation of how to do this!)
People sometimes assume that spiders are insects. But in fact, they are relatives of insects. They are part of a group called arachnids (uh- RACK-nidz). Other arachnids include scorpions, ticks, mites, and harvestmen. Perhaps this will clarify the identity of that “thing” crawling around on your kitchen floor.
This packet is a fun way for kids to research and show what they have learned about a person they have researched. It is a creative way to meet the writing standards for research for all of the elementary grades. Of course, speaking and listening will also be covered if you have the kids present their lapbooks.
Quiet Critters-when it's important for students to be quiet pass out quiet critters- students who are not quiet lose their critter. At the end of the activity anyone who still has a quiet critter gets a little treat or prize. Motivating!
Link to product: www.teacherspayte... These are sample pages from "Elephant and Piggie Pack"... Have fun with Mo Willems' funny characters while practicing higher level thinking skills such as comparing / contrasting, connecting, inferring, visualizing, and more. It also includes discussion questions for several titles and fun ideas for a culminating "Elephant and Piggie Party!" 84 pages, $
The Lorax: Turn the story it into a science lesson- plant a seed.
This project shows students that plants will always grow towards the light. Students will enjoy seeing which direction the plant grows. Ask them to make predictions on which way they think the plants will grow then compare them with what actually happens.