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Hands on geography!! The teacher is reviewing latitude, longitude, hemispheres, continent and ocean names and cardinal/intermediate directions. Students use yarn for the Prime Meridian and Equator, and index cards with the names for the oceans. Then the class uses unifix cubes to mark all the spots they are responsible for being able to locate.

Third Grade Thinkers: Where in the World?

Give students each a handful of animal crackers and divide as to Habitat and foodchain where applicable.

E is for Explore!: Animal Cracker Habitats / Food Chain

Team Scoot - A New Twist on an Old Favorite - Learn how to engage your students in a cooperative learning variation of the traditional Scoot game

Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!: Pandora in the Classroom

Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!: Pandora in the Classroom

Love this idea! (I often see similar activities for math, but this is the first time I've seen this activity used within a literacy lesson.)

FREEBIE Math Brain Teasers - The kids love having their brains teased!

Fun Games 4 Learning: Tease Their Brains Again!

Nice keepsake. Adults will need to do most of the work, tracing and cutting.

After testing activities

Social Studies Ideas for Elementary Teachers: Grading Interactive Notebooks Do it with Empowering Writers' sentence starters!!!

"Suffering Until Suffrage" (for Susan B. Anthony/Women's Rights)

Lock smock - keep the door locked for safety but use this smock to make door unlocked for student use.

This is an erosion experiment done comparing which type of natural erosion occurs the quickest: rain, glacier melting, or wind. This would be a great activity that could be done in class when talking about natural types of erosion. The students could postulate which they think would work the fastest, do the experiment, and write up their results which we could talk about as class.

Wind, water, ice, waves. Foldable for erosion.

FREE ONLINE RESOURCE~ Rock cycle site has engaging, detailed photographs and information. Great for upper grade research!