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Blog post with LOTS of fun ideas for getting kids writing about science and teaching about the life cycle of plants. Also includes FREE printable anchor charts for Photosynthesis and Parts of a Plant.

Moon phases match game

Soil+ schema, new learning, misconceptions

Pumpkin Life Cycle Mini-book Advanced- This is excellent for the upper grades. It goes into more detail and is a great way to tie in pumpkins at this time of the year to the study of life cycles, germination, pollination, and plants.

Your students will DIG these archaeology puzzles in two different formats. Students not only find the words but also match them to their definitions. Answer keys are provided. ($)

Visualizing with Henry and Mudge

Space Book Craftivity - This is a craftivity that focuses on nonfiction facts about the earth, moon, stars, sun, and astronauts. $

iintegratetechnology: Just Type and the Common Core

Focus Board for reading street

FREEBIE! Showing Evidence Strips....These have great evidence stems to help your kiddos cite specific evidence in their written responses/discussions. Just print and cut down the middle.

This is a little experiement creating moon craters in the classroom. There is a recording sheet for students to record their observations....

teach adjectives or "shades of meaning" with soil samples! Send students home with a sandwich bag to collect a soil sample from near their home. The next day, the students share their samples with their small group so everyone has a few different types of soils. Then the group comes up with different color names and/or particle size adjectives to label each sample!

Frog life cycle writing using Brown Bag Books

Graphic organizers to use during reading time. These nonfiction organizers will help students identify the main idea and details in a text. Once ...

Frog Life Cycle Video

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever ~ Written By Steven Kroll... This October Unit has 50 pages of ideas, activities and printables that correlate with the book "The Biggest Pumpkin Ever." ~Class Discussion Questions & Ideas ~ Vocabulary Words, Definition List, Practice, Graphic Organizers And Printables ~ Making Connections ~ Character Webs ~ Writing Activities ~ ABC Order Activity Cards ~ Venn Diagram ~ Story Maps ~ Anchor Charts