The Blubber Experiment: This simple experiment lets kids experience for themselves how blubber keeps an animal warm in cold temperatures. #handsonscience #blubberexperiment || Gift of Curiosity

Blubber experiment: How animals stay warm - Gift of Curiosity

Kids will love this!! Science Activity Hot Air Cold Air Experiment- watch as the balloon inflates and deflates!

Hot Air, Cold Air Science Activity

Retelling Stories Anchor Chart and printable for creating a "retelling rope." Cute idea for primary grades, but looks like something easily adapted for older students, too.

Retelling Stories

Retelling hand graphic organizer: elementary

Retell Hand Graphic Organizer

story map

Fourth and Ten: Spring Graphic Organizers Set Two {Try it Before You Buy It}

Eclectic Educating: Five Finger Retell!

Eclectic Educating: Retelling

Mrs. Heeren's Happenings: Early Finisher Task Cards & Book Review Form

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Easily adaptable to any grade. Pinning this from another's blog. I did not come up with this myself! A book walk! I love this activity for so many reasons. 1) It is great for those who learn best through movement and touch. 2) It gets kids outside. 3) It uses realia to teach vocabulary. Fun fun fun! I must do this with my ESOL class at least once this year!

Book Walk | Child Care Providers Resource Network (CCPRN) Blog

Lessons with Laughter: End of the Year Gifts!

Lessons with Laughter: End of the Year Gifts!

This fun game can be used to help children revise mental math facts, times tables and simple mathematical equations.

Math Games for Kids: Uno Flip | Childhood101

Stop the, "Teacher, how do you spell ___?!" syndrome and put the responsibility back on students when they need to spell words!

Fluttering Through First Grade: Interactive Spelling Dictionaries & Spelling Styles Freebie

Fun, contemporary back-to-school lesson! Have your students draw "selfies" and describe their summer via text message prompts. Makes for a great bulletin board display!!

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Magnet Science Fun for Kids from Teach Beside Me

Magnet Science Fun for Kids - Teach Beside Me

Lock Smocks = Genius! A way to keep your door locked for a lock down, but still let kids come in and out. I so need this.

One Extra Degree: Lock Smocks = Genius!

Studying the magic of magnetics with art! Paint with magnetized marbles and a strong-ish magnet or magnet wand. :)

Teacher Tom: Magnet Painting!

Magnetic Slime Recipe- this stuff takes minutes to make & is a sure way to WOW the kids

Magnetic Slime Recipe ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose

cool way to show kids how to polar animals stay warm. #winter #education #warm

Tippytoe Crafts: Blubber Experiment

The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett and N.G. Kids Polar Bears. Using paired text is an easy and fun way to ensure a balance of literature and informational text in your classroom. This set is ready to print and use!

Polar Bears: Paired Text

Use snapping cubes to help young learners visualize mathematic concepts such as addition, pattern recognition, and graphing.

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Super easy Polar Bear Art Tutorial - all you need is paper, chalk, glue and scissors... and about 20 minutes! Whimsy Workshop Teaching Direct Link:

Whimsy Workshop Teaching: Polar Bear Art Tutorial

No More Name Plates The most frequently asked question when visitors come to my room is "What did you use to write the names on your desks?"

Timeouts and Tootsie Rolls: No More Name Plates

Art Projects for Kids: Kandinsky Fall Tree Tutorial

Art Projects for Kids: Kandinsky Fall Tree Tutorial

What Does the Principal Do All Day Poster Activity: A great common core aligned “copy and go” activity for the end of the year or to leave for the sub! It’s so fun to find out what your students think a principal really does all day. Two pages (with and without lines) are included. Sample directions included as well that could be projected on a smart board or placed under a document camera. A fun way to practice using your Common Core Informative/Explanatory writing skills.

What Does the Principal Do All Day Poster Activity

Creative Writing Prompts for Kids | Homeschooling Mom 4 Two

Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

Challenging Kids to write. Fun writing prompts like, "You look in your pocket and find a miniature unicorn. Describe it in forty-two words"

Challenging Our Kids to Write