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
Kids will love this!! Science Activity Hot Air Cold Air Experiment- watch as the balloon inflates and deflates!
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 hand graphic organizer: elementary
Eclectic Educating: Five Finger Retell!
Mrs. Heeren's Happenings: Early Finisher Task Cards & Book Review Form
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!
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.
Stop the, "Teacher, how do you spell ___?!" syndrome and put the responsibility back on students when they need to spell words!
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!!
Magnet Science Fun for Kids from 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.
Studying the magic of magnetics with art! Paint with magnetized marbles and a strong-ish magnet or magnet wand. :)
Magnetic Slime Recipe- this stuff takes minutes to make & is a sure way to WOW the kids
cool way to show kids how to polar animals stay warm. #winter #education #warm
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!
Flash cards and using a manipulative for addition or subtraction! CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.A.1 Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.1
Super easy Polar Bear Art Tutorial - all you need is paper, chalk, glue and scissors... and about 20 minutes! Whimsy Workshop Teaching Direct Link: http://whimsyworkshop.blogspot.ca/2014/11/polar-bear-art-tutorial.html
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?"
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.
Creative Writing Prompts for Kids | Homeschooling Mom 4 Two
Challenging Kids to write. Fun writing prompts like, "You look in your pocket and find a miniature unicorn. Describe it in forty-two words"