Here are some great visuals to display in your classroom:
|First Grade Fresh|
One of the (many) perks of being a science teacher are the experiments! Here are a few that I found online (some tested in real life, too!) Click the caption to mosey over to the source.
|I Can Teach My Child-Make it Rain|
|Make Rain in a Bag|
Are you familiar with this journey? If not... click here!
First, to begin our Incredible Journey... we started with a nonfiction read aloud (my favorite!) Based on a recommendation from my Science Professor, we started with:
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To save myself time and energy, I googled to see if anyone ELSE had prepared resources for this journey. Lucky for me, I found a friend who helped out and some online resources. An area school utilizes the FOSS curriculum and she sent me a few great resources! Plus, I found the following online:
James River Basin
Water Wonders (click the Story Station Descriptions!)
After students were bouncing all over my classroom from glaciers to soil ....to animals .....and the atmosphere (to name a few). I had my students write a story about their journey. Using "A Drop Around the World" as example, I challenged the students to tap into their creativity and create their OWN story. As I'm reading their responses, I'm SO IMPRESSED! They never cease to amaze me. Here's a few for you to see for yourself!
Before I continue grading papers... Happy Columbus Day!