Seed Germination for Kids - The Results! - How Wee Learn
A little while ago I wrote a post on seed germination for kids. In that post, I told you I would do a follow up post on the seed activities for kids we did as the seeds were growing, and about the results of which seeds grew fastest (or grew at all!) Wonderful news! You...Read More »
2 Thinking Maps and Chester Raccoon
I have 9 days under my belt!!! The Kinder team has been busy teaching rules and procedures, assessing with DIBELS, and comforting little ones! Ahh, the beginning of the year... I wanted to share with you some of the activities that we worked on last week. So here we go! I introduced the kiddos to 2 types of Thinking Maps this week. We read a story from our reading program, Hands Can. We brainstormed some things that our hands can do and I recorded them on a Circle Map. The students also…
Vocabulary Activity: Students draw their own picture to demonstrate understanding and then add a kid-friendly definition. This would be a great activity for older students with special learning needs. Allows each student to share how they "see" the word and make real world connections. Read more at: http://larremoreteachertips.blogspot.com/2014/01/whats-dirt-on-soil.html
Sedimentary, Igneous, and Metamorphic Rock Projects
For the past couple of weeks, the kiddos have been learning about the different rock types: Sedimentary, Igneous, and Metamorphic Here are some of the hands-on activities we completed while learning about their differences... (All of the activities below come from AIMS Earth Rocks!.) ***************************************** Sedimentary Rocks Sedimentary rocks are formed from consolidated clay sediments. We made a model for how Sedimentary Rocks form using a jar, sand, dirt, rock fragments…
Three Mini Soil Kindergarten Experiments: A Two-Day Lesson Plan
Teach Kindergarteners the scoop on soil. These three mini soil Kindergarten lesson plans will focus on the composition and uses of soil. These soil activities are a great introduction to earth science for young children.
Rockin' and Rollin' With Rocks!
With all of the challenges in my class this year we are a off schedule. We are finally getting to rocks. Here are a few things we started wi...
Five Senses Activity for Preschool Students
If you want to help your preschoolers learn about the five senses having sorting cards they mix-and-match is a great way to do so!These printable cards have a young boy demonstrating his sense alo
Force and Motion Inquiry- The Introduction
Ramps and a Focus on Persistence Here are some activities that have been going on since December during the kids play: Do you see the reaccuring theme in their play? These kids have been obsessed with ramps and creating motion! One child created a catapult out of blocks! So we have decided to inquire about force and motion. I have a feeling this will also take us into some simple machines! As the kids made ramps, the problem solving, teamwork and persistence amazed me. These are qualities I…