Thursday, January 5, 2012

I've Been Blog Stalking!

Recently I've found an amazing blog: Third Grade Thinkers...I'm sure you've seen it...don't know where I've been...but I've been seriously stalking it. And best of all, Doris is so sweet! I found a couple activities I loved and re-created them to work better for me. (I emailed Doris first to make sure she was ok with it.)

This is a lab I plan to do during our upcoming matter unit. The lab helps students observe physical changes made to gummy candy after it has been in a cup of water overnight. Doris teaches 3rd grade so I changed a few things to match my 2nd graders needs a little better. Here is the link to download it.

The other cute activity she came up with is a new way for kids to practice the 5 finger retell. I am soooo excited to use this activity during Read to Someone. On Doris's blog she showed a picture of a glove with little circles Velcroed to each finger of the glove (see below). The circles were labeled: characters, setting, events, problem, conclusion. Here labels were cute and colorful, but since my school doesn't have a color copier, I created my own black and white ones. You can download them here. I am going to print these out, laminate them and then Velcro them to each finger of the 4 gloves so multiple partners can use them during Daily 5.

This is from Third Grade Thinkers!

Sorry I don't have any pictures of my own yet, but if you stop by Third Grade Thinkers, you'll see what I'm talking about and you'll love it!!! I also am obsessed with her idea of using scrabble during Word Work as an independent activity to make words with the most points! (I picked up a Scrabble game at Target today).


Jen R said...

Thanks for the 2nd grade version :)
The Teachers’ Cauldron

Jill said...

We just started matter today!!!!! I will totally be able to use this lab. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Marvelous Multiagers!

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