Friday, February 21, 2014

Foldable Friday: Types of Energy

Types of energy interactive foldable graphic organizer.

They were suppose to write the definition and examples that included a picture.

This interactive foldable graphic organizer can be found in my Energy Posters and Graphic Organizer set. Click on the picture below to find it in my TpT store.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Science Sunday: Making Molecules

This lab can be found in Matter and Change by Delta Science Modules. The lab goes much deeper than my 6th graders need to go, so I just do the part of the lab where the students make the molecules.

I gave each group a tray with the needed supplies along with their lab sheet. The lab sheet talked about how molecules come together and showed pictures.

Then the students made their molecules (6 total). 

This is a ammonia.

This is carbon dioxide.

The students really enjoyed putting these together and asked if they could create more. I'll have to see what I can come up with for next year's group.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Foldable Friday: Types of Triangles

The students used information from these posters to take their notes.

You can find the interactive foldable graphic organizer and posters in my TpT store, just click on the picture below.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Classroom Organization: Colored Pencils

I'm so excited to be a part of the Bright Ideas Blog Hop today. You will find wonderful ideas from 140 bloggers on topics such as classroom organization, differentiation, math centers, student behaviors, the list goes on and on! Sit back and enjoy the ride! You will not be disappointed in all the wonderful ideas you will see!

I found THIS post by All Things Pink and Crafty and knew that is how I wanted to reorganize my colored pencils. 
I often need the students to just use a few colors on a project we are completing and it was taking too long for my students to find the color they needed when they were mixed together. Separating the pencils by color meant that I could just give each color to a student and have them quickly passed out the needed colored pencil. It has saved us a lot of time.
Jennifer used old formula cans, but since I didn't have access to those I used these plastic containers from Walmart. My husband loves their Amish potato salad, so there were plenty of those containers hanging around.

I made my labels and printed them on a full sticker sheet.

I cut them in half and then adhered them to construction paper. Before putting them on the tubs, I laminated them for durability.

I used permanent double sided tape to adhere it to the tub. I wanted to make sure that the labels stayed put with my students handling the tubs.

The final product.

I love the way they look on my shelf, too!  

The next stop on the hop is Tina's Teaching Treasures where she is talking about the many uses of mini desks.

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