Friday, November 25, 2016

5 Minute Science Lesson - Orchid Mantis

What is happening? What looks like a flower is really an orchid mantis have lunch. Discuss why the insect looks like part of a flower.

Friday, November 18, 2016

5 Minute Science Lesson - Whales

What is this? What is it doing? Why is it doing this?
Where do you think the camera man is while this is happening?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Incentive - Report Card Reward Jar

Courtesy Holly Bailey Hudson on Facebook: (I) wanted to do something original to really motivate the kids for good grades. They love games and surprises, so I made a Mystery Report Card Reward Jug...... for each A they receive on their Report cards, they choose a stick, and a 4.0 gets an extra draw! Prizes written on the sticks range from 50 cents to $2.00, get out of chores free card, one small DQ blizzard, choice of dinner one night, as well as a few "Prizes" such as puzzles or candy that we bought. They LOVED it!

Monday, November 14, 2016

5 Things You Can Do With an Empty Tissue Box

1. Put game pieces or cards inside. Perfect for when the students need to draw a new card without having to worry about trying to keep the cards in a neat pile.

2. Keep on a table or desk for used tissues and other trash, when the trash can is on the other side of the room.

3.  Great storage for scissors or pencils, or other supplies.

4.  Ideal for tactile games such as "What's inside?", where students have to reach inside and try to describe or identify the object that's inside without being able to look at it.

5.  Keep plastic grocery bags inside for those students who forget their backpacks and need to pack home past work.

Friday, November 11, 2016

5 Minute Science Lesson - Soap Bubble/Water Freezing

What do you think is happening? This is a soap bubble freezing. What is making it freeze? Would you be able to hold the bubble after it's frozen?

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sparky's Firehouse App

From the website (link here):

Sparky the Fire Dog's ® brand new app is loaded with games and activities perfect for teaching your early learner how to stay safe in case of a fire, plus early math, reading and literacy skills.

Friday, November 4, 2016

5 Minute Science Lesson - 360 Degree Rainbow

What are the men looking at? Can you tell? It's a 360 degree rainbow. A rainbow circle! Discuss why you think they're able to see a full circle instead of an arch like we normally do.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Rock Sorting Activity

By weight (can even use a balance scale to be more specific)

by size

by color