I know some of you have wrapped up your school year and some of you are like me, wrapping up the school year. My principal keeps reminding us that we need to be educating the kids even on the last day of school. I want to do fun things with them and still be educational and Carson-Dellosa is helping me with that!
I'm going to be using their Infographics book. These are dry erase friendly and on cardstock! Perfect for my guided reading groups and they'll be reading topics that they're interested in.
They read an infographic and on the back, answer some questions.
Bonus: You can tear out the pages so multiple students can be reading several infographics!
Dry erase friendly!
Before my students head out for the summer, I want to send some summer work home with them. Don't want that summer slide!
I'll be making copies from the Summer Bridge Activities book. It has 5th grade material too, so I can help them get ready for next year. I love that it has multiple subjects covered.
My kids will be set for the summer!
Review Disclaimer: I participate in the Brand Ambassador Program for Carson-Dellosa and have received these products for free to review.
It is hard to believe that Journey of a Substitute Teacher is five today! What a journey it has been.
From talking to a small audience to a larger one, meeting blogging authors and friends in Vegas, getting hired full time, you've been with me on that journey and I'm forever grateful.
I wanted to do a small, low-key giveaway. I'm giving away 5 $50 shopping sprees in my store over the next few days.
Thanks for sticking with me and supporting me these 5 years!
My class just finished up their land and water unit. They did an amazing job!
We started off the whole unit with each table group having a plastic box and mixing gravel, sand, clay, and soil to create their land. Each box has a hole that has a plug. I use the kits our school has, from STC.
My kiddos started off with condensation and then precipitation.
They progressed to creating rivers and studying the flow of water from a small hole in a cup to a large one, to one with three holes.
They learned about redirection of water with hills and also saw erosion. They built dams, planted yellow mustard seed to see a natural dam. Learning about how plants stop erosion was an eye opener for them.
Then they had to be engineers again and create the perfect landscape for no flooding.
Finally it ended with slideshow presentations from each group and most chose to do theirs about dams or water.
This unit took us several weeks, but my student never grew tired of it and looked forward to science. Seeing them work together to create and engineer the dams and landscapes was thrilling for me!
Blech. It's almost that time of year that many teachers despise. State testing. Last year was my first year having to prepare students. This year I feel better equipped, especially with the help of Carson -Dellosa.
The Spectrum kit I got includes a ton of practice pages and test prep pages!
It comes with these great flashcards that my kids will think is a game.
The math and LA pages will be great morning and center work. Even homework!
I'm really loving these kinds of pages with two texts, since our state test tends to have these.