Have you read The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King yet? If not, YOU. NEED. TO.
This resource was inspired by my reading of that amazing book. In it, they talk about setting the stage to engage and making the classroom a fun and rigorous place where students want to be! I started thinking of what could be a simple jumping off point for my first classroom transformation, and this product was born!
In this massive resource you'll find a write up of how I used each item, a bunch of ELA and Math products (obviously science is tied into everything too for tons of cross-curricular work!), as well as many other "extras" that I used to make the classroom feel more engaging and increase student buy-in!
The ELA products include spelling word surgery, vocabulary patients, 3 nonfiction articles that we annotated, a lung capacity experiment, root word dissection, and linking verb bandaids.
Math includes lots of fraction work - basic fraction review, fractions on a number line (banana activity suggested!), fractions as whole numbers (with kidney beans!), (paper) organ cutting into fractions, and equivalent fractions. Other math topics are measurement to the nearest 1/2 inch, line plots, a skills review quiz, and my absolute favorite - CODE BLUE. An emergency alert and 10 different word problems to use throughout the week to review tough 3rd grade skills.
In the extras you will find editable ID badges, signs for your medical center, schedule cards, a welcome letter for the students, and 1 page of morning work that I used on the first day.
I teach 3rd grade. While you might be able to make some of these resources work in a 2nd or 4th grade classroom, this is really targeted for a 3rd grade classroom!
My kiddos and I had an absolute blast and worked our tails off being doctors; I hope you and your sweet ones work hard and have fun as doctors too!