We need to write more! How many times have you said that? This is a set of science journal topics I use in my own classroom that corresponds explicitly with the Georgia Performance Science Standards for 3rd grade!
Have them spend the first 5 minutes of science writing everyday! These progress nicely into GPS based discussion!
Life Science (GA regions and animal/plant features) 33 slides
Earth Science (rocks, minerals, soils & fossils) 25 slides
Physical Science (heat & magnets) 26 slides
Extra (motion, animals, space, etc!) 18 slides
Drag and drop the slides into any order that works with your own pacing guide. Mix with the Social Studies Journal Set and you can pick and choose which slides you like best!
Mingle in the "Free Choice/ Finish an Old Writing" topic for days that you know you don't have much time!
This was the single best tool for assessment and reteaching my students last year!