Interactive notebooks are widely used in classroom. If you were to walk in mine today, you would see interactive notebooks for reading, math, and science. The purpose behind these notebooks is to keep students organized and assist in synthesizing lessons taught. It’s common to see vocabulary, notes, graphic organizers, and reflections. Overall, interactive notebooks is one of many important components to promote student learning!
I created this journal to meet my district expectations of a student and teacher side of the journal. Each district is different and many have specific expectations. Mine is no exception to the rule. I currently teach off the gradual release. One page from this file can be stretched over several lessons. It’s not intended to complete both teacher and student portions in one day. Expect the teacher side to be several lessons before student side is addressed.
Table of Contents
*NOTE due to a request, I included pages throughout the 62 page file so that the follower could have examples of how to set up the journal pages. The table of contents (below) states there are two pages for each topic. One is a preview the second is the journal pages. PLEASE checkout my freebie sample! This sample shows the exact format of this product. Kindly consider this format before purchases and dropping the rating of this product.
Page 1: Product Cover Page
Page 2 Product Table of Contents
Pages 3-4 Background to Journals
Pages 5-6 Journal Cover Page
Pages 7-8 Journal Table of Contents
Pages 9-10 Student/Teacher Expectations
Page 11 Understanding Science Cover
Pages 12-13 What is a scientist? What tools do scientist use
Pages 14-15 How do I observe the world around me?
Pages 16-17 What is the scientific method?
Page 18 Life Science Cover
Pages 19-20 What are nonliving things? What are living things?
Pages 21-22 What are producers? What are consumers?
Pages 23-24 How does air, water, and food help plants and animals?
Pages 25-26 How do animals change? How do animals move?
Pages 27-32 Parts of a seed (different vocabulary for different grades)
Pages 33-35 Seed Observations
Pages 36-37 What are parts of a plant? How do plants grow?
Pages 38-40 Plant Observations
Pages 41-42 How are seeds scattered? How are plants grouped?
Pages 43-44 What are some plants/animals that live on land/water? Hot/cold places?
Pages 45-46 What is a habitat? Different habitats? How do plants adapt to their habitats?
Pages 47-48 What are different species of animals?
Pages 49-50 What helps animals live in their habitats? How do animals get their food?
Pages 51-52 What’s the difference:carnivore/herbivore? Define consumer, producer...
Pages 53-54 What is a predator? What is prey? What is a food chain?
Pages 55-56 How do living things get food in a rainforest? (food chain)
Pages 57-58 What is an organism? What is a food web?
Pages 59-60 Thank you and Acknowledgements
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NOTE: The freebie sample (journal cover, table of contents, and understanding science) is contained in each of the Interactive Science Journals. Please see preview download for images of each page available in this file!
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