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 64 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 Physical Science Cover
Pages 19-22 what is a solid, liquid, and gas?
Pages 23-24 What is matter? What is mass?
Pages 25-26 What are properties of matter?
Pages 27-28 What is texture?
Pages 29-30 How can you change solid, liquids, and gases?
Pages 31-32 How can cooling and heating change matter?
Pages 33-34 What gives off heat? What can energy do?
Pages 35-36 What are different uses of energy?
Pages 37-39 How does heat move?
Pages 40-42 How do people get energy? Why do people need energy?
Pages 43-44 What makes light? What makes shadows?
Pages 45-46 How can things move? What makes things move?
Pages 47-48 What is force? What is gravity?
Pages 49-50 What is speed? What is friction?
Pages 51-52 What is work? How can simple machines help you work?
Pages 53-54 What are magnets?
Pages 55-56 What is sound? How is sound made?
Pages 57-58 What is pitch? How does sound travel?
Pages 59-60 How do animals make sounds?
Pages 61-62 Thank You and Acknowledgments
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