The first few weeks of school I wanted to have something to show the parents on open house night what we have been working on in science. We have been learning about what scientist do, and different terms. The terms we learned so far were: sort, measure, observe, and predict.
I had the students write on the top one of the words we have been learning. So it would say on the top "Scientist Observe".
I teach kindergarten and some of my students at this point could barely write their names, so I would ask them to chose a word, I would write it in highlighter, they would copy it in pencil or crayon.
At the bottom I had the students write their name. This way it said "Mason is a Scientist".
They then colored themselves as a scientist. I made sure they were coloring real life colors. Such as, if your hair is black, don't color it purple. I had to throw a few out and have them restart, but eventually they all did an excellent job!
I hung them up on the wall for open house, and it was such a big hit! The students loved showing it off, and the parents thought they were adorable. After open house was over, I still didn't want to send them home because I plan to do this again at the end of the year. I took the off the wall, and put them in their science folder (In my class I don't have journals, because most of my kids brought in folders instead of composition notebooks). I would like to compare the difference of how they do this same activity at the end of the year. I included a composition size version of the scientists because I know most of you would rather save paper, and have those smaller notebooks!
The download includes:
1 copy of the boy scientist
1 copy of the girl scientist
1 page with journal size girl - two on a page
1 page with journal size boy - two on a page
1 page with journal size girl and boy