Wonderful Worm Day!

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Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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52 pages
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Great resource to use in science with soil and dirt unit. Also great for STEM project on ecosystems.


This is one day your students will really remember! Wonderful Worm Day is a full day of wormy activities that teach your students all about earthworms, while meeting standards across the curriculum. Your students will enjoy reading about worms in both reading activities and research, doing a worm investigation, making and evaluating a poster and completing math activities. Students even get to make and eat dirt! Leveled activities are included for reading and math to meet differentiation needs. Grab a camera! You won't want to miss the picture opportunities on this special day!


Benefits of Using this Resource in Your Classroom:

  • Teaches across the curriculum through a fun worm theme
  • Is a GREAT way to bring parents into your classroom, and give positive "buzz" about your activities
  • Kids NEVER forget about Worm Day
  • Students understand the importance of worms in the environment
  • Get's kids up and moving
  • Gives kids a "reason to read" throughout the day
  • The opportunities for pictures (blog, social media) are endless
  • Reading selections have been written by a professional children's curriculum writer and teacher. Experience includes writing on-line curriculum for CNN and Coca Cola, 7 books for The Child's World Press and writing weekly social studies newspapers for American Legacy Publishers.

The packet includes:

Book list

Activity for students as they enter school

Teacher directions for each activity

Grading keys for all activities

Worm observation lab sheet

Worm portrait page

Worm research pages

Two non-fiction reading stories

Vocabulary cards

Comprehension activities

Make a worm poster

Evaluate your worm poster

Making dirt and eating it too

Wormy math on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade levels

Worm joke page


Comments about this resource include:

"This is awesome! Thanks so much...what fun this is going to be for a Back to School theme day! Love all the informational text CC components, too. I can't wait to use with my students!! :)"

"What an EXCELLENT unit! :) Great information, graphics, and resources! We completed our mealworm project and was able to compare the similarities and differences between a mealworm and a worm."

"I have some priceless pictures of my kids as they explored worms. We had fun with your great ideas thanks!"

"I have been wanting to do a week on worms for two years now! This wonderful resource is exactly what I need! Thank you - it is very nicely done. :)"


About this Teacher Author

Jan Bernard

National Board Certified Teacher (2001-2011), Masters in Curriculum, Gifted Certified, Cobb County Elementary Teacher of the Year, Addison Elementary Teacher of the Year, Bullard Elementary Teacher of the Year, Atlanta Journal and Constitution Honor Teacher finalist ($5000 award), District 3 Georgia Science Teacher of the Year, Author of seven books published by The Child's World Press, Wrote online k-12 social studies and language arts curriculum for Coca Cola, curriculum writer for CNN, curriculum writer for American Legacy Publishers 2009-2014, 25 years teaching experience in grades 1st-4th.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Compare two decimals to thousandths based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place.
Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.


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