Teaching FUNdamentals

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This learning activity was used as a culminating project for our outer space and planet unit. It is cross-curricular encompassing both science and language arts (and a little bit of math!) Students research a planet and create a passport full of
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4th, 5th, 6th
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This comprehensive unit on the reading, writing and performance of poetry is a student and teacher favorite! It's 50 pages of poetry fun! This Common Core aligned unit has the following: -Essential Questions -A list 10 unit appropriate I Can
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Are you looking for a really fun, engaging way to reinforce the concepts students have learned about simple machines? This activity is a great way for students to put what they know into action. Given limited materials, students are challenged to
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Do you want to start the science year off right? Do you want to engage and interest kids in their learning with cool investigations? Do you want to give them the science skills they need to set them up for success? OF COURSE! This unit is PERFECT
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This Common Core aligned project is great following an independent read, small group or lit circle read or even a whole class novel! Students use a 2L bottle to create this project exploring character, theme, setting and POV. Students decorate the
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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I created this mini-unit for two reasons: 1. My students were having difficulty with creating umbrella central ideas and picking out the best evidence from their reading to support them. 2. My students often saw graphic organizers as something
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Are you looking for a fun, engaging unit that will help your students learn about sentences? This comprehensive, grab-and-go sentences unit is aligned with fourth and fifth grade Common Core standards. This unit includes: -Essential questions -I
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In this project, students research a famous scientist and use the information to create an Old West Wanted poster. I use this project as part of my Scientific Inquiry unit. However, it could easily stand alone as well! This project
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Have some fun this October (or really anytime!) with your students and this Spooky Halloween Science Mini-Unit. This unit includes 5 different experiments that can be used sequentially OR you can pick and choose the ones you want to use with your
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I had so many things I loved when I taught science that it is super hard to pick a favorite. However, dissecting owl pellets to learn more about food chains had to be up there in the Top 10. The students LOVED getting their hands dirty and really
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Narratives! I say this with an exclamation point because narratives are one of my favorite things to write with students. While Common Core has asked teachers to integrate more non-fiction and informational writing, this does not mean that
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If you are looking for a dynamic, engaging research project, then you have come to the right place! I first did this wax museum unit at the end of last year with my fellow team teachers with our 7th grade.The students LOVED it. Learning about a
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Have fun with vocabulary in your classroom! Everything’s included in this pack for you to make a Word Nerd Wall for your students. -Bulletin board header -Instructions -Envelope labels -Direction arrows -Heading and standard -Blank template for
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With this unit, I wanted to help my students move from narrative writing to a more personal, inward exploration through words. Memoir writing is great because it engages the writer where he or she is and our pasts are ripe for searching out ideas.
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Do your students love doing experiments in the classroom or lab but lack some of the basic safety skills and understanding you know they need? Teach your students to be safe scientists through this mini-unit that you can use alone or pair with my
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You can use this project as an assessment for a food chain or environments unit. You can also easily use it in conjunction with my Exploring the Food Chain packet. Students will create a food chain or web from one of several suggested animals.
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4th, 5th, 6th
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This is an easy-to-implement assessment or research project that you can use with your Earth and outer space unit! Students take the information they learned in the unit about- -day and night and the earth's rotation -the orbit of the earth and
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One thing that I love about the new Common Core Standards is that they ask for students to writing regular short pieces of writing throughout the year in the three main writing disciplines: narrative, argument/opinion and informative. The
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Add some fun into your outer space or planets unit! This outer space science bundle includes 3 AWESOME products from my store. In this bundle, you will get: --Create An Alien Project --Space Activity Alien Postcard and Rubric --Planet and Solar
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This test would be a great summative assessment for your outer space or planets unit! It covers the following "I Can" statements: -I can know what the universe is composed of -I can know the characteristics of the planets -I can know the difference
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I have more than a decade of teaching experience. I have taught 5th grade science and language arts, middle school literacy and 7th and 8th grade science.

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