Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Science, science, and more science!

Hi all! How are you doing?  24 days of school left.. I can't believe it! I am not ready academically or emotionally to leave my kiddos... I hope they keep with them all that I have taught them this year -- some of them over the past TWO years! It's crazy to think that I will be saying goodbye to them.  It says a lot about "looping up" with students, and I am sure glad that I have.

I am linking up with my bestie Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper for her Tried it Tuesday!! Check out her post about Powerpoint ;)
What's coming up?.... SCIENCE EXAMS!
As a new 4th grade teacher, I wish I had another team member (I am the only 4th grade teacher at my school) to have helped me with test prep, but I think I have done a pretty good job doing what I can :) I have gotten lots of things from the internet, TPT/TN, and fun online activities.
What I really needed were science materials.. let's face it, science = experimentation! And the kids LOVE it! Here is a picture of the balance scale that I bought from Lakeshore Learning-I bought all my supplies there including the balance, a simple machines kit, magnet kit, and electricity kit.
I found some wonderful freebies about Science too! My friend Ashley from Primary Teacherhood has this wonderful Water Cycle product out on her store... a concept that can needs to be reinforced with multiple grades.  Click here to check it out!

I have also tried to make my own products!! Click on each product if you want to check it out :)

And then there's my baby, my science task cards - which covers almost EVERY topic in 4th grade NYS science :] These include reading comprehension, but your students will only be able to complete these if they use their inferencing skill and prior knowledge as well.
Sooo.. how did I do? I mostly created these products for my own students, but I thought that maybe you guys could use them too :) I am giving away ALL FOUR PRODUCTS to one lucky winner!! Please enter using the rafflecopter below :) Giveaway ends Thursday at midnight!

I also wanted to touch on the point that I mostly advertise for Teachers Pay Teachers, but I hope many of you are also using Teacher's Notebook!! Both websites are wonderful and the people are great.  Teacher's Notebook has been so good to me this year and helping me build my sales and advertisements.  I actually will be having an amazing Teacher's Notebook giveaway VERY Soon ;) So keep your eyes peeled for that!!!
 Speaking of Teacher's Notebook, the amazing Tonya's Treats for Teachers is having a BIG SALE! :) Today ONLY check out her incredible products on Teacher's Notebook all 50% off!!! Hurry you won't want to miss it... Tonya is where I get all my fun fonts besides Kevin and Amanda! Pick up her font license today:) :)


  1. Your science units look great. I will have to keep them in mind for next year. I am not sure what units I will be doing yet as we don't get our actual assignments until September.

    Charlene/Diamond Mom

  2. This stuff looks awesome!!! I would love to win! AND it seems like out could be used in lots of different grades... Also awesome since I've been told I'll be in three different grades now! Lol

  3. Man... I meant it, not out. That's what I get for posting through my phone! :)

  4. I love science experiments...but our science time has taken a back seat to everything else. We have 20ish minutes several times a week for 1/2 each quarter. Yep.

  5. Okay last post... I see I didn't follow the rules. One thing I love to teach in science is... Oh my, I can't narrow it down! I love it all! I especially love life cycles and learning about earth's layers (mostly because it has to include a yummy food project involving Graham crackers and icing!).

  6. Your Matter Unit looks wonderful. We've already covered matter this year, so I will be using it next year. Thanks for all your hard work in creating the unit.

  7. I love your blog. My favorite science unit to teach is simple machines.


  8. Hi Laura! What a fun giveaway - so sorry I missed it! Your science products look great!

    Science for Kids Blog

  9. I haven't really checked out all your science units, Laura! Of course, they look AWESOME!! I have your task cards all laminated and ready in my centers cart. Thanks for linking up and sharing!
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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