Hope everyone had a chance to appreciate the Earth a few weeks ago. We got to read two great books, one from our fantastic librarian and another I borrowed from a fellow teacher, Our Class is Going Green. It's written by students! The kids loved it. We created the anchor chart and also wrote how we can help the Earth. The students loved making these hand-print Earths. I found the anchor chart on Pinterest and the hand-print Earth idea here.
We read quite a few other books and even did some research online to compare Orca whales and Great White Sharks. I used Deanna Jump's Ocean unit throughout the week. The kids and I just love her activities.
Once upon a First Grade Adventure. This is perfect because we are trying to add more science and using the scientific method into our classrooms. We had two cups of water. One was salty. (I mean SALTY, like 1/4 cup of salt!) The other was fresh water. We put different items in such as a crayon, dice, Starburst candy, eraser and more. Some of the items sank in both, but some sank in the freshwater but floated in the salt water! The kids loved it! You can also find a great recording sheet on that site as well!