Here is a list of my favorite books to read to my class for Thanksgiving.
1) The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz
2) The Great Thanksgiving Escape by Mark Fearing
3) Thanksgiving Rules by Laurie Friedmen
4) Thanksgiving Is… by Gail Gibbons
5) Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland
What are your favorite Thanksgiving books to read in your classroom?
My school has adopted the NGSS science standards and I have been busy trying to figure out the best way to incorporate them into lessons I already implement and have created. I have come up with a few science labs/experiments to do with the students. Here is one of my new ones that I am extremely excited to work on this week. I will update my post once I have conducted the experiment with the students.
NGSS Standard for Kindergarten: Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals need to survive. Organization for Matter and Energy Flow. We are going to talk about how we need exercise to help keep us healthy. Next week we are going to talk about how we need healthy food to keep us healthy, and our teeth healthy.
- Paper towel tube
- duct tape
- Plastic craft funnel I purchased these on Amazon.
|Draw 1 1/2 inch lines around the tube.|
|Cut the lines|
|Fan the tube over the tunnel. I cut off that little nubbin to help with taping|
|Start to wrap the tub with tape around the funnel.|
|What it should look like when it is finished.|
Now the students will have to do this on their own. This is very important when implementing the NGSS standards. The students need to come up with the best way to create this on their own. I am going to draw the lines on the tube and cut the tape for them, other than that…. they will need to make it on their own. Bonus: fantastic to help those fine motor kids!
Now on to the experiment
I will be using my science lab report poster that I created. I have created these science posters that you can print off with a plotter.
I will update this post after completion of the experiment!