Planning for a new year is always so much fun! In reflecting on my past school year I definitely think one of the very best things that I did was my Science Units.
I have been collecting and gathering Non-fiction books for years and this year I totally went for it. Last August, I sat down with my teaching partner and we went over all of the Science TEKS(Texas standards) that we had to teach and created a Scope and Sequence.
We came up with this:
This Scope and Sequence allowed us to teach each area of Science well. Students in first grade get introduced to Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science. They are expected to make good predictions and then to talk and write about their predictions and the outcome of events. Because we taught in themes we were able to instill a love of Science in our students and they become better readers, writers, mathematicians, and scientists in the process. It was win-win!
Unfortunately my teaching partner is moving to a new school next year. I’m so sad to lose such a great teacher and friend. However, instead of dwelling on the loss, I got right to work and started creating something for my new teaching partner.
I remember how overwhelming starting at a new school is: new curriculum, new policies and procedures and everything else!
Well, I didn’t want what we had created in Science to be lost so I created a few packets to help whoever will be hired. I also know that many other teachers would love this. These units include ALL of the Science activities that I did last year and have step by step picture directions. So far I have finished my Fall themed Science activities, my Weather unit, and a unit on Making Predictions.
Here’s a peak at what you will get in the packets!
Numerous hands-on activities that first graders LOVE. These are all tried and true activities that I did in my first grade classroom.
Each activity has picture directions. (So you know what it SHOULD look like!)
It also includes cheat sheets for you to print out to have on hand while you are doing the experiment.
I even included grocery lists!
The weather packet follows the same structure as my fall unit!
I know that my new teaching partner will really appreciate this and I am so excited to have this and use it!!
For this weekend only, these packets are on sale!
AND, so that you can see what it looks like up close, I’m offering one of my Making Predictions activities away for FREE!!
I always start the year with “The Milk Experiment.” This is a great way to set the tone in your classroom for how Science experiments will work and how to think like a Scientist. My students always love it!
They are all 20% off this weekend!! Grab them while they are on sale– I’m sure you will LOVE them!!