Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mentor Text 6.16.13 (including a Science Freebie!)

Happy Sunday to all of you!  We are linking up with Collaboration Cuties for their Mentor Text Linky.  This week the theme is Science.  We chose a book that works as an excellent introduction to Science before you begin teaching your first unit.  It's so important to make kiddos aware that Science is everywhere and that everyone is a Scientist!  This book also does a nice job of helping students understand how important questions are and that being curious is a great thing.

 After reading this book, IF I was artistic, I would make this anchor chart (Pinterest)...
We make an anchor chart similar to this one (Pinterest) each year....
And we make Mad Scientists similar to this (Pinterest) each year...

All of these activities with the goal in mind that students see themselves as Scientists.

Now to get ready for this next school year, we would like to make Science Notebooks with this cute clip art...

We created this "ABC's of Science" document to use either during our introduction to Science or possibly to use for each Science unit.  We have done the alpha charts before whole group on an anchor chart, but we thought each student being accountable for adding word(s) and / or picture(s) of words they learn during Science would be beneficial as well.  If you'd like a copy, click below.


Have a great rest of the weekend!



21 comments:

  1. Cuteness! I love all the great scientist clip art out there. :) Great post. :)
    ~Brandee
    Creating Lifelong Learners

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    1. I know, clip art is addictive! Thanks for the nice comment.

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  2. Love those scientists! A science notebook is a cute idea - I need to get better about science, it's always the last thing we get to, even though the kids love it!

    Sara
    Primary Buzz

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    1. We try to have a Science Notebook / Journal type set up for each unit. It doesn't always work but it's helpful to have all their work for each unit together.

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  3. I love how you use this book. We just received a memo from our principal saying that students are motivated when we call them mathematicians, I am assuming the same is true if we call them scientists. That clipart is great and your notebook idea is something I want to try too!

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  4. Great stuff, ladies! I will definitely be getting a copy of this book. Love the mad scientist! Enjoyed reading your post, as always!

    Sarah @ Hoots N' Hollers

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    1. The mad scientists always come out very cute. Ours look very similar to the one I put in the post. It's always a student favorite from the year. :)

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  5. I need a copy of this book!! Love all the great activities to introduce science at the beginning of the year!

    Gwen
    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

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  6. What a great book!
    I love the anchor chart "Scientists can - have - are!"
    That would work with any profession to start a unit.
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

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  7. How cute! I love the anchor charts but I'm pretty sure I couldn't make them that cute! Gotta love Pinterest! These are such cute ideas!

    Thanks for linking up!
    Amanda
    Collaboration Cuties

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    1. Yes, love Pinterest! It's a blessing and a curse!

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  8. I have never heard of that book, but I love the idea of using it as an introduction in the beginning of the year. I will have to buy a copy of it! I LOVE your anchor charts. They are great! :)

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  9. I love your site!! It looks great. I am your newest follower! I am so excited to explore what you have here!

    Katie
    A Basket Full of Apples

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    1. Thanks for joining our blog, Katie! Thanks for the nice comments!

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  10. Your anchor chart came out great. I always see the scientist anchor on Pinterest but I would never be able to draw it.

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    Just Wild About Teaching

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    1. I wish it was mine! That's a Pinterest example, if I could draw like that I'd be so happy!

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  11. Do you have a template for your mad scientists?

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