My students totally don't get my humor, but I crack myself up. This week we finished up our Rocks and Minerals chapter in Science. I used this pack by I Heart Recess (partly because it was put together so cleverly, and mainly because I have been super busy with life and didn't have time to think of all the details).
Here is my version of the folder. We folded the folders into a bifold flap. We separated it out Rocks vs. Minerals and spent a lot of time comparing the two.
Here's the inside of my folder. The kids' folder match - but I figured you probably would like to see my handwriting vs. 9 & 10 years olds.
Here's the outside open part of my folder. I found this free comic strip over on TPT. It's funny!
|Smores using an iron - SO SMART!|
Then we made an edible version of the rock cycle. The last couple of years I have brought in a ton of different edible versions of the different types of rocks, this year though I simplified it with Jessica's Smores activity. The kids each got a full size graham cracker, a marshmallow, and a piece of chocolate. I had them make a sedimentary rock by stacking the ingredients, and then a metamorphic rock by applying pressure (with a little squish). For the igneous rock I called them up with their Smores (on a paper plate), took off the top graham cracker, and used my iron to melt the marshmallow. Jessica recommended using parchment paper to keep everything sanitary and clean - I'm so glad I listened to her!