Archive for the ‘Spring’ Category

2017 March Madness Book Bracket

It’s time to start thinking about getting your March Madness Book Bracket started! This year I am doing a fiction vs. non-fiction book challenge with my third graders. I have created a 27 page PDF including a bulletin board title “2017 March Madness Book Bracket”, place holders for Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final 4, 2 championship…

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Growing Potatoes in your classroom

My class decided to grow potatoes in our classroom this year leading up to our UTZ potato chip factory. To see a post on how cool the UTZ potato factory is as a field trip, see my later post. We got two huge container and planted two different types of potatoes; in one container we…

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Hatch Live Chicks in the Classroom

Contact a local farm and see if they have a program where they come out and bring incubators with about 40 eggs. It is very simple, all you do is make sure the light is on, and that there is enough water in the incubator. Then on day 21, the chicks start to hatch. Then…

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Have a BALL this summer! :-)

Need a quick, inexpensive gift to give to your students this year!? I personally want them to be active, so I had a locally fun zone/active place donate 30 mins free play! I also bought a bag of small bouncy balls! Then I printed a card that I folded and stapled over the ziploc bag!…

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Worms need dirt ! Earth Day

Here’s a fun snack for your class, also you can use it to talk about why worms need dirt, layers of the earth, or why it’s important to not liter and keep our planet clean!

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Fun Easter/Spring pencil toppers !

Easy! Easy! Easy! All you need is form stickers and pipe cleaners. Have the student pick a sticker and add it to the top of their favorite color pipe cleaner. Then show them how to rap the pipe cleaner around their entire pencil so just the top sticks out! Have Fun, Captain Keyser  

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