Wednesday, December 12, 2012

After studying about the four different types of fossils, students created their own displays of them using one small package of white model magic (a must-have in my classroom) and two dinosaur toys (one skeleton and one regular dino).  The kids had a great time making them and they still remember the four different types of fossils!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

How funny (and amazing) are these? 
My students had the absolute best time writing their persuasive writing piece about which type of animal would make the best zombie pet!  Once their writing was finished, they got to make the zombie pet using crayola model magic.  Click here for a link to the model magic class pack!

One of the best comments I got--"Look at all the open sores on my pet!"  So funny!

Looking for a way to inspire your writers to be creative with a persuasive writing topic?  Here is the link to the packet!  For only $3, it is a great deal!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Book Ring Report

We created Book Ring Reports on these adorable felt sea creatures!  I purchased the felt creatures from a wonderful seller on ETSY!  Here is her link: !

You could always make your own, but she will post a special listing for as many as you need!  My kiddos loved them!

Here is a close-up of one of the sea creatures with the report hung up next to it.  They turned out great!

The classroom display was so cute!  The kids absolutely LOVED this report project!  They wrote so many details just because they were excited about the format!

Here is the link to the Book Ring Report format! 

How cute are these?  I just can't get enough of them!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

 Using the book, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, we wrote our own short stories.   Students had to look at the illustration, then read the line that went with it.  They were required to use the line from the book somewhere in their short story.  They had a blast!  You can find the book on Amazon!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Can You Save Fred?

Using only a few materials, can your students save Fred?  This is a great activity that builds creative thinking skills and teamwork!  The kids had a blast!  You can find the FREE lab sheets here!