May 23, 2014

Five for Friday 5.23.14 INB Poetry Freebie and a Science Giveaway

It's that time again... time to join Doodlebugs for...

First... I had my yearly teaching evaluation this past week. PHEW! Glad it's over! You'd think I'd be use to this after 33 years; however, I still worry and fret. It really is a painless process and does serve as a tool for continuous improvement. It's just that... well... I am REALLY glad that I'm DONE!

Second... Poetry continued this week, spreading to all three of my grade levels. My sixers have been investigating rhyming poetry, particularly couplets, tercets, and quatrains. Besides learning the forms, they spent time reading many and creating their own. Here you see them making INB foldables of the poetry forms. You can grab a copy of the foldables by clicking HERE or on the foldable pic below.

Meanwhile my eighth graders became enthralled with page poetry. You can read more about this interesting, free-form poetry HERE.

Third... My sixers had THE BEST TIME with a simple science experiment. We are currently involved with my Kitchen Chemistry Unit during which we investigate matter, atomic structure, chemical reactions, and acids and bases. This week we placed stainless steel and copper scrubbies in jars filled with vinegar. Our classroom smelled horrible, but our brains were working in overdrive.

Fourth... I had a little time this past week to put together a SCOOT game for helping my students learn the names and symbols of common elements as well as an I Have, Who Has game for the same skill. Boy have my sixers had a great time this week practicing their science skills! No complaints other than not having enough time to play! You can read more about each item by clicking on their pics.

If you'd like a set of these items to add to your teaching bag of tricks just enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway below by 11:45pm EST on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014. I'll announce two winners shortly after. Good luck!!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Fifth... NINE days left... ONLY nine!!!! Egads, I have about twenty days of work to squeeze into nine! I think I can, I think I can, I think........

Freebie Fridays


  1. Even though I don't teach Science, my husband does and these dandy little products would be perfect for him! :)

  2. Looks like fun! I love those poetry activities! The 5th grade does a poetry book at my school. I'm excited about working on it next year!

  3. I love those poetry activities. They look amazing! Thanks for this opportunity. =)

  4. What a fun activity for something that can be a bit boring for students. I'm always looking for ideas for keeping my SPED students engaged and these science activities look like just the sort of thing I need.


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