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3 Easy STEM Centers Using Wacky Links

My students love building. Legos, pattern blocks, playdoh… basically anything that is hands on. I love incorporating any type of manipulative into their learning, so I was super excited to give Wacky Links a try.  In the past few weeks, we have done three different STEM activities using Wacky Links and they have been all…

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Butterfly Observation Journal Freebie

Like most primary grades in the spring time, we are learning all things life cycle. Butterflies, ladybugs, plants, preying mantis….. ALL THE THINGS. At our school, they set up an “observation station” in the multipurpose room, so students could look at the caterpillars daily to see the life cycle take place. We also have preying…

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Interactive Science Pack: Solids and Liquids

Science can prove to be a tricky task in most classrooms, especially special needs classrooms, plus there are not a lot of materials out there to teach science concepts to our students. Students benefit from tons of concrete examples to help them understand these concepts that can be quite abstract to them.  My students learn…

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Solar System: Moon Phases

Today we continued learning about the solar system, specifically the moon phases. I got these FREE Moon Phase Mini-Book printables from scholastic and we completed these together after reading the section in the book about moon phases. It also includes a fillable month for each evenings moon. We went over the moon phases once more through…

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Solar System: Rotating and Revolving

I’m back! This week, my third graders are learning about the solar system. To kick off this unit, I wanted them to know the difference between how the Earth rotates around it’s axis versus how the Earch revolves around the sun. To start off, we looked at a globe and learned about the term “axis”…

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