Monday, September 2, 2013

Science Notebooks

Do you use Science notebooks or journals in your classroom? This is one place in my classroom that I want to improve upon. Copying that worksheet takes less time than trying to figure out how to incorporate the worksheet content into the notebook. I am trying really, really hard to use less paper in my classroom. 

This summer I worked with my friend, Little Miss Kindergarten, and we brainstormed on how to use our science notebooks better. She is the Queen of Science so I really valued what she had to say. We texted, had working lunches, texted, texted and texted! Whew! What a huge project this turned out to be. 

Her packet will have notebook prompts and experiments for what is covered in our 1st 6 weeks. To say she covered prompts and experiments is a HUGE understatement. Her packet is a.m.a.z.i.n.g! You really could print our packet and her packet and be done-done-DONE! This was really our goal since Science gets pushed aside in a lot of classrooms. (I'll post the link to her packet when it is uploaded.)

Our packet includes sorts and readers for all the topics our district covers in the 1st 6 weeks. These topics are: science tools, senses, big or small, heavy or light, and summer or winter. For each of these topics you get:
*color pictures for whole group sorting
*small black/white pictures to be glued into notebooks
*medium black/white pictures that can be sorted repeatedly in notebooks. Our plan is to glue a small white envelope onto a notebook page and the pictures can be stored in it.
*student reader. We have glued small manilla envelopes onto the back cover of our notebooks to hold the readers so they students can read periodically when time allows.
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