Welcome back! It's always a bit sad to see summer coming to and end, but I hope that it's balanced with that flutter of excitement about the new year with a fresh start and eagerness to try all the new ideas and resources you've been storing up for the new school year.
It's funny how we always think that no matter how well a unit or lesson went last year, there's gotta be a way to make it even better! We just can't pass up a new idea that we recognize as something our students will love and will learn from. I've been busy this summer creating and uploading some new resources for you, that I hope will give you that moment of recognition that "this is good". Here are a few of them:
This is the latest in my biomes series. Like the others, it contains reading passages about the biome itself and about an iconic animal of the biome. In this case -the timber wolf. It also includes questions with a unique twist - the "answer sheet" is a color-by-number picture of a timber wolf! Students LOVE and stay engaged with learning when you give them a fun way to demonstrate their understanding!
Temperate Forest Biome Reading, Mapping, and Color-By-Number
Would you like to create your own color-by-number worksheet for a different unit? Maybe you have a great idea for using the wolf for an endangered species unit. Or perhaps you have an idea for using it with a populations lesson. You can get an editable wolf to create your own color by number activity. Just click HERE to see the editable color by number wolf product. Or see my entire collection of color-by-number products HERE
Another recent addition to my store is this Atomic Structure Flip Book. Each page provides a short explanation of one of these topics:
1. Parts of an atom
2. Atomic Number
3. Atomic Mass
4. Electron Shells
5. Ions and Isotopes
Each page also has a question or two for students to answer. It can be stapled as a flip book, or each tabbed page can be used for bell work or a quick end of lesson assessment. And it goes really well with the companion product Atomic Structure Task Cards
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Here's how to enter the $100 giveaway: Each blog post has a secret code word and a number. My clue word is Neil. Is it astronaut Neil Armstrong? Physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson? Or maybe biologist Neil Hammerschlag? - keep collecting clue words and find out! Collect the words from each blog, write them down in number order, and copy the secret sentence into the joint Rafflecopter giveaway. My clue word (Neil) is #14 in the sentence. This Rafflecopter form is the same on every blog, so you only need to enter once from any one of our blogs!
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