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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Food Chain and Habitat Vocabulary

That 4 day week was the longest of my life !! :) Last weekend we had two feet of snow -- today it was 67 degrees! Gotta love VA ! Anyone else feeling the pain of having to be back at work?!  My students were.....BIG TIME!  I gave a SUPER easy quiz this week (I had a more difficult one planned before almost 2 feet of snow, but I made an easier replacement for when we returned.) We have been doing our habitat unit for some time now in science, and we are almost done! (Rainforest and Forest to go!!) I have short quizzes on several habitats, and a big unit test at the end. I made a super simple quiz for Grasslands and Deserts for my students, thinking it would be an easy transition back into school. W-R-O-N-G!!! The quiz was very easy, fill in the blank with a word bank. Each word was only used ONE time too! Sample questions were things like, "The ____________________ is what the weather is like in a habitat." with climate being the correct answer. Some of the answers were COMICAL! I mean, I swear they didn't even READ. One answer was, "The root system is what the weather is like in a habitat." 
So, to review with my students so that I could sleep at night knowing they remembered the vocabulary, I created a vocabulary booklet. Inside the booklet, students have a place to write the definition, and draw a picture for important vocabulary for habitats as well as food chains. Check out my kiddos working on their books.
( I am LOVING my newest App -- "Photo Grid" on my Samsung. It allows me to make a collage of photos and use stickers to cover students names all in about 30 seconds! It exports directly to Dropbox, Pinterest, Facebook, etc)
When the books are finished, we are going to staple them into our interactive notebooks! The booklet is in my TpT store for only $1!!!! Click the picture to head on over. 
 

1 comments:

  1. Don't you just love when you are apart from the kids for a little bit and they have lost their brains? I always get onto my kids when they spell words incorrectly and it's in the word bank. UGH! Have a great week this week!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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