Foldable Friday: Early European Settlements in North America

When we start our colonies unit, we start with the earliest European Settlements in North America.  This interactive foldable graphic organizer was an easy way to keep all the information together in one spot.

Inside the graphic organizer, the students included when the settlement was founded, what country founded it and why it was founded. There is also a map included to place the location of the settlement.

If you like this graphic organizer, you can find it in my TpT store. Just click on the picture below. This set also includes interactive foldable graphic organizers for the 13 colonies.

13 Colonies


Biomes Research

One of the first activities that we do in our life science unit is research different biomes. We focused on what type of plant and animal life the biome had, how the climate and weather effected those plants and animals, resources that the plants and animals had available to them, where the biome was located in the world and then the students had to create a food chain that could be found in that biome.

The students compiled all their information and put it on chart paper. They then presented the information to their classmates.

As the students presented their information, the students at their seats took notes in their interactive foldable graphic organizer.


Foldable Friday: Types of Potential Energy

One of our 6th grade science standards is knowing the different types of potential energy. My students put the definition and examples of each type in their interactive foldable graphic organizers.

This interactive foldable graphic organizer can be found in my Energy Posters and Graphic Organizer set. Click on the picture below to find it in my TpT store.

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Fraction, Decimal and Percent Conversion INB

Our fraction, decimal, percent unit is probably one of the hardest we do all year. One aspect of it is converting between the three. This interactive foldable graphic organizer is a way that the students can organize the rules for converting.

You can find this INB page in my TpT store by clicking the picture below.

I have a FREE fraction, decimal, percent conversion chart in my TpT store. Click on the picture to download it.


Biotic and Abiotic Lab

This first day of school we did our biotic and abiotic lab.  I had several objects out on the lab tables and I had the students group them however they wanted (feather, paper, plastic and a coin).  I led a discussion on how each group had grouped their objects.  We then talked about what biotic and abiotic was. We looked around the room to classify things as being one or the other. We then went outside to do the same thing.

When we came back inside, I had them draw a picture. The picture had to include 5 biotic and 5 abiotic items. Here are some of the pictures in progress.

An example of a completed picture.


Foldable Friday: Integers

The biggest problem students seem to have with integer operations is remembering the rules. I have my students create this interactive foldable graphic organizer to help them remember.


3D Cell Projects

I do this cell project every year during our life science unit. I LOVE all the different ideas that the students come up with!

I loved that this student used a box for the cell wall.


Foldable Friday: Explorers

Last year when I taught the explorers, I had the students write the information down on a chart. This year I wanted to add the interactive component to it. I created these interactive foldable graphic organizers for my 5th graders.

The Spanish explorers graphic organizer covers Christopher Columbus, Hernan Cortes, Francisco de Coronado, Hernando de Soto and Amerigo Vespucci.

The English and Dutch Explorers cover John Cabot, Henry Hudson, and John White.

Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain for the French.

The graphic organizer set also includes posters on each of the explorers.

You can purchase this set in my TpT store, TN store and Tools for School store.