We started out by labeling a map. We colored each of the regions a different color, added a key and then labeled each of the colonies.

## Separating Mixtures Lab

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Both my 5th and 6th graders do a separating mixtures lab. This is the 6th grade lab that can be found in Matter and Change by Delta Science Modules.

I set of the trays before the students come to the lab. It included a funnel, filter paper, pie tin, water, 2 stir sticks, salt and sand.

The students filled the cups about half way with water and stirred the mixtures. They made notes in their journal about what happened.

The students were amazed to see how the crystal reformed. I apologize for the bad picture, it was hard to get a close-up with my phone.

## Foldable Friday: Area Formulas

Friday, January 17, 2014

Even though my 6th graders get to use a formula sheet for their state test, I still wanted them to have a reference to put in their notebooks. We created this interactive foldable graphic organizer to write the formulas for the area of a rectangle, parallelogram, triangle and trapezoid.

You can see in this one where they included the different ways you might see a triangle labeled.

## Foldable Friday: Circles

Friday, January 10, 2014

We started our geometry unit with circles. Since my fifth graders didn't have much background knowledge on circles, I created this interactive foldable graphic organizer and poster set. I started out introducing the different part of the circle, so that they could then apply that knowledge to finding the diameter or radius when given the other one.

Here is the outside.

Here are several examples of what my students did on the inside.

These are the posters that they got their information from.

If you like this set, you can get it in my TpT store. Just click on the picture below.

## How I Store Student Data Folders and Weekly Reports

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I think most of us have to keep student data folders nowadays. Our district also wants us to give out weekly reports to the students. I keep both of them in these storage crates from Ikea. They are the perfect size to fit into the space that I have and stack very nicely.

If you would like a copy of my posters, just click on the picture below to get them from Google docs.

I noticed that it looks funny in Google docs, but when you download the pdf it is fine.

## Foldable Friday: Kinetic and Potential Energy

Friday, January 3, 2014

Comparing and contrasting kinetic and potential energy.

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