WOW! I haven’t posted since October?! Holy moly! Well, believe me, we have been busy in our little classroom! I’ll just catch you up with some pictures of what we have been doing.
We did a week-long unit with magnets. First, each child got their own magnet (whatever I had in the classroom) and they explored with a buddy around the classroom. Boy, oh boy! did they get excited!!
Next, we put a few items in ziploc baggies and used our magnets to discover which items were magnetic and which items were non-magnetic.
We then made these cute little magnets as we did a picture sort. Magnetic items went on the magnet and non-magnetic items went on the sentence strip way away from the magnet as they repelled. My scientists loved this craftivity!
You can find this activity and many more in the Magnets Unit: Exploring Magnets and Movement.
This unit is designed for a week of science and for kindergarten and first grade students. I put in a teaching plan so you’ll know exactly what to do and when to do it. I wanted you to have a unit that was super easy to implement! There are vocabulary cards, graphic organizers, and a mini interactive reader for you to help introduce and teach this concept. Then there are activities students can do in their science notebooks like flip books and sorts. The magnet poem is perfect for integrating science into reading! Hop over to my store to see everything that’s included!