How is science going with your budding scientists so far? I hope everyone is really getting into a more solid routine! Just in case you might want a little help with organizing your science for October, I wanted to share what I planned for First Grade Science for October!
The topics covered for October are:
- Forms of Energy (TEKS: 1.6A)
- All About Spiders (TEKS: 1.10A, 1.10C, 1.10D)
- Force and Motion (TEKS: 1.6C, 1.6D)
- All About Bats (TEKS: 1.10A, 1.10C, 1.10D)
October is such a fun month to make science come alive in the classroom! To help you stay organized, I provided a month-long curriculum guide, and each week has a detailed teaching plan as well. The weekly teaching plan has a focus for each day, explanation of how to execute the activities, and materials listed you’ll need for each day.
One of my favorite ways to give learners a hands-on experience in science is with science experiments and explorations. I know they can take so long to plan and prep, so I laid it all out for you. This month will have several opportunities for your students to explore motion, energy, and echolocation.
One teacher who is already using this in her classroom said,
“LOVE your bundles for each month! The science experiments have been the highlight of this school year…”.
Each weekly unit also gives your students ways to record their learning. I loved doing this through anchor charts so students have something to refer back to while they learn. Anchor charts really help students connect to their learning and connect what they have learned to new topics.
There’s also several flip books, pocketbooks, and life cycle recording pages that you can use in interactive notebooks. You can watch a video HERE that explains interactive notebooks and has some tips for you.
I also absolutely love integrating science throughout the day whenever possible! This helps make learning more authentic and gives more time to squeeze science in throughout the day when you might be short on time. For each of the four units in First Grade Science for October, there is a song for shared reading and a weekly teaching plan for shared reading. Then, there are some phonics activities that review several specific long and short vowels. These would be great to use in literacy stations! Finally, I included a close reading passage for each week that includes reading, comprehension, note-taking, vocabulary, and writing extensions.
Here’s what another teacher said,
“This is wonderful! Very thorough. Love the science and language arts integration. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!”
This whole month of First Grade Science for October is jam-packed full of activities for science, reading, and writing to help you make science a snap! It will also keep your students engaged while mastering the content they need to learn. You can pick yours up HERE. If you want to go ahead and get your science block ready for the whole year, you can find that HERE and save a ton by buying the bundle.