Teaching Moon Phases: Moon in My Room

Hey guys. Today I wanted to tell you about a new toy that I bought to help teach moon phases. It's called Moon in My Room. This has been one of the neatest things to help teach moon phases. I hung it over the classroom door and after teaching moon phases we turned out the light, turned on the moon, and each student had to identify the moon phase being shown. The moon comes with a remote and I would sit in the back of the room, cycle through the phases, and stop on one at random. My students loved it, and I really feel that it helped improve there moon phase identifying skills.

Need more Moon Phases Ideas?
Moon Phases Worksheets -TPT
FREE Moon Phases Matching Game

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New Products and a Freebie!

I have recently added several new scoot games to my Teachers Pay Teachers store. If your following my store you may already be aware of the new items, but if you aren't here is what you may have missed. 

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Teaching Complete Metamorphosis

Hey guys! Today I want to talk about one of the activities I did when I was teaching complete metamorphosis this year! In fourth grade, students need to know the difference between complete and incomplete metamorphosis. They also need to be able to visually identify which metamorphosis an insect goes through. For this activity I had students compare and contrast the life cycle of a butterfly and a ladybug. I have a real specimen of a butterfly life cycle and a plastic specimen of the ladybug.

First, I had the students draw the different stages of both insects.

Second, they had to answer question comparing and contrasting the butterfly life cycle with the lady bug life cycle. 

Here is a picture of my students examining the ladybug and butterfly life cycle specimen. 

Classroom Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Hey guys! Today I want to share with you a fundraiser that we have been doing at my school the last couple of years. Each class receives a pumpkin and they decorate it however they like. The pumpkins are then displayed in the hallway and voted on. The class with the highest votes get a pizza party. Each vote is worth one dollar. Last year we used real pumpkins and ended up with rotting pumpkins in our hallway, which I do not recommend! This year we used fake carvable pumpkins, which have turned out really cute. Here are some of the great pumpkins the classes came up with this year!

cowgirl pumpkin

mummy pumpkin
mickey mouse pumpkin
Uncle Si pumpkin (1)
Uncle Si pumpkin (2)
2 sided minion pumpkin
Good side

Bad Side

basket ball and goal pumpkin

Merida pumpkin
Cinderella carriage pumpkin
kitty pumpkin
rainbow fish

lady bug

bass drum pumpkin

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Accountability Talk Posters

With common core implementation, we as teachers, have been asked to have our students use accountable talk in the classroom. To help implement accountable talk, our Special Education teacher created these posters to help prompt students during lessons. She has been so gracious as to allow me to share these posters with you also.

I printed my accountable talk posters on colored card stock, cut them out, and hung them around my white board. I hope you enjoy. 

Camping Themed Classroom

Hey guys! Today I want to share with you a few pictures of a camping themed classroom. This is a kindergarten classroom at Oak Grove by Ms. Mason.
Bulletin Board 

A reading corner that looks like a camp site.

Behavior chart 

Calendar and standards board. 

Classroom jobs/ class leaders board. 

word wall 

Closer picture of the word wall. 

Bathroom... I loved the sign that said outhouse! 

Back counter with an ant statue. 

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