I created this skeletal system product after struggling to find something like this for my own class. You can use the unit around Halloween time to make your own skeletons, or you can use it any time of year to teach about the skeletal system.
Our last day is not until June 10th. JUNE 10TH PEOPLE!! Our end of year assessments are all FINISHED and I still have 11 days to keep my students busy!
At the end of the year I always try to find ways to make the days go by faster! I love to buy a couple bottles of some cheap shaving cream and spray a little bit on all my students desks. They can spread the cream out and write words, practice math...you can pretty much incorporate anything! Not to mention how clean it makes their desks and how great my room smells after! The best part is that there really is no clean up. If they keep writing and rubbing the shaving cream eventually disappears! We take a quick wet paper towel across our desks and its good as new!
How are you hanging in there these last few weeks?
I really enjoyed working on this product. I learned so much about Madagascar and the animals that live there. I bet your students have some of the same misconceptions I do...especially after watching the Disney movies! :) Do they think giraffes, lions, zebras and hippos live there? Use this product full of high interest articles to teach your students about the really neat animals that do live there! This will be a great supplement to any unit using informational texts. See some of what is included below...
The articles are given with and without text features. This will give your students the opportunity to create their own text features. It is a great opportunity to discuss the importance of text features and how they help us better understand what we are reading.