Friday, September 23, 2011

Scabby in Second :)

Today in second grade, we got bloody! (those with weak stomachs stop reading now if you're still with me!) In our study of the human body, we are talking BLOOD! We used the "Hollywood Movie" recipe to make our own blood. Each child was given a spoon full on their hand or arm. We then covered the blood with a piece of tissue and cocoa powder to make Scabs. Oh my! (As if the kids weren't already excited enough about Halloween being in the air!) This was a great activity for our human body unit and for discussing characteristics of the body healing itself such as blood clotting, scabbing, etc.

The recipe:

    Mix Together:
  • 2 TBSP Corn syrup
  • 4 drops of red food coloring
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce

To make a scab, cover fake blood in onion flakes (I couldn't do the smell!) or a tissue and dab with cocoa power.


Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Have Fun Teaching

Have Fun Teaching! A friend of mine stumbled upon this website in planning an integrated science unit. Many of you probably know about this great resource, but if you don't, it's really wonderful. The games, music, and videos are really modern and would be great fun to use in your classroom! They sell DVD's, CD's, and also flash drives with everything you could need pre-loaded on them! They also have super cute bags and t-shirts. :)

Here is an example of one of their Alphabet Songs. It's hard not to start singing along and dancing! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Joining the World of Blogging!

Hi! Thank you for stopping by! I'm so excited to share my first post with you!

I'm Molly and I love everything teaching! From playing school in my basement as a little girl through my current place of student teaching, teaching has always been my passion. I could never be convinced that there is a more rewarding or wonderful opportunity than teaching. I also have this strange love of school supplies! Maybe you can relate?! :)

Stumbling upon teaching blogs was one of the best discoveries I ever made! I am currently student teaching in a 2nd grade classroom and am overflowing with wonderful ideas from teaching blogs! While I am still learning and taking everything in, I hope to eventually become a contributing part to the teaching blog community! :)

Thank you for all of the freebies and inspiring ideas! You are influencing children's learning all over the place!!