In science class last week, we played a game called WHAT CRITTER IS IT???? **You have to say it in a deep, echo-ish, announcer voice to get the full effect...**
Anyway, my kids went crazy over these magnifying glasses. Have you ever heard of Modern Woodmen?? Our principal signed us up for a teacher activity kit- it's FREE! And I'm so thankful!!
We've gotten so many supplies - and they all come with enough for each child to have one to keep.
** pencils made from recycled denim and money
** jump ropes
** piggy banks
** magnifying glasses
The last one was what we used for this lesson.
OH- and each package comes with a nice binder of resources for you to use in the lessons... it's where the game "What Critter is it?" came from :)
Anyway- we played the game. Teacher reads clues based on food, water, shelter of an animals.
Example: Critter drinks dew drops found on plants. Critter lives in a web. Critter eats insects.
Answer? You guess it- SPIDER!
Anyway- so after playing that game- we went outside with our magnifying glasses to find some critters of our own. When they found a critter- they had to stand up and give us clues based on food, shelter, and water of the animal and we had to guess it.
Here's some pictures.
Dream Squasher and tell them that it probably wasn't a dragon...**
So, check out Modern Woodmen- and see if you can get in contact with a rep near you to get your hands on some free supplies!
What's your favorite free teacher resource??