Water Cycle

This last week was all about the water cycle in our classrooms. With such limited time for science these days, we've narrowed our weather unit down to water cycle, and are kids are loving it! We've used some great freebies before from The First Grade Parade, but these year felt like we needed some new stuff.  We started by introducing some sweet song, and making a chart as a class to introduce the water cycle.
Here are two of the songs that we sang with our kiddos.
If you'd like a copy just click on one of the pics below!

We've labeled a few pictures of the water cycle too, and made our own posters.

We have a black and white copy for your kiddos that can be found with some freebies {HERE}.

We created a water cycle in a bag using an idea we found {HERE}. The kids are really into this experiment, and were amazed when we arrived this morning and we are starting to have "clouds" forming at the top of the bag.

 We have done a great little art project where the kids got to create their own water cycle. If you'd like the printables for this, as well as some cute cards for labeling and making your own poster, you can find them {HERE.}

Here's a great video introducing evaporation, condensation, and precipitation:

And of course the first graders always love this video for fun!

Here are vocabulary cards that we displayed in a pocket chart
while learning about the water cycle.  

We ended our water cycle unit by creating mini books.
Just click the pic below if you'd like to check out our mini book!

Here's a cute interactive water cycle!
Thirstin's Water Cycle

Have a great week!

Career Week

Last week week our theme focus was career opportunities.  This theme tied in nicely too with our Treasures reading program theme which focused on different types of scientists.  We read several books about jobs/careers, watched a Berenstain Bears video about jobs, enjoyed a SMART Board lesson, wrote about our future careers, and ended the week by taking a field trip to visit a local eye doctor and learned about the profession.
Here are a few of the activities we incorporated into our week!

Career SMART Board lesson from Smart Exchange:

Great books to introduce a variety of jobs:

Here's the Berenstain Bears video about jobs.
We watched it on Learn360,
but it looks like it's on YouTube as well!

After creating our list of future careers, 
we completed a writing activity.

The kids began their sentences with the words,
When I grow up I would like to be...
If you'd like a copy, just click {HERE}

We'll be back toward the end of the week with some water cycle activities, so stop on by if you'd like!
Have a great week!