Stop, Swap, & Roll: Science Notebooking


 http://junglelearners.blogspot.com/2015/04/welcome-to-another-fabulous-product-swap.html
I am so excited to be a part of Jungle Learners Stop, Swap, & Roll Linky. I hope you take the time to hop on through because there are so many great products and ideas being showcased! 

I was lucky enough to be paired with A Dab of Glue Will Do (don't you just love the name?). We got to know each other a little before stampeding into each other's TPT store looking for the goods. I learned that she is a Texas girl and proud of it. ​:) She is also a former kindergarten and first grade teacher turned stay at home mom who has continued her passion for making learning resources for the littlest of learners. She loves God, ​her family and friends, cooking, reading, wine, and dark chocolate.​

                                       http://www.adabofgluewilldo.com/

Once I got to her store, I had such a hard time selecting just one item! I finally decided on her Science Journal product since notebooking was a major personal goal for my science instruction this year. 

My Science Journal or Notebook
The 128 pages of goodness are perfect for an entire year of notebooking and met almost EVERY science standard I taught this year in first grade (sorting, 5 senses, science safety, animals, land forms, matter, light, motion, rocks, living things, plants, weather, and more!!). I can also see how easily this product could be used K-2.

3rd Quarter ended our science unit on rocks. My kiddos loved being able to search for rocks and describe them. I swear they carried them in their pockets whenever we would walk to and from buildings. A Dab of Glue Will Do's rock section allowed my kids to do something productive with their pocket full of rocks :) Students described their rocks using the simple questionnaire/graphic organizer that is included in the pack. (Please note, this page was not meant to be a cut and paste activity....oops!)
 
During our rock/mineral unit we also spent several weeks learning about soil. We learned the differences between humus, potting soil, clay, and sand. This recording sheet was a perfect way for students to record their learning. Normally my students write just on lined paper attached inside of a 3 prong folder. We are now 3-hole punching these pages and adding them inside. An alternative is to fold the paper in half and have students staple or tape part down...when they are ready to work they just unfold it and open it up- no more loose papers floating around desks!  
Our soil unit lead naturally into our last science topic for the year- Plants & Living Things. We began by learning the difference between living things and nonliving things. I love these pages and how they include notes for students to remember, and interactive components like circling, writing, and drawing. (The first little guy still has a few misconceptions to work on but he was so excited to share his journal and have his picture taken I just couldn't resist!)
 
We planted a variety of seeds (all from Target's Dollar spot). They are now taking turns recording the growth of the plants (they took a few days before sprouting). We are using the Lima Bean Page with our Daisies and Cilantro while we wait for something magical to happen with our Lima Beans. Did I mention I am horrible at growing things? We will continue using the pages about the parts of plants next week. 
 
The end of the year has us looking at animals and their adaptations. Of course, pages are included to help with this topic too! I just love how such a huge variety of topics are covered. 
What's even better is you can enter to WIN the Science Notebook from A Dab of Glue Will Do using the raffle below. Even those not chosen can WIN big by purchasing it on sale (20% off this weekend).  

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Be sure to check out the rest of the linky sponsored by Jungle Learners and learn more about my Oceans of Learning Bundle: Math & Literacy Activities  in A Dab of Glue Will Do's Stop & Swap review. Enter to win my Ocean product or catch the 20% off sale this weekend.
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Ocean/Beach Themed Reading & Math Centers (K-2) 







4 comments

  1. Hey there. This is my first time visiting your blog and it is super cute. I love the color scheme. I saw your Ocean bundle over at A Dab of Glue... it would be prefect for summer school. I am always looking for science resources and both of these products would be a great addition.
    Thanks for sharing.
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/ks-classroom-kreations-12559235

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

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  2. This pack is seriously amazing, no wonder you picked it! I have added it to my wishlist and am keeping my fingers crossed for your giveaway. I love your oceans pack as well! Thanks for sharing a fabulous post! :)

    Melissa
    Jungle Learners

    PS...I am definitely obsessed with children's books too!

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    1. It seriously is wonderful! Thank you for letting me be a part of your fabulous swap!

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