A little background: AITC is a nonprofit organization that gives teachers resources to incorporate science across the curriculum. The workshops are fun, informative, have a make-and-take section, and always end with getting a bag of goodies!
This year, AITC's theme is Jump Start Your School Garden.
The booklet we got was full of fantastic ideas. Some of my favorites are:
|Butterfly Life Cycle|
|Pizza Garden Fractions|
The first one was a plant parts flip book. Please excuse my terrible artistic skills!
The second craft, and I'm using the term loosely simply because it is WAY more than just a craft, is a math flower. It is actually for upper grades because it shows prime and composite numbers. However, I turned it into a way for my firsties to think about all the ways to add to a number. Here is my example, excuse my lopsided flower:
Every teacher in the workshop was also given a bag of FREE resources:
|I already have this book, and it is great for showing kids how their bread gets to the table.|
|A class set of maps|
|This poster, What's Really Happening on the Farm, has 4 numbers. There is a lesson plan that corresponds with each number on the back.|
|Click the picture to take you to AITC's website.|