Well, here I go again on my own. 

Yes, I have a juke box that constantly plays in my head too.

Here is a toy..... ahhhhemmm.... educational tool that is fantastic for kids to play....use in class.  Mine actually has a USB removable port where the kids can download their microscopic pictures to a computer and then use them in PowerPoint, etc.

EYE...hehehe actually use this for two units in my third grade class.  I don't know if I have ever told you that I teach third grade...funny.

1. Sand, Silt and clay..... BOY oh BOY can you see how itty-bitty clay is and how HUGE sand is.  Also, sand tells you where it's been and where it's going.  I have a small sand collection of about 30 samples all over the world and it is remarkable to see how different sand looks. 
2. Pollination:  Kids think  people think insects really are not that important.  When they realize the honeybee crisis in America and bees pollinate a majority of things we eat.... well, you get the picture.  Pretty fascinating.  Here are a few good pictures the kids took.  It's harder for third graders to use them, but give them time.  Like a cell phone, they'll be changin' your ring tone before you know it.

This is my favorite kind of sand... Sand that is made of coral reef.  Normally this sand has beautiful, clear blue water that comes with it.  And memories of my sweet Granny who loved the islands.

This is a close up of wood.

Sand from....hmmm, I'll have to get back with you

Not bright, but a honey bee buttox.

Honeybee wing with POLLEN...cool.

Butterfly wing... I know... Cool.

Hmmm, I don't think we were studying shirts that day, but here is one up close.  Just so you know what it looks like.

In honor of the late Dr. George from India, here is a "Can't See Um" as we corrected him in class a No See'm

I really don't want you to be mad at me.... because I don't like confrontation and I don't know you, but I got these for...... wait for it, wait for it....

19.99 a toy!!!!!!!  Yes, Walmart was clearing out their Christmas toys and well, 139.99 scientific toys were not on the hot list that year!!!!!!  Can you believe it!  I know you can't.  Well, this toy did make toy of the year some time back and I must say it keeps getting better and better.  Hope you like.

If you want to trade sand, I'm all about that too.


1 comment:

Amanda said...

Tara, thank you so much! I would LOVE to see what you put together. I have to teach basically exactly like the other third grade SS/LA teacher in my building, and we haven't discussed whether we would integrate or follow the SS curriculum in order, but I would love to combine it. It just makes sense that way. My email is amanda.nickerson84@gmail.com. Thanks again!