Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Researcher of the Week and a Freebie!!! :)

I am working away in my classroom!! Somehow, I seem to always leave with a bigger mess than what I started with?  Does anyone else feel that way? This time of the year is so fun, but also so exhausting at the same time.  :)  I thought I would take a second to share a fun little idea I started in my classroom last year- "THE RESEARCHER OF THE WEEK!" Last year, my school became a STEM school, so I am always looking for ways to make my classroom a "little more STEMMY"!!  Haha!


My Students LOVED this program.  They had so much fun wearing their lab coats in the STEM lab and watching the presentation.  It was also a way for me to incorporate Speaking and Listening Standards, and add a little more parent involvement in my classroom!!

Below is the Schedule that I use for this program.  It is very similar to my "Student of the Week" program!  

I used to use an "All About Me" poster for my "Student of the Week".  However, I could not find a poster for the "Researcher of the Week", so I made my own components and I send home a piece of chart paper for each student before his/her week as the Researcher.  The students simply cut out the components below and then paste them onto the chart paper.  It is fun to allow them a little more creativity this way! 

For the experiments, I purchased several different books from Amazon, and I also found that I was able to use my AMAZING science experiment packets from Deanna Jump!  I used her packet as a whole group activity when I taught first grade. However, now it is PERFECT for students in third grade to read on their own and present to the class!! 

If this is something you are interested in, you may want to hop on over to my Tpt shop and download my Researcher of the Week Freebie!!  This is Freebie is editable so that you can modify the schedule and parent letters for your own classroom! 

Happy Researching!! 
Click below to download!! 

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