G.r.o.s.s.ology: the scientific study all things GROSS in relationship to the students who go, research, observe & share science

Saturday, August 17, 2013

{G.r.o.s.s. Science Center Start-Up Kit} Free supplemental science resources!

Looking to add a little "gross" fun to your science program?

It's finally finished! My science start-up kit is ready to go and a free download at my TpT site.

{G.r.o.s.s. Science Center Start-Up Kit}

This download includes FREE themed supplemental materials, which can be used in any classroom with all types of curriculum. 

Includes: 2 free science labs, interactive science center printables, Science Process Skills and Scientific Method posters plus much more!

G.R.O.S.S.= Go, Research, Observe and Share Science

My goal in creating this program is to create lifelong scientists who strive to learn more about the world around them! I also wanted to have a little fun with my last name :) ~ Mrs. Gross
I hope you enjoy using these resources during your science time!
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

I am working on a G.r.o.s.s. Science Labs start-up packet which can be implemented into any classroom. Check back soon for this FREE resource. I can't wait to share!

Back to school! This packet has be very useful to assign as morning work during the first few weeks of school. Students practice number & letter recognition along with addition, subtraction facts and sight words in this school themed packet. Great for Pre-K to 1st grade! Thanks for looking!

Included in this packet:
2- Color By Number worksheets(number recognition to 10)
2- Color By Letter worksheets (Beginning of the alphabet)
2- Color By Addition worksheets (facts to 10)
2- Color By Subtraction worksheets (facts to 10)
2- Color By Sight Word {he, a, them, this, their, said, not, all, by, where}

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Jellybean Taste Lab

Students randomly pick 6 jelly beans to sample. They bring the jelly beans to their desk with the worksheet and draw picture of each jellybean. Next they taste one jelly bean at a time. They make a happy face if they like it and the sad faces they don't. Students make a guess as to what it tastes like and then check their answers with the packaging from the jelly bean container. It was a blast!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Would you rather?

Would you rather? A FUN writing activity!

My class absolutely loved this writing activity. I randomly handed out my "Would you rather?" writing prompt sheets. Students loved being surprised on the topic which they were going to write about. First, I demoed the activity with my own writing prompt. I had to answer the question of- Would you rather fly or be invisible? I decided flying would be more thrilling :) Then, I demonstrated the writing process. They were not allowed to have any of the words misspelled which where originally found on their question card. I also required that each student was to write an explanation for their pick and this meant using the word "because." The finally project was adorable! I am going to hang them up on their lockers for the rest of school to see.

You can find this item at my TPT store:
 Would you rather? Creative writing prompts

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Miss Moo's Lego Car

Students were asked to be engineers and construct a Lego car to for Miss Moo. Students gave their car a push and we recorded the distance. The farthest distance was 21 feet! The students loved it. Miss Moo has become more than a mascot in our classroom, she is a friend for my students :)

Science bulletin board

Gross Science Labs
I have a bulletin board in my classroom which I have turned into an investigative science center. All materials for the lab are at the station. Students conduct the investigation alone and record their results. I try to change my science board monthly. 
1. Sweet Treats Candy Lab
Using Halloween candy, students made predictions and observations on wether their candy would sink or float. Students recorded data and reported their results after everyone finished. 

2. Buggy Friends Lab
Students researched insects and recorded facts and details. The final project was an informative writing with a crayon resist watercolor picture.  
3. Marble Race
This has been such a fun investigation! Each student constructs a track and preforms trial runs. I placed magnets on the back of foam tubes which are cut in half. This allows the students the to freely move the track pieces around. The goal is to use all the track pieces and have the longest recorded time for your marble to travel down the track. 

Math Journals in Action!

Here is a sample of my students completing my math journals. My students enjoy these journals and don't realize they are practicing basic math facts.

You can purchase my math journals on my TpT site. Click on the site to purchase or download a FREE journal page!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Interactive Science Board project complete

My science bulletin board is finally done. This week we will investigate and review insects. We just finished a mini unit about bugs and they are looking forward to applying there new knowledge. More information will follow.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Brr.. it's cold outside!

Winter Writings Link

Winter Math Journals
I have created some new winter themed journals. They include some Christmas themed items as well. I am planning on using these when I return back to work. I can't believe that is only 3 weeks away. I am looking forward to trying some new resources with my students. I will let you know how it goes. Please let me know how they work in your classroom. Both items have a preview file to look at.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Math Journal Entries!

Check it out at my store. I love using these in my classroom and I hope you will too! They are aligned with the 1st grade math common core.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dot-Dot Partner Math Game FREEBIE!

This packet includes 3 math partner game boards. Students will practice addition and subtraction facts. Preschool students can use the game board to practice counting skills. 

I laminated these game boards and placed them in my math center. Students love to use their whiteboard markers to play this game with a partner. I love to see them practice basic math and play so nicely with their partner! 
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Monday, October 15, 2012

FREEBIE! Draw-In Word Family Worksheet

Check out my new free item. I love using these worksheets with my first graders. I have another set of worksheets posted at my store if you are interested in more word family practice.

Visit my Teachers Notebook Store: Draw In Freebie Worksheet

Visit my Teachers Pay Teachers Store: Draw-In Freebie 

if you enjoyed the free worksheet, I have created more :)I created a packet of draw-ins which include the -og, -un, -at, -ig &-ing word families. That can be found here Teachers Notebook Store: Draw-Ins Packet

Thanks for looking! 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Word Family Draw-Ins

 Purchase it at my Teachers Notebook store :Word Family Draw-Ins

I love this activity! Students identify words and create art at the same time. 

Sample page-
Student will make any word circle into a frog face if it belongs to the -og word family. I encourage students to use the sample frog picture as a guideline. My first graders love to add extra details to their animal face pictures. I have seen a singing frog on this worksheet ;)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October Science Sale!

I am running a sale on my science items and Fall themed items from my Teachers Notebook site! 10% off selected items!

Easy and Fun Classroom Labs

 Classroom Science Labs on Teachers Notebook

I created these labs to implement science into my daily curriculum. Students will practice using their science processing skills.

This lab collection includes the following experiments:

        8 Classroom and Take-Home Labs:

Is it Magnetic?
Sink or Float?
Falling Leaves
Marshmallow Towers

Monday, September 17, 2012

Teaching Goodies

I am addicted to teacher resource sites! Such great materials are found on TEACHERS NOTEBOOK and on Teachers Pay Teachers. Do check them out if you have not done so already :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Writing with Talking Bubbles

The purpose:

-  Write with expression and voice
-  Practice organizing thoughts
-  Write a detailed & short fictional story
-  Generate story ideas from an illustration

-  Give students the illustration page. Allow time for the students to examine the picture and read the writing questions. Students will write a mini story and add words to the talking bubble. Then, the student can color the illustration and add extra drawing details.

What’s Included?

-  This packet includes 6 mini stories. Each story includes an illustration page and writing paper. You can copy the two pages back to back or leave them separate.

  Click on this link to purchase this packet from my Teachers Store site.  Teachers Store- Writing with Talking Bubbles

(Sample of the illustration page)
(The writing page)

5 Senses Unit and Labs

In this unit students are using their science process skills to explore their 5 senses. Each sense has a classroom lab and a take-home lab. It allows for parent involvement at home! Most of my students complete the take-home lab and share their results with the class the next day. Thanks for looking!

You can purchase this 32 page unit from my Teachers Notebook store. Click on this link  5 senses Unit and Labs

Click here to purchase this lab!

Sound Lab: I enjoy playing "mystery" sounds from the Sea World website for the class to guess. We listen while completing the classroom lab worksheet. Here is the link: