Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mentor Texts, Earth Day Cupcakes and Testing Pencils

I love mentor texts! Anything to "hook" kids! I'm linking up with Amanda and Stacia over at Collaboration Cuties. The topic this time is science related mentor texts. My favorite!

Head over to see all the other mentor texts, but not yet! Keep reading! 

This is one of my favorite read alouds. Timing is perfect for Earth Day. 
This book has colorful pictures about statics on everything we
use, eat, throw away, and wear in our lifetime. 
It shares ideas on how to shrink your footprint. Perfect for any age. The visuals in the book will definitely make an impact on awareness. 
It gives statics on how many diapers worn by a baby, an unbelievable visual of rubber ducks equally the number of showers you will take in your lifetime and 
how many plastic bottles Americans throw away in 1 second!

I found these really great free Earth Day task cards by Danielle Knight. She has them for grades 7-12, but there are several that 3-5 could complete.

Made these this evening with my daughter! Some for her class and some for my class!

Little Happy's for Testing
State testing round 2 starts on Tuesday. My daughter has reading and math and we have science!
I made these little good luck pencils for my class and my daughter's class.

Have a great week!


  1. I love finding other upper elementary blogs and found you through the mentor text linky! These look like wonderful books (already pinned them!). Thank you for the link to the free task cards too:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  2. I have What Can You Do To Stop Gobal Warming but the Human Foot Print sounds good too! I will definitely look for it. Have a great day!
    Creating Lifelong Learners

    1. Used it today! The kids we floored by the statistics!

  3. Ooooh, this looks like a great book! Thank you for sharing it and the activities that you do with it!

    Those cupcakes look awesome and I bet they loved them!!
    Thanks for linking up!!!
    Collaboration Cuties

    1. Cupcakes were a huge hit!
      Thanks for a great linky. Looking forward to the next one.

  4. Thanks for posting this resource! It's one I will grab to use next year!