Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Rockin' and Rollin' With Rocks!

With all of the challenges in my class this year we are a off schedule. We are finally getting to rocks. Here are a few things we started with...
Our rock pocket chart poem. We learned rocks are everywhere! We made a circle map to show all of the different places we find rocks. We used highlighter tape to highlight word wall words we recognized and could read from our poem. You can find the clipart pictures for the poem here

We used a venn diagram to compare real rocks to pop rocks. .

After reading lots of books about rocks, we wrote a cinquain poem about rocks. We also did some rock fact writing. 

We read Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. We graphed what we would do if we found a magic pebble- make wishes with it or put it up in a safe place. Then we wrote about what we would wish for. 

We learned about how igneous rock is made. We used an air pop popcorn popper to demonstrate how magma moves up through the earth's crust, runs out as lava, and cools and hardens into igneous rock. 

Next week we are going to make sedimentary and metamorphic rock. My kids are super excited! 

You can find the graph signs, the rock writing paper, the pop rock venn signs, and the Sylvester and the Magic Pebble writing paper, along with a lot of other rock resources here

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