Rachel is working on the Insect badge for her American Heritage Girls troop. For the requirements, she needed to learn details about one particular insect. She chose to learn about the monarch butterfly. I was excited to see that Super Teacher Worksheets had several nature science items to help her out. In their science section, I found an article that was all about monarch butterflies and it had some wonderful colored pictures as well.
Rachel read aloud the article to me and then completed the corresponding worksheets. Just having the article to print out for her to read was great because I didn't have to go searching all over the internet or make a trip to the library. The worksheets helped to get her thinking about what she had read and served as a good review for her.
I also printed off the Butterfly Life Cycle booklet. Rachel loved this! She colored the pictures, cut out the pages, and stapled the booklet together. She wanted me to make a video of her reading aloud her booklet so here she is...
As you can see, Super Teacher Worksheets is more than just fill in the blank kind of worksheets. They have several cute booklets that kids can make. They also have worksheets that have pieces that the child can cut out and use in matching games. We also found this really fun QR code reader worksheet. Rachel had never seen QR codes before so I explained that she would use the QR code reader on my ipad to scan the code on the worksheet.
The QR code took her to a specific list of three words to choose from to answer the problem on the worksheet. In this case, the worksheet asked her to write the word that is a synonym for the word "fast". When she scanned the QR code, the following list popped up.
Rachel absolutely loved this. She now loves QR codes and she wants all of her work to use them in some way!
Over the summer, we studied US states and capitals. There are a lot of games and printables on Super Teacher Worksheets that I used as a review for her. Her favorite one was the "Cootie Catcher". Do you remember playing with these as a child?
She would pick a color then move the paper puzzle back and forth for the number of letters in the name of the color. When she stopped, she could pick a state and she had to name the capital. She picked Idaho and then opened up the pocket to see "Boise". How fun is that for reviewing states and capitals!
We will be going to see the play Mr. Popper's Penguins next week so we are reading the book now. I just realized that the Chapter Book section of Super Teacher Worksheets has lots of great printables for this book. They include bookmarks, vocabulary words, word search, and more all related specifically to Mr. Popper's Penguins. Resources like this make my job as teacher so much easier!
Finally, there are also some fun things to find at Super Teacher Worksheets. We played this Halloween Bingo game over and over the other day. I think the addition of candy for game pieces may have made it even more fun.
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