Archive for the ‘Core Knowledge’ Category

Revolutionary War

April 13, 2014





































Making cartridges

Cut 4″X4″  pieces of paper  . Roll the papers into large tubes big enough to fit at least your thumb in it. Tape the seam with scotch tape to hold the tube shape. Fold one end of the tube and tape it.  Fill it most of the way up with plain white flour  and tape the top shut. 40 of these should be enough.


Most students will need to make a pair of gaiters. To do this, take a very large pair of plain black socks [white or tan also works] and cut the heel and toe out of them. This allows the gaiters to be slipped on over the shoes. Sew a row of 6 small brass buttons on the outer calf of each sock from the knee to the ankle. Or a row of six pennies, hot-glued to each sock will also work well. Worn over the shoes.


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Ancient Rome Test: Third Grade

December 8, 2012

Human Body- Third Grade

November 14, 2012

Your Muscles3 types of muscles A handout about the three types of muscles can be found on

Respiratory System ideas found on Spell Outloud


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World Rivers- Third Grade

November 6, 2012

World Rivers Sort

River Notes

Rivers of the World Jeopardy Review Game

Animal Classification- Third Grade

September 28, 2012

Animal classification– notes on things to cover for this unit

Vertebrates and Invertebrates

Vertibrate sort

Notes on vertebrates (This is a chart to note each characteristic for vertebrate animals.)


Learning Ideas has a useful Venn Diagram

Sort stuffed animals


ScienceRoll has an x-ray of a turtle and a shell.  I searched for other x-ray pictures to show the spine or lack of spine in some of the animals that kids weren’t sure about.

Kids Corner– more classification cards

Kids Corner- on-line classification game

Cold-blooded Animals

Cold-blooded animals (Fish, amphibians, and reptiles information sheet-  print on blue paper)


Pictures of fish

I love these pictures showing warm and cold blooded using infrared technology.


Notes on warm-blooded animals (Mammals and birds information sheet- print on pink paper)


Pictures of birds

Memory game for mammals

Food Chain

Kid’s Corner Food Chain Game and other information.  The game is in the upper left-hand corner

My Side of the Mountain- 4th Grade

January 1, 2012