Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Popsicle Puzzle Project

I made the top popsicle puzzle project with my Girl Scout troop for Valentine's Day and started thinking that it could adapted for academic and notebooking purposes. So I put together a sample project (using both the front and back of the sticks) and showed it to several teachers. Many of them wanted to know when we could start working on it.

I liked it because it had a tech element to it (setting it up in Word) and the teachers liked that it could be used in just about every subject. I have a couple of classes lined up for after our state testing in May (we have four weeks after that till the end of the year). I'm making a rough guess that it will take four class periods to complete....and when you have four weeks to go to the end of the school year time consuming projects are appreciated :)

I put together two short videos that I will post explaining how the project is done both on the tech end and one the crafting end.


Mrs. K. said...

First, I wanted to say that I love your blog! I am a new K-4 science teacher for the upcoming school year, and I was PUMPED when I started reading some of your fab ideas. :)

Second, do you have a link to your "how-to's" on this project? I'm really interested in doing this for at least one lesson with my older kiddos...I think it would be a neat way to spice up the learning.

Thanks in advance!

~Mrs. K. from The Teacher Garden Blog

Jackie Allison said...

This is a wonderful idea! I teach 1st grade and will be using this for my research kiddos (higher level readers)so that they can share information with each other. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Thnak you so much for the wonderful ideas on your blog. Are there templates for the Cell Phone Activity and where can i find the video for the pop stick project. This is my first time using interactive notebooks.