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    From trash to instructional treasure From trash to instructional treasure Presentation Transcript

    • From Trash toInstructional Treasures Presented by Betsey Kennedy4th grade teacher, Big Shanty Intermediate School elizabeth.kennedy@cobbk12.org
    • All Information, Links, Pictures, andPowerPoint Presentation Available onhttp://trashtotreasure.wikispaces.com/
    • Why Bother?• “When a child is in a familiar and safe situation, as in most of our classrooms, his or her brain will seek novelty.” (Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.)• Fine Motor Skill Development• Following Directions
    • Unique Books:Brown Bag Books• Be sure to check out: – http://www.bookmakingwithkids.com/ – http://www.makingbooks.com/ – http://www.bagladiesonline.com/
    • Unique Books: Page Protector Books• Possible Uses: – Map of Georgia Ecosystems – Map of US during Civil War – Math Overlays (Multiplying Fractions) – Character Analysis
    • Unique Books: Toilet Paper Roll Books• Possible Uses: – Storytelling • (check out http://storybird.com/) – Timelines – Reports
    • Unique Books: Envelope Books• Possible Uses: – Vocabulary Collector – Research Note Organizer – Story Told Through Letters
    • Teaching Tubes• Collect artifacts to represent a topic• Students examine artifacts to determine which topic is being represented• Possibilities: Bill of Rights, Native American Tribes, Important People
    • Reinvented Games• Math Fact / Vocabulary / CRCT Review Jenga• Guess Who?• Let’s Go Fishing
    • Find It Bottles• Possibilities: – Vocabulary – Thesaurus in a Jar – Food Chain – Math Problems