From trash to instructional treasure

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From trash to instructional treasure

  1. 1. From Trash to Instructional Treasures Presented by Betsey Kennedy 4th grade teacher, Big Shanty Intermediate School elizabeth.kennedy@cobbk12.org
  2. 2. All Information, Links, Pictures, and PowerPoint Presentation Available on http://trashtotreasure.wikispaces.com/
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Unique Books: Brown Bag Books • Be sure to check out: – http://www.bookmakingwithkids.com/ – http://www.makingbooks.com/ – http://www.bagladiesonline.com/
  5. 5. Unique Books: Page Protector Books • Possible Uses: – Map of Georgia Ecosystems – Map of US during Civil War – Math Overlays (Multiplying Fractions) – Character Analysis
  6. 6. Unique Books: Toilet Paper Roll Books • Possible Uses: – Storytelling • (check out http://storybird.com/) – Timelines – Reports
  7. 7. • Possible Uses: – Vocabulary Collector – Research Note Organizer – Story Told Through Letters Unique Books: Envelope Books
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Reinvented Games • Math Fact / Vocabulary / CRCT Review Jenga • Guess Who? • Let’s Go Fishing
  10. 10. Find It Bottles • Possibilities: – Vocabulary – Thesaurus in a Jar – Food Chain – Math Problems

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