Laura Cameron

17 years of 1st grade......1st year with 4th grade Science.


Manistee Catholic Central Schools

Recent Posts by Laura

Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:06 PM in Class Pet
I have had great success with Hermit Crabs in my classroom.  The only problem is that they like to have a more humid climate than our classroom allows, so this meant that we had many trips get water from the fountain.   We also had a Betta fish in a large, tall pickle jar.  I taped off three sections of the jar to identify the top layer, center section, and lower layer.  Next to the tank, I left ...

Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:58 PM in Ant farm in the classroom
I'm wanting to put an ant farm in my classroom.  My biggest fear is that the ants will get out and then be inside my classroom roaming free, yuck!!!!  I do not want that at all. Does anyone have any ideas that would secure the capture of the ants INSIDE the ant farm??

Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:49 PM in Weather and Elementary
In my classroom, I created a very large thermometer using wide red ribbon and wide white ribbon.  Using a large poster board I drew all the numbers, then cut a slit near the top and another at the bottom, feeding the ribbon through.   The children were able to move the ribbon to show what the temperature was.  This also allowed them to get a hands on look at what the numbers meant when it was COL...