Hey Science Friends,
Do you use notebooks in Science? I have been notebooking for several years and I have to say I love it and the kids do too. Have you heard of Modeled Notebooks? Modeled Notebooks are like Big Books that you can make to use to demonstrate how to notebook with your class. In fact, they are perfect to integrate writing into Science. I was given this tip years ago from my Science Specialist in my district and once she made me one I was was sold on the idea forever.
I make a Modeled Notebook for the topics I teach in Science. When I finish a topic, I make a new one and place the old one in the library for the children to read. I love these because they are simple to make, easy and perfect to use during whole group lessons and they document our learning the same as the student sized notebooks I make for my class. I created some printables and made my first Modeled Notebook for the year to teach safety. If you are interested in making your own, I was featured on Classroom DIY where you can find complete instructions to make yours.
If you are interested in the printables that I used you can find them in my Teachers Notebook store just click the image below. .
I think once you make and use one of these you will be sold on the idea too!