While rereading (one of my favorites) The First Six Weeks of School, I saw a suggestion about using table tents for table groups. This got me thinking about how to maintain flexible groups and/or allow for flexible seating and student choice. I decided to whip up some simple table tents.
Then an idea hit me! What if I incorporate a variety of species for our upcoming study on life cycles?? That got me excited! Here is what I ended up with:
I made 7 different tents. Each one illustrates a different type of species: mammal, insect, bird, amphibian, marsupial, fish, and flowering plant.
We will use these initially as just regular 'ol table tents. Then once our Life Cycle unit begins, I will have groups do some inquiry work around their table specie!
I decided to add some other matching items: name plates, numbered labels (for our community supply bins), informational cards, and specie cards.
You can purchase the whole package in my TPT store!
I have printed mine all out and glued the table tents to poster board. I'll be laminating this week! I plan on making matching name plates in each color for my students. I MIGHT laminate them and use a vis-a-vis on them.. so I can reuse them next year! I'll post some pictures when my project is up and running.
Getting excited for a great school year!!! :)