I am happy to report that I simply started my second week of institution via students and I have the cutest team of kids to love on each day. It’s so excellent to be earlier in the classroom this year! I will share even more around my new classroom later, however this particular day I wanted to share the fun unit that I did via my students last week.

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As you probably understand, student engagement is incredibly necessary to me. In today’s human being, obtaining students excited about discovering is the vital to success and inspiration in the classroom. I am happy to say that I have actually teamed up via Holly from Mrs. Ehle’s Kindergarten Connection to lug you a series of engaging lessons that we have actually named: Set the Stage to Engage.

Last week, Holly and I were both able to put our Cookie Detective unit to excellent use. We transformed our classrooms into Detective Agency Headquarters and ready for a full day of tasks and also finding out for our students.

Who took the cookies from the cookie jar? It looks prefer they left behind a ffingerprint Join our Very Bappropriate Student Detective Agency as we fix the case!

Our student detectives uncovered math problems written on balloons. Once they addressed the problems, the balloon was popped and also ideas were discovered inside! We discovered that our 3 suspects were Mr. Dingess, Mrs. Claire, and also Dr. Royal!

We learned that there are 3 types of finger prints; whorl, arch, and also loop. The finger print we discovered on our jar is a whorl print.

Students analyzed the finger print uncovered on our jar. They then compared it to finger prints taken from our 3 suspects. We discovered that Dr. Royal’s finger print matched the one we uncovered on the cookie jar!
Our Very Bright Student Detectives offered their math and phonics skills as they functioned through our detective firm situations.

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We challenged Dr. Royal via our proof. He admitted that he took our cookies, yet only bereason we left the lid off and he believed they were stale! He explained that it is never before okay to steal and also brought us brand new cookies!
If you’re interested in trying this out through your very own students, we have every little thing you’ll should get began in our Case of the Missing Cookies unit. You have the right to find it in my TPT store.

Set Up, Directions & Materials*Solving the Mystery Activity #1:*Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar Class Game & “Who Took the Cookies?” Poem*Solving the Mystery Activity #2:Search for the Great Cookie Thief – Following the Clues!*Solving the Mystery Activity #3:Balloon Blasters/Finding the Suspects*Solving the Mystery Activity #4:Fingerprint Science & Solving the Mystery*Writing Template to draw & compose about the discovering fun*Cookie Poem in 3 different layouts pocket chart variation, single page version, and poetry journal version*Cookie Detective Craft through trends and also directions*Literacy & Math Centers for kindergarten and initially grade.Color and black and white versions available


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