I am so excited to get these lesson plans rolling! Each week of your school year can now be stress free because I am going to be sharing my lesson plans with you for free every week!! This will be for elementary science grades Kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th since those are the grades I have curriculum for. I don’t want you to miss out on a single free lesson plan, so make sure you sign up right now to get these sent straight to your inbox!!
This month we will start on our concept standards for 3rd grade Science! The physical science standards are what schools typically cover first, but you can check out my elementary science scope and sequence to see which weeks line up with your school’s scope. Here are your stress-free lesson plans for Matter and Energy in 3rd Grade Science.
What you get in this FREE monthly guide:
•Blank Monthly Planning Page for you to take notes and plan on your own schedule.
•Prefilled Monthly Planning Page that works as a sample or as your ready-made plan.
•Unit Standards Guide for each week of this plan (TEKS and NGSS)
•Weekly Lesson Plans for each week of this plan:
Properties of Matter
States of Matter
Heating and Cooling Matter
Matter and Energy Unit Test
I love having a well structured lesson template for each week of the year. This allows me to simply plug activities into each day of the week which saves so much time and energy. But, it also makes our classroom structure predictable and routine for my students. They don’t have to waste energy or brain power learning new schedules or types of activities each week. All of their energy can be focused on experiencing science in a real life way. Win-Win if you ask me!!
Here is my weekly structure for each of the lesson plans listed above.
Pre-Learning/ Anticipatory Activity
Input: Informational Text with Context Clues
Input: Graphic Organizer
Word Wall: Day 1 of chart
Processing/Creative: Introduce the Project (Allow time to work on each day.)
Input: Summary Writing
Input: Anchor Chart in Interactive Science Notebook
Word Wall: Day 2 of chart
Word Wall: Day 3 of chart
Processing/Creative: Interactive Science Notebook Output Activity
Processing/ Creative: Analyzing Data Activity
Formative Assessment: Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Activity
Processing/Creative: Complete the Project
Some extra daily activities to enrich your week:
Vocabulary, Science Says, Diagram Quick Draws
The monthly planning page is my new favorite tool for quickly planning out the unit. Click on the planning page below to download the entire unit planning guide with weekly lesson plans!!
Happy Planning, teacher friend!! I hope this helps you streamline your planning time so you can have more time for yourself and your family after school and on weekends.