Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Case of the Missing Cookies!!!

Officer DaLee Wilkinson created a wonderful activity for our 6th graders at South Middle School.  She created a crime scene along with suspects and fingerprints.  Students had to follow the steps that police officers would take to solve a crime.  This activity connected perfectly with my language arts curriculum that focused on making a claim supported by evidence!  

Officer DaLee Wilkinson reading the scenario and covering the steps to solving a crime.


There were fingerprints hidden all over the classroom, students needed to carefully place them in a baggie so they would not get contaminated. 
 




 
 Many teachers were "interviewed" and their statements were shared. Here is an example:  http://bit.ly/1KedZuJ


What a great way to connect the classroom to the community through a real world example!  Thank you for a wonderful lesson Officer DaLee!  She even rewarded all of them for their dedicated investigative work...with COOKIES!  





 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Card Order

This is one of my favorite lessons that Dr. Mavis Kelley shared with me 22 years ago.  I still do it with my students and love the process and determination!