Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas to Me!

I've met some amazing people since I started blogging. My blog is only two months old, and I've received another award. To be recognized by fellow bloggers is a great feeling. This award comes from an amazing blogger. Thank you Mary, at Sharing Kindergarten! Check out her blog by clicking on her button. Don't teach kindergarten? Don't worry she has ideas for every teacher.

Here are the rules:

1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.

2. Thank the giver and link back to them.
3. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
I get to name 5 other New blogs!
4. Hope that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers!!

To celebrate I'm giving you a freebie. This is an inquiry science lesson I incorporated with my Human Body Unit. This lesson was inspired by my mentor, Madelon Cheatham. She's been pushing me (lovingly) toward more inquiry based lessons. I still used an organizer for this experiment. (Sorry Madelon!) If you tried the mitten experiment I posted about a couple of weeks ago, you will recognize the layout. I like to remind my students to always follow the steps in the scientific process.
To get students thinking about taste buds, I played a YouTube clip on babies first bite. Then I asked students the question, "Can we map the tongue?" We brainstormed the different types of tastes such as; sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. Finally, and this is the scarey part, I let them design their own experiments. I provided them with possible testing materials: salt, sugar, lemon juice, vinegar,  Q-Tips, water, etc. Just click on the picture for your free copy and enjoy a little Classroom Magic!
                           If you're not already a follower I would love for you to become one!
                                         Here's a YouTube video of babies tasting lemons.


  1. Thanks for the award for Mrs. Huff's Stuff!

  2. Thank you so much! I am thrilled to get the award!

  3. Laura and Leanne, you're so welcome! I look forward to reading all your great posts in the future.

  4. Selina, Thanks for the award!! I'm taking a small break from posting until after Christmas but I'll be sure to post a link next week!

  5. Dear Selina: Thank you so much for the Liebster Award.

    Oh, that tongue information is so fun! I used to have my first graders dip Q-tips in pop, lemon juice, pickle juice, and salty water and see where it tasted the strongest. So interesting!
    Thanks again, Carolyn

  6. Hey Selina! Thanks again for the award. I've posted a link back to this site. Exciting! Happy New Year!