Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Let's Find Out!

This past month I received a class set of the Let's Find Out magazines from Scholastic to try out.  My students absolutely loved them! Not only did they love reading them, but they loved the activities in them! They are SO appropriate for my kinder kids. My students were able to read them totally independently, allowing them to do the activities on their own. They felt so grown up!!

The other thing I LOVED about the Let's Find Out magazine is that the themes seemed to work perfectly with what we were learning in class. The April issue was full of Earth Day information, plant info, animals and their eggs, etc. The themes seemed to fit in perfectly with my already planned curriculum.  
We focused on Earth Day in the issue and the students learned a lot of new information. We continued that over into our writing.  I had them write about what THEY would do to help save our Earth. 

The bulletin board came out super cute...
How many of you use Let's Find Out magazines in your classroom? When and how do you incorporate them? Would LOVE to hear!! :)

6 comments:

  1. I think I have used them in the past...they are awesome!
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  2. I used Let's Find Out this school year. I use them to introduce a new theme usually. I really like the online site because you can put the issue up on the LCD projector and there is a short introductory video as well as a game. In addition, it's common core aligned.

    Cindy @ primaryreadingparty.blogspot.com

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  3. I use the first grade version and I love it too! I have one day a week with no afternoon special, so our issue breaks it up a little bit. We also start off with the online video, which my class always loves! I really like how the reading gets progressively more difficult throughout the year too.

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  4. I love this! I don't use them however I am going to check into them for next year. I would love a copy of the front cover for their writing. plusk@hannibal.k12.mo.us

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    1. Sure Pam! I will email it to you sometime next week :)

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  5. We use Let's Find Out for our Fun Friday! Students loved them - we also used the video & activity online. We had 5th grade Reading Buddies at the end of the day & I would extend the Let's Find Out theme to include art, social studies/science, etc. with our time with them!

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