Thursday, April 25, 2019

Landforms (Formal Observation)

I spent two weeks learning ALL about Landforms and we had a BLAST! My students were full of knowledge by the end of the two weeks and they were eager for more!! 
I added a landform poem into my Poetry pack.  We made hand movements for the different landforms (ex. for mountains we put our arms up into a point, for hills we put our arms up but made sure they were rounded).
When we were ready to add the poems into our notebooks I let the children choose which landform image they wanted.  Most students chose their favorite one they learned about which was fun!
So, how did I teach this unit? Every day we learned two different landforms. I gathered books and YouTube videos to help me teach.  After we read a book/watched a video I had students raise their hands and tell me some items that they learned.  We made a T-Chart on our whiteboard full of facts on the two different landforms from that day.
Then I sent the children back to their seats.  I have four tables in my room. I gave each table a piece of paper and assigned them a landform (we did this daily- so on the first day I taught volcanos and mountains, two tables had to make a poster on volcanos and two tables made a poster on mountains).  
They had to work together to add a title, facts, and an image.  They had free range to any art materials in our room. They just had to ask and I would take it out for them!
I've done so many collaborative activities throughout the year that my students are pros on assigning each other jobs and taking on different responsibilities.  For instance, someone made the title and another colored it in.  They took turns making the lines for the facts and writing them. They even took turns cutting, painting, or drawing the landform images. 
As the groups finished making their poster daily, they would present it. We made sure they had a title, facts, and an image and if they did, we would applaud and celebrate the group.
The landforms we learned were:
Monday- Volcanos/Mountains
Thursday-Desert /Hill
Friday- Review day
Week 2:
Thursday-Landforms wrap up (formal observation)
Friday- Build landforms at our sand park/landform cooking activity 
The first day they made their posters they needed a lot more assistance.  I offered some ideas on how to create the image and I helped them a little bit on assigning each other jobs. 
But, as the two weeks progressed they were so excited to get started and they didn't need me at all!! You can see the group in the image above even asked if they could go outside to get sand from our park to use in their desert! LOVE it!
These looked amazing hanging in my room! I hung them all up on our clothesline. 
Some of the books and YouTube videos that I used can be found by clicking on the links below (there were some days that I didn't have THAT much info, but we got by!) Also, there is a great landform rap on Flocabulary if you have an account and a great book to start off the unit with HERE:
Volcanos: Book 1 or Book 2 and Video
Mountains: Book and Book 2 and Video
WaterfallBook and Video
RiverBook and Video (diff bodies of water)
DesertBook and Video
Hill: Book
ValleyBook and Video
PlateauBook and Video
IslandBook and Book 
PeninsulaBook and I didn't find a great informational video but I did show them this as an example
PlainBook and Video
CanyonBook and Video
Then it was time for my formal observation! (This observation follows the same guidelines I've posted about before, just a different topic and activity. You can read more detail in that post.) At this point we had already learned about 14 different types of landforms! To start off the lesson I asked my students how they felt about their knowledge on landforms.  I have a scale on my whiteboard that we use during non-fiction units--it is a scale from 0-4, 0 being I don't feel like I am doing well and 4 being I am an expert and can even help a friend! Most of my students said they were at a 3 so I said to them, let's try to get to a 4 today! I think we can do it!
We went over the directions of the lesson as a class and I reminded them of the rules we use doing cooperative work. Then we made a quick rubric together (ex. everyones project will have a title, a picture, be colored, and at least 4 facts)
I paired the students up into groups of 2 or 3 and called each group up to choose a landform.  
They secretly chose one by reaching their hand into a bucket and pulling one out--they weren't allowed to show anyone! So they took their little piece of paper with them and got to work on their landform riddle! 
I had the white paper pre-folded as you can see above. The students wrote their landform underneath the flap and then kept the paper folded so no one would be able to see the title OR the picture! (When the paper is folded down all you can see are the 4 clues and the question.)
When each group was finished, we gathered at the carpet. We quickly went over the presentation rules (listen attentively, celebrate other groups, etc). I called one group at a time to stand up and present. They read their clues and then had to call on classmates to try and guess what landform they were referring to.  The kids LOVED this!
I mean look at this independent work! I was so proud! I could also tell my principal was beyond impressed. He was taking a ton of photos!
Then I told my students I was going to make sure they knew their landforms on their own by giving them one more activity sheet challenge! My students all had a huge smile on their face when I told them it was a 'challenge'. They love impressing me and knew they could do this! 
They all completed their activity sheet independently and all got a 100%! We went back to our learning scale and did another status check to see where they felt they were now. The whole class said they were at a '4' and I totally agreed! 
This lesson went a little over the allotted time for our observation so my principal didn't see that final challenge or the reference back to the learning scale, but that is okay!! Things don't always go perfectly and I know he saw enough to be happy :)

You can grab the formal observation activities HERE.


  1. Our service is specifically for people, who know skin care and hair care and are smart enough to put their money in the right place to get the best quality product.
    huda beauty lipstick shades

  2. What makes a website SEO friendly?
    It happens very often to hear about “SEO friendly”, but what does it really mean and why do you need it to make your business grow?
    In this guide, I’ll explain what SEO-friendly is, and how to apply this to increase its visibility, traffic, and contacts.

    Best Digital Marketing Company Jaipur
    Backlink Dukan is an Award-winning SEO and Digital Marketing Company in Rajiv Chowk We guarantee that other Digital Marketing companies in Jaipur will provide affordable pricing than Backlink Dukan.
    Digital marketing is a marketing strategy based on actions, which seek to optimize communication using the internet and other digital media, in order to market and promote a product or service.

    10 Critical SEO Factors 2022
    One of the most important considerations when you run an SEO-focused project is that your content is prepared in accordance with search engine optimization. In order to apply this, we need some criteria.

    Increase Your Website Visitors With Our Digital Marketing Company in Rajiv Chowk
    Backlink Dukan is an award winning SEO and Digital Marketing Company in Rajiv Chowk. We work with startups, agencies, small and medium-sized businesses to promote and transform their business using a variety of digital marketing strategies. Our success has been determined by our ability to assist clients in achieving their long-term business objectives via consistent innovation and a dedication to providing exceptional Digital Marketing Services

  3. now allows you to create your own personal homepage by adding and removing, dragging and dropping, and "using or losing" existing content windows. In addition, you can add your own bookmarks, weather information, horoscope,homepage information horoscope
    and RSS feeds from anywhere on the web.

  4. What would I do without you? / To say thank you is not enough. / I can’t thank you enough. دانلود اهنگ جدید

  5. Thanks for your marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author. I will be sure to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage you to continue your great posts, have a nice afternoon! Digital Marketing Course in Bangalore with Placement

  6. Hello Everyone,

    Welcome to the future! Financing made easy with Prof. Mrs. DOROTHY LOAN INVESTMENTS

    Have you been looking for financing options for your new business plans, Are you seeking for a loan to expand your existing business, Do you find yourself in a bit of trouble with unpaid bills and you don’t know which way to go or where to turn to? Have you been turned down by your banks? MRS. DOROTHY LOAN INVESTMENTS says YES when your banks say NO. Contact us as we offer financial services at a low and affordable interest rate of 2% for long and short term loans. Interested applicants should contact us for further loan acquisition procedures via

    Services rendered include:

    * Refinancing Loans
    * Car Loan
    * Truck Loans
    * COVID-19 Financing Loan
    * Home Loan
    * Mortgage Loan
    * Debt Consolidation Loan
    * Farm Loan
    * Business Loan [secure and unsecured]
    * Personal Loan [secure and unsecured]
    * Students Loan and so many others.

    For more info; Contact us via Email:

    With Prof. Mrs. DOROTHY LOAN INVESTMENTS. you can say goodbye to all your financial crisis and difficulties as we are certified, trustworthy, reliable, efficient, fast and dynamic

  7. Visit | ij.start canon and find out the best way to download Canon printer drivers.Canon printers are ideal for every situation wherever you need a document, paper, or photo print or even if you wish to scan, fax, and do more.

    Once you are done with the driver setup via , you will have to insert a pile of pages into the printer tray for printing the documents. But it is important to know how to correctly load the pages into the tray for avoiding all the printing errors.

  8. Visit and open the door to the world of HP smart printing solutions. HP wireless printer is a versatile printing device that helps you print, scan, copy and fax your documents as per the requirement .

  9. Some factors need to be in mind while choosing an inkjet printer for you. Later, you can easily set up your Canon printer through drivers from wireless connection, USB, and a few components. is a website to download Canon printer drivers, you can also visit website for same.
    ij.start.cannon setup process for every Canon model is almost similar, however the download through https //ij.start.cannon or http //ij.start.cannon and installation process may differ.

  10. Ij start canon and find out the best way to download Canon printer drivers.
    Ij.start.cannon | |

  11. I'm extremely inspired along with your writing skills as neatly as with the format in your blog. Is that a paid subject or did you customize it yourself? Anyway stay up the excellent quality writing, it's rare to look at a great blog like this one today.. Bathroom Mirror

  12. I must say that you had penned down your thoughts beautifully. Till then, you can read about how you can get free kundli predictions from our site.

    Janam Kundli
    Business Astrology
    Why 222 Is a Powerful Sign

  13. You have penned your thoughts beautifully, and I'm really excited about your upcoming projects.
    Building Machinery Directory in India
    Building and construction Machinery Directory

  14. In the meantime, I wondered why I couldn't think of the answer to this simple problem like this. Your article is an article that gives the answer to all the content I've been contemplating. I'm very lucky to find your blog. Thank you for the good information. 먹튀

  15. Full of information that I really enjoy reading. I think writing is a way of influencing people to rate things they should be grateful for. I'd say it's very useful and enlightening. I'm sure there are more good topics on my blog that you can write about. Please come and check. 메이저놀이터

  16. Well, why did I finally find this posting? I wish I had known you sooner. Your posting was useful to me. Thank you for posting a good article. May I quote your posting on my blog? Check it out on my blog. 안전놀이터


  17. best clat coaching in delhi help you to crack clat exam in your first attempt. This article lists thebestclat coaching in delhi. Each of the institutes listed on our website provides excellent clat instruction with advanced teaching techniques. In terms of success knowledge nation law center had a higher selection rate in the previous year in addition to each coaching institute using some special techniques that really brought results. In order to prepare for CLAT, you must enroll for coaching in accordance with your needs.

  18. İnsan böyle şeyler görünce mutlu oluyor

  19. This is Very very nice article. Everyone should read. Thanks for sharing. Don't miss WORLD'S BEST GAME FOR GameDownload

  20. Your post is very helpful and information is reliable. I am satisfied with your post. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful post. If you have any assignment requirement then you are at the right place. 메이저사이트

  21. I wanted to thank you for this excellent read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it. I have you bookmarked your site to check out the new stuff you post. 먹튀검증 I am writing on this topic, so I think it will help a lot. I leave my blog address below. Please visit once.!

  22. Follow and it is the online portal that allows you to set up your Cricut machine. A most advanced Cricut machine is best in cutting shapes, text, and photos. It doesn’t only make cuts on card stock or vinyl but adhesive foil, faux leather, balsa wood, and more. So how do you start your circuit machine? You have to download Cricut setup from cricut.come/setup then connect your machine and software to get started.

  23. FREE Rand McNally GPS software Updates?
    Rand McNally devices are considered the most user-friendly, easy software-based gps devices. It can update its very easy to use and easy. Rand McNally comes with various gps devices like handheld gps, tablet gps, and in-dash rand McNally. The best part about the rand McNally gps is that every device will update with the same process and software. No matter what rand McNally gps unit you have, they can be updated with the same software. The rand McNally software updater provides updates on an annual basis. It provides three types of updates: Map updates, software updates, and Traffic updates.

  24. If you are looking for a way to live stream your locally owned content from your smart tv and other androide device. Just connect fubotv comfort of your smart devices. As Fubotv comes with exciting packages that have exclusive Cloud DVR storage. This storage can your live events, which you can watch later with your family and friends. how do i sign up for fubotv

  25. Very informative Blog. Thanks for sharing this post. UI and UX design services & solutions to get success to your business website, web app, & mobile applications. UI UX Design Services

  26. As I am looking at your writing, majorsite I regret being unable to do outdoor activities due to Corona 19, and I miss my old daily life. If you also miss the daily life of those days, would you please visit my site once? My site is a site where I post about photos and daily life when I was free.

  27. Impeccable.It is so informative. Are you also searching for Cheap Spanish Writers? We are the best solution for you. We are best known for delivering the best academic writing services to students without having to break the bank.

  28. This kind of effort always work it subconsciously enters into child's day to day activities which eventually gives results. Preschool in mumbai.

  29. This comment has been removed by the author.

  30. This comment has been removed by the author.

  31. This comment has been removed by the author.

  32. Thank you very much for your post, it makes us have more and more discs in our life, So kind for you, I also hope you will make more and more excellent post and let’s more and more talk,
    thank you very much, dear.

  33. this is one of the best web io have ever seen
    smtp service provider

  34. This comment has been removed by the author.

  35. I always consider what is. It appears to be a fantastic piece that allays these concerns.


  36. Thank you so much for posting; it helps us have more and more discs in our lifestyles. I hope you continue to write fantastic posts and that we can talk more and more. Its time to avail of the service of doctors-child-specialist-lahore,click Here .

  37. Akshi Engineers is among the gearbox manufacturing company in India. We offer quality turnkey solutions for hot rolling mills within your friendly budget. To get a free quote, visit our website.

  38. I appreciate this piece of useful information,Thank You ,I also want to share information about the law
    sex crime defense attorney near me
    attorney for sex crimes

  39. Thank you, keep sharing this type of valuable information.
    leyes de divorcio nueva jersey
    divorcios en nueva jersey
    solicitar el divorcio en nueva jersey

  40. Thanks for sharing such a great information.This post gives truly quality information.I always search to read the quality content and finally i found this in your post. keep sharing
    abogado de testamentos y sucesiones
    mejor abogado inmobiliario cerca de mí

  41. Thanks for sharing beautiful content. I got information from your blog.Keep sharing
    abogados de bancarrota de virginia beach virginia

  42. very nice post. But Don’t Worry our Marriage Counseling in Ahmedabad is always with you to solve your problem.

  43. Thanks for sharing beautiful content. I got information from your blog.Keep sharing
    Traffic Lawyer Prince George VA

  44. Informative information. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Akshi Engineers is one of the largest Hot Rolling Mill Manufacturers in Egypt. We provide a diverse range of rolling mill equipment at competitive prices. For more information, please call us at +91-98106-62353, or visit our website.

  45. جراحی پروتز سینه، با قرار گرفتن یک پروتز در داخل بافت سینه صورت می‌گیرد که جنس این پروتزها سیلیکونی است. در جراحی پروتز سینه، بسته به صلاح دید پزشک، ممکن است از چربی دیگر نواحی بدن استفاده شود. انجام عمل پروتز سینه یکی از رایج‌ترین عمل‌ های جراحی است به همین دلیل دانستن باید ها و نباید هایی که باید در این باره بدانید برای علاقه مندان به این عمل جراحی اهمیت دارد.
    استفاده از روش هایی مانند مصرف سویا، قرص، مصرف پروتئین و ژل می تواند منجر به بروز عفونت شود به همین دلیل تنها روشی که از آن پزشکان برای بزرگ کردن سینه استفاده می کنند، جراحی پروتز سینه است. پزشکان جراح زیبایی معتقداند که بزرگ کردن سینه با پروتز، یکی از شایع ترین عمل های زیبایی در جهان است که میزان رضایت مندی خانم ها بعد از عمل نیز بسیار بالا است.
    پروتز سینه، یک عمل جراحی سرپایی است که منجر به بزرگ شدن سینه خانم ها شده و همچنین به فرم گیری و پر شدن سینه کمک می کند. بیهوشی معمولا از نوع بیهوشی عمومی است و بیشتر مواقع فرد در بیمارستان بستری نخواهد شد.
    برخی از خانم ها در می یابند که سینه آن ها نامتقارن است یا سینه کوچکی دارند و برایشان جذابیت ندارد به همین دلیل اعتماد به نفس آن ها کاهش پیدا می کند. از طرفی شیردهی و زایمان یا بارداری نیز می تواند منجر به تغییر فرم سینه ها شود. به همین دلیل انجام پروتز سینه یکی از سریع ترین راه هایی است که فرد می تواند به فرم دلخواه سینه در کوتاه ترین زمان ممکن دست یابد.
    انتخاب دکتر متخصص برای عمل‌های زیبایی یکی از مهم‌ترین برای گرفتن نتیجه‌ی بهتر است. در نتیجه، قبل از عمل حتما برای انتخاب بهترین دکتر تحقیق کنید و نمونه کارهای دکتر را ببینید.
    با دکتر کامبیز ایزدپناه فوق‌تخصص جراحی پلاستیک، ترمیمی و زیبایی، از نتیجه‌ی عمل خود آسوده خاطر خواهید بود. دکتر عضو سازمان نظام پزشکی ایران، عضو جامعه جراحان ایران و عضو انجمن جراحی پلاستیک ایران است. دکتر ایزدپناه تا زمان گرفتن نتیجه‌ی ایده‌آل کنار شما خواهند بود.

  46. اساتید منتخب در گروه یونی لند همگی جزو بهترین اساتید آزمون یوس در تهران و ایران هستند که سابقه فعالیت آن‌ها در تدریس آزمون یوس بسیار درخشان بوده است. در تدریس فصول این آزمون، مدرسان دپارتمان آزمون یوس مجموعه یونی لند متعهد به بررسی دائمی نمونه سؤالات دانشگاه‌ها هستند.
    این وجه تمایز آموزشی مجموعه ما با سایر مؤسسات است. به این معنی که همواره دانش­پذیران از به‌روزترین جزوات اختصاصی و همین‌طور کامل‌ترین آموزش‌های موجود بهره‌مند خواهند بود.

  47. این مسئله که تأیید بودن مدرک دانشگاه تا چه حد اهمیت دارد، به اهداف و تصمیمات شما بستگی دارد. در صورتی که پس از تحصیل در خارج، قصد بازگشت و کار در ایران را داشته باشید، تأیید بودن مدرک هم برای شما اهمیت بیشتری خواهد داشت. زیرا برای کار در ایران، لازم است که مدرک تحصیلی شما مورد تأیید وزارت علوم و یا وزارت بهداشت ایران باشد. اگر قصد بازگشت و کار در ایران را ندارید، الزامی بر تأیید بودن مدرک تحصیلی شما نیست.
    لازم به ذکر است که حتی اگر مدرک دانشگاه شما در ایران مورد تأیید نباشد، امکان تأیید مدرک وجود دارد. البته مراحل تأیید مدرک در ایران تا حدی دشوار و پیچیده است، اما غیرممکن نیست. به همین دلیل اگر قصد کار در ایران را دارید، پیشنهاد می‌کنیم برای تحصیل در دانشگاه های مورد تایید وزارت بهداشت در ترکیه و یا دانشگاه های مورد تأیید وزارت بهداشت در ترکیه اقدام کنید.
    در نتیجه، تأیید بودن مدرک دانشگاه در ایران به معنی بهتر بودن آن دانشگاه نیست. حتی در برخی موارد ممکن است دانشگاه در رنکینگ جهانی رتبه‌ی خوبی داشته باشد اما در ایران تأیید نباشد.
    در نتیجه، تأیید بودن مدرک دانشگاه در ایران به معنی بهتر بودن آن دانشگاه نیست. حتی در برخی موارد ممکن است دانشگاه در رنکینگ جهانی رتبه‌ی خوبی داشته باشد اما در ایران تأیید نباشد.
    ترکیه از مقاصد مهاجرتی محبوب در بین دانشجویان است. سالانه دانشجویان بسیاری از ایران و دیگر کشورهای جهان برای تحصیل در این کشور مهاجرت می‌کنند. این کشور دانشگاه‌های باکیفیت بسیاری دارد که در دنیا زبانزد هستند. علاوه بر این، ترکیه یکی از پل‌های ورود به کشورهای اروپایی است. تعدادی از دانشگاه‌های ترکیه مورد تأیید وزارت علوم و وزارت بهداشت هستند.