Mentor Text & A Giveaway {Seuss Inspired}

Today I am linking up with my friends Amanda & Stacia for their Mentor Text Linky. This year I have really enjoyed teaching Science, thanks to my Interactive Science Notebooks.  I personally dislike science, {I took Earth Science in 8th & 9th grade and again as a freshman in college...yeah, it's that bad} but I do love a having fun with experiments!

I haven't done this activity with my class this year yet, actually I haven't done it since my first and second years of teaching, but can't wait to do it in the coming weeks.  Dr. Seuss's Bartholomew and the Oobleck is a great book to use when teaching properties of matter.  Oobleck is a solid and a liquid and great for teaching property changes.

 If you have never made Oobleck be prepared for a fun mess!  The kids will love it and so will you!  I found a recipe (there are several on the Internet) at for you to use.

If you have already taught properties of matter use this activity as a Fun Friday activity. Your students will LOVE you for it!

In honor of Dr.Seuss's upcoming Birthday and Read Across America I am hosting an "I {Heart} Reading" Giveaway!  Mimischest and I are choosing ONE WINNER for a Read Across America inspired shirt and a $20 Amazon gift card!  Who doesn't love a cute chevron design and a gift card to purchase more books to show your LOVE of Reading!?!

My dear friend Leslie is the owner of Mimischest and made me the Read Across America inspired shirt.  I asked her if she could make it and the next day she sent me a message that is was done!  She ROCKS!  I then convinced her to make one for the giveaway. :)  You can check out her Etsy store HERE.

The giveaway will end Saturday, February 22nd.  This will give Leslie time to make the winner's shirt, in their requested size, and mail it out in time for your class's or school's Read Across America celebration!

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  1. Last year one of my students won a prize from me. She picked "teach a lesson". She had the students make Oobleck. They loved it. I don't teach science any more :( but this is a great activity to do on the day before spring break, or some other time when I can't start anything new. I'm quite sure I could come up with some fun writing to go along with it.

    Thank you for the idea and the giveaway!

    Fit to be Fourth

  2. This will be perfect activity for my student teacher! Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Great activity and giveaway! The shirt is adorable!

  4. Oobleck is so fun and always a favorite with kids! That shirt is adorable!!! Is she taking orders?
    Thanks for linking up friend!

    1. Amanda yes, you can order one from her store!


  5. So fun!! I don't know about this book Jess! Oobleck is messy, but memorable! So, the entire time just think, "I'm making science memories!" I can't wait to check out that book! Fingers crossed I'll win your contest and get to purchase it!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  6. I love that shirt! I have to have one!
    Thanks so much!


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