Sunday, April 15, 2012

Expository Writing- Bubble Fun!

We had a great week Blowing Bubbles!  I gave the children a choice of bubble gum or blowing bubbles (too many kids in fourth grade have dental work).  The children had to write a "steps in a process" piece.   It was a nice break from our narrative essays.   Here are my final projects.

 The kids had a Blast!!!  Literally. 

Click below to download the free lesson from Lesson Plan SOS....a great blog!  There are graphic organizers and publishing paper.


My biggest dilemma was what to use for the bubbles.  We are not allowed to have balloons due to the latex.  I walked around Wal-Mart and looked at Styrofoam balls, ping pong balls, pom poms, etc.  It was going to be too expensive to buy any of those items.  I ended up spotting this bag of 100 balls for $10.00.  They are made to go in the "Ball Pens."  They worked perfect! I used a glue gun to attach to their published projects.  I have enough for several years...LOL!

 Here are a few of my final projects.  BTW...I am from Red Sox Nation and there always has to be one Yankee lover!  (see below)


  1. Hi Kelly!
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  2. I love this idea for teaching procedures. My students would flip, because I never let them chew gum. I just might teach this for that reason alone. :)

  3. I'm stealing this idea, just FYI! :) And good call on bubble gum being difficult for students with dental work. I honestly never would have thought about that.

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  4. this is great!! I am so happy I found your blog. I am your newest follower. I used to be a kindergarten teacher and this year I was given 4th grade!! Your blog has helped me a lot these past of couple of weeks planning the year :) keep up the great work,I love it!

  5. -love this idea. I was looking for something that would be highly motivating for students to write about and I think I found it. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. Very creative! I think you can add this expository writing prompt here