Mystery Madness

Friday, June 15, 2012

At the beginning of the year, our first unit/nine weeks, we have a school wide mystery madness theme. All curriculum is integrated with our theme including specials and labs. I do a forensic science unit with my second graders that I love! I use the GEMS Mytery Festival unit (there are two mysteries with this book/kit, one for 2-3 and one for 4-5. Everything I needed came in the kit, but for some GEMS units I use, I just bought the book because I already had most of the supplies. The books run about $15, but you can pick up used copies very easily. GEMS is a great place to start if you are bored with your current science or math program. They work with my standards and the kids love the activities and investigations.

Check out my Mystery Madness packet...


  1. I love this! I know the kiddos must just so excited when they see the crime scene! =)

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    Heather's Heart

  2. Thank you! I am headed over right now to your blog. :)

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  5. THIS IS AWESOME! I;m just sad I have to wait til the fall to use it!
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  6. This looks like so much fun!! And, of course, there's a lot of learning going on too.

    Hooty's Homeroom


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