Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Show and Tell Tuesday - June 22nd.

I am happy to be linking up again with Stephanie from over at Forever in 5th Grade. Her Show and Tell Tuesday is so much fun. I love getting a peek into what other teachers are up to in and outside the classroom.

After our first round of state testing I had my students take a break and make some play dough. We talked about how kneading the play dough can help relieve stress and tension from testing. I wasn't sure if my 5th graders would buy into it. Not only did they love it but also several parents commented on what a great idea it was and how the students would use it at home.
The recipe is very simple. Two parts cornstarch to one part conditioner. Any cheap scented conditioner works great. I added a few drops of food coloring to the bottle of conditioner to make the color a bit brighter. I students loved it and the classroom smelled amazing. That's a win-win in my book.
For a more detailed recipe description go here.

That's all I have this month. It has been super jam-packed and I have not had a second to think about taking pictures as I go. I hope to be better next month.

Don't forget to check out all the other show and tells over at Forever in 5th Grade!


  1. What a fun way to relieve stress and freshen up a fifth grade classroom at the same time! Thanks for linking up!

    Forever in Fifth Grade

  2. I love that idea! Anything that makes the class smell better is a win in my book!

  3. I bet that play-dough smelled great, and I bet the kids had a blast! Fun!!

    Mind Sparks


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