“The Atoms Family” is an activity I have used many times and I still enjoy, and the kids get a kick out of it. There is a great power point to go along with it and I reformatted the handouts to fit into their interactive notebooks. I did find a great video clip that another teacher posted showing her class singing the song.
After we sang it, I showed the video to my classes and they thought it was so cool to see these older kids singing the same song. We then did the Atoms Family Math handout. After doing a problem together, I had volunteers come up to the SmartBoard to solve the problems while everyone else tried them on their own, checking their answers with the ones on the board. After the first few problems, they worked at their own pace, and I checked their answers individually.
To glue the handout into the notebook, I folded over the whole left edge into a 1/2 in tab and showed them how to glue the tab part into their notebook so that the handout was attached to the page and they were able to flip the handout back and forth to see both sides.