Monday was a great day with my enthusiastic first and second graders. Below is a quick look into my time with each group.
In first grade we are going to focus on Discoveries. On Monday we started by brainstorming anything that comes to mind when we think about the word Discoveries. The kids started brainstorming independently as a pre-assessment. This allowed me to see each student’s starting point. We then shared our thinking and I added their ideas to a large chart. I was quite impressed with their thinking. I think the kids were surprised with all of the different ideas that were shared. After we discussed their understanding of Discoveries. We talked about how we can discover new things about ourselves all the time. The kids drew a picture of themselves and shared different discoveries they have made over their last six or seven years. Enjoy their work below.
Discoveries on PhotoPeach
**Coming Next Week: The kids started writing Discovery Poems. We will finish them and share Monday.
In second grade we have been building our understanding of the word STRUCTURE. This week the kids began to research their first structure: Tunnels. They were broken into groups and each group was to research one section on tunnels, using a wonderful website called Building Big. The kids will share their learning next week and we will dive a little deeper into the world of tunnels. This will lead to our study on Biomimicry as we think about where humans looked to learn about tunnel building: nature. Below are some pictures of the kids doing their research and creating their posters.