Sunday, September 29, 2013

Creating Science Journals

This week first graders in the enrichment classroom spent time creating their science journal covers.  Students had an opportunity to think about plants and science and be creative in their design.  We will use these folders to store all of the great scientific work that we do with plants over the course of the year.

It was also great to give this assignment as one option among other choices.  The use of centers and exploratory learning will be important in our work together throughout the year and I was thrilled to see that when given the choice, students could manage their time and create their journal AND have fun exploring other materials in the classroom.  Students created some great covers and enjoyed creating with Legos and NOEnds, exploring the library, and creating an imaginary fairy world.

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