Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Geology Collaboration

For the month of October I am collaborating with the third grade teaching team, Mrs. Redford teacher librarian, and third graders on a geology project.  We are asking: What is the impact of water on the land around Richmond Elementary School and how can we record and share this information with others?  After brainstorming areas that we wanted to study, students explored these areas with their scientific observation skills --  measuring the impact of water as well as drawing and taking pictures of their findings.  Next we will be using this collected data too create a visual technology presentation using Movenote.  

Exploring outside presents awesome opportunities for students to use their natural curiosity about the world around them.  By collaborating with other teachers we have gotten the chance to explore in small groups, allowing us to make the most of our time together.  It has been great to view students really connecting with the land around us. They are developing a sense of place as they make  connections with our science curriculum.  These past few third grade enrichment blocks have been a great addition to our learning!

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