Scientists in Room 123 began a recent lesson by observing beetles closely. Then they recorded their observations using close-ups and labels to create detailed diagrams. In doing so, they made connections to the nonfiction text features they learned about during Language Studies.
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Writers in Room 123 celebrated the publication of their book about plants with–of course–popcorn!
Students in Room 123 have been learning about plants during both science and language studies. They conducted more research using Pebblego.com and other print and online sources.
They organized their learning using a web and then worked in small groups to write and illustrate chapters for our All About Plants book. Students will publish our book later this week–watch for updates!
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First grade botanists continued observing our brassica plants!
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Richards students are collecting coins to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Here in Room 123, we also used this drive as an opportunity to count coins.
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By reading nonfiction texts, students confirmed much of what they thought they knew about plants and have also added new learning. They still had a question, though: how does photosynthesis work? So we read another nonfiction text focused on this phenomenon.
Students identified important information as we read and added that to our thinking chart.
Finally, students demonstrated their growing understanding by creating diagrams that show the process.
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To extend their science learning, students in Room 123 engaged in a Makerspace challenge: build a model of a plant that shows its main parts. Students chose to work individually or in pairs to complete this challenge.
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Readers in Room 123 concluded their study of heroes by summarizing and analyzing a biography of Ruby Bridges.
They gathered to share their thinking about the challenges Ruby faced, how she responded to them, and words that describe those actions.
Mathematicians in Room 123 had earlier worked in teams to solve this problem. Then they took their thinking deeper!
The next day, they again worked in their teams to analyze how Puzzled Penguin solved the same problem. They compared their work with Puzzled Penguin’s work to determine if he was correct and then to identify the error Puzzled Penguin made.
Finally, students gathered to share their thinking. Take a closer look at their work!
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