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!
Elephant and Piggie–Mo Willems’ beloved characters–met many fans when they visited Richards School!
They shared a story and then students from Room 123 made Piggie puppets.
Students even got a chance to get up close and personal with Gerald!
Special thanks to Media Specialist Lisa Roberts for arranging this event!
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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