Today your child was an active participator in a shared-science inquiry experiment! The First grade class learned the science vocabulary terms: observe, pulp, skin, stem, seed, meat, and ribs! They learned ways to observe, record, and discuss their findings by actively engaging in a whole group discussion. Using their senses, the class looked at the outside of the pumpkin! Next, they used their background knowledge and made predictions about the inside of a pumpkin. After carving the top off the pumpkin, students took a close look and explored the inside! They recorded their findings through drawing and writing, as well as communicating their findings with one another! Shared science inquiry is not only fun, however; it is also confidence building!
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.