Our Heads In The Clouds
For the past few class sessions, the Grade 1 class have been reading children’s books on clouds for our current Weather Unit. Some of the titles include “The Cloud Book” by Tomie DePaola and . The students then turned their heads towards the clouds and documented their observations. Here are their write-ups:
The Silver Lining
Outside of my science center in the Grade 1 classrooms, students are coming up with a problem and using the Engineering Design Process to come up with solutions. They created blueprints, or “pinkprints” of their solutions and wrote down their solutions to practice their literacy skills. These classes are inclusionary and contain students with special needs and English language learners. The Grade 1 teachers have told me that because of the treehouse projects done earlier this year, the students have acquired a conceptual knowledge of problem solving through the Engineering Design Process. How about that!