Thursday, May 16, 2013


Students have been using non-fiction texts to learn facts and information about different tide pool animals.  1st graders were split into groups to fill out an organizer with all the facts they read.

Deep in research

Each group became the expert on that ocean animal so they could then teach the rest of the class.  We recorded all their information on large posters hanging in our classroom. 

1st graders weren't done there.  Each group then created a labeled diagram of their animal for our very own classroom tide pool.  Students used labels and captions (which are non-fiction features) on their posters to help inform us.

Our very own classroom tide pool

We really are getting ready for our field trip!

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