Monday, May 29, 2017

Tide Pool Research

1st graders had a wonderful experience getting their hands wet with tide pool creatures when Joppa Flats brought their amazing Rocky Shore presentation to our school. Thank you PTO!
With our curiosity peaked, students began using both digital and print non-fiction texts to learn facts and information about different tide pool animals. 1st graders were split into groups to fill out organizers and learn facts as 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 and our own field guides (making sure to add labels and captions-just like in our nonfiction texts). 
To top it off we even created our own classroom tide pool. We can't wait to share all our scientific knowledge with you at the tide pools on Thursday!

RI 1.7 Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas. SL 1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

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