Reflection: Parent Communication Building a Nest of Essential Questions - Section 1: Field Guide (Instructional Notes)


It is incredibly meaningful to connect with families, and I find that parents want to support their students' education with fun activities that support the curriculum.  Another worksheet or complex book report is not what I'm after... I look to what students enjoy!  First graders often enjoy crafts and cooking activities that we complete in class, so this home connection includes just that!

You can check out some specifics of the display on my blog.

These STEAM (STEM + Art) activities also lend themselves to a hallway display that makes students proud as peacocks!

  Parent Communication: A Home Connection
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Building a Nest of Essential Questions

Unit 2: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Lesson 1 of 16

Objective: SWBAT ask and answer questions about how animals survive.

Big Idea: A little birdie told me... that we are starting a new Life Sciences unit! Today we build the foundational "nest" as we introduce Essential Questions.

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