Reflection: Checks for Understanding Having a Whale of a Good Time! - Section 3: Explore

 

The children do a good job sorting the picture word cards.  They do just as I expect. The teeth and flippers are easy for them.  The baleen and the flukes cause them a bit of discomfort. I hear a lot of discussion within the groups about which word the children believed should go with the correct pictures.  

I was impressed with some of the explanations that the children shared with each other and how animated they could be in describing and defending their own preconceived ideas. 

  Checks for Understanding: The Children's Understandings
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Having a Whale of a Good Time!

Unit 6: Unit 6 - The Waters of the World
Lesson 1 of 10

Objective: SWBAT explain the adaptations of a whale's body to survive.

Big Idea: Whales are one of the largest animals on the planet. They are beautiful and fascinating. This lesson will focus on recognizing and explaining the structure and functions of their body parts in order to survive.

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