Reflection: Routines and Procedures Not All Those Pollinators are Bees!!! - Section 3: Explore


I love to use sorting cards with my students.  They are such easy and simple ways to engage all the students in an activity.  I try to find the most attractive pictures that are colorful and enticing to draw all students into the lesson.  

I begin using picture sorts early in the school year, usually with only one or two cards that need to be sorted and paired up.  As the year builds up and the students become more adept at using them, I add more cards to the sorting pile. 

This particular lesson has four cards the students need to match up.  This makes it a bit more challenging and encourages more conversation and discourse in the team and the entire classroom later.  

I print and laminate my cards first and cut them out last.  When they are prepared, I keep them in Ziploc bags for each team. They are very easy to store and simple to get out and utilize within the lesson because they are small and manageable. 

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Not All Those Pollinators are Bees!!!

Unit 8: Unit 8 - Rain Forest
Lesson 7 of 11

Objective: SWBAT learn about other types of pollinators.

Big Idea: Many children have preconceived ideas that bees are the only pollinators in nature. This lesson offers students a fun way to learn about other animals that can be pollinators in nature.

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Science, Photosynthesis, ecosystem, Predation, rainforest, soil
  45 minutes
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