Reflection: Coherence All bark and no bite! - Section 3: Explore


Knowing that young children learn through personal experience, I create lessons that connect and include hands-on activity build a strong foundation and coherence of the concepts being taught. When kids can touch, manipulate and connect ideas, their understanding deepens and their ability to state and defend based on evidence increases.

This lesson is a deeper look at a single attribute of trees. We have studied the parts of trees, gone for nature walks, and took time to feel individual tree barks. The kids are very familiar with each bark and leaf type of the different trees presented in this lesson. 

The kids walked away with a strong knowledge of the bark of each type of tree which is very helpful for the memory books we make. They match up leaves, bark and seeds with ease after this lesson.

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All bark and no bite!

Unit 3: One, Two, TREE!!
Lesson 2 of 7

Objective: SWBAT understand that not all bark is the same, but it does serve the same purpose by comparing different types of barks.

Big Idea: Young children often lump a lot of information into one category or schema. This lesson helps kids understand that trees can be different and the bark of trees, while serving the same purpose, need to be different for many reasons.

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Science, tree, leaf, seasons
  45 minutes
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