Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Would You Marry Me?-Wood You Look Closer? - Section 3: Small Group Instruction


The title of this reflection is a bit of a play on words.  ‘It Makes Scents” refers both to the logical piece of this lesson (connecting a wood variety to it’s purpose) and the sensory piece (exploring wood using every sense).  As you can see with my lessons, a hands-on experience often takes priority.  At this age, students can only listen for short periods (5-7 minutes).  So why not flip that reality and use their strengths- curiosity and ability to use their senses (sometimes indiscriminately, but hey, they’re Kindergarteners!).  The lesson implementation is almost strictly done with their hands, nose, eyes..even tongue.  Until they learn to precisely articulate their experiences verbally and on paper, we let them do what they do best and experience the material on their own terms. 

  It Makes Scents!
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: It Makes Scents!
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Would You Marry Me?-Wood You Look Closer?

Unit 11: Wood You Marry Me?
Lesson 2 of 7

Objective: Students will investigate the properties of wood.

Big Idea: Is the way wood looks important?

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Science, Science Skills, ELL, wood, tree
  30 minutes
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