Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Feed ME! - Section 3: Explore:


Student-led inquiry is a natural approach to learning for young children. First grade students are naturally curious about the world around them.  Inquiry is all about engaging our students' curiosity about the world around them.  As teachers we ask our students to do things just like scientists. We ask them to observe, question and wonder, make predictions, and develop and use models.  We ask them to find answers by collecting and analyzing data, making connections and activating prior knowledge and ultimately share their work with their peers. 

In this lesson I provided the Inquiry question for my students, however in a perfect world I would allow my students to develop the questions and provide a learning environment perfect for the work that scientists do. It is suggested that a big obstacle for many kids trying to make sense of a complex text is their lack of background knowledge. Building prior knowledge and developing a high interests provides the avenue in which our young readers are able to navigate or take on a more challenging text.

This video is all about how my students use the Investigation Worksheet to record their research.

These resources are all about PebbleGO!

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Feed ME!

Unit 5: Unit 5: Animal Families
Lesson 7 of 11

Objective: SWBAT identify different ways that animals feed their young.

Big Idea: Animal mothers take their job very seriously! In this lesson my students explore ways that animal mothers feed their babies!

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