Living and Nonliving
We started one of my most favorite units this week–our Living and Nonliving unit! I had the kiddos draw and write about what they thought Living and Nonliving meant and had them write or draw about it in their Science Notebooks:
As they notebooked, I walked around asking them what “living” and “nonliving” meant to them and why they chose to draw or write some of the things they did. I used this as kind of a pre-assessment to help me figure out how long we needed to spend on defining what living and nonliving mean to this group. They did a pretty good job with their choices and were able to give several reasons why they drew and wrote what they did.
We got together in partners after they had 10 minutes to draw and write to discuss with their partners about what they chose to write or draw about. Its always so interesting to me to listen in on their conversations and hear what their thinking is and the understanding behind their thinking.