Thursday, June 7, 2012

Super Science

We had a lot of fun science experiences this year in 1L. As a way to begin wrapping up the year, I asked the kids to write about something they learned in science for homework last week.  It is amazing to see what stuck out to them. 
 The most popular learning experience, by a landslide was learning about the lifecycle of the butterflies.  We did that in the beginning of the year - it shows just how special it was to make a lasting impression!
 The little guy who wrote about light is adorable, and a but literal! But considering how on day 1 he knew 3 words of English - so awesome!!
 The caterpillars were funny and rememberable (is that a word?)! They did love watching them eat, and move, and sleep!
 Kinda loving that two kids wrote about our seed dissection since that was a lesson I had to write up formally and be observed teaching! Also, so impressed that they remembered all the technical words like chrysalis, clearly he didn't get the memo they were caterpillars, not worms...
Love these two as well, they technically weren't science lessons but they were clearly so special to these two kiddos. Our maps unit was super fun and as we learned about capacity in math we actually had the kids pouring water from various size containers into other containers! Who wouldn't love that!

This was such a simple yet special homework to read and check. I am so glad that they have these memories to take with them into summer and second grade!

9 thoughts on the matter:

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

Sam's class did something similar and he LOVED it. It's always fun to read what they write!

Life with Kaishon said... {Reply}

You are a wonderful teacher. I am so glad your students had YOU! : ) I hope these last few days fly by for you : ) Good luck packing up your room!

Nicky @ Awesomeville said... {Reply}

You seem like such a fun teacher, Tamar! I love these responses, getting such strong flashbacks to elementary school!

Molly said... {Reply}

Sounds like you and your class have a great year together.


deb duty said... {Reply}

Those are such sweet papers! Sounds like they learned a lot and they're really good writers too!

MG Atwood said... {Reply}

It's so fun to watch young readers become writers. Very sweet post. Joining you from this or that Thurs.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said... {Reply}

The things they say just crack me up. I'm so glad that you post these because you will love looking back on them someday.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Oh, you know how I love reading these! :)

Janet said... {Reply}

These are awesome! I see things I did in science class (and I am no spring chicken!) and things my kids did as well...I thought that you were one of those awesome teachers who makes science (and learning) fun! When I read "Life with CAPD" I KNEW you are one of those teachers. Bravo!!