Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Writing Like Scientists


Today for Writer's Workshop we went outside to observe and collect some of the world around us. First we adopted a tree which we will watch change as the seasons go by. The class chose the tree (above) to be "our class tree". Then we gathered leaves, flowers, bark, shells, stones, and sticks in large zip lock baggies. They picked up anything they found to be interesting. Tomorrow we will be observing our collection with magnifying glasses to really notice all of the special characteristics of the objects we found. Our researchers will be writing about how these items look and feel. They will be noticing the world around them and writing about it like never before. We can't wait to read all about their findings.

Children are proud of what they have found.

Looking for anything that looks interesting.

3 comments:

Christa said...

This is great! Bryn loves to explore & look for "treasures" outside, so I know she had a great time with this fun activity. Her book-in-a-bag last night was about how a tree changes with the seasons ~ very fitting!!

Lourdes said...

I love how you've takem the clasroom learning outside.

Kristen T. said...

It's great for the kids to explore their school outdoor environment and discover all the wonderful things nature has to offer. Thanks for sharing that with them!