An Artful Forestby: Jennifer Possick

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A group of kindergarteners and fellow first graders turned one school hallway into a forest as they endeavored to learn about animals and science inquiry. Not just any mural, this culmination of a month-long project was based on observing, questioning, asking field trips, conducting library research (including the internet) and asking experts. The students developed skills in forming questions about what they thought they Knew, Wanted to know, and had Learned (K-W-L). This project showed that very young learners can do science—and do it well.

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  • on Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:48 AM

This article describes a month long project that converted a hallway into a ‘forest’ and in which primary students learned about animals and science inquiry. Starting with a KWL chart students read and researched the topic. A rabbit was introduced to the classroom and students took a field trip to a local forest. After completing student generated and created forest in the hallway it became a location for other students to learn about the forest ecosystem.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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