This week in TAG...
2nd Grade completed a Compare Contrast lesson for our new unit, What's the Matter in the Kitchen? and discovered the answer to our Essential Question: "Why is it important to understand physical and chemical changes in the kitchen?" Students also participated an Inquiry lesson asking questions to figure out what the mystery object is and does. After students identified it as an electric popcorn popper, we popped some popcorn to observe physical change in action!
3rd Grade students participated in an Inductive Reasoning lesson to introduce vocabulary from our new unit, Freedom Express. We studied the evolution of slavery in the United States and disussed our Essential Question: "What is freedom?" Students worked on a freedom chart listing privileges and freedoms they enjoy, what happened when slaves were deprived of the freedoms students listed, and how they would feel if each of these freedoms was taken away.
4th Grade worked with a group to complete a Decision Making lesson about what to do with Mr. Wealthy's land. Students read facts about the land and then evaluated recommendations for the property. As a group, students decided whether to preserve the land, turn it into a national park, develop the land, or use it as a military base. Most students decided to designate the land for use as a national park. At the end of the lesson, I revealed to the class that Mr. Wealthy's land was actually Yellowstone National Park! Students answered the Essential Question: "What does it mean to be interdependent? What are some examples of interdependent relationships?" for our new unit, Camp Interdependence.
5th Grade had some seasonal fun creating a home for Frosty the Snowman. Check back next week for photos from this cool design challenge!