Sunday, October 11, 2015

Plants and Writing

Plants and Seeds

Our class has really gotten into plants over the past couple of weeks. The projects have stemmed from our discussion about Tikkun Olam and ways we can make the world more beautiful. We have discussed what plants need and we did an experiment with seeds to determine why plants need sun, water, soil, and air. We have done research on our i-pads about what vegetables are ok to plant in the Autumn/Winter and how to grow plants in doors. We have started to sprout potatoes and in a few weeks we will plant our potato sprouts. We are in discussion on what to do with our potatoes after they grow. I will keep you updated in a couple of weeks with more pictures!

Below are pictures of the students observing seeds with magnifying glasses that they first sorted.






Writing

During the morning we have writer's workshop. We have been focusing on small moment stories and how we can bring our stories to life. The students have an opportunity to share their stories with the class. On Fridays the students have free write Fridays where they can write about any topic (fiction or non-fiction). Last Friday a few of the students wanted to combine their stories to make a book. I was proud of the way the students worked together to come up with a story about going to the circus. They were positive in their feedback with each other and helped each other bring their story to life.





Notes from Mrs. Niesley

Life in Hillel’s Intermediate class is NEVER dull! It’s amazing to consider that after two weeks of school, our class: created inquiry ...