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Books for Making Inferences and Predictions
Looking for a book list for making inferences and predictions? Here you go! Be sure to check out all the book lists I have for teaching comprehension. *This post contains affiliate links. Making inferences and predictions are highly related comprehension strategies. In fact, most books for teaching comprehension lump them together. For the younger ... Read More about Book List for Making Inferences and Predictions
Investigating the Meaning of Inquiry in Kindergarten
What is Inquiry Based Leaning in Kindergarten? In simple form, inquiry-based learning is more of a student-directed way of learning rather than teacher-directed. In some cases, the teaching team may set the general framework for learning, but for the most part, the learning is based on the students questions, ideas and passions. This is similar to the emergent curriculum if that is a term you are more familiar with. Rather than working off set lesson plans that are theme-based and not…
Worms- The Project
After we investigated worms, the kids decided on a mural as the project to show what they had learned. One thing they all helped with was painting the soil, then they worked in teams to make different parts of the mural. One team cut some green paper for grass. They studied what worm tunnels looked like and painted them onto the soil. After each team worked on the part of the mural they signed up for, they wrote information that they wanted to share about their part of the project. Another…
Learn What Dissolves in Water with a Preschool Science Experiment
Discover what dissolves in water with a fun, easy preschool science experiment. You'll just need water and a few pantry staples!
Fingerprinting Science Activity for Kids
Learn about fingerprinting for kids & play detective! Fun ideas for a CSI or spy party or science activity for preschool & elementary ages!
Planning for a Full Day of Inquiry-Based Learning
Lately I’ve had the opportunity to work with educators who are either teaching Kindergarten for the first time or are moving from a half-day Kindergarten to a full-day Kindergarten program. I…