In my classroom, we have set up a Science center where we leave magnifying glasses, objects for the children to look at, and a few books for them to read. Clipboards and writing utensils are left at the table as well so that observations can be drawn and recorded.
Once the children have completed their observations, I speak with them and ask them what they have recorded. I write down what they say as they are explaining their thoughts to me. The sheet of paper is then placed in their portfolio to be referred to when I write their report card – and also for the parents to see that they are learning and exploring in their kindergarten class.
Do you enjoy looking at things as a scientist?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
(This post is linked to Paula’s Black & White Sunday)