Classroom Feature: Explorers Classroom

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Here's this week's glimpse into what's happening in and out of our classrooms here in the day school! These feature lessons, activities, centers, and saunters from a different classroom each week.

Today's feature: Explorer's Nest Building Inquiry

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We wanted to know how birds build nests.

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We tried gathering items and building nests on our own..

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But they didn't stay together very well

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So we examined some nests that birds made, and read a book about birds and their nests. 

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We found out that birds often use mud to make their nests stick together. We mixed mud, gathered more materials and tried again. 

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The results were much better! 

Learning Objectives 

Students:

  • Used observations to describe what animals do and how they behave
  • Used reasoning and deduction to solve problems (why didn't our nests stay together?)
  • Used teamwork and social skills to plan and complete a task