We're so excited about our new unit on Mystery!We began our day with some "welcome back" activities and then got down to the business of mysteries.
Second graders were given "mystery capsules" which they placed in water. After lunch, the capsules had bloomed into sponge animals. The students were allowed to choose one of their animals and then compared and contrasted themselves with their animal of choice. Due to a rotation activity in their homerooms, students had their Target day cut short.
Third graders then did an observation activity with a partner, followed by a "bottoms up brainstorm" activity with their learning clubs. We shared our ideas and then read a poem about "What is a Mystery," examining some words which will be part of our unit vocabulary.
After this, we read Harris Burdick by Chris VanAllsberg. We selected a picture from the book and as a class planned out a story we would write about the picture. Next week, we will finish our stories and then write some stories individually.