Apple fun has begun! We will be learning all about apples this week in our close read book, Apples for Everyone. Today I read the story aloud and introduced the vocabulary words. This is a great non-fiction text for our younger learners in Kindergarten! Also, as a side note, close reads are basically a way of engaging students in a text in a meaningful way. We learn meaningful vocabulary, discuss the story, make connections, and respond to the text.
Today we kicked off our two apple weeks with a sink or float experiment.
We first talked and filled out our experiment page learning new vocabulary words: materials, predictions, procedures, observations, and results.
This is the actual page that we filled out together so you can get an idea. Each experiment we do together will be in this format so it is easy for them to do. I project the sheet on the interactive board and guide them through filling it out. We will use the same type of product for pumpkin science, candy heart science, & more!
Below you can check out photos of the class doing this experiment and recording their results! They did some exploration after, including seeing if the stems would sink or float. (Some stems were short and hard to pull off, but those that we could get off got to see–the stems sink!)