Activating Prior Knowledge and Inferring in Science
Today, I played the YouTube video we posted of our Monarch caterpillars eating milkweed (using our Zoomy handheld microscope). I urged my students to look closely and draw what they see - using detail! It was awesome to see them looking so closely ... and all the while saying "I wonder" statements aloud and trying to answer, using their schema, others' questions.
Tomorrow, they will complete the "I think," "I know," and "I wonder" boxes. I'm excited to see what they write and draw!