This morning we learned about writers workshop. We had a circle time meeting about what to expect during writers workshop in Room 10. The first graders were very eager to share all their thoughts and ideas about what we did last year. Then we made a list of what we will do this year during writers workshop. I showed them the different types of books we will use for writers workshop in Room 10. Here are some photos of the learners decorating their writers workshop folders.
Our lesson in the garden was titled “People Places vs Plant Places.” Our lesson began with a discussion about the different types of places in the garden. We made a list of the plant vs people places. We discussed why we need to have these two different areas in our school garden. After our discussion I had the learners pretend their pointer finger was a root of a plant. Then I asked them to try and root into the ground with their pointer finger. They quickly learned that the ground was hard and it was difficult to push their finger into the ground. Then we all gathered around a flower bed and they used their same pointer finger to root into the flower bed. The learners noticed immediately how easy it was to push their finger into the ground. This lead to a great discussion of why flowers beds are for growing our plants in, but not for us to walk on. We ended our lesson with the learners drawing pictures in their garden journals of People Places vs Plant Places.