Today was crazy awesome! We participated in a fantastic natural selection simulation with Ms. Chohan and from recess to lunch we learned how to use a balance scale for weighing heavier objects and a very sensitive digital scale that can weigh objects as light as one one thousandth of a gram. Students worked hard to complete their first ecosystems observation. In the afternoon we got into INQUIRY. Today in our NOVEL APPROACH MEETS INQUIRY LESSON we practiced making our thinking visible. Teachers modeled using the reading strategies of: setting a purpose, making connections and using background knowledge and monitoring comprehension and then students practiced. It was great to be ale to see all the great thinking. After telling Mr. Hong about the great day of learning he missed he was so pumped up he sent me about 35 text messages. We are so sorry you missed it Mr. Hong, but as you know........#thelearningneverstops!!!!!!
- Complete any unfinished assignments
- Finish marking the handout from Monday
- The next observation will be on Thursday or Friday
- Complete any unfinished PAR's from this week. I will be checking and handing out homework alerts tomorrow
- In a complete paragraph, explain the simulation we did today
- What were the results of the simulation?
- How does this simulation explain the theory of natural selection
- In your conclusion answer tis question: After completing this activity, what does the theory of natural selection mean to you?
- Give one student feedback based on the above criteria and the givens (spelling, capitals, punctuation, grammar).