Lesson Plan: Oh My Gourd! Science Investigation

This lesson was originally create as a quest on Classcraft for my students (see our review here!). That is why the instructions are worded so that they sound a bit like an adventure. I am using this as a Grade 6 Classification Project, in our Biodiversity unit. Curriculum Connections: Science 2. investigate the characteristics of…

This Week in our Classroom: Biodiversity

Our school was lucky enough to receive free workshops for our grade 6 classes from Scientists in School (I think we did the "Classy Critters" workshop) and it was AMAZING! The workshops would cost about $200 per class - it seems well worth it. My students love science anyway, but they were very engaged, pushed out…

This week in our Classrooms: Reading Non-Fiction

There is SO MUCH learning to be had from books and reading - and in our tech crazy world, sometimes we forget that. We've all had students who would only read non-fiction for a project or paper. There have been students who would refuse or groan at the idea of reading non-fiction, but sometimes (if…