WWL2: focus on new facts and vocabulary
As I passed out the students Wonder books last week, they asked me why they were blank? I thought that was odd; however after our conversation I totally understood why they asked. Several students said they always had set teacher directions on most "projects" and they wanted to meet my criteria. Interesting perspective. I thought back to a conversation this summer about what age do students learn to play the game of school? I told them my only direction was to decorate the cover and have fun. Make sure your name was on it too.
Next I pulled up the Wonder of the Day for Wednesday so I could model their homework. We read the wonder about technology in schools and wrote 5 facts on chart paper. We then looked at the vocabulary and chose some words and students used the words in sentences. They were ready for their first wonder HW. I passed out the stickers and guided them in setting up their wonder book. We wrote the assignment on the plan-book and everyone was off to choose their wonder at Wonderopolis on their iPod.
|She chose some of her favorite wonders while searching the site.|
|Example of vocabulary words used in context.|
|Facts and sentences. Check out the sticker for organization more on that next week.|