Here we go...it is August...the dog days of summer....I have rested, read, relaxed and am now eagerly thinking about the new year at school. I secretly can't wait to get back in the classroom....even though I am happy to have three more weeks of down time first! Don't you love going to Target and getting fresh supplies? I love the feel of a new notebook, new markers...it all seems like new. New beginnings...fresh start....that's where I am right now!
On the other hand, I am also beginning to plan for the year with my team mates. Where do we start? What is our focus? How do we want to begin? We've decided to start with a short unit on "What is Science?" where we will introduce our science notebook and how to set up an experiment in a guided inquiry investigation. Last year my teammate and I started the year with a mentos and soda blast off! This year we are going to go a little further by having the kids design their own mento/soda investigation in small groups..
Stay tuned...more details to come!