The Wonder Square: At the beginning of the year, when we were first starting our science notebooks, I had each child cut out a paper square. Like this:
Wonder of the Week: Through the world of teaching blogs, I have stumbled upon an awesome website: Wonderopolis. Seriously, go check it out. It asks some of the worlds biggest wonders. Like,
"Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?" "What makes invisible ink invisible?" and my favorite, "How did dinosaurs get their names?" Then the website answers them in a kid-friendly way, using technology and videos when possible. It's awesome. Anyways, using some of these wonders, we created our own "Wonder of the Week" board. Anytime throughout the week, students can put their predictions to the question up, then on Friday we check Wonderopolis to find out what the answer is. Last week, we took a look at the question, "Why do people sneeze?" I'm sure you can predict their predictions. :)
Now off to bed, exhausted after a long great weekend!