Octopus Research, Part 1
I just wrapped up some SUPER fun octopus research in first grade! This is the first time I've done "real" research with first graders. I didn't have first grade last year and this year I found it challenging to decide what to do with them in the first part of the year. Now, I think we're finally in a groove and are doing great things!
I started this whole-group project with the goal being to take the kids through the research process. We'd share our learning by creating a nonfiction book to keep on the shelves in the library. I'm so proud of how well these first graders did with their first big research project!
Fiction and Nonfiction Octopuses:
As a lead in to octopuses, we ended our favorite characters unit with one of my new favorite books Squid and Octopus, Friends for Always by Tao Nyeu. There are four amusing short stories about good friends Squid and Octopus, the illustrations are beautiful, and I highly recommend it!