Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Living & Nonliving

The next unit I wanted to share with you guys is all about living and nonliving things! We started off talking about the difference between living and nonliving things. We learned that living things had basic needs in order to survive and that they have offspring. We would read books about animals and the kids would point out living and nonliving things.  I also asked the kids to draw an example of each in their science journal:

 We also made a class web with examples of each. The kids then made their own webs where they drew or wrote examples: 

Next the kids colored examples in their science journal. They colored living things red and nonliving things blue:

We also did class books on our favorite living and nonliving things. I forgot to take pictures of the nonliving book. The books turned out so cute! Here is a few examples from the living book:


At the end of the week, the kids did a living and nonliving sort in their journals:

The next week we talked all about basic needs. I asked them, "What do living things need to survive?" The kids came up with food, water, shelter, clothing, and air. We made a class web together of basic needs. I also introduced the ideas of needs and wants. (We'll talk about that more when we get to economics) We also talked about how we need love from our families and school to learn more. 

Later in the week the kids drew pictures of their basic needs:


All of these activities (and more) are included in my living and nonliving unit! Click on the picture below to check it out! 

1 comment:

Mrs. Halbert said...

This is such a great unit. Kim!