Ms. King's kids working with magnets and rocks
Ms. King's & Ms. Skonieczny's
Our kindergartners really know how to make learning stick! After learning about the properties of magnetic objects, Ms. King's students set off on an adventure to find magnetic and non-magnetic items around the classroom. To confirm whether or not their found objects were magnetic, they tested them with magnetic wands.
To help them organize their knowledge of magnetism, they used Popplet to create a concept map comparing what is magnetic and what is not. Ms. King found an image of a magnet for all her kids to use as the center of their Popplet. Using Chirp, an app that magically sends pictures, text, and website addresses over a special sound, she sent her kids the picture for them to use.
These 5 and 6 year olds didn't stop with magnets though! For their next science project, they created a mind map describing the size, texture, and look of rocks.
But wait, there's more! How about documenting what they learned about Abe Lincoln in Social Studies, too? Check out some of Ms. Skonieczny's and Ms. King's students' work on Abe Lincoln.
Wondering how Ms. King and Ms. Skonieczny got all of the Popplets from their kids? Why, they're kinders EMAILED the Popplets to the teachers, of course! Impressive work kindergartners!