We started with a question during a teacher directed small group: What does a post master do? This led us to what we want to know about the Agnes Scott Post Office on our upcoming visit. Friends decided they want to make a post office in our classroom and want to do some research during the visit. What happens there?
Thais: We can make our post office!
Claudia: We can put things inside boxes. What kinds of things are in boxes? Do they screen it so you can check if it’s safe?
Thais: Do they work overnight while we’re sleeping?
Sam: Does he put mail at the mailbox? Do they use special machines?
We made salsa this week. We used more tomatoes this time. Friends enjoyed counting and graphing our ingredients. It was exciting to have 17 tomatoes just like Sam had the number 17 on his shirt.
With our exploration of germs and what it means for something to be invisible, Joseph explained how he looks through his microscope to see invisible things. On Friday he brought his microscope to school and he and his mom demonstrated how to use it. The day before children made their own scopes.
Asher: I see my house. I see Michigan
Max: I see three planes.
Oliver: I’m making a sea scope.
Hugo: I could see my dad’s work in this.
Joseph: Mine is really cool and it can help me see my house. It’s a ‘calida cool scope.”
August looks in the window: I saw your group!
Oliver: I saw California Chinese.