Here are our first Inquiry based learning centers. They have been so excited about them they can't wait for the afternoons. We have a vet center where they explore the animals. Each animal has a name tag and cost on the tag. There is a cash register and assorted items to perform procedures. Today we finished reading a book about taking cats to the vet. They have learned so much already. Another center is art based, then there is the book center where they are exploring books on animals, there is a seed center with paper and books with assorted seeds to look at with magnifying glasses. Lastly there is a block building center. I can't wait to change them out at the end of next week!
At the building STEM Exploration center students were talking about larger and smaller/taller shorter. Excellent as these were terms that we have been talking about this year in math. I asked them if there was another way they could know exactly how tall or short something was as I pulled out a measuring tape. They could hardly contain their excitement as they measured their building and compared numbers!