Thursday, July 22, 2010
Today we had fun in English learning about research. Its one of those things that isn't usually taught well at primary school but is so helpful to kids who can understand the concept at a young age. So today we started off by talking about what you do when you don't know the answer to a question. Any of course the answer was use things to find out and you do that by researching. The kids then helped make a big list of resources you could use to find answers to different sorts of questions. They did a fantastic job and we then used this learning to research an A to Z list of space words using books as our research tools. I found a ready made one on the starlabs website, which also has lots of other great resources to use for any space learning! The picture today is of Ben using the books to find words for each letter of the alphabet. True to form, Ben found it hard to go to morning tea and leave this worksheet to finish after a bite to eat .... a clear sign it was a great task for my little home schoolers!