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Inquiry- How many plants should we have in our classroom? A collaborative inquiry with our grade 8 students
Pairing up with the intermediate students helped teach our FDK students about the importance of fresh air and plants. The grade 8s conducted a research about how many square feet should be occupied with a plant... the answer... every 100 square feet. This week our students along with the grade 8s helped position the plants in our classroom according to our needs as well as all the plants. We have a total of 5 plants in our classroom, and we are more than happy to name them and write about them.
Fostering the opportunities for students to collaborate on work in the classroom allows teachers to assess and observe the many expectations from the curriculum. It helps children learn to share, respect the opinion of others, and learn from a child's different perspective.