Here's a run down of our beginnings:
Students enter the room to find a thinking map with a rock of their very own to touch and look at close-up!
They circled three words on their circle thinking map that described their particular rock.
They looked at the rock through a magnifying glass (super geologist stuff!)
Then they wrote three sentences using their descriptive words.
I had three kids there today and they did well together.
All of these activities, a detailed age appropriate non-fiction read aloud explaining what rocks are and where you find them, and LOTS more are in my Rockin Rocks unit!
this rock post of mine from last month when I completed the unit.