Thursday, April 12, 2012

Super (3) Rabbits!

Continuing to discuss the Super 3, I have each grade level K-2 doing a Super 3 investigation currently. 2nd is doing a bigger project on dogs, and 1st the same on cats since they all love the dog and cat books so much. For my Kinders though, we followed the Spring session with an investigation on rabbits! We followed the same procedure brainstorming questions we had and how we could find information for the first step, PLAN. They had some interesting questions such as how do they dig so well and how long do they live. I was impressed with some of the information sources they thought of this time also - the regular suspects of course like books and internet, but they also thought of the vet and the pet store as information sources which I thought was rather smart!

Next was the DO step. We read pieces of a nonfiction rabbit book and looked for answers to the questions they had brainstormed using the table of contents, headings, etc. Then, the students were to write something they learned about rabbits and could add a picture of a rabbit. We learned that young and baby rabbits stay together with a couple of adult rabbits until they get bigger. They are called kits or kittens as babies. Rabbits have long claws to dig with and long ears to hear danger coming. (I translated the Kinder writing for you in the captions.) I think they did a good job remembering important information we talked about.

They stay with other rabbits.

If rabbits are sick, bring them to the vet.

Rabbits have long claws. I learned that.

Rabbits have long ears. They are scared of people.

Claws help them dig.

I learned about rabbits that they eat corn and they hop. I like rabbits.

Rabbits are called kits when they are babies. 
The final step is REVIEW. This is hard for Kinders to get. They want to just repeat information they learned when you ask what they did well, but we are working on it!

How do you teach or use Super 3?

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