The next day we went outside and observed our world. Students were instructed to sketch one thing they observed outside. We brought in our drawings and sorted the pictures into two groups: living and nonliving. We did have to do some researching. One student drew dried leaves and another student drew a pinecone on the ground. After making observations and researching using the book What's Alive, students created a new group: Once-Living.
Finally, we sorted the living things into two groups: Living Plants and Living Animals.
We also enjoyed a treat: Gummy Worms! Yum!