We made a circle map to organize all our new learning. And we learned a lot! The children used this and our books as a resource for their nonfiction writing.
This is how we organized our new learning for alligators. I gave each child a sticky note and they wrote one fact to share with the class. Then I read all the facts. They were able to come up and grap a sticky note to help them write their nonfiction writing.
We learned a big word, Nocturnal. I love that someone posted a fact using our big word. Such little smarties.