Learning about rocks can be fun!Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!We started our rock exploration with learning about the three types of rocks.

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!Students wrote in more detail about each of the types of rock after a lot of research.

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!Creating a rock anchor chart helped us “anchor” our learning.

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!One of our essential questions: What is a rock?

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!Another essential question: Why do we need rocks?

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!We learned that the study of rocks is called Petrology and that we could be petrologists!

 

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!We went on a rock hunt!

 

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!We explored different types of rocks using a rock kit…

 

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!…and chose our favorite.

The best part? Connecting our learning to hands-on fun and exploration!

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!Reflecting on the activities

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!We even learned that chalk is a rock and did some chalk exploration.

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!A little crystal experiment…

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!…and reflection.

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!No rock unit would be complete without reading our favorite informational texts!

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more!My students “rocked” this unit! You can find out more {HERE} on TpT.

Learning about rocks is fun! In this post, Jennifer White explains in photos how she teaches her rock unit to her students. Crafts, writing, and more! 

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First and Kinder Blue SKiesJennifer White is a National Board Certified teacher with 19 years in the classroom. Presently she teaches kindergarten and loves to integrate art with her teaching. She is a wife and mother of three. Jennifer is excited that her Directed Drawings for the Entire Year Bundle is helping so many teachers add art back into their thematic teaching. Join her on PinterestFacebook, and her TpT store First and Kinder Blue SKies (formerly First Grade Blue SKies).