On Friday I gave the kids a cut and paste apple tree life cycle to do as an independent table group. If they finished early, I directed them to diagram and write about some other life cycle. This time-filler was the kind of thing you teach Kindergarten for, in the end:
- one child recounted an oviparous cycle including the important step "the egg cracks".
- another child stated that the life cycle occurs over and over and then noted, "I agree. Yes."
- one child drew a nine-part diagram of the human life cycle, including labels for "teenager" and "toddler". The last human had a baby.
- another child went with human life cycles and helpfully gave the final human Xs for eyes and a frown, plus a label of "dead".
In closing, science rocks.