Lower Elementary 1 has been diligently working on various cultural topics in our curriculum. Our class had a profound interest in the study of rocks and minerals in geology, and began an extensive classification study of rocks and minerals by digging up specimens of rock either at home, or in our own schoolyard!
The children would classify these specimens according to physical appearance, texture, color, and hardness; then determined if their specimen was igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic. The children brought in their own personal collections of rocks and minerals to share, and learn from one another.
We concluded our study with a field trip to “Mother Earth Gallery and Mining Co.” in Brookfield, CT.
The children had a wonderful experience “mining”, and acquiring knowledge on various minerals that are valuable to our environment.
~ Mrs. Sauls, Ms. Nazia, & Ms. Carlie