Next, I asked the students' advice about searching for information. They wanted to start with Google, of course, and I was told to enter "how is a crayon made" in the search box. What will the search engine be looking for? I asked. One person thought it would answer the question! One person said it would look for "how" and "is" and "a" and "crayon" and "made". The rest thought about that for a few seconds. Next I was told to enter "making crayons". That search resulted in all sorts of methods for the process of crayon making, most of which they had all tried in pre-school classes! Finally, they settled on entering "crayons" only, and the results were much more appropriate. When I showed them how to use Google's Wonder Wheel feature, they could hardly wait to try it with their own topics!
I could hardly wait to take photographs of the snow this morning! Though I missed the opportunity to shoot the snow-covered daffodils in the courtyard, I did peer through my son's hockey net to view the neighbor's maple trees.