I wanted to give them something that would:
1. Be an extension of what we have been doing in our classroom.
2. Inspire them to continue to write on their blogs this summer.
3. Involve their parents in the project.
I decided I wanted to make and give my students "Wonder Jars." It would be the first piece of the puzzle for our "Wonder Project."
One of the websites we have visited many times this year for inspiration, fun and to get the curiosity juices flowing is Wonderopolis. I contacted the "wonderopolis" group on twitter and they responded to my request very quickly!
Wonderopolis sent me this wonderful template to use for our Wonder Jars.
|Source: Milward Studios - "Emma's Fireflies"|
Here is the jar with the label attached and on the back of the label I taped a magnifying glass.
I can't wait to see how this project takes form over the Summer. Will the students be inspired and write about it on their blogs? What wonderful things will they discover using their jars? I will update you later in the summer.