Moving into our science unit that examines the qualities of living and non-living creatures, I searched the internet for ways to make this more exciting for my kids. I found a great lesson on living vs. non-living over at First Grade Wow and was so excited to try it out with my class!
Here in Brazil, you sometimes have to go about procuring materials in creative ways to make all of these fancy Pinterest lessons a reality so when I decided that we were going to examine characteristics of gummy worms vs. earth worms I was relieved that our gardeners volunteered to find us some creepy crawlies. The kids had a blast searching for the worms and examining their sugary cousins. To top off our discovery day, we enjoyed one of my favorite childhood snacks, dirt and worms.