#sol18- March 18, 2019
With third graders, it could have gone either way. Would they think it was too babyish or enjoy seeing an old friend and appreciate the reminder? As I turned on the projector to show another clip and they spied the thumbnail for my later clip they shouted on with glee, so I knew it would be all right.
We have started a unit on genetics, but it was clear that some students either did not know or needed a reminder about living and not living things as we discussed plants. Luckily an old friend, Cookie Monster, was there on the screen to give a refresher. Hearing the squeals of joy as they watched the clip assured me they enjoyed it. As skeptical third graders, they pointed out, “He’s not eating the cookies, he’s just throwing them around.”
“That’s not a real rock!” as he “ate” that too.
This led on to our review of how plants breathe, eat, and grow so we could apply the Cookie Monster test. They now knew for sure that plants are living things.
Turns out that this was just the start we needed and the third graders loved seeing Cookie Monster again.