Mrs. Wakush's Kindergarten Class
Rosholt Elementary School
Rosholt, Wisconsin

Students brought fall items in from home and we graphed them. Half of the class then predicted items we would look for in our walk to the Benn Nature Conservancy using our five senses. Using Kidspiration we turned their predictions into a graph. During the field trip each child also filled in their own 5 senses chart in the woods. After our fieldtrip, we brainstormed with the other half of the class on what was actually seen/heard/tasted/felt/smelled at the Benn. Another Five Senses Kidspiration graph shows what we actually experienced at the Benn.

Wisconsin State Standards Used in This Project

Use the science content being learned to ask questions, plan investigations, make observations, make predictions, and offer explanations.

Use data they have collected to develop explanations and answer questions generated by investigations.

Communicate the results of their investigations in ways their audiences will understand by using charts, graphs, drawings, written descriptions, and various other means, to display their answers.

Communicate mathematical ideas in a variety of ways, including words, numbers, symbols, pictures, charts, graphs, tables, diagrams, and models.

Connect mathematical learning with other subjects, personal experiences, current events, and personal interests.

Use a computer and productivity software to organize and create information.

Use media and technology to create and present information.


Patricia Knox & Susan Silverman - Fall Into Autumn 2004