A few weeks ago we received a two-page paper about an optional Earth Day project that the 1st graders could make. Some suggestions on the paper were for a poster, a poem, a paper on ways we should respect the earth.
What was not suggested was a diorama, which, for some reason, Lindsey decided she wanted to make. I didn't even know she knew that word. So a diorama we made.
Or should I say, I made, Lindsey directed.
Everything in here was her idea -- the idea of having two girls picking up litter in the park, the gecko, the frogs, the sticks as trees, the leaves for the trees, everything. All I did was come up with how we were going to get all the stuff to stick in this diorama (hot glue guns are AWESOME) and help her search the internet for the five Earth Day facts which we printed on the back of the diorama for her presentation (she picked out which facts she thought were most interesting).
She said the presentation went really well and that one of the kids said "Wow!" when she recited the fact that it takes plastic 500 years to break down.
I love that she loves science right now, it's been a lot of fun.