I have been teaching about worms for a LONG time! I do have to adapt my plans each year to fit the needs of my students, but worms are just FUN!! Every child enjoys the hands on experience of wiggling worms! Now that I am teaching to the common core standards, I find that it is easier to teach with a theme! I try to incorporate science into reading and writing whenever I can because it just makes learning more exciting! I want my kids to be excited to come to school and those dirty & nasty worms have definitely done the job this week! My kids were EXCITED to write, and getting first graders excited about writing is a wonderful thing! So… here are just a few snapshots of our week. We definitely “dug” deep into my Wonderful Worms unit.