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Posted by on Aug. 28, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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His science lesson this week is learning about living and non-living things. One of the tasks I was supposed to do first with him was a little worksheet, but I totally missed it at first glance.

Anyway, there's 3 questions, first 2 are completed before doing anything else in the lesson and the last is completed at the very end. Got the first question answered, which was "what do you already know about living/non-living things." The second I'm stumped at how to ask him in a way that his 5 year old mind can understand. It's "What do you want to know about living/non-living things?" He doesn't get it and I don't know how to rephrase it in a way that he gets. Any ideas?


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Jinx-Troublex3
by Jinx on Aug. 29, 2012 at 12:26 AM
I'd start with, "How you know the difference between living/non~living things?"

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thatgirl70
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 1:58 AM


Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

I'd start with, "How you know the difference between living/non~living things?"

Isn't that kind of rewording the first question?

Jinx-Troublex3
by Jinx on Aug. 29, 2012 at 2:00 AM

I don't think it is at all- the first question asks what your knowledge base is... My version asks for specific signs that something is living or non-living.

Quoting thatgirl70:


Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

I'd start with, "How you know the difference between living/non~living things?"

Isn't that kind of rewording the first question?


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thatgirl70
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Ok, but he still answered those when I asked him the first question, so I dunno, LOL.

Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

I don't think it is at all- the first question asks what your knowledge base is... My version asks for specific signs that something is living or non-living.

Quoting thatgirl70:


Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

I'd start with, "How you know the difference between living/non~living things?"

Isn't that kind of rewording the first question?



Jinx-Troublex3
by Jinx on Aug. 29, 2012 at 2:04 AM

I dont' think he knows what he wants to kow or he would know it....LOL

I would just skip it and go on with the lesson.

thatgirl70
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 2:10 AM


Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

I dont' think he knows what he wants to kow or he would know it....LOL

I would just skip it and go on with the lesson.

Yeah, that's what my friend said too, LOL. 

southernwldchld
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 2:12 AM
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Maybe ask him, what did you like best about the lesson, then ask him if he wants to learn more about that particular part? 

littlelambe2
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 2:14 AM
How about "Do you have any questions about the difference between living and non-living things?" or "What do you NOT know, but wish you did, about living/non-living things?"
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swim-mom72
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Replace the word "know" with learn or figure out. And put yourself in the question instead of making him think it is all up to him. Something like, " What should we learn about living and non-living things that we didn't get to learn in this lesson?"

oredeb
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM

 hahaha skip it!

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