My daughter has really been interested in the stars lately. The other night we laid on the trampoline and watched them while listening to an orchestra of bugs, frogs and other critters.
She saw an amazing shooting star. She described it so well, I encouraged her to write a story about it. Instead she wanted me to look up some “facts” on shooting stars and meteorites. I found a great video by Nasa. She watched it twice and asked if “we" could watch it again and write down the facts so she could give a presentation. "Why don’t you write a lovely story about your experience."
"Oh mom, I really want to share the facts. They are so interesting”. That they are. So, she is still working on bullet pointing the facts of the video along with some illustrations. Once she has that completed she would like to give a presentation at school and bring along her meteorite. Hopefully she will find the inspiration to write a story to share as well.
I thought maybe your class would enjoy the approximately 6 min video afterwards, check it out and let me know what you think.