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Dear Rachel and Stephanie: I

Dear Rachel and Stephanie:
I like your collaboration lesson about food chains.

I would like to suggest starting with pictures of five things, and ask children to try and figure out why they were given these pictures: soil, grass, rabbit, hawk, sun. If students can figure out that rabbits eat grass, they may figure out that grass grows in soil, and maybe that hawks eat rabbits. Most likely they will not make a connection to the sun except that the sun helps the grass grow. All food chains start with the sun, and end in the soil.

If you would like more ideas and allow me to join in on your collaborative planning, I would entertain that idea!

Jack M

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