Attentiveness Curriculum Connection – Science
A microscope is an excellent tool to teach the art of focusing. A microscope is almost never focused on the subject when you first look through it. You need to adjust the knobs to bring the item into focus. The same is true in the classroom. It isn’t enough to be present in the classroom in order to be attentive. Staying focused on a lesson requires actively adjusting yourself to stay focused on your spelling words rather than what is going on outside the window. Have your students experiment with a microscope and see how small an area on which it can focus. Next give them a written seat assignment from one of your lessons. Have them pretend to be a microscope and focus on just that assignment.