We read an A to Z book about where rocks come from and how they break down. The students created a flow map to show how rocks break down. We also used rocks to practice addition and create our own story mat and solve the problem. Then we had a great time at rock stations sorting, weighing, observing with magnifying lenses, and sinking or floating rocks and other things. To hold the students more accountable for thier learning I had recording sheets at each station.