Tuesday, April 2, 2013

F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C Projects Underway

1. LEGO project: Students are working in groups of 2-4 to construct a LEGO kit of their choice, while also creating a stop-motion movie of the process.  This project follows many science standards, including following step-by-step processes and classification.

2. "How to Survive 1st Grade" project: Students have started to brainstorm ideas for a writing and video project for the incoming 1st graders. The writing piece will include a mixture of past focal points like persuasion, using voice, and of course, "how-to" writing. Like always, students will also have a hand in the movie-making process.

3. We have finished the word F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C with compliments!  Students have voted for a nature & animal day, beating out dance party by four votes.  Our nature & animal day has a TBD date, but will most likely come closer to our field trip to the nature museum.