March 17, 2020 | Chloe Ko
The last project of this term focused on land formations. Each pair were assigned to research a specific land formation and to answer the big question: How is the land on Earth created, destroyed, and changed?
One thing we did differently this time was to create topical research rooms for our students to share ,build and challenge each others’ ideas. As they researched the same topic and share aloud, we saw our students engage in rich discussions and be helpers to one another.
Once they have done their research, they got right to work in making their models. Various materials were used, and we were so impressed by their creativities.
Lastly, the students chose a way to present their understanding that was most comfortable to them as learners. Some chose to play a video or silent slides while others focused on improving the volume of their voices and postures.
While the parents got to see their final products, the teachers got to see their processes: where the true beauty lies. We saw our students work hard with grit and find ways to best collaborate with their partners. Couldn’t be more proud!
For those of you who were able to make it last Friday, thank you for joining us!