Students could not wait to get their hands on their projects! I was moved by the level of interest and motivation. Even though it had been a week since they had worked on their project, they knew exactly where they were in terms of the inquiry process. They carried on as if we had never put down our work.
How is Lego made?
How did dinosaurs communicate?
Can I make my own movie?
Animation by Alina…My animated movie!
Our first Genius Hour!
Inquiring, thinking, sorting, reflecting, making, problem solving, creating, presenting, discussing, sharing! What more can a teacher ask for?
What is at the bottom of the ocean?
What’s is space?
How can I make a bag using paper?
Why do volcanoes erupt?
It’s amazing how much kids can teach you, if you are ready to learn!
Watching my Grade 1 class reading with their buddies, makes me remember how my grandmother used to read to me. For hours we were absorbed in a story. It taught me to treasure and love books. My students huddle in corners, under tables, in beanbags and cushions, along with their best choices of books. They laugh, chat, giggle and squirm as they look through the material. Books have treasures waiting to be found. Take a moment to sit back and let your kids do the digging. Then, when they find the treasure, share in the celebration.