Week of May 7th

Project-based learning

The first three days of this week are dedicated to a school-wide initiative called project-based learning. (See last week’s post for definitions.) Students will rotate through all three blocks on Monday, but on Tuesday and Wednesday, they will stay in Block 1 all day. This allows them the time they need to build their roller coasters on Tuesday, then write/record a promotional video on Wednesday–plus present their finished project to classmates.

Thursday – Friday

Book clubs and IR Tests (as a group) are our priority! However, stay tuned for details about a mid-quarter celebration Thursday afternoon.

Teams who complete their IR Tests may work on special projects or problem solving. This problem-solving lesson plan centers around an online gamed called Quandary that engages students in making ethical decisions about a society they are helping to shape.

A Look Ahead

Next week holds our Liberty Bell field trip Wednesday, and Thursday – Friday are field days, including the Variety Show, which is really a student talent show!  Grades are due Friday, just so you know. 🙂

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