"You can learn something new each day if you simply listen."
This quote truly applied to many students today as we continued learning about the Wide-Open West. The students learning about the geography, economy, culture, and history of the Mountain Sates. We learned how the Navajo people and Pueblo people worked together to learn new trades. We also learned how Colorado River plays an important role to the economy of the West. Students have started researching their itinerary for their unit 7 inquiry projects. The students will create a trip plan for a vacation of the West. The students are given $5,000 to plan a trip with another adult that will tour at least 2 states in the Western region of the United States. I look forward to seeing what the students come up with.
We started our next project for PLTW today. The students are to design a pulley system that will be used to move furniture from the ground to their "tree house." Many students finished building the pulley system today and will start designing a system that will complete their task.
Students started working on their genius hour projects today. The students will be given an hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays to learn a new task or research something they have wanted to learn. The students are keeping a reflection log on how they accomplish their task and what they can do differently in order to keep their learning going. The purpose for this project is for the students to reflect on their learning and see that the learning process happens outside of school as well. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to identify what they want to learn. I hope you all have a great night and I look forward to another great day of learning!
I am a fourth grade teacher going on my seventh year of teaching. I have truly loved every year that I have taught and I look forward to sharing classroom activities we take part in during this upcoming school year!