I can’t wait to welcome the next crew into Room 32. If you are just checking out this blog for the first time, feel free to look back at last year’s posts. It will give a taste of what is to come. See you soon!
This new PBL is a combination of science, reading, and writing. We had a blast answering our driving question and validating our ideas and inventions.
What does it take to be an inventor?
A collection of photos from our shoe measuring activity with our 2nd grade friends.
I noticed one day while home last week on ANOTHER snow day, that I haven’t posted in awhile. Even though we have missed 11 days to snow this winter, there are still some great things going on that I need to get out there. One of them was the snow day challenge that was tweeted out by our Superintendent Dave Tebo. Check the link for the story.
I decided that I too wanted to take the challenge. I watched the video and was inspired to think… I learn a lot from the kids in Room 32. There are even some days I think I learn more than they do, so I put together this little video message for the very special teachers I share Room 32 with every day.
We take our goal setting pretty serious in Room 32. Last month we worked through a series of questions and discussions, asking each reader to think about a “good goal” for at home reading minutes. For those 4 weeks we analyzed, charted, and kept a close eye on the progress we were making. I am happy to report that on December 1st more than 1/2 our readers reached their personal November goal! We decided to make the December goal a little more relaxed. We figured out our average weekly reading minutes, multiplied it by 3 (for the weeks we had left in school before break) and made these cool candy cane charts to keep track. Check back at end of the month for our results.
Our day of play was a huge success as the kids wrapped up their work on their first PBL project this fall. An integrated experience that brought together science, writing, reading, and research along with 21st century skills like team work, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Here is the highlight reel. Hope you enjoy!