Week 5 is now done and we are steadily cruising along. This week was gaming week. Although the students played games all day, the focus was on the 4 C’s.
First, the students completed their daily Design Challenge. This week the students had to create a free standing structure on top of a beach ball. The original challenge called for the beach ball to be inflated and placed in on a cup in the middle of the room. The design was slightly modified, eliminating that criteria and seeing if the students would create a tower on an a ball that was not inflated. The students had quite a variety of materials to work with: paper, toothpicks, spoons, tinfoil, elastics, straws, and paperclips. Once the students were finished the challenge, they had to write a reflection describing how they used the 4C’s.
After each game station, the students had to write a short reflection on which of the 4 C’s they thought they used. The emphasis was placed on using language such as evaluating, analyzing, or reflecting on their thinking.
The students completed a final end of day reflection that encompassed all their thoughts for the day. Next week is Science Week.