Some of the things I’ve been asked by my 7 year old students lately show much the effort of this project is paying off in terms of student learning:
“Miss Versteeg, when I finish my work may have some Inquiry time? I have some questions I want to learn about so I can write on my blog”;“Hey when I finish this book can I take a picture and write about it?” This shows creativity.
“Guess what? Someone in the Busy Bee class has Lego on their blog my friend! Can I share a link with them?” This shows collaboration and communication.
“Is it okay if I do this on Explain Everything instead of PicCollage because I think it is easier to add things?” This shows critical thinking.
And, in response to my incredulous reaction to a student’s knowledge about each continent “Oh, I just googled it.” That’s often my first strategy for problem solving too!
What have your students been asking to do lately?