Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Map Skills Lead to Exploring New Worlds

Mr. Ross’ 4th graders have been busy doing writing samples but today they were back on the Reaction Grid and learning map skills. They got a chance to explore many of the other wonderful areas which have been created by other schools and teachers. (See video below)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Clean up on Island 5...

Each trimester we have new students on the island because they can sign up for this elective. We get a few who want to continue working on projects as well, so it's difficult during the school year to wipe the slate clean but I still want to give new students that empty canvas I talked about when I began working with students about a year ago. So I save a few samples and make sure I have enough space for new students. This is what PESD Island looks like right now before the third trimester begins. (See video below)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Farm Challenge Continues for Edison

Since the students only get less than 45 minutes three times a week, I didn't expect them to complete the Farm Challenge in one class period. (See video below)