Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Row-boat Trip 2011!

In conjunction with our science unit on ecology we usually go on a row-boating trip in the fall.  However, this year we were unable to because of construction that was happening at the outfall. 
Thankfully, our trip was rescheduled for the spring.  We had a great time!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Gaming in Space

As an assessment for Chapters 1 and 3 in our Space Unit, the students created a board game in groups of 2 or 3.  However, before each game was made, the groups had to complete their research.  This research was based on all of the information located in Chapters  1 and 3.  They were also responsible for telling me how that information was to be included in the board game.   The games were graded based on a rubric agreed upon by the  6th grade team.
The students found that it was pretty easy to create the actual board and pieces, but writing the directions was difficult.  What a great way to work on our collaboration and communication skills!  Scroll to see pictures of the all the groups and their board games.