Monday, November 17, 2008

New PBL Activities

The 1st grade group is working on a new project where they have been assigned to be a news reporters and are sent to the town of Chewandswallow to report on the things going on there (based on Pickles to Pittsburgh). They have to decide what information to include in a 2 minute news report to be aired on the 6:00 local news channel. When they are ready, the film crew is ready to record their reports.

The 2nd grade group also has a new assignment as a famous author to compose an alternate or extended ending to the story Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox based on how the story ends.

The 3rd grade group members are investigative reporters with the assignment to retell the story of the 3 Little Pigs into a real news story. They must live in a real town, hold real jobs, and have real life situations. Their findings ishould be presented in n a news broadcast or article. These investigative reporters who are involved in changing the genre of a story.

4th Grade AIG girls are involved in a reader response activity involving creating a powerpoint about Esperanza Rising, the novel they are reading/

3rd Grade AIG girls are involved in a project using math vocabulary. After reading several "Sir Cumference" math picture books, we listed/brainstormed math terms mentioned in the books. The girls used various websites to define and find examples of some of the those words. They are using that newly acquired knowledge to creat "Math Vocabulary" powerpoint presentations that can be an ongoing review project.

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