As the children walked in this morning, you could tell they were excited, yet exhausted! As a teacher, and a human, it is important to remember to be responsive to your students, but don't lower your expectations. So....today we decided to incorporate our learning of perimeter, area, and scale into bringing a dream to life. We discovered the perimeter and area of our existing building, and students a designing what they wish their dream school to look like. We created some parameters, with the largest being they had to create this new school the same as, or smaller than their current school.
You could feel the current in the classroom build up, the way the hair on your arms rises when you have goosebumps! I am so excited to see where this goes. It is amazing what can happen when you respond and challenge your students.