Oops! I never posted this on Friday... Enjoy!
Alright, I am so exhausted from Project Based Learning Week, I doubt I can even spell PBL (wink, wink, Annie). Below are some pics of the final project- my class' community.
I really struggled with allowing the students to express their creativity and adhering to reality (i.e., gems and pom-poms typically don't adorn a supermarket or bank). Usually I try to balance "creative" projects using tons of art supplies and free reign for the kiddos with more "structured" projects where we are going for the attention to detail- ie it should look realistic. In keeping with the theme of Project Based Learning, I decided to throw all of that out the window for this one and just let them GO and DO however their little hearts desired. The end results are a genuine expression of their imaginations, because isn't that what first grade is for? ;) Add a comment »