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New Year, New Project

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Our 2016-2017 year has gotten off to a great start. I have 26 curious, sweet, excited learners who are 1 year in to the "Pike Road Way" and it SHOWS! Wow! They know how to question, how to explain their thinking, how to connect and comment on their friends' thinking, and how build upon their old knowledge to create new learning. I bet you didn't know 7 year olds could do all that, did you?

This year, the C2 lead learners decided to spend the better part of the first semester studying under the large topic of "Travel." We wanted to introduce to all our children and then see where it led them.
As teachers, we started by webbing the topic together to get an idea of what we were working with and ways that we might guide the children, if needed.
My class started by webbing the topic "travel." We spent 2 days doing this, so that they could really get all their ideas out. 
The first day, I just recorded all the things that came to mind when they heard "travel."
The second day, I created a Google Slideshow to get their creative juices flowing and also showed them a short 3 minute video on the history of human travel.

We continued to add to the web and this is what we ended up with:
They did a great job at coming up with so many different ideas relating to travel!

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