They have 3 activities from the menu to work on, and most groups alternate time on each of the 2 activities from the menu. The 3rd (and mandatory activity) will most likely start to take form closer to the end, as it details their PBL journey throughout the 4 weeks.
Last week, I started conferencing with the groups regarding their chosen activities to see what they had in mind for their projects . I have found that students want to rush through the process without really having enough information to complete the project. I'm also finding over and over that students will need workshops in editing their writing and organizing information (charts graphs and graphs).
|Today, students participated in a workshop that would support their writing, especially on technological devices.|
|Students had opportunities to visit the library on a regular basis during camp. They enjoyed time in the library for SSR and continued research. Students really utilized their time wisely during that time!|
The class chose Charlotte's Web as the read aloud for the class. I read from 15-20 minutes a day, making sure that I was asking questions about vocabulary, comprehension, and asking students to make inference during the reading.
This will also be Day 5 of students posting in their journals. They are journaling about: things that they've learned, things they still want to learn about, next steps in their investigations, and what they want to continue learning.