The 6th grade LEAP students have been hard at work on a Miniature Golf project! In small groups, they are responsible for refurbishing 3 miniature golf holes that have gotten run down and are in need of a makeover. They have completed 4 challenges that have included the concepts of area, perimeter, circumference, and research just to name a few. They are currently working on their Final Presentation which is in the form of a Powerpoint presentation. This presentation will include all of the components of their completed challenges as well as additional information and ideas. I am excited to be able to see the results of their hard work!
5th Grade LEAP:
Students in the 5th grade LEAP classes have completed their magazine covers. Everyone worked very hard to come up with a final product that truly represented who they are. I hope to have these covers on display outside of our classroom soon.
Currently, the students are working on a Project Based Learning (PBL) project called "Let's Party!" They are working in small groups for this project, and are taking on the role of being a catering company in charge of creating a party proposal for the parents of a 13 year old who want to hire someone to plan and run their child's birthday party. With a budget of $250, the proposal is for a party for 30 guests and the catering company must provide a budget spreadsheet, a written description of the party and events, a menu, a map of the party room, and an oral presentation at the culmination of the project. Everyone is very excited and motivated to be working on this project! I hope to share some more about it as it progresses, so check back often!
Exciting things are happening with the 3rd grade LEAP group! They are at the beginning stages of a Project Based Learning (PBL) project where they are learning the be entrepreneurs and will be forming their very own friendship bracelet company! They will be traveling through the entire cycle of starting a business including designing, manufacturing, marketing, and selling their product. They will be required to keep detailed financial records as they go through the steps of starting a company. The students are VERY excited about this project. Yesterday, we began our time together by reading a story about a boy and a girl who start a lemonade business. We analyzed what happened during each phase of this and then we were able to come up with the "Driving Question" that the students will refer to as this project takes shape.
I will continue to post updates along the way on this blog. Eventually, the students will hold a Sales Bazzar, complete with commercials about their product! Stay tuned!
About Mrs. Williams
I have been a teacher is RSD 17 for 15 years! This is my 10th year as a L.E.A.P. teacher. I am excited to be working with the students at K.E.S. again this year, as well as HKMS for the first time!