January 11 and January 18

posted Jan 11, 2016, 3:21 PM by Shelly Krill   [ updated Sep 10, 2016, 10:20 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
I apologize for not posting a blog last week. It seems like everything comes back in a hurry after break and the routine work gets moved aside. Due last week: Current event related to a world problem; Due last week: Mind mapping web about the angles related to an issue they are interested in exploring.

At this time we are beginning our work on the Inquiry Quest. We are changing the project from previous years for several reasons. We are integrating best practices for gifted children (problem based learning) and we are taking into consideration the workload that students have for other classes and the work they are doing to get ready for high school. The assignment will be sent out via Google classroom. We will do our best to coordinate due dates with other classes but it is imperative that students manage their time and their workload so that they are trying to do this at the last minute. We will give students examples of work from previous years, however, the nature of the project requires creativity and innovation on the part of the student. 

Monday: Review requirements of the project, watch sample
Tuesday: Watch sample, begin to formulate guiding question
Wednesday: discussion with teacher about the scope of the project and essay.
Thursday and Friday: work time.

Next Week: The schedule will be somewhat inconsistent because of the Student Senate that kids are doing for History class. When students are not participating in Student Senate, they should be working on this project.