This unit is exciting because it will be combining several of my favorite elements - student collaboration and choice. Today we started with Ms. Haufschild's second graders who are creating a fairytale and have already selected their tale and character partnering with Ms. Heiser's fifth graders who will be co-creating and mentoring.
Using the Morphi app, one member of the team drew the main character and one member drew the enemy. They will be 3D printed for the students to design using sharpie markers on Wednesday. The next step will be bringing the story to life using Bloxels, Puppet Pals, Stop motion, or another idea.
Today we had the pleasure of launching our projects by having each group share at the Fitchburg Community Senior Center. See the video of the beginning of the presentation - link to video. Students were interviewed by FACTv and the Verona Area Press. Many of the groups will be presenting at the Madison Maker Faire in May.
Braille Brick Group
They are teaching key words to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star....
Lastly teams reflected on their progress.
Shark Tank Footage
Today teams started their research to prepare for their Shark Tank presentations.
We used a template for research that was developed by Ms. Rachel Nolan, a teacher at Country View.