Game Exploration and Creation Unit
Students have been working on our new CBU (concept-based unit) since we returned from Winter Break. We are exploring and creating games. This unit will take us through several different activities all centered-around various games.
Pictured is work on our Game History Research Project. Students conducted research on a particular game in regards to its history. They used a graphic organizer to gather their thoughts and presented their findings in a presentation.
Our Concept-Based Unit is in full swing! We have been studying what it means to be a leader as well as some of the elements involved with an election. We discovered how the electoral college works and conducted our own election as we voted for Coke or Pepsi (see picture below).
This week we are looking at local leaders. We are working on a creative writing entry that explores some "What if..." scenarios. We are also using our Productive Thinking Talent to think of many, varied, and unusual things in which to turn our political party drawing starts.
Also...be sure to connect to us on SeeSaw. This is an online digital portfolio that students are using to create and share their work. We are LOVING this tech tool!
Leadership and our Presidential Cabinet
This week we have examined what each member of the Cabinet's job is. We have compiled our own Cabinet based on the jobs of each member. We have used our research and critical thinking skills to hone in on the best personal choices for each position.
We have also begun to examine the electoral college and the workings of the process of the election. This is going to be important to understand as we are rapidly approaching Election Day.
We are continuing our examination of leadership and the election. This week we have explored the qualities that make a good leader. We have described these attributes in detail. GATE students created campaign posters for fictional characters (or made up names). These posters included slogans and a description of all of the great qualities this "leader" possessed. We have had a great week in GATE!
Masters of Colorku!
Fourth Grade Socratic Circle in action
Leadership and the Election
We have begun our first Concept-Based Unit in GATE this week. We are doing a study about leadership, influence, responsibility, and the election. Our unit was introduced with some "Politically Important Images." We enjoyed testing our existing knowledge in this area and discovered we have much to learn about historically significant political figures.
This week we focused on leadership, responsibility, and integrity. We researched these concepts and used our Communication Talent to use many, varied, single words to describe one of the focus terms.
We had a great discussion about integrity and when our conscience influences our decisions. This is going to be a great unit!