|Sample book page|
Students were put into 4 different groups (2 groups of 5, 2 groups of 4). Their first task was to trace someone. I left it up to them to decide who to trace. Much to my surprise, there was no arguing in any group! We were off to a great start!
|This was one group deciding who was going to be traced. I loved their spontaneous huddle!|
After learning about different systems of the body, students filled in the friend they traced with the "insides" we learned about. Students gave me a shopping list of the materials they wanted to represent each body system. I set them loose with the materials available. They had their books they filled in to refer to and were reminded about teamwork.
Materials used: white copy paper for bones (I gave each group 1 less sheet than the number of people in the group- had to problems solve), red yarn: muscles, yellow balloons: lungs, paper (copied) brain & heart, purple yarn: intestines, plastic baggie: stomach (drew food on scrap paper and put in stomach), rolled copy paper: esophagus.
|Teamwork: coloring a brain|
I think they did an awesome job for their first group project. I am proud of them for working together to accomplish a task!