Collaborative Project Teams Grades 4 & 5 and Grade 3 joined the team for two weeks!

Using Project Planning Sheets, the project is broken down into smaller parts.

Each day students assess the work to be done based on the progress of the project. They set dailey goals that they beleive can be accomplished in one class period and then record if they were able to accomplish the goal or if the next class will need to complete these steps.

Collaborative Making our clay letters that will go under the stained glass window. "THE MORE VARIETY THE BETTER SOCIETY". This quote really shows what we want to communicate about our Wyandot community.

Enlarging the drawing for the stained Glass window, planning the colors, and making pattern pieces for each piece of glass has to be done before we can learn to work with the glass.
The planning process with 8 or 9 students in 8 different 4th and 5th grade classroom required us to communicate our ideas clearly.
Flexibility and problem solving has become essential to our process:
  • We used planning sheets and one minute videos to communicate our best ideas to the students on the other 7 teams we were working with.
  • We tried using accordian books to communicate how we wanted to show our topics and ideas and they became so big it was hard to find the information.
  • We tried recording quick videos at the end of each class to update everyone on what we accomplished but we did not always clean up quickly enough to have time to record our video.
  • We broke our projects down into smaller parts and set daily goals then marked off what we accomplished and then stapled our daily plan to the top of each stack. This helped.