Welcome to Global Maker Day 2018!
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We brainstormed in each class to decide what animal should be the mascot.
Then, we read books and found facts about the animals.
Next, we made a commercial for that animal.
Finally, we voted using the ballot to the right.
We combined Science and Social Studies. We studied weather and the water cycle, then studies weather maps. Here is what we learned about the water cycle presented with Green Screen videos.
Wants and Needs
We branstormed needs from our world. From that list of 30 or so needs students picked 3 they felt passionate about. They did a walk and share where they walked around the room to share their thoughts with others. Then we formed small groups to work with based on like ideas. As a small group the team brainstormed the problem and possible solutions. Each group then selected something FEASIBLE they could do as a 3rd grader to help the problem. Each team had an expert come in and discuss their ideas. They then made a prototype for their solution. They shared with others and got feedback on their ideas, then made adjustments. Finally, we presented to the class.
Experts were people from our school who were experienced in the ideas. For the homeless bag project the expert was from our IT department. She was in Puerto Rico after the hurricane to help with relief efforts. For the litter idea, our experts were from our maintenance department. Our guidance department came in to help the mental illness group and the gun safety group.
To see all of the projects, visit scheck.padlet.org/penchev/maker3