Grade 5 leapt into their new unit, all about community. To allow the students more freedom I had previously set up a google classroom so that I could freely interact with grade 5 students in particular.
As part of a pre assessment I asked students to watch movies, read articles I had provided on Graffiti art, yarn bombing etc. and asked them to complete a quiz to discover what they already knew and what they were interested in.
Next we went on a tour of our school looking at areas that they liked and discussing ways in which our school environment could be improved. I used this opportunity to revise with students different ways that they could use their ipads or sketchbooks to record their ideas including using graphic organisers.
Living in Rome offered (unfortunately) an incredible wealth of discussion about community environments as our trash is often not collected, not to mention the large amount of graffiti/ tag art all over the city.The walls outside our school are marked and so I thought it vital we take a quick field trip to see and discuss this.
To be continued….