I’m sitting here this morning enjoying a leisurely breakfast thanks to the snow! Two hour delay for me! I initially become stressed when faced with snow days and delays because that means less time into an already packed schedule to get my kids ready for the NYS test in April. However there is nothing I can do about weather so I might as well just enjoy my free time. It means I finally get to blog about the amazing projects my kids did for the final unit for Inside out and Back Again!
This was a NYS module unit that I decided to try….although I have mixed feelings about teaching a scripted unit, I really did enjoy the book. The “script” provided a final project for the students in which they had to research refugees and create a ‘story’ of a refugee in poem form. I decided to give them more options than just the poem and let some of the technology my school is blessed to have help them with this task.
I included not only the poem option, but a collage, digital collage, and digital interview that the students recorded. Some of the students even made professional-like documentary videos pretending to ‘interview’ the refugee. I can’t include those on here because they show students’ faces 🙁 But overall I thought the students did a great job and I got some good work back. Here’s some of the best!