Global Day of Design is a day focused on creating, making, and building. This year I had the privilege to work with two first grade classes. Since they focused on fairy tales earlier this year, we set up a design extension challenge to the traditional tale of the Three Little Pigs. Their task was to build a new house for the pigs that could withstand the breath of the wolf (AKA Big Bad Blowdryer). Students were given the budget of $10 design dollars to build their house. If successful, they moved on to the next level which added another layer of difficulty. After the event, students reflected on their product, collaboration, and process.
I'm a working parent. I'd love the opportunity to peek into my children's learning community but time and schedules don't always allow that. I'm hoping this blog will allow you to peek in our LRC so that you get a glimpse of all the fun and learning taking place.