As visions of sugar plums were dancing through the heads of students just before the holiday break, the 5th grade teachers got together and thought of a Design Challenge of Sugary Delight.
The students had to use their architectural skills to build the tallest and most aesthetically pleasing ginger bread structure possible with their teammates. Before the students could go shopping for supplies, they had to carefully craft a budget to ensure the correct amount of supplies would be purchased. Groups worked together to create a shopping list and a plan for their design.
The Lit Lab at Indian Peaks has been looking for ways to incorporate engaging writing activities into their daily work. Students and teachers hung an interactive bulletin board in the hallway to encourage students, parents, and families to document their "I Wonder..." Participants fill out a small form and drop it in the drop-box (a Kleenex box stapled to the wall). Lit lab students choose a topic of their choice to research and answer via Chromebooks.