Monday was our last day of school. Our principal asked all the classes to not show a movie the last day of school and gave us plenty of time to consider a new option. She encouraged us to choose an activity that would support community and conversations. I have to admit I always showed Akeelah and the Bee the last day of school and loved that activity because it has so many great lessons that we always discussed, but I had to change my plans.
We would end the year the way we started the year. With our famous Room 228 quote: "We are ____ ." Students could choose to fill in the blank with the following: historians, scientists, readers, writers, word smiths, and mathematicians. After brainstorming and filling up our entire dry erase board with favorite activities students broke into smaller groups to work on their anchor posters which I will use next year for the first few weeks of school as a preview.
|Creating "We are scientists"|