Peek at the Week in Project Extra
What a Week!!!
8th grade worked on Media Literacy and we introduced the KIVA project, which I will explain more at the bottom of the page. We are also starting to design our ceiling tiles which is a special project for 8th graders only. They did an amazing job of coming up with and organizing a scavenger hunt for 3rd and 4th grade to get used to the building. They worked the stations and had the kids do various logic, math, and trivia questions.
6th-7th grade also did an incredible job creating a leprechaun scavenger hunt for 5th grade. They made flow charts, a store, logic problems, math problems, and riddles. This week in media literacy I showed them the impacts of photoshop and just how much pictures and video are edited and how those edits give an unrealistic view of reality and self-image.
5th grade learned two new games, Pandemic and Forbidden Sky!! They loved them both!! Then they were surprised by the onery leprechaun that lead them on their adventures through the school. They came back and created devices to try and steal the gold from the leprechaun. We also played the simulation of living on $1 a day. They were amazed at how difficult it was to survive on so little and the decisions you had to make.
3rd-4th grade also played the new games, went on the scavenger hunt, and tried to steal the gold. They started looking at their KIVA projects to try and start making their choices and doing their research. Finally, we finished our "Human Cannonball" projects and fired off a variety of Barbies to see how we did!
Next Week's Schedule
Tuesday - Smoke and Mirrors of Media Literacy, impact on Body Image and Self Esteem and KIVA Project. Students will finish the documentary $1 a Day and play a game where students are trying to survive on $1 a day but various things begin to happen to them and they have to make choices.
Wednesday - 5th grade - The Greatest Show on Earth - The science behind the HighWire and the Kiva Project. Students will watch the documentary and try and learn what it is like to live on $1 a day in certain countries.
Thursday The Greatest Show on Earth - The science behind the Human Cannonball act and the Kiva Project. Students will watch the documentary $1 a Day.
This week we are going to focus on listening with our eyes and heart. How do we notice when others are struggling and how do we help out? How can we turn this into a leadership trait? I have shared the video that we will watch this week and it is a perfect example of listening with our eyes and heart. Being aware of the needs of others and acting upon it!!