Yesterday I mapped a learning plan for an end of unit project for my 6th graders as we wrap up our social issue book club unit. I had a few days to spare and thought it might be nice to tie in the last bend AND an engaging project as we all wait for spring break.
I mapped it out. Made a plan. Prepared a template. Scheduled it in Google Classroom. Then crossed it off my list.
Until this morning…
When I thought about whether they would need a model. Would they be able to do all the steps without a model for a project they’ve never done? Probably. But there would be questions. (There always are regardless of my preparedness.)
Would it help if I made one up? Which topic would I use that would not be an exact replica for some? What should I do?
So… I started to put things together. I hit a few roadblocks. I overcame them. I took the minimal planning time I had today and worked on the various parts of it.
I just reopened the assignment and added my sample to the assignment. While I know it will help them, sometimes I wonder if sometimes I just want the ability to be creative and think like a 6th grader again!