Then came the flood of questions. What are we doing? What are those? Can we touch them?
Students put their backpacks down and came to our CPR (Circle of Power and Respect) so we could chat.
I answered them with questions. What do you think these are? Why do you think they are in our class? What is the purpose? Do you think you should touch them? (We set some ground rules about touching.)
I explained that we would discuss after specials, in the meantime, enjoy your new home.
My students are so excited about their journey west!
We reviewed rectangular prism nets, so students could construct their own covered wagon for the wagon train. We have some very interesting wagons.
Soon would be "Wagon Masters" picks and the challenge of selecting their supplies for the trip.
There was decision making, compromising, death, sickness, joys and problem solving.
I have never seen a more engaged group of students!
Students working collaboratively in their wagons!
Wifi in the wagon!
See how the students turned the pvc pipe structures into different ecosystems!