We have two caves and a rainforest in our school!
We have used a suggestion by grade 3 student Mitch, about creating different ‘rooms’ or environments to start our school year. Working in teams to create a ‘room’ has given students the opportunity to use the 5C’s:
Communication Collaboration Curiousity Creativity Compassion
Students chose their room, then worked in teams
Being curious by generating questions about their environment
Being creative to work out how to build their room and doing so
Communicating and collaborating to plan and get the job done
And being compassionate in listening to the presentations of others and in working out the interconnectedness and chains in their environment .
Jed was in cave group 1:
We made the cave with poles and we put a grey blanket and also moved a shelf. I would say doing the inside was the best for me. I really liked doing the team work in our group. Cullen was great to work with because he had awesome ideas, same as Inez, because she knows a lot about caves and animals.
Sol was in Cave Group 2:
I think my group worked really well together because we all were doing different things so that we could get heaps of work done. Jason made a really good spider web and Gully made an awesome Slappy (Vampire). We built the cave with blankets, pegs and bull clips. We also put two signs up saying Come in if You Dare! and DANGER!
Bailey was in the rainforest group:
I was in the jungle group with Mitch, Beau and Lily. We have lots of things in our jungle like a bear, monkeys, snakes and lizards. We all have mostly finished the jobs that we wanted. I think my group went really well. The thing I like the most was the rain. I like the rain best because it was a creative idea, because the rainforest has rain in it.