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Project Based Learning is in full swing at Burton Elementary



crime sceneOfficer Rick stopped by the classroom after hearing what Goldilocks had done to room 101 to discuss stranger danger and how Goldilocks did not make good choices. The children brainstormed ideas and participated in peer collaboration to design WANTED posters for Goldilocks. Using kind words and thoughtful suggestions, the students were able to critique the rough draft posters into final copies that were displayed around the room.   Assessment included the setting, key details, capital letters, and punctuation.

puppetsThe first grade class designed their own puppets to use for the story retell presentation. They did amazing! The creativity in the retell was unique and entertaining! 

The students tried porridge, some for the first time! They collected data to see who liked porridge and who did not. This helped them develop of graph, graphic organizer, and complete a written assignment! 

A real estate agent from Century 21 HomeStar held a discussion with the first grade and taught them about the steps he takes to learn the needs of his clients to find them a home. He brainstormed ideas with them so they could design a home for Goldilocks. The children worked REin teams to pull together all the information from the real estate agent, the story, and personal ideas to build Goldilocks a home. Some Ideas for Goldilocks needs were a perfectly perfect chair, just right porridge, and a comfortable bed; not too hard and not too soft. The projects were assessed during the team presentations in front of the first grade class. 


Sara from Geauga Jobs and Family Services is working closely with the first grade to develop ideas that will support the PBL driving question: How can we support our community members in need? The driving question is the main focus of the project.  The driving question engages the students, is open-ended, and is aligned with the learning goals. Mrs. Mann's first grade class is building relationships with each other and with the members of the community while taking part in engaging standard approved lessons! Stay tuned!!!




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