It is enrichment day! Every classroom in the building is participating in a day full of enrichment activities. The students are learning through hands on activities as they work on their ongoing project until the end of the day. I've seen virtual field trips, and 4th graders creating balloon vehicles, but 1st graders are making bugs! The idea is to design on a dime and use trash to create something new, so first grade has decided to learn about bugs and their habitats through creation. We supplied students with some materials, but also asked them to bring in trash from home, and this trash is being turned into some wonderful new things! Students are to build a bug- including the three parts, the antennae, and 6 legs. The imaginative part of the project is that they cannot recreate a bug that they see in nature, but instead have to make a new bug that has never been discovered. Students create the habitat , no matter how crazy it is, and must pair up with a friend to cross the bugs traits in order to create a baby bug. You would not believe how creative these kiddos are, and the learning that is happening is outstanding!
I'm just an Elementary Nerd sharing my excitement for the classroom!
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