Today I shared the thought provoking and beautifully written picture book “If I was a Banana”. We talked about what we would be and why and also why the book had the ending it did (I won’t spoil it for you!). Then I offered the opportunity for learners to be four things today.....An Engineer, A Scientist, An Artist and a Robot Wrangler. Learners chose a path.....the Artists created a work to share what it was they wanted to be (shared earlier with a buddy). Engineers built Duplo, Scientists did an experiment and hypothesized......our Robot Wranglers and their teacher were definitely challenged (remember my ultimate goal as well as preparing our learners for their futures is building teacher capacity). A set of DASH Robots also went back to class for the team to rotate around their classes over the next week, this ensures the ‘experts’ from today’s session then get to lead and share back in class. We then also get coverage for all students.
I wonder what the kids will call me, today one said "I'm looking for the Apple Teacher"......and another said "Are you Mrs Maker?" ......funny.