I had Year 2’s in the Makerspace but this challenge could be done with any year level. The team focus for this group was ‘Interactive Art’, so the end product would be a ‘jigsaw’ style piece of art, made from a Perfect Square which would then be added to a backboard with 'clues' to held others complete it, the pieces would be held in a CD case with a photo of the finished product on the front so that other students could complete and interactive with it.
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We read the book, learners guessed what the square would turn into. After reading the book we revisited each day to see how the square was treated eg torn, shattered, snipped etc. I role modeled each action showing how NOT to make pieces to tiny or they would fall to the floor and be lost. After learners chose their square they shared their idea with others at their table.
It’s important to remind learners that the goal is to use the whole square and to cut, rip or snip from one side of the square all the way to the other. It's about turning the square into something even more interesting and later back in class writing about the adventures your square would have.
Once they have set their idea and begun I discussed the plan with each learner, providing them with a Matt board to suit. Learners created their design in the board and added their drawing ‘clues’ for those that would complete their design (jigsaw) later.
Once done learners took a photo and airdropped it to a laptop, once printed they glued it to a CD case which held their ‘square’ pieces.
Soooooooo many creative ideas! A boat, monster truck, flower garden, cat, polar bear, a mountain range, farms, zebra, dinosaur, robot.....and many more.
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.