As IB learners, Swigert students love to celebrate their learning! Each grade level does this a few times throughout the year. The most recent celebrations occurred in third- and fourth-grade classrooms.
The third grade just wrapped up their “Where We Are in Place and Time” unit with a potluck celebration of their narrative writing. During this unit, students wrote historical fiction stories from the late 1800s or early 1900s about characters who immigrated into Ellis Island. For the celebration, students and their families had the choice to bring in food from a family recipe, a cuisine from another culture, or a recipe from their fictional character.
The fourth grade presented their learning to the third graders on the central idea “Needs and Wants can Motivate Change.” Students had the opportunity to choose an artifact that accurately represents a time period or people group in Colorado History.
Options included: Native Americans, explorers, trappers, traders, miners, settlers, farmers, ranchers or reformers. Students were reflective and creative in their choices as they created realistic artifacts and wrote about their significance to the time period or people group.
Look out for your student’s next presentation of learning in your teacher updates and we hope you will join us celebrating all of the exciting learning your students are engaged in!