Kid’s Design Challenge Expo

This term our inquiry learning, “No place like home,” has culminated in a design challenge.  After finding out about natural and built features in our local area, we investigated an area around our school that we thought could be re-designed to ensure it better meets the need of our community.  We then followed the steps in a design brief: Kid’s Design Challenge brief.

The last step in the design process was to present our ideas to an audience and WOW what a great audience we had…

Thank you to all our school mates and family members who came to hear about the process we worked through, our ideas and to check out our models.  We are very proud of the work we did and received some great feedback.  Some of the feedback was positive, some of the feedback could help us improve our ideas even further.

2MS, what do you think were some of the best ideas we had?

Which step in the Design Challenge did you do your most learning in?

What skills did you develop?

Writing Descriptions

bucktoothed-monsterAs part of our descriptive writing unit, we have been writing descriptions of monster pictures.  This has helped us to focus on nouns and adjectives.  We are also working on making sure we are writing complete simple sentences (including a capital letter at the start and full stop at the end – EVERY TIME).

I have written a description of a monster.  After reading my writing, I would love you to draw what you think my monster looks like.

You can bring your drawings into class.  I wonder whose drawing will look the closest to the real thing?

A Monster Description