The hum in the air is not from bees; it’s my 6th grade students. No they are not humming. They are working on their Literature Circle Projects. They are excited. You can feel the energy in the air. My heart leaps with joy. Before passing out the project guidelines, I was a little leary if the projects would work. I had never given groups a choice of projects. I usually had them create a book jacket or a cereal box report, but this time I wanted them to have more ownership and input in the project. The groups have a list of seven project choices to choose from. The groups will then create a rubric with point values for their project. This also is a first to me. I want them to have ownership with their projects. I feel at this moment in time they will strive to do their best and I will be happy with their final outcomes.
Trying Something New March 29, 2011