Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thursday Throwdown: Sea Journeys

Yay Thursday!

Boy am I glad that this week is almost over! It has been a mess, and I am ready for the weekend!

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Now, I know I've talked about our really cool sea explorer project before (here) (and mentioned in other places :).

But I just wanted to show you have much the kids love it (and how creative they can be!)

Quick summary: Students are divided into groups. They need to sail from Japan to Australia (which is conveniently located on the other side of the world) dodging storms, ice burgs, whirlpools and sea monsters.










Every day, they write in their ship's logs (and take turns being captain/first mate) to earn moving forward points. But they have to be careful, because the High Empress, Goddess of the Sea (me :), could decided to throw them a curve ball-known as a travel card. Cards can be good or bad (and usually come out when the entries haven't been up to snuff). They must work together to record their journeys to reach their destination.



They love this! They told me the other day that they missed doing it and how much fun it was.

Here are some of my favorite entries:

Now, these next ones are some of my favorite-her partners were absent for a few days, so she wrote  very creative entries about here missing partners.

I loved seeing their entries every day!

Smiles and Sunshine,
Kaitlyn

1 comment:

  1. How creative! And what fun learning for the kids. They are fortunate to have a teacher who "goes the extra mile" (Get it?)

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