Last Thursday and today (Monday) the grade six class, enjoyed participating in their second 3-Act Lesson of the year, in a “Thinking Classroom” format.
Their goal: How many cookies are actually in a large Girl Guide box?
Act 1: Spark interest, by showing the following video. What did you notice? What did you wonder?
Act 2: Focus in on the problem with only pictures and little information to guide their own strategy choices and next steps.
This included showing pictures with information that may be supportive like these…
ok…so you get the picture now….more pictures, more videos were displayed….and…
Act 3: Putting it all together, and reflection.
This portion is still up for completion tomorrow (consolidation and answer reveal.. they are on the right track, some have it and others are so close!
As students worked together to figure it out and #dontstealthestruggle, they worked in small groups in a thinking classroom format. Standing and conversing in a way that allows each student to visually see and provide input into the work displayed. Here are the students in action, and their work at the end of today’s class.
Looking forward to seeing them grow in our next 3-Act lesson in a few weeks time!