Barton Open School - Allison Rubin - Uppers (7th and 8th Grade) - 1 hrs
Simpson Housing - Melodee Strong - 0hrs
January 29 - February 4
This week I was supposed to start my shadowing with Melodee Strong at Simpson Housing, but due to some unforeseen illness I was not able to.
With Alli at Barton I was able to successfully teach my lesson. The lesson was centered around the idea of outsourcing in product design incorporated what the students had just learned about tessellations. I believe that the lesson went very well. Each of the students seemed engaged and excited about making something and exploring the ideas that there is a real-world application for what they are doing in the classroom.
It was very interesting to watch and see what each of the students were making. Some decided to stay safe, while others decided that they would go in more complex direction and challenge themselves. Ultimately, the students that went in a more challenging direction seemed to get more out of the project in terms of what their final tessellation look liked and solving all of the problems that they found while working.
All in all, I think each student took home something very unique to themselves, whether that be a curiosity about real-world application of classroom content, or that they have a desire to create things to be produced.
In the next week, I will be scanning and editing each tessellation for maximum clarity, and they will be printed into a large class tapestry-like piece. The following week, I will be presenting the finished tapestry to the class and installing it in the school.
Some examples of the created Tessellations: