“It’s not my Fault” Expedition Kick-Off
Date: September 1, 2015
Hosts: Freeman, Keller, Lapinski, Lappé
Expedition Guiding Questions:
BIG: How does the land affect people?
Science: How do natural forces shape our Earth?
Social Studies: How do people tell the story of their relationship to the Earth?
ELA: How does a changing Earth affect people?
Math: How can the composition of the earth be represented using ratios and percents?
After an interactive story of The Franklin School of Innovation, from our Executive Director, Michelle Vruwink, 6th graders traveled in groups to four stations to rotate through a series of interdisciplinary learning experiences, designed to spark wonder and curiosity.
“I NOTICE, and I WONDER” observations and questions from students will help frame this expedition. Mr. Keller’s class took a question-seeking hike to explore our campus, including the Monarch Way Station.
|Station 1- Story Illustration
Location: Mrs. Lapinski’s room
Station Leader: Mrs. Lapinski
Description: Using white paper and colored pencils students will visually depict the story of Ka-Ha-Si
|Station 2- Tell it to me
Location: Mr. Freeman’s Classroom
Station Leader: Mr. Freeman
Description: Students will partner up when they arrive in Mr. Freeman’s room. Both students will have a different story. Students will silently read their story, and retell their story to their partner.
How did your story change as it was retold and how does that impact the main idea of the story?
|Station 3- Dear Future Me
Location: Ms.Lappe’s classroom
Station Leader: Ms.Lappe
Description: Students will write a letter to myself about how they got to this place and what they hope to get out of this year. These letters will be kept in a time capsule for each class and opened at the end of the year.
|Station 4- Our Space
Location: Outside- Meet by wood pile
Station Leader: Mr. Keller
Description: Students will tour the campus and demonstrate stewardship along the way! Moving rocks, pulling weeds and picking up trash- the options are endless!