Last Thursday we had such a fun day kicking off the Safety PBL Project with all of our first graders!
As I shared a week ago, the first graders are going to be choosing any topic of safety that they would like to learn more about, to research, and create a project to share with our kindergarteners and others.
We have done a lot of brainstorming and have investigated all kinds of safety topics.
The Safety. Safety. Safety. Smore has been awesome to get them into these topics too. As they narrow their focus and begin to think about their driving questions, we invited several people to talk to us about safety.
At our "Safety Day" on Thursday we had....
Mr. Daggett, the Van Meter police chief....
I loved watching them write down things they were still curious about too....this would help drive even more learning and research as they create their project.
Our new friend Frank Scaglione, who is a meteorologist with KCCI in Des Moines, Skyped with us.
The first graders then had a chance to ask Frank questions. They were great questions too!
Next week we will all gather in the library for a big morning of researching our "driving questions". I can't wait to hear all of the excitement as they dive even deeper into their safety topics.
We will then begin to create our projects and prepare to teach others about safety too.
The first graders can't wait to share with all of you too!