Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Puzzling Puzzles

If you have come to parent teacher conferences, you may have noticed that I usually have a puzzle on my back counter.  These puzzles have a historically centered theme and give students a break from school work.  They are allowed to work on the puzzle when all of their school responsibilities are complete, but what they don't know is that it is building their critical thinking skills. 

The puzzle we have been working on

The four students that worked the most on the puzzle: Seth, Carson, Katelyn, and Shelby. 
Shelby was working in the kitchen when I called her to come take this picture (hence the gloves)

The completed puzzle

A fun one with them being silly. 
Seth can take credit for the border, while Carson can take credit for building the people,
and Shelby and Katelyn can take credit for the final completion.
We have just opened Friendship: A Common Ground that shows settlers traveling and assisting each other through the rough terrain.

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