Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Tribe Names

Yesterday we looked at a variety of non-fiction books that had illustrations or photographs of different kinds of sharks.  We had to decide as a group, which shark we wanted to choose as our new tribe name.  After we reached a consensus about our new tribe name, we worked with our 'elbow partner' to measure the dimensions (length and width) of the tribe sign so that we could cut out a piece of paper the same size to illustrate for our new sign.  The results were amazing! 

We are going to continue to work on COLLABORATION.  This is one of the learning skills, that we have identified as a group, that we need to work on.  To date, students have primarily worked with a partner.  Working in small groups of four is much more challenging.

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