Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A BIG project to end our year...

Wow, I can't believe it's time to start back to school already!  We had a really crazy end to our year with 3 schools closing and lots of teachers moving around.  Thankfully, I didn't have to move this year, but there was still plenty going on and I completely forgot to blog about our last BIG project.  Sadly, it also ended up being my last project as a seventh grade teacher since I'm getting moved to full-time eighth grade for the new year.

For our final project, I teamed up with another seventh grade teacher to have the kids make scale drawings of Matchbox cars.  I've always wanted to do this project, but never really had the space.  To be honest, we had a hard time finding the space this time.

We were very blessed to have some very large (over 5 feet wide) paper donated to us by a local paper plant.  We divided our classes into groups of four, gave each group a car, rulers, and measuring tapes and let them work.  It took about three days for the cars to be completely finished, in full color, but they did an amazing job!

You might notice an anti-bullying theme on some of the cars, this was because our guidance department was using the cars as part of an anti-bullying campaign.  Needless to say this was a pretty big project for me to say goodbye to seventh grade with.

And one last announcement!

Coming soon...