In this project students will be asked to be:
One goal of this project is to strengthen our classroom community through learning a new skill together (riding a skateboard or learning a new trick) and encouraging each other.
After researching various ways to individualize their decks, in art with Ms. Tasi, students will create a deck that tells us something about their unseen strengths, passions, or a newfound resilience learned during this process.
Students will create a two-page, informational layout to teach readers about an aspect of skateboarding they experienced and/or researched.
Students will self reflect on their strengths & passions and write a piece of poetry describing the attributes that people may not know or see.
Students will deconstruct and learn the parts of a skateboard and their function as well as build their own individual skateboard.
What can we learn about each other and ourselves through skateboarding?
What lessons from learning how to skateboard can we use throughout our 4th grade year?
Other Questions to Explore:
can clearly write to inform and to explain my ideas. W.4.2
I can conduct short research projects to help me learn about topics.W.4.7
I can research and use what I have experienced to gather information. W.4.8 I can gather evidence from my reading to support my writing. W.4.9
I can plan, revise, and edit my writing with the help of my peers and adults. W.4.5
I can use technology to create pieces of writing and to interact and share ideas with others. W.4.6