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PBL Camp: PreK-Grade 2 (Week 1)

PBL Camp: PreK-Grade 2 (Week 1)

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How will you make the oil spill relevant to your early elementary students? This is our brainstorming thread -- any and all ideas and thoughts welcome!

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Rita's picture
multi-age teacher pre-k -2nd grade

I would let the students make a mini-oil spill in an old water bottle by adding sand, plastic toy animals, water and oil. I would do other oil and water experiments to let the students see how water and oil don't mix. I would then let thier questions and interests lead the rest of the lesson.

Keerstin Harrington's picture

I am feeling rather lost at the moment. I am not with a group yet. Is anyone else looking for a group or wouldn't mind me collaborating with them?

Amanda Walma's picture

I also need a group. I am not going to be able to participate after 7/29. But would love to help out some group until I leave on my vacation. Let me know if you are interested.

Suzie Boss's picture
Suzie Boss
Journalist and PBL advocate

[quote]Is anyone else looking for a group or wouldn't mind me collaborating with them?[/quote]
Hi Keerstin,
Have you seen comments in this discussion that sound like project ideas you'd like to join? If so, send a message directly to the person whose comments you like. (Click on their name to see their profile page. From there, you can send a personal message.) There are also some good elementary projects getting started in the wiki. Have you explored those? Several are still looking for team members.
Good luck!

Rita's picture
multi-age teacher pre-k -2nd grade

I also feel a bit confused, I am not in a group, don't know how to wiki or not sure I want to join Twitter. What am I supposed to be doing now? Also the other groups are for older students.

Suzie Boss's picture
Suzie Boss
Journalist and PBL advocate

Hi Rita and Keerstin,
How about you two starting a new team? Looks like you're both working with primary students. Even if you decide to do individual projects, you'll have a brainstorming partner.
You can connect by sending each other a personal message in the Edutopia community.

Suzie Boss's picture
Suzie Boss
Journalist and PBL advocate

There are some teams underway that are still looking for members. I'm sure they'd love to have you contribute during the coming week. Take a look at the wiki project folder--or send me a message if you'd like some ideas!

Cheryln's picture
5th & 6th teacher from NYC

Hi all,

I'm still looking for a group too. I work with primary grades.


Stephanie Dulmage's picture

Participating in the PBL Camp was so valuable. I can't wait to implement all of the wonderful ideas. I looking for first grade teachers to collaborate on a project titled "Who We Are?" I'd like to roll all of the "getting to know you stuff" into a project that starts with the indivudal student and moves to who we are and our impact/value as a class and school with a strong inquiry, critical thinking base and tech integration. Let me know if you'd like to collaborate.

Laura R Bingham's picture
Laura R Bingham
Kindergarten Teacher

I would like to do a PBL on the Ocean with my Kindergarten Students. I am struggling a bit with the Essential question. Anybody out there already tackle this?

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