We started filming months in advance. Students were selected to be reporters who were filmed "on location" during all of our field trips (which we call field work). We filmed on location at the local wetlands where students had the opportunity to handle, explore, sketch, and reflect about the critters all around them.
Hands On Learning With Insects
All in all, it was a blast for the students, the faculty, the parents, and myself. Not only was it entertaining, but it allowed the rest of the school to have a sneak peak inside our learning adventures!
Sharing The Story of Our Learning
Once or twice a year, each class at our elementary school has the opportunity to share the story of their learning with the rest of their peers at a school-wide assembly. Our class goes all out on these occasions by sharing our learning through a carefully developed skit, complete with lights, props, video, and sound effects (yes in another life I would have been a director). Last year we came up with a plan to share the story of our "Arthropod Expedition" by designing a newscast skit which we