Thursday, September 30, 2010

Middle School's Who's Who Bulletin Board

The theme for the second six weeks in Middle School is Identity and Advocacy. The bulletin board is a grid with each student having a square.

After talking with the students about sports names and product names that are readily identifiable, we spoke about how we identify people. The students brainstormed ways we identify people including how they look and how they sound. We also talked about the uniqueness of our fingerprints, voiceprints, and teeth marks.

In writing, each student answered the three following questions: If you could live anywhere, where would it be? If you could work at any job, what would it be?  If you could change one thing to make the world a better place, what would it be?

The answers were transferred to “stick notes”. The notes were mixed up and each student was given a set of answers. They had to place their notes within the squares of the students they thought the answers belonged to.

During the six weeks, the students will have the opportunity to make changes to the board. On the final day of the six weeks, each student will reveal his or her correct answers.

This interactive board allows the students the opportunity to think about their fellow classmates and to see how much they actually know about each other.