Reflection: Accountability How Trashy Am I? - Section 3: Days 2-5: Explain


In order to make students accountable for putting forth effort to make their books the very best and and taking pride in their work, every student will present and read their book to a lower grade class once it is finished. I email all of our lower grade teachers a week prior to our projects being finished and request a few who would be willing to have a "Guest Reader" in their rooms. Once I get a list of teachers who would like a student reader, and find out what times work best for them, I make a schedule for my students and post it in class. Each student will have a specific day/time they will visit a classroom and read their story to the class while projecting it for them to see. I have noticed that by doing this, the quality of student work increases so much. When students know what someone other than just the teacher will be seeing their work, especially when other kids will see their work, they want to put their best foot forward!

One of the nice things about using Mixbook is that students or parents can purchase paperback or hard covers of their books for a small fee (usually $15-$20). Three families purhased their child's recycling adventures and the students were actually able to read their books, rather than just projecting them. It was very exciting for the to be "published authors"!

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How Trashy Am I?

Unit 4: Enivronmental Science
Lesson 3 of 15

Objective: SWBAT calculate their family's and their own personal trash consumption over a day, week, month, and year and create a children's book that describes the recycling process.

Big Idea: Together, we can reduce, reuse, and recycle... and teach others to do so, too!

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Science, waste, Carbon, environment, oil, Air
  130 minutes
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