Reflection: Joy Going to College - Section 3: Advice from Older Students


My students were so excited to hear college advice from students who graduated the high school they will attend!  Hearing from these students helped to make the idea of applying, getting in, and paying for college more real.  Creating these videos took time, but it was completely worth it.

Some of my students shared that they have an older brother or sister currently in college.  I encouraged them to ask their brothers and sisters if they would want to create a video about college for 6th graders.  Another idea I have is to check in with the four former high school students during this year (their freshman year) to ask them about how college is going so far.


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Going to College

Unit 2: The College Project - Working with Decimals
Lesson 2 of 16

Objective: SWBAT: • Share what they know and want to know about college • Read about colleges and universities • Use fact sheets to answer questions about these colleges

Big Idea: Why is it important to go to college? What advice do older students have for applying to college? Students start to familiarize themselves with applying and attending college. This will serve as a frame for the work they will do throughout the unit.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Decimals, college, 6th grade, master teacher project, financial aid, tuition
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