It’s a Geometric World, 1st grade project (Day 28) by Ms. Trowbridge’s First Graders


“Today we finished answering all of our Need to Knows from our PBL wall.”  (Paola)  “It feels good to answer the questions because it was fun to learn about shapes.”  (Liz)   “When we did our Need to Knows we learned all of our shapes.”  (Alaiya)  “We learned about attributes of shapes.  Attributes describe shapes like how many corners or sides a shape has.”  (Ximena)

“We looked a map of an aerial view of Katherine Smith so that we could make our own map using 3-D shapes.”  (Giovanny)  “We listed all the things that we saw on the map.” (Tatiana)  “Ms. Trowbridge grouped some things together in different groups so we could know what our group would be doing.”  (Yaritza)  “We went back to our groups and listed the things we would be building for the map.”  (Anthony)  “We listed the shapes we would be using for our map.”  (Jay)

“We practiced building the buildings.  We used styrofoam rectangular prisms and glued two together.”  (Jadine)  “We glued popsicle sticks on the outside to cover the styrofoam.” (Johana)  “We’re going to paint them to look like the real buildings.”  (Anahi)

“We also organized our yellow PBL folders to get ready for our Shape Museum next Friday.”  (Jay)



4 thoughts on “It’s a Geometric World, 1st grade project (Day 28) by Ms. Trowbridge’s First Graders

    1. This is project based learning. It’s multi-disciplinary, and many standards integrated into this work-math, literacy, social studies, science, and engineering. More importantly, this project includes the types of things we can guarantee students need: critical thinking, oral and written communication, creativity and innovations, and collaboration.

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