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Fifth Grade Explores Toys!

Mr. Potato Head? Lite Brite? Fifth grade students recently completed a Project Based Learning activity called The History of Toys!  Project Based Learning is an academic strategy that requires students to investigate a topic for an extended period of time. This method of learning is student driven, requires collaboration, and inventive thinking. Students began the unit by exploring the “Toy Emporium” teachers created in the 4th/5th grade nest. Next, students read about different traditional toys and researched toys from the 1950’s to today. The final challenge was for students to use the information they learned about traditional toys and how they changed throughout history to create their own original toys. IMPRESSIVE doesn’t begin to describe their creations!  Fifth graders rose to the challenge!  Check it out!