Soooo when my school received new laptops, I received a bunch of empty boxes!!
I had planned to use the boxes last spring to do a "Peeps" contest, however I went out on medical leave. I did write how I did my project, you can read about it here. I had hoped to do it with my 4th graders last year, so it's only fair to let them do it now that they are in 5th grade.
I brought the finished project to school to show my students and they really wanted to get started.
Because of limited storage, I decided to let only one class at a time work on them.
here) and since I don't need those tops-they were up for grabs.
While it is fun to just go to art and make stuff from recycles-I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't connect it to our standards. My intro to this project included a discussion on careers. When you see a movie or a play who designs the set? I asked them to base this project on their favorite book or story and create the scene for their characters.
My students had a blast! It was an engaging project that took about 3 class sessions. Now the other 5th grade classes want to know when they can start their Story in a Box!
What projects do you do that uses recycles? I'd love to hear about it!
Thanks for reading!