The students were in three groups that rotated to stations that included expressive writing, using mathematics to calculate the board feet in a standing tree and an assessment of water quality in 4 Pole Creek. Mr. Williams modified the board feet and water quality protocols that we used in the project to be appropriate for sixth grade students.
The students worked diligently and solved the tasks of the day with enthusiasm. They not only enjoyed the project but learned some real world math, science and writing skills. A community member was walking in the park and asked one of the students what they were doing. The student replied, “We are learning.” What a great response!
If you are interested in using the activities that Mr. Williams developed, I am certain that he will be more than happy to share. If you go to Mr. Williams’ blog, he plans to have links to download his documents soon.