Thursday, January 31, 2013

Innovation Day: January 2013

This month of January we did something called Innovation Day. "What is that?" you may ask. Innovation Day is a day when students are teachers and the teacher is the student. On this day we teach others and make a project about what interests us the most. We also have to tell what we made and tell a bit of it's history.

Before Innovation Day we had to plan what will my classmates be learning from us, what I'll be creating, and how will we present it. First, we searched or thought about a topic what interests us the most. We wrote our topic on our Innovation Day plan sheet. We used the planning sheet to help us organize what were are going to do on Innovation Day. After that, we had to think what we'll be learning and what my classmates will be learning. Next, we brainstormed what were we going to make or create. What we made had to go with our topic. Last, we had to know how to present our topic.

On our Innovation Day we did all kinds of things from Ancient Greece to model cars, from art to fish, and historical dolls to a replica of WW1. Our class took some time to present because a storm hit our school. Everybody eventually presented. Each time someone presented, the class had to write on a piece of paper what they learned from that person. The teacher even learned something new from the students. At the end of each presentation there was a Q and A which is questions and answers. There were at least 3-4 classmates who asked a question. We gave everyone a big applause after the presentation and Q and A. So that is how we spent our awesome Innovation Day.

I can't wait until we get to do it again.