While the SIM player and SIM reflector work to finish up their parts of the project, the other two partners will be working on starting the essay. Each group member contributed to the research for the essay and the teams spent last week organizing the information. Now the essay writer and the organizer will work to write half of the essay prior to fall break in a week and a half. However, this should a smooth process, because of the work of each team member.
SIM City The Final Stretch
We are now two weeks away from finishing up SIM City, which is the first major portion of the project. Teams will be spending a good part of this week finishing up their first of two reflections for SIM. Each team has taken screen shots of their progress and sent them to their SIM reflector who will use the information to complete the reflection.
Start Saving Recyclables
One way that families can start helping their students will be in saving recyclables. The model portion of the project, which we will start later, requires the use of recyclable to build. Successful teams during this phase of the project have a wide variety of materials with which to work. Students will be assigned bins in the coming weeks when they can start bringing these recyclables to school.