This class was engaged in exploring 3D shapes when the teacher gave them the story “Changes, Changes” by Pat Hutchin. In this wordless picture book, each page uses the same blocks to create different objects to tell a story. The students were then asked to create different objects with the exact same pieces of Lego. When they finished creating something using all their pieces, they took a picture with an iPad and then started again. They used the app Picollage to create the collages.
Student Work Sample
I can get new ideas or build on or combine other people’s ideas to create new things within the constraints of a form, a problem, or materials.
I can get new ideas to create new things or solve straightforward problems. My ideas are fun, entertaining, or useful to me and my peers, and I have a sense of accomplishment. I can use my imagination to get new ideas of my own, or build on other’s ideas, or combine other people’s ideas in new ways. I can usually make my ideas work within the constraints of a given form, problem, or materials if I keep playing with them.