Monday, January 5, 2009

Unusual Combination Creation

You are an inventor who needs to create a new invention in a short amount of time. In your workshop, you found ten items that you could combine. Time is running out, so get started and work quickly . . .
1. Chair
2. Table
3. Bottle
4. Board
5. Computer
6. Crayon
7. Pencil
8. Bucket
9. Marker
10. Eraser

Friday, December 19, 2008

Holiday Story Machine

You are a newspaper editor who just picked up the paper from the prnter. There is a problem . . . only 11 randomly placed words showed up in the stories. What could these stories be about? Who is going to write more stories that use these words before it is time for the newpaper to go out?

Here are the words that showed up . . .

advent chimney decorations fireplace garland
mistletoe tinsel wreath present reindeer

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mr. Pilson needs our help!

At Mr. Pilson's blog, he needs our help writing a song about animals from different continents. Can you help him write some lyrics? He needs a short poem about whales, elephants, seals and penguins. Can you write a short poem about these?

Visit his blog to post your poem as a comment

Friday, December 5, 2008


You are a famous author and you have been asked to share the beginning of your next book. Please show us what you can do . . .

Friday, November 14, 2008

Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox

Your job as a famous author is to compose an alternate or extended ending to the story Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox based on how the story ends.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Flag PBL Activity

Last week, you were to create a new flag to represent our school. We read a book about the various flags in USA history and watched a Discovery Education Video on the American flag. Your flag was supposed to contain certain colors and symbols to represent our school. Please tell me about creating your flag and why you included certain things (colors and shapes) on it.

Friday, October 17, 2008


We tried to figure out ways to help a new students learn the months of the year and the dates on the calendar in a PBL activity.