November became December at Sarah Thompson School in Langdon, AB and it couldn't have been more brilliant.
Picture this: the school's gymnasium divided into two halves. On one half, students showcasing their learning from the past two months of User Experience . They have been coached in stage and set design, web design, and more. All of their learning recorded in journals an on display.
And on the other side of the gym?
Six escape rooms, built by students, according to the novels they read in class:
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
- The Mixed Up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler
- and more...
The students first launched into the world of escape rooms with Mobile Escape's two mobile rooms, Mayan Mystery, and a maker space. After getting on the same page through this immersive experience, the students then started to blueprint their own rooms.
This process started to uncover some of the difficulties associated with teamwork and collaboration. But they persisted, overcoming obstacles and working together.
Finally, after consolidating ideas, it was time to start building the rooms! It was a flurrious day indeed. (That's a new word by the way. You can use it.)
The last day included room completion, testing, and showcasing to the grade 3s and 4s. This was our favourite moment of the whole week. The younger students came into the gym with rapt attention, fascinated by what the older students made. And the grade 5s owned their projects with such enthusiasm, explaining rules, telling stories, and providing guidance when necessary.
It was a beautiful moment that encapsulated a powerful week of learning at Sarah Thompson School.
Thank you for sharing it with us!