Normally, I have an adult go with each group, but I wasn't able to get volunteers on short notice this year, so they were asked to show me maturity and responsibility as they completed their scavenger hunt. Myself and another teacher were able to walk around the school and keep an eye on everyone, though. I was so proud of them for whispering in the hallway, introducing themselves to teachers whose rooms they entered (when their kids were gone), and they also did a nice job taking turns with the camera!
This Friday, we will take those images and create an Energy Wheel to show off our pictures! (See image above from last year.) Last year, I allowed some students to do their Energy Wheel on Keynote, Glogster, Prezi, Google Presentation, and on poster paper, but this year we will all do it like the image above. (I don't have any adult help in the classroom this year, so I'm going to make it easy on myself!)
This lesson focused on maturity, responsibility, independence, collaboration, technology, critical thinking, classifying, and managing their time (in addition to skills I didn't think of).
21st Century Education in action! :)