This week was our reading week so our whole group went and traveled every which way! Of course, our individual adventures meant that we couldn’t meet up as a group to work collaboratively on a theme this week, so we chose to document some of our travels! We each have some individual pictures that we took and wanted to share on our blogs.
In the classroom, it is important to allow students to work both in groups and alone. A fun project that we thought to do alone is to document the place that you are in. This place could be your hometown or it could be a city or town that you travel to! By taking these photos students will then be able to share their own story with others while using a visual aid. This really personalizes the learning experience and allows students to make connections that extend outside of the school environment.
For my reading week, I traveled back to my hometown of Kimberley, and spent a busy week visiting with family and friends, working up at the high school as an Education Assistant for a few days, and playing in 30cm of fresh powder up at the ski hill! My reading break turned out to out to not be much of a ‘break’ – I was exhausted by the time I got back home to Victoria, but I had a ton of fun! I have included a few photos of a beautiful bluebird day skiing with my mom up at Kimberley Alpine Resort!