√ Students will begin to explore their passions.
√ Students will guide their own learning and reflect on their own “next steps”.
√ Students will share their learning with others and their failures along the way.
√ Students will be able to be life long learners.
√ Teachers will learn through the process how to offer more choice for students in the classroom.
√ Genius Hour Folder
Prior to this lesson:
√ Mentor Text read “The Magnificent Thing” √ Bugs and Hugs paper
1. What is Genius Hour?
• Ask students to summarize the book for Mrs. F. the message?”
“What happened?” ‘'What was the message?"
• This year we plan to do explore our own passions. Ask: “Did the child get it right the first time? Second time?” “Was it easy?”
• Failure is feedback.
2. Show Jen’s video/ arcade video
3. Add questions or interests to pursue-See TPT list. Ask “What do we wonder about?” 4. If time: Bugs and Hugs- What makes you happy/get thoughts down on edublog
Edublog: Log in as each kid (see pic below table) and jot down their thoughts for them.
IF you are waiting for Mrs. F or Mrs. K., tell someone near you about your bugs and hugs paper.