Familes are invited to the Wood Middle School multi-purpose room this Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 2:15 – 3:00 PM for a Gallery Walk to view projects and meet the 6th grade student engineers who created “Plot of Land,” a showcase of what students would build to benefit Alameda if they were given a 900 square foot plot of land. This event is free and open to the public.
Students worked in groups to come up with interesting ideas that show that students care about their community, such as creating a drop in space for the homeless, an animal shelter to support overflow at FAAS, and an outdoor garden and mural space to highlight local student and adult artists.
Students used many 21st Century skills on this project, such as collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Real-life math connections are being practiced and learned, including ratio, scale factor, estimation, measurement, geometry, and problem solving. Read more about it here.
Come check it out!