I just want to tell you that I love you!
Team Jelleybean has continued to amaze and inspire all as they worked diligently to prepare this special message for mom.
The beginning stage challenged them to create their own artistic interpretation from a simple provocation of a bouquet of flowers. Each student meticulously worked through the same artistic plan we have developed over the year, taking time to draw with pencil first (re-visiting and adding more detail when necessary), outlining with black marker and finally painting with watercolour paint. You have seen that the results are fantastic!
Conversations followed as students shared with each other what is special about their mom. Some were encouraged to independently record these thoughts, using various writing strategies. Others worked together with an adult, sharing the pen as they recorded the students ideas.
Thinking like a mathematician, team members then faced the problem of figuring out how many sticks would be needed to make the frames for each painting. We needed to know if we had enough sticks for everybody to make a frame. Some worked on "How many sticks would you need for you and 2 friends to make their frames?" Some worked on "How many sticks would you and 1 friend need to make your frames?" Some worked on "How many sticks would you need to make your frame?" In each case students were challenged to share their thinking, some orally and many by representing this to share with a group during a math meeting.
The final step was to take the special thoughts about mom and record them on the sides of the frame.
Finally, once all the parts to this special gift were ready, this movie was created.
We hope you enjoyed this tribute to mom.