Sunday, February 1, 2015
6th Grade - Exploding Dog
I first did this lesson back when I was doing my clinical observations at Ohio State. In fact, I'm pretty sure this is the very first project I ever taught to students, and it's taken a few years to makes its way back into the plans.
We had 3 weeks between Thanksgiving and winter break this year, which was just enough time to squeeze this quick unit in while we also took a week to finish any other project that needed it. The idea is very simple, and stolen completely from Sam Brown's awesome and hilarious website, explodingdog.com. Basically, sixth graders all started with a piece of paper and had to come up with a title for a drawing. We had a lot of song lyrics, common sayings, or just completely random thoughts as titles. Then, students traded their titles with classmates and drew a picture for it. It's always interesting to see how different students approach their interpretations. Here are just a few of the many awesome drawings done by the sixth graders.