Develop a 3D scene that describes a trip or vacation you took.
We all have trip experiences that we are excited about telling to our friends and neighbors. This activity asks the student to recall a recent vacation place, event, or activity that can be shared with others.
Teacher should review writing sentences and paragraphs before the activity begins.
Students begin the activity in a class discussion on favorite vacation activities.
Students each make a scene of a specific activity using GollyGee Blocks and print it out.
On the printout, students write a sentence(s) or a structured paragraph about the trip picture.
Evaluation can be based on a class presentation of picture, individualized observations, or assessment of journal entries/writing.
Discuss why the child chose the particular picture and why he/she thought it was significant.
Students make a panoramic trip display of various students' pictures.
Compile different student scenes based on a trip to the same place/activity. Compare
the differences in observations with the children or alternately write about the differences.
Before major holidays, have children make a scene of a something they might be doing while on
a planned trip. Repeat the activity after the holiday and compare perceptions to what they actually saw. Discuss expectations and how things actually were.