After reading the book “Not a Box” by Antoinette Portis, a class discussed all the different things a box could be. Students were given a choice of paper squares in different sizes, patterns, and colours that they could glue to a page and make into something else. The result became a class book.
Student Work Sample
The kite idea was shared during the class discussion, so this student’s idea was not original. However, he added his own new details to the story. He wrote about how the kite string got tangled around all the words. He was pleased to be able to contribute to the class book.
I can get new ideas or build on or combine other people’s ideas to create new things within the constraints of a form, a problem, or materials.
I can get new ideas to create new things or solve straightforward problems. My ideas are fun, entertaining, or useful to me and my peers, and I have a sense of accomplishment. I can use my imagination to get new ideas of my own, or build on other’s ideas, or combine other people’s ideas in new ways. I can usually make my ideas work within the constraints of a given form, problem, or materials if I keep playing with them.