Arctic Rescue Mission is a Do It Yourself project for 1st and 2nd graders. Do you have kids who are ready to work on their own and need a challenging project? Then they will love this.
During this independent project, students will travel to the top of the Arctic to rescue the Baby Penguin, but before they get there, they will have to complete each challenge along the way. Here is what they will do:
*Build a snowman using specific shapes and patterns, the snowman will be their guide on the trip.
*Use information about 12 different Arctic animals and sort each using a Venn diagram. Complete mathematical fact families on each animal.
*Construct a shape wall to protect them from the Arctic Wolves.
*After meeting a Yeti, conduct a survey about monsters and graph their findings.
*Learn all about the famous Arctic dog - The Husky, then design a logo for the Huskies Dog Sled business.
*Travel to the Ice Age and count the Sabre Tooth Tiger's bones.
*Get to the top of the Arctic and Snowman's Bend, a place where they will have to make hot chocolate for everyone and record their quantities.
*Penguin Rescue at the tip top of the Arctic where they will have to determine how best to get that penguin back home and write about his adventures.
This time of year, our kids are often ready for more independent work and this project will guide them through each of the steps they need to complete. At the beginning of the project, you will need to devote a small amount of time to explaining the instructions and the challenges and then after that, your kids will be ready to go, on their own.
This is a PRINT AND GO project!
Use this for fast finishers or as a project your entire class can do. Students will have the freedom to work at their own pace and complete each challenge according to their abilities. All of this AND they are learning new facts along the way.
This is the perfect project to give kids ownership of their learning.
Assessment - A rubric is included that you can use to evaluate each of the challenges. There are also answer keys, to save you time, and samples of my students' work on this project.
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