Who doesn’t like to spend money? Or daydream about decorating a room exactly they want it. Remember those signs kids put on their rooms: “Jane’s Room - Keep Out” or “Tom’s Room - No One Can Come In.” Well this assignment lets students put their dreams and shopping abilities to use when they design a virtual bedroom. “I Slept Here” takes students online shopping to do internet research and budget their purchases. Students are required to find specific bedroom furnishings fort heir room, describe them, tell where they are going to buy them from, and download photos of them. This download includes a template which students can drag to their computers, fill it in, and print it for grading. As I hand back their assignments, I tell students they should share it with their parents - who knows - they might be able to convince them to let them redecorate their bedroom for real! I’ve done this assignment for several years with 5th grade but it is applicable to any middle or junior high school student. This is a 5-page download is formatted as a PDF.
I Slept Here
by Diane Yale-Peabody
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