Posted March 1st, 2017
For more than a month, 3rd Grade students at Riverdale Heights have been researching some big problems. Mrs. Ahnquist’s ELP class split into two groups — one is looking to create a bully-free playground at school and the other is hoping to make a recycling system for the school.
Mrs. Ahnquist, along with Instructional Coach Mrs. Bornhoeft, wanted to try something new with this group. It’s called “Challenge-Based Learning.” The students identified a problem and researched ways to solve it. Students worked together using databases, creating surveys, observing and conducting interviews to research each topic. Based on the research, they’ve created a real-world solution. The groups will present to the school in the coming weeks. And when they do, we’ll update this story!