Today Eastern Mennonite School is testing an innovative idea. Using Haiku, a learning management system, the teachers are able to give the students the classwork equivalent of a school day.
The instructions are:
“If you are reading this because it is a snow day, then AWESOME. This assignment is going to be EPIC. 🙂
Your science assignment is to design and carryout an awesome experiment of your choice. If it can be snow related that is even better. It is not required that you do something outside, but if you want an excuse to get out you can.
You need to write up a Purpose Question, your Hypothesis, a brief Procedures list, and then after your experiment is concluded, to Chart your results or write your Observations and then record your Conclusions.
If you want to list your experiment choice in the Comments section, you can which might give others some ideas. Have FUN with this. I can’t wait to hear what you came up with.”
She also has a companion math assignment to graph and analyze her experiment.
Each instructor has provided a unique learning assignment that qualifies as a school day.
Elementary students are equipped with a “snow day folder” which contains activities to be completed prior to the next school day.