Developing a ‘Snow Day Strategy’


Students take part in ‘Problem-Based” discussion

Special to The Union Times



Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Malachi, Jaidyn and Lillian listen to Terece while she discusses her solution to the Problem-Based scenario at Foster Park Elementary School. They were part of a collaborative project by Mrs. Hughey’s 3rd and 4th grade E.M.E.R.G.E. groups on how to make up a snow day.


UNION — How do you make up a snow day?

That’s the question some students at Foster Park Elementary School recently pondered during a collaboration between Mrs. Hughey’s 3rd and 4th grade E.M.E.R.G.E. groups. The students took part in a Problem-Based discussion about how (hypothetical) snow days can be made up.

The students were given a scenario to deliberate based on how to make up days within a school district.. The different groups considered options like turning teacher work days into school days, extending the school year, or even adding time at the end of each day. Another option was to simply forgive a certain amount of days so that they did not have to be made up. Each group of students had an opportunity to present their “Snow Day Strategy” to the rest of the class.

Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is based on real-life scenarios. Students learn to solve challenges through an extended process of asking questions, finding and investigating resources, and applying information to solve real-world problems.

Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Malachi, Jaidyn and Lillian listen to Terece while she discusses her solution to the Problem-Based scenario at Foster Park Elementary School. They were part of a collaborative project by Mrs. Hughey’s 3rd and 4th grade E.M.E.R.G.E. groups on how to make up a snow day.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_thumbnail_file-2-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Malachi, Jaidyn and Lillian listen to Terece while she discusses her solution to the Problem-Based scenario at Foster Park Elementary School. They were part of a collaborative project by Mrs. Hughey’s 3rd and 4th grade E.M.E.R.G.E. groups on how to make up a snow day.
Students take part in ‘Problem-Based” discussion

Special to The Union Times

This story courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School.

This story courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School.

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