We have started working on Genius Hour projects in Grade 2!
We began Genius Hour by watching two introductory videos.
These videos gave students an overview of how Genius Hour works.
This is a great book that introduces students to the idea of asking questions and writing about things they would like to learn about. It encourages students to investigate their interests.
They were told that all topics need to be in the form of a question and it should not be too broad or too easy.
Here are some of the questions that came about during these discussions:
This poem by Melina Louise regarding Genius Hour really resonates with me about how powerful this type of learning can be.
We are learning how to write in our own words.
This is a video that I created about how I assess Genius Hour. More information about assessment will follow.