As an International Baccalaureate Magnet, we try to encourage to think outside of Garner, NC and look at the wide world. When I was younger, I loved looking at maps and have always been disappointed by how few students visit our map section in the media center. I decided to have my 8th graders create a display that illustrates Wanderlust and creativity. Here is what they came up with:
Believe it or not, the project took quite a bit of trial and error. We made it out of scrapbook paper and a basic butterfly template we found online. When the students put it up, they felt it didn't "pop" enough, so they added butterflies on top of the existing butterflies to create a 3D aspect. Also, we decided to have students write their answers for where they would like to go on sticky notes and will be adding them on the door frames as the year goes on. My favorite response so far has been from a 6th grader who decided to go to Outback Restaurant in Australia!
*Big shoutout to Mr. Morgan, our 8th grade counselor, who stopped by and quickly became our creative consultant.