Today was a fun day in 8th grade dealing with our biggest fears. Which, at first listen, might sound a little strange: how can your biggest fear be fun? However, combining a makerspace and our biggest fears turns out to be a fun and creative day.
We are starting a new unit today where students will be reading and analyzing horror, mystery, and suspense stories. In order to get them excited about the unit and thinking about fear, I designed this day.
Students first thought about their biggest fear. I then unleashed them onto the makerspace. They had about 15 minutes to make their fear from the makerspace supplies. I got some really great creations (and some not so great). Students then reflected on and analyzed their fears.
Overall it was a great way to start the unit and students are excited to get to reading!