Big work is a vital part of the Elementary classroom because the development of the imagination is an important characteristic of children at this age. The Elementary students enjoy setting up big work, such as the Timeline Events Cards (see picture). The larger materials in the classroom inspire the students to create their own versions after they are given lessons on exciting and fun topics. They choose to create this big work, such as big timelines of the Civil Rights movement, a full-size hippopotamus, a gigantic poetry tree on the wall, salt dough bones of the foot and hand, and more. The students have been working on developing research skills and the big work is a vital part of the process. Also, the students enjoy presenting their big work to the entire class!
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