Today my class were making models of animals, the learning being that these animals had to have features that were adapted to a specific habitat. To make these animals I had given each group a small plastic box containing various bits of junk and vegetables and a fact sheet about the habitat it had to live in.
One boy came and asked me if they were allowed to use the plastic box itself. I said that was fine, and admired his ingenuity, but found myself thinking I haven’t got there yet with this class.
I want them to think outside the box without needing to ask permission.