4MD finished a busy book week in style by creating a quite awesome dragon out of cardboard, bottles and a great deal of tape. The awesomeness of the dragon was matched and surpassed actually by the magnificent teamwork the class demonstrated when constructing the dragon. A manager was chosen from the class to organise their classmates into groups and create a construction schedule. I watched enthralled by how the class discussed, negotiated and supported each other throughout this task.
The children also demonstrated a great deal of resilience, which is our new character strength. On numerous occasions, feet fell off, teeth fell out and the dragon’s head went floppy. However, nobody gave up and persisted with the goal to make a dragon. It’s been a thoroughly enjoyable book week in 4MD and making the Dragon Machine which was inspired by our literacy learning around the book by the same name has been the icing on the cake.