In Mrs. Fenstermaker’s 10th grade English classes, the students complete an independent reading project each quarter. Each quarter, the students choose a book based on their own interests and then complete a different project. The second quarter reading projects are the most eye-catching as they hang from the ceiling in her classroom.
The Bloom Ball – or the dodecahedron (any polyhedron with twelve flat faces) as its known for all you geometry buffs – is a twist on a traditional “book report.”
Each pentagon that makes up the dodecahedron is based on Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. The requirements range from the very basic knowledge level of recalling details and facts to the most rigorous level of synthesis or putting pieces together to create a brand new whole of ideas.
Stop by room 234 to check them out!