Sunday, May 23, 2010

Point of View Challenge

Every day in our elementary ELP(gifted and talented class) we start with a warm up of some sort to get their brains working and alert. The other day I gave the students the following challenge which comes from one of my favorite books of all time title, Caffeine For the Creative Mind: 250 Exercises to Wake Up Your Brain.

**I am condensing the instructions here**
I provided students a piece of paper with 9 triangles that were of the same size and evenly spaced apart. Students had to interpret the triangles from a different point of view by completing a drawing(s) using the triangles. They had to pick one of the following points of view although some went and created a pictures for each perspective as well.
1.A Mad Scientist
2. A Baseball Player
3. A Dancer
4. A School Bus Driver
5. A Mortician
6. A Street Cart Hot Dog Vendor
7. A Fish
8. A Lawyer
9. A Zookeeper

They had only a limited amount of time so they could not sit and ponder too long. Here are some of the pictures which I think are pretty good.

Give it try yourself. Create a sheet with 9 triangles and make a drawing and submit it to me and I will post it here on the blog.
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