As you can see, airport was the clear choice. So, the students quickly began to plan what we would need for the airport and draw pictures of airplanes and airports.
They got to work right away. Obviously, the most important part of an airplane is the TVs, so they made those first! ("Ms. Tompkins, we need TVs!!").
|Adding the 'help button'|
|A 'Cars' movie|
|Even Ms. Tompkins got in on the fun!|
|A butterfly movie|
|Making seat numbers|
|Passports, stamps, boarding passes and a scanner|
|We took passport photos (they weren't smiling, so they are authentic).|
|Students brainstormed a list of destination countries and we created a schedule|
|Working on the controls for the airplane|
We read books and watched videos about airplanes and airports. The students were fascinated by a TSA (USA Transportation Security Administration) video (click here for the video) about the security process. A group decided we needed to make our own security for the airport.
|Creating the baggage x-ray|
|Creating the computer for the x-ray machine|
|"Ms. Tompkins, we need the cylinders so the bags can roll" They wrote letters asking the other classes to save their paper towel rolls.|
|'Security' and 'X-Ray Machine'|
|Computer that shows the x-ray|
|Turns out Room 122 Airlines uses Mac computers.|
I was reading with a small group of students, when I looked up and saw some students walking around in their socks. I quickly went over and asked them why they didn't have their shoes on. "Ms. Tompkins, we are going to security". They were taking their shoes off, putting them in bins and putting them through the machine.
|Checking the computer to see if it's safe|
We are now boarding in Room 122!