Top-10 Video Countdown

Today we unveil the most popular videos (views) from the past school year! Thank you for tuning in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel.

And the winner is…

1. Not A Box

The winning video in our countdown combines our youngest learners, a design challenge, lots of creativity, a great book and quite a few trips to the Makerspace!

Pre-Kindergarten’s first Design Challenge was inspired by the picture book, Not a Box, written by Antoinette Portis. The main character in the story is a rabbit with a box. Each time the reader asks the rabbit what he is doing with his box, the rabbit replies, “It’s not a box!” Instead, the rabbit imagines that the box is a pirate ship or a mountain – the possibilities are endless!

And so we asked our Pre-Kindergarteners, “What would you make with just one box?” First, we explored different boxes to generate ideas, and then we sketched our plans on blueprints. Next, we headed to the Maker Space to construct our “not-a-boxes”! In the Makerspace, our littlest learners tinkered with loose parts, selected materials to be added to their boxes, tested ideas, and even made revisions–if and when ideas didn’t quite work out the way we expected. From race cars to robots…our Pre-Kindergarteners have shown us that a box will go as far as our imaginations take us!

Thank you for spending your week with us on the countdown! If you missed a day, head over to the links below to see all of the videos:

View videos #9 & #10 here:
http://powhatanschool.org/pulse/in-the-classroom/2019-top-10-videos-countdown-10-9/
View videos #7  here:
http://powhatanschool.org/pulse/in-the-classroom/2019-top-10-videos-countdown-8-7/
View videos #5 & #6 here:
http://powhatanschool.org/pulse/in-the-classroom/2019-top-10-videos-countdown-6-5/
View videos #2, #3 & #4 here:
http://powhatanschool.org/pulse/in-the-classroom/2019-top-10-videos-countdown-4-3-2/