This is Billy, he is a grade 5 student at Woodland Elementary School. Billy has a reputation with the teachers as being a below average student who does not try hard on his assignments.
It is the second week in Ms. Bruce's Grade 5 class. She is presenting the class with their first Social Studies assignment. Billy is worried about how he is going to complete the assignment.
How am I going to do this assignment? I've never been good at Social Studies. Maybe I just shouldn't do it, my teacher didn't seem to care last year.
During lunch Ms. Bruce runs into Billy's previous teacher Ms. Wright, she warns her about Billy's reputation.
Billy is a tough student, he does not try very hard and never completes his assignments.
Ms. Bruce disregarded the Ms. Wright's comment about Billy. She wants to start the new school year off right, and push Billy to work to his full potential. Ms. Bruce has a meeting with Billy to talk about the first Social Studies assignment.
I don't know how to do it
How do you feel about the first assignment? Is there anything I can help you with?
Ms. Bruce talks to Billy about creating a project that is geared towards his interests. She suggest that his assignment involves some type of art form to demonstrate his skills.
I really like art!
What are some of your interest? What do you like to do?
Inline with Ms. Bruce's suggestion, Billy used his artistic abilities to draw pictures of his understanding of the assignment topic.
I think i did well on this assignment. I really like my drawings.