Today, my 3rd grade class was a blast! I had given them the task of deciding what topic they would like to research & write questions about the topic. They loved that they could choose their own topic, group to work with, generate questions, & decide how to display their information. Stepping back & letting students direct their learning is new for me--I am learning about it in the creativity class I am taking. The class was loud but it was productive and happy communication!