|We are ready for our day!|
Welcome to the 10×10 Construction Company!
We have to start off by saying that much of our inspiration for this room flip (transformation) and all of our room transformations come from Kim Bearden (co-founder of The Ron Clark Academy) and Hope and Wade King (rock-star educators and co-founders of Get Your Teach On). They have truly inspired us to find ways to make our teaching full of rich and rigorous content and incredibly engaging. Our kiddos are always so engrossed in their learning during flip days like this.
|Awesome parent volunteers “site supervisors” (and a tiny inspector!)|
|Outside our classroom door|
|Getting ready to enter the “job site”.|
|We hung these blueprints up around the classroom.|
When the students arrived, they “clocked in” and received their crew badge, “tool belt” (construction apron), and hard hat. A parent donated the aprons. Sometimes Home Depot will also donate them. They are about a $1.00 each. We bought the plastic construction hats from Amazon (you can buy pretty much anything from Amazon). We saved the hard hats and aprons to reuse whenever we do a construction theme.
|Showing off her crew badge|
|This little guy’s mom even made him a special shirt for the day!|
Now, our crew members were ready to report to their various “job sites” (stations). Each job site had a “job spec” envelope. The job spec sheets (directions) were glued to the front. Each job spec sheet listed building supplies needed, crew requirements (how the kiddos worked – in teams, partners, or individually), job details (directions on what to do at the station), and inspection criteria (what the crew needed to do for their job to be considered complete).
Number cards were placed inside each “job spec” envelope. We made sure to mix the numbers up and get a wide variety of numbers in the envelope. At the end of each “shift” (which lasted 15-20 minutes), and after completing the activity at their job site, the “site supervisor” (volunteer at that station) gave the students a few of the number cards to add to the giant 100s chart we had posted in our classroom. We drew a grid on our whiteboard and hung the cards with tape. To determine how many numbers to put in each job spec envelope, divide 100 by the number of job sites (stations) you have. Then, divide the number of number cards by your number of rotations. That will determine how many number cards to pass out after each job-site completion (at the end of each station). If a job site required a recording sheet, we kept those in a folder at the job site.
|Job Spec Folders for each “job site”|
|A crew member “building to 100” on our 100’s chart.|
We created 12 different “building to 100” job sites (stations). We didn’t have the time, stamina, or guts 🙂 to do them all, but we wanted to have many different options to choose from. Most of them can be done with or without the recording sheets.
Building to 100 Book (making tens using ten frames, stamps, and number sentences)
Roll and Build to 100 Game (roll, add, and record to reach 100)
Throughout the day, we would call for a safety alert by playing a loud siren noise to stop all work. We already owned the megaphone. We use it at recess. We know – brilliant! And yes, we bought it from Amazon! We would give them a quick task to do before they could return to their job site. For example, for one of the safety alerts, they had to count to 100 by tens.
|“Attention 10×10 Construction Company crew. This is a safety alert.
You must stop work at your job sites immediately and count to 100 by tens!”
At the end of the day, we presented each crew member with a certificate of completion. It was such a fun way to celebrate the 100th day!
You can check out our Construction Day resource in our TPT store by clicking HERE.