At Brant-Argyle, our North room (grades 6/7/8) is combining Literacy and Numeracy goals through project-based learning. These goals include promoting engagement in writing, improving writing skills, building communication skills and connecting our numeracy learning with real world scenarios. The North class students are engaged in a “Classroom Equity” project. As part of this project, they have written resumes and cover letters, participated in an interview for a classroom job and have gone through the hiring process for the job.
The class have been using persuasive writing skills, communication skills and exploring entrepreneurship by creating Shark Tank projects which they have presented to their peers and teachers. The class also manages and runs our canteen and hot lunch programs. This provides experience with managing money, cost/profit analysis and running a small business.