Last semester, Quinn came to us with a problem. She said that she noticed that the downstairs bathroom had been flooded by an overflowing toilet. Jack B, Jack D, and Jakob were intrigued and they quickly formed a team to investigate the problem. After one video message to Ms. Alden and a few emails back and forth with our maintenance people, the root of the problem was discovered . . . the children were putting too much paper in the toilets! The project didn't stop there though. The students decided to take more action by making an announcement in assembly. Here's what they said:
Jack B: This is Quinn, Jakob, and Jack D and I'm Jack B.
Jack D: We've been investigating a problem that Quinn says she saw in the girls' bathroom on the bottom story.
Quinn: The girls' toilet was all flooded and this is a problem because if it gets any bigger the whole bathroom might get flooded.
Jakob: We are scared that it can flood the whole school and even the ICT room.
Jack B: We talked to Ms. Alden and the maintenance people and they fixed the problem. They said it was because the children put too much paper in the toilet.
Quinn: Please stop putting too much toilet paper in the toilet.
All: Thank you for listening to us.
What a great example of thinking, commitment and inquiry! Thanks Quinn, Jack B, Jack D, and Jakob for this inspirational effort!