Authentic Learning Using Bananas
I opened the Bananagram pouch, spread the tiles on the floor and encouraged her to sort the letters; bored with a mundane sorting task, she moved quickly to spelling simple words, and then created a collection of rhyming words. Her next step was to record that list in her notebook. Soon after she lost interest and moved on to something else.
Self-directed, authentic learning at it's finest if you ask me. . . but what do I know?
Nice job, Santa.