Today I am faced with a dilemma. My sixth graders are wrapping up a unit on percentages. It would be a great time to do a shopping project where they have a budget and different stores offer different types of coupons. Sounds like fun. Applies what they’ve learned. Real world.
So what’s holding me back? We’re already at least a week “behind” my year at a glance plan. I know that I won’t be able to do justice to every topic in my curriculum in one year. So how do I make these decisions? When do I cut something later in order to have a great experience now?
My gut is telling me to do the project, but I feel like I and my students might pay for it later. I have no answers, just questions. Let me know what you think.