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Mr. Bellora’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Normandin Middle School
  • New Bedford, MA
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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My "Project" is a series of project-based learning lessons that students build on through their middle school experience. The curriculum is designed to promote individual student growth and confidence through hands-on project-based learning and inquiry. Learning soft skills and discrete knowledge are embedded into student work -this helps to strengthen problem-solving skills, collaborative work relationships, and experience a transfer of classroom-acquired skills and information for real-world applications. 6th Grade Example: Design and build species-specific birdhouses to help combat the decline in backyard bird population. Students will use the drills, handsaws, and belt sander to make a full-scale wooden birdhouse from their drawings. 7th Grade Example: Design & build transportation technologies competition- Examples include CO2 or derby model car competition. Students develop an understanding of our modern structures and transportation system and its rich history. It culminates with the students designing and building a derby or CO2 car for a grade level competition. The students will use the drill press, band saw, disc/belt sander as well as other hand tools to bring their drawings to life. 8th Grade Example: Eighth-grade students complete a capstone project utilizing the engineering design process. Students receive freedom to work collaboratively and choose an appropriate plan/topic of their capstone (subject to my approval). Three examples of projects students completed last year was a model house, a waterproofed cardboard canoe, and a catapult. The students use the shop vac for maintenance of the machines and safety within the classroom. Additionally, a bandsaw, disc/belt sander, drill press and corded drills, hand saws and many other types of tools get used.

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My "Project" is a series of project-based learning lessons that students build on through their middle school experience. The curriculum is designed to promote individual student growth and confidence through hands-on project-based learning and inquiry. Learning soft skills and discrete knowledge are embedded into student work -this helps to strengthen problem-solving skills, collaborative work relationships, and experience a transfer of classroom-acquired skills and information for real-world applications. 6th Grade Example: Design and build species-specific birdhouses to help combat the decline in backyard bird population. Students will use the drills, handsaws, and belt sander to make a full-scale wooden birdhouse from their drawings. 7th Grade Example: Design & build transportation technologies competition- Examples include CO2 or derby model car competition. Students develop an understanding of our modern structures and transportation system and its rich history. It culminates with the students designing and building a derby or CO2 car for a grade level competition. The students will use the drill press, band saw, disc/belt sander as well as other hand tools to bring their drawings to life. 8th Grade Example: Eighth-grade students complete a capstone project utilizing the engineering design process. Students receive freedom to work collaboratively and choose an appropriate plan/topic of their capstone (subject to my approval). Three examples of projects students completed last year was a model house, a waterproofed cardboard canoe, and a catapult. The students use the shop vac for maintenance of the machines and safety within the classroom. Additionally, a bandsaw, disc/belt sander, drill press and corded drills, hand saws and many other types of tools get used.

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