This was an amazing lesson-
As they were painting, I encouraged them to name their insect, based on the characteristics. I decided to tap into their musical intelligence by having them compose a sound for their insect. How could that sound be symbolized?
They could map it! (video above) One thing that blew me away was seeing the collaboration among students. Transcending any limitations of spoken language, the map became the tool of communication. And in its use, students traveled from the abstract to the concrete and back again. What a journey!