Another unit bites the dust! We’ve been motorin’ on the schedule so far and it makes me smile!
This unit took only two weeks. We simply read a book everyday about past presidents, being the president, the White House and Washington D.C. Each kiddo had to choose five presidents to research and complete a project about each one. At the end of the two weeks, they presented their projects – short, sweet and simple for me!
They were able to choose from the following project choices:
- a file folder report
- a photographic poster
- a sculpture and mini-report
- a cereal box report
- a newspaper article
- a mobile
I gave them very little direction in completing projects this time around. After the presentations, we talked about each project and the good points. We also evaluated what could’ve been better. My children were pretty hard on themselves – harder than I would’ve been! But, it was good for them to notice what they might improve on next time.
Mahayla’s (7th grade)
Before presentations, the projects were displayed for viewing.
This photographic poster uses clipart from the internet and color copies from books as visuals with colorful note cards for information about the pictures.
A cereal box report utilizes all the sides for various bits of information and stores a fun object inside to show-n-tell during the presentation.
The mobile uses clip art from the internet and photocopies from books to hang on the strings from a hanger. Descriptions of the pictures are written on the back of each picture.
These are simple written reports.
Caleb’s (4th grade)
This is another display of all the projects before presentation time.
Like above, this is another photograph poster.
This is a file folder report. The inside holds two pages of writings and drawings.
Here is another mobile.
And here is a newspaper article.
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