First grade projects?

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  1. hockey1021

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    What kind of projects do you give first graders - any subject?
    This is my first year teaching and I am trying to get an idea of homework and projects we can do throughout the year.

    Any suggestions will help. THANK YOU!!
     
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  3. Pooh42

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    Jun 7, 2008

    Congratulations and welcome to first grade!

    I usually have the students do an "All About Me" Time-line to plot their growth from infancy to now

    Community Project-they create a poster board/display board of their neighborhood

    Careers-What I Want to be When I grow Up (didn't do this one yet-will do it this year)

    100th Day Project


    When I taught 2nd Grade-research project on a famous African American

    hope this gets you started

    Have Fun-teaching is a wonderful job!!!!:up:
     
  4. MrsPatten

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    We did a recycling project where the had to make something from things they would have thrown away--lots of milk carton bird feeders. lol
     
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    We always do a diorama for a book report. When I assign projects, I try to give them 2 weeks to complete them, or at least 2 weekends. That way if parents have to help, there is plenty of time.

    In the past we have done dioramas for habitat - they created a habitat of their choice in the shoebox. Be sure you give clear directions of what you want.

    For book reports, you can do a search online for ideas. They usually do this in the spring. I have them present their diorama to the class and give an oral report. They love it!

    You might get some ideas from Steve Spangler's website. First graders generally LOVE projects.
     
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    We do September- family quilt- (from oriental trading)What you and your famiily like to do together introduction. I sometimes a do an all about me bag.
    October-Draw a map of your room
    November-Native American home- given a tribe and asked to find out what kinda home and to make a home.- This is a family project to promote togetherness and family unity
    December- too busy we do alot of things during December so no real big project
    January- Weather station report- report and record weather fora week- 100th day hat collect 100 objects and glue onto painters hat supplied by me.
    February- Dental Health poster- draw and label 4 ways to keep teeth healthy and 4 reasons we should keep them healthy
    April- Earth day quilt create a quilt patch (from oriental trading) that shows how you and your family plan to protect our earth.
    DEAR DAY create a poster to promote reading and highlight your favorite book as a family. Sometimes we do this in class.
     
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    Wow! Great ideas. May I "borrow" them? lol
     
  8. Teachingin08

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    We read a story about kids making musical instruments and playing in a band. We also learned about "How to" articles. Then I had the students create instruments out of things around their home, write a "How to" article, and present them to the class.
    I also read the Keeping Quilt to students and tied in patterns in nature (hexagons). I gave each student a hexagon to take home and decorate so that it represented themselves and their family. They brought them back and we glued them onto a large piece of paper to create a classroom quilt. Each student got the chance to explain their quilt hexagon to the class. It made a nice classroom display.
    Both of these were done 2nd semester.
     
  9. cutNglue

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    At the end of the year we do a research project on individual animals that we chose based on what animals the local zoo has. There are some concepts and skills to teach when doing this. They do a rough draft and then TYPE a final draft. They make a poster and do a presentation. We go to the zoo and they take pictures with their animals. If there is enough time they will use that picture for as part of a class book.
     

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