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Old 06-06-2008, 11:55 AM
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Question First grade projects?

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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Old 06-07-2008, 04:45 AM
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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!!!!
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Old 06-08-2008, 04:16 PM
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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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Old 06-11-2008, 02:17 PM
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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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Old 06-23-2008, 05:01 PM
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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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Old 06-23-2008, 10:10 PM
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Wow! Great ideas. May I "borrow" them? lol
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:21 AM
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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.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:41 AM
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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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