Hi! I am looking for some new at-home project ideas for my class. I'd like to have them do a creative project each quarter, but so far I only have three ideas that I used last year, so I need at least one more. What kind of projects (book reports, history or science projects, or theme projects) do you do with your first graders? Just to get an idea of what I'm looking for, here's the ones I use so far: -- Animal Skins project (part of the Native Americans and Pilgrims unit): Children cut a grocery bag to look like an animal skin. They then decorate it with pictographs that tell a story and present their story orally to the class. -- Dressed for the Weather project (part of the weather unit): Children pick a type of weather. They dress a paper doll appropriately for that kind of weather, then mount it on a small posterboard (on which they have drawn a weather-related background scene). They draw a thermometer and set it to the right temperature, and then they write three sentences on the back telling how they have dressed their doll and why. -- State report (part of our US history and geography unit): Students cut a piece of posterboard in the shape of their chosen state, then decorate it with words/pictures telling the state capital, year it became a state, state flower, state bird, and one fun place to visit in the state. What kind of creative projects do you have your first-graders do? Thanks!