Timeline Project due November 5th

That’s right, now that the Paper Bag Book Reports are done, it’s time for our next project.  Based on the Homework Survey that you filled out, parents indicated that you’d like to see 2-3 projects per quarter.  One will definitely be a book report each quarter, the others will apply other Reading skills with Social Studies or Science.

Project Assigned:  Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Project Due: Monday, November 5, 2012

This assignment is an application of Reading and Social Studies skills.  Students will need to apply their knowledge of sequencing, timelines, and text features to create a timeline of their own lives.  There should be one entry and picture per year of the student’s life.  Be creative!  Then write two reading comprehension text feature questions about your own timeline that a classmate can answer.  Be sure your questions are typed on a separate sheet of paper.

 

TIMELINE GRADING RUBRIC

Area Being Graded/ Requirements Points Possible Points Earned
1. There is one time line entry for each year of the

student’s life.

    50  
2. There is an illustration or photograph for each time

Line entry.

    50  
3. Creativity is present. This means the use of graphics,

pictures, colors, decoration, etc.

    20  
4. Correct grammar and punctuation are used

throughout the project.

    20  
5. Neatness/Overall look of the project

 

    20  
6. Presentation- The student presents the information

clearly and is confident in their presentation.

*Remember to practice presenting to someone ahead of

time.*

    20  
7.  Type or write 2 questions that can be answered by

looking at your timeline on a separate sheet of paper.

    20  
TOTAL:     200

EACH DAY THE PROJECT IS TURNED IN LATE IS -5 POINTS OFF OF THE FINAL GRADE.

 

Create a Country Project due 10/1

I’m so excited to introduce our 1st project of 3rd grade!  Our first project will be Social Studies project to engage my students in map skills.  The create a Country project is designed to show student knowledge of our first Social Studies Unit.

Project Assigned: September 19, 2012

Project Due: October 1, 2012

*Students will lose 1 point off of the total per day that the project is late.  

Directions: Create a map of your own country.  The country you create can be any size and shape.  Be creative and use a theme!

Students will get a copy of the directions and rubric in class on 9/19, but you can also download the rubric and a sample project.  Projects do not need to be completed on the computer.  They can be hand drawn on construction paper as well.  I am happy to provide the paper if your child needs it.

Download the directions, rubric and sample by clicking here!

Parents: Please remember that this project is for the students.  It is great to help your child, but please be sure that the students do most of the work on their own.  Thank you!