It is becoming more and more obvious that not all children are able to effectively demonstrate their knowledge through written reports and essays. They find tests to be difficult and often are unable to correctly answer questions. They write minimally and therefore it is not a clear indicator or evaluation of their understanding.
I have found that by providing at least one project per term, many of my students have been able to share their knowledge through other means. They are thrilled to present to parents and students during our celebration days and they have surprised older students and teachers in the intermediate grades with how much they know. They are proud of their projects and they find that having a variety of choices for presenting allows them to choose something they can be successful with.
The photos on this page show five of the different projects that I have used in the past.
How are you using project-based learning?
I would love to find out what others are doing with projects in their classrooms.
About Me Charlene Sequeira
I am a wife, mother of 4, grandmother of 9, and a retired primary and music teacher. I love working with kids and continue to volunteer at school and teach ukulele.