Kids are kids. Halloween is coming and kids love it. I have two projects we are doing in my class within the next two weeks. One is an individual project and the other is a group project.
Project #1 Individual Project
week we are learning perimeter, area, surface area, and volume. Simple
concepts, but ones I have found kids mix up. The first step in solving
one of these problems is to know which one to choose. How else would
you know which formula to select? I am going to create categories for
each topic and let the kids dress up for Halloween and try to win that
Here are my categories.
Largest Surface Area
Smallest Surface Area
Overall Most Creative = Student has to enter one of the above categories to be eligible.
Halloween, Wednesday the 31st, we will take pictures of each costume
and calculate the category they choose. I will put the winners on my
website, they love that stuff.
Project #2 Group Project
project I stumbled upon at the end of last year and have been waiting to
try it. There are artists that create "canstruction". Can sculptures of
ever day things and drawings. They are usually used in relation to a
food drive. Just so happens our student council is having a food
drive. I offered to help collect from the other classes if we could
have the food for a week later to let the kids create "canstruction". I
think after we make them we will either connect the shapes to the above topics or have the kids ask their own question and solve it.
I have no delusions of grandeur. I know my kids projects won't look like this, but I do know they will turn out great.
So pick your poison and have some fun with your kids.