The end of the year in my classroom brings lots of big projects! As my 5th graders get ready to go off to middle school, I want them to be prepared to tackle time management with lengthier, more complex assignments. Students have spent about an hour a day over the last 2 weeks working on a biome web design activity where they research a biome and build a website designed to teach younger students about their biome. This project is huge. Not only are they researching and writing about their learning, they are also adding images, text, and activities to a live website! It can be difficult to know where students are and if they are making progress towards goals. So, to help me monitor how my students are progressing, we use a project board. It’s simple. Students move their clip to show their progression on a project. When I notice a student (or group) is falling behind, I can see it and intervene. Students who are ahead of the game may need a mini-lesson on going deeper, or they may be ready for an extension. This year I used the stiff foam poster board because it sits easily on the marker tray of my white board and I can move it around if needed. Check it out, below!
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–The Pensive Sloth