My class loves Project Time! Each week, children have the opportunity to work with various materials in the classroom to express their ideas and learn by doing. 

At the beginning of the year, students experiment with all kinds of materials to create projects of their choice. I ask them to work and play with all the materials so they know how to use and care for all things in the classroom.

Later in the year, children use Project Time to express and deepen their learning about what we are studying in class – such as our animal research projects.

Project time gives kids time to work together, building with blocks.
Project Time gives kids time to work together, building and creating.

 

I give students lots of choices of materials, including craft supplies and things from nature.
I provide students lots of choices of materials, including craft supplies and things from nature.

 

Project time gives time for students to experiment.
Project Time gives time for students to experiment.

 

Students practice construction and crafting skills like cutting, glueing and painting during project time.
Students practice construction and crafting skills like cutting and glueing during Project Time.

 

Project time lets students make their ideas come to life.
Project Time lets students bring their ideas to life.

 

I am always amazed how absorbed my students are during project time.
I am always amazed how absorbed my students are during Project Time.

 

I love seeing the pride on their faces when students complete a project.
I love seeing the pride on my first and second graders' faces when they complete a project.

The creativity and innovation that children express during Project Time is amazing! They have such a high level of engagement when they are working and experimenting. These young students set very high standards for themselves. Project Time truly deepens students’ understanding of themselves and the world around them!