A Collection of Featured Projects
  The Gingerbread Man Goes Around the World
by Charlotte McGovern
This project is a K-2, learner-centered, thematic unit introducing children to the classic Gingerbread Man theme including stories from around the world. As you read these stories, children will learn about the cultures of different countries.
  Run, Run, As Fast As You Can!!!
by Cynthia Melendez
Gingerbread Retellings - Working collaboratively, students contribute several clips to their Gingerbread Story Movie by writing their own version of the Gingerbread Man and creating illustrations that portray and support their writing.


Edible Gardens
by Maya Rattiner
This project introduces second graders to the idea of growing their own food.  The first step in this project is a brief introduction to Victory Gardens in San Francisco, the next step is an exploration of different fruits and vegetables and how they grow.
The Wonderful World of Art
by Ellen Tognolini
This project will be about abstract art.  We will study what abstract art is, how we can make abstract art, what tools we use to make abstract art, and study some abstract artists and their work.  We will get to see some pictures of artist’s abstract art and then make abstract artwork of our own!
Frog Families
by Renee Rausch
What if you were born a frog?  The second grade students will research frogs and their life cycle using pre-selected internet sites and the book Frogs, by Gail Gibbons. They will keep a journal with diagrams, notes, and digital pictures while watching live tadpoles within the classroom develop into frogs.
 

The 21st Century Kindergarten Classroom

by Michael Tillyer

This project is for all Kindergarten teachers who are looking to incorporate 21st Century skills into their classrooms. Like so much of education, Kindergarten has changed incredibly in the past two decades.  Higher standards, increased social issues and the bombardment of new media for these five year olds has created many new problems and excitements.

 

 

Celebrate Tangrams!

by Roxanne Clement

In this project students listen to Grandfather Tang’s Story, by Ann Tompert, make tangram animals in the school’s Media Center Lab. Then they go online to solve tangram puzzles.

 

International Dot Day 

by Roxanne Clement

Find out how one school is helping to celebrate this unique event by encouraging students to "Make their Mark" and make a difference using the interactive SmartBoard version of Peter Reynolds’ inspiring book, The Dot.