Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Learning Through Projects

Hello, everyone!  It's Andrea from Reading Toward the Stars!

I would so love to post something cool I have been doing in the Reading Center with all of you, but I have been busy with assessments.  And I know you don't want to hear all about that!

So, I am bringing something from home to you today!  

The first week of school my son came home with a project to complete.  Ugh!  He has never had to complete a project before, but as a fifth grader, he has a lot more on him.  He had to create an animal or plant cell 3D model.  Being the Lego lover that he is, he knew exactly what he wanted to do ~  a Lego plant cell.  Here is his model of the plant cell.

As teachers, many of us know the value in projects, but what did he really learn from building the plant cell?


He learned




So, are projects important?  Of course they are!  He was so proud of his plant cell because he did it all on his own {with a tad bit of help finding supplies from me}.  And I am proud of him because he worked so hard on it to make it his own!

Here's to learning through projects!

See you next month!

If you get a chance, stop by my blog starting on Sunday, September 7, for my big birthday bash AND 1,500 follower giveaway!  You don't want to miss it!!

Thank, Erin from I'm Lovin' Lit for the frames used in this post!

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