Every once in a while I just want to do something that doesnÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t cost a lot and lets the students create something different and do something other than bookwork. I like having something that is easier to grade and create memories from my class. Being that I have an art degree also helps in this project. As a teacher who was trained in project-based learning this gets me out of that normal classroom mindset.
Generally the students will find me work right next to them as I create a canoe or a bear or arrow points. I will tell you; this project sure makes the room smell nice for days after.