Common Core has a large emphasis on informational text and research concepts. In primary grades, it can be challenging to give individual support to students in a research process. This take home assignment can help to reinforce the research concepts with one-on-one assistance from the student's family.
Each family takes home a "poster" and designs and decorates it at home! I made a bulletin board with the finished projects. I also took time to complete the project with those families that did not return it.