Classroom committees are a great way to handle final project showcases, play performances, class science fairs, speech days, poetry slams, etc. Students thrive on a chance to show their wonderful work to a wider audience than their teacher, and you will thrive on attending wonderful events organized by your students!
Inside you’ll find a general rundown of classroom committees applicable to most events. If they don’t suit your event entirely, feel free to take the idea and run with it, developing your own set of committees to exactly suit your project finale.
Let students sign up for a committee as your unit begins, so they can begin to brainstorm. Let committees meet occasionally throughout the unit and be sure to let them know they will receive a final grade for their committee work. This will help with initial buy-in, though my experience is they get into the work to try to make their own event awesome. Especially once outside guests have been invited!
I hope you enjoy this addition to your special classroom events as much as I have.
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