Are you looking to do Genius Hour in elementary? This packet has all of the teaching materials, students worksheets and parent letters to make sure that your Genius Hour is a positive experience in second, third, or fourth grade.
Genius Hour in the lower grades can be a lot of work if you are unprepared, but this packet makes it simple!
Here is what's included!
- What is Genius Hour?
- Creating a Genius Hour project in lower elementary
- Genius Hour project examples
- Sample Genius Hour daily breakdown
- Suggested Timeline (week by week)
- Presentation Day Timeline
- Tip: Sample presentation from the teacher
- Rubric 1 (fully completed)
- Rubric 2 (partially completed)
For Students and Families
- Parent Letter - A completed letter explaining the project to parents and guardians
- The Genius Hour Plan - A step-by-step guide to help students create a plan for this project
- My Genius Hour Questions - A place for students to come up with questions during peer presentations
- Self Evaluation - A self-evaluation for students to complete before giving their presentation
- My Genius Hour Research - Guided research pages with space to cite sources
- Genius Hour Weekly Log - Two options to help students focus their time
- Colorful bulletin board bunting (in color and black & white)
- Black and White bulletin board bunting
- Editable versions of the parent letter, final rubric, and timeline available as .pptx documents. (Please make sure that you have PowerPoint to access and edit this "editable" portions of the packet).
- A GOOGLE DRIVE version of the student pages in this packet. These pages can be uploaded into Google Classroom. (Available only as "Genius Hour")
This product is now available as THREE VERSIONS: Genius Hour (original version), Drive Time, and Passion Projects. Please note, the content of each version is the same but the title and wording within the documents have been changed.