Genius Hour Pack for Elementary

Genius Hour Pack for Elementary
Genius Hour Pack for Elementary
Genius Hour Pack for Elementary
Genius Hour Pack for Elementary
Genius Hour Pack for Elementary
Genius Hour Pack for Elementary
Genius Hour Pack for Elementary
Genius Hour Pack for Elementary
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(6 MB|34 pages)
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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!

For Teachers:

  • 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

Classroom Extras

  • Colorful bulletin board bunting (in color and black & white)
  • Black and White bulletin board bunting

Also Included...

  • 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.

Log in to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
Total Pages
34 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
3 months
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