This is an implementation guide for a creative alternative to homework packets - Choice Projects!
Student Choice Projects are valuable, fun, and simple to implement. I assign one Choice Project a month. First, students spend a week writing a detailed proposal, which needs approval by both parents and me. They work on their projects at home when they can, recording their time spent on a daily log. After it is due, they present their projects in front of the class, allowing students to practice and perfect their presentation skills throughout the year. Also, I am able to grade them right then and there on a simple rubric. The whole thing is fun and valuable for everyone and really easy for me!