Family projects are a great way to encourage family togetherness and to strengthen the home-school connection. Many families have told me how much they enjoy these projects. I learn so much about my students and their families through these projects. I have included everything that you need to get started using these in your classroom. I have included a project for each month. There are two projects for April and a project for the 100th Day of School. Here is what is included:
Monthly Family Project Letter: A letter explaining to families that each month their child will complete a family project and present it to the class.
September: Family Scrapbook- Students will make scrapbook pages of their family.
October: Decorate a Pumpkin- Students will decorate a pumpkin. Template is included.
November: Dress a Turkey- Students will decorate a turkey. I give the students a large cutout on butcher paper to decorate.
December: Family Traditions Poster- Students make a poster that shows their family traditions.
January: Decorate a Snowman- Students decorate a snowman. Template is included.
100th Day Project: 100th Day Display- Students make a display of 100 items.
February: Make a Valentine’s Day Mailbox- Students make and decorate a mailbox for their valentines.
March: Leprechaun Trap- Students design and build a trap to try to catch a leprechaun.
April: I have included two projects here for those who do a school egg hunt and one for those who do not. Egg Basket- Students make and decorate an egg basket for the school egg hunt. OR Make a Rainbow- Students make a rainbow using different materials. Template is provided.
May: How-To Project- Students pick an activity and write a how-to book on it.
I did not include a Family Project for June as it is the end of the year and everything is winding down.
I hope you and your students love these projects as much as I do! Enjoy!
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