One Word Project

Grade Levels
6th - 12th
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  • Google Apps™
6 pages
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The one word project can help you set a positive, creative tone for your classroom. It can also help you form stronger connections with your students as you learn more about their hopes and dreams.

Perfect for the opening of term or of a new year, this project invites students to set their intention for the year by selecting one guiding word (like "snazzy," "solid," "hopeful," or "relentless") and showcasing it.

Using the template as a guide, students will go beyond simply writing down the word, also brainstorming how they will put the word into action in their lives and what their lives will look like at the end of a year influenced by their chosen word.

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From the reviews:

  • "Fantastic resource for open house!"
  • "Another one-pager success! Thank you!"
  • "This is a great beginning of the quarter activity. I used this to help set a positive learning environment for my students at the beginning of the year. The writing reflection piece at the end of the quarter helped my students to actively reflect on what they did for that quarter and what they needed to do to improve for the next quarter. "

Here's what's inside:

  • Two examples of one word projects you can show to your students
  • Guiding handout with clear instructions (print and go)
  • Two differently sized templates for students to choose from
  • Check-in sheet so you can revisit the one word intentions partway through the year
  • Bulletin board or wall display header to go with your eventual display

This project makes for a lovely display in your classroom. I hope you'll snap a photo and tag me on Instagram, @nowsparkcreativity, so I can come and see your students' wonderful work.

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Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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